On May 14 (that’s tonight, folks!), the stars will be out at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum. The IMAX theater hosts the US premiere of Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, with cast members Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Ricky Gervais and Hank Azaria scheduled to appear.
DC-area fans can catch the actors on the red carpet outside the museum, along Jefferson Drive, starting after 6:00PM. Showing up before 5PM is recommended.
Twitter users can snag a four-pack of tickets for the May 21 sneak peak of the movie at the Smithsonian IMAX by replying to http://twitter.com/smithsonianimax with answer to “Which Smithsonian object should come to life & why.” The deadline is tonight at 6PM EST.
Recently, I’ve received a flurry of emails asking whether Ben Stiller is Twittering away under the name “@ben_stiller” — which at its peak, had over 61,000 followers.
Considering that Ben has previously shown a general disinterest in directly communicating with fans, it doesn’t appear likely that he’d suddenly become a voracious Twitaholic.
Nor would we expect that Ben has the time to twiddle his thumbs, as he has been filming Greenberg this past month. Currently, Stiller’s in London, doing press for the release of Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsoniann — which will have its world premiere Tuesday evening at Leicester Square.
On Monday, Brit TV interviewer Jonathan Ross (@Wossy on Twitter) informally asked about his online habits, and reports that Stiller doesn’t give a Tweet about Twitter.
Is that definitive? I’ll try to track down a second source later today to give us the proverbial straight Twooth. (Ok, enough with the puns, already!)
When chatting online, it’s always good to remember the old adage: “on the Internet, nobody knows [if] you’re a dog.”
Update: As of Wednesday morning, the @ben_stiller account has been disabled.