Folliowing his debut performance at the VMAs and a dramatic turn on “CSI” last month, Justin Bieber‘s next TV stint may be as the host of an updated version of MTV’s “Punk’d,” according to reports.
Sources tell Deadline.com and Vulture that the 16-year-old pop star is close to signing a deal that would see him hosting the celebrity-focused practical joke show. “Punk’d” waas originally hosted by Ashton Kutcher and went off the air in 2007.
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Kutcher will reportedly stay on as an executive producer on the revived “Punk’d,” along with the show’s co-creator Jason Goldberg. No date has been set for a premiere, but the show would likely return in 2011, according to reports.
If true, the news is just the latest example of Bieber venturing beyond music. The singer is slated to release his first book this month, a doll line this December, and a 3D biopic next February.