Ashton Kutcher says Mischa Barton “doing great”

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80423p1_kutcher_a_b_gr_01-ashton-kutcher-fixed During a technology conference where he was discussing Twitter, Ashton Kutcher said on Friday that Mischa Barton is “doing great” and headed to New York to join the cast of the show he is executive producing, The Beautiful Life.

Kutcher said Twitter lets he and his wife, Demi Moore, both tabloid favorites, to bypass the media.

“I don't have to rely on People magazine or Us Weekly, who are going to twist what I'm doing,” Kutcher said, according to a story in the Los Angeles Times.

Kutcher also provided an update on Barton, whose mysterious hospitalization has kept the rumors flying online and in the tabloids:

“I can tell you right now Mischa Barton is doing great — I can give that to my audience straight and have a direct conversation without the filter,” Kutcher said.

Kutcher was at Fortune magazine's Brainstorm Tech conference in Pasadena discussing Twitter and social media.

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