Wednesday night, ABC News President James Goldston announced that Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols has died at the age of 83. Celebrities, colleagues, and friends have expressed their condolences on Twitter and social media, sharing memories of the late director.
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The Theory of Everything star Eddie Redmayne will be joining EW for a Twitter Q&A Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. ET.
Redmayne plays Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, a film that tells the true story of the famous physicist’s relationship with his now ex-wife, Jane Hawking. Part of this story is Hawking’s illness and how the two dealt with its progression: At 21, he was diagnosed with motor neuron disease and told he wouldn’t live much longer. He’s now 72.
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Sorry, Tumblr hordes: Don’t expect to see Katniss Everdeen playing in your sandbox anytime soon.
In an interview with her Hunger Games co-stars on BBC Radio 1′s Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw, Jennifer Lawrence vowed that she would never join Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. “I’m not very good on phone or technology. I cannot really keep up with emails. So the idea of Twitter is so unthinkable to me,” she told Grimshaw. “I’ll never get Twitter. If you ever see a Facebook or Instagram or Twitter that says it’s me, it’s not me.” READ FULL STORY
The problem with Twitter is, anyone can see what you write. For comedian Artie Lange, that meant losing a television appearance and being banned from ESPN after a series of tweets.
In Texts from Jane Eyre, Mallory Ortberg imagines conversations between a host of different literary characters, authors, and innocent bystanders. (The one through-line? Most of them are terrible jerks.) Because the humorist and Toast cofounder is also a practiced Twitter whiz, we decided to give her another challenge: Sum up nine great works of fiction—yes, Sweet Valley High counts—without going over the site’s notoriously slim character limit. Here’s what she came up with. (P.S. High schoolers: You’re still gonna have to read the actual books.)
We all have those moments late at night when the Netflix queue is just “meh,” everything in the freezer has been microwaved and eaten, and all there’s left to do in this world is to tweet. It seems that Larry King had that kind of night as he tweeted with the stamina of a thousand youths late last night (or more like early this morning). It all began with a critical appraisal of Dane Cook’s Showtime special (as it usually does) and devolved into an appreciation of Derek Jeter, Oreo cookies with milk, and a hatred of people with perfect teeth. Let’s try to figure out what the hell is actually going on.
ISIS, a group based in Iraq and Syria, has beheaded several hostages in the past months and distributed videos of the murders to the masses. C.K. suggested that the group “f–k each other in the mouth with forks.” He also proposes that we “f–k ISIS in all 3 holes and make a fifth and f–k them there too” before apologizing for writing “3 holes” instead of “4 holes.” Good thing that’s cleared up.
Jimmy Kimmel brought in a gaggle of current and retired football players (and one Erin Andrews) Thursday night for a special NFL edition of “Mean Tweets,” just in time for the regular season to commence. From Michael Strahan’s infamous tooth gap to DeSean Jackson’s penchant for affordable mall-style clothing, Twitter does not leave any possible insult hanging. Below, watch Terrell Owens get called a piece of donkey excrement (in slightly less euphemistic terms) and more. READ FULL STORY
This afternoon, news broke of Joan Rivers’ death. Celebrities, media outlets, and friends have been offering their condolences on Twitter and social media and sharing their best memories of the late comedienne:
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