A rare misstep by Google
Ashton Kutcher at GQ’s 2011 Gentleman’s Ball in New York (10/26)
Google is paying Ashton Kutcher god knows how much (a cut of $100 million) to produce his own YouTube channel featuring original content. I know, right? Ashton Kutcher? What, Muammar Gaddafi wasn’t available? From Business Insider:
Google is launching more than 100 new YouTube channels with exclusive video content commissioned from media companies and celebrities. Providers with their own channels will include Thomson Reuters, the Wall Street Journal, Slate, comedy magazine The Onion, Jay-Z, Ashton Kutcher, Deepak Chopra, Shaquille O’Neal (who will have a comedy channel), and Madonna (with a dance channel). Sources familiar with the deal say that Google paid advances of more than $100 million to get this content.
Who wants to see a YouTube channel that just features Ashton Kutcher? If I wanted to see a person with money and influence who seems unable to keep his dick in his pants, I wouldn’t tune into YouTube — I’d tune into C-SPAN. Besides, what has Ashton done to warrant something like this? Sure, he’s married and banged a chick way past her prime, but so did K-Fed. In the end, there’s only one thing that separated these two from winding up with the same fate: