Sometimes, Celeb Tweets Bring Real News

But not usually.
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 10, 2009 11:32 AM CDT
In this Feb. 16, 1998 file photo, actress Elizabeth Taylor arrives with pop singer Michael Jackson at the Pantages Theater in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles for a birthday celebration for Taylor.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)
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(Newser) – Surprise! Celebrities do, occasionally, use Twitter to break actual news. Don’t believe it? USA Today lists some examples:

  • Paula Abdul: Bid adieu to American Idol before an official statement was released.
  • Ryan Seacrest: Told the world Ben Silverman was out at NBC before NBC did.

  • Elizabeth Taylor: Declared she wouldn’t be a part of the “public whoopla” at Michael Jackson’s memorial service.
  • Ivanka Trump: Announced her engagement to publisher Jared Kushner.
  • Jane Fonda: Told the world she was having knee surgery moments before going under.
  • Lance Armstrong and Kimora Lee: Both used Twitter to announce their sons’ births.