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- 1 Twin
- 2 Age difference with Demi Moore relevant?
- 3 Two birthdays
- 4 Clean-up
- 5 Modeling contest / Josh Duhamel
- 6 This is wrong - where is your source?
- 7 Weakly transitioned paragraph?
- 8 Ashton's cellular phone hacked
- 9 Owens
- 10 Picture
- 11 Age
- 12 Missing "Cheaper by the Dozen" filmography entry
- 13 Cell phone hacked
- 14 Bohemian ancestry?
- 15 Mother's last name
- 16 Kutcher on MySpace
- 17 Larry King Live
- 18 Kutcher's mother
- 19 GA Review
- 20 Ethnicity?
- 21 School?
- 22 GQ/marriage
- 23 Fair use rationale for Image:Michael kelso.jpg
- 24 70s Show
- 25 Killers
- 26 Utah jazz swingman
- 27 Webbed feet
- 28 Blood money
- 29 University of Iowa
- 30 "Best known"
- 31 In Filmography, markup error in first table
- 32 Ashton Kutcher recalls horror of girlfriend's 2001 murder
- 33 Advertisements
- 34 Blood --> plasma
- 35 Edit request from , 17 November 2011
- 36 Edit request on 12 December 2011
- 37 Edit request on 12 December 2011
- 38 Ethnicity
- 39 Merge discussion
- 40 Ashton Kutcher on Twitter
- 41 Mila Kunis
- 42 Other work
- 43 Semi-protected edit request on 23 March 2015
- 44 Edit Request: Shark Tank Appearance
- 45 Edit Request: Popchips Racism Scandal under controversy
"Ashton had a fraternal twin brother, Michael, who was born with cardiomyopathy, a deadly disease that eats away at the heart's muscles. Michael was given about six hours to live, but survived with a transplant. Is Michael still alive? 18.104.22.168 16:08, 16 Dec 2004 (UTC)
- Yes, Michael is still alive. JackO'Lantern 02:07, 23 December 2005 (UTC)
Age difference with Demi Moore relevant?
Is the age difference between him an Demi Moore really relevant: "reports in the media frequently commented on the fifteen-year age difference between the two." ? I noticed that for example the age gap between Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas isn't mentioned on Catherine Zeta-Jones' entry, and it's even 25 years! Maybe it's because it's considered more sensational that the woman is older... Anyways, is it really noteworthy and should it be included in this article? I personally don't believe it should.Uffep (talk) 00:12, 10 May 2008 (UTC)
i agree, especially since every time i think out loud on a discussion page, someone removes my thoughts as not being "encyclopaedic" (if that's even a word). the age difference between two people in a relationship falls into that category also. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Wellcraft11 (talk • contribs) 14:49, 13 December 2008 (UTC)
The age difference between Kutcher and Moore has received a great deal of media attention. It is factual, verified and unusual in a married couple for the wife to be so much older than the husband. Therefore it is notable enough to be stated on both their articles. Likewise, the age difference between Zeta-Jones and Douglas should be on their respective articles due to their age gap attracting a lot of media attention (most of it negative). F W Nietzsche (talk) 21:57, 10 January 2009 (UTC)
This article needs some serious clean-up from someone who has studied both the ways of the Wikipedia, and Ashton Kutchers life. I realize finding an individual with both said qualities will be overwhelmingly difficult; I had to post anyway.
Modeling contest / Josh Duhamel
Duhamel's wiki page says that contest happened in 1997, Kutcher's says it happened in 1998. Anyone know for certain? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 00:52, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
This is wrong - where is your source?
"Kutcher is good friends with his former That '70s Show co-stars Danny Masterson and Wilmer Valderrama, as well as actor Seann William Scott, though has said that he can't even look at former That's 70's show co-star Mila Kunis and so when he is in her company he always looks in the mirror at himself."
Weakly transitioned paragraph?
For some reason an entire paragraph of this article reminds me of factoids pulled from the Random Vin Diesel Fact Generator (reload and ignore personally offensive messages to see what I mean): 
- "At one time Kutcher had a job sweeping floors at a General Mills plant. He once was so poor, he donated blood for money. He was kicked out of the school play because he was caught drinking beer. He got arrested at 18 years old for breaking into his school with a friend and stealing money from a vending machine. Because his probation prohibited him from leaving Iowa, Kutcher majored in biochemical engineering at the University of Iowa in 1997 but dropped out to pursue modeling."
