It’s only fitting that John Mayer, one of the first high-profile celebrity Twitterers, would be one of the first to decide its time has passed. “I just think twitter as a form of communication, I think it’s over to be honest with you,” he recently explained at an ASCAP conference. “I would rather see twitter be a cork board of links to other more important things, because it’s really sort of flawed from the beginning. I can’t tell you how many times I meet people or I’m having dinner with people who write stuff and they get upset they have haters now, like, `Why do I want to invent more reasons to have haters?’”
Why, indeed. Mayer has certainly learned his lesson the hard way, having blamed his break with Jennifer Aniston on his love for social networking. But with Mayer’s last tweet dropping a full week ago (and that was just to retweet Jim Carrey), it looks like Mayer may be getting over his addiction. “I might as well spend that time making a sandwich or building a model ship or something. My challenge going forward is to basically disregard the need, the obsessive need for external validation.” Big words coming from a guy on stage. But does he have a point or is he just blaming the device for his own big mouth?
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Justin Bieber, playing in the surf while the world burns. The 16-year-old singing sensation looks like he had a lovely time tossing a football and building sandcastles at Sydney Beach this weekend, but his trip down under hasn’t been all fun in games. A morning concert outside the TV show Sunrise had to be canceled after nearly 3,000 fans showed up as early as 3am, with crowd surges sending eight to the hospital. “There were a number of parents down there [but] I would question why there weren’t a larger number of parents,” a police official told Billboard. “We had 12, 13 and 14-year olds [alone] at 3 and 4am in the morning. They were being crushed up against the barrier.”
Bieber still performed a song from inside the studio, but fans were clearly disappointed they wouldn’t get to breathe the same air as their idol. “I love my fans….and I am just as disappointed as everyone else with the news from this morning. I want to sing for my fans,” tweeted the Beeb. “I’m very happy about the welcome and the love from around the world, but I want everyone to still remember my fans safety comes first.” At least they can comfort themselves with these photos of Justin scampering on the sand.
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Looks like Michael Lohan meant it when he said he’d do whatever it takes to make his daughters fly straight. Lindsay Lohan has been tweeting up a storm since her estranged father showed up with police at her apartment today to check on her 16-year-old sister Ali. While the “welfare check” was reportedly inspired by the Lohan sisters’ wild antics at Coachella last weekend (TMZ says Michael told police the girls rode in a car going over 100 mph), Lindsay unsurprisingly isn’t grateful for their concern.
I have no choice but to make this public, due to my sister’s safety, as well as my own, “my ex-dad” just WALKED INTO MY APT like the devil’s advocate with officers…/let’s not forget, that my father KIDNAPPED me from a COURT ROOM when i was 4 years old and is CRAZY/ he has NEVER paid child support, and is marrying a tabloid writer and can barely spell his own name due to his “brain” that has been ruined/ due to HIS drug use./when will it ever end…it’s been going on my whole life with him-hasn’t he caused enough pain?/I NEED A RESTRAINING ORDER! MY SISTER AND FRIEND TOO!!!!! HE’S NUTS!!!/my BUILDING didn’t STOP him, isn’t it supposed to be safe? THAT’S WHY I MOVED HERE! it coulda been FAKE cops! dressed up!
While the police left Ali at Lindsay’s (“We went, she checked out fine, and we left,” said the sheriff’s department), Michael remains defiant. “Lindsay can twitter all she wants. This is about Ali and her welfare,” he tweeted. “Ali is 16 and [mother] Dina has no right allowing Ali to be in such elements.”
“It is very serious and my ex could be in big trouble,” said Dina. ” He’s dangerous…. If he can’t get to them he is going to try to hurt them — it’s not good.” Is Michael valid in his concerns or have his own frightening run-ins with the law cost him the right to interfere?
Even he knows it now: any lawyer that would represent Jon Gosselin is not someone you’d want to represent you. Our favorite reality dad tweeted this morning that he has fired Anthony List only weeks after the former assistant U.S. attorney filed to remove Jon’s child support obligations and seek primary custody (“I terminated him on April 15, 2010…He has no legal right to speak to the press or anyone on my behalf”). According to JoGo, he never wanted to take custody from Kate in the first place. “[List] filed for that…I only wanted a more flexible custody schedule so I could be with my kids,” he told TMZ, adding that he still plans to pay child support. “I just can’t afford the $22,000 a month right now. That is why I’m trying to find a job.” Kate’s lawyers mocked List’s work, claiming there wasn’t even an address listed on the court papers. Jon now says he and the suits are working together “amicably” to resolve the matter.
Thankfully for them, any new friends he’s making in her legal team won’t be asked if he can crash in their den. While JoGo has yet to find any TV hosting gigs, your boy is at least fulfilling his parental obligation to find sex partners (hey, according to Life & Style, screwing is very important for single parents). “He has a new 40-something, Washington, D.C. love interest,” someone who cares told Us Weekly. “She’s rich—and he’s hoping to have her back one of his projects.” While we can’t believe any woman still wants to catch a ride on JoGo’s star, we’re comforted to at least see him finally aiming for ladies his age and older. Sugar moms we sort of get, but sugar nieces? Ew.
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Poor Coco! Her photographic work is being repressed by the close-minded bureaucrats who manage Tweetphoto.com. The lady with the junk in her trunk posted a sophisticated, artistic shot of herself mid-Brazilian bikini wax on Twitter. The self-portrait, which is clearly inspired by the work of such feminist luminaries as Cindy Sherman and Nan Goldin, depicts Coco laying erect on a waxing bed, a strip of waxing paper stuck to her pubic hair. The anticipation and nervous, feminine energy are tangible and the image channels the spirit of the women’s movement of the 70s and melds it with the objectification of women, a clashing contrast of what it means to exist as a female in the year 2010.
