“I’m now a C-list celebrity in Kim Kardashian: Hollywood,” the EPA’s Office of Water tweeted Monday night. “Come join me and become famous too by playing on iPhone!”
It was a slight departure for the agency, which usually addresses topics such as algal blooms and floodplains, but typical for rabid fans of reality-TV star Kim Kardashian’s mobile game, which is reportedly on track to earn $200 million for San Francisco company Glu Mobile.
By Tuesday morning, a chastened Office of Water tweeted, “Whoops…our bad. Sorry about tweet. Upside -more attention for the Office of Water (http://water.epa.gov ), thanks @KimKardashian.”
South of Market-based Glu did have some encouraging words for the anonymous C-list celebrity working at the EPA: “Keep at it @EPAwater, you’ll get there. #AList #WillowPapeIsTheWorst #KimKardashianGame.”
The 88-year-old co-author of the Clean Water Act was slightly less encouraging, The Associated Press reported.
“Staff has now informed me of what a Kardashian is,” Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., tweeted Tuesday. “I’m only left with more questions.”
Et tu, beetles?
A tree dedicated to Beatles star George Harrison’s memory has been felled, but don’t start blaming a rabid Rolling Stones fan yet.
Blame the beetles.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the 10-year-old tree planted near Griffith Park Observatory in honor of the late musician and avid gardener had to be removed last month after falling victim to a beetle infestation.
But all things must pass, and a new memorial tree is scheduled to be planted soon.
President Barack Obama abruptly canceled a planned appearance this week on Jimmy Kimmel’s show. ... A 24-year-old pregnant artist says actor and former Nixon speechwriter Ben Stein has been asking her for nude photos since they met at San Francisco International Airport earlier this year; Stein says he had a professional relationship with the woman, whom he called ““a stunningly beautiful, absolute knockout young Eurasian woman” in a recent magazine column.
Actor Daniel Radcliffe (“Harry Potter”) is 25. … Actor-comedian Marlon Wayans (“A Haunted House”) is 42. … Country musician Alison Krauss is 43. … Model Stephanie Seymour is 46. … Rock guitarist Slash is 49. … Actor Woody Harrelson (“True Detective”) is 53.
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