Charlie Sheen to Ashton Kutcher: ‘Two and a Half Men’ will plunge

Laura Donovan Contributor
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Now that “Punk’d” star Ashton Kutcher has taken troubled actor Charlie Sheen’s “Two and a Half Men” role, the Torpedo of Truth entertainer is certain the sitcom will suffer.

In an interview with TMZ, Sheen had kind words for 33-year-old Kutcher, but added that the program will see a drop in ratings.

“Enjoy the show America. Enjoy seeing a 2.0 in the demo every Monday, WB,” Sheen told the online publication.

“Essentially, Charlie is saying the age group that supported him is going to tune out,” TMZ translated Sheen’s TV-talk.

Sheen, who was fired from “Two and a Half Men” in March after making disparaging comments publicly about the program’s creator Chuck Lorre, warned Kutcher, “Enjoy planet Chuck, Ashton. There is no air, laughter, loyalty, or love there.”

None of this deterred Sheen from complimenting “Valentine’s Day” actor Kutcher, the young husband of Demi Moore.

“Kutcher is a sweetheart and a brilliant comedic performer,” Sheen said. “Oh wait, so am I!”

On landing Sheen’s character on “Two and a Half Men,” Kutcher told Us Weekly, “I can’t wait to get to work with this ridiculously talented 2.5 team and I believe we can fill the stage with laughter that will echo in the viewers’ homes. I can’t replace Charlie Sheen but I’m going to work my ass off to entertain the hell out of people.”

Last week, “Entourage” creator Doug Ellin expressed an interest in getting Sheen on board for the popular HBO series, which surprised some considering Sheen’s recent erratic behavior. Earlier this year, Sheen came under fire for, among many other things, going on a radio rant about former boss Lorre.

“There’s something this side of deplorable that a certain Chaim Levine — yeah, that’s [Chuck Lorre’s] real name — mistook this rock star for his own selfish exit strategy, bro,” Sheen said in a February interview with Alex Jones. “I embarrassed him in front of his children and the world by healing at a pace that his unevolved mind cannot process. Last I checked, Chaim, I spent close to the last decade effortlessly and magically converting your tin cans into pure gold. And the gratitude I get is this charlatan chose not to do his job, which is to write. Clearly someone who believes he’s above the law. Well, you’ve been warned, dude, bring it.”