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I had a chance to sit down with Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg this morning, partners at Katalyst Media. The two launched their first web show, Blah Girls, an animated celebrity gossip series, at noon today following a presentation at the TechCrunch50 conference in San Francisco […]

I had a chance to sit down with Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg this morning, partners at Katalyst Media. The two launched their first web show, Blah Girls, an animated celebrity gossip series, at noon today following a presentation at the TechCrunch50 conference in San Francisco where Kutcher tried to combine, much as his TV program does, both the beauty and the geek.

Embedded below is the premiere episode of the show, along with a video of our interview, which covered topics like these:

- Blah Girls will come out twice a week, most likely Monday and Thursday on BlahGirls.com, Yahoo, YouTube, and other partners
– Kutcher has never seen Arrested Development (he likes lower-brow humor)
– The challenge of making an animated (in other words, slow to produce) show about the fast-paced world of celebrity news
– What Kutcher watches online: Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (though he didn’t quite get the name right), Funny or Die, YouTube, fantasy football stuff
– Kutcher’s impressions of paparazzi journalism and fair use

For me, the first episode didn’t kill, but at least it’s got a sense of humor. Besides, I absolutely love Arrested Development, though I have followed Beauty and the Geek too. Kutcher, of course, has an audience of his own, and said he’ll be promoting the site to his hundreds of thousands of MySpace friends…so that’s a start.

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  1. wow, this is really the opposite of funny. not funny.

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  2. He should sit himself down with the DVD of Arrested Development pronto. Finest comedy ever put on film, and I don’t say that lightly.

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  3. [...] Interview With Ashton KutcherA new trend, celebrity start-ups. The show reminds me of South Park. [...]

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  4. [...] 50 Cent were to adopt one of the girls, she’d “drink Vitamin Water Formula 50 and be cool like 50.” NewTeeVee reports new episodes will appear twice per week and features a video interview with Kutcher and [...]

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  5. [...] series in The Huffington Post, Tilzy, TechRadar, and Silicon Alley Insider. NewTeeVee was too busy fawning over Ashton Kutcher’s Blahgirls to write about this [...]

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  6. It’s great to see celebrities like Ashton get involved with web video, I’m sure he will do quite well with Katalyst.

    I look forward to seeing his involvement going forward, thanks for the interview.

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  7. [...] I’m interviewing Kutcher later and will find out if he’s an Arrested Development fan (Bob Loblaw Law Blog anyone?). Update: Here’s the video interview. [...]

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  8. Clearly this isn’t made for my age group. Pretty juvenile. Pretending to be aimed at 15 so the naughty bits are ok – but really watched by 8-11?

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  9. [...] Most of the attendees at the TechCrunch conference seemed to think Kutcher’s show, called “Blah Girls,” was a less-than-compelling idea (of course, it’s more of a teen girl thing, and to my knowledge there were none of them there). But they also agreed that it was bound to do better than many of the other competing startups at the event because of Kutcher’s role (even if the tech company for which he was previously a spokesperson, Ooma, has hardly succeeded). And “Blah Girls” is just one of some five web series in development at Kutcher’s Katalyst Media, he said. For more, see the video interview on NewTeeVee. [...]

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