There are reports that the producers of “Two And A Half Men” were very close to signing Hugh Grant to replace Charlie Sheen.  He was thought to be perfect:  a movie star with comedy chops and a bad boy reputation.  But just before inking the deal, the admittedly lazy Grant decided that a weekly series would be too much of a grind so he backed out.  

- Hugh doesn’t like “the grind” unless it comes with “a bump”.  

- The producers attributed the idea of hiring Grant to “Divine” inspiration.

- Hugh refused the role, but he did ask for a copy of Charlie Sheen’s “Little Black Book of Hookers”.