LOS ANGELES — Ashton Kutcher knows what a tough day is like. Demi Moore announced that she's ending their marriage, and Kutcher earned a slap from his top CBS boss for a controversial Twitter posting.
During a Q-and-A session Thursday at a TV industry meeting, CBS Corp. Chief Leslie Moonves said he's pleased with the ratings for revamped "Two and a Half Men." "This show could last with the current numbers it has for many, many years," he said. He is also pleased with new star Kutcher — "aside from his comments about Penn State," Moonves added.
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Last week, Kutcher condemned the firing of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and then recanted the Twitter posting after it drew a flurry of criticism. The actor said he'd been unaware of the child sex-abuse scandal engulfing the university.Story: Reader: Demi-Ashton age difference irrelevant
On Thursday, the 49-year-old Moore announced she was splitting from Kutcher, 33, the subject of rumors of alleged infidelity. The couple wed in 2005.'South Park' pokes fun at Penn State woes
During the meeting, Moonves also shared a few thoughts about former "Men" star Charlie Sheen and his exit from the show. “It was unfortunate. ... I’m glad that it’s a chapter that’s closed. It just wasn’t fun,” Moonves said. “It’s no good when there’s rancor; it’s no good when you have lawyers involved in a TV show.”
The Associated Press, The Wrap and The Hollywood Reporter contributed to this report.
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