Charlie Sheen sets Twitter ablaze. It's like March all over again!


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During last night’s pushing-the-boundaries-of-taste Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen, comedienne Amy Schumer delivered a low-blow at the man of the hour, as well as his Two and a Half Men replacement Ashton Kutcher: “You’re just like Bruce Willis — you were big in the ’80s and now your old slot’s being filled with Ashton Kutcher,” she joked.

But Schumer wasn’t the only one to hit Kutcher where it hurt on Monday night. Even his beloved Twitterverse seemed to have turned their back on him, when the social networking website lit up with talk of Sheen and his harsh roast. But Sheen got the last laugh: According to, social media monitoring group Visible Technologies found that the Charlie Sheen roast, and talk of all things about the tiger blood-infused warlock, garnered upwards of 400,000 tweets, while Kutcher’s debut on Two and a Half Men earned only around 150,000. (One of which he contributed to, with his post, “Man I wish I had the east coast feed so I could watch it with you all… #2.5.”)

Of course, it’s not all bad news for Kutcher, as only 6.9 percent of tweets about him and the sitcom were negative, while 13.4 percent of roast tweeters spoke ill of the Comedy Central special and its subject. And then there’s the fact that the Sheen-free Men premiere earned a staggering 27.7 million viewers.

Other interesting stats from the study (which used color charts and everything! The gang from How I Met Your Mother would be so psyched!): During the roast, Schumer, who had that aforementioned zinger, cultivated more tweets than any other roasters with 38 percent. (Mike Tyson followed far behind with 16.9 percent of the tweets.) In fact, Schumer’s brash jokes during the roast prompted Sheen himself to tweet, “Shocking!! @amyschumer… You’re beautiful… funny… and incredibly mean!! And I love you!!”

Did you tweet about Sheen’s roast and/or Kutcher’s turn on Two and a Half Men, PopWatchers? What did you have to say about them? #Shareinthecommentssectionbelow.

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  • Templar

    Charlie was buried last night, Harper and Sheen. R.I.P.

    • Casey Anthony

      Seriously, how long is EW going to continue to run stories about Charlie Sheen’s sneezes and farts and such? If he actually MAKES a movie, or JOINS a tv shout or DROPS DEAD—then run a story. Until then, who gives a sh!t?

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  • john gacey

    wow I will never get those five minutes of my life back….

    • Vic

      5 minutes, I lost 29 including commercials!
      I was in a self flagellation mood-the show was lame. But then…I like warts. LOL

      • Chuck

        I could barely understand some of those jokes. What were they even talking about?

    • Mike

      Man, and I thought I was a slow reader! :-)

      • Mike

        Of course I thought John was referring to the article. Vic seems to think otherwise!

  • Vic

    what does the “Men” 27.5 million represent in market shares, a 2?

  • Ed Northwick

    I am getting bored of the overexposed Charlie Sheen. I hope he will let us have a long break from him from now on. He could learn something from his brother, Emilio Estevez.

    • Vic

      So I guess the whole residual check concept is lost on you?

  • James

    No. Who tweets about celebrities? Or at all for that matter? Celebrity worship is so lame.

  • karenbolen

    They may as well cancel the show it will never be the same soory but i thought charlie and jon played good together i want watch the new version SORRY

    • Toni

      KarenBolen – I actually thought the same thing, oh I’m gonna hate it, Kelso from 70’s show will never work… And I laughed so hard !! It’s different without Charlie, but I’m shocked to say, I loved the premiere.

  • carolyn moore

    i missed charlie on 2.5 men, not the same without him, not as funny, checked out the roast, some of it was funny, some was too brutal, not funny.

  • roger

    I watched 2 1/2 Men last night to see for myself….didn’t do it for me….Charlie Harper/Charlie Sheen would be the only reason I’d watch that Show again…hey… it was a real funny and intertaining Show with Charlie and Adam standing nude as shock/crazy value was weak.Adam is more like Jon Cryer than Chalie Sheen.

    • @roger

      Who’s Adam? lol

  • Haywood

    Charlie – You are a Grade A Douche! Keep your f-d up life to yourself you tool!

  • amber

    i was much more interested in #peopletougherthanrayj and #thingstougherthanrayj last night.

  • kelley

    I was very disappointed. Ashton is definately not the right 2 1/2 men guy!! I thought his performance was lame!! he might be cute but not as funny as Charlie in this role

  • pat

    still love Charlie – hope he gets a new gig and gets closer to his kids, and family.

  • jay

    didn’t miss charlie WHO? at all—- it was funny without him—-you buried yourself Sheen the show buried or should i say spilt you like dust in the wind.

    • Charfan

      It was still funny because of Charlie; most of the lines revolved around Charlie Harper. Let see what happens from here when they can’t use jokes about him.

  • Laura Stuart

    Charlie Sheen made that show! It is NOT the same without Sheen. Just NOT feeling it with Ashton. It’s like peanut butter without the jelly! ;-) They could ALWAYS bring Charlie back in the future.

    • morgan

      It is not the same as when Charlie was on….bring him back…Kutcher just doesn’t cut it. I tried watching a couple of times…bored with his junk as the main topic.

  • Norm

    Sorry Kelso… er… Ashton, you suck big time. That was absolutely the worst performance I have ever witnessed. It even brought Cryer down. Bottom line: Charlie made that show, Kutcher sucks.

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