George Clooney bashes celebs who use Twitter

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagicActor George Clooney attends the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 9

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagicActor George Clooney attends the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 9

Speaking of big stars who are reticent to talk about their personal lives, George Clooney has a few candid things to say about Twitter.

“Why on God’s green earth would you be on Twitter?” he asked, as quoted in the New York Post.

He puts things succinctly: “If you’re famous, I don’t — for the life of me — I don’t understand why any famous person would ever be on Twitter. Because first of all, the worst thing you can do is make yourself more available, right? Because you’re going to be available to everybody. So one drunken night, you come home and you’ve had two too many drinks and you’re watching TV and somebody pisses you off, and you go ‘ehhhhh’ and fight back. And you go to sleep, and you wake up in the morning and your career is over.”

Well, thank God, Clooney is one of the few who has figured this out.

Of course, the rest of us do enjoy hearing impressions go from a starlet’s neural transfer directly to her live feed. It keeps us gossip peeps in business.

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QUICK TAKES

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Katy Perry is wearing a diamond ring on her engagement finger… Hmmm…

A judge denied rapper DMX’s bid to file Chapter 11, meaning he can’t avoid repaying the more than $1.3 million in child support he owes to his 10 children.

The Florida couple whose address Spike Lee erroneously tweeted as George Zimmerman’s is suing Lee, citing “injuries and damages” related to the havoc and fear it brought them.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Actress Anne Hathaway (“Les Misérables”) is 31.

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Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding is 43.

Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci is 52.

Actress Megan Mullally (“Party Down”) is 55.

Guitarist Buck Dharma of Blue Öyster Cult is 66.

Musician Neil Young is 68.

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