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How an Epic Twitter Tale Mixed Scary Truth With Fiction

The 'Washington Post' takes a deep look at Zola the stripper's incredible story

(Newser) - Since a 19-year-old Detroit stripper named Aziah King (aka Zola) tweeted out a story of epic proportions on Oct. 27, she captivated millions of online readers, including studios, producers, and even Missy Elliott, who wrote : "That Zola story wild. Ended up reading the whole thing like I was watching... More »

Twitter to 'Improve Policies' After Zelda Williams Bullied

Family members to get more support, site says

(Newser) - Twitter has promised to take a look at its policies after some sickening abuse over her father's death forced Zelda Williams off the site . After she tweeted a touching tribute to her father, the grieving daughter received messages on Twitter and Instagram blaming her for her father's death,... More »

Tina Fey: People 'Too F--king Boring' to Tweet

'30 Rock' queen lets loose on Twitter-verse

(Newser) - Not only has Tina Fey kept her edgy self away from Twitter, she wants most of us to do the same: "I think you should have to get a license to use Twitter because most people are so f--king boring that they should shut up," she says in... More »

Washed-Up Stars' Savior: Social Media

From Justine Bateman to Sally Jessy Raphael, a 2nd chance

(Newser) - Chris Brown and Rihanna aren't the only ones finding fame/infamy on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and the lot. Plenty of last generation's stars are making waves there, too, reports the New York Times , which runs down a few recent success stories:
  • Though Sally Jessy Rafael only claims 5,
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Courtney Love to Daughter: 'Sorry I Believed Gossip'

'Mommy loves you,' writes Love in surprisingly well-spelled tweet

(Newser) - Live by the Twitter, die by the Twitter ... and apologize for the whole mess on Twitter, too. Courtney Love took to Twitter once again yesterday, this time to apologize to daughter Frances Bean for dragging her into Love's latest Twitter meltdown, reports E! Online . On Tuesday, Love accused ex-Nirvana... More »

Teen Bride's Twitter Feed Is Totally Terrifying

Courtney Stodden's posts are just plain bizarre

(Newser) - Just when you think the saga of Courtney Stodden, quasi-celebrity child bride , couldn't get any weirder ... welcome to her Twitter page. The Huffington Post notes that it's an odd assortment of "Bible quotes and ... lurid notes." Below, some of the highlights (er, lowlights?) from the strangely... More »

Actor Gives Cat Away on Twitter, Gets Death Threats

Cat lovers aren't happy with Chris Pratt

(Newser) - Here's an example of a bad idea: You're a famous actor with more than 54,000 followers on Twitter , so when you decide you can no longer keep your cat, you give her away ... on Twitter. That's what Chris Pratt did, and he's now facing the... More »

The Game Tweets Cops' Number, Jams Phones

LA sheriff's department is investigating

(Newser) - Someone tweeted an LA sheriff station's phone number on the Game's Twitter account last night, encouraging all 580,000 of his followers to call for an internship—and incidentally jamming emergency lines for two hours. The rapper appears to be backtracking, notes the LA Times, suggesting that, ahem,... More »

Michael Moore Twitter-Blasts Obama

Left-wing filmmaker outraged over US military intervention in Libya

(Newser) - Michael Moore ripped into President Obama yesterday for taking military action in Libya , reports the Hill , unloading a barrage of criticism via Twitter . A sampling of Moore's outrage:
  • "It's only cause we're defending the Libyan people from a tyrant! That's why we bombed the Saudis last wk! Hahaha. Pentagon=comedy"
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Courtney Love Twitter-Ranting Again

Account isn't verified, but sure sounds like her, Gawker notes

(Newser) - Guess who’s back on Twitter? That’s right, everyone’s favorite crazytweeter, Courtney Love. Or at least, someone who claims to be Courtney Love—and sounds a lot like her too, Gawker notes . Love ditched Twitter in January after she was sued for defamation by a fashion designer (she... More »

Gilbert Gottfried Fired for Tsunami Jokes

Aflac ditches comedian after tasteless tweets

(Newser) - Gilbert Gottfried has quacked his last for Aflac. The comedian, who has provided the grating voice for the insurance company's trademark duck, was fired for tweeting more than a dozen jokes making fun of earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan, Failure Magazine reports. Sample: "Japan is very advanced. They... More »

Kutcher's Twitter Account Hacked

First tweet asks, 'Dude, where's my SSL?'

