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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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Paul Walker remembered: Celebs react to 'Fast and Furious' star's death

Over the course of his 25-year-plus acting career — which began with small TV roles when he was just a teenager in the mid-’80s — Paul Walker collected many friends and admirers in the industry. The Fast and Furious series star, who really made a name for himself in the late ’90s with movies like Varsity Blues and She’s All That, died Saturday afternoon in a car accident at age 40, and online reaction poured in from his acting friends and peers.

Read below for tributes to the late actor, including from Fast co-star Ludacris, Sarah Michelle Gellar (whose husband, Freddie Prinze Jr., starred alongside Walker in She’s All That), and past co-workers Matthew Lillard and Tyson Beckford.

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Alec Baldwin defended by daughter (yes, that one!)

Alec Baldwin has made one thing very clear: The media should leave his family alone! But now his daughter Ireland, who was once infamously the target of Baldwin’s anger, is jumping into her father’s media controversy.

In a series of tweets over the last 24 hours, Ireland defended her dad against accusations that he’s something of a homophobic rage-monster after a couple of his outbursts resulted in widespread criticism and MSNBC yanking his talk show Up Late for at least two weeks.

The 18-year-old Ireland wrote: “My dad is far from a homophobe or a racist …. For someone who has battled with anger management issues, my dad has grown tremendously … Sometimes we let our tempers get the best of us. Tempers are like wildfires. Something or someone can easily fuel the fire … Paparazzi can bring out many confined feelings of anger and spite out of anyone… My point being, what my dad said was WRONG. What my dad felt WASN’T…. From what you’ve read and from what media has been shoved down your throats, he has a kind heart. … My dad has an INFANT CHILD to protect…Boundaries have to be made. Paparazzi have jobs to do, but some of them jeopardize people’s lives and cross a line. … Now, let’s all quit acting like children. Let my dad be and let him have his room to learn and enjoy his family… As someone very wise once said, ‘Be peaceful and love everyone.'”

Earlier this weekend, Baldwin penned a column for The Huffington Post defending his recent actions and asked the media to “respect the privacy of my wife and family.” Yet Ireland publicly defending her father’s temperament cannot help but recall what was arguably the actor’s most infamous outburst — when he left a 2007 voicemail message on his then-11-year-old daughter’s voicemail calling her a “rude, thoughtless little pig” during Baldwin’s custody fight with ex-wife Kim Basinger. It’s an incident that Ireland, now a model, has said she would like to be forgotten.

Twitter goes public, Sir Patrick Stewart rings NYSE bell

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So those tweets about what you had for dinner, that movie you hated, and how much you like pumpkin spice lattes are actually worth something!

Twitter went public this morning at the New York Stock Exchange, debuting at $45.10 a share, valuing the social media platform at upwards of $30 billion. Stock symbol? TWTR. Hashtag? #$$$$ READ FULL STORY

Celebs tweet about World Series champs Boston Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox are the World Series champs, after beating the St. Louis Cardinals in four out of six games. Some very famous BoSox fans, and Massachusetts natives to boot, took to Twitter to celebrate. Check out what The Office cast members, a Dancing with the Stars host, a director, some New Kids on the Block, and some celebs threatening to grow out of control beards, had to say below. READ FULL STORY

Katie Holmes joins Twitter, tweets 'The Giver' cast picture -- PHOTO

Suri Cruise may just be ready to die from embarrassment — her mom is on Twitter.

Katie Holmes joined the social networking site, and — in one advantage of signing up in 2013 — seems to be getting the hang of things pretty quickly. The actress is currently in South Africa shooting The Giver (she’ll play Jonas’s mother), and her first message out to the universe is a black-and-white cast photo, below. READ FULL STORY

Joe Jonas hits Jonas Brothers fans with a truth bomb

Joe Jonas is going real-talk renegade on Twitter right now. Consider this your (NSFW) service announcement:
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Rashida Jones wants female celebs to quit tweeting slutty selfies

EXTRA! EXTRA! Tweet all about it! Another celebrity is using Twitter as their virtual pulpit.

At least this time, it’s a respectable (and coherent) Twitter rant. Rashida Jones tweeted her disdain for celebrity slutty selfies over the weekend, admonishing her lady peers to “stop acting like whores.”

“This week’s celeb news takeaway: she who comes closest to showing the actual inside of her vagina is most popular,” the Parks and Recreation actress wrote.

Lest she be labelled a grade-A prude: “Let me clarify. I don’t shame ANYone for anything they choose to do with their lives or bodies. BUT I think we ALL need to take a look at what we are accepting as ‘the norm.'”

Could “the norm” have anything to do with certain rear-end reveals by a reality queen and a pop star? Or perhaps  a buxom lady rapper?

“There is a whole generation of young women watching. Sure, be SEXY but leave something to the imagination,” she wrote, before concluding with a well-timed male-objectification joke: “Also, calling on all men to show me dat ass.”

Bravo, Ms. Jones. She identified a troubling trend, made a PSA, a hashtag, and a joke, in only five tweets! Brevity can be your friend, Kanye.

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Shia LaBeouf tweets nude photo from 'Charlie Countryman'

Shia LaBeouf is a compulsive Twitter oversharer and he has no qualms about getting naked. So it was inevitable that his twin passions would eventually collide. Yesterday, the star of Charlie Countryman, the movie in which he says he dropped acid to help tap into his character, posted a photo of himself from the film sans wardrobe. “Tune in, turn on, drop out,” LaBeouf wrote in his tweet.

Lately, LaBeouf has torn into roles in a very first-person way. For Lawless, he admitted to guzzling moonshine, and for the upcoming Nymphomaniac, he hinted that his graphic sex scenes would be 100 percent Shia. (Director Lars von Trier later revealed that body-doubles would be used.)

In Charlie Countryman, out Nov. 15, LaBeouf plays an American in Romania who falls for a young woman (Evan Rachel Wood) with ties to a violent gangster (Mads Mikkelsen.) Watch the trailer — with only hints of nudity — below. READ FULL STORY

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