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Jon Cryer finds work: 'Two and a Half Men' star is Ellen's receptionist

Jon Cryer gets a new job, without Charlie Sheen Don't count Jon Cryer among the out-of-work employees of "Two and a Half Men" -- the Emmy-winning actor has a new job: Ellen DeGeneres' receptionist.

In a short clip leading up to her Thursday show, DeGeneres walks through her offices only to discover that Cryer is her new receptionist.

"I needed the work," he says, just before answering the phone.

Historically, Cryer has refrained from commenting on costar Charlie Sheen's off-set antics -- but it seems some people were willing to accept that the shutdown of "Men"  by creator Chuck Lorre would finally push him to opine.

So when "Jon Cryer" showed up on Twitter over the weekend, with tweets claiming that he was "shocked" the show was "axed," the fact that the account wasn't verified didn't get in the way of several outlets that quickly reported Cryer had finally weighed in.

Alas, Cryer doesn't have a Twitter account -- and his rep has since debunked the notion that his client spoke out about his costar.

Perhaps taking the receptionist job is one comical way to silently protest Sheen's media blitz? Despite his high-profile boss, manning the phones is definitely is a downgrade from "Men."

"This is a trainwreck," he sighs in the clip. We're guessing he's talking about his tiger-blooded warlock costar, not his new gig. Watch the full clip on Show Tracker.

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Photo: Charlie Sheen, left, and Jon Cryer celebrate backstage at the 2009 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles. Credit: Phil McCarten / Reuters

 
Comments () | Archives (4)

I watch "Two and a half men" and i like it. I´m so sad about its end.But in Argentina we are watching the last episodes even. I'll miss them!!!

We like Charlie Sheen - his performance in Platoon was awesome. But in 2.5 men I think Jon Cryer is the better actor. Cryer has timing and elastic mannerisms. If they can't replace Sheen, no one could stand in for Cryer. He's the best.

You can't tell me that Cryer is hurting from not working the last 4 shows of the season.

I think you've missed the point of the skit Bob.
Cryer and the others actors on the show are great. I hope they keep the show going without sheen, he doesn't add much to the story line anymore anyway; same old same old....


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