Ashton Kutcher has fuelled rumors he is set to announce a deal to replace Charlie Sheen in sitcom Two And A Half Men by posting a cryptic clue on his Twitter.com page.
The Just Married star hit headlines this week (beg09May11) when his name was linked to the popular sitcom, which is currently without a lead actor following Sheen's dismissal earlier this year (11).
Hugh Grant is rumored to have pulled out of talks to replace Sheen and the spotlight has now turned on Kutcher, who stepped up the gossip by posting a math problem on his Twitter page which is answered by the number "2.5".
He writes, "What's the square root of 6.25?"
Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre is said to have already scripted a storyline to introduce Kutcher to the show, with a source telling the Hollywood Reporter, "It's really funny. People are going to love it...." Another insider adds, "Chuck's really happy."
The Wall Street Journal reports Kutcher's TV deal is worth an estimated $1 million per episode. Sheen reportedly made around $2 million per episode in a deal which also included royalty proceeds.
Kutcher previously appeared to deny the reports linking him to the show, by writing on Twitter, "I'm starting to become convinced that people put my name in articles just to improve their SEO (search engine optimisation) or hoping I'll Tweet it."
But that message appeared to have been removed shortly after it was posted.