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Kutcher now highest-paid TV star

Two And A Half Men star Ashton Kutcher is the best-paid actor on TV.

The star, 34, knocked Charlie Sheen off the top spot of the Forbes TV earning list, after he replaced the former hellraiser, 47, on the hit US show.

Demi Moore's ex, who is currently dating actress Mila Kunis, earned an estimated 24 million dollars (£15 million) in the 12 months to May, for his role as Charlie Harper.

House star Hugh Laurie is joint second place with Ray Romano from Everybody Loves Raymond, both earning 18 million dollars (£11 million) each.

It's likely to be the last year for British star Hugh in the top league - as House ended its eight-year run in May.

30 Rock star Alec Baldwin and NCIS star Mark Harmon tie in fourth place with 15 million dollars (£9 million) each.

Former hellraiser Charlie, is now in Anger Management after being axed from Two And A Half Men, but he does not earn enough to get into the top 10.

Other people who fell out of the Forbes magazine list include Steve Carell, who earned 15 million dollars from The Office: An American Workplace, last year but has since left the show.

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