Hate-tweets from jealous fans are nothing new to young Hollywood heartthrobs -- just ask any of the girlfriends of the One Direction fellas. But for Ellen Page, they're worthy of a police investigation.
Since rumours started spreading about a potential romance between the 25-year-old Halifax-born actress and Alexander Skarsgard, her 35-year-old co-star in the upcoming film "The East," a few troubling tweets have come in from two separate and unknown sources.
The Los Angeles Police Department is currently looking into the messages "I'm going to murder Ellen Page. She's dead" and "Ellen Page if you continue to date Alexander I will K-1-L-L you in public in the next year... Be it in a club, at a game, in a restaurant, or when you're signing autographs." Both tweets have since been deleted from the social-network platform.
Apparently on the case since June, the LAPD has ordered that Twitter hand over the required account information. But the danger isn't online only -- an L.A. film festival also received a phone call from an individual planning to kill Page at the premiere of her latest film, Woody Allen's "To Rome With Love." In the end, Page didn't attend the screening.
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Calling herself a "tiny Canadian" in her bio, Page admittedly doesn't tweet very much (only three times since June 14, the approximate date of the phone threats). But she still has more than 341,000 followers, a number that is growing every day. We wish we could say that it's because Page is one of the few young stars that is classy, smart, and supertalented, but reports over the recent Twitter threats are increasing her exposure on that very same network as well.
As great as social media is in making fans feel closer to their favourite celebrities, there is a definite line between cute and crazy. But if there's any starlet that can handle the pressure, we're sure it's Page.