WASHINGTON, December 6, 2012 - Remember when Charlie Sheen predicted Two and a Half Men would slip into oblivion without him? Apparently Planet Sheen did not get the memo about Ashton Kutcher’s ability to act. Not only has Kutcher helped maintain Two and a Half Men’s popularity, he has just landed the coveted role of Steve Jobs in an upcoming film.
At first glance the role seems as far removed from Kutcher’s knowledge as the Republicans and Democrats agreeing on how to end the fiscal cliff. After all, his character on That 70s Show was not the sharpest tool in the shed by any stretch of the imagination. But looks are especially deceiving in this case.
Kutcher was among the first to embrace the social networking phenomenon and now has over 5 million Twitter followers. He has produced several successful TV shows and is known for his tech-savvy investments, some of which include Skype, Foursquare, Airbnb, Path, and Fab.com. Maybe it is not such a stretch for him to potray Steve Jobs after all.
Kutcher had a brush with the law when he was younger. But since then he has gone on to become one of the most successful people in Hollywood. He is currently the highest paid actor on TV, earning 700,000 per epsode of Two and a Half Men. His current net worth is in excess of $140 million.
It makes you wonder what Charlie Sheen might have accomplished had he not chosen the wild life that Kutcher decided to abandon a long time ago. We still love you Charlie, but the excess you so proudly embrace went out with the ‘90s. Clean yourself up and come back to us.
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ABC: Last Resort: (New) The crew waits for a visit from its families; Marcus must contemplate the unthinkable; the reason for the attack on Pakistan is revealed.
CBS: The Big Bang Theory: (New) Sheldon tries to nurse a sick Amy back to health, while Wolowitz prepares for an upcoming fishing trip with his father-in-law.
FOX: The X Factor: (Live) Eliminations will continue tonight. Find out who stays and who goes home.
NBC: 30 Rock: (New) Jenna is green with wedding envy; Jack’s determined to avoid disappointing his mother. Elaine Stritch, Florence Henderson and Gayle King guest star.
CW: Vampire Diaries: (New) When Stefan confronts Damon with a suspicion about Elena, Damon has no choice but to help Stefan investigate. Searching for answers, Damon and Stefan visit modern day New Orleans to see if they can find anyone who remembers the events of their last visit in 1942, including one of Damon’s former flames, Charlotte (guest star Madeline Zima).
CBS: Two and a Half Men: (New) Alan helps Walden create a new identity in order to find a woman who isn’t just after his money.
NBC: Up All Night: (New) Chris takes up smoking and struggles to quit while Ava brings a Midwestern family on a tour of her daily life.
ABC: Grey’s Anatomy: (New) Meredith asks Heather to help fix Derek’s hand; Cristina sets Stephanie and Leah against each other in a competition; Alex starts to see Jo differently; Shane learns a valuable lesson from April.
CBS: Person of Interest: (New) Finch and Reese’s surveillance skills are pushed to the limit when a New York City cab driver’s number comes up and any one of his passengers could be involved in the impending crime
FOX: Glee: (New) As New Directions regroups after Sectionals, Finn ponders his future with the club. Meanwhile, Rachel prepares for the NYADA Winter Showcase, and Kurt gets his shot at redemption with a second audition.
NBC: The Office: (New) The annual holiday party takes a bizarre traditional twist, courtesy of Dwight.
CW: Beauty and the Beast: (New) JT (Austin Basis) suspects that Catherine (Kristin Kreuk) is the trigger of Vincent’s (Jay Ryan) blackouts, so to disprove this theory, Vincent allows JT to inject him with endorphins and sedatives that force him into a fugue state.
NBC: Parks and Recreation: (New) Ron is nominated for a prestigious woodworking award, while the rest of the gang celebrates their annual “Jerry Dinner.”
ABC: Scandal: (New) A catastrophic event forces Olivia to go back to work at the White House; the first few days of Fitz’s presidency.
CBS: Elementary: (New) Sherlock uses his trademark deductive reasoning skills to find the killer of a college professor, Meanwhile, Watson gets a call from a former lover who needs her help.
NBC: Rock Center With Brian Williams: (New) Apple Exclusive: CEO Tim Cook The Hobbit’s Peter Jackson; Benefits of talking about death.
New episodes of:
Cupcake Wars at 8 p.m. on Food Channel
Wicked Tuna: Hooked Up at 8 p.m. on NGC
The First 48 at 9 p.m. on A&E
The Real Housewives of Miami at 9 p.m. on BRAVO
Four Weddings Holiday Showdown at 9 pm. On TLC
Mysteries at the Museum at 9 p.m. on Travel Channel
Rocket City Rednecks at 9 and 9:30 p.m. on NGC
Panic 9-1-1 on A&E at 10 p.m.
Ghost Town Gold at 10 p.m. on Discovery Channel
Sweet Genius at 10 p.m. on Food Channel
Jersey Shore at 10 p.m. on MTV
American Chainsaw at 10 and 10:30 p.m. on NGC
For movie lovers:
Disney’s A Christmas Carol on ABCFAM
Jurrasic Park on ENC
Doomsday on FMC
Rambo 4 on IFC
Cleaner on REELZ
I Hate Valentine’s Day on SUND
Casablanca on TCM
Contraband at 9 p.m. on HBO
Yours, Mine and Ours at 9 p.m. on AMC
Copland at 9:45 p.m. on IFC
Aliens at 10 p.m. on CINEMAX
Boiling Point at 10 p.m. on REELZ
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