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Ashton Kutcher leads 'Forbes' list of top-earning TV actors

It looks like CBS is treating its actors pretty well, cha-ching-wise.

Two and a Half Men’s Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer take the No. 1 and No. 2 spots in Forbes’ annual list of highest-paid male TV actors with a respective $26 million and $19 million in annual earnings between June 2013 and June 2014. This will be the third year in a row that Kutcher, whose tech cred recently landed him a gig as a product engineer with Lenovo, has landed the top spot. Cryer, meanwhile,  is building upon Two and a Half Men’s monies with a huge book advance for an upcoming memoir that one hopes will be gossipy enough to warrant such a payout.

CBS continues its turnout of highly paid actors with Mark Harmon, who also ties for second place with $19 million, thanks to the syndication juggernaut that is NCIS and its respective spin-offs. Fresh off his Tony win for Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Neil Patrick Harris made a cool $18 million thanks to the final season of How I Met Your Mother. And even though Grey’s Anatomy is running into season 11, Patrick Dempsey still musters an incredible paycheck at $16 million, with endorsement deals with Porsche and Simmons Beautyrest mattresses. READ FULL STORY

Ashton Kutcher wants Charlie Sheen to shut up -- VIDEO

Apparently we’re not the only ones tired of Charlie Sheen. In an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday night, Ashton Kutcher issued a public plea to Sheen: “Dude, shut the f*** up,” Kutcher said as he looked straight into the camera. “Like, enough already. Like it’s three years later and you’re still blowing me up on Twitter. Come on, dude! Really?”

By “three years later,” he means it’s been about three years since Sheen was fired from Two and a Half Men and replaced by Kutcher. Turns out Kutcher wasn’t kidding about the tweets — Sheen posted this gem Jan. 6:
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'Machete Kills': What would Charlie Sheen do if he were President? -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Charlie Sheen as President? Well, not exactly. First of all, Sheen now goes by the name Carlos Estevez, and he’s not running for President. However, he does play the President in the upcoming Robert Rodriguez film Machete Kills, and we have an exclusive video of Sheen — sorry, Estevez — telling us what he would do if he were the man in charge.

On his list of top priorities are nude Tuesdays, legalizing marijuana, and making Twitter illegal and “punishable by death.” About what you expected?

Watch Estevez explain himself in the video below: READ FULL STORY

Charlie Sheen wants to return to '2.5 Men': 'I am dead, but so's the show' -- VIDEO

The craziest thing about Charlie Sheen’s tiger-blood-soaked, “WINNING!” meltdown — er, “melt-forward”? Now that the crazy is nearly two years in the past, the ex-Two and a Half Men star is actually ashamed of his behavior. (Well, some of it, anyway.) When David Letterman asked last night if Sheen ever feels embarrassed when he thinks back on the spring of 2011, the actor answered the question quickly and matter-of-factly: “Of course. Have you seen some of those interviews? That stuff’s out there forever, man.”

That said, Sheen still seems proud of his very public crackup’s sheer audacity. “I booked a 21 city tour in 33 days with no act!” he crowed at one point during the Letterman interview, sounding equally incredulous and boastful. He also didn’t miss a chance to take a swipe at his old sitcom, even as he revealed that he’d like to return to the show for its last episode: “I am dead,” Sheen said, referring to the convenient subway accident that killed off his character at the beginning of season 9, “but so’s the show.” How’s that for a violent torpedo of truth?

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Ashton Kutcher is highest-paid TV actor, followed by Hugh Laurie and Ray Romano

Ashton Kutcher owes Charlie Sheen big time. Since replacing Sheen on Two and a Half Men, Kutcher has rocketed to the No. 1 spot on Forbes’ list of highest paid TV actors. The business magazine unveiled the list on Wednesday, following the July announcement of TV’s highest paid actresses.

Between May 2011 and May 2012, Ashton Kutcher earned $24 million, Forbes estimates. Last year, Sheen was in the top spot with $40 million, but this year he didn’t even make the list. Kutcher’s earnings are also boosted by his appearances in Nikon camera commercials and his continued investments in Silicon Valley. He got in early on Skype, Spotify and Airbnb.

