Hugh Laurie is now television’s highest paid actor

Hugh LaurieWith production on Charlie Sheen’s series “Two and a Half Men” indefinitely suspended, word has come out that “House” star Hugh Laurie is now recognized as television’s highest paid actor.

CBS chose to halt production on “Two and Half Men” after a series of outbursts from Sheen and concern over the actor’s personal well being. Reports say Sheen was making $1.25 million per episode, while Laurie earns around $400,000 per episode or $9 million a year for his work on “House”.

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