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Tuesday
Sep202011

Jon Cryer Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, Discusses Sheen

John Shearer/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Jon Cryer on Monday received the 2,449th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, just hours before his CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men returned to TV with its new star, Ashton Kutcher.

Kutcher, co-star Angus T. Jones, and Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre joined Cryer for the ceremony.

The man that Kutcher replaced on the show, Charlie Sheen, was a topic of conversation at the Walk of Fame.

Lorre made a reference to Sheen's troubles earlier this year when he told Cryer during the ceremony, "Should you fall into the spiral of drug addiction and destroy your life and all those around you, know that we will love you all the more."

Jokes aside, Cryer firmly believes that his show's producers made an honest effort to help Sheen.

He told reporters, "When it came time to make the ultimate decision, which was someplace that nobody wanted to go, [they] did something that in my belief saved my friend Charlie Sheen's life."

Sheen was fired from Two and a Half Men in March following a series of rants against Lorre.

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Tuesday
Aug302011

Jon Cryer Talks 'New' 'Two and a Half Men'

John Shearer/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- With production of the show rolling along with Charlie Sheen's replacement Ashton Kutcher, Two and a Half Men co-star Jon Cryer has given Entertainment Weekly a peek behind the curtain of the new season. Cryer calls the revamped sitcom "a strange combination of the same show and a completely new show," and says Kutcher was a slam-dunk to replace the warlock. "Working with Ashton is a blast." Cryer enthuses. "Audiences have been going nuts for him...He just lights up on show night...he’s game for anything. There’s already -- lines have been crossed already that probably never should have been crossed, as you’ll see in the first episode."

One other difference? Secrecy has become the norm, the actor explains, with watermarked, hand-delivered scripts for the cast, and non-disclosure agreements for studio audiences to sign, lest details from the new season leak, Cryer explains.

Cryer admits that the off-screen death of Sheen's character, Charlie Harper, will kick off the season premiere, but his loss will linger on the show. "It’s not, 'Oh, that character’s gone, let’s forget completely about him.'...We're not taking this into a new universe where the first show didn’t exist." However, don't expect Cryer's Alan and company to shed too many tears about the death of his onscreen brother: "This show has never had an ounce of sentimentality," the actor says. "It's not what we do."

Cryer tells the magazine with ladies man Charlie out of the picture, it's Alan, normally clueless in the female department, who becomes a love guru for Kutcher's character, said to be a billionaire with a broken heart. "Alan becomes sort of a mentor character to Ashton’s character," Cryer says. "And as bad as an idea as that sounds, it’s just as bad on the show -- I’m a terrible mentor. And that’s where a lot of the fun of the show comes from."

The season premiere of Two and a Half Men will debut on CBS on Sept. 19 at 9 p.m. ET. An hour later, The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen will air. Regarding the roast, Cryer says he's not participating, but adds, "I’ll DVR it, out of curiosity."

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Thursday
Aug112011

Jon Cryer Talks Charlie Sheen's Sitcom Death, Praises His Replacement

John Shearer/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- In an interview with Los Angeles TV station KTLA Tuesday, Jon Cryer addressed both some rumors about the season premiere of Two and a Half Men and the events of the past several months since former star Charlie Sheen flamed out and was fired.

"There is no meat explosion," Cryer said of the death of Sheen's character Charlie Harper, using a term coined by a TMZ source to describe the grisly train mishap which supposedly kills Harper. "It's not some entrée that ends disastrously," Cryer jokes, though he doesn't confirm or deny the train accident rumor.  Cryer only says, "I can tell you it's funny."

Cryer also referenced Sheen's notorious exit from the show, saying, "It was an awful thing to be a part of, and I'm glad some measure of peace has...come out of all it." For the record, Sheen once called Cryer a "troll" but quickly apologized, saving his venom during his Internet and other tirades mostly for show co-creator Chuck Lorre.

Regarding new cast member Ashton Kutcher, Cryer seems to be pleased, declaring, "Ashton just did the show on Friday, and he just tore the roof off the joint." Cryer also reveals he has "a connection" to Kutcher through his wife Demi Moore, who's 15 years older than Kutcher. "His wife and I did my first movie together," Cryer joked. "Back when he was seven." For the record, that film was 1984's No Small Affair -- and Kutcher was three months shy of his seventh birthday when it was released.

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Tuesday
Mar082011

Charlie Sheen Slams Former 'Men' Co-Star Jon Cryer

John Shearer/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Move over Chuck Lorre. Charlie Sheen is now slamming his former Two and a Half Men co-star, Jon Cryer, for not reaching out to him.

"You're with me, or you're with the trolls," Sheen told E! News.

Sheen said that Cryer was a "turncoat, a traitor, a troll. Clearly he's a troll," adding that if he gets a call now from Cryer, it will be too late.

"When I'm starring in multimillion-dollar films and he's begging me for a supporting role I'll say, 'You left me out in the cold with all of your guilt and stupidity,'" Sheen said.

A source close to Cryer told E! that Cryer and Sheen have communicated, but Cryer has chosen not to comment publicly.

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