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Well, that was prompt.

Insurance company Aflac fired Gilbert Gottfried as the voice of its iconic duck on Monday after a series of tasteless Twitter jokes about the earthquake in Japan.

The country was rocked by the 8.9 quake late last week, costing thousands their lives and sparking fears of potential nuclear fallout and tsunami-scale flooding.

Japan is also Aflac's top market, so if the inappropriateness and timing of Gilbert Gottfried's tsunami Tweets weren't reason enough, the bottom line will do it.

Before being cut loose yesterday, Gottfried had voiced the duck in the company's TV ads since 2000, quacking "Af-LAC!" in his famously abrasive voice.

The company released a statement saying the following:

"Gilbert’s recent comments about the crisis in Japan were lacking in humor and certainly do not represent the thoughts and feelings of anyone at Aflac."

Aflac, which already uses a different "duck" in Japan, "will immediately conduct a nationwide casting call to find a new voice of the iconic Aflac Duck."

No word if anyone plans to fire 50 Cent for similar Tweets, though we somehow doubt it, as that carries some risk of him busting a cap in your a$$.

Tsunami-related humor ...

 

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Faced with questions and Tweets about her participation in an Usher sex tape, Tameka Foster has responded today with the same basic answer over and over:

I had intercourse with my husband. Shoot me!

"NEWSFLASH!! BREAKING NEWS! GUESS WHAT??!!" Foster wrote this morning. "I have copulated w/my husband! O_O. Why is this news again?? #ConfusedTweet. End of discussion."

Foster, Tameka

The news, of course, is that Foster and Usher copulated... and filmed said copulation... and somehow left the footage on a computer they placed inside a car. That's the story, at least.

Based on the aggressive way in which Tameka is acknowledging the video, many will claim she is the one behind its (inevitable) leak.

"I cant stress over what I cant change," she Tweeted this afternoon. "Hey I was married, happily. So theres a chance that we might…Its silly 'news' 2 me."

But it's still news. And this is the first time anyone has thought about Tameka Foster in years. Let the conspiracy theories begin.

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Kim Kardashian is an absolute bore. Seriously, did you see this week's episode of Kourtney & Kim Take New York?

But say this about the reality star... ummm... well... let's see... she knows how to use Twitter!

Kim got her "ganster on" at Eva Longoria's birthday party Saturday night, attending the 1920s-themed bash and posing with fellow attendees such as Heidi Klum.

She Tweeted the following photos from the event, so she could continue to make millions off followers who somehow don't understand that they are nothing but a dollar sign to her give us a taste of the atmosphere:

  • Kim Goes Gangster
  • Heidi Klum and Kim Kardashian

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Gilbert Gottfried must really believe any publicity is good publicity, because making light of a natural disaster won't endear himself to a lot of people.

As the death toll creeps toward five figures, and with the fear of an actual nuclear meltdown lingering, the comedian absolutely went off on the topic.

Seriously, this puts 50 Cent's Tweets to shame.

Gottfried

There's not politically correct ... and then there's this.

While some stars, such as Petra Nemcova, work tirelessly to support the victims of the Japanese tragedy, it's amazing that others deliberately mock it.

Sure, he's a comedian, and maybe Gilbert will surprise us and turn this into something positive. Until then, he can likely expect some angry emails.

On Gottfriend's Twitter page, 12 tsunami-inspired jokes have been dropped in the last day, such as (and these aren't even the offensive ones):

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We suppose you can give 50 Cent credit for trying to lighten the mood, but it was still a little soon for Japanese earthquake/Tsunami humor, most likely.

While countless celebrities Tweeted their thoughts and prayers to the victims, the rapper attempted some online stand-up comedy, with mixed results.

Some of 50's ill-advised Twitter tsunami one-liners ...

Handsome 50
  • "Its all good Till b*tches see there christian louboutins floating down da street shit gone get crazy."
  • "Look this is very serious people I had to evacuate all my hoe's from LA,Hawaii and Japan. I had to do it. Lol"
  • "Wave will hit 8am them crazy white boys gonna try to go surfing."

