Charlie Sheen will never get his “Two and a Half Men” gig back. That’s because Ashton Kutcher, the husband of Demi Moore, is his replacement.
Question is, will blacks support Kutcher the way they did Sheen for eight seasons?
Kutcher certainly scored serious points with the urban audiences as the executive producer and star of the longtime MTV smash hit “Punk’d,” where he played practical jokes on many a celebrity, many of them beloved in the urban demographic. He also is known for his reality show “Beauty and the Geek” and first came to prominence as a bumbling, likeable goof on “That ’70s Show.” But a Charlie Sheen he is not.
Then again, who could be? And survive (that’s right; forgot the tiger blood).
The “Two and a Half Men” producers certainly made Sheen’s character mirror his personal life, albeit a few degrees cooler on the show. We didn’t know at the time that Mr. “Winning!” was even more of a whore-mongerer, partier and irrevent in his personal life than on the show, if that’s possible.
Charlie Harper may have drank too much and been a bit too cavalier with women, but Charlie Sheen, 45, was accused of going on a drunken rampage through the Plaza Hotel and physically abusing an adult film star who refused to have sex with him.
But Kutcher, 33, is a likeable and charismatic personality, and not just because he’s married to Demi Moore, 48. Will he play Jon Cryer’s cousin? Will he save the show from a premature demise?
What do you think? –terry shropshire