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Still Talkin’ Ish: Amanda Bynes Targets The Obamas In Her ‘Ugly Campaign’

July 8th, 2013 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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Source: WENN


Amanda Bynes has done it again! If you are familiar with the child actresses’ social media antics, you know she loves to call people ugly. Well today, homegirl decided to put the icing on the cake with the disrespect, tweeting that President and First Lady Obama  are ugly.

Yes, you read that right.

Amanda Bynes

USA Today reports:

The tweet is the latest in a string of tweets devoted to calling people ugly. Celebs she has targeted include Jenny McCarthy, Rihanna, Courtney Love and Jay-Z. In May, she was feuding with model Chrissy Tiegen about being ugly. Most recently she went from saying Drake is “gorgeous,” to yes, “Drake is ugly.”

It has been speculated Amanda needs to seek professional help but she has repeatedly stated she is fine. Last month we reported her fellow co-star from All That, Nick Cannon, tried to reach out to her to help but Amanda quickly shut him down.

In an interview with America’s Got Talent co-worker and judge Howard Stern, Nick Cannon openly spoke on his feelings about the downward spiral Amanda Bynes is going through in the public eye. To see her now, calling folks ugly, wearing wigs, getting excessive plastic surgery and just behaving erratically.  Cannon says it’s sad and that he’s made an effort to try and reach out to her. Bynes went on to Tweet out her lack of appreciation for anybody trying to reach out to her, because she’s not trying to hear it: “If you’re not hot I don’t value your opinion. Stop trying to force me to listen if I show no interest.”

Maybe the secret service can get to her, you think?


3, 2, 1, Meltdown: 8 Celebrities Who Took Their Anger To Twitter

July 2nd, 2013 - By Erin Bush
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It’s hard to resist the uninterrupted free speech that social media affords.  Celebrities certainly give in to the temptation from time-to-time. Twitter provides 140 characters for public displays of discord, self-righteous ego stroking, and an opportunity to set any record straight that might be askew (which, of course, can depend on who you ask).

Rants happen. Here are eight celebrities that got a bee in their bonnet and decided that venting on Twitter was the best way to handle that.

New Words For 2013: ‘Tweet’ And Other Tech Jargon Added To The Oxford English Dictionary

June 19th, 2013 - By Ann Brown
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Tweet: The Oxford English Dictionary officially defines it as “a posting made on the social networking service Twitter” and as a verb, it is defined as “to post on Twitter.”

Most people know the word Tweet. But now it has officially been declared a “word” by the folks at the Oxford English Dictionary. Tweet has been added to the dictionary, reports The Los Angeles Times. According to John Simpson, the dictionary’s chief editor, “tweet” was added even though it has not yet been used for 10 years, which is one rule the dictionary considers before adding a new word. But it was added, Simpson told the Times because , the word “seems to be catching on.”

There were some other tech jargon added. Definitions for “big data,” meaning “computing data of a very large size”; “crowdsourcing,” which is defined as “the practice of obtaining information or services by soliciting input from a large number of people”; and “e-reader,” which is a tablet device used for digital books, were all added to the Oxford English Dictionary.

And “mouseover,” which is when you move your computer mouse toward an object on the screen; “redirect,” which is when a URL goes from one Web page to another; and “stream,” when data is transfered from the Internet to a device, all were added as well.

What other tech words would you suggest for the next update?

15 Twitter Dont’s We Learned From Celebrities

May 14th, 2013 - By Meg Butler
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Twitter can be as fascinating as it can be annoying. We love getting to know celebrities through their 140 characters, but sometimes their Tweet etiquette could use a little brushing up. Here are a few Twitter don’ts we learned from a few of our favorite Twitter accounts.
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Glamour Tweets

Not everyone wants to read about how beautiful you think you are. Nicole Richie’s Twitter account used to be filled with Glamour Tweets, but now that Nicole is no longer under Paris’s narcissistic influence, she’s finding out that she can attract more fans with funny tweets than with vain ones. Now she makes fun of her old Glamour Tweets in her new webisode show #CandidlyNicole.

Where Are They Now? Real R&B Divas/Soul Singers Who Deserved More Shine

April 18th, 2013 - By Clarke Gail Baines
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I’m sure you were somewhere getting in your feelings to the jams of these ladies. If not, you were pretending to be more cultured because you knew the words to Tracy Chapman’s “Give Me One Reason,” either way, the women behind some of our favorite emotional jams had more talent in their pinky fingers than most singers had in their whole bodies. Many achieved a pretty good level of success, and some are happy just making music, but they’re very underrated to us.

