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Ashton Kutcher & Mariska Hargitay are top TV earners

Ashton Kutcher, Mariska Hargitay, Howard Stern and Ellen Degeneres have been crowned the kings and queens of TV in a new magazine rich list.

Father-to-be Kutcher earns $100,000-per-episode more than his Two and a Half Men co-star Jon Cryer to top the TV comedy earners list with $750,000-per-show, while Law & Order: SVU star Hargitay leads The Mentalist's Simon Baker in the drama department, with a $400,000-per-episode salary.


America's Got Talent judge Stern ties with American Idol host Ryan Seacrest as the top earning reality TV star with a $15 million-per-season haul, and DeGeneres remains the queen of daytime television on the annual TV Guide Who Earns What countdown with up to $20 million-a-year for her daily talk show.