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Ashton Kutcher will be replacing Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men. Kutcher noted it on Twitter last night (above).
CBS, studio Warner Bros. and Kutcher's reps at Creative Artists Agency declined to comment on the situation but a deal is said to be all but signed. The exact dollar figure he will be paid is not known, but a source says Kutcher is getting a "huge payday" to join the hit sitcom.
The deal came together quickly after Hugh Grant passed on the opportunity to join the show. Now sources say "Men" creator Chuck Lorre has crafted a storyline to introduce Kutcher in a way that satisfies the network and studio. "It's really funny," says one source. "People are going to love it."
Illinois county clerks gear up for the legalization of civil unions, which are expected to start taking place in that state on June 1.
In a 19-6 vote, the state Senate in Hawaii has approved the civil unions bill. Next stop: The House of Representatives.
Hope College in Holland, Michigan amends its 16-year-old Statement on Homosexuality. It's really not much of an improvement: "...the board said that the college would continue to not recognize or support on-campus groups aiming to promote a vision of human sexuality contrary to Scriptures, but would invite the entire Hope community to a “renewed encounter” with the biblical witness regarding human sexuality."
NY Times reporter remembers his meeting with LGBT activist David Kato in 2009: "He was a small man with thick glasses and thin wrists. He said police officers had broken his arm and cracked him in the nose after he held Uganda’s first gay rights news conference several years ago. He talked fast, constantly scanning the darkness. He struck me as clearly brave and deeply frightened."
Channing Tatum makes sure to wear layers at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
Just because the world's first $ 1 billion yacht has been designed doesn't mean its likely to get built.
You won't have to wait much longer for Britney Spears' new album. It drops on March 15.
Courtney Love walks into a a Chelsea wind tunnel.
Ashton Kutcher to go back to his modeling roots.
Ugandan woman who fears for her life if she were to return to her home country wins last-minute stay of deportation in Britain: "Her lawyer said she had already boarded the flight when immigration officials were notified of the judge’s ruling and then escorted Ms. Namigadde off the aircraft and returned her to the detention center."
Twin power: American twins win Australian Open doubles title.
Back in 1994, Katie Couric couldn't explain the Internet.
Lesbian couple's home in New Zealand is targeted with fire and hateful graffiti.
Ashton Kutcher's top 10 shirtless movie scenes.
Kutcher's new film, No Strings Attached, opens at number 1 at the box office.
This short history of Soloflex mentioned that "genetically perfect" Scott Madsen has recently been sent to prison.
The Apple app store has officially hit 10 billion downloads.
Ryan Kwanten rocks a bow tie.
The Catholic League's Bill Donohue resorts to name-calling while responding to Christopher Knight's piece in the LA Times about censhorship at the Smithsonian: "I had no idea that the vile video was part of a gay exhibition until after I called it hate speech. In any event, we won and you lost. Get over it. You are sounding like a narcissistic brat."
Tunisia-style protests could next engulf Egypt.
Pope Benedict: marriage is not a right.
The BBC apologizes for joking that Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings survivor is "the unluckiest man in the world."
Photos from Marc Jacobs's spread in drag from last year's Industrie Magazine.
Former Real World cast member Joey Kovar to bare all for Playgirl.
Elton John says he is sick of being a "second-class citizen...We need people to say, 'OK. I'm straight. You're gay. Let's get along. I'm Republican. You're Democratic. Let's work together.'"
Zsa Zsa Gabor goes home after surgery.
Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC) says she plans to bring a concealed weapon to public events.
Stroke rate among those who are HIV-positive is on the rise.
New report: "Former Michigan assistant attorney general Andrew Shirvell was warned about using state resources to launch anti-gay attacks on politicians two months before he began targeting the University of Michigan’s student body president."
John Travolta says that Rickey Gervais' hosting of the Golden Globes was "more like a roast."
As soon as the commericals starting airing for NO STRINGS ATTACHED, the new f***buddy romcom with Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman, people started decrying it as Natalie's own Norbit, a reference to Eddie Murphy's Oscar loss when Dreamgirls faded while his other fatsuited performance was emerging during final balloting. Natalie probably doesn't have to worry. No matter how terrible her new film is, Oscar has never required their actresses to be serious consistent thespians. They mostly require them to be great beauties with the occasional great work in them and in this, Portman excels.
Why is Jim Sturgess (Across The Universe) bathing naked? Is he washing the Julie Taymor off of him after the bloody mess of Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark?
(He sure dodged a bullet there as he was attached a couple of years back.)
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