CBS Wants Another Season of ‘Two and a Half Men’ With Angus T. Jones

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While CBS hasn’t officially announced a renewal for Two and a Half Men, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler said they definitely want a Season 11.

She also said none of the castmembers have signed on for another season, including Sheen’s replacement, Ashton Kutcher.

And what about Angus T. Jones? He didn’t do himself any favors by saying on a video-gone-viral that he thought the hit series is “filth” and urged viewers not to watch it.

Well, CBS seems to feel that’s all water under the bridge. “We’d like him to be part of it next year,” Tassler told reporters at Saturday’s Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena.

“I think he would like to come back too, we would like him to… He made his public apology, and we’ve moved on,” she continued. “And we’d like the show back, and we’d like him to come back too.”

Jones, 19, who has been on the show for 10 seasons, issued the apology to Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre, CBS, Warner Bros. Television and the show’s stars shortly after the video leaked in November.

Earlier this week, Sheen, who was fired from the show last year after a public meltdown and feud with Lorre, said that he understands Jones.

“I get it, it’s a weird place and people tend to have a different perspective on life working over there,” Sheen, who has moved on to star on FX’s Anger Management, said at TCA.

“[Jones] is a good kid and maybe he’s just going through a phase, but it’s hard to comment on something if I’m not there . . . I don’t think he’s crazy, I just think he’s a little maybe over-influenced in some other beliefs.”

Since his character joined the military, Jones’ shooting schedule has been reduced. His girlfriend, Stalker Sarah, told Celebuzz that he’d like to free up his schedule to attend college.

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Charlie Sheen Understands Angus T. Jones: ‘I Don’t Think He’s Crazy’

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Charlie Sheen gets it.

About two months after Angus T. Jones released a religious testimonial telling viewers to stop watching Two and a Half Men, the young actor’s former co-star is speaking out on what it’s really like to work on the CBS series.

“I get it, it’s a weird place and people tend to have a different perspective on life working over there,” Sheen told The Hollywood Reporter at the Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif.

“[Jones] is a good kid and maybe he’s just going through a phase, but it’s hard to comment on something if I’m not there . . . I don’t think he’s crazy, I just think he’s a little maybe over-influenced in some other beliefs.”

 

Back in November, Jones, 19, made headlines when he appeared in a YouTube video for Forerunner Chronicles in which he bashed the comedy series, calling it “filth.”

“If you watch Two and a Half Men, please stop watching Two and a Half Men,” he said in the video.

“I’m on Two and a Half Men and I don’t want to be on it . . . people say it’s just entertainment. Do some research on the effects of television and your brain, and I promise you, you’ll have a decision when it comes to television, especially with what you watch on television. It’s bad news.”

Jones, who has been on the show for 10 seasons, later issued an apology to Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre, CBS, Warner Bros. Television and the show’s stars.

“While I cannot address everything that has been said or right every misstatement or understanding, there is one thing I want to make clear . . . without qualification, I am grateful to and have the highest regard and respect for all the wonderful people on Two and a Half Men with whom I have worked over the past 10 years and who have become an extension of my family,” Jones, who plays Jake on the show, said in a statement.

That same week, Sheen, who himself was ejected from the show in 2011 after a public meltdown, spoke out in the wake of Jones’ video, blaming the show’s “curse” and Lorre himself.

“With Angus’s Hale-Bopp-like meltdown, it is radically clear to me that the show is cursed,” the 47-year-old actor said in November.

These days, Sheen stars in FX’s Anger Management, a show that will welcome both Jones and Jon Cryer anytime.

“We’re making an offer right now: Come on over, Angus. He’s a really good kid, I miss him,” Sheen told THR.

“Come one, come all. [Cryer] is welcome anytime; he’s a genius and I miss him. He’s a good man.”

What do you think of Charlie Sheen’s comments regarding his former co-star’s religious video? Weigh in below.

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2012 Year in Review: 10 Most Jaw-Dropping Moments (PHOTOS)

We’re pretty jaded, we consumers of celebrity culture. Lady Gaga? Been there, seen that. Honey Boo Boo? Stranger people have become sudden stars than the zaftig 7-year-old beauty pageant contestant and her self-styled redneck clan. Nicki Minaj feuding with her new co-worker Mariah Carey? Color us unsurprised.

