On April 13, 2009, actor and entrepreneur Ashton Kutcher tweeted a challenge: If he amassed one million followers on Twitter before CNN did, he would “ding dong ditch Ted Turners house.” At that point, no single Twitter account had reached one million followers, and, as ABC News pointed out, Kutcher’s account and the CNN account were two of the three that were closest to hitting that milestone.
A mere few days after this race commenced, there was a winner: As the Guinness World Records site shows, Kutcher was the first Twitter user to hit the one million follower mark. The Dude, Where’s My Car? actor held up his end of the bet: CNN reported on May 14, 2009 that Kutcher “ditched” 800 boxes of Ding Dongs at a restaurant named after Turner.
Here are some of the celebrities who have had issues with Ashton Kutcher on some level.
A former star of a sitcom wasn’t happy about his replacement
When Ashton Kutcher replaced him on Two and a Half Men in 2011, Charlie Sheen seemed into it… at first. Ahead of the Season 9 premiere, Sheen assured TMZ that he was “rooting hard” for the new lineup and believed “Ashton’s gonna kill it” in the role.
But in February of the following year, Sheen told TMZ that he was “tired of pretending the show doesn’t suck” and “tired of pretending Ashton doesn’t suck.” A few days later, he apologized for his comments on his website (via E! News). And then, in 2014, he took to Twitter to call his former co-star Jon Cryer “a GENIUS!!!” and ask about his “lame side-kik” on Two and a Half Men.
He followed up with yet another mea culpa to Kutcher, before adding, “now quit barfing on my old brilliant show.” That same year, Kutcher told Conan O’Brien that he “just kind of stopped listening to things that Charlie Sheen says” and compared Sheen’s comments to that of an adult character from The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show.
A comic said Ashton Kutcher was “rude”
Comic Kathy Griffin is no stranger to sharing her celebrity encounters with the rest of the class, and apparently, her interactions with Ashton Kutcher were memorable for the wrong reasons.
In her 2016 book, Kathy Griffin’s Celebrity Run-Ins: My A-Z Index, she has some less-than-glowing things to say about the Punk’d star, including calling him “a tool.” In 2005, she co-hosted a charity event for uBid.com with Kutcher, and apparently he “did not speak to [her] once.” She writes, “It was bizarre and rude and made me feel as if he thought I was beneath him, someone not worth talking to in the slightest.”
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She goes on to recount running into Kutcher and Demi Moore at a restaurant some years later. “I smiled and waved. Nothin’. If you won’t say hi to me in the Mexican takeout joint, you’re a d-bag,” she recalls. Griffin also mentions a time when she was in the middle of a conversation with Diddy when Kutcher apparently walked “directly in front of [her] and started talking to Diddy as if [she] wasn’t even there.”
Griffin adds that she does not “loathe” Kutcher but believes he is a person who has “made it perfectly clear” that he believes she has “absolutely nothing to offer him during his precious time on earth.” Eesh.
A talk show host claimed Ashton Kutcher wasn’t a good guest
On a 2018 episode of Larry King Now, Sharon Osbourne revealed to Larry King that she “didn’t get on” with Ashton Kutcher when he appeared on The Talk. She told King that she accidentally pulled an Adele Dazeem when Kutcher was a guest back in 2014, and apparently, it led to an icy back-and-forth.
She messed up his name, he apparently “was pissed,” and according to Osbourne, it was all downhill from there. She shared, “He comes on with an attitude, and he goes, ‘What have you done in this industry?’ And I was like, ‘Kid, don’t start with me because I’m going to eat you up and sh** you out.'” Zoinks.
While there apparently was some friction during the interview, Osbourne seemingly tried to make light of the moment after they taped The Talk segment. On Oct. 24, 2014, she tweeted a photo she took with Kutcher on the talk.
Clint Eastwood’s son dropped a huge scoop about Ashton Kutcher
Okay, we fudged the rules of the list for this one. Scott Eastwood is not mad at Ashton Kutcher, but Ashton Kutcher was reportedly not happy with Scott Eastwood for talking about an alleged affair on national television. In 2015, Eastwood went on Watch What Happens Live and claimed that Kutcher hooked up with his then-girlfriend a few years prior.
Host Andy Cohen asked if Eastwood was referring to the Us Weekly report from 2011 regarding a woman Kutcher allegedly cheated on Demi Moore with in San Diego, and Eastwood said that he was indeed in a relationship with that very woman at the time of the alleged dalliance.
He then went on to call the affair the “catalyst” that broke up Moore and Kutcher. Eastwood also assured Cohen that he was not the least bit upset with Kutcher.
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While Eastwood may carry no hard feelings toward Kutcher, Kutcher was reportedly upset with Eastwood for bringing this up on WWHL. The day after the episode aired, Hollywood Life reported a source claimed Kutcher was “livid.”
The source continued, “Ashton himself never confirmed he had an affair, nor did he ever admit that was the reason for his break-up with Demi Moore.”
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