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
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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:
It is a massive undertaking that requires a Stevie Nicks dance party, forced insomnia, and the stamina to do a whole lot of sitting.
Dedicated fan Ellen Lloyd (@eel8) took up EW‘s challenge and livetweeted through an entire day’s worth of Emmy-nominated shows featured in the EW 24-Hour Binge Guide, with the Twitter time stamps to prove it. And Lloyd wasn’t messing around. Per the guide’s eating and drinking requests during various shows, Lloyd ate like the Dowager Countess during Downton Abbey with tea and Peppermint Milanos and drank like Scandal’s Olivia Pope (albeit in the form of a grape Popsicle in lieu of wine).
It wasn’t easy: Lloyd had to shirk off her distaste of Girls by watching the divisive “Beach House” episode, yet she managed to handle Dunham’s irresolute Brooklyn hipsters. It’s a feat to be admired, so Lloyd’s endeavor will henceforth be referred to in this post as “The Binge.” READ FULL STORY
On Sunday, June 22nd, EW will host a Twitter Q&A with Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, the stars of HBO’s True Blood.
The two appear on the cover of the current issue of EW, and they talked to EW about the show’s history and teased what’s to come in the final season. Inside the issue are exclusive photos with the two actors, as well as Moyer’s personal photo album from the set.
By 8 p.m. ET this Sunday, send a Tweet from this page, or just tweet using #AskAnnaAndStephen.
Season 7 of True Blood will premiere after the Q&A, at 9 p.m. ET.
All’s fair in love, war, and basketball — but that’s not always true on Twitter.
Jimmy Kimmel brought back his popular “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” segment on Sunday night, but with an NBA twist. In the segment, timed to game 5 of the finals, Kimmel brought on basketball stars such as Dwight Howard and Jeremy Lin to respond in person to the insults they’ve received online.
Celebrities are mourning the death of radio legend Casey Kasem, who died of complications from dementia on Sunday at the age of 82. The DJ served as host of the radio countdown show American Top 40, introducing new artists to legions of music fans for nearly four decades. He was also beloved as the voice of Shaggy on Scooby Doo.
Here are just some of the tributes Kasem’s famous fans have posted to Twitter since his passing:
Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars. We’ll miss you, Casey. pic.twitter.com/cxYhONfrqz
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) June 15, 2014
— Carson Daly (@CarsonDaly) June 15, 2014
Casey Kasem didn’t deserve the public indignity by his family in his final days. He left us on Sunday: AT40 day pic.twitter.com/LYNMkq3YY3
— Al Roker (@alroker) June 15, 2014
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) June 15, 2014
Part of my first grownup radio gig was being Casey Kasem’s “newsman” n his Sunday show. RIP, Caser. (Now the family can wrangle in peace)
— Harry Shearer (@theharryshearer) June 15, 2014
“Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars,” Casey Kasem.
— *NSYNC (@NSYNC) June 15, 2014
RIP Casey Kasem who inspired all of us in radio & turned millions of people onto music.Sending love to @KerriKasem, family and friends.
— Nikki Sixx (@NikkiSixx) June 15, 2014
Fitting we should get the news on a Sunday am. RIP Casey Kasem. http://t.co/Erm0meLOSX
— colin meloy (@colinmeloy) June 15, 2014
— Twiztid (@tweetmesohard) June 15, 2014
The East Coast-West Coast finals matchup drew A-list interest as the Kings topped the New York Rangers in a thrilling Game 5, which took two overtimes to decide. Defenseman Alec Martinez scored the heroic Cup-winning goal, causing celebrities to blow up Twitter with their excitement (or, in the case of some New Yorkers, resignation):
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) June 14, 2014
Every King needs his chalice… welcome home #StanleyCup!!
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) June 14, 2014
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) June 14, 2014
— Greg Grunberg (@greggrunberg) June 13, 2014
— David Boreanaz (@David_Boreanaz) June 14, 2014
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) June 14, 2014
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) June 14, 2014
— Chloë Grace Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz) June 14, 2014
LA KINGS !!!! Wow what an incredible game !!!! Congrats to the KINGS . Great game RANGERS ! Wow http://t.co/QplZWCLPbJ
— Derek Hough (@derekhough) June 14, 2014
— Dustin Lance Black (@DLanceBlack) June 14, 2014
— patrick wilson (@patrickwilson73) June 14, 2014
32 Quick – unbelievable goalie. Congrats Kings. Well deserved. @NYRangers did NOT make it easy though. Great game.
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) June 14, 2014
Note — we couldn’t resist climbing onto the #creepypaddington bandwagon, so we’ve added some Paddingtons of our own.
You know Paddington as a sweet, cuddly, duffle-coat-clad bear who spends his time eating marmalade sandwiches and being adorable. But when a still from a new Paddington Bear film appeared online Tuesday, Twitter users saw a whole new side of the beast.
Enter #creepypaddington, the best image mash-up game since sad Kanye. Twitter users put the affable bear into horror scenes and spectacles, somehow managing to make him even more creepy. See our favorites below. (Warning: gore; bears.) READ FULL STORY
George R. R. Martin has just entered a land far more terrifying than the place beyond the Wall: Twitter.
The Game of Thrones maester has joined the social medium with the handle @GRRMspeaking, and his first tweet essentially laid bare his plans for, well, not tweeting. (Oh, you say that now, George, but just you wait…) READ FULL STORY
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