Ashton Kutcher and his production partner have settled a $1.4 million (£875,000) lawsuit with officials at the California Department of Motor Vehicles (Dmv) over a scrapped reality show featuring their employees.

The Two and a Half Men actor, who runs Katalyst Media with his pal Jason Goldberg, struck a deal with Dmv bosses to make a fly-on-the-wall Tv series about the everyday issues facing department staff, but executives reportedly pulled out of the deal "abruptly and without justifiable excuse" - even though the project had already been picked up by chiefs at America's TruTv channel, according to papers filed in a Los Angeles court last year (12).

The two parties have since reached an undisclosed agreement to have the case dismissed, reports the Associated Press.