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Feds looking into Ashton Kutcher?

Ashton Kutcher's guest stint as editor of Details' online edition may get him in hot water with the feds

Feds looking into Ashton Kutcher?

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Ashton Kutcher's guest stint as editor of Details mag's online edition may get him in hot water with gov watchdog orgs the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), says MSN.com.

See, Ash apparently referenced, recommended and generally championed a bevy of media companies and products in the issue, which was devoted to the social media world.

Trouble is, he didn't bother to mention he is a heavy investor in a good number of the companies. There was a clear conflict of interest here and journalistic integrity was compromised, as the New York Times also notes.

Tirdad Derakhshani Inquirer Sideshow Columnist
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Tirdad Derakhshani was born in Tehran, Iran, and raised in London and rural North Jersey, where he closely studied a theoretical, radical post-Hegelian approach to cow-tipping. He moved to Philadelphia in the mid-‘80s to seek enlightenment, and instead received a B.A. in literature at Penn. While pursuing doctoral studies in modern religious thought and philosophy, he worked at the Inquirer as a news clerk, researcher, editor, and entertainment writer.

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Tirdad Derakhshani Inquirer Sideshow Columnist
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