A star with a Twitter account is every publicist’s nightmare and every pop culture junkie’s dream come true. That felt especially true in 2011, the year of the unfiltered celebrity tweeter. (We’re looking at you Ellen Barkin, Ashton Kutcher, and Charlie Sheen!) But which stars had the most entertaining — for better or for worse — Twitter feeds of the year? Is it Steve Martin, Seth Meyers, or Elizabeth Banks that deserves bragging rights for the best, thanks to their smart and silly musings? When it comes to the worst, does anyone come close to chronic over-sharers like Kim Kardashian and Courtney Stodden? Check out our rundown for the candidates for best and worst, then be sure to vote for your picks in the polls below and share who your pick is in the comments section.
Ellen Barkin (@ellenbarkin): Every now and then a celebrity comes along and discovers that Twitter is a place where they can unleash a torrent of crazy upon the world and, in turn, make us fall in love with the Internet all over again. (We owe you one, Kanye West.) There may not have been a greater Twitter newcomer in 2011 (or ever, for that matter) than Ellen Barkin, who ranted about everything from politicians (she had a choice nickname for Michele Bachmann) to numbers (“I hate even numbers”), and dropped more f-bombs than fellow freshman tweeter Samuel L. Jackson. Sample, if not quintessential, Barkin tweet: “Wow. Me and my big mouth. I guess I’ll try to find my filter now… Just kidding, muthaf—ahs. Suck it. If you don’t like it don’t read it.” READ FULL STORY