REPORT: HUGH GRANT TURNED DOWN MILLIONS TO REPLACE SHEEN
If Hugh Grant should show up on the Tonight show any time soon, Jay Leno may very put to him the same questions that he did after Grant made an appearance on his show following his lewd conduct arrest in 1995: “What the hell were you thinking?” Only this time the question would be connected to Grant’s reported decision to reject a deal to replace Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men for a reported $600,000 to $1 million per episode. Reports of Grant’s rejection of the deal circulated on Wednesday as CBS moved closer to next Wednesday’s upfront presentation of its fall season to advertisers. Show producer Chuck Lorre reportedly has come up with a way to revamp the show without the erratic Sheen, but Warner Bros. TV and CBS are insisting on a well-known performer to pull it off. Today’s Hollywood Reporter reported that CBS is willing to split the costs of a major actor to take over. Sheen reportedly had been making $1.8 million per episode.