This isn't the kind of item I normally post but there's a personal connection that goes back several years. The genesis of the matter and course of events since then is more confusing than may be worth repeating, so I'll just say that fake MySpaces have been ubiquitous since they began. For celebrities this may or may not be a challenge depending on their level of interest in exposing posers and/or their fans' misfortune in being taken in by them.

One such celebrity, the actor Logan Lerman, has been the "victim" of such posers in the form of alleged MySpaces and, more recently, a Twitter. I could write a thousand word rant on my anger at such fakery and how fans are duped but I'll save that for another time. What's important here is that fans of this increasingly popular actor have been fooled into thinking that certain sites are officially run by him. I saw him at the World Premiere of Meet Bill at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival and asked him personally whether or not he had a MySpace, and he assured me he did not. Yet my word is only as good as those who believe me, and the questions persisted.

More recently a Twitter was created with his name attached to it. I spoke directly with his management who, again, verified that the MySpaces and Twitter were fake. This appeased many fans but the doubt remained. For many, the only proof would be an actual video from Logan himself stating the truth.

I finally obtained that video last night. Hopefully this puts the matter to rest.




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Larry Richman

Larry Richman

For 20 years I was a professional in the entertainment industry, from commercial broadcast radio in America's fourth largest market to band management to record production. But my passion is independent film, and I spend much of the year traveling to film festivals to see indies and meet the actors, directors, and others responsible for creating them. I'm a writer, photographer, and videographer, currently serving as Senior Vice President for Media & Technology and Public Relations at PROnetworks as well as Editor at Larry411.com

Comments (46)

  • Diogo Reply

    I wonder how those fans, especially the one from @l2lerman, got those pictures. But it's nice that everything is clear now.

    October 30, 2009 at 5:43 pm
  • Val Reply

    A really good and informative blog as i can say!

    November 04, 2009 at 3:06 pm
  • DogtownGirl Reply

    Larry, can you please do likewise for fans of Emile Hirsch's who think he now has a Twitter Account and a MySpace one as well?

    Can you possibly contact someone who knows Emile HIrsch or someone who knows a friend of his, who can tell the fans if he is on MySpace or Twitter, and if he wants to be found, therein?

    Thank you very much smile

    November 17, 2009 at 3:30 am
  • DogtownGirl Reply

    @ Diogo: Fans get pics and such from "people who talk" and everyone will talk for a price or whatever (it seems).

    November 17, 2009 at 3:32 am
  • Mects Reply

    If you get an account on photobucket.com, you can put your photos there. After you do, it will generate html code. Just copy the code from the box labled html and paste it in the section you want it to show up in.

    November 24, 2009 at 3:25 am
  • twile Reply

    I want to put pictures and posters on myspace in my Movies and TV box. I know you can do it cause I've seen profiles that have it. I'm not talking about a picture slide show I know how to do that. Just put a image from my hard drive onto myspace.Thanks !

    December 05, 2009 at 2:52 am
  • Pimouts Reply

    I wonder why great person who got fame dont show their face in such social medias.

    February 12, 2010 at 11:40 am
  • A. Reply

    Famous people don't lie showing their faces on social networking sites, sometimes because they fear getting stalked, pestered, searched for, etc.
    They want to have SOME privacy!

    February 12, 2010 at 2:14 pm
  • MN. Reply

    I knew that the posts by loganlerman09 didn't sound like him. But I still wonder how they get those pictures...

    February 13, 2010 at 4:07 pm
  • A. Reply

    MN,

    The pictures, that appeared in the fake sites were STOLEN by people close to Lerman, or so I have heard / be told. That is how they got to be posted in those BOGUS sites. They were ill-gotten!!
    Shame on people who behave like this :(
    Boo hiss!

    February 13, 2010 at 7:20 pm
  • fluffykitten8 Reply

    Sooo loganlerman09 is not the real logan right? then does anyone knows his twitter account? thanks (:

    February 15, 2010 at 6:55 am
  • lrichman@pronetworks.org
    lrichman@pronetworks.org Reply

    Hi fluffy, no, that's not him. There is no real Twitter account. As he said in the video, he does NOT have a Twitter.

    February 15, 2010 at 12:05 pm
  • A. Reply

    @ Larry Richman: Funny that people here still are glomming onto the notion that Lerman is out in Cyberspace. They just do NOT want to be-lieve that the Sites pertaining to him, are FAAAAAAKE. Sheesh ... *rolls eyes*.
    What will it take?

    February 15, 2010 at 9:51 pm
  • raf Reply

    then does he have a facebook page??

    February 19, 2010 at 2:53 pm
  • lrichman@pronetworks.org
    lrichman@pronetworks.org Reply

    Hi raf, I personally spoke with his manager who assured me that he has no Facebook either.

