The comedy world lost another giant today as Patrice O'Neal has died at age 41. Support for the popular stand-up comedian and frequent "Opie & Anthony Show" contributor has been overwhelming already, with fellow comedians, actors, writers and other celebrities taking to Twitter to share their memories of O'Neal and their condolences for his loss.
See what everyone from Donald Glover to Sarah Silverman had to say about Patrice's passing in today's special edition of Twitter-Wood.
And in one fell swoop, Twitter just got a whole lot m***** f****** better. Samuel L. Jackson has joined Twitter. I think I can safely speak for everyone on the face of the Earth when I say: finally!
The man himself made it official last night on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," the same day the "Avengers" trailer premiered, when he announced his new feed and sent out his first tweet from @SamuelLJackson, "Can-a muh f**kasay f** on here?"
As of right now, Jackson has tweeted 11 times and has a little over 90,000 followers, averaging roughly 8,200 new followers per tweet. He told Fallon that what he really wants is a million followers, so he can catch up with the rest of the Hollywood celebs who weren't so late to the party. We implore you, help him out!
So far, Jackson has used most of his tweets on retweets, so we here at MTV News wanted to throw out a few suggestions to help the new guy out.
He told you he'd be back, and he lived up to his word: Arnold Schwarzenegger is officially back in action as a movie star.
The former Governator is slated to make his big screen comeback when "The Last Stand" rolls in front of cameras early next year, but we'll get a look at him before that when he reprises his role as Trench in "The Expendables 2." And you won't have to wait for Sylvester Stallone's star-studded sequel to hit theaters to get a first look, either: here's Schwarzenegger himself, providing you with all the photographic evidence you need that his days as an action hero are officially back on.
Steve Jobs, who died at 56 on Wednesday (October 5), was not just the visionary behind Apple and its groundbreaking technology, but also a leading force at Pixar, the Oscar-winning animation studio responsible for films like "Toy Story," "Finding Nemo," "Up" and more. His contributions to movies, both in terms of story and the way these stories are discovered by viewers, are immeasurable.
Actors and filmmakers from Alec Baldwin to Kevin Smith have reacted to Jobs' death on Twitter. Read their memories, quotes and more after the jump.
Sean Bean is having one heck of a week. As if his breathtaking turn in the latest episode of "Game of Thrones" wasn't enough for the guy, Bean was also reportedly stabbed in the arm during a bar altercation earlier in the week. But don't sob for the erstwhile Lord of Winterfell; good old Ned quickly shrugged off the attack, went back inside the bar and ordered himself a pint. Bean's handling of the situation is getting plenty of virtual high fives in today's edition of Twitter-Wood.
There's more news lurking about the online movie space today, of course: iconic newsman Larry King has put out the call for "Harry Potter" questions for an upcoming CNN special, while Judd Apatow gives an update on the status of his next movie.
I'm @roundhoward and this is Twitter-Wood for June 14, 2011.
"Super 8" is finally in theaters, and if you've been following along with the MTV Movies Blog gang, you know we loved it. We're not the only ones; several celebs in the Twitter-Wood sphere have already expressed their enthusiasm, and more positive reviews came storming in today.
There's also an outpouring of support for "Lost" creator Damon Lindelof's new multimedia science fiction project for Disney, "1952," though Lindelof himself wants to clarify exactly what that "seven figure deal" entails. Plus, Weiner-gate ridicule continues, Olivia Wilde strips down (sort of) and Jonah Hill squares off against Kanye West in an epic battle of Connect Four.
I'm @roundhoward and this is Twitter-Wood for June 10, 2011.
Although "Super 8" hits theaters nationwide tomorrow (or, really, today), several lucky people in Hollywood have already seen director J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg's long-awaited collaboration.
The movie had its grand premiere in Los Angeles last evening, drawing the likes of "Lost" co-creator Damon Lindelof, "Iron Man" director Jon Favreau and more — and based on their responses on Twitter, the reaction was overwhelmingly positive.
I'm @roundhoward and this is a special "Super 8" edition of Twitter-Wood for June 9, 2011.
Today's a day for saying goodbye in the mysterious land of Twitter-Wood. (Not for us, mind you — we're not going anywhere!) The Oprah Winfrey Show comes to an end today after 25 seasons on the air, and while many people across the globe are mourning the show's conclusion, many stars and celebs are marking the occasion with their tongue firmly in cheek.
Meanwhile, longtime "Law & Order: SVU" actor Christopher Meloni is reportedly exiting the show, leaving his fans (and some of his colleagues) in shock. But the saddest and most surprising news of all is the death of CNBC news anchor Mark Haines, who passed away unexpectedly at his home yesterday evening; his loss is marked in today's Twitter-Wood as well.
But there's happier news today, too. Two more people have discovered the awesome power of "Bridesmaids," while the long-awaited "American Reunion" finally enters production, with Stifler's mom firmly in tow.
I'm @roundhoward and this is Twitter-Wood for May 25, 2011.
Twitter-Wood kicks off today with a big birthday shout-out to music legend Bob Dylan, who turned 70 years old today, and we're not the only ones sending him birthday wishes, either; several people in the film community have tipped their tweets in the "Like a Rolling Stone" singer-songwriter's direction on his big day.
Elsewhere, comedy mastermind Judd Apatow and "Breaking Dawn" star Jamie Campbell Bower revealed a little bit too much about their personal lives (though the laughs we're still fighting off should tell you that we're not complaining), two recent comedies get some new appraisals and Diablo Cody pours one out for her Showtime series "The United States of Tara," which was canceled yesterday.
I'm @roundhoward and this is Twitter-Wood for May 24, 2011.
Jokes about the Rapture have come and gone, but a very real crisis is ongoing in Joplin, Missouri as a devastating tornado tore through the Midwest over the weekend. Movie stars, writers and directors are weighing in on Twitter with pointers on how you can help with disaster relief.
In less grim news, today marks the one year anniversary of the "Lost" series finale, causing many members of the show as well as onlookers to reflect back on what was undoubtedly one of the most controversial conclusions in television history.
I'm @roundhoward and this is Twitter-Wood for May 23, 2011.