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03.22.10 12 Comments

In a bizarre reversal on Friday, My Big Fat Greek Wedding “star” Nia Vardalos actually helped prevent a suicide.  “That’s my girl,” said John Corbett while grinning like an idiot and stuffing his face with Applebee’s.

Demi Moore and Nia Vardalos were instrumental in rushing police to the home of an 18-year-old Florida man who had written a message on Twitter saying he had “messed up my life bad” and was “thinking about killing myself.”

The suicidal man wrote a message addressed to Moore’s Twitter account saying he was “about to go hang myself from a tree outside my house and end my life.” “I have no reason to live anymore,” the man wrote, adding “I am going to send a live feed of me hanging myself. No one cares if I die or not.”

Moore wrote the man back asking if he needed help. He responded “yes.” Vardalos, who saw the exchange on Moore’s public Twitter feed, called a suicide prevention center in Los Angeles which contacted the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office. The police officer who arrived at the young man’s home in Casselberry, Florida, around 2:30 am said in his report that he found him “sitting at his computer desk crying.” He was placed in protective custody.  The police officer said the man admitted posting the suicide threats on Twitter and that he “did not know what he would do to himself without help.” [AFP via Yahoo]

Thank goodness Nia Vardalos was just hanging out twitter-stalking Demi Moore, or Lord knows what would’ve happened.  All the more reason to keep her from working. Maybe the guy just reeeally hates Valentine’s Day.

“Hey! Genevieve!  I’m on date four and she’s still pretending I don’t exist!”

“Threaten suicide to Demi Moore on Twitter!”

“Thank you!”

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