Teen Drama Twitter Accounts

18 08 2009

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.

Exclusive: All Bethany Joy Galeotti Twitter Accounts Are Fake

15 08 2009

As I and Christy-Anne at OTH Twitter Bugs have been saying all along, there is no Twitter account for Bethany Joy Galeotti (Haley, One Tree Hill).

I just got off the phone with her people–I will not be naming who specifically for the sake of privacy–who made it clear that Bethany is NOT on Twitter.

Furthermore, “she is not interested in any of that” and will not be getting an account anytime soon.

The only official place to hear from Bethany herself is her offiical site, although it will not be updated frequently as she is quite busy right now with The Notebook.

Let’s put this story to rest now, shall we?

Random Thought 2

10 08 2009

Yes,  it’s two random thoughts in one day.

I really couldn’t wait any longer to post this one because I am…furious.

That’s right, furious.

So what has me so mad?

Twitter fakers. More specifically, teen drama impersonators.

These are people that pretend to be so-and-so from whatever show but really aren’t. All their tweets are made-up lies or the content is stolen from elsewhere. And what makes it worse is that thousands of fans think they are real.

Christy-Anne at OTH Twitter Bugs started her site to stop this very thing. She’s been successful at getting fake accounts shut down but it seems every day, more and more pop up.

This post was inspired by a particularly egregious example that came to a head today. There is one Twitter account that is proclaiming to be Bethany Joy Galeotti (Haley, One Tree Hill). This person has stolen TwitPics from the official OTH account and even stolen the design, layout and content from Galeotti’s official site to create their own. Yes, this person created a site that looks just like Galeotti’s–except it isn’t.

Christy-Anne, who has been in touch with Galeotti’s people, has confirmed that this and all Twitter accounts for her are fake. Same goes for Sophia Bush (Brooke), Chad Michael Murray (Lucas), etc.

These fakers are disgusting human beings, and I hope that comes off as harsh as I mean it to. What possesses you to pretend to be someone else? What makes you want to dupe thousands of genuine fans?  If you are such fans of the show and the actors, why would you disrespect them this way?

What these people don’t seem to know is that what they’re doing is illegal. It is a crime in this country to impersonate someone else. And as Christy-Ann has shown, lawyers are willing to get involved.

I also don’t understand the fans that follow these accounts. Most of the time, they are so obviously fake. Every time you follow one, you are giving them undue legitimacy. We as true fans deserve more and I have to question the maturity, intelligence and loyalty of any fan that falls prey to these scams.

So how do you know if an account is real? 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.

Remember, anyone can make up a tweet that sounds real, or link to a site that isn’t their’s or even pass off a tabloid photo as their own. There are some accounts right now that I am questioning, ones for Leighton Meester (Blair, Gossip Girl), Taylor Momsen (Jenny, Gossip Girl), Autumn Reeser (Taylor, The O.C.), etc. Until they meet any of the above standards, or until I get conformation from their publicists, I have to assume they are fake. If they turn out to be real, I will make my apologies right here on this site. But you can’t blame me for being careful. Unlike some other people, I do want to look out for fellow fans.

To find out which teen drama stars are or aren’t on Twitter, search “Twitter” in the search bar and all the relevant posts will come up.

News Roundup: One Tree Hill, 90210, Dawson’s Creek and The O.C.

