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Posted at 11:25 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Ashton Kutcher to replace Charlie Sheen on ‘Two and a Half Men’?

Update: Both CBS and Warner Bros. have officially confirmed that Kutcher is the new Sheen. (TV Blog)

Ashton Kutcher may be replacing Charlie Sheen on ‘Two and a Half Men.’
The new addition to the “Two and a Half Men” cast? (Evan Agostini - AP)

The Hollywood Reporter has published a story that says Kutcher — most recently seen starring opposite Oscar-winner Natalie Portman in “No Strings Attached” — is in the process of finalizing a deal to join the cast of the CBS sitcom.

His salary? Reportedly large. The role he will play? Unclear, but a source tells THR that “People are going to love it.” (Well, people who aren’t Charlie Sheen.)

The temptation to make a punk’d joke here is strong, but I will refrain since it’s already been done by other outlets. But clearly the Kutcher news is surprising, especially since Mr. Demi Moore had pretty much left TV in favor of a film career following “That ‘70s Show.”

Is this a smart career move for him? Also, will there inevitably be a Twitter feud of epic proportions between the Tweet-happy Kutcher and Sheen?

Looks like Kutcher is already getting a head start with a teaser about his next gig:

By  |  11:25 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Categories:  Charlie Sheen, Celebrity Tweets

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