Real Or Fake: Singer Tweet Is Considering Suing…Twitter?

March 23rd, 2013 - By Drenna Armstrong
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Unfortunately, this is real. Very, very real.

First of all, let’s just get this out of the way: you all remember singer Tweet, right? She had the song “Oops  (Oh My)” from her amazing debut album Southern Hummingbird.  Okay good, we’re all on track now. Back to business.

Well, she recently had a little chat with All Hip Hop about where she’s been since the release of her second album and the new music on her latest EP. They then mentioned to her that Twitter has become insanely popular and asked if she considered changing her name. This was her response:

“No. If anything, Twitter would have to change something up. I was here first, and they took everything that I brought to the table. I brought the bird, the name and I will never change. I’ve been Tweet since I was a little girl. It’s not a phase name, that’s who I am. My father gave me that nickname, so no way am I changing that at all.”

They went on to ask her about the rumor of her possibly suing Twitter:

“No, it’s no rumor. I didn’t go that far, yet. Yes, there is a case, and there is room for that. I haven’t really pursued it fully yet.”

There’s just so much confusion here. First, singer Tweet actively uses Twitter to tweet to her fans.  The only reason anyone knows she has a new EP out is because she uses the site to promote her music (I don’t know about you but I don’t think any of my local radio stations have asked her to come promote it). The excitement over her, so to speak, has dwindled – at least from a record label perspective – so Twitter is the easiest and cheapest route for her to get info out to the masses.

Second, whether or not Twitter decided for themselves that the word “tweet” would be used to define what people are doing on the site, a lot of people just decided that’s the word they would use to describe what they were doing anyway.What other word would there eve be? “Twittering?” That just sounds silly.

Third: With all due respect, ma’am, the vast majority of people on Twitter probably don’t know you. The head honchos at Twitter don’t know you. Personally, I’m a fan; back when Southern Hummingbird came out, my friends and I would sing the entire album and actually, we called it “tweeting.” So, while I think it is funny how the two have that connection in my world (and maybe a few of you too), let’s not get too crazy. It’s not like the use of the word on Twitter has caused her to lose money or for people to become insanely confused.

If she actually decides to pursue this, I’d be really interested to hear what she’d like them to change.  I’d also like to know if she would sue them for money because to move forward on something like this and possibly ask for money, the figure would likely be pretty high. Hilarious.

By the way, Tweet does have an EP out called Simpy Tweet and she says her new album will be out during the summer or in September. Now, that’s something to be [cautiously] excited about.

What do you think about this? Would Tweet have a leg to stand on?

#BowDownKeyshia: The Most Hilarious @KeyshiaCole Mentions From The BeyHive Yesterday

March 19th, 2013 - By Kelly Franklin
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Soooo, it’s safe to say that Keyshia Cole has mad hate for superstar sensation Beyonce Knowles. On St. Patty’s Day, Beyonce dropped her latest single “Bow Down” and in a tweet to the world, Keyshia responded to the new song with, “First, “Women need to Stick together” now B****es better Bow. Smh. But it’s all G! Chicks stay shooting the s***. But when I speak my mind its a prob. #Well #StayMad.”

The funny thing is Bey doesn’t have to utter one comeback as her fans have already come back extra hard online . Keyshia might want to shut down her twitter account indefinitely after this one. #Womantowoman, if you mess with the Queen Bey, you will get stung . . . multiple times. #ouch#Let the tweets speak for themselves.

It’s Hot In Them Tweets: Celebs Who Quit Twitter When Ish Got Too Real

December 14th, 2012 - By Ashley Page
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We all know that social networking can cause plenty of heated arguments. From disses to rumors and everything in between, it’s not uncommon for someone, even a celebrity, to quit a social networking site, such as Twitter when things get a little too heated — or they forget 18.75 million people are watching their every tweet. Here are 15 celebrities who temporarily or permanently quit Twitter.


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Chris Brown

After getting into a heated match with Jenny Johnson about Rihanna a couple of weeks ago, Chris Brown temporarily deleted his Twitter account. Unsurprisingly, he was reactivated and reusing his account the very next day. This isn’t the first or the last time Chris will quit Twitter.

