Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore: first Twitter celeb couple


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Did you hear the ruckus this morning?

Ashton Kutcher ranted on camera about his neighbor’s early-morning construction noise. Amid a flurry of expletives, Kutcher, wearing a cowboy hat, shouted about the 7 a.m. construction, while his wife, Demi Moore, waited patiently inside.

It may sound like a reality TV show in the vein of ‘The Osbournes.’ In fact, this is a real morning in the life of these Hollywood stars.

And thanks to the immediacy of Twitter and Qik, the video streaming website on which Kutcher recently broadcasted his Sundance Internet game show, we, the audience, don’t miss a moment of the show.


Meet the Kutchers.

The messages started pounding at a time when many of Ashton‘s 7,800 Twitter fans and Demi‘s 5,600 followers were going about their morning routines.

‘The neighbor doing construction with 6 guys pounding hammers against steel at 7am is no way to wake up!’ Demi tweeted.

‘I’m gonna kill my neighbor!’ Ashton wrote shortly thereafter.

‘Baby keep it together there should only be another 5 months of this,’ Demi wrote. ‘Calm and gentle baby you can pull out the paint gun later!’

We didn’t get to see any guns, but Ashton did fire a barrage of insults on the Qik video , which he tweeted to his fans.

The ruckus attracted some media attention. The Huffington Post blogged about the Kutcher ‘meltdown,’ and TMZ got a comment from the neighbor, who reportedly called Ashton ‘silly.’


As I type this, the Kutchers continue to tweet about the hammering and their frustrations with the media coverage. (Whoops, I guess I’m adding to those frustrations.)

‘Can’t someone have a moment and even a sense of humor about being annoyed without skanky tmz twisting into something it’s not?’ Demi tweeted this afternoon.

Ashton has posted a follow-up video, reflecting on ...

... what he’s learned from the experience. ‘It was a fun morning, and I thank the Twitter nation for being so understanding about what it’s like to be woken up by a neighbor,’ he said in the video.

He then went on to talk about the salad he was having for lunch -- a common subject of Twitter messages -- and about how much he dislikes the food. Then, Demi calls up to explain that paparazzi are waiting near their house. Ashton says, ‘Somehow me twittering about our neighbor became news. I thought we were just having fun but whatever.’

Celebrities are no strangers to the popularity contest that is Twitter. Jimmy Fallon, singer-songwriter Dave Matthews, Britney Spears and LeVar Burton of ‘Reading Rainbow’ fame are all on the micro-blogging service. But Kevin Federline isn’t tweeting.

Ashton, who signed up for Twitter a couple of weeks ago, and Demi, who started up three days ago, are really the first all-star couple tweeting about their daily lives. Updates about meals and parent-teacher meetings are interspersed with info about new movie projects and auditions.


For the Kutchers, Twitter gives fans an ongoing look into their personal lives -- something we couldn’t get before without a season-long, major TV-network contract and a slew of bleeped swear words.

It’s only a matter of time before @OzzyOsbourne is on Twitter, right?

-- Mark Milian