12:43 PM EDT 08/23/2014
Originally posted 03/19/2014 12:45PM
Angus T. Jones grew up in front of America's eyes, but now the former Two and a Half Men star is finding a way to shine outside of Hollywood – from the pulpit.
"It was making light of topics in our world that are really problems for a lot of people. I was a paid hypocrite because I wasn't okay with it, but I was still doing it," Jones, who after 10 years left his role as Jake on the still-thriving CBS sitcom, says of the series – which, in 2012, he had publicly called "filth".
"I really want to be able to come into the light, because I know that's where genuine healing is," a bearded Jones, told KHOU in Houston, where the 20-year-old is now working with the World Harvest Outreach Church.
He also attends college in Colorado and is a close follower of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Originally posted 12/02/2012 12:25PM
It was a post-Thanksgiving week of delightful highs and solemn lows. From the passing of favorite actors to confusion over the recent Two and a Half Men drama, this week's stories left you experiencing a whirlwind of emotions on PEOPLE.com.
Originally posted 11/28/2012 07:50PM
The Half is back!
Ever since Angus T. Jones bashed Two and a Half Men in a now-viral video, it begged the question: Will the 19-year-old actor return to the hit show?
If he has it his way, he will.
"Angus expects to report to work after the holiday break in January," says a source close to the star. "He intends to honor his contract through the end of the season."
Originally posted 11/28/2012 09:30AM
After the Charlie Sheen tiger blood debacle, it would seem that nothing could shock the cast and crew of Two and a Half Men anymore.
Then came the Angus T. Jones video.
"This came as a surprise to most people. This isn't who he grew up as," a source on the show tells PEOPLE. "He's always been a good kid and he's very well-liked by everyone at the show."
The 19-year-old has blasted the CBS sitcom that pays him a reported $350,000 an episode, saying in a video posted on a religious website: "Please stop watching it. Please stop filling your head with filth."
Originally posted 11/27/2012 08:50PM
It's been a strange couple of days for Angus T. Jones.
One day after a video of the Two and a Half Men actor calling his show "filth" and urging viewers to stop watching went viral, Jones, 19, issued an apology.
"Without qualification, I am grateful to and have the highest regard and respect for all of the wonderful people on Two and a Half Men whom I have worked and over the past ten years who have become an extension of my family," Jones said in a statement Tuesday night.
Originally posted 11/27/2012 06:00PM
After Two and a Half Men star Angus T. Jones called the CBS sitcom "filth" and asked viewers to "please stop watching" in an online video, his former costar Charlie Sheen is speaking out.
"With Angus's Hale-Bopp-like meltdown, it is radically clear to me that the show is cursed," Sheen tells PEOPLE exclusively.
Sheen, 47, who now stars on the FX series Anger Management, was fired from the series in March 2011 following a felony menacing charge as a result of fight with wife Brooke Mueller. The actor later bashed the show's creator Chuck Lorre in a string of interviews.
Originally posted 11/26/2012 03:15PM
Has Angus T. Jones pulled a Charlie Sheen?
The 19-year-old Two and a Half Men star has spoken out against the CBS sitcom in a manner that's sure to ruffle some network feathers.
"If you watch Two and a Half Men, please stop watching Two and a Half Men," Jones says in a video posted on YouTube by TheForerunner777 (watch it below) in which the actor discusses his Christian faith. "I'm on Two and a Half Men and I don't want to be on it. Please stop watching it. Please stop filling your head with filth."
Originally posted 08/30/2012 12:00PM
Angus T. Jones has a tough choice to make this November when he votes in his first presidential election.
Luckily the 18-year-old star of Two and a Half Men, who says he's registered as an independent, has been getting some solid advice from Chelsea Clinton – and, no, she's not pushing one candidate over the other.
"Get an I Voted sticker," Clinton told Jones Wednesday after a National Journal/Microsoft/The Atlantic panel at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. "That's still a really exciting thing for me."
Replied the teen star: "Absolutely! They better give 'em out in L.A."
Originally posted 07/19/2011 05:00PM
No bowling shirt, no problem.
In the first peek at Ashton Kutcher's debut on Two and a Half Men, Charlie Sheen's replacement leaves little to the imagination.
"All will be revealed," the sign held by nearly nude Kutcher, 33, along with equally underdressed cast mates Jon Cryer and Angus Jones, reads.
And for those wondering how Kutcher will fill Sheen shoes, producers say he won't be playing the bowling shirt-sporting, womanizing Charlie Harper.
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