Alec Baldwin’s (@ABFalecbaldwin) Tweet rants are legendary. He first quit Twitter in 2011, then again in June 2013 after his wife was accused of tweeting at James Gandolfini’s funeral. He resumed tweeting again, surprise, surprise, in time for the debut of his MSNBC talkshow.
Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) deleted his account in 2012 after a Twitter war with comedian Jenny Johnson. He returned a week later. He’s also quit in 2009 and 2011.
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Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) was urged to quit tweeting in 2009 by ex-boyfriend Liam Hemsworth (he joined Twitter in June to promote “Paranoia”). She returned in 2011.
The last tweet from Megan Fox (@meganfox) in January said: “5 days on Twitter and I have yet to discern it’s purpose. #WhatIsThePoint ???” She is, however, very active on Facebook.
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James Franco quit in 2011 because of pressure from corporate sponsors. He told Politico, “My thought was ‘this is my Twitter. I can do whatever I want.’ But certain companies I work with contacted me about what I was saying.” He returned in 2012 with a new account (@JamesFrancoTV).
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Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk) was the first user to amass more than a million followers. He got in trouble after tweeting about Penn State firing late football coach Joe Paterno in 2011. He has since turned over the account to his management team.
Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) quit Twitter in 2010 before entering rehab. She’s returned to tweeting, although has proclaimed “I really love my fans, but hate gossip sites. Gonna take a breather from Twitter.”
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Jennifer Love Hewitt (@TheReal_Jlh) declared in July “I’m sad to say that Twitter is no longer for me,” after receiving negative tweets. She returned a month later.
John Mayer quit his personal Twitter account in 2010 (@johncmayer) but continues to have an official @johnmayer account for album and tour news.
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Jimmy Kimmel is the most recent target of Kanye West's Twitter rants (@kanyewest). They've since made nice, but Kanye is super emotional on Twitter. He deleted all of his tweets in 2012, then tweeted "BE BACK SOON." He was, two days later.