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Wednesday
Mar282012

Ashton Kutcher, Justin Bieber Promote "Punk'd" on "Jimmy Kimmel"

Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bieber made a joint appearance on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday night to promote their revival of the MTV series Punk'd.

Bieber made Kutcher feel old by joking he was three or four years old when the original version of Punk'd, starring Kutcher, aired. In truth, Punk'd aired from 2003-2007, concluding when Bieber was in his early teens.

Bieber said he's always been a prankster, so Punk'd was a natural fit for him. He pulls a fast one on Taylor Swift in the premiere episode, pretending that she ruined a wedding staged on a boat by setting off fireworks. He told Jimmy Kimmel, "She's such a sweet girl that I wanted to make her cry."

Kutcher recalled discovering Bieber on Twitter and YouTube, before he became a megastar. He said his producing partner tipped him off that Bieber was eager to re-launch Punk'd, and Kutcher readily agreed.

The new version of Punk'd, premiering March 29, will feature a series of hosts.

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Wednesday
Oct062010

Justin Bieber Tapped to Host Revival of MTV's "Punk'd"

Photo Courtesy - Island Def JamAll those pranks that Justin Bieber and his crew play on the road seem to have led the singer directly to a new job.  Deadline.com reports MTV is finalizing a deal to revive its former series Punk'd, with Bieber as the new host.  Creator and original host Ashton Kutcher will be on board as executive producer.

The original Punk'd lasted four years, leaving the air in 2007.  The new version will likely launch next year, according to Deadline.com.

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