Ashton Kutcher (born Christopher Ashton Kutcher 7.2.1978)
Ashton Kutcher is an American actor and TV personality.
Childhood: Ashton Kutcher was born in Cedar rapids, Iowa. His father, Larry, was a factory worker and his mother Diane was employed by Proctor & Gamble. Ashton has a sister Tausha and a twin brother who suffers with cerebral palsy.
Kutcher studied at Washington High School, before his family moved to Homestead Iowa, where he attended Clear Creek Amana High School. It was here that his love of acting began, when he appeared in school plays.
Ashton Kutcher had something of a troubled childhood and an attempt to commit suicide by jumping from a hospital balcony when he was 13 and was thwarted by his father. His parents divorced when he was 16 and in his senior year at high school, he was arrested after breaking into his school at midnight to steal money.
Motivated by a desire to find a cure for his twin brother's heart condition, Ashton Kutcher enrolled at the University of Iowa to study biochemical engineering. After being approached by a scout he entered the 'Fresh Faces of Iowa' modelling contest and won a trip to New York to attend the International Modelling and Talent Association Convention. He dropped out of university and eventually relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a modelling career.
Career: After achieving some success as a model, Ashton Kutcher was cast as Michael Kelso in the TV series That '70s Show, which ran from 1998 to 2006. Other actors to have starred in the show include Mila Kunis and Tommy Chong.
After losing out to Josh Hartnett for a role in Pearl Harbor in 2001, Kutcher found his niche in comedy films. One of the best known of these is Dude Where's My Car, which was release in 2000 and also starred Seann William Scott. In 2003, he starred in Just Married, with Brittany Murphy and Guess Who in 2005, with the late comedian Bernie Mac.
Kutcher also had a brief role in the 2003 family film Cheaper By The Dozen - a family film, featuring Steve Martin and Hilary Duff. The following year, he took an unusually dramatic role in The Butterfly Effect. The film, which also starred Amy Smart, was a box office success, despite mixed reviews.
Ashton Kutcher also began a successful TV career when he began presenting the MTV prank show Punk'd in 2003. The series involved hidden-camera style tricks, played on various celebrities. Among the many victims of the show are Jessica Alba, Tyra Banks, Jason Bateman, Jack Osbourne, Lindsay Lohan and Missy Elliot. Kutcher is also an executive producer of a number of reality TV shows, including Beauty and the Geek, Adventures in Hollyhood - featuring the rap group Three 6 Mafia - and The Real Wedding Crashers. He is also a producer on the game show Opportunity Knocks. He runs the production company Katalyst Films with his business partner Jason Goldberg.
In 2006, Ashton Kutcher was filming his role in The Guardian, which prevented him from renewing his contract for the eighth and final season of that '70s Show. He did, however, appear in the first four episodes as well as returning for the season finale.
In the 2010 action comedy, Killers, Kutcher acted as producer as well as playing the role of a hitman, alongside Katherine Heigl and Tom Selleck.
In May 2011, it was announced that Ashton Kutcher would take over as Charlie Sheen's replacement in the sitcom Two and a Half Men.
Personal Life: Kutcher started dating the actress Demi Moore in 2003, which caused a great deal of discussion in the media about their age difference. In 2005, the pair married in a private ceremony at a Kabbalah Centre. Their relationship was notable for the apparent closeness that was retained between the couple and the actor Bruce Willis - the father of Moore's children.
In November 2011, Demi Moore announced her intention to divorce Kutcher, after it was revealed that he had reportedly been unfaithful to her.
Ashton Kutcher has taken to social media to request media outlets refrain from publishing paparazzi pictures of his 7 month old daughter.
Ashton Kutcher has criticised some media outlets for publishing pictures of his 7 month old daughter without consent. The 37-year-old actor and investor used social media to call out such publications and request they honour his decision to keep his child out of the spotlight.
Ashton Kutcher has criticised certain publications for publishing pictures of his 7 month old daughter.
The 'Two and a Half Men' actor surprised his mother by unveiling a completely renovated basement room at her house in Iowa, as a Mother's Day present.
The actor and his stepfather Mark hired a home-design company called Houzz to help with re-design, which took place in secret over 27 days and was captured for an episode of an upcoming internet series ‘My Houzz’. Apparently, he himself helped with original construction of the house over twenty years ago.