Kutcher’s Two and a Half Men co-star Jon Cryer also made Forbes’ top 10, moving down from spot No. 4 to No. 7 but earning $2 million more than he did from May 2010 to May 2011.

Others who made the list for a second consecutive year are Ray Romano, Mark Harmon, Patrick Dempsey and Hugh Laurie. Check out the full list below: READ FULL STORY

'Anger Management' gets 90-episode run on FX. What else could you do with 45 hours?

Wednesday’s news that FX’s Charlie Sheen vehicle of destruction Anger Management will produce 90 more episodes over the next two years has prompted us to think short and hard about how else we could piss away FORTY-FIVE HOURS of our one life on this earth. Presenting…

4 or 5 Alternative Uses of 45 Hours

1. Construct, then float along Laziest River
2. Interact with other humans
3. Finally write novel (50 Shades of I Don’t Give a F—)
4. Watch The Expendables 2 26.2 times, instead of running a marathon
5. ANYTHING. Literally anything else! Forty-five hours!!!

What’s your suggestion? Just comment with the first thing you think of. Keep it clean!

Charlie Sheen is tweeting again

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Like a monarch returning to his golden palace after months of wandering in secret through his kingdom, Anger Management star and Estevez sibling Charlie Sheen has returned to Twitter. “It’s on” he exclaims, “My pop guest stars Thursday on Anger Management. Watch my dad show up as my dad 9:30p on FX. Best yet!!”

Sheen then links to an image of himself and father Martin Sheen sharing a laugh and a couple of beers on the set of Anger Management, no doubt playing the age-old Sheen family reunion game, “Who Starred In A Better Vietnam Movie?” (Emilio can’t play, despite his constant assertions that D2: The Mighty Ducks is secretly a Vietnam metaphor.) READ FULL STORY

Snoop Dogg wants in on 'Idol.' Which prospective judges get your vote?

American Idol‘s next season could feature both a dawg and a Dogg — er, Lion. According to the AP, a certain recently renamed rapper would love to join Fox’s biggest reality show: “I’ll do American Idol,” Snoop said in an interview this week.

A healthy infusion of Doggy Fizzle Televizzle could be just what AI needs to shake things up — but before The Doggfather secures his spot, he’ll have to beat out some pretty fierce competition.

Plenty of names have been tossed around in the press as potential Idol additions, including Nick Jonas, Pharrell Williams (reportedly Mariah‘s top choice), and Brad Paisley. READ FULL STORY

Charlie Sheen plays ball with Jimmy Fallon -- VIDEO

Charlie Sheen’s new FX show Anger Management premieres on Thursday, so Sheen stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon yesterday to partake in America’s favorite pastime, complete with a Fallon versus Sheen batting competition.

See how Fallon fares (with some coaching from former player Todd Zeile) in part 1: READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: Matt LeBlanc, Charlie Sheen, and Louis C.K. return for more

I don’t want to alarm you, but 2012 is almost half over. Fireworks are right around the corner, and then school starts up again. Before you know it, the kids will be moving out of the house, and you’re screaming at the neighbor’s kid whose Whiffle ball keeps landing in your yard. All we are is dust in the wind, man. Fortunately, some reliable TV friends are back to hold our hands through the rest of the summer. Matt LeBlanc checks back in, as “Matt LeBlanc” on Episodes. Louis C.K.’s show returns to FX better than ever and Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management debuts the same night, bookending Wilfred to form the first-ever comedy block where no one who watches the first show watches the last and vice versa. And tonight, Aaron Sorkin dives back into television with the ambitious Newsroom, starring Jeff Daniels. So let’s try and enjoy this while we still can.

Sunday, June 24
The Newsroom premiere, HBO 10 p.m.

Aaron Sorkin’s new series about a cable news program has been so heavily anticipated, promoted, and analyzed that one almost feels pressured to have a definitive opinion about the show before it even premieres: Is it The West Wing or Studio 60? Tune in tonight to see whether it’s buzz or hype. You’ll be able to tell which by how the political Right and Left react on Monday morning. READ FULL STORY

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