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Exclusive: ´He´s being
exploited by the church´:
Two and a Half Men star
Angus T Jones´ mother voices
fears after his extraordinary
religious rant

Daily Mail (UK), by Julie Moult & Lizzie Smith

Original Article

Posted By:JoniTx, 11/27/2012 10:16:03 AM

The mother of Two and A Half Men star Angus T Jones has spoken out to say he is being ´exploited´ by his church after he branded his hit show ´filth´ in an extraordinary religious rant. Carey Jones, 42, told MailOnline she was worried for her famous son. ´I´m concerned he´s being exploited by the church,´ she explained, but refused to comment further. The 19-year-old - who makes $350,000 per episode playing Jake - was seen urging fans to ´turn off´ in a new video for the Forerunner Chronicles.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: drive, 11/27/2012 10:22:20 AM     (No. 9035829)

His Mother´s mugshot makes her statement understandable. Wonder how he got into church at all.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/27/2012 10:23:05 AM     (No. 9035831)

Exploited???
He has the intelligence to know filth when he sees it, MOTHER !
That was no RANT, it was an honest statement of fact. What was extraordinary was his willingness to speak the truth.
AND the inability of the mother to see an extraordinary young man to be proud of.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 11/27/2012 10:27:07 AM     (No. 9035840)

He´s 19 years old and is a legal adult. He´s been on the show, what? Ten years? I wonder--at $350,000 per episode--just who is exploiting whom?

As I mentioned the other day, his comments may make it tough come contract re-negotiation. Could someone be worried about losing a meal ticket?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mitzi, 11/27/2012 10:32:24 AM     (No. 9035856)

From my limited personal exposure through some friends when I lived in CA ... Seventh Day Adventists appear to be a perfectly normal Protestant denomination. She sent her son to an Adventist school.

Nothing unusual about them at all.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 11/27/2012 10:41:51 AM     (No. 9035871)

The Seventh Day Adventists are a Christian denomination with some eccentric beliefs and practices (as opposed to the Jehovah´s Witnesses and the Mormons who are psuedo-Christian rather than actually Christian). The most interesting thing about the Seventh Day Adventists is that they started out as a psuedo-Christian cult, but the Spirit of God transformed them into what they are today.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: PChristopher, 11/27/2012 10:49:05 AM     (No. 9035883)

Yeah...she fears a loss of payola for herself, I´m sure.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: arminius, 11/27/2012 10:50:56 AM     (No. 9035887)

What the church does or doesn´t do isn´t the issue. The issue is: look at the show. Is it idiotic filth that degenerates the minds of viewers, or is it not?

Where people are particularly stupid is that it took the child star telling them so for them to realize it.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 11/27/2012 10:52:54 AM     (No. 9035890)

As opposed to being exploited by Hollywood´s perverts?

Sounds like a step up to me...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: skedaddle, 11/27/2012 10:54:44 AM     (No. 9035893)

Hopefully Angus has control of his money and is saving it wisely because I doubt he´ll ever see a penny from when his parents controlled it. Poor guy pulled a short straw on parents - I hope he finds peace and guidance and lives a better life than his family.

P.S. The show is, and always has been, filth.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rubinski, 11/27/2012 11:00:37 AM     (No. 9035907)

Good for you, Angus.

That show IS vile.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 11/27/2012 11:01:44 AM     (No. 9035908)

Should be good for a modest boost in the number of viewers.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: zuker5, 11/27/2012 11:04:46 AM     (No. 9035914)

She´d have preferred he stayed on the Charlie Sheen path? Someone´s been exploiting this kid, that´s for sure.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/27/2012 11:20:52 AM     (No. 9035951)

We knew, didn´t we L.dotters, that the reporters would be dashing out there to FIND somebody to try and discount this young man´s words. Right...always a good one, blame his church!!!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: jackson, 11/27/2012 11:23:08 AM     (No. 9035957)

"Extraordinary religious rant" Yeah! Thanks mom! And your fear? Losing the $350k per episode? It won´t slake your thirst in the everlasting fire. Oh, but that "fire" mentioned by another ranter 2000 years ago is nothing to fear when you have ratings.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Vaquero45, 11/27/2012 11:28:01 AM     (No. 9035967)

Hell hath no fury like a woman who sees her meal ticket drying up and blowing away. Angus´ mom only cares about the income he generates.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Bevan, 11/27/2012 11:28:50 AM     (No. 9035969)

"Oh brudder! There goes my bread and butter!"

Bugs Bunny

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Reply 17 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/27/2012 11:34:36 AM     (No. 9035981)

"Rant" is the tabloid Daily Mail writers´ language.