Ashton Kutcher renovated a room in his mum's house as a present for Mother's Day
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BET is reviving the hidden camera series 'Punk'd'.
Punk'd is returning to television! BET will revive the hidden camera series created by Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg. The network made the announcement at their upfront presentation on Thursday (23rd April).
Ashton Kutcher created and hosted the original series of Punk'd.
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The celebrity pair have teamed up with private equity mogul David Bonderman to help him uncover tech investment opportunities.
In a move reported by the New York Post, the U2 frontman has invested in TPG Growth’s new fund having been involved in a number of ventures alongside the firm in the past. For instance, he is believed to have invested $3 million of his own money in Ride, a TPG Growth-owned carpooling business, sources said to the Post.
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A couple of weeks after his viral social media lament about the lack of diaper-changing facilities in men's restrooms, the actor has stepped up his campaign.
After his Facebook rage about the lack of baby changing facilities in men’s restrooms went viral a couple of weeks ago, Ashton Kutcher has decided to take his protest to the next level by creating an online petition.
The actor, who is a parent to five month old Wyatt Isabelle with wife Mila Kunis, has been unhappy with frequently being unable to change his daughter’s diapers when out and about. Earlier this week, he set up a petition on Change.org to ask chain stores Target and Costco to “provide universally accessible changing tables in their stores”.
Ashton Kutcher has taken his campaign a step further
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The initial signs are very promising for James Corden's hosting of 'The Late Late Show', as audiences at the Sunday night recording loved him.
He’s admitted to suffering “sleepless nights” in the weeks running up to it, but it seems that the James Corden era of ‘The Late Late Show’ is going to be a success.
The British actor marked his very first time presenting the CBS chat show on Monday, and those present at the filming of the first episode on Sunday evening have given him the thumbs-up for his personable style, with one group telling Sky News’ US correspondent that he had “nailed it”.
James Corden seems to have gone down well with his 'Late Late Show' debut
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New host James Corden gets Mila Kunis to show off her wedding band.
Mila Kunis has apparently revealed that she and fiance Ashton Kutcher are officially married after appearing on James Corden's first edition of 'The Late Late Show' (set to air on Monday night) and showing off her wedding ring to a thrilled audience.
Mila Kunis confirms marriage to Ashton Kutcher
It looks like Britain's James Corden will do well as the latest host of 'The Late Late Show' as he's already managed to answer big questions with his first show. The 'Into The Woods' actor pressed Mila Kunis on whether or not she and Kutcher were married yet, having been engaged since February 2014. The 'Jupiter Ascending' star was not initially forthcoming with straight answers, persistently answering 'Maybe' to direct inquiries from Corden, but being unable to hide the glowing smile that suggested it was true.
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The 37-year-old actor recently expressed his anger that there aren't enough public facilities that cater to fathers who are with their children.
It seems Ashton Kutcher is taking his role as a father very seriously. Like many parents, the 37-year-old actor has found the task of changing diapers quite tedious, but not for the reasons most people would expect.
Kutcher wants diaper-changing tables in the men's bathrooms
This past weekend Kutcher took to Facebook to express his anger at the lack of public facilities there are for fathers while they are with their children, more specifically the fact that no men's bathrooms seem to have changing table areas.
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The new mom has been speaking to Jimmy Kimmel following her first red carpet appearance since daughter Wyatt Isabelle's arrival.
Would you ask your significant other to download Tinder? Well that’s apparently what happens when your dating the technology loving Ashton Kutcher. Ashton’s other half Mila Kunis dished about life with the 'Two and a Half Men' star, including the gadgets he’s made her try out, during her Tuesday night appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live and yes it doesn't stop with Tinder.
Did you happen upon Mila Kunis on Tinder?
Sitting on Kimmel’s sofa just a day after wowing us in her first post baby red carpet appearance at the Jupiter Ascending premiere, Mila was asked about her fiancée Ashton’s other career, as a tech entrepreneur.
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Kunis gave birth to Wyatt Isabelle in October.