    February 19, 2010 at 5:34 pm
  • A. Reply

    @ all the Doubting-Thomases herein: Guys, think of it this way: Even IF Lerman had a MySpace, or a Twitter, or a FaceBook account, I don't forsee him, or any other Celebrity wanting a gazillion fans as his friends, on what would likely be his PERSONAL page.
    Sure, Celebrities start up "fan" pages that folks can join (of which I am a member, and "added" back) but, famous people don't welcome fans onto their personal pages, usually.
    I could be wrong.
    There ARE exceptions to the above hard-and-fast rule, I am almost certain, but ... I am trying to be protective of Lerman, here, too.

    February 19, 2010 at 10:45 pm
  • lrichman@pronetworks.org
    lrichman@pronetworks.org Reply

    A. makes some great points. I cannot imagine why this is even an issue.

    My message to all the "doubting Thomases" out there is, as I've said, his manager told me personally that he does not have an online presence (MySpace, Twitter, Facebook) and Logan said so himself (I didn't ask him about FB, and shouldn't have had to).

    If he did have a site to communicate with fans, wouldn't he WANT people to know about it? And -- just speaking hypothetically -- if a celeb did have some sort of site that was private, just for his/her real life friends and classmates and family, for example, it would obviously be private for a reason.

    This is what I don't get. The reason I got Logan to do the video and posted it in the first place wasn't as much to prove that he doesn't have a site but to prove that the people who SAY they are Logan are posers. It truly upsets me to see people lied to and taken in by believing someone who is not who they say. Why, if he had a site, would he say he is Logan if he isn't? THAT makes NO sense at all.


    February 19, 2010 at 11:03 pm
  • A. Reply

    Right you are, Larry.

    Maybe I had misspoken about celebrities not wanting fans to know where they are online, but, I was doing so to be more protective of them, than to be anything else.

    I consider this issue done, done and done.

    I mean, IF and WHEN Lerman wants to share anything with his growing fan base, then ... one would assume that he would do so, no?

    Sure!

    February 19, 2010 at 11:24 pm
  • lrichman@pronetworks.org
    lrichman@pronetworks.org Reply

    Oh, I was agreeing with you 100%. I wouldn't change a word. Just adding a different angle.

    February 19, 2010 at 11:30 pm
  • A. Reply

    Right-o, Larry. We're good. No worries.

    February 19, 2010 at 11:54 pm
  • Logan Reply

    any chance OfficialLoganL is his new twitter account which started tweeting Feb 24 2010 which is after that video on Oct 28 2009?

    February 27, 2010 at 6:42 pm
  • Me!! Reply

    @Logan.. err Logan?? and yea I doo have a feeling that OfficialLoganL is his real account.. the tweets sound believable?? but they doo!! AND the 'dude' goes on about yes i am logan yea yea yea.. so it might as well be him?? smile) I hopes this helps .. wth?

    March 01, 2010 at 1:42 pm
  • A. Reply

    E-NOUGH!

    LARRY HAS ALREADY TOLD US THE TRUTH ABOUT THIS MATTER.

    WHY, IN THE NAME OF JESUS H. CHRIST IS EVERYONE PERSISTING, THEN?????

    E-NOUGH, ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 01, 2010 at 10:25 pm
  • Citels Reply

    Just can't stand such people as posers at all.They can be really nasty sometimes.He's right to my mind.Everyone popular should do like that.They do have the right to do it.

    March 03, 2010 at 12:31 pm
  • Just I am.. Reply

    I very want Logan Lerman's @mail adres!!!He is a cool acter!!!

    April 02, 2010 at 1:13 am
  • Abbie Reply

    Well, fat chance getting it!

    No star worth his or her salt, gives out email addys especially to fans and folks like us!

    April 02, 2010 at 1:19 am
  • lili1992 Reply

    supossobly a girl asked "Hey Logan why did u tell a former interviewer that u don't have a facebook myspace or Twitter when u do just curious I love u bye:)"
    And he answered: "Logan Wade Lerman ? --------- : I said I don't have myspace or twitter. But I have facebook. Yes. 2 accounts.
    and in another day he wrote this: "I'm LoganShare.. Sun at 12:32am
    ENOUGH! I'm tired of people who adds me just to ask if am i the 'real Logan'. Yeah i'm Logan, and i have two facebook's accounts, my personal facebook and this one. And that's the reason because i don't add 'fans' to my personal facebook... Why accept them if no one believes me? I created this account to add everyone. And i don't have my friends in this account, just Brandon, because he accepts fans on his facebook. My friends, Dean, Daniel, my brother and sister, they have a personal account like me, and thats all. I'm Logan, this account isn't personal, i accept the persons who adds me, no more science. If you don't believe me, just delete me."

    April 20, 2010 at 9:25 pm
  • Abbie Reply

    Larry, can you please chime in and comment on the latest replies? People INSIST that Lerman has TWO facebook accounts. Can you set everyone straight on this, once and for all? Things might have changed since you last came here to comment, though .... which is why I am asking.

