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Celebrities be warned: Justin Bieber wants to punk you

October 5, 2010 |  1:13 pm

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Well, now there's one more thing to worry about when Justin Bieber is around: The 16-year-old pop star might be punking you. And you. And you.

Although his deal is not signed, and MTV is not officially announcing the return of Ashton Kutcher's "Punk''d," with Bieber as its new host, Vulture.com and Deadline.com reported Tuesday, using anonymous sources, that the tween heart throb is taking over as lead prankster. The Times has independently confirmed negotiations are underway.

Kutcher's production company, Katalyst, would still produce the practical-joke-centered series, but the singer would be the one announcing the big reveals. The original version went off the air in 2007.

Neither Kutcher nor Bieber, two of Twitter's biggest celebrities, has had a tweet to say about it. Maybe that's a punk in and of itself.

— Maria Elena Fernandez

twitter.com/writerchica

Photo: Justin Bieber performs at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles in July. Credit: Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times