(Newser) - Ashton Kutcher went to TED yesterday, and lost something intrinsic to being Ashton Kutcher: His Twitter account. The ever-tweeting actor's account appears to have been hacked, and likely by someone all but looking over his shoulder at the conference, reports ReadWriteWeb, which notes that celebs aren't likely to be impressed... More »

Meet the Justin Bieber Lookalike Storming the Web

Jamie Laou already has 50,000 Twitter followers

(Newser) - Apparently, all it takes to earn your very own set of tween groupies these days is an eerie likeness to Justin Bieber. That’s what 17-year-old Australian high school student Jamie Laou has going for him. Laou went from a random Twitter user in July to, this weekend, a worldwide... More »

Bills Player Drops Pass, Tweets Anger at God

Steve Johnson less than thrilled with Almighty after hellish flub

(Newser) - After dropping a would-be winning touchdown pass in an overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday, the New York Daily News reports that Buffalo Bills receiver Steve Johnson did what any modern day athlete would—he tweeted to the Almighty. "I praise you 24/7!!! And this how you do... More »

Courtney Love Tweets Racy Pics

Her latest publicity stunt?

(Newser) - She's at it again: Courtney Love took to Twitter last week to post a few, er, interesting pictures of herself. In the first, she flashes her skivvies, but fair warning: The second is decidedly more NSFW. View both in the gallery, or if you'd rather watch Love butcher... More »

Lilo, Photographer Defend Gun Photos as 'Art'

Plus, she and Sam feud on Twitter

(Newser) - They don't call her 'Linsanity' for nothing: Lindsay Lohan tweeted a picture of herself yesterday clad in black lingerie with a gun pressed against her lips. But don't worry: "It's not softcore porn, hunny, it's called ART," she explained. The photographer agrees, telling E! Online that she's "... More »

LiLo: Downfall of a Diva

From fresh star to drunken, out-of-work tweeter

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan has more (pre-written) obituaries than acting reviews to her credit, but the New York Post takes a moment today to dance on her grave—tracing the onetime singer-dancer-actress lauded by Robert Ebert and Meryl Streep alike to the out-of-work, drama-prone, free-spending rehab candidate of today. What's worse, some... More »

Jim Carrey: Elin Knew

'No wife is blind enough to miss that much infidelity'

(Newser) - From the unimpeachable authority on relationships that is Jim Carrey: Elin Nordegren knew all along that Tiger Woods was a cheating cheater, reports PopEater . The newly single actor, who chose to announce his breakup with Jenny McCarthy via Twitter, also used his account to weigh in on the golfer's cheating... More »

Conan Follows Random Woman on Twitter

'Sarah Killen, your life is about to change,' late-night exile warned

(Newser) - Since Conan O'Brien joined the ranks of the unemployed, he's taken Twitter by storm and brought fame to his beard and assorted other associates. Now the ousted Tonight Show host, who has more than a half-million Twitter followers but before Friday wasn't following anyone—not even his own beard, squirrel,... More »

Newest Celeb Tweeter: Dalai Lama

@dalailama hits 100K followers in first day

(Newser) - It remains to be seen whether his offline following will boost him past the Ashton Kutchers of the Twittersphere, but the Dalai Lama is well on his way after opening his Twitter account today. With @DalaiLama , the Tibetan spiritual leader is nearing 100,000 (to Kutcher ’s 4.5... More »

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