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Thursday
Jul052012

Alec Baldwin Back on Twitter

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- So much for Alec Baldwin leaving Twitter.

On Monday, he deactivated his account.  But the 30 Rock star has since resumed tweeting, only this time he's using the account for his foundation, @ABFalecbaldwin.

Using that handle, Baldwin retweeted a comment Wednesday from his daughter Ireland that read, "The media may not lie about everything but a great amount, yeah.”

He chimed in by writing, "You have learned well, Grasshopper."

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Friday
Jun082012

Sherri Shepherd Goes to Police After Receiving Twitter Threat

ABC/STEVE FENN(NEW YORK) -- Sherri Shepherd does not take being threatened on Twitter lightly.

The View co-host and recent Dancing with the Stars contestant went to the police after a Twitter user with the handle @DaCloneKiller wrote to her, "Somebody should drag u in a back alley and rape you."

Shepherd re-tweeted the comment Wednesday, then wrote, "THIS IS A THREAT & I'M PISSED."

After warning her followers about the dangers of online bullying, she wrote, "Just returned from filing a police report for this online harrassment nonsense. I will be pursuing this legally."

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Thursday
May102012

Rihanna Miffed at Chris Brown Over New Song?

Lester Cohen/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Last week Rihanna tweeted "Happy Birthday" to her former boyfriend Chris Brown.  Now, just days later, the two have unfollowed each other on Twitter and some believe that the move has something to do with Breezy's new "Theraflu" freestyle.

For the record, Rihanna unfollowed Chris first, just hours after he released his new music.

"Don't f*ck with my old b****es, like a bad fur/every industry ni**a done had her...," Chris raps over the beat from Kanye West's track, now officially titled "Way Too Cold."

Some folks are speculating that Chris' line about not dealing with his exes is aimed at Rihanna.  He seemed to address that theory in a tweet on Thursday, writing, "Assumptions! I didn't say any names so if u took offense to it then its something you feel guilty about."

Whether Rihanna and Chris are at odds, is unclear.  Their reunion on Rih's "Birthday Cake" remix back in March sparked heated debates among fans and observers, with many people saying Rihanna should stay away from Chris because of the 2009 assault on her, to which he pleaded guilty.

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Monday
May072012

"Avengers" Star Mark Ruffalo’s Twitter Account Hacked

Taylor Hill/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Avengers star Mark Ruffalo may seek to avenge the hacking of his Twitter account. 

The Hollywood Reporter says Ruffalo’s account was hacked on Sunday, and resulted in spam being sent to more than 155,000 followers.

The hacker changed Ruffalo’s username from @MRuff221 to @Mark_Ruffalo and posted a series of tweets promoting an ad platform for social media.  The hacker then added links to photos of Kate Upton and a YouTube video entitled “Funny Cats.” 

The hacker eventually signed off after writing, "Sleep now. I hope you resolve your passwords. Your account hacked because passwords set very stupid LOL =))."

Ruffalo appears to have responded with, “It’s kind of hilarious me getting hacked today. I got to hand it to the hacker. Kind of genius.”

The Hollywood Reporter says a fan later registered Ruffalo’s original account name, and was holding it until the actor regained control of it.

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Friday
May042012

Adam Yauch Tributes Flood Twitter

NastyLittleMan.com(NEW YORK) -- Celebrity reaction to Beastie Boy Adam Yauch’s death swept the Internet Friday. On Twitter, tributes from the music world and beyond abound:

“Adam was incredibly sweet and the most sensitive artist who I loved dearly. I was always inspired by his work. He will be missed by all of us.” -- Russell Simmons, mentor for the Beastie Boys and founder of GlobalGrind.com.

“Crushed to hear the news of Adam Yauch’s passing. A true pioneer of art. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones. #RIPMCA” -- Justin Timberlake.

“God Bless the soul of Adam Yauch aka MCA of the Beastie Boys. RIP” -- Common.

“What an awful day. Rest in peace, MCA.” -- Martha Plimpton.

“Rest in Peace Adam Yauch. Our condolences to your friends and family.” -- Duran Duran.

“Rest in peace MCA. You are a legend. No sleep ’till Brooklyn. Lenny.” -- Lenny Kravitz.

“Crushed to hear the news of Adam Yauch’s passing. #RIPMCA” -- Lance Armstrong.

“We lost one of our greatest talents today. my prayers and thoughts go out to the family and friends of Adam Yauch. Beastie Boys for life.” -- Milla Jovovich.

