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Michael Sam comes out: Celebs tweet support

Besides the Olympics, the big sports news over the weekend was that Missouri All-American Michael Sam announced he is gay, and, if drafted this spring, the defensive end could become the first openly gay player in the NFL.

“Once I became official to my teammates, I knew who I was,” Sam told the New York Times. “I knew that I was gay. And I knew that I was Michael Sam, who’s a Mizzou football player who happens to be gay. I was so proud of myself and I just didn’t care who knew.”

Since the news broke, many celebs have tweeted out their support. Read the messages below. READ FULL STORY

Philip Seymour Hoffman remembered: Celebrities react to star's death

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death Sunday was shocking to his fans and to those who knew him and worked with him. Celebrities from Steve Martin to his Hunger Games: Catching Fire co-star Sam Claflin took to Twitter and other social media to share their memories of the late actor.

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Golden Globes 2014: And the award for most tweeted-about moment goes to...

While the Hollywood A-listers walked the red carpet, took their seats, drank their booze, and accepted their awards, the rest of us turned on our televisions and took to Twitter to discuss absolutely everything — Did you hear there was sewage on the red carpet? How hot does Matthew McConaughey look? Congrats, Breaking Bad!
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Keira Knightley secretly joined and quit Twitter, all in 12 hours

Social media can be a complicated thing for any celebrity. On one hand, it gives fans an opportunity to connect personally with stars. On the other, it can be a place for public attacks and ridicule, and in the case of Shia LaBeouf, a great way to express yourself through other people’s words.

It seems Keira Knightley is above it all. In a new interview with Harper’s Bazaar UK, the British actress revealed she once secretly joined Twitter using a fake name, only to delete the account 12 hours later. “It made me feel a little bit like being in a school playground and not being popular and standing on the sidelines kind of going, ‘Argh,'” Knightley told the mag. The notoriously private star, who was married to musician James Righton in May, also addressed the perception around Hollywood of her “snooty” attitude.

“I like being private. I haven’t asked a lot of the actresses who I really admire, ‘How do you do it?’ because I don’t want to know. Maybe I’m childish in that way; I just don’t want to know about your life.”

Shia LaBeouf continues to plagiarize apologies

I have just about had it with this troll. Shia LaBeouf — or as I find it easier and more reasonable to call him for some reason, Shia Beowulf — will not stop fake-apologizing on Twitter IN THE WORDS OF OTHER PEOPLE. Since admitting he plagiarized Daniel Clowes’ comic Justin M. Damiano in a short film, LaBeouf has been lifting his fake-apology language from Eliot Spitzer, Russell Crowe, BP CEO Tony Hayward, Alec Baldwin, Shepard Fairey, Mark Zuckerberg, and perhaps the most trustworthy source of all: Yahoo Answers. And he’s at it again with three new snippets of terrible performance art today.

Who’s Actual Plagiarist Shia LaBeouf copying now? Let’s check it out (and then please never follow up on him ever again)! READ FULL STORY

George Takei talks taking on tech for all generations in new YouTube series

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In this modern age of technology, George Takei definitely knows how to live long and prosper.

The Star Trek actor and social media maven has teamed up with the AARP for a bi-weekly series on YouTube called Takei’s Take, a smart, funny, irreverent look at what is happening in the world of the Internet and technology and how it infiltrates our lives. EW was on location at YouTube Space LA where the series is filmed to talk to George about the show, how Martin Luther King Jr. played a role in getting him to join Twitter, and why human behavior is the root of all our (tech) problems.

Takei was first approached by AARP to create the series because of his already large social media presence, which includes over 930,000 followers on Twitter and over 5 millions likes on his Facebook page. “I love the idea of sharing technology and what’s trending today with the entire demographic.” Takei told EW. “Obviously I’m of the upper baby boom generation, the AARP generation.” It was that generation of 50+ who were the original Star Trek fans and now it’s their children (and in some cases even their children’s children) who Takei wants to reach. “This is something that should be attractive to all generations.” After launching in September, the series already has over 65,000 subscribers on YouTube and just finished filming the first season.

Though he admits he has help and guidance, Takei is proud to be the older face of technology today and go against negative stereotypes, which as an Asian-American Takei says he has had to deal with his entire life. “Society in general needs to be more enlightened not to buy into stereotypes. Some of these advances are being made by senior citizens. Einstein was a senior! He was the pioneer of the future society that we are building.” But Takei is well aware that there are two sides to everything. “There are some youngsters who are absolutely dysfunctional when it comes to technology. But we shouldn’t stereotype all young people.”
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Hate Joffrey? Here's your chance to roast the 'Game of Thrones' king

It’s common knowledge that Joffrey Baratheon is not only the most hated man in all of Westeros, but also the most hated character on TV — and the Internet. If you’re one of the many who love to hate the current King of Westeros just as much as we do, then HBO is hoping you’ll join in on this week’s two-day Roast of Joffrey celebration.

The official Game of Thrones Twitter and Facebook decreed that Thursday marks the start of the official Roast Joffrey Day and ask that you take a moment to “think about how much you love to hate” the pesky, hot tempered young king who currently sits on the iron throne — and let all that pent up anger out on your favorite social media platform. Check out what fans have submitted so far on national Roast Joffrey Day by visiting RoastJoffrey.com.

HBO released a short video inviting all to celebrate and join in on the Joffrey bashing on Twitter, Facebook, Vine, and Instagram by using the hashtag #RoastJoffrey from now through Friday, Dec. 13. It really speaks to the whole Christmas spirit of this time of year, don’t you think?

Watch the short invitation video below:

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Carrie Underwood responds to 'Sound of Music Live!' backlash, in the biblical sense

You can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country-grown morality out of the girl…or something like that.

Carrie Underwood was well aware of the risk she was taking by stepping into the habit most famously worn by Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music Live!, so we thought she might just stay mum on the various opinions thrown her way.

Some critiques were fun:
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Paris Hilton slams fake Nelson Mandela tweet: 'Get a life and stop talking about mine'

In the wake of Nelson Mandela’s death Thursday, many celebrities took to social media, including Oprah Winfrey and Morgan Freeman, to express their condolences for the late South African president. And shortly after the news broke, blogs re-posted a tweet allegedly sent out by socialite Paris Hilton confusing Mandela with Martin Luther King Jr.

Here’s a look at the tweet:
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Remembering Madiba: Paul Simon, Bill Clinton, P. Diddy, Clint Eastwood, more share thoughts on Nelson Mandela

The passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela at the age of 95, touched people all over the world and celebrities took to Twitter and other social media networks to honor the late activist.  Read on for statements from Bill Clinton, Anderson Cooper, Paul Simon, John Legend, and more. Morgan Freeman, who played Mandela in Invictus, also shared his thoughts in a statement released to the press earlier on Thursday.
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