Two weeks ago Perez Hilton informed us that Lindsay Lohan tries to solve her problems with her former girlfriend Samatha Ronson via twitter. This was in a way absolutely gossip, but after having had a star in our spotlight three week ago, it raises the question: In what way do stars use twitter?
As Lindsay Lohan tells us, she uses twitter in revenge to Ronson and her friends using People magazin to talk about Lohan. So this is in a way a strategie to guide gossip yourself.
For actors, singers, comedians and other stars twitter’s not a platform for art. It’s merely a reaction to public interest. And maybe they can prevail the yellow press from getting too much into their lifes by presenting deep sights into it themselves. Who could say if that information was true or false? Who would be interested in stories of the yellow press as he or she has read it on twitter already?
Maybe Jonathan Knight was trying to follow the same idea as he wrote:
… or distressingly he wasn’t. Hopefully no one that heard the rumors in Knight’s bathroom that night took the sound for a new New Kids On The Block song.