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September 20, 2005 7:44 PM   Subscribe

Ashton Kutcher's voicemails. Remember when Paris Hilton's Sidekick was hacked? Well, now some merry pranksters are claiming they've got Ashton Kutcher's voicemails. (NSFW - Some naughty voicemails. It's also very dumb.)
posted by papakwanz (22 comments total)

 
Ashton Kutcher? Dumb?

Really?
posted by SweetJesus at 7:49 PM on September 20, 2005


Knowing that it's probably fake, I attempted to do some research, but when you type in "Ashton Kutcher" and "hack" into google... well, you get a lot of hits.
posted by papakwanz at 7:50 PM on September 20, 2005


Quite the contrast to your other FPP.
posted by LarryC at 8:25 PM on September 20, 2005


Ashton to the suckerpunch of his childhood files....
posted by Benway at 8:27 PM on September 20, 2005


Seems fake to me for one reason: there's a call on there from a hotel, confirming a reservation. There's no way people like Kutcher deal with that shit. His assistant would have made the reservation and dealt with the confirmation.
posted by dobbs at 8:29 PM on September 20, 2005


I wonder how many hilarious hack stories begin with

Me and Joey are sitting around playing Halo 2
posted by undule at 8:32 PM on September 20, 2005


it's quite funny, but the veryverygay.com Elijah Wood fan site was much better. was that a MeFi post too?
posted by matteo at 8:52 PM on September 20, 2005


there's a call on there from a hotel, confirming a reservation. There's no way people like Kutcher deal with that shit. His assistant would have made the reservation and dealt with the confirmation.

There's also no way in hell he makes reservations under his real name. The Bellagio also has 7 floors of 'Penthouse Suites', so the woman would have said "Penthouse Suite number 3671" or something to that effect. She also wants a call back so they can pick him up at the airport, and I also seriously doubt that he would use the Bellagio's car, and not get a stretch hummer on his own. And there is no way the woman at the reservation has such trouble gettin her message out, considering she probably does it 100 times a day. And there is no way in hell she gives out two different words when giving his confirmation number ("C like cat, S like sugar, 6, B like boy, S like Sam") considering she does it 100 times a day.") And interestingly though the reservation number she gives, 1CS6BS does seem to be a valid one, the number she gives, 888-987-6677 is an unassigned extention at TWA. Nice try though, guys.

The messages aren't even really that funny, but I guess they were trying to make it look 'real'.
posted by ChasFile at 8:53 PM on September 20, 2005


One more giveaway: you don't get to be dealer to the stars by saying "BC hydro" on the phone.
posted by Coherence Panda at 9:07 PM on September 20, 2005


For what it's worth, ChasFile, 888-987-6677 is the valid reservaton hotline for the Bellagio. Still, it's a hoax, and an unfunny one at that.
posted by item at 9:13 PM on September 20, 2005


Yeah, stupid.
posted by delmoi at 9:20 PM on September 20, 2005


I just called 888-987-6677 again and got the same (ok, I screwed up a bit in my first comment) message: "The number you have reached is an unassigned extension at Continental Airlines. Please hang up and..."

Are you calling from inside the US?
posted by ChasFile at 9:31 PM on September 20, 2005


The Bellagio also has 7 floors of 'Penthouse Suites', so the woman would have said "Penthouse Suite number 3671" or something to that effect.

Actually, there is just the one floor of Penthouse Suites, the design of the windows makes that floor look different from the outside. Its pretty distinctive. They are extremely nice rooms, but not what they give the real high rollers (as evidenced by the fact I've stayed in one). I'm guessing Ashton doesn't gamble that much. They aren't going to assign your room number at the time you reserve. No one does that.

And there is no way in hell she gives out two different words when giving his confirmation number ("C like cat, S like sugar, 6, B like boy, S like Sam") considering she does it 100 times a day.") And interestingly though the reservation number she gives, 1CS6BS does seem to be a valid one, the number she gives, 888-987-6677 is an unassigned extention at TWA.

That is how they do it when they leave the voice mail. It is common training for cystomer service people. You also made a mistake in the phone number. The correct number for the Bellagio is 888-987-6667 and the v/m got it right.

I don't know if it is a hoax or not, but your reasons are not convincing.
posted by Lame_username at 9:52 PM on September 20, 2005


Actually, there is just the one floor of Penthouse Suites, the design of the windows makes that floor look different from the outside. Its pretty distinctive.

While I'm sure it looks very pretty from the outside, there are, in fact 7 floors of penthouse suites, located on floors 29-36.

That is how they do it when they leave the voice mail. It is common training for cystomer service people.

I understand that. Indeed, that's entirely my point. Noone who's job it is to leave the same message following the same script 100 times a day takes that long to get through it, and flubs that many times. And my point further was that I completely understand that the "_ as in _" schtick is part of standard customer service training, but the example in the phone message goes completely against the best practice that training is meant to instill. I would bet the hotel trains its employees on which words to use, or at least which kinds of words - e.g. polysyllabic words indicating days of the week, months, or other single spelling, universal words ("M as in Monday, N as in November" is pretty clear) and certainly not proper names like Sam, which could be spelled many different ways (ok, maybe not Sam, but is "C as in Carrie" really so helpful, vis a vis "G as in Garry" or "B as in Barry" etc.) - so as not to confuse customers. "Your reservation number is 1, 2, 3, S as in Sugar, F as in Fan, S as in Sam" would be an extremely stupid way to do it, and that's basically what that woman did. No hotel that cares a whit about customer service would let one of their employees get away with that kind of crap for long. And no hotel that cares a whit about its image would let an old lady who can barely talk and stumbles over sentences she should know by heart leave its confirmation messages.
posted by ChasFile at 10:14 PM on September 20, 2005


Listen closely to the "Hot Chick" voicemail. She's obviously reading a script and giggling with embarrassment at the stupidity of it.
posted by fandango_matt at 10:24 PM on September 20, 2005


Oh, and the timestamps? Would the Bellagio really call to confirm a guest's reservations...at 11:45p?
posted by fandango_matt at 10:31 PM on September 20, 2005


While I'm sure it looks very pretty from the outside, there are, in fact 7 floors of penthouse suites, located on floors 29-36.

I stand corrected. The one I was in was on the 36th floor and had noticibly larger windows than the other floors. I could have sworn that they told me that floor was where all those suites were located. Perhaps all of the 2,050 square foot ones are on that floor and the 1,536 square foot ones are on the other floors.
posted by Lame_username at 12:18 AM on September 21, 2005


And now, a brief musical interlude...

o/" Bi hooooooo!

Bi ho! Bi ho! The girl, she loves to blow!
She'll suck a c*ck then nasty talk!
Bi ho! Bi Ho!

posted by insomnia_lj at 2:30 AM on September 21, 2005


7 floors of penthouse suites, located on floors 29-36.

Wouldn't that be 8?
posted by biffa at 3:24 AM on September 21, 2005


biffa: "Wouldn't that be 8?"

There's no floor 31.
posted by Plutor at 9:03 AM on September 21, 2005


This was not as entertaining as they could have made it.

I would have hoped they'd include an angry Demi call and maybe one or two threatening calls from Bruce Willis.
posted by fenriq at 12:26 PM on September 21, 2005


Quite the contrast to your other FPP.
posted by LarryC


I pride myself on my diversity.
posted by papakwanz at 5:46 PM on September 21, 2005


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