In Twitter land, Fry is second most popular, Allen and Hilton scrap

Filed as News on February 18, 2009 8:45 am

In the new-found celebrity playground of Twitter, Stephen Fry has just become the second most followed person. While Barack Obama has some 290,000 followers, Fry has doubled his count to over 200,000 in a little over two weeks.

It’s predicted that this quintessentially English celebrity, who tweets while stuck in lifts and is somehow able to follow close to 55,000 people, will overtake Obama some time next month.

Meanwhile, it’s not all smiles as twittering pop star Lily Allen has started a feud with Perez Hilton. Earlier jibes about Allen’s personal life moved on to album sales and gratuitous name calling.

While Allen says that she hates Hilton, the reverse is (apparently) untrue. “[It's] sad because I don’t hate her. I actually really enjoy her,” he confessed. “She’s just upset that I point out every time she’s a hot mess, which is quite often… she doesn’t like having her own words and actions thrown back at her, but that’s my job.”

Of course, plenty of others have used Twitter to have a go at one another, all in insults of 140 characters or less.

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  1. By Ian posted on February 18, 2009 at 9:42 am
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    It’s an amazing number and I must confess to being one of them.

    Just 6 months ago I couldn’t imagine being quite so interested in what Stephen Fry thinks of the latest Clive Owen film but now I just can’t help myself…

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  2. By The Torch Carrier posted on February 23, 2009 at 8:29 am
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    Oh how I wish my life was that sad that I could follow the bent nosed toff on twatter!

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