As you may have heard, celebrities by the dozens are signing up for the free service Twitter. Twitter allows you to post short thoughts or "tweets" about what you're doing on a daily or hourly basis. Some write about what they had for dinner, some make up ridiculous tales to trick the press, but many of them are very entertaining. Welcome to the very first, weekly, "Follow Friday!" I'll be scouring those tweets daily, and bringing you the finest batch at the end of the week.
Comedian Michael Ian Black allows us a glimpse into married life, and shows the proper appreciation for, and devotion to tasty, delicious ice cream.
Michael Ian Black: Just discovered my wife ate the ice cream. Divorce doesn't feel consequential enough.
Rainn Wilson: Feed a man a fish and he'll eat for a day. Feed a fish a man and he'll eat for like two and a half months.
Pop star Miley Cyrus is clearly trying to get her name into the "Stars, They're Just Like Us!" feature in some sort of celebrity magazine. And tactfully reminding us that she is a multi-talented individual. What can I say, she's just bein' Miley!
Miley Cyrus: i bought hair dye at ralphs and colored my own hair! and surprisingly it is my FAV color ever! Miley Cyrus = singer/ actress/ hairdresser
This next tweet falls into that same category of down-to-earth familiarity. Who doesn't love Girl Scout cookies? Everyone knows the Samoas and Thin Mints are where it's at, but it's good to get Jimmy Fallon on board.
Jimmy Fallon: I wanna thank Girl Scouts for the Samoas!!! Buy cookies! I'll talk about it on the show tomorrow ... But I'm ready to buy.
Miley Cyrus is excited for cereal, almost maniacally so.
Miley Cyrus: I am sooo happy for coco puffs.. I mean coocoo for coco puffs!!!
You may remember Brent Spiner as Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation. He's shown himself to be quite hilarious as he describes an imaginary visit that former co-star Patrick Stewart paid him.
Brent Spiner: While I was catatonic, Patrick, bless him, came to visit. He read a selection of sonnets for the inmates. When he left, they were catatonic.
Q: Which celeb did I have a crush on when I was a 12-year-old? A: Wil Wheaton, who played Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation. We were both younger then, but he has gracefully grown out of his child-actor persona and become a popular Twitter resident. I, however, have merely continued to wistfully laugh at his little jokes from afar.
Wil Wheaton: Some artists work in oils, others in clay. When I watch the Kings, I weave a tapestry of profanity that hangs over Los Angeles.
(9:48 p.m., March 31, from twitterrific)
Paul Scheer: Attention! Don't get fooled Target doesn't not sell white dogs with bulleyes on their bodies like their ads lead you to believe. LIARS!
(1:41 p.m., March 31, from TwitterBerry)
As usual, Perez Hilton, gossip maven and general Los Angeles man-about-town, poses the ultimate question.
Perez Hilton: When is Jesus going to open up his own Twitter account?
(12:35 p.m., March 31, from the web)
Ryan Seacrest, host of American Idol, discussed life and love with Jason Segel, star of TV's How I Met Your Mother and the recent film I Love You, Man. Or maybe they just talked about footwear and modes of travel ... it's kind of hard to parse here.
Ryan Seacrest: talked to jason segel today...he doesnt rock uggs in real life, but he does drive a vespa.
(10:40 a.m., March 31, from web)
Travis Barker, from rock band Blink 182, lets us know who's about to make it big as a pop star.
Travis Barker: My daughter is singing and dancing to Britney Spears songs except she's got better moves.
(8:54 a.m., March 31, from web)
The luscious Kim Kardashian, star of TV's Keeping Up with the Kardashians hands out some diet tips. Her curvy figure is legendary, so I hope she isn't planning to waste away in the sea of stick-thin Hollywood starlets.
Kim Kardashian: A moment on the lips is a lifetime on the hips ... putting snack down now!
(11:08 p.m., March 30, from web)
Tweet of the Week:
Pete Wentz: Scoop: OH bronx wentz was seen flirting with the girl cross the aisle the entire flight.
(about 12 hours ago from TwitterBerry)
That's the roundup for this week. Leave a comment if there are any other celebrities you'd like to hear from! And, as always, you can follow me on Twitter @ loandbehold