Though their relationship has had its ups and downs, Ashton Kutcher still thinks making a high-profile commitment to Twitter was a great lifestyle choice. “The immediacy of it is great. The connection people have with each other and the pool of individuals out there. It’s a beautiful environment,” he told Britain’s Metro. “You can take the control back in your relationship with the media. You can dictate your own view. My ability to self-publish has resulted in a big reduction in strangers following me around with cameras.”
Not so fast, Ash. While a Twitter feed allows for a certain amount of control, the lack of paps around the Valentine’s Day star may have something to do with his willingness to supply so much gristle for fans (not every celeb wants to put their wife’s ass online) and the fact that his private life seems pretty banal. We’re sure the cameramen would be piled up outside his door if Demi Moore ever had reason to pull an Elin Nordegren on him, whether or not he was posting blurry photos from his hotel room.
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have taken legal action against the British tabloid News Of The World for claiming the celebs have made legal plans to separate. “The News of the World has failed to meet our clients’ reasonable demands for a retraction of and apology for these false and intrusive allegations which have now been widely republished by mainstream news outlets,” said a member of their legal team. “We have advised them to bring proceedings which they have now done.” It might surprise you that they’re only suing one tabloid, considering how many rumors they’ve endured over the last five years, but the popularity of the story—remember last month’s rush of #Brangelinabreakup tweets?—and that it came from Britain, where libel laws put the weight of proof on the publisher, make it a perfect opportunity for Brangelina to strike back at the vultures who would dare doubt their eternal love.
Ironically, the tabloid happens to be owned by Rupert Murdoch‘s News Corporation, which also runs Fox. That studio happens to be the home of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, the film that sparked the gossip magnet that is Brangelina in the first place. The couple has yet to say whether they are seeking monetary damages.
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Werewolf fight! New Moon star Alex Meraz bared his claws on Twitter last night, slamming the all-star rom-com extravaganza Valentine’s Day, featuring fellow lycanthrope Taylor Lautner. “Sorry Taylor but the movie ‘valentines day’ looks lame and desperate it cries out’look we have all the biggest starz in 1movie pleez watch!’” Woah, Alex! Is that really much more desperate than “we have brooding vampires and shirtless hunks of beef that can toss women over their backs and leap up trees?”
Meraz was quick to clarify that he wasn’t dissing the numerous celebs (and potential future co-workers) themselves, “P.S. it has nothing to do with the talented actors in the movie I just don’t like the producer & Directors ‘get rich quick skeem’ nuff said” (shirtless guys in glass ‘skeems’ shouldn’t throw tweets, buddy). But a flurry of negative attention got him to change his tune in less than two hours. “Talk about biting the hand that feeds me…but I’m a wolf for crying out loud! I’ll be careful next time I spill twitter all over everyone.” We’ll forgive you this time, Alex, if only because “I’m a wolf, for crying out loud!” is one of the best excuses for a thoughtless Tweet ever.
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Tila Tequila‘s crazy train has finally jumped the tracks—the Shot Of Love star has deleted her Twitter feed. “I’m sure A LOT of people would NEVER have thought I would do such a thing,” she wrote on her blog. “But guess what? I DID!” But WHY, Tila??? “Miley Cyrus was right! Everything I tweet about turns into some stupid headline! I could say something & the media will turn it all around and make it into something else! They watch your every move! Miley did the right thing to delete her Twitter page, and damn…who woulda thought??? TILA TEQUILA DELETED HER TWITTER PAGE TOO?? The SUPPOSED ATTENTION WHORE???” Yup, you got us, Tila. This proves you don’t care what people think. No “supposed attention whore” would stop posting on a social network, compare the act to a bigger star’s similar decision, and announce they were starting their own celebrity gossip blog, Tila Tequila OMG, complete with live video conferences with fans. You’re just like all those ordinary woman who announce her pregnancy online one week, and allegedly plan to adopt a Haitian baby the next.
“My new Celebrity Gossip blog, I swear to you, is going to be SO REFRESHING!!!!!!!!!!! It’s NOT going to be a Gossip Blog where I BASH on celebrities like [Perez Hilton] does….same s—. Same ol same old s—!” So what’s the new s—-? “I will have weekly LIVE interviews with Celebrities so that you can all chat with them!!! I already have at least 10 big name celebs who have agreed to do my weekly live interviews on my gossip blog!!!” Supposedly, we’ll find out which ten “big name celebs” will spend regular quality time with Tila and her imaginary brood in three weeks.
While there’s been no confirmation outside of her Twitter, Tila Tequila appears to be claiming she’s pregnant. “I have a baby growing inside of me now, and that is my new happiness in life,” she tweeted last night. While previously planning to act as a surrogate mom for her brother, Tequila says the bun in the oven is her own. “Its no longer my brother’s baby as Surrogate mother. It is MY very own baby…I’m just happy cuz the baby’s father is a AMERICAN HERO! Served in the US ARMY 4 10 years & fought war in Afgan & got shot. Now hes out of Army after 10 years and is now a fireman and EMT! I will tell u all more when the time is right.”