    April 20, 2010 at 9:46 pm
  • lrichman@pronetworks.org
    lrichman@pronetworks.org Reply

    Hi lili1992. Have you BEEN TO the "Logan Wade Lerman" Facebook? This is what it says:

    this is a fan site. ;;)

    Also, there is NO LoganShare Facebook. Do a search.

    April 20, 2010 at 11:49 pm
  • Abbie Reply

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH, LARRY!

    GADS, WHAT WILL IT TAKE FOR THIS TO DIE ONCE AND FOR ALL?

    REALLY, WHAT?

    CAPS ARE INTENDED, FOR I AM A BIT PUT-OUT (IRRITATED) WITH ALL THE PEOPLE WHO PERSIST IN THINKING THAT PEOPLE EXIST IN PLACES THAT THEY DO NOT.

    April 21, 2010 at 6:03 pm
  • lili 1992 Reply

    uhm srry but its Logan Lerman, the share part of a facebook to comment

    April 24, 2010 at 11:00 pm
  • lrichman@pronetworks.org
    lrichman@pronetworks.org Reply

    lili, as I said in my previous reply to you, it says right there on that page:

    this is a fan site. ;;)

    April 27, 2010 at 5:12 pm
  • Abbie Reply

    SORRY FOR ALL THE CAPS HERE, BUT WHEN IN THE HELL WILL STUPID FANS UNDERSTAND?L

    LARRY RICHMAN, THANK YOU!

    I AM BEYOND FRUSTRATED AT OTHERS' STUPIDITY, HEREIN.

    April 27, 2010 at 9:37 pm
  • 9639 Reply

    if your so annoyed then y do u even respond?

    April 28, 2010 at 5:40 pm
  • Abbie Reply

    I RESPOND BECAUSE ... I AM (WAIT FOR IT) ... ANNOYED. NO, REALLY.

    I AM ANNOYED THAT NO ONE SEEMS TO BE LISTENING TO LARRY-411 WHO WOULD NOT LEAD FANS DOWN ANY "GARDEN PATH". PEOPLE WANT TO READ WHAT THEY WANT TO, AND BELIEVE WHAT THEY WANT TO, AS WELL.

    VERY ANNOYING. JUST "LISTEN" TO LARRY AND BE-LIEVE HIM, ALRIGHT? PLEASE? HE WOULD NOT TRICK PEOPLE. HE ISN'T LIKE THAT. JEEEEEEZ ....

    April 28, 2010 at 8:19 pm
  • Alana Reply

    Can't Logan have those sites contacted that they are posers and should be deleted? I know myspace has a rule about that and pretty sure facebook does too. And if this so called "real" Logan Twitter have him prove it by getting a verified account. Oh they can't. Well than FAAAAKKKKEEE.

    May 10, 2010 at 1:48 pm
  • lrichman@pronetworks.org
    lrichman@pronetworks.org Reply

    It isn't as easy as it seems to have fake MySpaces & Facebooks removed. It used to be that all you had to do was hold up a "proof pic" but those can so easily be faked now that most don't get deleted.

    As far as the Twitter(s) is/are concerned, yes, you're correct. If he/she/it is real they can get it verified, and obviously have not.

    May 10, 2010 at 3:24 pm
  • Abbie Reply

    Thanks, Larry.

    I just wish people would stop speculating any further after reading your input, here, is all.

    I feel as though folks don't think that you know what you're talking about.

    May 10, 2010 at 10:08 pm
  • lrichman@pronetworks.org
    lrichman@pronetworks.org Reply

    No no, the post I just responded to is agreeing with everything I've been saying.

    May 10, 2010 at 11:07 pm
  • Abbie Reply

    Larry, I was referring to the ones / the posts who were written by "Doubting Thomases", if you will.

    May 10, 2010 at 11:43 pm
  • lrichman@pronetworks.org
    lrichman@pronetworks.org Reply

    Oh, I know. But that hasn't happened (here, anyway) for over 2 weeks so I like to positive and assume that was the last of it.

    May 11, 2010 at 12:00 am
  • Abbie Reply

    Alright, Larry.

    I shall follow suit, and your lead then.

    May 11, 2010 at 12:02 am
  • cassia gabriela Reply

    esse garoto me mataaa

    May 11, 2010 at 8:02 pm
  • blehh Reply

    i now to see if that formspring is real, which i highly doubt it isss.

    May 17, 2010 at 9:46 pm
  • lrichman@pronetworks.org
    lrichman@pronetworks.org Reply

    From the moment this video was posted people questioned it and have asked for ANOTHER video to prove that he hasn't created one SINCE then.

    So thanks to Lauren from MTV for asking him the exact same question 7 months later. The answer is the same.

    http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2010/06/04/movie-awards-insider-is-logan-ler man-on-twitter

    June 04, 2010 at 9:52 am
  • elena Reply

    oh my god..logan you are so beautiful!!!!come in greece please i want to meet you!!!

    June 06, 2010 at 12:31 pm

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