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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

'Home Improvement' reunion! First photos of Jonathan Taylor Thomas on 'Last Man Standing'

Randy and Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor are together again!

At least, they will be on March 22, when Jonathan Taylor Thomas’s guest spot on Tim Allen’s sitcom Last Man Standing airs. Here’s a first look at the episode, as well as two more shots from JTT’s triumphant return to TV. (He’s been absent from the small screen since a 2005 stint on Veronica Mars.)

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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

'Last Man Standing' series premiere features a seemingly homophobic 'joke': Were you offended?

To me, the series premiere of ABC’s new, Tim Allen-led sitcom Last Man Standing seemed simply annoying, what with its low-brow and overly testosterone-fueled humor. Macho jokes about what it means to be a man? Simply not my cup of tea, I thought. I was going to turn it off a few minutes in, but I kept watching half-heartedly until the show’s lead character Mike — played by Allen — uttered a “joke” somewhere near the end of the first half hour. And that’s when I lost it.

Let me set up the “joke” for you: During a conversation about his grandson’s daycare, Mike Baxter (Allen) laments that his daughter’s choice of schools is “hippie-hippie rainbow.” Fine, sure, it’s a stupid comment, but it gets worse. Mike’s daughter Kristin (Alexandra Krosney) explains to her dad that the teacher at this school “teaches sensitivity and tolerance.” Then comes Allen’s seemingly homophobic bomb: “I just don’t think your kid should go to that school,” his character Mike says, filled with disdain. “You know how that ends up: Boyd dancing on a float.”

I’ll reiterate the offensive part: “You know how that ends up: Boyd dancing on a float,” said with total disgust, as if a boy dancing on a parade float is an unacceptable, bad thing. My response: Huh? How is a boy dancing on a parade float anything but a joyful thing?

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