--AEton 21:48, 21 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Ashton's cellular phone hacked
The website www.ashtonhacked.com purports that the sound files maintained there are actual answering machine messages left on Kutcher's machine and stolen through hacking. I have added this to the main article but with clarification that it may not be legitimate. Pacian 21:01, 24 September 2005 (UTC)
- It has been edited to reflect the facts - the entire thing was a prank by Kutcher himself. Pacian 21:12, 30 September 2005 (UTC)
This section needs to be re-thought/re-wrote. The wedding has not even been confirmed, and is still a rumor (as of Sept. 28, 2005). Also, having listened to the alleged voicemails, they are almost assuredly fake. User:dqmillar 00:10, 30 September 2005 (UTC)
The website www.ashtonhacked.com was created by www.zug.com, as a prank on Ashton Kutcher, and when they heard they were getting married, they decided to say that Ashton created it and that the wedding was fake. For more details go to: http://www.zug.com/pranks/ashton/
It doesn't matter if it was fake it needs to be in there. It was pretty dramatic and hurt Ashton's wedding relations with the press. The fact that Ashton got punk'd is enough to get in this article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 04:45, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
Hey, I just adjusted the whole page, but this section really sticks out and it doesn't make sense as is. It's not clear what the apology was for and how it involves Kutcher, and then it mentions Kutcher's punking Owns after the apology? If someone can make sense of it we should put it back, under the "Punk'd" section, but in a more understandable format. "Another occurence, during the show's sixth season, involved football player Terrell Owens, who did not apologize to Kutcher after he read a replica of the apology letter written by Owens (Owens had already apologized to QB Donovan McNabb, Head Coach Andy Reid, and the Philadelphia Eagles). Kutcher later "punk'd" Owens when he staged a bus accident and then set a fake personal injury lawyer on Owens as he was attempting to help elderly people he believed were injured. This episode first aired 13 November 2005". JackO'Lantern 02:03, 23 December 2005 (UTC)
Also, we need a picture for this page. Kutcher is certainly high-profile enough. JackO'Lantern 02:07, 23 December 2005 (UTC)
The Notable Names Database mentions in the last sentence that Kutcher's Los Angeles voter registration card states his year of birth as 1974, though Kutcher "insists" he was born in 1978. Does anyone know something about this? 09:07, 17 January 2006 (UTC)
- I was wondering about that too. Apparently the original source for this was a tabloid, which claimed it had a copy of his Iowa birth certificate (with a 1974 date). I'm not sure if a tabloid is good enough, though. JackO'Lantern 09:11, 17 January 2006 (UTC)
- Now I see that he graduated from high school in 1996, which is consistent with a 1978 birthdate. Gilliamjf 06:10, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
I went to college with him and can vouch for the fact that he was under 21 in 1997, which makes a 1974 birth impossible. There could be an error on the voter registration card. ashton is a great actor,person and comidian I LOVE YOU ASHTON —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 21:23, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
Missing "Cheaper by the Dozen" filmography entry
I noticed that in his filmography list isn't mentioned the movie "Cheaper by the Dozen", is that intended? If so, why? Granted, he's not credited in the movie, but he's definately listed in the IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005110/ and his role in that movie was more than just a 'walk-on' role/character. --Archangel Michael 18:03, 17 January 2006 (UTC)
- Well... Add it then. --Deenoe 23:00, 24 July 2006 (UTC)
Cell phone hacked
Who removed the section about Ashton's cell phone being hacked? I thought that was an excellent addition to the page. --CLICK "Sign your Username"
- It was a prank - see above. --Lexein 16:54, 2 March 2007 (UTC)
Is his dad Bohemian? He has a bohemian name or is he not?
- There were a lot of Czech immigrants to Iowa in the 19th century. It's pretty clear from what I've seen that his Bohemian ancestry is distant. He's really mostly Anglo-Irish, etc. JackO'Lantern 06:34, 1 April 2006 (UTC)
Cedar Rapids has a huge Czech and Slovac population and has for some time, so if his family has lived in the area for awhile, it's difficult not to be Bohemian. I live here and am frequently asked if I'm Czech or Slovac (as if I have to be one or the other)
- He must be Sudeten German [paternal]. My surname is Kutscher [am German].
