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Britney Spears goes from pop princess to Twitter queen

May 25, 2010 |  6:40 am

Britney_Spears Britney Spears has done it all. She’s sold millions upon millions of albums. She’s tongue-wrestled Madonna at the MTV Video Music Awards. She’s braved the germ-infested pavement of local gas stations with her bare feet — sometimes while munching on Cheetos. Heck, she's even whacked an SUV with an umbrella while sporting a shaved head!

Now she’s the queen of Twitter. (I’ll pause while you take a minute to care.)

Move over, Aston Kutcher. It seems more followers care to learn who Britney Spears considers her favorite “Sex and the City” character than about Kutcher's re-tweets of quotes by anonymous people. Hey, life is full of mysteries.

The pop star dethroned the Twitter king, who once famously beat CNN to 1 million followers. As of Tuesday morning, Spears had 4,962,175 followers while Kutcher had 4,950,807 followers. 

Spears, not surprisingly, was enthusiastic about the achievement, taking to her Twitter account — often controlled by her manager or other members of her staff — to personally thank fans. "This is really amazing! I love you all! I better get busy writing 4,947,608 thank you notes! U guys make me sooo happy! -Brit," she wrote.

Kutcher, though, isn’t mourning the loss of his Twitter crown.  “I don't care," he Tweeted after getting the news at a junket for his upcoming movie “Killers.” Maybe he was too busy trying to make people care about that movie?

--Yvonne Villarreal

Photo: Spears arrives for the grand opening party of LAX nightclub at the Luxor hotel-casino in Las Vegas in September 2007. Credit: Associated Press. 

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