It took a lot more than that to make our jaws drop this year. In order for us to star slack-jawed at our screens or text, “WTF?” to our friends, we needed to see stars acting out of character, people going off the rails, or just general good old-fashioned betrayal.

The things that shocked us this year include the events that even shocked the people involved in them. That someone would cheat on international heartthrob Robert Pattinson with their older movie director? That the very classy Kate Middleton would be embroiled in a topless scandal? Or that Angus T. Austin would go religious on us and start trashing the show that made him a multi-millionaire?

Click through the gallery above for our list of the 10 most jaw-dropping moments of 2012.

Are you still stunned? Are there any astonishing moments we should have included but didn’t. Go ahead and tell us; our delicate sensibilities can handle it.

           

CBS Boss Calls Angus T. Jones ‘Two and a Half Men’ Debacle ‘a Piece of Cake’ Compared to Charlie Sheen

Angus T. Jones definitely found himself in a whirlwind of controversy after a video surfaced in which he called Two and a Half Men “filth” and urged viewers to stop watching.

Since then, Jones issued an apology to his co-workers and Charlie Sheen has remarked that his former co-star “is not the same guy” he knew. After the network stayed mum on the incident, CBS’ top boss is speaking up, Fishbowl LA reports.

“I don’t know what our status is with him,” CBS Corp.’s President and CEO Les Moonves said of Jones at a Wall Street Journal event in New York.

And although his future with the show is up in the air, Moonves said, “He is still collecting his $300,000 a week.”

That’s not to say that things could change for the actor. According to his girlfriend, an internet personality known as Stalker Sarah, Jones intends this season to be his last.

Faced with the possibility that Jones’ comments may hurt the highly rated sitcom, Moonves remarked, “We have other plans, I don’t think it has quite been resolved, but after going through Charlie Sheen, I think this is a piece of cake.”

Sheen’s very public food with Two and a Half Men showrunner Chuck Lorre ended with his termination in March 2011.

Jones has played Jake Harper on the CBS series since 2003. He has won two Young Artist Awards and a TV Land Award for the role.

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Charlie Sheen, Jude Law, George Clooney: Top 10 Celebrity Quotes of the Week (GALLERY)

“In a weird way, it’s kind of a relief to think, ‘Oh, I know I’m not that young sort of pretty thing anymore.’ It’s quite nice talking about what it was like to be the young pretty thing, rather than being it.”

Which seasoned star said he is retiring his title as Hollywood’s hottest?

Was it or Charlie Sheen, Jude Law, or George Clooney?

Find out in Celebuzz’s top quotes of the week.

Which handsome actor said he has outgrown being the pretty young thing?

It was Jude Law!

The 39-year-old English actor has been known as one of Hollywood’s reigning heartthrobs. But now, he is finally ready to throw in the towel.

In an interview with T, The New York Times Style Magazine, the Anna Karenina star verbally dethrones himself — and he seems relieved about it.

Law has received constant recognition for his charmingly good-looks throughout his career, most notably being named PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive in 2004. He was also previously linked to bombshell Sienna Miller, gaining the unofficial title of “most beautiful couple,” before a nanny scandal and inevitable split.

He may be over it, but we’re not sure we’re ready to let him retire.

Do you still consider Jude Law eye candy? Sound off in the comments below.

Find out what else your favorite celebs had to say this week in Celebuzz’s Top 10 Quotes of the Week.

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Angus T. Jones: Five Ways ‘Two and a Half Men’ Could Write the Badmouthing Star Off the Show (VIDEO)

In his now-infamous YouTube video, Angus T. Jones said he didn’t want to be on CBS’ Two and a Half Men anymore because the religiously-minded actor thinks the show is “filth” — and he may yet get his wish.

Though The Hollywood Reporter is citing sources saying Jones plans to finish out his contract and remain with the show to the end of the season, it’s possible producers could fire him for his disparaging behavior, much like they did Charlie Sheen two years ago.

Jones may not miss the show: His girlfriend, the Hollywood hanger-on known as “Stalker Sarah,” told Celebuzz that the 19-year-old had been itching to quit anyway in order to go to college and that the show is expected to end after the current tenth season anyway. But if the producers do decide to fire him early, they’ll face the dilemma of how to write Jones’ Jake Harper off the show.

Here are some possible scenarios.