Those Tweets are still up on 50's page, but he apparently thought better of this approach afterward, because he added the following thoughts:

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Following a level 8.9 earthquake in northern Japan today, areas around that country are in danger, as a tsunami sweeps through the Pacific Ocean.

With victims piling up, a few celebrities have been caught in the wake of the natural disaster - Jimmy Kimmel was evacuated from a small island in French Polynesia, while Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart were also evacuated from a beach in Vancouver - and others have Tweeted out thoughts/prayers.

A sampling:

Lea Michele: "So devastating to hear about the huge earthquake & tsunami [in] Japan. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone there."

Amber Riley: "Omg my heart goes out to Japan," she Tweeted. "I pray this devastation stops."

Lindsay Lohan: "My mommy just woke my sister and i [sic] up to this! god [sic] bless those that are in fear."

Paris Hilton: "The images on the news are breaking my heart. I am so worried for everyone in Japan. My thoughts are with you Japan. God bless you all."

Alyssa Milano: "Prayers. Japan quake's 8.9 magnitude makes it the 5th-strongest in the world since 1900."

Taylor Swift: "I'm sending my thoughts and prayers and love to those in Japan who are hurting."

Anderson Cooper: "Watching japan quake coverage on cnn right now. Terrible"

Kim Kardashian: "Just heard about the huge earthquake and tsunami in Japan. My prayers are with everyone in Japan!"

THG, of course, also sends along our thoughts and encourages readers to donate to The Red Cross.

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He's among the leading candidates to be sent home tonight, but American Idol finalist Paul McDonald has other concerns to consider before this evening's results show.

Following his cover of Ryan Adams' "Come Pick Me Up" last night, the aspiring singer was faced with a number of angry Tweets from viewers who took issue with the Marine Corps Dress Blues jacket he donned on stage.

In response to this fervor, McDonald has Tweeted:

"Just to let everyone know I have nothing but respect for our men and women in the armed forces. Tons of respect for you guys... I've been told my jacket on the show upset some folks ... I wasn't trying to offend anyone. Sorry! I've got nothing but love for you guys!"

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When you think "pillow talk," you probably aren't picturing this.

Monday, Joel Madden went off on a Twitter rant about a recent purchase made by his wife, reality star and fashion designer Nicole Richie.

Let's just say Joel would not have made this particular buy:

Joel Twit

Amen, man. You gotta hand it to Nicole, though, for her reply:

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Pity Amanda Bynes.

The actress retired from acting last June... then Tweeted that she was back... then released photos of a rhinestone-encrusted starfish... and has now realized the true meaning of Twitter for someone in desperate need of attention:

Sexy self-portraits!

Bynes has snapped a couple close-ups of herself, first in a bikini top and then rocking a set of pouty lips and dark sunglasses. We'll post them now as we prepare for the inevitable Amanda Bynes sex tape in a few weeks.

Amanda Bynes Twit Pic
Amanda Bynes Twitter Pic

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Boning. That's why Kim Kardashian is famous. Ray J tagging it on tape.

While she's no amateur porn star (there's still time) Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans is "famous" for similar reasons. Getting naked and ending up with a kid.

So you really have to wonder if there's ever been a klearer kase of the pot kalling the kettle black when Jenelle rips Kim's krappy new song on Twitter:

"Kim Kardashian .. dude that song sucks u made lol sorry to say makes me think even more to myself, why r u famous again?" Lmao. Valid point, but ...

WHY R U FAMOUS? For Jenelle and Kim, these pics answer that.

It's possible that Jenelle's kriticism was rooted in Kim's recent komments about Teen Mom. The ho-cialite encouraged girls not to look up to MTV stars.

Jenelle seems to agree with Kim, though. Her recent Us Weekly cover story bore the headline "I'm Not Ready to Be a Mom." Not a huge glamorization.

Also, Evans apparently doesn't mind other members of the Kardashian krew.

The mother of Jace recently Tweeted to Kim's younger sibling: "@KhloeKardashian lol u make me laugh u tweet like every 2 mins it's crazy."

So we think we've got Jenelle figured out. In summation, Khloe and Lamar promo plus Tweeting equals comedy. Kim Kardashian singing equals STFU!