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Will Angus T. Jones remain on 'Two and a Half Men'?

CBS chief Les Moonves makes first public comments regarding YouTube attack

By Corey Levitan Dec 5, 2012 10:59AM
dailybeast.com

When asked if the non-apology apology offered by "Two and a Half Men" star Angus. T Jones last week sufficed to keep him on the show, CBS chief Les Moonves said: "I don't know what our status is with him."

 

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The cold remark was made at a breakfast Q&A conducted by the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, and reported by Forbes.

Wait. So the head of a network, when making a preplanned appearance before the media, claims not to be on top of the biggest news story involving his network? Does anyone else smell fish? More likely, Moonves is aware of Jones' status yet not prepared to publicly announce what it is. (Jones' character was already shipped off to the Army at the end of last season, so it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to either leave him there or -- as they did to Sheen's character -- kill him off.)

In a YouTube video last week, Jones referred to "Two and a Half Men" as "filth" and urged fans to stop watching.
 

 

Moonves continued, seeming to convey genuine contempt for Jones: “It seems to be what happens with child stars over time. We took this boy, who started with us when he was eight-years old. Now’s he’s making over $300,000 per week, which is not a bad salary for a 19-year-old kid. By the way, he’s still collecting his $300,000 per week.”

Yes, but for how much longer?

"I don't think it's been quite resolved," Moonves said. "But after going through what we went through with Charlie Sheen, it's been a piece of cake."


In other words, being publicly attacked only hurts half as much coming from half a man.

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

5Comments
May 31, 2013 6:39PM
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He's right!!!  At least he has the guts to stand up and say this shows comedy is vulgar. I agree
May 31, 2013 10:22AM
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after 10 seasons and 10 years he is now saying that the show is a filth? that is so paula abdul on american idol... angus needs to sober up and suck it up! ^-^
May 30, 2013 11:31PM
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he'll regret it.hes a no talent kid who is biting off his nose to spite his face.another bonnaduce!

 

May 29, 2013 9:22PM
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Maybe its his way of getting out of a contract.

 

Dec 5, 2012 12:22PM
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Fire the ingrateful zealot.  He makes $350,000 per show and he goes off and insults them?
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