Er, or it’s just a picture of Coco about to get her pubes yanked out.
Regardless, the good people at Tweetphoto.com deemed the pic inappropriate (or Coco took it down) because the image is no longer available through Coco’s twitter account. It’s a good thing the fine people at ONTD grabbed it and saved it from being demolished, thus allowing Coco’s vision to be shared with the world. Enjoy, art fans!
Oh glorious day! There’s nothing we love more than rising with the sun to discover Lindsay Lohan has accused her ex-girlfriend Samantha Ronson of something crazy on Twitter. Her words set our heart a flutter and the crazier they are, the better. Lindsay, who is currently trying to break the world record for most nights in a row spent out partying, returned from a fun weekend at Coachella (see Twitpic above) and apparently hit up Trousdale, where she ran into her ex-lover…and her saliva.
Tweets LiLo: “@samantharonson spit in my face and left w/ @mileycyrus ‘s ex.” We’re assuming Linds is talking about Justin Gaston, Miley’s beefy, Jesus-loving ex. We don’t know Samantha Ronson in real life (But if The Secret works, we will soon!), but we know enough of her to imagine she’s not the type of lady who spits on anyone, much less her insomnia-suffering ex. But for now all we have to go on are Lindsay’s words, as crazy as they may be.
You may have heard that Scott Baio‘s tweets swing more than a little, well, right. But that doesn’t mean you have to point it out! The Charles In Charge actor went on another freakout when Jezebel included his impolitic joke about how his taxes “feed, house and provide medical for quite a few lazy non working people at my expense” in a “Tweet Beat” feature. Before accusing writer Irin Carman “of sounding like an ignorant racist” for claiming he “hangs himself by his own rope,” Baio cried “Let’s see if web-rag Jezebel.com will post my Twt about schools, service ppl, spc. needs kids and animal abuse? They sound like hypocrites 2 me!” Following some hash-tag madness, Baio’s wife Renee chimed in on her Facebook page with a thoughtful “F— you, Jezebel.com!!! You are a bunch of FAR LEFT Lesbian s—asses!!!!!! No wonder you’re all lesbos because what man in is right mind could put up with all of your c—ness? Scott Baio has more class in his piss than all you all!!!”
With her remarks somehow failing to put out the Twitstorm, Renee later noted she has “close friends of all color, sizes, religions, diff. political views, special needs & with or without animals,” simply saving her homophobic banter for those bashes her family. “The haters are NOT the only people who can exercise their freedom of speech.” Still aggrieved, Renee claims she’ll be sending information about Jezebel’s “one sided” comments section to the “Attorney General’s Office.” That she believes they’ll care is probably the craziest thing we’ve heard yet. [via Jezebel]
See photos of the happy couple in the gallery below.
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Spencer Pratt may have expressed some concerns about Heidi Montag‘s plastic surgery when the latest model of his Stepford Wife was revealed last January (“I’m her husband—not her owner…I may not be okay with things, but it’s not my call”), but the same supportive nature that forced him to repress such qualms has now made him a silicone enthusiast. How else can we explain his mockery of Kate Hudson‘s alleged boob job on Twitter? “How is it possible to get breast implants and still not have breasts! – Kate H – get ur money back… I gotta guy who will hook you up!”
Spencer has been on attack mode ever since Audrina Patridge dared to discuss Heidi’s health with George Lopez, joining the choir on Ke$ha’s SNL performance (“looks like a dragon on E threw up on a super hero outfit”) and slamming everyone from Snooki (“I’m coming for you…shark fin in the water…watch out…”) to Lauren Conrad (“Heard you were pitching a show about your fashion line. What’s it called ‘for sale’ or ‘discount rack’?”) to Al Qaeda (“Getting it done. Can’t hide from us…”). “Feeling this free speech today,” he exclaimed. “Can’t shut me down. U feel me?”
Check out the gallery of Kate before and after her alleged operation (one Us Weekly rumor and we can’t stop staring!). R U feeling Spencer on this or R U wishing he’d tweet in hell?
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Kim Kardashian, in Australia for…ah, who cares…spent yesterday prancing around the boats and clothing stores of Sydney Harbor in a tight black and white dress and high heels, showing everyone how big a fork she can take at lunch. Judging from the picture she tweeted, she found the Australian paparazzi just fascinating as they must have found her. Watch Kim thunder down under in the gallery below.
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We’ve heard the prosecution’s case against Heidi Montag‘s plastic surgery binge…now it’s time for the defense. Spencer Pratt interrupted his praise for God and our nation’s troops to tweet hard at Audrina Patridge after she factually described her Hills co-star’s new body on Lopez Tonight, admitting Heidi “has changed a bit” (oh no, you didn’t!!!).
I would like to make it CLEAR! My wife and Audrina have severed all ties! We no longer deal with that fake world and fake people like her./ Audrina – Don’t hate because your nasty Tijuana plastic surgery got you no press… and my wife is #1 story on people – 5 days in a row!/ Who elected you to gage cool – B—-! Why don’t u and ur played out 90s singer Cabrera go into a bathroom stall and do what u do best…/ Oh the truth is coming… I’m not playing anymore. Everyone stay tuned… its all coming out!/ Audrina – you want press? Leak another 50 naked photos of yourself like u did to get relevant to in the first place./So glad my wife gets her surgery in bev hills and not where Jwow and audrina go. We love american doctors!
You hear that people, Heidi’s body is home grown! That scooped-out back you recoil from is a tribute to our country! Say anything other than “Heidi Montag looks more gorgeous with every passing day” and her husband will bring it down on you, because that’s what love is. At least that’s what ridiculous, fame-obsessed, borderline psychotic love is.
See photos of Audrina and Kristin Cavallari shopping on “the set” of The Hills yesterday in the gallery below.
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