Volunteers, rabid Two and a Half Men fans, work the phone bank to ease viewer concerns about the Sheen-to-Kutcher transition.
Los Angeles—Are you among the billions of people who want to learn more about Ashton Kutcher’s role on “Two and a Half Men?” There’s a hotline for that. And, thankfully, up to the season premiere next month, plenty of roadside billboards to get the word out about it.
Two 78 foot-tall billboards towering over the 405 Freeway in Southern California shout out the messages “888-Why-Ashton — Get the Facts” and “Charlie’s Gone — 1.79 Billion Celebrating. Find Out Why.”
This elaborate punking has been in the works so long the show that inspired it is no longer in production.
Hollywood—It turns out Ashton Kutcher isn’t really joining the cast of the CBS hit comedy “Two and a Half Men.” And it looks like Charlie Sheen isn’t really spiraling out of control and destroying his life and career. He was just at the forefront of the most elaborate, longest-executed Punk’d episode ever, with Kutcher as the victim (and to a lesser degree, the American public).
“Nearly half of Hollywood was in on it,” said a source closely involved in the prank and formerly on the production crew of Punk’d, Kutcher’s MTV show where celebrities and friends of Kutcher’s pull practical jokes on each other. Kutcher was the producer of the show its entire run on MTV from 2003 to 2007. Continue reading