Ashton Kutcher, Lea Michele flirt at New Year's Eve premiere

Dec 6, 2011 at 12:24 p.m. ET

Is love in the air for Ashton Kutcher and Lea Michele? The twosome have sent tongues wagging after they appeared very cozy at the Hollywood premiere of New Year's Eve on Monday night. Is there more than an on-screen romance in the works here or were the stars just hamming it up for the cameras? You be the judge.

That Ashton Kutcher doesn't waste any time, does he? While Demi Moore mourns the end of her marriage, her estranged husband is doing no such thing.

A newly-single Ashton and his co-star Lea Michele have set the blogosphere ablaze after they appeared looking very affectionate and cuddly on the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of their new movie, New Year's Eve, on Monday night.

New Year's Eve is a follow-up to Garry Marshall's Valentine's Day. The romantic comedy features an all-star ensemble cast (Michelle Pfeiffer, Zac Efron, Sofia Vergara, Halle Berry, Katherine Heigl and Jessica Biel) and a basic plot that sees the lives of a number of New York City couples and singles intertwine on the last night of the year.

Staring lovingly at 25-year-old Lea, Kutcher couldn't stop gushing about how the Glee actress brings a "passionate aspiration" to her character in the film, which opens in theaters on Friday.

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When the pair wasn't making googly eyes at one another, they were caressing each other tenderly and whispering in hushed tones between giggles, spy-witnesses said.

Did we forget to mention that, like Ashton, Michele is also on the rebound? She and actor beau Theo Stockman called it quits in September after a year-long courtship.

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Ashton's pals believe the alleged philanderer's sudden interest in Lea is all part of his first adventure as a single man: Operation Ditch Demi.

"He totally loved Demi, but the whole time he was with her he always felt like he was in a state of restraint. He loves beautiful women and beautiful women love him, so he always had this feeling of being a kid in a candy store but only having access to one candy jar," one friend revealed.

"Splitting from Demi has been devastating, but now he's starting to accept that it's over and he's trying to focus on the silver lining -- which for him is basically a sex rampage."

How charming.

If you're in the Los Angeles area, people, do beware of a penis on the loose. It may very well be Ashton's.

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