Adam Lambert performed the last performance of The 2009 American Music Awards. He was to perform a song from his soon to be released album. Ignore the fact that he got more hype than the actual winner of American Idol (Lambert was runner up). Viewers anxiously awaited what his performance was going to entail. View for yourself on Perez Hilton’s blog. The video is soon to be pulled though since ABC is trying it’s best to get the uncensored versions offline. So what did Lambert do to cause such a stir? Three Things: 1) he pushed another man’s head into his crotch and rubbed it around 2) he kissed another man for a good 10 seconds, if not more 3) he flipped off the audience 4) he grabbed his crotch. Ok, I understand a few of these things have happened before, crotch grabbing happens daily in our society, but the rubbing another mans head in his crotch? The shock value of this performance was too much, and producers censored it for the West Coast. He was not the only person censored Jennifer Lopez fell during her performance and it was edited out. To add insult to injury? Lambert fell, and his fall was kept in the show! So what does Adam Lambert think of the editing? As you can expect he is not too pleased.
“There’s a big double standard, female pop artists have been doing things provocative like that for years, and the fact that I’m a male, and I’ll be edited and discriminated against could be a problem.”
“People are scared and it’s really sad, I just wish people could open their minds up and enjoy things, it’s all for a laugh, it’s really not that big of a deal.”
Apparently his performance has caused ABC to receive over 15oo complaints. Well The Twitterverse has also exploded. People praising Lambert or saying he went to far, so many comments are still swirling. He has been a trending topic since it happened, and in the 20 minutes it has taken me to think up and write this post 2000 more tweets have been posted about him. I think he succeeded in causing a buzz surrounding his name.
Recently I talked about how regular people liked to impersonate celebrities on twitter. In that case these people would make up accounts under a celeb’s name, but they would not be able to verify it. (Remember that handy-dandy check mark in the upper right hand corner on the twitter page?) Well, this is a different type of impersonation. A hacker cracked Britney Spears’ password on twitter (Her verified account), and posted that she was giving herself to Satan. The actual page is below:
So what is a Celeb to do when they have just given themself to Lucifer publicly on their own twitter page. Well for Britney there are a few issues that cross my mind. Her password was not secure, her staff regularly posts for her, just look at the one saying, “Britney rocked it in Melbourne last night!” The post was not just Britney being weird talking about herself in the third person, it’s actually a staffer being paid. So who knows how many people actually had her password. One person told a friend, who told a friend, who told a friend, who signed in. Or maybe her staffer was mad at her diva demands and did it herself. The options are limitless, but ultimately who’s to blame? Twitter? I really don’t think they are to blame if she gave out her password, or in fact was dumb and had “ilovejustin” as her password. Ultimately Britney is to blame, and I think she knows this, since she just took down the posts, and switched her password. (I would assume she wouldn’t be that dumb) Just a little excitement, which is why over 3 million people are following her.
Imagine you are 28 years old and you have to move back in with your parents. Chances are you don’t have the money to live on your own and your life is pretty much sucking. I’m sure the line “our house, our rules” is a regular occurrence. What can you do to make the situation not suck? Well if you are Justin Halpern you start a twitter called Shitmydadsays posting random profane quotes that are almost too much to take from your father. The account now has just under 730,000 followers. What’s better than that? CBS just picked up the idea and is going to start a sitcom with it and Halpern has a book deal with Haper Collins. Seems like he’ll have enough money to move out soon, but then all the hilarious quotes stop. I think Halpern will play himself on the show, and become quite the ladies man in the Hollywood scene. I mean, just look at the picture above, it screams Casanova.
Need a teaser of the amazing quotes? Take a look at these gems
Want some more recent ones?
