Posted Wednesday 10/03/18 at 3:29AM EDT
Key & Peele's "Obama Meet & Greet" sketch has found new life as a meme
The 2014 sketch, featuring Jordan Peele as President Obama going around a room and politely shaking hands, has been used to send up everything from Marvel movies to Harry Styles songs.
Posted Friday 9/28/18 at 11:40PM EDT
Riverdale casts Riley Keough after she lobbied for a role on Twitter
"I just want to be cast in Riverdale," the former star of The Girlfriend Experience tweeted on March 6. Well, The CW decided to give her a guest role. According to Vulture, she'll play a mysterious woman named Laurie Lake. ALSO: 13 Reasons Why's Katherine Langford auditioned to play Riverdale's Betty.
Posted Monday 9/24/18 at 3:53PM EDT
Twitter is welcoming the fall TV season with event pages for individual episodes
Source: Ad Week
With the 2018-19 season kicking off today, Twitter is making it easier to see tweets about episodes while they are airing. “For example," says a Twitter spokesperson, "instead of just following along with the hashtag #TheBachelor, this page will pull in tweets relating to things like #TheBachelor, #Bachelor, Chris Harrison, #GroceryStoreJoe, etc. For Game of Thrones, you no longer have to worry about refreshing #GameofThrones or #GoT—these pages will pull tweets around both.”
Posted Monday 9/24/18 at 10:05AM EDT
Last Man Standing has posted its first Fox episode on Twitter
The resurrected Tim Allen comedy tweeted on Sunday "we want to say thank you to ALL of our loyal fans by releasing the premiere episode of #LastManStanding EARLY!" The episode will be broadcast on Fox this Friday.
Posted Wednesday 9/12/18 at 11:54PM EDT
David Simon resumes his feud with Twitter with a lengthy rant against "f*ckbonnet" CEO Jack Dorsey
"I thought, Mr. Dorsey, that we had an understanding," The Deuce creator, who quit Twitter, wrote on his blog. "I would not ever concede that telling you or anyone else they ought to die of boils was unjustifiable after their own rhetoric lapsed into abject slander, dishonesty or dishonor, and you — pretending that I had somehow threatened the actual well-being of another human, or that my words were measurably more cruel than telling someone to, say, take a long walk off a short pier or grow like an onion with his head in the ground — would continue to bar me from the demagogue-encrusted, Nazi-profiteering national agora that you call a social-media platform."
Posted Thursday 8/30/18 at 2:16PM EDT
CBS to drop God Friended Me pilot one month early on social media and CBS' digital platforms
The Brandon Micheal Hall-starring drama will be available on Friday on Facebook, Twitter, CBS.com, CBS All Access, the CBS app and Instagram. God Friended Me makes its formal debut on Sunday, Sept. 30. ALSO: Empire vet Malik Yoba to recur on God Friended Me.
Posted Wednesday 8/15/18 at 7:08PM EDT
Riverdale stars Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart's Twitter accounts were hacked
Hackers broke into Sprouse's account on Monday night and tweeted explicit jokes, according to Buzzfeed. Reinhart responded: "Cole’s Twitter has been hacked BTW. F*ck people who do that, seriously." By Wednesday afternoon, Reinhart's own account was hacked, possibly by the same hacker(s). “Shouldn't have talked sh*t about us, here's to lili fans found this masterpiece in iCloud," the hacker wrote, with a link to a fake nude photo of her.
Posted Monday 8/13/18 at 8:43AM EDT
Ruby Rose deletes her Twitter account following backlash over her Batwoman casting
All kinds of criticism have been leveled against Rose since she was cast in The CW role last week, from arguments that she's not Jewish like the character Kate Kane, or that she's the wrong kind of LGBTQ member for the role, or that she isn't a good enough actress. “Where on earth did ‘Ruby is not a lesbian therefore she can’t be Batwoman’ come from — has to be the funniest most ridiculous thing I’ve ever read,” she tweeted. “I came out at 12? And have for the past 5 years had to deal with ‘she’s too gay’ how do y’all flip it like that? I didn’t change.”
Posted Monday 8/13/18 at 8:43AM EDT
Vincent D'Onofrio asks Twitter whether he should play an "irredeemable racist" on a TV series
Source: ET Canada
The actor received encouraging responses from everybody from Ron Perlman to Donal Logue to Don Cheadle in response to his Sunday tweet. "I am going to ask a question to everyone that cares to answer it," he tweeted. "I have an opinion which I will not reveal. Is Now the right time (considering the world in which live right now) for me to play a real to life character who is irredeemable racist in a dramatic series?" ALSO: D’Onofrio discusses his bad reputation from the set of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
Posted Tuesday 7/24/18 at 2:04PM EDT
Alec Baldwin mulls quitting Twitter around the time SNL returns
"I am contemplating deleting this account, and all of my associated accounts beginning October 1, 2018. Will you follow me on Instagram?" Baldwin tweeted this morning, without giving a reason for why he would leave. Saturday Night Live usually returns around Oct. 1, so Baldwin might give up Twitter around the time of the season premiere.
Posted Monday 7/23/18 at 4:11PM EDT
Dan Harmon leaves Twitter account after his 2009 video depicting the rape of a baby doll resuraces
The Rick and Morty co-creator's baby doll rape video was part of a five-minute comedy pilot called Daryl that Harmon made to spoof Showtime's Dexter. It was posted on Channel 101 in 2009, the same year he launched Community. The video resurfaced during Comic-Con, resulting in a backlash just days after Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn was fired for old offensive tweets.
Posted Tuesday 7/17/18 at 9:09PM EDT
Turner Classic Movies fans keep classic film discussion alive with the #TCMParty Twitter hashtag
TCM has been able to engage with its small community of devoted classic movie fans via Twitter hashtags like #TCMParty and #NoirAlley. According to one TCM fan, the commercial-free classic movie channel has counted 30,000 people participating in discussions with the #TCMParty hashtag.
Posted Saturday 7/07/18 at 10:36AM EDT
Modern Family's Ariel Winter quits Twitter due to its negativity
Source: Us Weekly
"Ariel has taken a break from Twitter and engaging with commenters on her other platforms because of the constant negativity she experiences,” says her rep, adding that she's still posting on Instagram.
Posted Thursday 7/05/18 at 12:34PM EDT
David Simon leaves Twitter after getting banned for the second time
The Wire creator penned a blog post titled “Fare thee well, scrotelicks" in response to Twitter apparently suspended him a second time, for tweeting that he hopes Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey "dies of boils." “I find it harder and harder to believe that Jack Dorsey or the others engaged in regulating speech on his horror-show of a platform are unaware that their detached and dystopic vision of what is responsible speech and what is in fact crippling to our republic is not a solution,” he wrote. “Having given us Twitter, they are in this moment, ruinous to its best purposes.”
Posted Tuesday 7/03/18 at 3:01PM EDT
David Simon returns to Twitter jail
The Wire creator's wife, author Laura Lippman, tweeted that her husband was suspended from Twitter again after refusing to take down a June 22 tweet urging Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to "die of boils."