1. Kill Him. That’s how they got rid of Sheen’s character, so you can’t put it past the Men team to do the same with Jake. It wouldn’t be hard; he is, after all, a recent Army enlistee. Then again, Charlie Harper was an aging reprobate with a history of bad behavior, so there was some karmic appropriateness to his demise. Jake is just a stupid kid. Killing him may be too cruel — or too real — even for this show.

2. Replace Him. Not with another actor (the Bewitched/Roseanne gambit doesn’t really work anymore) but with a similar character. Again, that’s sort of what they did when they replaced Sheen with Ashton Kutcher. Of course, it’s rare for a show to get away with that move twice, though Cheers did it twice, M*A*S*H did it three times, and ER (not a sitcom, of course) did it many times. It’s far from clear that Men fans have such an emotional attachment to any of the characters that they would be outraged to see them replaced.

3. Send Him Away. Jake has shown talent as a chef and a propensity for Jackass-like extreme stunts. Give him a career in either of those fields, and he can always be too busy traveling to appear on the show. Or have him date Rose’s (Melanie Lynskey) niece; maybe she’s a stalker just like her aunt (who hounded Charlie Harper to his death and sank her clutches into Kutcher’s naive Walden this season). And given that Jones is currently dating a teen known as Stalker Sarah, there’d be a shiver of the art-imitates-life meta-ness that the show has always thrived on.

4. End the Show. Not likely, since Men remains the third highest-rated comedy on TV (after The Big Bang Theory and Modern Family). Still, it’s an expensive show to produce (given its three top-earning stars), it’s generally assumed to be past its creative peak (no surprise, after 10 seasons), and it could be more headache than it’s worth.

5. Do nothing. Jake’s hardly on the show now anyway. His interaction with the other characters usually amounts to little more than one scene a week of Jake calling in from the Army base via Skype. (Yep, Jones is literally phoning in his performance.) It wouldn’t be hard for Jake to become just an unheard voice on the other end of the phone, someone often referred to but never seen, like Vera on Cheers, Maris on Frasier, or Stan on Will & Grace. If everyone involved in Men, both in front of and behind the camera, wants to save face, this might be the way to do it.

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Miley Cyrus Could Replace Angus T. Jones on ‘Two and a Half Men,’ Says Production Insider (EXCLUSIVE)

Two and a Half Men may be adding a super-famous woman to its cast.

Sources from the set of the top-rated CBS sitcom tell Celebuzz exclusively that Miley Cyrus is being eyed as a potential replacement for Angus T. Jones after the actor openly called the show “filth” on YouTube.

“There are talks to replace Angus and the perfect person would be Miley Cyrus,” the insider revealed. “The episodes that she appeared on brought in the highest ratings of the season. One possibility is that she could easily be written into the show to go to college.”

Cyrus earned rave reviews for her two-episode gig on the show, in which she played Missi, the daughter of a friend of Walden’s (Ashton Kutcher) who has a brief romance with Jake (Jones).

Those who worked with her on set, including Kutcher, were especially impressed by her work ethic, which will only work in Cyrus’ favor, according to the insider.

“When she was on set she, was pleasant and very enjoyable to work with,” they said. “She won everyone over. Now the whispers are growing louder. People involved in the show want Miley to replace Angus.”

On Monday, a video in which Jones urged fans to stop watching Two and a Half Men, went viral on YouTube, saddling the Emmy-winning comedy with yet another behind-the-scenes controversy.

“I’m on Two and a Half Men, and I don’t want to be on it. Please stop watching it, and filling your head with filth,” he said in a religious testimonial for the website Forerunner Chronicles.

“People say it’s just entertainment,” the 19-year-old, who has since apologized for his remarks, continued. “Do some research on the effects of television and your brain, and I promise you, you’ll have a decision to make when it comes to television, especially with what you watch on the television. It’s bad news.”

The rant was eerily similar to the disparaging comments Charlie Sheen made about the show and its creator, Chuck Lorre, in 2011, which led him to be fired and replaced by Kutcher shortly after.

Now, insiders say that production has been thrown out of whack, leaving Jones’ future with the show in jeopardy.

“Production staff has been scrambling after his recent antics were publicized against the show,” another insider said of Jones, who isn’t scheduled to appear in an episode that tapes this week. “Everyone was nervous and upset not knowing what would happen next.”