- Kucer, Kucera are very common western slavic (Poland, Czech Republik, Slovakia) names. In America or the rest of Europe they often changed to Kutcher, Kutchera, Kutscher..... That's all. In fact, he's a typical American with european ancestry. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 16:29, 29 December 2008 (UTC)
- There is 5207 peoples with surname Kutchera in Slovakia (after changes in Czech-Slovak grammar in 1922 "Kučera") - mean Curly Hair. Source: P. Ďurčo, Database of surnames in Slovakia, Paris 1998. Probably his grandfather been cuted last letter off, how Andy Warhol (Andrej Warhola) does it. --Sibenicky (talk) 00:03, 31 December 2009 (UTC)
Mother's last name
Was listed as "Stone" - does anyone have a source for where that came from? Mad Jack 00:06, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
Kutcher on MySpace
According to Ashton-Kutcher.net, Ashton will donate $1 to Habitat For Humanity® International for the first 50,000 people who add him as a friend on Myspace. There are loads of fake profiles for him. PrometheusX303 14:09, 14 September 2006 (UTC)
Larry King Live
On September 28, 2006, Kutcher appeared on the television program "Larry King Live". He stated that his family moved to the Homestead, Iowa, farm when he was 13. He also said that during the eight month period he lived in New York, he flew to Los Angeles and auditioned for his role on That 70's Show his very first day in town. This second statement doesn't seem to agree with the article's assertion that the hit show discovered him at a bar in Iowa City. --Blainster 08:14, 29 September 2006 (UTC)
- Gotcha. It's been corrected. Thanks, Mad Jack 16:10, 29 September 2006 (UTC)
The early life section is incredibly confusing. (A) If Kutcher's parent' were married, is it correct that they didn't have the same last name? (B) Also, while I know that Kutcher's mom's first name is Diane, the name Diane Finnegan only brings up two google sites (both wikipedia) when searched with the name Kutcher. (C) The name Diane Porter comes up like a kazillion times (D) What is Diane's maiden, first married, and second married names? If we could determine this definitively, then the case would be closed.--Esprit15d (talk ¤ contribs) 17:45, 6 October 2006 (UTC)
After reviewing the article according to the Good Article Criteria, I have to decline the article's nomination for GA status at this time for concerns that are listed below. While reviewing, I also looked to for comparison the Eric Bana, Uma Thurman and Julia Stiles articles. I encourage the article's editors to look to those pages as examples and guides for what this article could become.
1. It is well written. - Pass
- There were some minor copy edits that took the liberty of correcting but overall the article seems to pass this criteria with no glaring violation of WP:MOS.
2. It is factually accurate and verifiable. - Needs Improvement
- There was some "citation needed" tags prior to the review that need to be cited.
- Considering the sensitive nature of BLP's, I would also look into citing some of the "dating history" with reliable sources. Some celebrities consider that information private and personal. Having that type of information attached to a strong reliable source would not only put that info in the clear but would also help curb the insertions of "dubious former lovers" into the paragraph.
3. It is broad in its coverage. - Needs Improvement
- Outside of a brief mention of the "dim pretty boys" characterization, there is not really any coverage on Kutcher's acting reputation and how it is perceived by the critics and mainstream viewers alike. What is his acting style like? What do critics say are his strengths and weakness? What do movie studios or viewers think of his box office draw? Are there any director's quotes about working with him?
4. It follows the neutral point of view policy - Needs Improvement
- I would rework the Selected Filmography section to be more comprehensive (looks like you're missing 5-7 projects). The very description "selected" is POV oriented in that it is using some unknown (and presumably un-objective) criteria for inclusion in the list.
5. It is stable - Pass
- The article is a bit of a vandal target but the editors are prompt in maintaining the integrity of the article. Overall the article seems to have progressed gracefully in development.
6. It contains images, where possible, to illustrate the topic. - Needs Improvement
- The article has images but part of the criteria is that the all the images included be properly tagged (Criteria 6a). Image:Welling and kutcher.jpg has a deletion notice due to improper sourcing.
I encourage the editors to consider renominating after the above concerns have been addressed. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Agne 10:33, 8 October 2006 (UTC)
What is his ethnicity?
- On his father's side either German or German-Jewish, because Kutcher [Kutscher] is a German surname. I got this surname and I am German [not Jewish].—Preceding unsigned comment added by User:220.127.116.11 (talk • contribs) on 00:01, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
- He seems rather German than Jewish, but most important is the career, you know...--Mazarin07 (talk) 09:31, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
wow who runs this? there is know such things as Cedar Rapids High school, there is 5 or six high school in cedar rapids. two he went to washington high for a yr. 3 he went to highschool at amanas for 3 yrs.
