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ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
Satirist Stephen Colbert is under fire for what some people are calling a racist tweet sent from the account of his show, "The Colbert Report. "  The original message, posted Thursday afternoon but now deleted, was a play on Asian stereotypes. It was pulled directly from a segment on Wednesay's show (posted below) mocking Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder for responding to pressure to change his team's name by instead setting up a charity to aid Native Americans . The tweet read, "I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever.
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BUSINESS
March 25, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
Twitter users are reporting that numerous tweets have begun to disappear, including the most retweeted picture of all time: Ellen DeGeneres' Oscars selfie. Users of the popular microblogging service began tweeting the disappearance of various tweets Tuesday afternoon. Twitter issued a statement saying that it has begun looking into what is causing some tweets to not display properly. VIDEO: Unboxing the Rocki music streaming device The DeGeneres selfie, which previously could be found here , broke the record for most retweets after being posted by the entertainer during the 86th Academy Awards this month.
BUSINESS
March 20, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Celebrate #ThrowbackThursday this week by looking up your first tweet, thanks to a new tool by Twitter. The San Francisco microblogging social network this week turns 8 years old, and to celebrate, it launched first-tweets.com , a website that makes it easy for users to quickly find their very first tweet.  "Using this Tweet tool, you can look back to find your very first Tweet -- or for that matter, anyone else's," Twitter said in a...
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir has announced that he and his husband, Victor Voronov, have split. Weir, 29, an NBC commentator during the Sochi Winter Olympics, broke the news on Twitter Wednesday. "It is with great sadness that I announce that my husband and I are no longer together. My heart hurts, and I wish him well," he wrote . PHOTOS: Celebrity splits of 2014 "I have been sad for a long time," Weir later expanded in a statement (via RadarOnline )
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 2014 | By Mike Boehm
After a hoax report that Wayne Knight had died in a traffic accident near the New York - Pennsylvania border, the actor who played Newman on "Seinfeld" and a treacherous techie in "Jurassic Park" took humorously to his Twitter account to dispel the rumors of his sudden demise. “Some of you will be glad to hear this, others strangely disappointed … but I am alive and well!” tweeted Knight, 58, taking a wry view of some folks' tendency to confuse him with the characters he has played.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
On Twitter, Amanda Bynes has put a new face forward -- her own. The actress on Monday posted what appears to be a self portrait on her recently cleaned-up account. She has deleted years' worth of tweets and changed her bio to read simply: "Fashion student. " Also recently new: her bio picture, which is now a normal shot of Bynes looking, well, normal. Like the old Amanda. No blue hair, no weird selfies. "New sketch ~ FYI This is my only twitter account, I have no secret twitter accounts.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2014 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski and Yvonne Villarreal
In Syfy's reality competition "Opposite Worlds," Twitter put unprecedented power in the hands of viewers, supplying them with the ability to reward popular contestants with a luxurious spa day while punishing others with a less savory task: cleaning human excrement. The little blue birdie has fluttered into the writers room on Fox's "Sleepy Hollow," inspiring one episode to address viewers' dismay, voiced loudly on Twitter, over the central character's Revolutionary War era attire.
NEWS
March 7, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
To the airport in Portland, Ore., we say: How do we love thy carpet? Let us count the many, many ways. To all fliers hanging out at airports, we say "Quick, look down!" I must have missed the memo that addresses what travel website Jaunted is calling the "shockingly popular" trend of people taking pictures of #airportcarpet -- often with their feet included -- and posting on Instagram. More than 880 carpet photos (and counting) have been shared on Instagram, ranging from Seattle Tacoma International Airport 's (SEA)
NEWS
March 5, 2014 | By Seema Mehta and Chris Megerian
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly is standing by his comparison of President Obama's gun control policies to those of Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Kim Jong Il and other dictators, saying that government encroachment on citizens' rights amounted to tyranny. “Tyranny is the daily purpose of dictators, and I will not apologize for pointing out that our current president acts more like a dictator than a leader of a free people in a Constitutional Republic,” Donnelly said Tuesday in an emailed statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 3, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
Ellen DeGeneres' mass A-lister selfie and pizza party helped the Oscars rule Twitter.  The event, televised on ABC, drew nearly 11.2 million tweets from 2.8 million people, according to Nielsen SocialGuide. The 86th Academy Awards generated 25 times more tweets that the latest episode of AMC's "The Walking Dead," which saw the next most activity on the social media site.  OSCARS 2014: Full coverage | Complete list | Top nominees and winners The total Twitter "audience" for the Oscars, meaning the estimated number of people who saw tweets about the event, numbered nearly 14 million.
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