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Coming out on Twitter? That's so Raven

Think Raven Baxter saw this one coming?

According to an article written in the National Enquirer last spring, “lesbian rumors have hounded” ex-Disney Channel star Raven-Symone “for years.” Those rumors apparently reached a fever pitch in 2012, when the Enquirer reported that Raven was living in a “love-nest” with openly gay America’s Next Top Model contestant AzMarie Livingston.

Rather than shoot down the speculation, Symone responded by simply tweeting the following: “My sexual orientation is mine, and the person I’m datings to know. I’m not one for a public display of my life.” In other words: “I’m perfectly comfortable in the glass closet.”

Or at least she was until today, when Raven tweeted this message:

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Roseanne Barr and Tom Arnold's drawn-out Twitter spat: Here's how it went down

Ah, social media — how did we ever stalk our exes without it?

Of course, checking in on a former love carries big risks — as Roseanne Barr discovered a few days ago, when someone informed her that her ex-husband Tom Arnold had recently tweeted about getting rid of some old wedding videos.

Though Barr and Arnold divorced nearly 20 years ago — and both have been married at least once since — there still seem to be some raw feelings between them. So when Barr responded to Arnold’s message with a tart tweet of her own, he replied in kind, leading to a drawn-out sparring match filled with spiteful accusations (“You sold my grandmother’s sewing machine”), dismissive condescension (“Yes mother dear”), and outright hostile insults (“For christ sakes. I remember when you used to be a comedian”).

Don’t worry, though — it all ends on a positive note, with Roseanne congratulating Tom on the recent birth of his son Jax, and even doing the kid’s star charts, or something. Good; to paraphrase comedian Morgan Murphy, I hate it when Mom and Dad fight.

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Royal baby begets a royal flood of tweets: Read our favorites so far

It’s a boy! More importantly — it’s a meme!

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, welcomed a baby boy this afternoon — and naturally, Twitter hasn’t been able to shut up about it since. Don’t feel like wading through a sea of groaners to find the gems? Don’t worry — we’ve done all the work for you.

From the Department of General Jokes:

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'Agents of SHIELD' pilot at Comic-Con: Twitter reacts!

The entire pilot of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. debuted at Comic-Con, a full two months ahead of the show’s September 24 premiere. Sorry, everyone not in San Diego.

And don’t expect any shaky cell phone footage to hit the Internet anytime soon: A crew of “S.H.I.E.L.D. agents” patrolled the Ballroom 20 floor to make sure rogue fans weren’t recording the top-secret show during Friday’s panel. (Yet another example of art imitating life imitating art.)

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'Pacific Rim': Are those celebrity tweets helping?

To combat early reports that Guillermo de Toro’s Pacific Rim was tracking poorly — meaning its blockbuster status could be challenged at the box office come July 12 — the marketing folks are making sure moviegoers know it’s more than a human-controlled robot vs. monster movie. And in addition to featurettes and TV spots, they’re using celebrities’ Twitter feeds to get out that message.

On the one hand, it’s brilliant: People who won’t take the time to press play and view a clip online might take two seconds to read a tweet and then be open to watching an ad on TV that they’d otherwise have fast-forwarded. It’s far-reaching with little effort: Get the celeb to an early screening, then have him or her (okay, usually him) share his opinion as someone who’s actually seen it.

On the other hand, when the tweets start piling up, the mechanics of it are as overt as product placement within a movie, and we know those highly orchestrated, succinct endorsements can be grating. Is that portion of the marketing plan working? Poll below!
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Alec Baldwin wishes he knew how to quit Twitter. And he's not alone.

Remember the time Alec Baldwin got in hot water over that Twitter tirade? No, not the rant about American Airlines kicking him off a plane for playing Words With Friends. Or when the incessant coverage of his wedding set him off on the micro-blogging site. We’re talking about the one just last week where Baldwin laid into a Daily Mail reporter for suggesting his wife was tweeting during James Gandolfini’s funeral. That time.

But we don’t blame you for losing track. This is Baldwin’s third Twitter dust-up — and the third time he’s stated publicly that he’ll never tweet again. Ever. “It’s just another chink in your armor for people to come and kill you,” Baldwin told Vanity Fair Tuesday. “I stopped and said to myself, ‘I’m going to try where I just don’t do this anymore.’”

And he’s certainly not alone. Let’s take a look back at the many celebs who have tried (and nearly always failed) to leave the blue bird behind.
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After another expletive-filled rant, Alec Baldwin begs off Twitter -- again

While a crowd of hundreds mourned the late James Gandolfini at his Manhattan funeral yesterday morning, Hilaria Baldwin — who attended the service along with her husband Alec — was tweeting up a storm.

At least, that’s what the august Daily Mail claimed in an article posted Thursday afternoon. From timestamps on tweets in Hilaria’s feed, the paper deduced that the seven-months-pregnant yoga instructor had sent a message about her upcoming first wedding anniversary just as the funeral was about to start and two re-tweets while it was already underway.

Hilaria later denied the charges, tweeting that she doesn’t believe in bringing phones to a funeral — “I never did and I never would.” (A source tells EW that Hilaria left the service early because it was very warm inside the church.)

She also said that the Daily Mail had misinterpreted the timestamps on her messages: “When someone tweets something at a certain time, and you retweet it later, it posts the TIME the first person tweeted.”

And then Hilaria’s other half stepped into the fray.

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Ron Howard narrates mundane tweets, instantly Bluthalizing them -- VIDEO

Admit it: As much as you love watching them scheme, plot, and chicken dance in Arrested Development, you wouldn’t really want to be a member of the Bluth family. Even the best of them end up warped, corrupted, and pretty darn miserable; see, for example, how pathetic Michael has become by the beginning of season 4.

That said, it would be pretty cool to have your life narrated by Ron Howard, Bluth family-style — and thanks to Netflix, a group of lucky Twitter users has had the chance to experience just that. One week ago, the streaming service began posting a series of videos featuring Howard reading tweets tagged with #ADNarrates; yesterday, it posted a compilation of those shorter videos.

The fun thing here is that Howard doesn’t always read the tweets verbatim. In several cases, he uses them as a jumping-off point for a riff that wouldn’t sound out of place on the show itself. Example: User Camille Nanavati writes, “I wish I had a #burger #ADNarrates.” Howard says,  “Out of all the things Camille could have had an Oscar-winning director narrate, she chose lunch.”

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The best Kanye West Father's Day tweets (and we had A LOT to choose from)

Was Father’s Day ever celebrated before Kanye West became a dad this weekend? If you ask Twitter (or Kanye himself, for that matter), the answer is a resounding no.

The perfectly timed arrival of Baby Kimye, on Father’s Day Eve, has given the Internet a lot to work with. Jimmy Fallon got the Kanye Dad’s Day tweets started with this gem:
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Katee Sackhoff loses Twitter followers after gun-safety tweet

Katee Sackhoff started a heated debate on an already-heated topic this weekend when she tweeted about gun safety — and the Battlestar Galactica actress claims it cost her 100,000 Twitter followers.

In response to a CNN report that a 4-year-old boy shot and killed his father with a weapon he did not know was loaded, Sackhoff urged her followers to be careful with their firearms.
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