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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-12 03:12 AM
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'Two and a Half Men' actor apologizes

Nov 27, 10:25 PM EST

'Two and a Half Men' actor apologizes

By DAVID BAUDER
AP Television Writer

NEW YORK (AP) -- Teenage actor Angus T. Jones of the comedy "Two and a Half Men" apologized Tuesday for a series of interviews denouncing his own show, an episode that has rivaled former colleague Charlie Sheen's meltdown as an off-screen oddity.

Speaking to religious media outlets, the 19-year-old Jones has called the CBS comedy "filth" and "very inappropriate" and talked about how his religious awakening has affected his attitude toward life and work.

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In a statement issued late Tuesday, Jones said he had the highest regard for all of the people he has worked with on the comedy, including creator Chuck Lorre and Warner Bros. studio chief Peter Roth.

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Teenage actor Angus T. Jones of the comedy "Two and a Half Men" apologized Tuesday for a series of interviews denouncing his own show, an episode that has rivaled former colleague Charlie Sheen's meltdown as an off-screen oddity.

Speaking to religious media outlets, the 19-year-old Jones has called the CBS comedy "filth" and "very inappropriate" and talked about how his religious awakening has affected his attitude toward life and work.

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"I apologize if my remarks reflect me showing indifference to and disrespect of my colleagues and a lack of appreciation of the extraordinary opportunity of which I have been blessed," said Jones, who reportedly makes $350,000 an episode. "I never intended that."

Jones wasn't at the studio lot for a rehearsal on Tuesday. He's not scheduled to appear on the two episodes that are being filmed before the end of the year, said a person close to the show who spoke on condition of anonymity because Warner Bros. and CBS haven't commented publicly on Jones. His character has recently joined the Army and his airtime has been cut down.


http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_TV_CBS_HALF_M...

This was already rumored to be the show's last season and, if the source is correct, he was not scheduled to be in anymore shows this season anyway.

FYI: If God had protected me from losing my virginity, but let me get hooked on drugs, I'd be cranky with God.



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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-12 08:24 AM
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1. I have never watched Two and a Half Men.
Never, ever. The advertisements for the show have not captured my imagination. It just doesn't strike me as funny. We prefer Seinfeld and MASH reruns even though we know most every word of dialogue.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-12 10:25 AM
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2. I have watched it.
As someone who often has difficulty sleeping, the "On Demand" feature of my cable service gets a lot of use unless PBS is airing something of interest at the same time.\.

I like Lorre, who was involved with Dharma and Greg and my current favorite, Big Bang Theory.

Two and a Half Men was my least favorite of his shows, though, by a lot.

And, I always worried about Angus Jones, being around stuff a nine year old should not have been allowed to watch, much less star in. It seemed unconscionable to me.

Apparently, his parents always sent him to Christian schools, even though they did not attend church, say grace at home or engage in anything religious.

And now his mother is saying she is worried about the church exploiting him. (Duh.)

As he tells his story on the first video (I have not watched the second yet), he says that, from Christian school, he got the Bible stories and Bible verses, but nothing beyond that.

I don't think that is true because he also says that he was discussing possible business ventures with a friend and they were saying how God would be the origin of them. And this was immediately before his "come to God" moment.

What he said, with no regard for the jobs of everyone on that show, tells me he still doesn't get much about religion. But, he is only 19. I'll cut him some slack.

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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-12 04:22 PM
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3. Yeah. When I think back
to how stupid I was at 19 I can relate.
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