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Jon Lovitz Comes to Twitter, Can't Get Himself Verified


I"m at 79 followers… going for a billion… that's right!!! A billion!!! Anyone with connections to China????less than a minute ago via web


Pre-Internet icons made incredible breakthroughs on Twitter in the last month, most notably Charlie Sheen's garnering one million followers in record time and Howard Stern doing a running Private Parts commentary during a random afternoon airing on HBO (inspiring television execs to reconsider strategies for the nano-medium altogether). It seems that more over-the-hill celebs are feeling less intimidated by the online frenzy and are beginning to tweet — even Jon Lovitz who, in his typically schlemazel fashion, can't get verified.

But it definitely is Lovitz behind the smartphone. The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club's Gabriela Zamora corroborated with me in an email that @realjonlovitz "is in fact Jon Lovitz' personal Twitter account." Also, this Twitter user claimed to have met Lovitz "at a hot dog stand" where the SNL alum confirmed his account, so, you know, that's some irrefutable evidence.