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UPDATE: Charlie Sheen reacts to 'Men' hire, Ashton Kutcher responds

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(Kutcher: Beck Starr/Getty Images; Sheen: Getty Images)

UPDATE: After drawing headlines for mocking Ashton Kutcher as the new Two and a Half Men star, Sheen just tweeted a complimentary reversal:

“#Winning Congrats to the cast and crew…CBS & WB..! My best to @aplusk!! [Kutcher’s Twitter handle] The show must go on… You got the right guy! c”

Kutcher quickly tweeted back: “#2.5 @charliesheen Thank man. Always been a fan, always will be! BTW you were “born big”

PREVIOUS: Charlie Sheen has something to say about Ashton Kutcher taking his old job. Would you believe it’s not very gracious?

Sheen told TMZ: “Kutcher is a sweetheart and a brilliant comedic performer … Oh wait, so am I!!”

OK, so that was nice at least. But then he adds:

“Enjoy the show America. Enjoy seeing a 2.0 in the demo every Monday, WB.” Two and a Half Men usually averages more than double that ratings number, so Sheen is suggesting the show will tank.

Charlie then warns: “Enjoy planet Chuck [Lorre], Ashton. There is no air, laughter, loyalty, or love there.”

Perhaps. But there is like $1 million an episode. So there’s that.

Meanwhile, Men co-star Jon Cryer was, as you might expect, very diplomatic.

Read more:
Official: Ashton Kutcher joins ‘Two and a Half Men’
Ashton Kutcher: The one million dollar man?
Hugh Grant was a stammer away from replacing Charlie Sheen on ‘Two and a Half Men’
Charlie Sheen at Radio City Music Hall: He’s not winning anymore. He’s losing, big time

Originally posted May 13 2011 — 10:10 PM EDT

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