Twitter: Ashton Kutcher passes CNN, Oprah tweets

Ashtonkutcher_240 CNN, take a good look at that face: Ashton Kutcher has bested you.

The former "Punk'd" prankster squeaked by CNN early Friday, April 17 in the race to collect 1 million followers on Twitter, CNN sheepishly reported.

Ah, but don't fret, CNN. In this popularity contest, the margin was very narrow -- by only about 30 minutes.

Perhaps if you posted more pics of movie stars in bikinis bent over as Kutcher, aka @aplusk, did, then you'd have won. Perhaps he didn't have to rub it in by popping champagne on a live video stream:



As a consolation, at least the "Dude, Where's My Car Star?" will be donating 10,000 mosquito beds to charity for World Malaria Day for winning. That means we all win, right?

Well, except for you, CNN.

Oprahwinfrey_oscars05_240 In other Twitter news, Oprah Winfrey herself has joined the ranks of micro-blogging celebs, having announced her intent on her Facebook page Thursday.

Facebook and Twitter? What's next? Oprah making a FunnyorDie.com video?

In an entirely prescient move, Oprah (that's @oprah to you) will have Kutcher, the "King of Twitter," on her show Friday.

Her first tweet: "HI TWITTERS . THANK YOU FOR A WARM WELCOME. FEELING REALLY 21st CENTURY ."

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