I’ve been inspired by Christy-Anne at OTH Twitter Bugs to do some of my own digging.
I have confirmed with the respective publicists that the follow accounts are fake:
In fact, any account you see for those stars is FAKE. These people are not on Twitter.
Also fake: @torispelling, @jenniegarth97, @LeightBaby
Also not on Twitter: Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed
But here is some good news: the following are real!
@tristanwilds (Tristan Wilds: Dixon, 90210)
@trevdon (Trevor Donovan, Teddy, 90210)
@TheAdamGregory (Adam Gregory, Ty, 90210)
@itsmeleighton (Leighton Meester: Blair, Gossip Girl)
@zuzannawanda (Zuzanna Szadkowski: Dorota, Gossip Girl)
@DorotaNYC (Zuzanna Szadkowski: Dorota, Gossip Girl)
@imkristenbell (Kristen Bell: Gossip Girl, Gossip Girl)
@RealOneTreeHill (One Tree Hill)
@katevoegele (Kate Voegele: Mia, One Tree Hill)
@antwon_tanner (Antwon Tanner: Skills, One Tree Hill)
@ashleyrickards (Ashley Rickards: Sam, One T ree Hill)
@kramergirl (Jana Kramer: Alexis, One Tree Hill)
@robbuckleyduh (Rob Buckley: Clayton, One Tree Hill)
@danneelharris (Danneel Harris: Rachel, One Tree Hill)
@joemanganiello (Joe Manganiello: Owen, One Tree Hill)
@bryangreenberg (Jake, One Tree Hill)
@miksecrew (Michael Copon: Felix, One Tree Hill)
@youromegagirl (Maria Menounos: Jules, One Tree Hill)
@tylerhilton (Tyler Hilton: Chris Keller, One Tree Hill)
@allisonscag (Allison Scagliotti: Abby, One Tree Hill)
@colinfickes (Colin Fickes: Jimmy Edwards, One Tree Hill)
@amberbrookeband (Amber Wallace: Glenda, One Tree Hill)
@lonewolflindsay (Lindsay Wolfington: music supervisor, One Tree Hill)
@SoGoPro (Southern Gothic Productions/Hilarie Burton: Peyton, One Tree Hill)
@vanderjames (James Van Der Beek: Dawson, Dawson’s Creek)
@busyphilipps25 (Busy Philipps: Audrey, Dawson’s Creek)
@RachaelLCook (Rachel Leigh Cook: Devon, Dawson’s Creek)
@kevwilliamson (Kevin Williamson: creator, Dawson’s Creek)
@jenniegarth (Jennie Garth: Kelly, Beverly Hills 90210)
@torianddean (Tori Spelling: Donna, Beverly Hills 90210)
@TAThiessen (Tiffani Amber Thiessen: Valerie, Beverly Hills 90210)
@RedDonovan (Elisa Donovan: Ginger, Beverly Hills 90210)
@cudlitz (Michael Cudlitz: Tony Miller, Beverly Hills 90210)
@therealmischa (Mischa Barton: Marissa, The O.C.)
@autumnreeser (Autumn Reeser: Taylor, The O.C.)
**Thanks to Christy-Anne for providing the One Tree Hill accounts**
Here’s some tips on spotting a fake account: First, see if it has the Twitter verified seal on it. All celebrities have been encouraged to register with the company in order to show their legitimacy. If they don’t have the seal, check with TruthTweet and Valebrity, two very reputable databases of celebrity accounts. Lastly, check with official sites for the network, show and the celebs themselves. If they are not confirmed in any of those places, odds are they fake. Additionally, if the account in question is following any of the fake ones above, odds are that it is fake, too.
Being a journalist, I have access to the publicists and managers that most don’t have. I will continue to contact them as necessary to confirm or deny accounts but please do you part: do not follow fake accounts but spread the word that they are in fact fake!
You can follow me @sizzlemaker.