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Rose McGowan: Why My 'Wussy Agent' Dumped Me

It has to do with 'Madam Panhandler'

(Newser) - Rose McGowan was not happy when she got an script for an audition with a wardrobe description instructing actresses to wear a "form-fitting tank that shows off cleavage (push-up bras encouraged). And form-fitting leggings or jeans." And her agent, apparently, was not happy when McGowan responded by tweeting... More »

Charlie Sheen's Father's Day Fun: Twitter Rant

And Oliver Hudson wasn't having a happy day either

(Newser) - Just because we haven't heard from Charlie Sheen in a while doesn't mean all is well in his world. Yesterday, Sheen celebrated Father's Day by tweeting, apparently about ex-wife Denise Richards—mother of his two daughters—"D Richards is a heretic washed up piglet Shame pile.... More »

Twitter's CEO Is Gone Amid Sluggish Growth

Dick Costolo leaves July 1, though company did not explain why

(Newser) - Dick Costolo is stepping down as CEO of Twitter after about five years. The company announced the news in a press release but provided no explanation. CNBC doesn't sound shocked, however: "Many investors and analysts have called for a shakeup amid a sluggish run for Twitter's stock,... More »

How Vanity Fair Kept Its Caitlyn Cover Under Wraps

Meanwhile, more than 1M want to get to know the real Jenner

(Newser) - "I'm so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self. Welcome to the world Caitlyn. Can't wait for you to get to know her/me," Caitlyn Jenner tweeted yesterday, and she got a huge response: The former Olympian's new Twitter account gained... More »

JK Rowling Shuts Down Homophobes (Again) on Twitter

This time it was Westboro Baptist Church protesting Gandalf/Dumbledore wedding

(Newser) - The Westboro Baptist Church protests against pretty much everyone and everything, so any shock value they may have had wore off long ago. But one person they shouldn't have set their sights on is JK Rowling, who effectively owned the anti-gay group after members started sparring with her on... More »

Secret Service Visits Obama Twitter Troll

As racist tweets welcome president to Twitter

(Newser) - The White House says it's "pleased with the early response" to President Obama's new Twitter account , which has crushed a record and received plenty of adoring messages. But it's the hateful, racist posts that are getting attention, including from the Secret Service. New York Times reports... More »

Michelle Obama Has Serious Jump-Roping Skills

First lady tweets a suggested exercise routine

(Newser) - Michelle Obama tweeted a short exercise video this week that gives her the distinction of being the only first lady "to wear a gym tank and stretch pants while pounding her fists together in boxing gloves," notes the Washington Post . In the clip, part of Obama's campaign... More »

Obama Breaks a Twitter Record

He amassed 1M followers in 5 hours

(Newser) - President Obama has set a Guinness World Record as the fastest user to reach 1 million followers on Twitter. After joining the platform with a personal @POTUS account on Monday, he managed to crush Robert Downey Jr.'s record of 23 hours and 22 minutes set last April in... More »

Obama Burns Bill Clinton on Twitter

Obama sends first tweet from personal account—Clinton has to respond

(Newser) - "Two presidents walk into a Twitter feed" is just like it sounds, and it happened yesterday online, MarketWatch reports. Even though President Obama has been occasionally tweeting from the @BarackObama handle run by Organizing for Action, @POTUS is all his own , and yesterday saw that account's very first... More »

The President Has Arrived on Twitter

Obama started tweeting from @POTUS today

(Newser) - President Obama has officially entered the 21st century: He has his very own Twitter account, @POTUS . As of this writing, there's only one tweet on it: "Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account." As for the bio... More »

Rejoice, Lazy Tweeps: Tweet a Pizza Emoji, Get a Pizza

Domino's launches 'tweet-to-order' system

(Newser) - Because ordering a pizza isn't easy enough already, Domino's is launching a new system one week from today that makes it even simpler: Just tweet a pizza emoji to @Dominos and a real-life pizza will magically show up at your door. Of course, as Engadget explains, first you'... More »

Rand Paul Trolls Hillary With Bogus 'To-Do' List

Including 'sign off on new private server location'

(Newser) - Rand Paul wants to ensure voters don't forget about the recent scandals that have plagued fellow presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. After the Clinton camp tweeted a photo of a campaign manager's mostly boring "to-do" list yesterday, Paul revised the list to include what he thought were more... More »

Trolls Lose Anti-Feminist Hashtag to ... Feminists

#HowToSpotAFeminist drummed up debate on Twitter

(Newser) - If you missed the recent #FeministsAreUgly hashtag, one took its place this week at #HowToSpotAFeminist after conservative radio host Doc Thompson tweeted , "Any tips on #HowToSpotAFeminist???," per Mashable . Pretty much the worst of the Internet came out to play Thompson's game of helping him ID gender-equality advocates... More »

Tweet Sends Twitter Stock Into Tailspin

Financial website sends out lousy earnings results early

(Newser) - How ironic: Twitter's stock plunged 18% today because of a tweet. The company was supposed to announce earnings after the close of the market, but the website Selerity tweeted them beforehand, reports the Wall Street Journal . It was bad news: First-quarter revenue was $436 million, about $20 million below... More »

Clorox Sorry After Emoji Gaffe

'Where's the bleach?' tweet falls flat

(Newser) - Clorox has apologized for a social media misstep after it sparked outrage by tweeting "where's the bleach" in reference to last week's introduction of new "emoji" cartoons for iPhones that include several faces of people with black and brown skin. The maker of Clorox bleach and... More »

Chelsea Manning Tweets From Behind Bars

'Thank you all for your love and support,' she says

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning may be in prison, but she's communicating with the world at up to 140 characters a time. Yep, Manning is on Twitter while serving a 35-year sentence for leaking classified documents to Wikileaks, USA Today reports. What's more, she's got 40,000 followers at @xychelsea... More »

Users of New Video App Want to See Your Fridge

'Fridging' is Periscope's first meme

(Newser) - Tech analysts are comparing it to the early days of Twitter: users of a new social media app getting acquainted with something fresh—and sharing some incredibly mundane stuff in the process. Freshly launched live-streaming app Periscope (which Twitter recently acquired) has a lot in common with popular rival Meerkat... More »

Princeton Review to Swift: Your Grammar Still Stinks

Though test prep company is sorry it misquoted her

(Newser) - Taylor Swift called out the Princeton Review this week for misquoting her lyrics and accusing her of using bad grammar, and yesterday the test prep company told MTV that, while it's sorry for the misquote, it stands by the poor-grammar claim. The "Fifteen" lyric, as quoted in the... More »

JK Rowling Schools Fan on Gay Dumbledore

Fan couldn't 'see' the character as gay

(Newser) - JK Rowling is the subject of headlines touting her " perfect ," " brilliant ," " amazing " response to a fan who asked her yesterday, "I wonder why you said that Dumbledore is a gay because I can't see him in that way." Rowling replied : "... More »

Meerkat Video App Is a Massive Hit

It streams live video to Twitter

(Newser) - Are you Meerkatting? If the question makes no sense, you have not heard of what's being hailed as social media's Next Big Thing: The Meerkat app allows people to stream live video to their Twitter accounts. It first emerged as a big hit at the South by Southwest... More »

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