Alec Baldwin launched a Twitter tirade against a MailOnline journalist after it was claimed his wife Hilaria was using her phone to tweet during Sopranos star James Gandolfini’s funeral.
Baldwin has removed his account after signing off with an expletive-filled rant – in which he is said to have threatened to “find” the journalist – with this message:
“My wife DID NOT use her phone, in any capacity, at our friend’s funeral. Now, f*** this Twitter + good luck to all of you who know the truth.”
Hilaria has kept her Twitter account active, sending several messages, including:
“Here is some info… when someone tweets something at a certain time, and you retweet it later, it posts the TIME the final person tweeted.”
But Baldwin is just the latest in a long line of celebrity Twitter ranters. Here we look at some more recent Twitter tirades…
Rihanna on Liz Jones
After Liz Jones branded Rihanna “Pop’s poisonous princess”, the singer took to Twitter to share a link to an extended rant in response, pasted over a picture of the journalist:
Rihanna then proceeded to tweet out the lyrics from Bob Marley’s hit Could You Be Loved…
Justin Bieber tackles rumours
Pop sensation Bieber tweets a lot about smiling and enjoying life, but couldn’t keep quiet any longer about the “rumours, rumours and more rumours” and sent several tweets to those writing stories about him. He deleted the tweets later, but not before Perez Hilton spotted them…
The Wanted battle One Direction
The strange battle that often rages between boy bands One Direction and The Wanted rose to the surface again in April this year, with The Wanted’s Jay McGuiness sending several tweets to One D’s Louis:
“Dear @Louis_Tomlinson, please stop mentioning us in your gigs, we certainly no longer mention you and it’s time to let dead dogs lie.
“Your passive-aggressive style of speaking makes me cringe, and I wish you’d either have the b******* of some of your co-workers to speak truthfully, or the class of the majority of them to be silent.
“I’m not sure what’s happened since we saw you at the X Factor, but you’ve done a sterling job of becoming one of the most overrated, arrogant and not to mention insincere people around.
“Your shocking lack of talent will only be forgiven by lots of humility and no-strings-attached friendship among your band.
“Louis, don’t measure your worth in followers or money, because they’re fickle, and when they go you might just feel worthless.”