Ashton Kutcher Lives The Dream, Sues DMV
Ashton Kutcher had damn well better just have become your hero.
The "That '70s Show" alum is known for often playing somewhat the role of a plucky dufus, having created MTV's cavalcade of celebrity pranks "Punk'd" and taken over for Charlie Sheen headlining "Two and a Half Men." Now, he's marching into battle against an untouchable source of perpetual frustration that has slain the patience of heartier men than he.
The Huffington Post reports today that the former Mr. Demi Moore and future Mr. Steve Jobs - in the forthcoming biopic "jOBS" alongside Matthew Modine - is suing the California Department of Motor Vehicles alongside his Katalyst Media company claiming Breach of Contract.
Kutcher, Katalyst Media and production company Soda and Pop, Inc. claim that the DMV owes them collectively $1.44 million after the DMV backed out of a 2010 contracted reality show following about its employees.
"We've all spent time at the DMV, but few people know what it's like to work for the DMV," Katalyst co-founder and CEO Jason Goldberg said when TruTV initially picked the series up. "'California DMV: Field Offices' promises to be a glimpse at what DMV workers experience, from strange to hilarious."
TruTV had reportedly picked the series up with a four-episode initial order and a potential six-season run. The Department of Crankiness and Bureaucracy then pulled out "without justifiable excuse," claims Kutcher's filing.
Hear me, you tireless cranks! For every prison-mugshot license photo.....for every ceaseless, motionless line.....for every trace of "Look At All The F**ks I Give!" attitude anybody's ever endured.....your day of reckoning has come. A hero has risen. Prepare thyself. Thou shalt get Punk'd.