His first “Two and a Half Men” episode may not have aired yet, but Ashton Kutcher has already become TV’s highest-paid sitcom star, the New York Post reports.
Kutcher will pull down $700,000 per episode ($15.4 million for the season) as Charlie Sheen’s replacement on the CBS series, playing heartbroken internet billionaire Walden Schmidt.
While Kutcher’s take-home pay is more than that of his veteran co-stars Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones, it is a lot less than the $1.2 million per episode Charlie Sheen was earning.
Meanwhile, “Where’s Charlie?” bumper stickers have been popping up all over Los Angeles, mostly on street signs. Suspiciously, the bulk of the stickers have been plastered around Sheen’s neighborhood.
According to reports, Sheen says he appreciates the support — but frowns on the defacement of public property.