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NEW YORK – Angus T. Jones’ “Two and a Half Men” drama was nothing compared to the controversy the show faced when Charlie Sheen left, CBS CEO Les Moonves said.
“After going through what we went through with Charlie Sheen, this is a piece of cake,” he said at an industry breakfast hosted by the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post reported.
The exec had a sense of humor when discussing the now infamous YouTube video in which the show’s “half man” calls the series “filth” and urges viewers to stay away.
“We took this boy, who started with us when he was eight years old, and this seems to be what happens with child stars over the course of time,” he said. “He’s now making over $300,000 a week, which is not a bad salary for a 19-year-old kid…By the way, he’s still collecting his $300,000 a week.”
But Moonves admitted he was uncertain of Jones’ future with the sitcom.
“I don’t think it’s quite been resolved,” he said.
Jones’ character has had few appearances on the show this season. It has been rumored that if the show gets picked up for another season, Jones won’t be part of it. Most recently, reports said Miley Cyrus was being considered as a replacement.