Ashton Kutcher ripped off Anna Nicole Smith

Ashton Kutcher’s new show Pop Fiction is strikingly similar to an idea Anna Nicole Smith and Howard K. Stern pitched to E! programming execs back in 2004. So similar, in fact, that Anna Nicole is planning to sue from beyond the grave. TMZ reports:

Ashton’s show sounds like a carbon of Anna’s treatment — “…what happens if Anna Nicole Smith and other celebrities turn the tables and capitalize off of the overzealous media? What if the next big supposed scandal is not a scandal at all? What if everything is staged, but the media (and the public) don’t know it?” It continues, Anna Nicole and other celebrity guests take aim at the media and push all the limits.”

It’s news, and not to mention pictures, like this that make me wish Ashton Kutcher OD’d instead of Anna Nicole. One of them brought joy and happiness to the world with incredible product placement while the other is a complete douche-nozzle. For the record, these are photos of Anna Nicole on MTV Australia from 2005. They’re pretty random, to say the least, but I posted them anyway because I’m the Blogging Jesus. In the meantime, I’m not even going to comment on her mouth except to say the Joker really wants it back.

NOTE: That last bit had absolutely nothing to do with Heath Ledger. Despite my best efforts.

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