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Reply 18 - Posted by: kennedylaw, 11/27/2012 11:47:36 AM     (No. 9036004)

Hopefully he has been saving some of the $350K he has been receiving per episode. His prospects as an adult actor are pretty slim, and not because of his religion.

You could spend hours listing all of the successful child actors who became broke adult drug addicts or worse. You can count on one hand all of the successful child actors who became successful adult anythings.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: thelmalou, 11/27/2012 12:00:52 PM     (No. 9036042)

I´ve never seen this show and never intend to, but he says it´s filth, but he has no problem acting in it for $350K/episode? OK, whatever.


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Reply 20 - Posted by: beth, 11/27/2012 12:10:42 PM     (No. 9036063)

Good for him. I guess the secularists would rather he become a drug addict.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Vivi, 11/27/2012 12:17:10 PM     (No. 9036072)

He started on the show as a child. He´s an adult now and it seems a discerning one. I bet there´s a book in there somewhere. I watched a few episodes before I came to the same conclusion he has. And I wondered how much he understood as a boy in some of those episodes.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 11/27/2012 12:17:43 PM     (No. 9036073)

The kid´s more credible in his Christian witness than Hillary.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: MattMusson, 11/27/2012 12:31:23 PM     (No. 9036092)

This kid saw a whole lot more filth going on behind the scenes, when all we saw was what got televised.

It should come as no surprise that he eventually got his fill and rejected it.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Kingbubo, 11/27/2012 12:50:38 PM     (No. 9036142)

He is on that show as a small child, with Charlie Sheen for a long time. The show is not appropriate for children to watch, let alone star on. These are his wishes, let him leave the show and return his millions/donate it to charity

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Reply 25 - Posted by: octrojan, 11/27/2012 1:30:10 PM     (No. 9036221)

Pretty harsh, #20. He´s only now 19? So he took awhile--he wasn´t that aware as a 12 year old? That´s your gripe? I´m guessing he´s under contract. You suggesting he pull a Sheen, violate his contract and get into a bitter legal fight? Or that he honor his commitment like a man, then decide what to do when he´s a free agent again.

He´s biting the hand that feeds him in the name of Christ. I find it hard to mock that.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: dogbreath, 11/27/2012 1:45:09 PM     (No. 9036239)

There are Christians working in Hollywood. That amazes me.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: StephM, 11/27/2012 2:24:10 PM     (No. 9036310)

We may be seeing the Spirit working in an amazing way in his life. He needs our prayers as a new believer.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Penney, 11/27/2012 2:57:58 PM     (No. 9036372)

He is in our prayers.
Courage, young man. Philippians 4:12-13 Christ will BE your strength as He gives you Wisdom.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: bob913, 11/27/2012 3:06:00 PM     (No. 9036383)

That "kid" is worth $20 to $30 million and he is hardly is in the show!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: aindyin, 11/27/2012 4:04:21 PM     (No. 9036468)

He is right the shows pure trash.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: thelmalou, 11/27/2012 4:18:26 PM     (No. 9036482)

RE: #26 - I wasn´t intending to be harsh; I truly don´t understand the paradox. And actors leave shows all the time. He obviously had no choice when he was a child (I don´t guess if he had a stage mother or whatever), but he does now. Contract or no, he could walk.


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Reply 32 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/27/2012 5:14:19 PM     (No. 9036553)

He would not have been able to perform - to enter into a contract - without his parents´ permission. At least one of them undoubtedly signed him up when he was 9 years old (if he is 19 now - with actors you are never sure). In California he has only been an "adult" for one year.

He is obviously reaching his adulthood now, which for him includes seeking and finding a religion that is comfortable for him and living a life that feels right.

How anyone can criticize a child for having performed for years and then seeing the light as he reaches legal adulthood is beyond me. (That fool Shep Smith questioned his veracity because he stayed on the show. That tells us a lot.)

One could make a fair assumption that, based upon the fact that programs of this kind - like movies - are not shot in one continuous filming, he was most often unaware of the other parts of the programs (in which he was not involved or which involved the more prurient behaviors by the adult cast members. Laws are such that I have a hunch he was protected. I believe actors who are minors must have a guardian on the set at all times.

Whether he ever saw the programs when he was a child, we just don´t know.

We have no knowledge of whether he ever told his parents before this that he wanted to not be on this program.

Now he knows. Now he understands. That is enough for me.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 11/27/2012 5:51:22 PM     (No. 9036592)

A minor must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times when performing. They are members of SAG-AFTRA (the union of which Ronald Reagan was president) and a union member must also be on the set to make sure that the parent has access to their child.