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Miley Cyrus Could Replace Angus T. Jones on ‘Two and a Half Men,’ Says Production Insider (EXCLUSIVE & VIDEO)

Two and a Half Men may be adding a super-famous woman to its cast.

Sources from the set of the top-rated CBS sitcom tell Celebuzz exclusively that Miley Cyrus is being eyed as a potential replacement for Angus T. Jones after the actor openly called the show “filth” on YouTube.

“There are talks to replace Angus and the perfect person would be Miley Cyrus,” the insider revealed. “The episodes that she appeared on brought in the highest ratings of the season. One possibility is that she could easily be written into the show to go to college.”

Cyrus earned rave reviews for her two-episode gig on the show, in which she played Missi, the daughter of a friend of Walden’s (Ashton Kutcher) who has a brief romance with Jake (Jones).

Those who worked with her on set, including Kutcher, were especially impressed by her work ethic, which will only work in Cyrus’ favor, according to the insider.

“When she was on set she, was pleasant and very enjoyable to work with,” they said. “She won everyone over. Now the whispers are growing louder. People involved in the show want Miley to replace Angus.”

On Monday, a video in which Jones urged fans to stop watching Two and a Half Men, went viral on YouTube, saddling the Emmy-winning comedy with yet another behind-the-scenes controversy.

“I’m on Two and a Half Men, and I don’t want to be on it. Please stop watching it, and filling your head with filth,” he said in a religious testimonial for the website Forerunner Chronicles.

“People say it’s just entertainment,” the 19-year-old, who has since apologized for his remarks, continued. “Do some research on the effects of television and your brain, and I promise you, you’ll have a decision to make when it comes to television, especially with what you watch on the television. It’s bad news.”

The rant was eerily similar to the disparaging comments Charlie Sheen made about the show and its creator, Chuck Lorre, in 2011, which led him to be fired and replaced by Kutcher shortly after.

Now, insiders say that production has been thrown out of whack, leaving Jones’ future with the show in jeopardy.

“Production staff has been scrambling after his recent antics were publicized against the show,” another insider said of Jones, who isn’t scheduled to appear in an episode that tapes this week. “Everyone was nervous and upset not knowing what would happen next.”

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‘Showbiz Tonight’ Counts Down Top 5 Buzzmakers of the Week: Two and a Half Men, Elmo, Lohan, Simpson, and Berry… Who Was Number One? (VIDEO)

What do Two and a Half Men, Elmo, Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Simpson, and Halle Berry have in common? They all made it into this week’s top 5 Buzzmakers. Find out who Showbiz Tonight‘s AJ Hammer chose as number one, exclusively for Celebuzz.

#5 – Two and A Half Men Star Angus T. Jones Calls His Show ‘Filth’ – 19-year-old Two and a Half Men star, Angus T. Jones, is making waves with a video released by a California church where he calls his sitcom ‘filth’ and says he wants off the show. He later apologized and said he was sorry if his remarks disrespected his sitcom colleagues. But, Two and A Half Men may be soon losing another man.

#4 – More Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Former Voice of Elmo, Kevin Clash – A third accuser has come forward claiming Elmo puppeteer, Kevin Clash, engaged in a ‘sexual relationship’ with him when he was a minor. The first accuser recanted his story, but a second and now third accuser are suing. Clash, who has resigned from Sesame Street, says the cases are without merit and he’s promising a vigorous defense.

#3 – Lady Gaga Calls Lindsay Lohan’s Performance in ‘Liz & Dick’ “Beautiful” – Lindsay Lohan’s performance as Elizabeth Taylor provoked a ton of strong reaction and most of it negative, but pop superstar and Lohan’s friend, Lady Gaga, called her performance “beautiful.”

#2 – Is Jessica Simpson Pregnant Again? – Us Weekly reports that Jessica Simpson is expecting again, just seven months after she gave birth to her first child with fiance Eric Johnson. The rumors come just two weeks after Simpson filmed a commercial for Weight Watchers showing off her slimmer, post-baby body. Simpson’s reps say they won’t be commenting on the speculation, but they didn’t deny it either.

