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Gwyneth Paltrow Joins Twitter; 15,000 Followers and Growing

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Gwyneth and son via @gwynethpaltrow/Twitter

Hold the phone (or iPhone/Blackberry rather), everyone: Movie star, blogger, cookbook author and love-her-or-hate-her everywoman (with an unlimited budget) Gwyneth Paltrow has officially joined Twitter (@gwynethpaltrow) today. As of press time, Gwynnie has already amassed nearly 16,000 followers who are waiting in eager anticipation to hear the media mogul's privileged lifestyle tips and wisdom in real time. So far she's only sent out one tweet (she is a very busy lady) and we have to admit that the Twitter pic of herself and her son looking all Hamptons-y next to a backyard BBQ grill is very cute. Granted, the grill is massive and professional-looking and presumably operated by an army of household staff.

The Goop founder announced her debut into social media, with a brief self-filmed video of herself sporting casually pulled back hair (we see a stray!), a make-up free face and a pristine summer white blazer. She's briskly walking down an NYC sidewalk and breathlessly announcing, "Hi, I'm trying to join the 21st century. So, it's me, I'm on Facebook and Twitter, but not right now, I'm walking down the street looking for a cab. See ya!" Because come on, did you really think she was about to take the train?

Gwyneth Paltrow on WhoSay

· Gwyneth Paltrow is Figuring Out This Whole Social Networking Thing, Right Here in NYC [Gothamist]
· @gwynethpaltrow [Twitter]
· All Gwyneth Paltrow Coverage [Racked NY]