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Ashton Kutcher may have stepped into the starring role on "Two and a Half Men" just last year, but his spot at the top-rated CBS sitcom has made him TV's highest-paid actor, according to Forbes magazine, which released its annual list of the highest-paid performers on TV.
Kutcher replaced Charlie Sheen, the previous star of "Two and a Half Men," who topped Forbes' list last year. The magazine estimates that Kutcher earned $24 million from May 2011 to May 2012.
"House" star Hugh Laurie hung up his stethoscope last year, but he still managed to land at No. 2 on the list with $18 million. He also had a bestselling blues album, "Let Them Talk."
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