Social Butterflies

Miley Cyrus Hits 7 Million Followers on Twitter
August 4, 2012, 1:29 pm
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Despite deleting her Twitter for a period of time, Miley Cyrus’ Twitter account has reached a new milestone, 7 million followers and counting. The star who posts frequent pictures of her dogs, nails, and every day life has only been back on Twitter for a year, and already has one of the most followers on the social media site.

Amanda Bynes Retires From Acting
June 20, 2010, 8:10 pm
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Amanda Bynes is done acting, the 24-year-old star announced on Twitter.

“Being an actress isn’t as fun as it may seem,” she tweeted from her verified account. “If I don’t love something anymore I stop doing it. I don’t love acting anymore so I’ve stopped doing it.”‘

However, she admitted that she’s a little young to call it quits already.

“I know 24 is a young age to retire but you heard it here first,” she tweeted. “I’ve #retired.”

Following her star-making roles on Nickelodeon’s sketch comedy “All That” and her own show on the network, “The Amanda Show,” Amanda starred alongside Jennie Garth on the WB sitcom “What I like About You” and hit the big screen in such films as “She’s The Man” and “Hairspray.”

If she holds true to her retirement revelation, her last film project may be the fall comedy “Easy A,” co-starring Emma Stone due September 17.

Emma Roberts Twitter Deleted Following Attacks From Angry Twi-Hards

It’s hard out here for a Taylor Lautner lover. Actress Emma Roberts has reportedly deleted her Twitter handle after being cyber-bullied by Twilight fans on the social networking site.

With some prodding from Jay Leno, Emma had a bit of a tiff with series bloodsucker Robert Pattinson on The Tonight Show Tuesday night.  The reason? Roberts admitted she’s Team Jacob.

Roberts co-starred with Taylor Lautner, who plays Jacob in The Twilight Saga, in the ensemble comedy Valentine’s Day. Take that, Cullen! Don’t worry Team Edward fans, Pattinson put her in her place. However, the joke between Emma and Rob didn’t go over so well with Twi-Hards on Twitter.

According to E! News, poor Emma was slammed with so many hate-Tweets she’s decided to leave the microblogging giant.  As of Wednesday afternoon, @RobertsEmma has graced the blogosphere with its final Tweet.

Britney Spears Becomes World’s Most Followed Tweeter
May 25, 2010, 2:10 am
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Over the weekend, Britney Spears soared past Ashton in Twitter followers, netting nearly 10,000 more devotees than Mr. Demi Moore — one of the world’s first celebrity Tweeters and the first person to attract 1 million followers on the site. At last count, Britney had 4,951,801 followers to Ashton’s 4,942,273.

Spears only sporadically posts updates to her Twitter, and Ashton — an avid updater — hinted that he wasn’t happy at being asked about his fall from social networking grace at a recent press junket for his new movie with Katherine Heigl, Killers.


“2nd most pop Q ‘What do U think about Britney having more followers than u?’” Ashton angrily Tweeted early Sunday evening. “Answer ‘I don’t care. Aren’t u suppose 2B a movie reporter?’”

(Photo by Christina Radish/Redferns)

Twitter Trending Topics Takedown Leaves Justin Bieber Out In The Cold
May 17, 2010, 2:04 pm
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For the first time in recent memory, Justin Bieber is no longer a Trending Topic on Twitter.

Justin-related topics have trended nearly every day for weeks thanks to the teen star’s legion of devoted fans — but that could be about to change thanks to a new programming update that will revolutionize the way the site determine’s the day’s hottest topics. The site has changed the algorithm that determines the Trending Topics — often indicated by a special hashtagged word or phrase – being talked about across Twitter.

“We have tweaked our worldwide trending topic algorithm to better capture the most emergent trends being talked about on Twitter right now,” site managers say of the change. But pop’s own banged sensation is calling the popular microblogging networking site out over the update, which he believes was implemented to silence the shouts of his fans.

