Twitter Follow Friday 11: Gossip

Twitter fans, rejoice! The stars are up to their usual shenanigans, as movies are watched, gossip is spread by the willing, and everyone is eager to share their opinions and advice, whether people want to hear it or not. One of the best things about Twitter is the ability people have to broadcast their opinions to a captive audience; though people can respond or interact to a certain extent, for the most part celebrities are somewhat removed from the general public, interacting when they choose to do so. Some people make the most of this arrangement, some people abuse it by saying whatever it is that pops into their head, be it a crass joke or thoughtful moment. We've left the crass jokes at home, but let's head on in to the main party.



mindy kalingThe Office 's Mindy Kaling likes watching movies. No really, she loves it:

Mindy Kaling: Autopsy report shows Ms. Kaling cried to death from the first 10 minutes of "Up". (Jun 14, 10:40 a.m.)

The first five minutes of "Manhattan" can ruin my whole day missing New York. (Jun 17, 2:35 p.m.)



Actress Alyssa Milano seems to want to join in the recent upheaval over comments regarding TV stars Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag:

Alyssa Milano: So, I don't mean to be judgey. But Spencer and Heidi... They aren't for real right? What are they? Actors? Abstract performance art? (Jun 14, 12:38 p.m.)



Pro Skater Tony Hawk yawns his way through culture:

Tony Hawk: pretty sure someone has hacked my Netflix queue and they are trying to put me to sleep with the most boring documentaries they can find. (Jun 14, 2:10 p.m.)



Lily AllenOoh! Dream times! British singer and firebrand Lily Allen relates a dream she had, everyone's favorite thing to listen to:

Lily Allen: Had a horrible dream on the plane that my dog mabel died cause I bought a panther as a pet and it bit off both her left legs. So sad. (Jun 14, 3:27 p.m.)



Diablo CodyScreenwriter Diablo Cody comments on recent Hollywood romances with her usual verve and hilarity:

Diablo Cody: People.com says that Miley and Nick Jonas are "reconnecting." Like they're 45-year-old divorcees from Akron. (Jun 14, 5:06 p.m.)




Rainn WilsonThe Office's Rainn Wilson announces his travel plans in a most amusing way:

Rainn Wilson: Off to Oregon: land of enormous earth-tone socks-with-sandal-clad, nature & coffee loving gentle whitefolk who move like slow sun bears. (Jun 17, 11:47 a.m.)




Star Jones Formerly of The View, Star Jones seems to have a lot of opinions she feels comfortable foisting upon the public at large:

Star Jones: Joan used to say: "I don't exercise. If God had wanted me to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor." One of my favorites! (Jun 17, 2:15 p.m.)



Hugh Hefner Founder of Playboy and millionaire-about-town Hugh Hefner lets us tag along on his travels:

hughhefner: Shared memories with old friend Bill Cosby backstage at the Playboy Jazz Fest, which he hosts every year. We've been buddies since the '60s. (Jun 16, 12:20 p.m.)




Holly Madison Former Hefner girlfriend Holly Madison finds herself single and offering up advice left and right:

Holly Madison: It's my new mission to bring back ankle socks and heels, like in the ZZ Top video (Jun 17, 10:53 a.m.)

People should look like their personalities. It would give people an incentive to be nice. And we wouldn't get hung up on mean boys (Jun 14, 1:10 p.m.)



Director Paul Feig completely loses his cool at an airport:

Paul Feig: Dear Man-Who-Tried-To-Bring-Five-Huge-Jars-Of-Liquid-Through-Security-And-Then-Got-Mad-When-They-Wouldn't-Let-Him: Welcome to our decade! (Jun 17, 9:01 a.m.)



Ellen DeGeneresTalk show host Ellen DeGeneres lets her jaw drop when she discovers a certain reality TV show:

Ellen DeGeneres: Just watched The Real Housewives of New Jersey for the first time last night. Three words: Oh - My - God! (Jun 17, 10:15 a.m.)




nia vardalosActress and funny girl Nia Vardalos loves to talk about eating, and her animals. This tweets brings the two together at last:

Nia Vardalos: up at 5 am, just ate egg sandwich in bed, dog jumped up, got ketchup everywhere, looks like a murder scene. (Jun 17, 5:24 a.m.)




Stephen ColbertStephen Colbert, host of The Colbert Report, is also a purveyor of strange tweets and other delights:

Stephen Colbert: absolutely no moisture left in me. this country is like a giant sham-wow (Jun 11, 8:36 p.m.)



Ryan SeacrestAmerican Idol's Ryan Seacrest seems a little sad, looking for a new best friend. What's going on, Ryan?:

Ryan Seacrest: I'm seriously thinking of a white labrador. A new best friend. Thoughts??? (Jun 16, 9:01 p.m.)




jessica simpson Hold the phone! Singer Jessica Simpson is babbling along in her usual incoherent fashion:

Jessica Simpson: someone once told me that mirrors are a losing game cause they only show you backwards anyway (Jun 16, 6:42 p.m.)




Ashton Kutcher Actor Ashton Kutcher forlornly discusses his disappointment with the time of year:

Ashton Kutcher: Depressing time of the year 4 me no basketball no football. I'll limp by on NASCAR and soccer but it Truely emotionally effects me. (Jun 16, 8:24 a.m.)




Miley CyrusSinger Miley Cyrus has recently gone through a public breakup and seems to be emotionally medicating in the strangest ways:


Miley Cyrus: Nothing heals a heart like "Americas Funniest Home Videos" (Jun 14, 8:26 p.m.)



John Mayer Singer John Mayer as usual, amuses:

John Mayer: I'm wearing camo pants today. Surprisingly, I only loathe myself a little bit. (Jun 11, 7:25 p.m.)



Tweet of the Week

Al Roker set off a media firestorm when clips of his interview with Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag made the rounds. Roker is seen asking them difficult questions about their behavior, which the couple dodge and answer with confusion:

Al Roker: Heidi and Spencer are an interesting couple. famous for...being infamous. Bad and vacuous behavior. I think we're at minute 11 of their 15. (Jun 15, 7:19 a.m.)



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