Ben Stiller, Ashton Kutcher, Will Ferrell have tweet reading for Haiti
Some of Hollywood's most enthusiastic social media fans -- including Ben Stiller, Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Will Ferrell, Rainn Wilson, Mindy Kaling, Samantha Ronson and Diablo Cody -- got together to get their Tweet on Friday night in Hollywood.
At the Upright Citizens Brigade, the organization Artists for Peace and Justice hosted more than 160 people sharing their favorite tweets, twitpics and twitvids, with ticket sales benefiting earthquake victims in Haiti.
Demi showed her famous dentist visit photo captioned "Keeping it real." Kutcher offered a YouTube clip about the rise of Twitter and other networks called "The New Dork (Entrepreneur State of Mind)," which name-drops him.
Stiller read his all-time favorite tweet, "On a remote island vacationing, really enjoying dropping off the grid, totally disconnecting from the world."
The comic-heavy crowd wasn't shy with their 140 characters, taking on popular targets like "Precious" actress Gabourey Sidibe and Justin Bieber.
Writer Cody sported a fake baby bump and, with a grimace, admitted "@justinbieber, you're the father."
"Christian Bale lost 80 pounds to play 'The Machinist,' " noted Justin Long. "Big deal. Gabourey Sidibe lost 300 to play Precious."
Rich Sommer, from AMC's "Mad Men," stood and delivered his tweet completely in the nude -- the tweet not so coincidentally pertaining to a bad dream about speaking before a crowd in his birthday suit.
The reading was taped for future sale on iTunes and also featured live readings from "The Hangover" star Ed Helms; comedians Michael Ian Black, Jenny McCarthy and Dane Cook; "Lost" creator Damon Lindelof; Mary Lynn Rajskub, John Cho, Nia Vardalos, Dave Foley, Lake Bell, Busy Phillips, Al Yankovic, Wilmer Valderrama and MTV VJ Dave Holmes.
Rob Corddry, Questlove of the Roots and nerd pin-up Olivia Munn all sent twitvids in their absence.
-- Matt Donnelly
Photo: Social media spouses Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore. Credit: WireImage
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