Sorry, little Monsters, all 7.2 million of you — Lady Gaga won’t be speaking to you on Twitter in a couple of days.
]]>Justin Timberlake, Ryan Seacrest, Usher and other celebs have joined singer Alicia Keys in staging their “digital deaths” on Tuesday (Dec. 1). It’s not that they’re tired of their fans; they’re just going dark in an effort to raise money for Keys’ Keep a Child Alive foundation on World AIDS Day. The celebs have filmed “last tweet and testament” videos that show them lying in coffins, Keys tells the AP. They’re staying off Twitter and Facebook on Tuesday until Keep a Child Alive raises $1 million in donations to help fight AIDS in Africa and India. “This is such a direct and instantly emotional way, and a little sarcastic, you know, of a way to get people to pay attention,” Keys says. She has close to 2.7 million Twitter followers. “We’re trying to sort of make the remark: Why do we care so much about the death of one celebrity as opposed to millions and millions of people dying in the place that we’re all from?” Leigh Blake, co-founder of Keep a Child Alive, tells the AP. “It’s about love and respect and human dignity.” You can donate via text message (more info at the Keep a Child Alive link above) or bar-code scans through the foundation’s Buy Life campaign.