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Ashton Kutcher "Won the Lottery" With 'Men' Role; Bonds With Jon Cryer & Angus T. Jones

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May 19 2011, Published 5:52 a.m. ET

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Ashton Kutcher couldn't be more excited about his role on Two and a Half Men. After weeks of speculation, CBS confirmed Ashton would be replacing Charlie Sheen on the hit sitcom. The exact role he will play has not yet been revealed, but it certainly looks like the actor is already tight with his co-stars Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones.

The trio hit the red carpet last night at the 2011 CBS Upfronts held at The Tent at Lincoln Center in NYC.

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"I've never probably in my 13 years in show business received more phone calls and e-mails from people congratulating me on this job. You'd almost think I won the lottery or something, which I kind of did," Ashton said, addressing the crowd at the upfronts. "I've got the best job in show business, and I am ecstatic about that."

And of course Men veteran Jon had to throw in a joke.

"I'm incredibly happy they're bringing Ashton to the show, but the question that I have to ask is, 'Did you have to get the tall guy? Really? Is that necessary?'," he quipped. "But I brought myself to a place of incredible excitement about our new beginning, which I refer to as One and Two Half Men."

After promoting Men at the upfronts, the gang hit Carnegie Hall to celebrate their upcoming season, without Charlie.

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"First cast argument 2.5 men (@ Carnegie Hall (Isaac Stern Auditorium / Ronald O. Perelman Stage) w/ 39 others)" Ashton Tweeted along with the humorous pic of the threesome showing their excitement by yelling.

Catch the pic below!

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