I was just wondering why one of the last quotes states that people wanted him to fail because of his marriage to Demi. The article states that he said this in 2004, but they were married in 2005. Could anyone get a source for this GQ article? WiiAlbanyGirl 02:33, 5 April 2007 (UTC)
World's "happiliest" married man
I added this, since he coined the new word to reporters ahead of release of his movie: Kutcher is the world’s "happiliest" married man, who was once a champion carouser until he met on 2003 his wife Demi Moore and became a changed man. His new movie "What Happens in Vegas," opened on May 9, 2008. He stated: "I never really thought I would get married; I watched my parents go through a divorce and I thought, 'This is not something anybody should do.' Why put a legal document on top of a really great relationship? I knew she was the person I wanted to spend the rest of my life with; I am the happiliest -- I think I just invented that word -- married guy on the planet."reuters.com, Ashton Kutcher is world's "happiliest" married man --Florentino floro (talk) 06:40, 10 May 2008 (UTC) On november 2011 demi moore announce that she was ending up her six years of marriage to ashton kutcher. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 01:06, 12 December 2011 (UTC)
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Utah jazz swingman
Should we add an entry about his webbed feet and how they can save animal life? I think geese?
- Female First: Ashton Kutcher confessed he's got webbed feet
When blood, or anything, is "donated," there is no payment. Ashton sold his blood for cash. As a blood doner, I know the difference, and I deplore the failure to recognize the distinction. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Blueboy1938 (talk • contribs) 19:19, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
He didn't sell blood. He sold plasma, which is a part of blood. It's pretty common at the University of Iowa for students to do this. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 04:47, 8 August 2010 (UTC)
I don't really care if this information is included on this page or not, but regardless, selling plasma is selling blood. If you really wanted to be pedantic then you could say he sold [blood plasma]. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Plector (talk • contribs) 20:07, 5 July 2011 (UTC)
- It really is called selling plasma. That's the common term.--17:04, 6 January 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk)
University of Iowa
Ashton could not have majored in Biochemical Engineering, as it was not a major offered at that time at the University of Iowa. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Bmcorc (talk • contribs) 23:46, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
I suggest a rewrite of the first paragraph without the "best known" superlative that adds nothing and is not really possible to prove. Take a look at the following:
- Christopher Ashton Kutcher (born February 7, 1978) is an American actor and producer best known for playing Michael Kelso in the television series That ’70s Show...
- Kutcher, best-known for starring as Michael Kelso in That 70s Show as well as creating the hit MTV prank show Punk'd...
- Best Known As: Star of the movie Dude, Where's My Car?
- Born in 1978, Ashton Kutcher is best known for the MTV hidden camera show Punk'd and a number of lightweight comedies.
and so on. Add to that the fact that laugh-track comedies are not always popular in certain countries while movies always are (my original point; here in Asia he's only known as a movie star and shows like That 70s Show are mostly only known by big fans) and there's little reason to try to make the statement that he's "best" known for this role or that. Note that other-language Wikipedias have perfectly fine articles on Kutcher without the superlative. Mithridates (talk) 02:52, 23 November 2008 (UTC)
- i cant help but to find that the following site best proves my point . however in the interest of fairness i give you these to help prove my point that that is what hes best known for..that 70s show...again..im sorry. , , , , ...its all there clear as day. so the first paragraph is fine as written..and feel free to input any of those sites into the little "citation needed" block. --EmperorofBlackPeopleEverywhere (talk) 04:17, 23 November 2008 (UTC)
- All those except one cite That 70s Show as his "breakthrough role", which is what my original edit was about. I wouldn't include modeling along with that. So just out of curiosity, what's the attachment to the superlative? Various sites and opinions each have a "best known" role for Kutcher and there's obviously no agreement; he's no one-hit wonder like a Joe the Plumber for example who is obviously best known for a single event. His best known role here in Korea for example is The Butterfly Effect, and it was just this year that I've noticed That 70s Show subtitled on tv.
- I would go with the following: either change "best known" to something along the lines of "breakthrough role as Michael..." for That 70s Show in the first paragraph, or just include them all without the "best known" superlative. Otherwise we'll be throwing links at each other all day.
