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Dude, Where's My Van?

Ashton Kutcher reups with ''That '70s Show.'' He keeps his day job, with a raise to about $200,000 per episode

Ashton Kutcher | KELSO GOOD Kutcher reups with ''That '70s Show''
Image credit: Ashton Kutcher: Fitzroy Barrett/Globe Photos
KELSO GOOD Kutcher reups with ''That '70s Show''

Ashton Kutcher is so busy these days -- producing and starring in a second season of MTV's ''Punk'd,'' landing film roles, serving as arm candy for Demi Moore -- that it's easy to forget he still has a day job, starring as horny dimwit Kelso on ''That '70s Show.'' Despite his burgeoning career, however, he's just committed to stay on the Fox sitcom through the 2004-05 season, according to the Hollywood Reporter. His new deal includes a raise, which the Reporter estimates will boost his salary to between $5 million and $7 million per season, or between $200,000 and $280,000 per episode.

In addition to his TV duties, Kutcher is attached to costar with Bernie Mac in the comedy ''The Dinner Party,'' and he's also in talks to star in the next chiller from ''Signs'' filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan, ''The Woods.''

Originally posted Jul 07, 2003