Celebs are all Twitts

2009-03-19 16:23
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Not content to just let the media thrash out their private lives on the thousands of gossip blogs, some celebrities are taking a stand for themselves by "micro-blogging" or "tweeting". It's instant, it's straight from the source, and it's going to keep gossip sites on their toes. It's also perfect for narcissistic celebrities wanting to inflate their already gigantic egos.

Twitter is the hot new social networking tool that's taken over the internet. The concept is simple. You follow people, people follow you, and you update all day (and night) about what you're thinking and doing. Sometimes referred to as "micro-blogging", it suits those whose thoughts don't exceed 140 characters. Celebrities like P Diddy, Ashton Kutcher, John Mayer and Christopher Walken have all joined Twitter.

P Diddy celebrated hitting 200 000 followers this morning by posting a video blog on YouTube for his "Twitter family". Diddy's tweets exactly as you'd expect, it's all about him and usually ends with an exclamation mark or three. "Ptwitty late shift roll call!!!!! who's up with me? what's your name? where you at?? talk to me!!! lets go!!!"

But not all celebrities are about increasing their popularity. Some, like Ashton Kutcher dishes life lessons and spiritual advice for his twitter followers. Marrying an older woman and converting to Kabbalah has made the prankster wise, and he uses Twitter for the greater good by debating politics, religion and love. 

"I truly believe that God could care less who we believe the channel for the light is as long as we find a way to love unconditionally"

"I finished "the shack" btw. Sensational read. Forces you to find the God like features in everyone and every thing. Great Book."

"If you had never eaten pizza would you never crave it?"

Ashton's wife Demi Moore (or Mrs Kutcher) also just hit 200 000 followers. She expressed condolences for Natasha Richardson's family – "I am sending out prayers for Natasha Richardson and her family. A real reminder of how precious life is and how quickly it can be gone" – but just as her husband, she is all about teaching you about love and life. Who would have thought actors have such depth?

And while John Mayer talks candidly about his music and song writing, he's suspiciously discreet about Jennifer Aniston -"late night demo session... going to finish a song tonight called "Heartbreak Warfare"... I think it opens the record." Now that's deep.

Christopher Walken and Tina Fey are by far the funniest celeb twitts.

Christopher: "There's a kid on a Pogo stick in front of my house. It's nearly midnight so let's assume he's been drinking. This should end well for him."

Tina: "I like my men like my peanut butter: chunky."

Other celebs who've taken to Twitter are 5FM DJ Gareth Cliff, Mischa Barton, American TV personality Brooke Burke, Rumer Willis and Rachel Bilson.

Which celebs are you following? Let us know.

- Ashlin Simpson

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