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Twitter is the new battleground for celebs

entertainment Updated: Aug 21, 2009 19:55 IST

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Twitter, which has become the latest fad in tinseltown with its celebrity filled ranks, has also emerged the new battleground for the rich and famous, who are waging public wars against each other, much to the amusement of their millions of followers.

Be it the spat between popstars Lily Allen and Katy Perry or the exchanges between estranged couple Katy Price and singer Peter Andre, celebrities are flocking to the website to 'twiss' each other.

The word is amongst a host of other new usages which have been coined by the users of the website, including 'twiterrati' and 'tweeple' and refers to the often explicit jabs exchanged by people through Twitter.

Over the weekend, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton and British singer Lily Allen got into a 'twissing' match which was witnessed by the fans of both celebs, with the followers too forming into camps siding with their favourite.

"I'm sorry, we've already cast the jealous and bitter lonely old queen role. Next time eh," wrote Lily Allen, to which Hilton replied," Jealous of who? David Beckham, maybe. And if I wanted to be a stupid Brit, I'd rather be Amy Winehouse, whose got talent at least." The exchange continued until the Smile hitmaker who had previously got into a pat with I Kissed A Girl singer Katy Perry, finally blocked Hilton.