Production Continues on 'Two and a Half Men' After Verbal Attack by Star Angus T. Jones -- But Is the Actor in Breach of His Contract? LA Times, EW
Despite co-star Angus T. Jones' criticism of the show as "filth," production on "Two and a Half Men" is proceeding as usual, reports the Los Angeles Times' Show Tracker.
As we reported Monday, Jones, who plays Jake on the show, went public with unflattering comments about the CBS comedy, calling it "filth" and urging people to stop watching the series.
Jones, 19, is in every episode this season, according to a CBS spokesman.
It's possible that Jones is in breach of contract for his statements, reports Lynette Rice at EW.com's Inside TV.
Rice writes: "Most actors’ deals typically include disparagement clauses that prohibit them from making negative statements about their show in public, but it’s rare for any studio to enforce such a codicil because what can be considered disparagement is so subjective and, as one high-powered source says, 'What moron would stab the show that pays him?'"
The show's studio, Warner Bros. TV, declined to comment on whether Jones' contract includes such a clause. The actor reportedly earns $300,000 per episode.