27 07 2009
  • I’ll be hosting another trivia game tomorrow night.  Details will be posted in the morning.
  • Still taking submissions for the Defend Your Favorite Couple guest post opportunity.
  • There’s a bunch of videos and other goodies floating around from the opening of Galeotti’s, a restaurant partly owned by Bethany Joy Galeotti (Haley, One Tree Hill).
  • Rob Buckley (Clayton, One Tree Hill) is now on Twitter.
  • Christy-Anne of OTH TwitterBugs is planning a group trip to Wilmington, N.C. where One Tree Hill is filmed (and Dawson’s Creek was).  For details, you can check out the official Web site or follow the Twitter account.
  • The One Tree Hill Podcast is taking a look back at season 3.
  • Shenae Grimes (Annie, 90210) will be on The Bonnie Hunt Show tomorrow.
  • The Jerusalem Post has a feature on Darren Star, the creator of Beverly Hills 90210.
  • I’ve been hesitant to post Candy Spelling-Tori Spelling (Donna, Beverly Hills 90210) news from this weekend because I despise TMZ but PEOPLE.com is saying it’s legit, so here you go.
  • The London Free Press has an article on Luke Perry (Dylan, Beverly Hills 90210) and James Van Der Beek (Dawson, Dawson’s Creek) but I’ve posted those quotes already.
  • In a chat with readers, two Boston Globe writers discussed The O.C.

Introducing Trivia Night!

13 07 2009

I’ve been inspired by my friend Christy-Anne, who runs OTH Twitter Bugs.

Each week, Christy-Anne hosts a One Tree Hill trivia competition via Twitter.

I’m going to do the same–but for each of the teen dramas.

One week it will all be about Beverly Hills 90210, the next Dawson’s Creek, etc.

We’ll start as soon as you guys reply in the comments that a) you’re interested in this and b) what your weeknight availability is.

I’ve already got HUNDREDS of questions ready to go.  I’m so excited!

News Roundup: Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, 90210 and More

18 06 2009
  • Leighton Meester (Blair, Gossip Girl) and Jessica Szohr (Vanessa, Gossip Girl) discussed with MTV the possibility of a GG movie.
  • Meester/Blair is up for Best Bitch in the Tater Top Awards.
  • PEOPLE.com has a story on Chace Crawford’s (Nate, Gossip Girl) interview with Ryan Seacrest about being chosen as PEOPLE’s Hottest Bachelor.
  • EW.com has an article analyzing the special PEOPLE issue and Crawford’s selection.
  • Kristin has some more details on the GG/One Tree Hill time swap.
  • Ausiello has a short post on the casting of Quinn (Shantel VanSarten) as Haley’s sister on OTH.
  • Here are some more official OTH cast Twitter accounts: Antwon Tanner (Skills), Colin Fickes (Jimmy), Kate Voegle (Mia), Maria Menounos (Jules) and Tyler Hilton (Chris Keller).  Credit goes to OTH Twitter Bugs for the confirmation!
  • Ryan Eggold (Ryan, 90210) will star in a film called Trophy Kids.
  • Brian Austin Green (David, Beverly Hills 90210) will appear in a few episodes of Smallville next season.  Coincidentally, Tori Spelling (Donna, Beverly Hills 90210–aka, David’s wife) appeared on Smallville last season.
  • Lindsay Price (Janet, Beverly Hills 90210) is dating Josh Radnor from How I Met Your Mother.
  • Wayne Coyne, the lead singer for The Flaming Lips, reflected on the band’s 1994 appearance on Beverly Hills 90210.
  • Parental Discretion Advised, one of The CW’s planned mid-season replacements starring Kerr Smith (Jack, Dawson’s Creek), has changed names again.  It’s now called Life UneXpected.

News Roundup: 90210, One Tree Hill and The O.C.

27 05 2009
  • Jennie Garth (Kelly, Beverly Hills 90210) told Access Hollywood that she suffers from a heart condition, but isn’t serious right now.  Garth has advocated for the American Heart Association in the past.
  • The One Tree Hill Season 6 DVD will be released on August 25.
  • Sophia Bush (Brooke, One Tree Hill) was one of the many stars at an anti-Prop 8 rally in Los Angeles last night.
  • The supposed Mark Schwahn (creator, One Tree Hill), James Lafferty (Nathan, One Tree Hill) and Bethany Joy Gaelotti (Haley, One Tree Hill) Twitter accounts are fake. The OTH Twitter Bugs site is providing a really great service!
  • It’s been confirmed that Mischa Barton (Marissa, The O.C.) has a Twitter account.

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