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'Two and a Half Men' star not fired -- yet

Reports: Angus T. Jones tirade thus far overlooked by producers, network

By Corey Levitan Nov 27, 2012 10:27AM

As Charlie Sheen proved last year, getting fired from "Two and a Half Men" is not an easy process. Oh sure, you can make it happen -- but only after weeks of nonsensical vitriol.

Production is proceeding as usual on "Two and a Half Men" following the maelstrom created Monday by star Angus T. Jones. In a YouTube video for a Christian group, the 19-year-old -- who plays Jake Harper, the half a man in the title -- called his show "filth" and "bad news," and begged fans not to watch.


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According to the Los Angeles Times, the CBS sitcom has not altered its schedule or cast in light of the controversy. However, if TMZ is to be believed, Jones is in a "silent standoff" with show creator Chuck Lorre in which neither has played his hand.  (According to Entertainment Weekly, the outburst could render Jones in breach of his contract.)


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A rehearsal is scheduled for Tuesday morning, according to TMZ. However, Jones may not be on set only because his character is not supposed to appear in every episode this season. (At the end of last season, Harper joined the Army.)

"Please stop watching 'Two and a Half Men,'" said Jones -- who reportedly earns $350,000 an episode -- in the video. "I'm on 'Two and a Half Men,' and I don't want to be on it. Please stop watching it and filling your head with filth." Check it out for yourself:

As bites on the feeding hand go, it isn't quite the whopper delivered last year by Sheen. Still, the question is whether the Sheen affair -- which led to the lead actor's replacement by Ashton Kutcher -- has increased or decreased Lorre's tolerance for this sort of stuff.

"Two and Half Men" airs Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. 

Nov 29, 2012 4:00PM
He still wants to honor his contract though.  I'm sure the $350,000 an episode has nothing to do with that. 

If it is such filth (personally, I think the show is pretty tasteless & predictable), why doesn't he just quit? It makes me think that his moral convictions are not quite as strong as he professes them to be.  
Nov 28, 2012 12:33PM

The highest paid kid actor on TV according to Wiki. If in fact he feels this way, then the money he earned doing this "filth" is ill-gotten filthy money ins't it? Kinda like "drug money". You dont smoke it, shoot it, swallow it, but don't mind putting the money in the bank?


I find it very strange and suspicious when suddenly after 10 hate the "filthy" show you are on and love "religion". 19 years old, hold off on that till your say, 25 then get back to me.


SideNote* Any parent of any teen(especially when they hit 18) knows whats goin on here.

1) The whole brain maturation finishes at about 25 theory (therefore all sense at this point goes out the window)

2) The "independant" thing, sometimes followed by irrational, crazy behavior. (joining a rock band, tattoos/piercings, sex, dangerous activities etc.)

3) "I'm Grown, I'm a man"... defiance, disrespect, nasty, rude, mean stranger takes over your kid.

4) Raging testosterone/hormones kick in. Rendering your teen dilusional and insane.

5) Suddenly they inform you your job is done..."I don't need a parent anymore" (LOL, until friday night, when short of cash or laundry needs to be done, or they are hungry)



Nov 28, 2012 12:02PM

Its called "acting", you are an "actor" and very well paid at that on one of the most succesful sitcoms of our time. Whats the problem? No one says you have to be the person you are in the show. No one says you can't have morals and values. It IS your job, not your life style.


You can dislike the a whole lot of things in your life without letting them take away who you are or what you beleive. Do you think every actor portraying murderers, spys, terrorists, rapists, thieves actually condone who they portray? Does every actor actually own, buy, participated in the commercials, ads, events they may speak for?


You are not the first to be "over whelmed" by some "religious" sect...everything in moderation. You seem quite intelligent BUT maybe if you fell so hard for that, you need to look elsewhere inside yourself. Drugs, alcohol, sex and religion...all forms of addiction. Before you lose everything you have worked so hard for...take a step back, seek help please, not with a church.

Nov 28, 2012 10:03AM

Jones was 100% correct when he called the sleazeball maggot network, actors,writers, & producers of Two & 1/2 Men "trash" . Only likeminded sleazeballs watch this trash!