“Does anyone your age know how to comb their fucking hair? It looks like two squirrels crawled on their head and started fucking.”12:03 PM Oct 5th from web
“Son, people will always try and fuck you. Don’t waste your life planning for a fucking, just be alert when your pants are down.”12:41 PM Oct 10th from web
“Just pay the parking ticket. Don’t be so outraged. You’re not a freedom fighter in the civil rights movement. You double parked.”2:59 PM Oct 18th from web
“If mom calls, tell her I’m shitting… Son, marriage is about not having to lie about taking a shit.”12:46 PM Oct 26th from web
“Son, no one gives a shit about all the things your cell phone does. You didn’t invent it, you just bought it. Anybody can do that.”1:40 PM Nov 4th from web
“Remember this: you’re just a lucky fucking guy. If people start telling you your dick looks bigger, remember that it’s not.”about 5 hours ago from web
Seems like he inherited his fathers wit. Just look at his diagram
My Dad always told me never to make a bet that I wasn’t 100 percent sure I was going to win. He would say this, and then proceed to bet me… I probably was under the age of 10 at the time. Betting is fun as long as you win. We all do it, we bet on small things, like sports games or when someone is going to give birth, the gender of the baby, even the weight. Sometimes it’s harmless when you have the money, other times you can get into pretty sticky situations. Enough background, I’m sure you all know about betting anyways. But did you know that you can actually place bets ABOUT twitter? Yea, crazy world we live in huh? Nobody is happy just keeping their money these days. DSI Sportsbook is a popular betting website where you can bet on any sport or casino game. Recently word has hit the streets that you can also bet on what celebrity is going to cause the drama on twitter next. Here are the odds that I found on another blogger’s site:
BRITNEY SPEARS +900
JESSICA SIMPSON +900
PARIS HILTON +600
KIM KARDASHIAN +950
MISCHA BARTON +950
COURTNEY LOVE +850
SELENA GOMEZ +450
VANESSA HUDGENS +425
HEIDI MONTAG +375
TILA TEQUILA +500
The only issue I have? I have heard about this from my GoogleAlerts, and even other bloggers, but I can not for the life of me find the betting area for twitter on the DSI Sportsbook website. I do not have an account, and maybe thats my error. Maybe they have secret areas for members only to keep the prying world out, but I’m not to sure I believe that. Check it out. If this exists i think gambling addicts are going to be screwed, but if not twitter is like the cool kid at school people just have to gossip about.
Someone please call an animal protection agency please. A psychotic teen fan of Miley Cyrus is so mentally unstable now that the Celeb has deleted her twitter account that she has come up with a campaign to get the actress back and twittering. Miley Cyrus has til November to get back on twitter or else she is going to kill her own pet cat named Fuzzy. Not just kill him, she’s going to cook the poor cat.
The unnamed teenage girl has posted on her site mileysavefuzzy.com the terms.
“if Miley reopens her account sometime between now and November 16, 2009 at 10PM EST, Fuzzy’s life will be spared. However, just reopening the account is not enough. I want to make sure she’s active again (even if she’s less active than before, that’s her choice). Which is why, at first, every time Miley tweets, Fuzzy’s cooking deadline extends by one week. After I see she’s pretty much active again and she’s making several tweets on a somewhat regular basis, the idea of cooking Fuzzy will be abandoned and Fuzzy will live on for the rest of his natural days.”
If that was not enough she has a way that the readers can help to extend the deadline:
Fuzzy’s life is hanging by a thread and will end if I do not achieve my goal. Ultimately, Miley is the only one who has the power to save Fuzzy. However, you may be able to temporarily extend the deadline. You can help by spreading the word around. Talk about Fuzzy, tweet about Fuzzy (use the #mileysavefuzzy hashtag), raise awareness. The most important thing is making sure Miley knows about this. And to keep you motivated, for one time only, in order to help and raise awareness, if #mileysavefuzzy becomes a trending topic in Twitter, the deadline will extend by one week, from November 16 to November 23. After that, it’s up to Miley.
In case you thought this was some sick joke she posted the following to clarify:
Let me clarify: This is NOT a prank or a hoax. I am not joking, even if some will choose to interpret it that way. Cooking a cat is not illegal in my country, in fact it’s part of our culture. I’m not asking for money or any other benefit. Fuzzy is my cat and I will not entertain any offers of selling or giving him away. If Miley doesn’t tweet again, this WILL happen, and I’m as serious as a heart attack.
