Monday, November 26, 2012
Sometimes I miss the good old days of television, when my TV stars were only in the news for bad reasons when they flipped a car (sorry to see Boss go, Kelsey Grammer) or for a group-wide contract holdout, a la Friends or the people on CSI that nobody cared about.
No longer. Now, being on an extremely high-rated and successful show just isn't enough for some stars, particularly those on Two and a Half Men. First it was Charlie Sheen and his "winning" strategy of bashing the show's creator, somehow thinking it wouldn't get him canned from his cushy $2 million-an-episode gig.
Now we have Angus T. Jones, the actor who plays the 'half' man, Jake, the son of Jon Cryer's character and whose character is in the Army on the show and hardly has to make any appearances in order to collect his $350K paychecks. But even with such an easy deal, he's decided to bite the hand that feeds him, or more aptly, take a steaming dump on it, in the below video, which is supposed to be a "testimonial" in support of some religious thing called the Forerunner Chronicles.
Entertainment Web site TVLine cued up the rant to the specific place where Jones refers to the badness of TV and how "deceptive the enemy is."
So, over/under on how soon Jones' "Jake" character gets pushed in front of a train in France, like Sheen's did? Or he could just get devoured by Miley Cyrus' teeth the next time she guest-stars.
Tags: two and a half men , angus t. jones , rants , television character death pools , potential contract disputes , the badness of television , and this is why we need 'Community' back on the air dammit , Video