Nov 28, 2012 8:28AM
Are you kidding me?  Do you know how many people are unhappy with their own careers, or disagree with the "morals" of the company they work for or with?  That is providing that they even HAVE a job.  Sorry, but he is making 350,000 per episode, with 8% unemployment, I think he needs to shut up, go to work, do his job,  & collect his check.  Once he has fulfilled his contract, then he can spout his opinions to the world, & go to work somewhere else, making that much money....good luck with that.
Nov 27, 2012 10:42PM

The man is uncomfortable with his role and perhaps this is a way to get fired, hoping they don't renew his contract, or his maybe less than graceful way of say he's not going to renew his contract. We don't know.


 When I stated here I find the show disgusting, I am called a bigot.  What was I suppose to day, I find the show........unpleasant?   

I never watched the show in my life, but if he's truthful about his religious beliefs he should give all he earned from that show to poor unfortunate children. 

Let's see how many dislikes this gets!!!!!!!!
I like how Charlie Sheen said the show is cursed, after all of them making millions, is this guy for real!!!!! Wish I was cursed...............what an idiot!!!
I am happy that you have found the truth .I'm not 7th Day Advent but I keep the sabbath.I pray you keep strong in your faith.
Nov 27, 2012 6:20PM
Oh, wow, Just wow. Like, wow. Religious fundamentalism is SOOOOOOOOOOO like, scary, no matter which end of the  crazy train it comes from. Careful, Angus, your buddy/preacher/handler/crazoid will have you drinking the Kool-Aid someday. Wow.
Nov 27, 2012 6:09PM
why wait, fire him before he sues to get the show cancelled, i "heard" it is what kirk cameron did to destroy "growing pains", called the writers and execs pornographers.
Nov 27, 2012 5:58PM
Just one more weak minded **** sucked into a nutjob religion.
Nov 27, 2012 5:56PM
With regards to Chuck Lorre's success, he himself said "never underestimate the stupidity of the general public." People who watch the show generally aren't ones for critical thought. The kid is telling it like it has, he just had to have a religious conversion to realize it. 
Nov 27, 2012 5:50PM

I can't stand the show with Ashton Kutcher anyway.  Have almost stopped watching it to start with.  Don't need Angus T. to tell me what to watch.  Not because of the content.  I'm a grownup.  Just feel as if the quality of the show has slipped. 


Nov 27, 2012 5:42PM
So how does everyone know what he has spent his money on? Maybe he did give it to church or charity. BUT it is not our business what he spends it on because he earned it. Good for you Angus for standing up what you believe in. This video has nothing to do with his financial status. He is declaring his belief is God and I am happy for him. 
Nov 27, 2012 5:32PM
He has not committed the cardinal sin yet. Think back, with all Charlies nonsense, what was the final straw. When he said something about Lorrie (Levine) being a Jew, THAT will get him fired.
Nov 27, 2012 5:30PM

I liked the show before Sheen left it but it has not been the same.  The writing is terrible, the story lines are weak, and the acting only mediocre.  I like Jon Cryer but Lorre has destroyed his character and made him into a bigger aloof.  Chuck Lorre is the one laughing as he deposits millions in the bank from all his shows.  He has no moral's or concerns about how his trash is effecting younger minds.  50 years ago and even 25 years ago, he would have been fined millions for the material in the sitcoms he creates and writes for.  Maybe Chuck Lorre is the Devil?  Charlie Sheen sure isn't.

It is definitely an Adult show that should have been on Showtime.

Nov 27, 2012 5:27PM
    The problem with this situation is that people assume that A) He's keeping all the money he's earned for himself and B) he has the ability to just "quit".  
    Unfortunately for him, he cannot quit until his contract is over, so before you say he's a "brat" for not quitting the show, do a little research on the media business. As far as the money goes, there's no way to tell what he's doing with his money, why do you people insist on assuming the worst?Though If I personally were to make an educated guess on how much he spends on himself, I would say it's not a ton. The clothes he's wearing are simple and are definitely not designer, so they most likely didn't cost much. But like I previously said, there is no way of actually knowing.  
Nov 27, 2012 5:18PM
Him being a christian has nothing to do with the bad writting on that show. I could care less about that. What I do care about is the never ending porn jokes that seem to make it into every conversation. Like I said it starts and ends with BAD writting and he has a right to say so. 
Nov 27, 2012 5:17PM
I don't agree with all his beliefs but at least he has a spiritual yearning and is not letting himself become jaded by the filth of the media. Two and a Half Men has always been garbage,filth. I personally would not run that TV show in my home. Excuse him if he wants to find God, and actually live a half way decent life. Those who follow the word of God will not tolerate the bad. Let people have their beliefs.
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