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April 30, 2013 | By Sherry Stern
Within minutes after they were nominated for Tony awards Tuesday morning, Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein and Lin-Manuel Miranda were among the nominees tweeting their reactions. Lauper, the '80s pop goddess, received her first Tony nomination for writing the words and music for "Kinky Boots," which received the most nods overall with 13. She quickly sent out two tweets. ‏"OmG! OMG!! wow we got nominated!! @KinkyBootsBway !!! OMG!!!" FULL COVERAGE: Tonys 2013 "I'm crying and jumping up and down!
December 6, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Justin Bieber was not nominated for a Grammy Award on Wednesday night, and manager Scooter Braun was not happy, sharing his thoughts in a series of blunt, critical tweets after the nods were announced. In short, he said, the Grammys folks blew it. Only he took a lot longer to say that. Braun launched into it with some props to Bieber and Grammy nominee Carly Rae Jepson, whose "Call Me Maybe" blanketed the airwaves over the summer. "first...congrats to @carlyraejepsen.
August 1, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
LONDON -- The congratulatory telegram is so last century, the congratulatory phone call so last decade. When Michael Phelps awoke on Wednesday, he scrolled through his Twitter feed and discovered a congratulatory tweet from President Obama. "Congrats to Michael Phelps for breaking the all-time Olympic medal record," Obama tweeted. "You've made your country proud. -bo" Phelps tweeted back: "Thank you Mr. President!! It's an honor representing the #USA !! The best country in the world!
July 28, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
LONDON--Congrats on winning 34 in a row? The U.S. women's basketball team has dominated the Olympics since 1996 and beat Croatia last week in an exhibition by 54 points. So it was surprising to see the U.S. stumble for three quarters before emphatically beating Croatia, 81-56, Saturday in an Olympic opener. The U.S. was awful on offense most of the game and led by exactly four points with 9:02 to play at the Olympic Park basketball arena. PHOTOS: U.S. defeats Croatia, 81-56 Not a great start in pursuit of a fifth consecutive gold medal.
March 3, 2014 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- And the winner for best tweet: Ellen DeGeneres, who struck social-media gold for the Oscars and sponsor Samsung with the best selfie of the night. The celebrity-filled selfie on a Samsung phone was the Twitter star of Oscar night. DeGeneres never mentioned Samsung, a major Oscars advertiser, but appeared to use the company's Galaxy Note 3 for the selfie, which was actually taken by Bradley Cooper. It was epic product placement for the Apple competitor. Samsung, however, still has some mighty competition from the iPhone in becoming the smartphone to the stars.
January 8, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
You didn't think Kate Upton was going to let Katherine Webb get all the attention Monday night, did you? Webb, a former Miss Alabama USA, stole the hearts of men across America simply by sitting in the stands and cheering as her boyfriend, Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, helped the Crimson Tide rout Notre Dame, 42-14, in the BCS championship game. After reportedly having a mere 2,000 Twitter followers going into the game, Webb's following has exploded to nearly 138,000 and counting Tuesday morning.
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