Meet Ashton's New 'Friend'
Kutcher may be dating screenwriter Lorene Scafaria
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 29, 2011 10:03 AM CST
On Dec. 26, Ashton Kutcher tweeted, "Roman holiday with homies. @mazzant @LoreneScafaria Have an amazing new year!!!"   (Twitter)
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(Newser) – Is Ashton Kutcher moving on already—and in public? He made no secret of spending Christmas in Italy with screenwriter Lorene Scafaria, tweeting a picture of the two of them along with Kutcher's business partner, Matt Mazzant. But reps insist they're just friends, and the tweet does refer to both Scafaria and Mazzant as Kutcher's "homies." Still, a witness tells Us he spotted Kutcher and Scafaria holding hands and sharing spaghetti on Christmas Eve, and a source says sparks first flew between the pair as far back as February, when Kutcher auditioned for a film Scafaria wrote. "Ashton started seeing her while each was in a relationship," says a source.

The couple also took a snowboarding trip together in Montana earlier this month. Making the whole thing more awkward, People notes that Scafaria "bears a passing resemblance" to Kutcher's ex, Demi Moore. (Check out our gallery: You be the judge.) As for Moore, she spent the holidays with her family in Parrot Cay. "She's doing really well," says a source. "[She's] waiting for all of her stuff to come out in the new year [including] her Lifetime show that she's executive producing."