#1 – Halle’s Ex and Fiance Brawl – Halle Berry’s fiance, Olivier Martinez, and her ex-boyfriend, Gabriel Aubry, got into a Thanksgiving Day brawl. Berry and Aubry have been in a long custody battle over their 4-year-old daughter, Nahla. Earlier this week, Aubry released photos showing him battered and bruised from the fight. Initial reports painted Aubry as the aggressor and he was arrested after the fight, but TMZ reports that it’s unlikely anyone will face charges.

Tune in to Showbiz Tonight Mon. – Thurs. at 11pm ET/PT on HLN. And, be sure to check back every week for AJ Hammer’s countdown of the top 5 buzzmakers right here on Celebuzz.

Angus T. Jones’ Girlfriend ‘Stalker Sarah’: YouTube Video Was Only Meant for Actor’s Young Fans (EXCLUSIVE)

A YouTube video in which actor Angus T. Jones openly refers to Two and a Half Men as “filth” was never meant to be seen by a mass audience, according to the actor’s girlfriend, “Stalker Sarah.”

“It wasn’t meant for the whole world. He didn’t mean for it to come across for all people not to watch the show,” she said of the video, which has been viewed over 2 million times since it was posted on Nov. 26.

“He was just talking to the younger fans who are studying the Bible and that they shouldn’t be watching a half hour of dirty jokes if they’re starting they’re walk with God,” she added. “He loves the show, he loves everyone and has a lot of fun. And he has a lot of fun talking to them about the Church and the Bible.”

Since the video went viral, many wondered if Jones — who has since apologized for his actions — would suffer the same fate as his former co-star, Charlie Sheen, who was fired from Men in 2011 over disparaging comments made about series creator Chuck Lorre.

Even if there was a fallout, Sarah insists it wouldn’t have done much damage to the show, as there were already plans to end it after its current 10th season.

“I don’t think anything is changing,” Sarah said. “That was originally the plan, that this was going to be the last season,” she said, adding that Jones had already been informed of this.

“Not just his last season, but for the whole show,” she clarified.

“Originally, he didn’t know if he was even going to be back to Season 10, because he thought about going to college,” she added.

Sarah adds that Jones, 19, whom she refers to as her “best friend,” is “doing fine” and is currently “hanging out with family” as the scandal dies down.

Also featured in the video is Christopher Hudson, a Seventh-day Adventist Pastor and founder of the website The ForeRunner Chronicleswho has become a controversial figure for his outspoken comments against President Obama, gay marriage and other hot-button issues.

Despite the connection, Sarah insists Jones and Hudson’s relationship isn’t much of anything at all.

“Angus met him once, they did a video together in a short amount of time. He doesn’t have anything to do with our church and no one from our church knows who he is,” she said.

“Angus does a lot of research on the internet and comes across a lot of people. He watched his video and the guy wanted to meet him,” she added.

As Celebuzz exclusively reported, Jones began dating Sarah — an Internet sensation known for posing with many A-list celebrities — late last year after the pair met through family.

For more details on their relationship, click here.

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Charlie Sheen Says ‘Two and a Half Men’ Is Cursed, Blames Chuck Lorre for Angus T. Jones’ Rant

In the wake of a religious video posted to YouTube, in which actor Angus T. Jones referred to Two and a Half Men as “filth,” former star Charlie Sheen is now convinced that the top-rated CBS sitcom is “cursed.”

“With Angus’s Hale-Bopp-like meltdown, it is radically clear to me that the show is cursed,” Sheen — who was fired from the show in 2011 after a very public meltdown — told PEOPLE Tuesday in an exclusive statement.

“Obviously, not having been there for some time, the Angus T. Jones that I knew and still love is not the same guy I saw on YouTube yesterday,” Sheen added in an off-the-cuff interview with TMZ.

Sheen quickly turned the attention to series creator Chuck Lorre, with whom he had a very nasty falling out during his 2011 meltdown.

“I dare anyone to spend ten years in the laugh-track that is Chuck Lorre’s hive of oppression and not suffer some form of an emotional tsunami,” Sheen told TMZ.

Jones has since apologized for criticizing Two and a Half Men, a show he has co-starred on since it launched in 2003.

“While I cannot address everything that has been said or right every misstatement or misunderstanding, there is one thing I want to make clear,” the 19-year-old told Deadline Tuesday in a statement.

“Without qualification, I am grateful to and have the highest regard and respect for all of the wonderful people on Two and Half Men with whom I have worked over the past 10 years and who have become an extension of my family.”

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