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Taylor Swift, Barbara Walters earn Hudson Valley Tweets of the Week
None of this week's tweeting Hudson Valley celebrities had egg on their face — but one might have had some cake on hers.
For the latest edition of Hudson Valley Tweets of the Week, we celebrate birthdays, legacies, brave TV viewing and the freedom to eat dessert like nobody's watching (because they aren't).
If you missed any of Newsday Westchester's previous Hudson Valley Tweets of the Week installments, click here.
Kicking off the countdown is indie darling Ingrid Michaelson, who worked one summer at the Hudson Valley Children's Museum in Nyack with her mother, Elizabeth Egbert, who served as its executive director at the time. She's playing a show at Tarrytown Music Hall on Halloween, but "Breaking Bad" seems to have her plenty spooked well in advance.
I know this firsthand. Without really spoiling anything, I made the mistake of watching a "Breaking Bad" episode in which Aaron Paul's character, Jesse, calls the cops, runs and leaves someone out on a stoop, and I couldn't sleep for roughly six days.
At No. 4, we wish Sarah Lawrence College alumna Barbara Walters a happy 83rd birthday, which she celebrated Tuesday.
It's always nice to get birthday wishes from friends and strangers on Twitter, but it's tough to top a gift from the first family, as Barack and Michelle Obama did this week on "The View."
The gifts from the White House were particularly amusing, because Walters has admitted to pilfering napkins from the building. Now she has some of her own, without having to face potential treason charges.
In the third spot is Yankee great Bernie Williams, an Armonk resident who crossed the Hudson River to hang out with a few fans at the Palisades Center in Rockland County.
Bernie was there for 90 minutes to sign autographs, and perhaps talk up another Hudson Valley appearance this fall. Williams often performs with his all-star band to help local charities, and his Oct. 20 concert at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill is no exception: Proceeds from the Paramount show will help the Justin Veatch Fund,
In the second spot is former Walden resident Dave Annable, who's gearing up for the premiere of "666 Park Avenue," chock full of Hudson Valley stars who just chatted with Newsday Westchester. Like Walters, Annable is also celebrating a birthday that happened Tuesday, but his birthday recognition is a tribute to the legacy of former Pound Ridge resident, Christopher Reeve, who would have turned 60 this week.
Very cool for Annable, who's got a lot going on right now, to take the time to raise awareness for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, which is dedicated to raising money to fund treatments and potential cures for paralysis, as well as improve quality of life for quadriplegics. And just last month, Reeve's older son, Matthew, traveled to Australia to further the cause.
In this week's top spot is Taylor Swift, who's been a Hudson Valley A-lister since she grabbed a slice at Marcella's Pizzeria in Mount Kisco with her Bedford boyfriend, Conor Kennedy. This time around, the self-effacing Swift is eating elsewhere.
I'm pretty sure Conor would've been happy to keep you company, Taylor.
Which of this week's tweets is your favorite? Vote in the Hudson Buzz poll below. Did we miss your favorite celebrity tweet with a Hudson Valley connection? Let us know in the comments section or on Twitter. And check out the full photo gallery of celebrity tweets, which we update every week!
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