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Friday
May042012

Demi Moore Gets a New Post-Kutcher Twitter Name 

Theo Wargo/WireImage/KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Demi Moore and her Twitter name have decided to call it quits, according to eonline.com.  The actress had been going by the handle @mrskutcher when she was happily married to actor Ashton Kutcher.

Since the couple separated, Moore asked her fans to suggest some names she could go by, and the winner was @justdemi.  Moore tweeted, "So hard finding a name that was fun somewhat playful and available. So for now it will be @justdemi It could grow on me!" She added, "Thanks everyone for your help in finding my new name!"

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Monday
Apr232012

Justin Bieber Calls Out Mariah Yeater On Twitter

DISNEYLAND/MARK ASHMAN(LOS ANGELES) -- Justin Bieber is famous for his tunes, but his Tweets took center stage and got people talking this weekend. The most eye-opening was one aimed at Mariah Yeater, the woman who accused him of fathering her child.

On Saturday Bieber tweeted: “Dear mariah yeeter (sic) …we have never met…so from the heart i just wanted to say” and then he posted a link to a YouTube audio clip of the character Borat, played by comedian/actor Sacha Baron Cohen. In the clip, Borat says, mockingly: “You will never get this. You will never get this. La la la la la …”

His fans re-tweeted the original tweet more than 53,000 times.

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Last year Yeater, 20, stunned the entertainment industry and Bieber’s millions of ardent fans when she sued the pop star, claiming she got pregnant after they had a minutes-long tryst in a backstage bathroom following one of his concerts.

Bieber, now 18, steadfastly maintained the incident never happened and said he had never met Yeater. The woman abruptly withdrew her lawsuit, but said she wanted to settle out of court.

Bieber reportedly took a DNA test to disprove the paternity claim.

Bieber posted the tweet during what he called Random Twitter Hour, which featured other odd postings, including: “Rick james is my grandfather”; “my loins”; “chuck norris wears justin bieber pajamas”; “why does david ortiz look like robocop haha” and “wish dirty diana would clean up her act.”

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Tuesday
Apr172012

Demi Moore Resumes Tweeting 

Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After a hiatus of more than three months, Demi Moore has resumed tweeting.

@MrsKutcher is the Twitter handle belonging to Demi Moore, who announced last November that she was ending her marriage to Ashton Kutcher. 

On Monday, Moore tweeted to her 4.9 million followers a photo of herself lying in bed.  She wrote, "Testing...."

In December, Moore tweeted that changing her Twitter handle "isn't a top priority right now."  She reportedly spent time in a Utah rehab facility following her hospitalization in California in January for seizure-like symptoms.

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Thursday
Apr122012

Betty White Joins Twitter

ABC/Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) -- Betty White has joined the Twittersphere!  Using the handle @BettyMWhite, the Hot in Cleveland actress already has over 140,000 followers on the social network.

“Hello Twitter! And they said it would never happen. Oh wait, that was me,”  the 90-year-old actress sent in her inaugural tweet.  That was just before she used the platform to flirt with fellow television personalities.

White sent a tweet to Ryan Seacrest, whose show American Idol is set to compete with White's new show, NBC's Betty White's Off Their Rockers, a new hidden-camera show where senior citizens prank younger people.

"Hey @RyanSeacrest -- my new show airs tomorrow and I hear we're in the same time slot," White tweeted.  "I've always dreamed of sharing a night with you..."

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Thursday
Apr122012

Alec Baldwin Blasts "Today" Show, Claims He's Leaving "30 Rock"

Marc Stamas/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Alec Baldwin on Wednesday dropped a not-so-subtle hint that he's leaving 30 Rock during a Twitter rant that targeted another NBC program: the Today show.

Baldwin was apparently upset that a Today show crew camped outside his New York City apartment building as part of a segment regarding the recent arrest of his alleged stalker.

In a series of tweets, Baldwin writes, "Outside my apt today, along side [sic] the other stalkers from the tabloid press, a crew that identified themselves as being with the Today Show....I haven't appeared on the Today Show in many years. But did they have to camp outside my apt?....No one from NBC contacted me until the Today Show arrived at my apt. I think I'm leaving NBC just in time."

Despite Baldwin's suggestion that his days on 30 Rock are numbered, E! Online reports he remains committed to the comedy.

Last weekend, a Canadian actress named Genevieve Sabourin was charged with stalking after attempting to contact Baldwin.

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