With awards season right around the corner, a presidential election, and a seemingly endless stream of Hollywood failures and feuds, 2012 is shaping up to be another eventful year in celeb social media. Twitter continues to be the online playground of the stars, giving followers a front-seat look at all the action, and we predict plenty of celebrities will perpetuate the drama off-screen. Here are the five Twitter meltdowns we anticipate seeing in 2012.
Kanye has maintained a crazy reputation, further supported by his amusing tweets. Whether making deep confessions like “I know this is not a very rapper thing to say but I haven’t bought a new car or piece of jewelry in about 2 years…” or musing “There are so many broken systems from the economy to school systems jail systems… we need experts for this…,” his Twitter feed is all over the place. But considering that he’s nominated for seven Grammys this year and has a history of being a sore loser, we’re likely to see a profanity-laced tweet storm if he goes home without a gold gramophone.
Demi Moore/Ashton Kutcher
The king and queen of Twitter have announced their divorce, and their post-breakup activity has been heavily documented. But just as they once couldn’t keep their hands off each other, it’s unlikely they’ll be able to stay silent on their favorite social media platform. Though Demi’s feed has gone dark since her recent hospitalization, she’ll surely return — though she may end up ditching her @mrskutcher twitter handle.
Taking a cue from other troubled Disney princesses Demi Lovato and Lindsay Lohan, Miley Cyrus’ bad behavior is only increasing. Her hard-partying ways have been well-documented, while her film LOL has been shelved. Though she has had an on again/off again relationship with Twitter in the past, she seems to be tweeting full steam ahead — let’s just hope she’s not manning the Titanic.
If he loses the GOP nomination or presidential election, emotional Newt Gingrich may not have much reason to maintain composure. Thus far he’s been accused of having fake followers, but he may gain more legit ones if he takes to Twitter to air his grievances or continue his infidelity record by pulling a stunt a la Anthony Weiner.
The Aerosmith frontman made headlines recently after botching the National Anthem, but this aging rocker may also be gunning to take the crazy American Idol judge crown from Paula Abdul. His perpetual use of the caps lock already gives his tweets some crazy character, but gems like “HEY… COLLECTING SOME STAR DUST & MOONBEAMS 4 D NEW RECORD… SO SORRY YA ALL FOR D LAG TIME… BEEN OFF D GRID SW” make us think he may have more up his tattooed sleeve.
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