"Blah Girls" bring teen voice to celeb gossip
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - They're called the Blah Girls and they've got plenty to say about celebrities, most of it cheeky.
The three animated gossip queens -- Tiffany, Brittney and Krystle -- are dedicated to spreading rumor and comment on the Internet on the latest pop culture happenings. And all from what their creators hope is a unique teen perspective.
Launched on Monday, the Blah Girls ( www.blahgirls.com ) are the latest creation from actor Ashton Kutcher and his fellow entertainment entrepreneur Jason Goldberg.
Using southern California "Valley Girl" lingo sprinkled with "like", "totally" and "OMG!", the three animated teens riff in their first Webisode on celebrity baby adoptions, their love of Vitaminwater (the pink kind) and "Pineapple Express" actor Seth Rogen's qualifications to be a dad.
Kutcher, 30, who created the popular TV series "Punk'd" in 2005 with Goldberg, said the Blah girls were partly inspired by his own three step-daughters Rumer, Scout and Tallulah Willis -- the children of Bruce Willis and Kutcher's actress wife Demi Moore.
"I'm somewhat inspired by driving teenage girls to school in the morning and hearing the conversation in the back seat...eventually it just become blah blah blah.
"That is their (teenage girls') voice but we don't make fun of them. We are making a comedic play on the fanaticism of the girls," Kutcher told Reuters.
Kutcher said the Blah girls were not trying to compete with the crowded world of celebrity bloggers nor to make fun of famous people. Instead the aim is for the site to act in collaboration with other celebrity Web sites and provide new content for them.
"Teens just have a pulse on popular culture that is fascinating to younger and older demographics alike," said Kutcher. "We created the Blah Girls to provide a new twist on entertainment themed content."
(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; editing by Dean Goodman)