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Ashton Kutcher’s website A+ accused of stealing content

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Why am I not surprised that Ashton Kutcher‘s website, A+, has been accused of plagiarising ENTIRE pieces of content from other sites like The Huffington Post and Buzzfeed? A+ was created as a positive space for viral content, but it seems they’re just yanking everyone else’s and claiming it as their own. Oops?

From The Wrap:

Internet news site The Daily Dot has been investigating A+ and found that it has lifted entire stories, listicles and videos with very minor changes in the content and without properly crediting the source. It has recorded and screen-grabbed a large amount of content from the site.

A+ has since removed the questionable content after The Daily Dot asked for comment,” according to The Guardian. It also reported that A+ has removed all content posted before July from the site, all tweets before Aug. 6 and all Facebook posts before Aug. 8.

A spokesperson for A+ told the newspaper:“We take these allegations seriously and are looking into them. The content that was removed was taken down as a precautionary measure.

“Respecting the intellectual property of others is extremely important to us.”

I mean, it’s not like I can really blame Ashton – chances are he’s not involved with the site at all, beyond being the big name used to get traffic there. However, I can only imagine the type of douchertons who run the site and their lax editorial standards.

When will people learn that you can’t get away with plagiarism on the internet? YOU WILL GET CAUGHT. You will get fired. You will not be hired again in this industry. What’s wrong with people?

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Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are like Ross and Rachel, apparently

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Okay, who here knew that Ashton Kutcher has a twin brother? They’re completely fraternal and look nothing alike (as you’ll see below), but Michael, the lesser known Kutcher, gave an interview to US Weekly recently in which he gushed about his impending unclehood, his future sister-in-law and how Ashton and Mila Kunis are totally meant to be and are like Ross and Rachel (from Friends, obviously) – they just took a 14 year break.

“My sister and Ashton are both expecting—it’s so exciting for the whole family!” Michael told Us. “Ashton and Mila are so excited to be parents.” The rest of the Kutcher clan is pretty thrilled, too. “I have a 9-year-old myself, and a 4-year-old, and there’s a 16-year-old in the family,” he said. “We’re so excited to expand the cousins of the new generation.”

So will the whole family be at the Two and a Half Men actor’s wedding to Kunis, 30? “I don’t really know. Obviously we have to hold some of that stuff close to the vest, but it’s going to be amazing,” Michael told Us. “I mean, I love Mila.”

“Those two reunited after 14 years, and I think they were meant to be,” he continued of the pair, who first met as costars on the sitcom That ’70s Show. “It’d be like Ross and Rachel getting married [from Friends], like David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston getting married!” he quipped.

“They make such a great couple,” he added of his brother and his brother’s fiancee. “I’m so happy for them, I really am. Ashton is in a really great place right now.”

Aw, that’s sweet. They’re definitely nothing like Ross and Rachel (how dare you slander their names!) but I do think they strangely kinda work together, and I dig Mila and feel like she’s a pretty logical person, so I’m guessing Ashton isn’t as big of a tool as he is sometimes portrayed (or portrays himself).

Here’s Michael and who I think is his new wife. For the record, Michael was born with cerebral palsy and has done a lot of campaigning for the cause (this photo was taken at an event for it):

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Ashton Kutcher is a good samaritan and a really bad mechanic

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Ashton Kutcher is going to be a father soon, so it’s comforting to hear that he seems like a genuinely good guy who’s always willing (though perhaps not particularly able) to help those in need. You see, Ashton helped a motorist whose battery needed a jump in the Hollywood Hills this weekend… though not without a bit of trouble first.

From TMZ:

The driver tells us … his car battery died while he and his group were hiking in the Hollywood Hills … so they pushed the whip to a nearby street and tried flagging down anyone who would stop.

Ashton was driving down the street when he spotted the group … pulled over and was asked if he could help jump start their car.  Problem was — he had a passenger and said he had to drop her off at home but he would return.   The group thinks the passenger was Mila Kunis.

Shockingly … Kutcher came back and got down to work, trying to jump start the battery.  But first things first … he opened his hood and had big trouble finding his own battery … because it’s in the trunk!  Ashton eventually accomplished his mission.

All’s well that ends well, I suppose.