The lack of an explanatory press release might have something to do with Tila’s publicist, Jessica Cohen, no longer being around to make one. “I am no longer representing Tila Tequila as her publicist,” she said in a statement. “Some matters need to remain private and away from media attention and due to recent events, I realized that we need to part ways while she deals with the loss of her fiancee.” Between the tearful over Casey Johnson‘s dogs, her online screeds about her late fiancee’s family and her plans to celebrate Casey’s life at an upcoming concert (if she can just find someone to book her), one can only imagine what finally made her rep bolt.
With only seven months to go until Frances Bean Cobain‘s 18th birthday, the matter of her custody will soon be moot. But from the way Courtney Love is tweeting, a legal battle between her and current guardians grandmother Wendy O’Connor and aunt Kim Cobain could continue well after the candles are blown out. “This s–t with the Bean needs to be exposed for what it is right f–king NOW enough,” she shared with her followers (typos hers). “They squeesed my bank accounts so that they were frozen because they know im going to sue the holy s–t out of them and now are…crocodiling my kid whose better than this seriously she was raised too well to be bought.” Was she, now?
Despite her obvious disappointment—and oh yeah, that restraining order—Love still has plenty of affection for “the Bean.” “im severely lonely without my best friend and no am not on drugs BTW.” All the more reason to give us that album and tour you’ve been promising for over three years, Courtney! Sounds like you’ve got plenty to sing about.
This is the true story of how one self-described “sh*tbag dork” used Twitter to connect with mega-star and all-around King of Cool, Diddy, and convinced him to appear as guest at his upcoming comedy show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York. Sounds impossible, right? But all it took for our longtime friend Chris Gethard (pictured above) was a Twitter account, a hashtag, a bunch of eager participants, and a dream. And of course – a celebrity who gets what the Web 2.0 world is all about: connection and communication, in 140 characters or less.
We chatted with Chris about how he hooked up with Diddy, what it was like talking to him on both Twitter and the phone (how 1995!) and what to expect when he hosts the hip-hop mogul at The Chris Gethard Show in February.
Read our interview with Chris under the jump.
Late heiress Casey Johnson was laid to rest Sunday after a small family funeral in New Jersey, according to Radar. Unsurprisingly, Tila Tequila was not asked to attend. “Yes her funeral is today and I can’t even see my wife for the last time to say goodbye to her and see her,” Johnson’s fiancee of nearly a month told the tab. “It’s breaking my heart… I’m crying so bad, they are horrible, mean people. Sure, one day I can visit her grave but I will never ever get to see her face again to say goodbye and kiss her before they bury her. I can’t talk about this now, it’s making me cry.” Tequila’s feud with the family reached a crescendo last week when longtime Johnson pals Nicky Hilton and Bijou Phillips removed Johnson’s clothes—and two dogs—from the reality star’s LA home.
While still accusing the family of euthanizing the dogs to bury with Johnson (“Can someone do me a favor and ask them for a LIVE VIDEO to see if the dog is STILL ALIVE??,” she tweeted) and threatening to release unflattering correspondence, Tequila says she’s turning a positive corner. “My Wifey would NOT want to constantly see me sad. She wants to see me HAPPY!,” she tweeted. “So now I will do that!” Along with hinting about “good news” involving her record label, Tequila removed vicious screeds about model Jasmine Lennard (who once accused Johnson of using her vibrator) from her blog. Hopefully she’ll keep it together for her scheduled Larry King Live appearance this Tuesday—if the Johnson family doesn’t succeed in getting her off the show.
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Good news folks - Lindsay Lohan is still infatuated with Samantha Ronson. Well, that’s if you believe what she wrote – and then deleted – on Twitter early this morning. (Yep, we check out Twitter right after we turn off our alarm clock in the morning.) If you’re already a Lohan follower, you know that she and her sister were traveling back from St. Barths via a car they rented in North Carolina after their flights got delayed/canceled. Now it seems that she her hasty road trip may have stemmed out of her desire to see Ronson, who Lindsay apparently “caught” in some sort of situation then left her nonplussed. (Here’s a video of Sam last night in which she accuses someone she refers to as “she” of sending the paps after her, and claims to not follow Lindsay on Twitter. On how we love this drama.)
In Ronson’s defense, she’s always seemed to be the only levelheaded person in Lohan’s otherwise dysfunctional life, so we’re inclined to to think the DJ probably didn’t do anything wrong. Regardless, someone needs to tell Lindsay that if she wants people to respect her privacy, she should do the same. [Photo: Lindsay Lohan's Twitter]