look i'm sorry that it hasnt gotten out to where you are, but that does not negate the fat that it is what he was best known for. the fact that you're seeing it at a later date is no reason to remove it. point blank--EmperorofBlackPeopleEverywhere (talk) 04:36, 23 November 2008 (UTC)
- 1) Stop saying you're sorry. 2) Quoting you: "it is what he was best known for. The article says "is" in the first sentence. 3) The edit you just made is no compromise: my point is not that he's also best known for movie x or tv show y, but that he is no longer best known for any single role. I'll leave the page alone though for the time being and see how long this current version stands up. We're obviously going to need some more opinions on this to come to an agreement. Mithridates (talk) 04:52, 23 November 2008 (UTC)
In Filmography, markup error in first table
Ashton Kutcher recalls horror of girlfriend's 2001 murder
- I concur. The murder of a friend/date/lover is an important part of anyone's biography. Doubly so if they were suspected to be the victim of an alleged serial killer, and even more so if Kutcher had been at the murder scene before the crime was reported, noticed the bloodstains, and purportedly assumed they were just spilled red wine. Kutcher would have been a person of interest and would have been questioned by the police regarding the incident. If this is not part of someone's life story, for better or worse, then I don't know what is. Yet the article has nothing about it, even in the personal life section, eschewing it instead for more palatable minutia such as an investment in a restaurant and the sale of a home. Let's try to be complete, shall we? 188.8.131.52 (talk) 18:04, 26 April 2013 (UTC)
Please change "He currently advertises for Nikon cameras." to "Kutcher is currently represents the national campaign for Nikon, which started on March 25, 2008. Lisa Baxt, senior communications manager for Nikon Inc says “Ashton is the perfect choice for this campaign as he embodies both the stylish and fun attributes of Nikon’s COOLPIX Style series cameras." Kutcher has been a huge success advertising the Nikon cameras, as his photogenic face and modeling history made this journey a fun one! Kutcher says, "am thrilled to work with Nikon on this campaign. I think technology today represents so much more than just function – it represents personal style and sophistication. I’m enjoying the opportunity to work with such a well respected brand and a group of highly creative individuals on a campaign that showcases the style, design and simplicity of the new COOLPIX cameras.”  (RihamBal (talk) 18:07, 4 February 2011 (UTC))
Blood --> plasma
He donated plasma in college to help pay for tuition, as the sourced interview says. All you get for donating blood is a cookie ...
Edit request from , 17 November 2011
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Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher have announced their decision to divorce.
Edit request on 12 December 2011
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- The spouse item on the infobox has "divorce filed". When the divorce is final, then the spouse item will be removed. —Tom Morris (talk) 13:15, 17 December 2011 (UTC)
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184.108.40.206 (talk) 01:03, 12 December 2011 (UTC) please change his relationship status, cause he is not marry to demi moore any more http://www.eonline.com/news/Demi_Moore_and_Ashton_Kutcher__Anatomy_of_a_Split/275734
- Consensus is a strong word, but regardless, the appropriate thing to do now is add a couple statements from that article into the twitter presence sub-section here; perhaps puffing it into an actual section? Darryl from Mars (talk) 22:32, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
Please update subtopics. Demi Moore topic is a thing of the past. The public is more interested to know about Ashton and Mila Kunis.
Also, the birth date of his baby is wrong. Mila Kunis wikipedia has the right birthdate. Baby Wyatt Isabelle was born October 1, 2014. Here is a copy of the birth certificate.  — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mardy588 (talk • contribs) 12:31, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
Please edit this page. Ashton and Mila are more interesting to the public than Demi. 
Birthday of Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher is October 1, 2014. Mila Kunis page has the correct date. Copy of birth certificate here:
The second paragraph within this section references the Twitter client that he started called A.plus in 2011. It appears that the client has since been turned into a web and mobile app called A+ (aplus.com) after relaunching in 2013. Kutcher is listed as a co-founder and chairman on the Company's website, which is currently active, so I propose that someone updates this section to reflect the new development. 
Semi-protected edit request on 23 March 2015
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There are references for their getting engaged, and having a daughter, if you have a reliable source, and date, for their getting married please provide it - Arjayay (talk) 14:45, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
- Don't be fooled; there is no official confirmation within that link since it says "The stars tied the knot this weekend, a source tells PEOPLE. Reps have not yet responded to requests for comment." Wait until he and/or Mila themselves verify that they've married. We shouldn't simply take the word of unnamed "sources". Snuggums (talk / edits) 12:51, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
Edit Request: Shark Tank Appearance
I would like someone to add the following under the "Venture capitalism and investment" section:
Edit Request: Popchips Racism Scandal under controversy
Popchips received widespread criticism for their May 2012 video ad campaign featuring actor Ashton Kutcher. The campaign featured Kutcher as an Indian man 'looking for love' in a dating ad-style spoof. Kutcher's use of brown-face make up and a stereotypical Indian accent was deemed racially insensitive and offensive and received backlash from online viewers and members of the Indian-American community. While Kutcher has yet to acknowledge the criticism, the video was pulled and a spokesperson for Popchips stated that the dating parody was 'created to provoke a few laughs and was never intended to stereotype or offend anyone.'
- Hamedy, Saba. "Ashton Kutcher launches new online platform called A+".