“I heard you changed your system to stop my fans from making trending topics?? Really?? Where is the love??” Justin Tweeted to @Twitter on Saturday.

For its part, Twitter says the change is just business.

“@justinbieber the TT tweak is nothing personal. It was long planned & better shows what is emerging right now,” @ Twitter wrote in response to Bieber’s remarks.

Twitter chiefs then directed the “Baby” crooner to this page explaining the Trending Topics takedown.

Miley Cyrus “I’ve Just Been Going In My Own Direction”
March 15, 2010, 3:14 pm
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The Last Song stars, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth on their upcoming movie, and personal life.

On transitioning to film roles: We were kind of planning when the transition would take place; when I would leave the show behind and do something else. I’ve gone these last five years of doing ‘Hannah Montana’ with everybody telling me what to do. Now, it’s kind of up to me (to pick) what I think is right for my career. So, I’ve just been going in my own direction..

..and I have to be careful, in a sense, to not lose who I am and to lose the Miley Cyrus factor by going on to do other characters. I want them to know who I am but I want to extend my audience and just continue to do what I love but also give myself new challenges and not just be the same person over and over.

Does it help to work with a really hot guy in your first dramatic filmYeah. (Talking) with Nicholas about the writing I said ‘I like animals, I like music, hot Australians’, that’s what I kind of made him write into the book so that was interesting. It was a good choice (Liam is cracking up). It worked out fine and I owe Nicholas big time!

On Liam meeting Miley’s parents: My parents are, sorry mom, but like a little loco so if you love me and my family of five and my grandma lives with us and we have ten thousand dogs so if you love me after you meet my lifestyle, then you’re good. You’re a keeper.

How is life post-Twitter versus before?: I’m a lot less on my phone. I’m a little bit more social. I have a lot more real friends than friends who are on the internet that I’m talking to which is not cool, not safe, not fun, and most likely not real. I just think everything is better when you’re not so wrapped up in that.

I think it’s kinda lame. I go hang out with my friends and they’re so busy taking pictures of what they’re doing to put on Facebook that they’re not really enjoying what they’re doing. You’re going to look back and have ten million pictures but you’re not in one of them because you weren’t having fun. You were too busy clicking away. So, I think just enjoy the moment you’re in and stop telling people about it. Just enjoy it for yourself.

On her music: Right now I’m just finishing up my record. My record will be out towards the end of the summer and I’m really excited about that because I feel like after doing this film, it was kind of a test for me to decide what I really wanted to do. I love making movies and that’s what I want to pursue.

It’s not that I don’t love music. I love music. If every film could have a part (for me) with music I would (do it). But I feel like I need to get away from that for a little while and it’s another thing that is kind of my security blanket and I don’t always want to fall back on that.

I feel that the music industry is so contrived and so political right now, I people stepped away and said ‘we’re not gonna work like this. It’s more about our art than the politics, I feel like it would go back to be respected again. Right now, I feel like it’s lost a lot of respect and I’d rather be in an industry where I feel like I can be different and do things that really inspire me.

Justin Bieber Taking Over Twitter
March 15, 2010, 3:06 pm
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Last week Justin Bieber was the No. 1 most-Tweeted about topic, reports CTA. This week he came in second behind The Oscars.  Justin is ranked among the Top 140 most popular Twitter users but his numbers of followers are multiplying extremely fast. He averages about 11,000 new followers daily.

WhatTheTrend rep: ‘He’s certainly No. 1 unless something else comes along, like when the earthquake in Haiti happened that took the No. 1 spot for a few week. If it wasn’t for the Oscars, he definitely would have been No. 1 (this week).

Justin has been on Twitter almost a year but it wasn’t until January that his popularity growth really started registering, Justin Bieber trends really high and some people love that and some people hate that, (The haters) then Tweet about the fact that he’s trending, which only makes him trend higher.’