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December 21, 2009


Jim Donahue

32-year-old Brittany Murphy died this weekend. Probably best known for her role in Clueless and her 12-year gig voicing Luanne on King of the Hill, she also starred with Ashton Kutcher in Just Married. And how did Kutcher memorialize his co-star on Twitter? Like this, of course:

"2day the world lost a little piece of sunshine, my deepest condolences go out 2 Brittany's family."

Sadly, as you can't add art to a Twitter post, he was unable to include a picture of a unicorn standing in front of a rainbow.

Ugh. Please, celebrities, unless you're a 14-year-old girl starring in a Nick at Night sitcom, don't do this.


I say we give A.K. a pass for the following reasons:

. he gives generously to charity, especially medical research due to his twin brother's various congenital conditions;

. Twitterdom makes its own rules. It's the thought that counts;

. old Hollywood stereotypes of masculinity are camp artifacts;

. what's wrong with rainbows and unicorns? Judy Garland was reportedly fond of saying "I got rainbows up the ass" and Tom Cruise once starred with Tim Curry in an underrated masterpiece about unicorns.

Had Shakepeare used Twitter, he could've saved a lot of time: "2B or not 2B..."

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