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Ashton Kutcher is known as much for his tech savvy as he is for his bedroom eyes -- which is how he became the first Twitter user to reach 1 million followers. But after a year of Twitter domination, Kutcher has been knocked out of the top spot by none other than Britney Spears.
Spears shot up in the rankings over the past weekend, and by Monday was boasting close to 5 million followers -- approximately a 4,000-person lead over Kutcher.
Unlike Kutcher -- who Tweets so often it's a wonder he has time to make movies -- Spears, 28, has never been especially active on Twitter. In April, she posted only 7 times, including promotional Tweets by her manager. So the sudden boost in Britney's popularity is mysterious. Was it triggered by rumors of a tantrum-throwing, hair-cutting meltdown at Disneyland on Mother's Day? Or by the announcement of a new album in the works? Perhaps rumors of a Spears-themed Glee episode put the pop princess back on people's radars? Regardless, Spears is embracing her new Twitter domination, answering fans' questions throughout the day on Monday as a way of saying "thank you." (Some of her none-too-exciting revelations: she prefers ice cream to coffee, loves London, and her favorite Sex and the City character is Carrie.)
Kutcher, meanwhile, is claiming indifference. Tweeting from his press tour for the new film Killers, Kutcher, 32, said that the second most popular question at the junket was, "What do you think about Britney having more followers than you?" His Twitter response: "I don't care. Aren't u suppose 2B a movie reporter?" We wonder if he'll start to feel threatened when she gets closer to the 5 million mark! If you want to take sides in the battle for followers, Ashton 's Twitter is here, and Britney's is here.
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