When you tweet upon a star, sometimes they tweet back


You know, some celebrities are total twits. Wait, sorry, that came out wrong. Some celebrities are total Twitter users. There, good, now no one will threaten to sue me. As Twitter, the micro-blogging service, grows in popularity so do the number of stars signing on to tell the world the everyday minutiae of their lives 140-characters at a time.

As a recent Twitter convert (tweet at me at twitter.com/dorothysnarker), I totally understand the appeal. So simple in its concept, Twitter gives you an up-to-the second glimpse into anything from the mundane to sublime of a person’s life. Which is why it can be so fun to follow the famous folks. On of the first big-name twits I added was, of course, Rachel Maddow. Hello, I think they take away your Totally Gay membership card if you don’t follow her immediately.

Other queer artists are also represented from bisexual Dresden Dolls frontwoman Amanda Palmer to Amy Ray, half of the lesbian folk duo the Indigo Girls, and queer comedian Margaret Cho.

Want more musicians? You could try:

Lily Allen,

Sara Bareilles,

Brandi Carlile,

Ingrid Michaelson, Taylor Swift, and yes, even Britney Spears.

How about some actors? Check out these twits: Papi Janina Gavankar,

Dr. Horrible muse Felicia Day, Fran Drescher, and — for whatever reason — the majority of the Moore/Kutcher/Willis clan (Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher

Rumer Willis.)

Of course, there are also the fake twits. Accounts for Lindsay Lohan, Tina Fey, Abe Vigoda and Darth Vader are decidedly unreal. God has tweeted a few times at MC Hammer, which I am sure is a sign of the apocalypse. Hammer, by the way, is the real Hammer. You can’t touch that nuttiness.

Tina acknowledged the fakeness of her account, but also gave her ghost texter a thumbs up. She told New York magazine: “Also, whoever is writing my Twitter account is pretty funny, but it’s not me.”

So, do you tweet? And if so, who are your favorite twits? Discuss, in 140-characters or less, of course.

p.s. Don’t forget our very over AfterEllen.com twitterati besides yours snarkily: @afterellen, @sarahwarn, @trishtype, @scribegrrrl, @thelinster, @gracethespot, @jensabella, @lizinhollywood, @mombian, @cherrybombtv, and @finalgrrl.

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