And if you thought this story couldn’t get any more morbid, she has even posted recipes…
Is this enough to get Miley back on twitter? The unstable girl says that it is Miley’s choice if she wants to tweet a little or a lot, but basically if she doesn’t do it to her satisfaction she’s going to threaten to kill her cat again. Is this just a sick joke (even though the girl claims it isn’t) to get media attention and get her cause to be a top trend on twitter with the hashtag that she is promoting? She has a twitter account of MileySaveFuzzy where she already has 2000 followers. Just read some of her tweets, recently she sent a comment to Miley’s sister Noel telling her to get her sister to come back to save Fuzzy. This is really too sick and twisted for my taste. I hope someone manages to get this girl to a therapist soon. Otherwise she promises to try to not hurt Fuzzy to much when killing him…
I do not consider myself a cruel person and I do love my cat. Fuzzy will receive quick and swift death and I’ll try to minimize his suffering. As a disclaimer I must say that most recipes require to behead or suffocate the cat and then rapidly pluck and dress it. Unfortunately I have no experience with that so I really hope I won’t hurt Fuzzy too much… but I’m sure eventually everything will be okay! As soon as the meal is prepared and eaten, I will update the Pictures section with photos of the resulting meal, as well as some notes and impressions from someone who had his first cat-based meal in life.
People are speaking out through their blogs, and youtube accounts to have their opinions heard on this obscene topic. Their reactions are all disgusted but some advocate reporting the girl, while others just try to get the word out like this boy.
In the business world people have to be careful what they say about their product. In the movie industry the product is the film. For a long time now actors have had clauses in their contracts to not talk about specific script details. But what about 140 character tweets? It seems like these short phrases can be just as damaging especially when the actor updates it every day. A report on mashable declared that it appears that Dreamworks has written into the contract of Cameron Diaz and Mike Myers that they are not allowed to use twitter or facebook. Apparently the next Shrek Sequel has some major secrets to hide. So it was out, actors were now being limited on what they can use to talk to their fans, just like sports players have been banned in the past. Interestingly enough though a few days after these reports surfaced, Diaz and Myers denied the ban existing. Myers spokesperson even told gossipcop.com that the stories are “completely false.” The original article on mashable has now been updated to say, “The studio (and contract clause) referenced in this piece, DreamWorks Studios is not affiliated with DreamWorks Animation (who makes the “Shrek” films). Additionally, the contract clause for DreamWorks Studios is for writers releasing non-public information and not a ban on talent using Twitter. It has been confirmed that Cameron Diaz and Mike Myers have not been banned from Twitter.” So they have not been banned from twitter, but I think they will be very careful of what they post, to make sure it does not reflect anything about the script.
Men everywhere idolize Hugh Hefner. He has a lifestyle men dream of, and has built an empire that his sons are dying to get their hands on. He doesn’t own a cell phone and rarely uses a computer. Yet somehow he manages to tweet on twitter several times a day. How? Well, he does have 3 girlfriends under the age of 30. Not all of them have access to his account, only his head girlfriend Crystal Harris. But he does technically write the tweets. He hand writes what he wants it to say, and just hands her the paper and asks for them to be put up at certain times. It’s a hard life for Hef. His current tweet is:
“The movie tonight is “An Education,” followed by a great new episode of “The Girl’s Next Door” with Holly in Vegas.”
Unlike the other celebs that have other people tweeting for them, his are actually still him speaking. Which is a good compromise for a man who doesn’t use much technology but realizes that it is important for his business.
mileycyrus- FYI Liam doesn’t have a twitter and he wants ME to delete mine with good reason.
This was the last tweet ever for Miley Cyrus. (well until she remakes it a week from now) The twitter-verse is in a huge uproar over Miley deleting her twitter. Theories are swirling on if her boyfriend made her do it, since she was so pro-tweeting before. She would tweet about her illnesses, her fans, her family, what Halloween costumes everyone was going to wear this year. She even tweeted the following picture this past July.
Many times she took to her twitter to defend herself, and speak out against the “haters” like in the one below
Everyone seemed shocked, her 2 million followers and even her family. Her father, Billy Ray, tweeted about the situation.
- Miley. You are a light in a world of darkness. You were born”Destiny Hope Cyrus” for a reason.You can’t leave everyone now.We r countin on u
- I understand “it is true one bad apple spoils the bunch”.But listen to the words of your songs “Stand… for what ya believe in”…Remember?
Then it seemed like Billy Ray finally called his daughter and talked to her directly, instead of for all the world to see on a website. He finally tweets
- Ok guys.I got the scoop Apples r one thing but hackers r another She had no choice She said she loves ya’ll and please understand. I do now
- HeyWanna know a good one?Daddy got hacked too!Looks like I’ll be goin bye bye also.I’m sad! I’ll try to stay up 4 the weekend to say goodbye
He got the scoop, and is deleting his twitter too. If anyone was curious her mom Trish deleted hers around the same time as Miley. Billy Ray’s was still working as of Saturday night. Her fans are left going through Miley-tweet withdrawals. But not to worry, she posted a youtube video explaining.
