Wanna Follow Britney Spears and other Celebrities @ Twitter?


When everyone followed the Daily Mail, The Telegraph and other papers in writing about Twitter, I thought the headline was just a touch misleading: Fancy a Twitter with Britney?

Sure, they wanted to use a pic of Britney, but Ms Spears doesn't Twitter: she has people to do that for her. (Wanna job?)

By recounting the twittering of Jonathan Ross, Stephen Fry, John Cleese and others, the article might have given readers the impression that they could chat with a galaxy of stars. That's not really the case. On the other hand, I have to admit there are more than I thought, and a brief list follows. I'll expand it if there are any more.

There are, of course, large numbers of "celebrity fakers" and fictional characters on Twitter as well. As far as I know, the IDs below are operated by the people named, or by their staff. (Barack Obama doesn't do his own tweeting either.) However, the list comes with no guarantees, and some of the following may also be fakes:

Celebrity Tweeters

Alan Carr @AlanCarr Comedian
Andy Murray @andymurray Tennis player
Arnold Schwarzenegger @schwarzenegger Actor/politician
Barack Obama @barackobama US President
Brea Grant @breagrant American actress, Heros
Britney Spears britneyspears Pop singer
David Mitchell @ADavidMitchell British comedy actor
Elijah Wood @elijahwood Hollywood actor
Felicia Day @feliciaday American actress, Web video maven
Graham Linehan @glinner TV director (Father Ted, IT Crowd etc)
Greg Grunberg @greggrunberg Matt in Heroes
James Kyson Lee @jameskysonlee Korean American actor, Heroes
Jimmy Carr @jimmycarr Comedian
Jimmy Fallon @jimmyfallon American comedian, actor etc, SNL
John Cleese @johncleese Python etc
John Hodgman @hodgman Actor etc; PC in TV ads
Jonathon Ross @wossy Broadcaster
Kevin Smith @ThatKevinSmith Movie maker etc
Kerry Rhodes @kerryrhodes NFL defenceman
Lance Armstrong @lancearmstrong cyclist
Levar Burton @levarburton Star Trek actor
Luke Wilson @LukeWilson American actor
MC Hammer @MCHammer Rapper
Natalie Gulbis @natalie_gulbis Golfer
Neil Gaiman @neilhimself English author
Penn Jillette @pennjillette Magician
Peter Serafinowicz @serafinowicz British actor, etc
Richard Branson @richardbranson Virgin
Robert Llewellyn @bobbyllew English actor, Red Dwarf etc
Seth MacFarlane @SethMacFarlane Family Guy creator
Shaquille O'Neal @THE_REAL_SHAQ basketball player, rapper etc
Snoop Dogg @snoopdogg Rapper etc
Stephen Fry @stephenfry British actor and geek
Will Carling @willcarling Rugby player
Wil Wheaton @wilw Writer, Star Trek actor etc
Yoko Ono @yokoono Japanese artist

UK Politics

Andy Reed @andyreedmp
David Lammy @DavidLammyMP
George Foulkes @GeorgeFoulkes
Tom Harris @tomharris1964
Tom Watson @tom_watson

10 Downing Street @DowningStreet
Boris Johnson @MayorOfLondon

US politics

Al Gore @algore
Joe Trippi @JoeTrippi
Karl Rove @KarlRoveChannel
Ross Perot @rossperot


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