'Two and a Half Men': Ashton Kutcher angles for bigger pay day on series

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Ashton Kutcher may have problems in his personal life, but one thing's for certain - he's got his professional life under control. This acumen was on full display during the Television Critics Association Winter press tour as he essentially began contract negotiations on stage while sitting next to Chuck Lorre and Lee Aronsohn, his bosses on "Two and a Half Men."Kutcher, who took over on the hit comedy after Charlie Sheen was fired in Spring 2011, came at a sizable cost savings to CBS and Warner Bros, the show's producers. Reports estimate that Kutcher makes $800,000 per episode while, in his final season, Sheen was reportedly taking home upwards of $2 million per show. But now that Kutcher's first season is half way over, and the ratings are as good if not better than what Sheen delivered a year ago, it appears it's time to talk numbers.When asked about his future with the series,...


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