Pioneering Tweets: Celebrities Of The Twitterverse

by Emily Green · August 6, 2010

M.I.A.Who needs a press conference or a publicist when you have Twitter?  Forget pesky considerations like proper grammar and spelling, even complete sentences. How old school. And while we're at it, ditch the discretion or sense of privacy.  Those things don't matter in the Twitterverse, silly!

More and more, celebrities have been flouting the conventions of PR and everything they've been coached not to do and taken to Twitter with loose, unfiltered lips -- er, fingers. It's a diary, a platform for major announcements about life's milestones, a forum for public confrontations, and even a 911 line for emergency help.  Why keep your 12,000 followers in the loop in times of imminent danger, distress, or interpersonal relationship difficulties? More like why NOT?!

Take cues from celebs who have poineered this breakthrough with some of our favorite Tweets.

For emergency help and crisis situations:

@lindsaylohan @Lara_Disco my lawyer isn't answering I NEED A RESTRAINING ORDER! MY SISTER AND FRIEND TOO!!!!! HE'S NUTS!!! 16 minutes ago via web in reply to Lara_Disco

- @TilaOMG Ambulance on the way to my house. I could have a brain concussion and die in a few hours.

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@MissKellyO My life just could not get any worst right now I come home to find my dog woody is dead 4:43 PM Jul 18th via mobile web

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For announcements regarding both personal and professional aspects of life:

@chicky I know 24 is a young age to retire but you heard it here first I've #retired 3:50 AM Jun 19th via web

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@LilyRoseAllen not quite front page worthy but anyways........... surreal http://twitpic.com/2brdt4 about 9 hours ago via Twitpic

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For official statements to set the record straight:

@EddieCibrian Once again my ex has stooped to a new low attempting to sabotage my beautiful relationship with LeAnn. Not surprisingly the ONLY magazine that decided to run the story shares the same credibility and delusion as my ex. They should be ashamed of themselves. 9:25 AM Aug 4th via Twitlonger

@_M_I_A_ ONCE AGAIN FUCK NEW YORK TIMES !!!!!!!!! GET YOUR PRIORITIES STRAIGHT 4:57 PM Jan 11th via web

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For publicly casting aspersions on others without addressing them directly:

@Bethenny Is dying over this show.if I stick on a lampshade with a moo moo and a pair of bananas hoop earrings,rz may just D I E.what a bunch of BS! 11 months ago from TwitterBerry

- @rzrachelzoe she is inappropriate and clearly desperate for some attentionRT @Maddie_Monroe: whoa @bethenny does NOT have nice things to say about you 11 months ago from TweetDeck

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And for direct confrontation:

@MichaelJLohan Stop stirring up trouble Perez, you're disgusting. Hell awaits you. You are only getting a taste now. U R the one who is likely to get AIDS!

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@FINALLEVEL Hey @aimeemann stop worrying bout my acting bitch, and worry about your WACK ass music. In the mean time.. Eat a hot bowl of Dicks! Ice T 9:00 AM Apr 8th via TweetDeck

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