Howard Stern Just Became the Best Celebrity on Twitter [Celebrities]
Howard Stern Just Became the Best Celebrity on Twitter [Celebrities]Adrian Chen —
Howard Stern just showed the right way to be a celebrity on Twitter: He live-tweeted a 4pm airing of his 1997 movie Private Parts on HBO this afternoon, offering running behind-the-scenes commentary and explaining the real events that served as the basis for some of the scenes. It was cool!
We learned that Jenna Jameson, who had a nude cameo (NSFW), “was so comfortable on set she stayed naked even at the kraft services table.” And that the woman who was brought to orgasm by Stern’s voice was someone who used to really come on his radio show. Stern answered questions in real time, and made the airing of an endlessly replayed movie into something interesting. Judging from the amount of Twitter chatter, it got a bunch of people watching who would have skipped over it otherwise. (“Private Parts” trended worldwide on Twitter while it was on—not bad for a rerun of a 14 year-old movie.)
More celebrities should do stuff like this, instead of issuing misspelled brain farts about their gym session or constantly thanking their fans for reading their previous tweets about how much they love their fans. (As far as we can tell, this is the first time someone has live-tweeted their own movie?) Because we will never care about what celebrities think as much as what they’ve made. And even in cases where we don’t care about what they’ve made, this can’t hurt. We actually might watch Joe Dirt if it was accompanied by David Spade trying to justify it in real-time on his Twitter account.