Are You Tweeting During Sunday Church Service?

October 24th, 2012 - By Tonya Garcia
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An Arizona church is encouraging congregants to use social media. Not just in their personal time, but during service.

“We feel like if they can take action in the moment, it’s much more impactful for them and for the person they are interacting with,” Lead Pastor Ted Baird told Fox 2 Now in St. Louis.

Church members relish the chance to take advantage of the rule, one that isn’t shared among many churches across the country. “I love it and think everybody should do it. It’s the way we connect these days,” said Barbi Nix, a church member.

Of course, they’re being pushed to spread the Word in their social media interactions, but still, some might have a problem with a person tweeting and Facebooking during the sermon.

So how do you feel? Is this practice OK in your opinion?

‘I Had to Change My Whole Everything:’ Tweet Explains Six-Year Hiatus

July 3rd, 2012 - By Alissa Henry
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Long before the word “Tweet” was associated with a social networking website, the R&B songstress was a household name. Tweet recorded vocals for Missy Elliot, Ja Rule, Bubba Sparx, Timbaland and others. Then she released her debut single, “Oops (Oh My)” followed up by two albums “Southern Hunnmingbird” and “It’s Me Again”. For several years though, we hadn’t heard a peep from Tweet.

Now, after a six-year hiatus, the singer is back to making music and she sat down with Hello Beautiful to discuss the industry, finding God, being celibate, and releasing her third album “Simply Tweet”.

What were you doing during this whole hiatus?
Well, what was most important for me to do was get my life right with Christ. My spiritual life was suffering. I guess being in the business, you know I was hurt and bitter and I really didn’t want to do music anymore because of everything that I was going through, I wasn’t supported a lot. And so I decided to leave the business for a while, in hiatus. I got my life together with Christ and I was mom you know for a long time and now im grandmom, happily a grandmom. I had to get back in tuned with Him.

Are you going back to work with Missy and Timbaland?

No, actually “Simply Tweet” is really just simply me. I wanted to do this on my own and prove to myself that I could do it and be a business woman. Not to say that we aren’t gonna work together and haven’t tried to, but it’s just our schedules and things just didn’t pan out on this album. But maybe in the future. We’re still friends and all that stuff, but this one was just for me to prove as a businesswoman that I could really do it on my own.

“Oops Oh My” was very sexually suggestive, do you have anything like that planned for this album?

No, not really. “Oops” was an accident. Missy and I were riding and Tim had given her a CD of some tracks and that track came on. I just started singing ‘oops’ in a song and she was like ‘oh my god we need to do this record’ So I started singing a song about pulling my skirt down and it was just an accident. But its nothing, I don’t think I have anything like that on this album. This album is more mature, it’s still Southern Hummingbird. I’m not afraid to be who I am vocally and just me as a woman. It’s very womanly this record, Simply Tweet.

3 sex tips:

1) Protect yourself.

2) Don’t spread yourself. Just choose wisely.

3) I don’t know, I’ve been celibate for 6 years so I don’t even know what, I’m kinda out of touch with it.

You’ve been celibate for 6 years?

Yeah since my last relationship. I’m telling you with the hiatus, I had to change my whole everything. I have a new outlook on life and everything. And that’s why I say don’t spread yourself too freely, make sure you’re making the right decisions and protect yourself.

How has your celibacy journey been going?

It’s not hard because the reason why I’m doing it is religious. The way I’m living my life now doesn’t cost, I don’t need that. Everything that I need is in my Lord and Savior and that’s important until I meet my husband. I’m focused on whatever I have to do to please God and to do my music and spend time with my family. It’s not hard at all. They say ‘once you can stop doing something for 21 days or 30 days, you can conquer it.’ I guess that’s a good advice for somebody that wants to take that route as well.

I can’t believe Tweet is a grandmother! She is in her 40’s, so she is a young grandmother but she’s still much older than Beyonce, Rihanna, Keri Hilson and other popular R&B artists today. The game has changed so much since Tweet joined the music industry back in the early 2000’s, but it’s always great to hear about a singer staging a comeback after a long hiatus. It will be interesting to see how her life choices affect her music content this time around.

Are you looking forward to new music from Tweet?

Follow Alissa Henry on Twitter @AlissaInPink

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