Their wages are protected by the Coogan Act. Fifteen percent of their wages belong to the child alone, held in trust. If any of this set-aside is used by their parents, it is considered stealing. (At $350K per performance, Angus was indeed a cash cow for his parents!)

http://www.sagaftra.org/content/coogan-law

Regarding appropriateness of the venue, that is up to the parents.

10. Parents should consider the impact of mature or emotionally difficult dialogue or actions on their child’s well being. Only the parent knows what their child can tolerate and therefore MUST ensure their well-being.

http://www.sagaftra.org/content/safety-tips





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Reply 34 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 11/27/2012 5:52:51 PM     (No. 9036595)

(cont´d)
And the SAG-AFTRA site cautions children that they should only perform if they want to.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: fembot, 11/27/2012 7:56:36 PM     (No. 9036703)

I find it "interesting" that the article ends with a rogues´ gallery of criminal relatives of this young man - a sort of guilt by association. Wonder if this postlude would have been tacked on had Angus "ranted" that he had become, say, a practicing homosexual. Something tells me "not".

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Reply 36 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/28/2012 12:22:58 AM     (No. 9036956)

I have mixed feelings about this. Why say this at this time if he has been going to church for years ? Did he tithe to the church ? His smom and the church will both miss that money.

What Hollyweird will hire him after this ? Let´s hope he has plan B in place. Best of luck to him.



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Reply 37 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 11/28/2012 2:23:29 AM     (No. 9036987)

His mom and dad both seem like pieces of work. They´ve probably been exploiting him for his income for years.

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College basketball can wait. Did you know that March is actually National Nutrition Month? Today, First Lady Michelle Obama urged Americans via her "Let´s Move!" initiative to challenge their family members to eat one new fruit or vegetable per week in March to faithfully observe the occasion. "March is National Nutrition Month and you can celebrate by challenging your family to try a new fruit or vegetable each week," First Lady Michelle Obama said in an e-mail to supporters today. Never mind that there were less than two "each weeks" left in National Nutrition Month when the e-mail challenge was

Black preschoolers more likely
to face suspension

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Associated Press, by Kimberly Hefling & Jesse J. Holland    Original Article
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Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools — even as tiny preschoolers. The racial disparities in American education, from access to high-level classes and experienced teachers to discipline, were highlighted in a report released Friday by the Education Department´s civil rights arm. The suspensions — and disparities — begin at the earliest grades. Black children represent about 18 percent of children in preschool programs in schools, but they make up almost half of the preschoolers who are suspended more than once, the report said. Six percent of the nation´s districts with preschools reported suspending at

Here come the (Obama) girls! Michelle
lands in China for week-long trip with
her daughters and mother... while
President admits he´s lonely at home

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Daily Mail [UK], by Sara Malm, David Martosko    Original Article
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Michelle Obama arrived in China on Thursday for a weeklong visit that will steer clear of politics and instead focusing on education and community. [Snip] On Friday, she is to spend the day with Peng Liyuan, the wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, something which diplomats hope will build bridges between the two countries. ´I think this is a very good opportunity to improve the China-U.S. relations, as the first lady can represent the soft side of diplomacy,´ said Wang Dong, a political scientist at Peking University´s School of International Studies. ´Michelle Obama herself has been accomplished in areas such as

Early signs of spring may not be good
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KUSA-TV 9News [Denver], by Jack Maher    Original Article
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Warm temperatures, colorful wildflowers. What´s not to like, about early signs of spring? Climate scientists at NASA say these early signs could be tied to global warming, and the consequences are troubling. 9NEWS talked to NASA scientist Dr. Compton Tucker at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. He said that on average, the last frost of the year is happening about five days earlier than it did just five decades ago. Tucker said his conclusions are drawn from a fleet of Earth-observing satellites that have been monitoring our planet for more than 40 years. That satellite data combined with

Washington Post Falls for Left-Wing
Fraud, Embarrasses Itself

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Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
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Today’s Washington Post features an article by Steven Mufson and Juliet Eilperin headlined, “The biggest lease holder in Canada’s oil sands isn’t Exxon Mobil or Chevron. It’s the Koch brothers.” The article was based on a newly-issued two-page report by the far-left International Forum on Globalization. The Post reported: You might expect the biggest lease owner in Canada’s oil sands, or tar sands, to be one of the international oil giants, like Exxon Mobil or Royal Dutch Shell. But that isn’t the case. The biggest lease holder in the northern Alberta oil sands is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, the privately-owned


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