UPDATE: Miley has now taken to her official website to get serious about why she left twitter.
“To my dearest fans,
You all are the closest thing to my heart & it breaks my spirit to hear that some of you feel neglected since I deleted my twitter. It was a wonderful way to stay connected to you & I really felt like during that time we became very much like friends. Twitter is a beautiful thing if used for the right reason. I love my job so much that it is hard to believe sometimes that it is considered “working. But, in the end it is still a business and I do need some sort of a “normal” life as well. I often complain to the ones closest to me that I don’t seem to have much of a private life any more and part of that is my fault. How can I whine about my life being to public if I am the one telling the world what I am doing? Some things in my life need to say in my life only and not on some gossip site. I never want any of my fans to feel like I don’t love them or care about them BUT, sharing the same love and respect for me I need to have the space to grow as a person and make some mistakes. I need to be able to live and learn in private. I never want to quit entertaining it is my life, my love, and my passion but I can’t have my personal life be other peoples entertainment.
Twitter is not the only thing I am cutting back on. This is not an attack against this particular site, I just think kids all over the world could maybe take a little vacation from Cyberspace. My problem with the internet is it makes negativity so available. It allows people to anonymously hurt others without any consequences. That is not the real world. Not only that, but if we spent more time enjoying what we are doing besides tweeting about it, we would enjoy our lives a whole lot more. I have very little free time and the moments that I do have I should be spending with my family and friends and loving every minute of their company.
Now of course rumors have been started that Liam is the reason that I deleted my twitter. I hope my true fans know how stupid that is. I had mentioned to him that someone made a fake twitter with his name and we both starting chatting about how ridiculous it is. Liam is a wonderful friend and he did not try to make me delete my page, he just helped me realize how much time I was wasting on that site.
I really hope you all know how much you mean to me and how much I truly care about each and every one of you. I will keep in touch through Mileyworld and MileyCyrus.com as I did before twitter. I love you all.
Celebs love Twitter. They can tweet from anywhere about anything. The portability aspect may be changing though as Alyssa Milano found out. The IPhone has developed a new app called Tweetie 2. The only issue, it’s no longer a free application. According to their website for a small fee of $2.99 you have the ability to:
- Preview short URLs
- Block/follow from multiple accounts
- Receive device notifications from select users
- Full landscape support (fully configurable)
- Improved gesture support
- Drafts management
- A multiple attachment manager, hashtag picker and more
- When you start the app you go right back to where you last were when you quit and caching makes it fast and easy to keep up with new and older tweets.
So what’s the issue? For some the 3 bucks is a huge dealbreaker. Alyssa Milano tweeted “boooooooo” which sparked more controversy. IPhone developer Jeff LaMarche spoke out by saying 2 things, “If you don’t think it’s worth $3, don’t buy it.” and “Keep in mind we’re talking about $3 for an app that only runs on handheld devices that cost at least $200, most of which come with a $70/month service.” Game, set, and match. It’s 3 bucks. That’s less than a tall mocha latte from Starbucks. Are there other free applications for the IPhone for twitter? Sure, but they probably don’t have all of the components of Tweetie 2. But don’t count Milano out just yet, she posted a series of tweets to defend herself.
“After booing tweetie upgrade price~ tweetie mob came after me & were so rude it turned me off to the app all together.” (sent from tweetie).
“Now on echofon (also free). This is the Twitter app tour 2009.”
I predict she probably will end up just buying tweetie 2 but it will take awhile since she spoke out that they were in essence ripping customers off. The IPhone has a million apps that are free, tweetie 2 just happens to not be one of them. It’s up to the developers to decide, and at the end of the day there are so many people speaking out saying that it IS worth the money, and that Milano is being cheap. I personally have a blackberry and don’t have half the free apps that IPhone users have, so I think they have no right to complain. Especially when people play the atomic fart or the million other free farting applications in random places. Better yet what about the annoy-a-teen application that plays a high pitch sound that apparently those over 25 cannot hear. My list can go on and on, but I think you get my point.