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Ashton Kutcher Close to Replace Charlie Sheen in 'Two and a Half Men'

May 13, 2011 (8:46 am) GMT
Sources confirm that the 'No Strings Attached' hunk is putting final touches on a deal to join the sitcom after Kutcher hints it on his Twitter.

is possibly the man who will replace on "". Following report that CBS and Warner Bros. are approaching an actor to join the show after passed on it, the husband of hinted that he might star on the sitcom. "What's the square root of 6.25?" he tweeted on Thursday afternoon, May 12. The answer to his question is 2 1/2.

Later, two sources close to the deal-making confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Kutcher is indeed putting final touches on a deal to take the lead role on "Men". Other sources additionally spilled that creator Chuck Lorre has crafted a storyline to introduce the "" star in a way that satisfies the network and studio. "It's really funny," a source gushed. "People are going to love it."

Words are Kutcher is getting a "huge payday" to join "Men". CBS and WB, however, have not released any comments regarding the news. Following the rumor, Kutcher soon became a trending on Twiter with many tweeting their reactions. Stewie Griffin, the character from FOX's "" wrote, "Ashton Kutcher might replace charlie sheen on Two and a Half Men. From tigerblood to cougarblood," possibly referencing to an age gap between Kutcher and his older wife Moore.

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