Ashton Kutcher, filming a new project yesterday in Beverly Hills, has been included in the same list as Barak Obama and Nancy Pelosi, all being named among the top 100 most influential people in Time magazine. Even Time magazine enjoys watching celebrities cry.
To be fair the first two are in the “Leaders” subcategory while Kutcher hangs with Simon Cowell and Taylor Swift in the loosely defined “Artists” section. I’m still trying to locate the criteria for being influential, but Time found it best to leave the explanation up to P. Diddy.
“I remember one night he was with Demi [Moore], maybe for the first time, and a couple of weeks later he called to tell me he was in love. That was the end of our clubbing…Most of us want to make as much money as we can, but Ashton, 32, is out to make the world a better place. He is smart — smart enough to leave Punk’d when he could still be making money at it…What he and Demi do with Twitter is a good example. Most people use it to promote themselves, but he uses Twitter to connect, to strike up conversations, to send positive messages to the millions of people who read his words.”
So Ashton is influential because he ain’t a player, he just tweets a lot.
What influential thing has Ashton tweeted today? “Just found out the secret ingredient in an umami burger. Taking it to the grave.” Well, that definitely influenced my hunger.