Charlie Sheen Mocks Decision to Hire Ashton Kutcher as His Replacement on 'Two and a Half Men'

Published May 13, 2011

| FoxNews.com

See ya, wouldn't wanna be ya!

That was the message Charlie Sheen had for Ashton Kutcher after CBS confirmed the former "70's Show" star would replace Sheen on "Two and a Half Men."

"Kutcher is a sweetheart and a brilliant comedic performer ... Oh wait, so am I!!" he said in a statement to TMZ. "Enjoy the show America. Enjoy seeing a 2.0 in the demo every Monday, WB."  

Sheen was making a reference to the ratings he thinks the show will lose without him on it.

"Enjoy planet Chuck, Ashton. There is no air, laughter, loyalty, or love there," he said, referring to the show's Executive Producer Chuck Lorre, with whom he has been feuding since he was ousted from his job in February.

Ashton Kutcher, who is married to actress Demi Moore and got his start in showbiz on “That 70’s Show,” inked his deal to replace Sheen on Friday. 

Sources told TMZ that Kutcher is getting a “huge payday,” but nowhere near Sheen's haul.

Sheen made a base pay of  $1.25 million an episode, Kutcher will be getting somewhere between $625,000 and $800,000.

Sheen received upwards of $2 million once profit participation was factored in. Kutcher won't be getting a slice of that pie.

The news comes just after Hugh Grant reportedly ended discussions about joining the show, citing creative differences. 

Other Hollywood stars like Rob Lowe, John Stamos and Jeremy Piven were also reportedly considered to assume the lead role.

Sheen was fired from “Men” in March after a series of booze and drug benders and tirades against CBS executives and Chuck Lorre, the show’s creator.

NewsCore contributed to this report.

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