10 most embarrassing Twitter meltdowns

6. Lindsay Lohan v. Sam Ronson

LiLo and Ronson had a massive fight at LA's posho Chateau Marmont hotel, after which they both retired to separate rooms. Then Lohan decided pouring out her heart on Twitter was the best course of action. "I was right all along. Cheat."

Other follow-ups during the diatribe of heartache included: "PLEASE leave me ALONE. And stop staying in the room below me, you've woken me and my mother up. Go to bed. Keep cheating - u win." And then: "Ask ur sister 2 stop yelling profanity plz; stop doing drugs. Please go away & go to bed." Sigh.

7. Auzzie batsman lets cat outta bag

"Disappointed not to be on the field with the lads today, will be supporting the guys, it's a BIG test match 4 us. Thanks 4 all the support!" Sounds innocuous enough? Well yes. Unless you're playing in the third Ashes test against England and you've pre-empted the announcement of the team. Phillip Hughes = not a popular man in Oz that day.

Embarassing twitter meltdowns

8. US security guy over Baghdad

Yeah! I'm over Baghdad! On a secret mission! Let's tweet! Peter Hoekstra, from the US House Intelligence Committee did just that. "Just landed in Baghdad. I believe it may be first time I've had bb [BlackBerry] service in Iraq. 11th trip here."

US media outlets were aware of the trip, but had agreed not to cover it until departure. Hoekstra wasn't so clever and was seriously risking lives.

9. Calvin Harris doesn't like his review

After a storm of bad reviews for his new album, Calvin Harris went off on a big one last month. "RICH PEOPLE'S KIDS GETTING GOOD REVIEWS BECAUSE MUMMY FUCKED THE JOURNO IN THE 80S" and followed that up with: THIS ENTIRE INDUSTRY IS FULL OF RICH PEOPLE'S KIDS, EVERYWHERE, FUCKING RICH PEOPLE'S KIDS RICH PEOPLE'S KIDS."

And there was more than that, too. NOT HAPPY.

10. Lily Allen vs Perez Hilton

And as if to make a beautiful circle of Twitter madness, it's that man Hilton again. The socialite gossiper was branded as a "little parasite" by Allen after Hilton asked his followers to petition Allen to put him in her new video. "Oh, I'm sorry, we've already cast the jealous and bitter lonely old queen role. Next time eh?" she wrote in reply.

Several other barbed tweets followed, but the best was when Allen was battered by Hilton's superb riposte: "If I wanted to be a fucked up Brit, I'd rather be Amy Winehouse".

Embarassing twitter meltdowns

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