NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- Actor Ashton Kutcher, who will soon appear in

CBS's

Two and a Half Men," could receive a visit from

Securities and Exchange Commission

authorities about his time as a guest editor for

Details

magazine.

Kutcher wrote for an online September edition of the magazine called "The Social Issue" in which a number of popular Web tools like

Google

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and

Amazon

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are listed along with

Details'

choice for a "next generation" alternative.

Ashton Kutcher's next date could be with SEC officials.

Those alternatives included

Tinychat

for

Skype

,

Grubwithus

rather than

OpenTable

,

Hipmunk

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in place of

Expedia

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, and

Zaarly

instead of

eBay

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. Kutcher

invested in all these fresh companies.

"If you read Ashton's editors letter, you'll see he succeeded in his mission to get people to talk about and even criticize this social issue," said

Details

Editor in Chief Dan Peres,

The New York Times

reported. "I stand by how we communicated Ashton's involvement with some of the companies included in our coverage and remain extremely proud of the work we did on this project."

Journalists must disclose any ties or investments they have to companies and their stocks, and in 2009 the SEC ruled that bloggers must follow the same scrutiny.

Kutcher, who once starred in

MTV's

"Punk'd," does a question-and-answer with the social issue that declares: "Consider this Ashton's guided tour of the coolest stuff happening online right now."

In his answers to the magazine, the guest editor said he became a "tech nerd" after his company

Katalyst

did a deal with

AOL

(AOL)

to produce short-form Web content, but the advent of Facebook and Twitter made Kutcher realize that he could be popular online without a big media company's help.

TheStreet

forbids its reporters from holding a personal stake in companies.

-- Written by Joe Deaux in New York.

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