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George Takei, Evan Rachel Wood, Lance Bass, other celebs change their profile pictures in support of marriage equality

Lots of web-surfers today are seeing red, but it’s not at all because they’re feeling irritated, angry, or bull-like. Facebook and Twitter have turned red and pink as the Supreme Court discussed whether to overturn Proposition 8.

On the two social media sites, the Human Rights Campaign changed its blue and yellow logo to a red and pink version of the image of an ‘equals’ sign.

“Red is a symbol for love, and that’s what marriage is all about,” Human Rights Campaign spokesperson Charlie Joughin told MSNBC.com. “We wanted to give people an opportunity to show their support for marriage equality in a public and visible way.” READ FULL STORY

Amanda Bynes is making us uncomfortable again with new tweet about Drake

Amanda, please!

She’s gone undercover to throw people off her trail before (You all remember a little film called She’s the Man, right?) so here’s hoping something similar is going on now. Amanda Bynes – who clearly hasn’t exactly had the greatest couple of months – raised eyebrows once again last night when she tweeted, “I want @drake to murder my vagina.” [Bynes does not currently have public representation for EW to verify that her account wasn't hacked].

The controversial plea to the rapper has been retweeted over 17,000 times so far. A few moments later, she let her fans know that she is “twerking out” right now.

Sadly, “twerking out” is not another way to say “Hard at work on Moody’s Point: The Musical.”

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Twitter celebrates 7th birthday with a 'greatest hits' highlight reel -- VIDEO

On March 21, 2006, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey sent the microblogging site’s very first tweet: “just setting up my twttr.” (The “i” and the “e” would come in time.)

Seven years later, it’s tough to imagine a world without hashtags, @-replies, and the Fail Whale — not to mention the major news events in which Twitter has played a vital role, from the Arab Spring to the downfall of Congressman Anthony Weiner. The site charts several of those highlights in this charming anniversary video, which starts with Twitter’s humble beginnings as a sketch on a legal pad and ends with the future, a.k.a. Vine. US Airways Flight 1549, Barack Obama, and even Oprah (“HI TWITTERS”) pop up along the way as well.

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Shia LaBeouf and Alec Baldwin's feud reaches DEFCON 3 after new tweets

As Alice Roosevelt Longworth — and Olympia Dukakis in Steel Magnolias — once said, “If you haven’t got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me.”

Some days, it feels like that quote could serve as Twitter’s official motto. Take Shia LaBeouf, for instance. Since exiting the Broadway production of Orphans over “creative differences” with co-star Alec Baldwin, the two actors have waged a Cold War that is beginning to really heat up. One day after Baldwin responded to a LaBeouf tweet about the nature of theater with a dismissive slam, LaBeouf took to Twitter again to share two e-mail strings that attempt to portray Baldwin as unprepared for their rehearsals. READ FULL STORY

Damon Lindelof goes on hours-long Twitter spree about Justin Bieber's hat

Justin Bieber wore a yellow hat with spikes out in public this week. That is the only background you need to enjoy Damon Lindelof’s hours-long Twitter one-liner spree. (Warning: NSFW language to follow):

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The Onion and Quvenzhane Wallis: What does it take to get America's Finest News Source to apologize?

There’s just one thing more shocking than The Onion’s crude tweet about Quvenzhané Wallis: Onion CEO Steve Hannah’s subsequent mea culpa.

“On behalf of The Onion, I offer my personal apology to Quvenzhané Wallis and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the tweet that was circulated last night during the Oscars,” he said in a statement today, following widespread outcry over a message on the microblogging site that referred called the nine-year-old Best Actress nominee a “c—.” Hannah went on to label the tweet “crude and offensive,” “senseless [and] humorless,” and “inconsistent with The Onion’s commitment to parody and satire, however biting.” Additionally, he said, the parties responsible for posting the joke will be “disciplined.”

Such a frank admission of remorse is unusual for The Onion, a publication that’s never shied away from controversial jokes or strong, vulgar language. In fact, this may be the first time the paper has actually apologized for something it’s written — even though plenty of its creations have stoked the public’s ire before.  READ FULL STORY

The Onion draws ire for offensive Quvenzhane Wallis tweet -- UPDATE

Well, this ought to harsh your Oscar buzz.

Shortly after last night’s Academy Awards ceremony ended, America’s finest satirical newspaper crossed the line on its Twitter page, as is its wont — but this time, there weren’t many people laughing. The Onion targeted 9-year-old Beasts of the Southern Wild star Quvenzhané Wallis, joking that the diminutive star (and future Little Orphan Annie) isn’t quite as sweet as she seems. [UPDATE: The Onion has apologized for the joke. See their mea culpa below.]

Here’s the tweet; beware of crude and offensive language.

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Lena Dunham responds to Lisa Lampanelli controversy on Twitter

One problem with all this “voice of a generation” talk? You may find yourself in controversies you weren’t even directly involved in. That’s what happened to Lena Dunham this week when comedian Lisa Lampanelli posted a photo on twitter of herself with Dunham, along with the caption, “Me with my n—a ‪@LenaDunham of ‪@HBOGirls — I love this beyotch!!” Naturally, this made a lot of people extremely uncomfortable.

Up until this point, Dunham – who again, was only in a photo with Lampanelli – was silent about the n-word controversy. But today, after some tweets from writer Shayla Pierce (who wrote about the incident), Dunham finally gave a statement – in 140 character increments, of course. (A rep for Dunham did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comments about the tweets.)

The entire social media exchange is below: READ FULL STORY

Shia LaBeouf reveals 'creative differences' with Alec Baldwin on Twitter after exiting Broadway show

Turns out that there’s a second act to Shia LaBeouf’s abrupt departure from the Broadway show Orphans – and it’s playing out on Twitter.

Yesterday, producers announced that LaBeouf was leaving the play due to “creative differences.” According to the Transformers star, though, that was far from the whole story. Last night, he took to his Twitter page to prove what “creative differences” really means.

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This Week's Cover: The Surprising Power of 'Pretty Little Liars'

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Television isn’t just about ratings anymore. Now networks are fighting to earn the “most social” title for their hit shows, and one of the savviest series in the social media universe is the over-the-top teen mystery Pretty Little Liars. The ABC Family phenomenon and its digitally-inclined stars — Lucy Hale, 23; Ashley Benson, 23; Shay Mitchell, 25; and Troian Bellisario, 27 — are changing how networks measure success, one photobomb, tweet, status update, and Keek video at a time.

Some of the of their posts may be related to the ABC Family drama, where the girls play an atypically glamorous high school foursome tormented by anonymous and cunning cyberbullies out to punish the friends of a dead queen bee. But the cast’s real gift is for unleashing more personal-flavored details — a video of Benson slinking around to Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” with person-of-interest James Franco; photos of Hale in the studio recording her country album — that serve as a dose of gossip-crack for viewers and fans, which keeps them clicking and tuning in. Pretty Little Liars draws 3.8 million viewers each week, while also maintaining a colossal digital footprint of more than 10 million likes on Facebook, a Twitter handle (@ABCFpll) with a million-plus followers, and four stars who collectively reach more than 5.5 million with a tweet or retweet. (Hale alone boasts 2.2 million Twitter followers.)
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