Its been just four months since Mila Kunis and fiancée Ashton Kutcher welcomed their first child, daughter Wyatt Isabelle, but the new mom has already got herself back on the red carpet. Appearing at the Los Angeles premiere of her latest movie Jupiter Ascending, Kunis looked stunning in her first big public appearance since baby Wyatt’s arrival.
Kunis and co-stars Channing Tatum, Sean Bean and David Ajala on the red carpet
Kunis was dressed in a black strapless Dolce & Gabbana gown, which featured a corset top and a full layered skirt. The 31 year old actress teamed the frock with a simple necklace and a pair of Christian Louboutin stiletto heels.
Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis and Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher - Snaps of American actor Ashton Kutcher as he headed for his car carrying baby Wyatt in a baby seat along with his partner actress Mila Kunis after they had been out for dinner in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 11th January 2015
A solid cast bodes well for this unnecessary remake of the 1982 movie (based on the 1970s musical), but the filmmakers' decision to turn the catchy songs into bland pop numbers is the real mistake. It leaves the entire film feeling empty, highlighting director Will Gluck's clunky direction, which includes coaxing Cameron Diaz to a squirm-inducingly over-the-top performance. Young children probably won't mind, but as the movie lurches awkwardly from one messy set piece to the next, the lack of a decently arranged musical number makes everything look dull and witless.
In Harlem, 10-year-old Annie (Quvenzhane Wallis) is an orphan living in a foster home with four other girls, run by the greedy Miss Hannigan (Diaz). Smart and quick-witted, Annie longs for a day when she can be reunited with her parents. Then she has a run-in with Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx), a workaholic mobile phone executive who's running for New York mayor. Will's advisor Guy (Bobby Cannavale) suggests that he take Annie in temporarily to boost his poll numbers, and once settled in his spacious penthouse apartment she immediately charms Will's assistant Grace (Rose Byrne) and driver Nash (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje). And she begins to work her way into Will's heart as well.
From here, Gluck completely misses the point of the play, trying desperately to crank up a ridiculous scam subplot into some big final-act action mayhem. But this never gains any traction at all because it's clear what has to happen in the story. Indeed, the best thing on screen is the strong chemistry between Foxx and Wallis, who find moments of genuine humour and connection even in the silliest slapstick. And they seem almost reluctant every time they have to dive into yet another insipidly revamped song. Pop star Sia worked on them, but loses all the charm in the attempt to turn each one into a chart-topping clone. Fans of the original music will enjoy the brief riffs of the originals audible here and there, and they'll leave the cinema wanting to revisit the old numbers instead of these Frankenstein versions.
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Despite his character dying on the sitcom, the controversial actor still may make a return on the last ever episode, which airs in February.
As the final episode of 'Two and a Half Men' approaches, many are still wondering if the rumours about Charlie Sheen making a surprise appearance will come true, even though his character Charlie Harper died in the CBS sitcom, and now Ashton Kutcher may have hinted the controversial actor will return.
Kutcher replaced Sheen on the CBS show in season 9
While appearing on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' on Friday (Dec 12th), Kutcher, who joined the show's cast as Walden Schmidt for season 9, suggested Sheen could make an appearance in the last very episode in February, but he cautiously didn't give away a lot of information.
The 36-year-old actor recently opened up about getting to grips with parenthood while appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Ashton Kutcher and his fiancé Mila Kunis welcomed a baby girl into the world in Los Angeles on October 1st, and it already seems the former 'That 70's Show' co-stars are taking to parenthood rather well, especially the first-time mother.
Kutcher and Kunis welcomed their baby daughter on October 1st
While appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday (Dec 12th), the usually private Kutcher opened up about becoming a father, and explained why Kunis is the "greatest mom" to their daughter Wyatt Isabelle.
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After 12 seasons, it’s time to say goodbye to ‘Two And A Half Men’.
Time is up for the ‘longest-running live-action sitcom’ currently on television, as CBS’s ‘Two and a Half’ men has been given the date for its final episode. The series, which is currently on its 12th season, will have aired 262 episodes by the time it finally bows out next year.
Ashton Kutcher's time as Walden Schmidt is coming to an end
The final ‘Two And A Half Men’ episode will air on CBS on Thursday, February 19th at 9 p.m. and will be a special hour long finale. Despite cast changes and controversy the series has continued to pull in the ratings and currently still manages to average around 10 million viewers.
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