Sometimes, Celeb Tweets Bring Real News

But not usually.
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 10, 2009 11:32 AM CDT
Sometimes, Celeb Tweets Bring Real News
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)

(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.
(Read more Twitter stories.)

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