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Conan Creates Twitter Celebrity

Conan O’Brien is making the most of his NBC-mandated time off, and despite having over half a million followers has used his new Twitter account to follow only one person, a Michigan woman named Sarah Killen. “I’ve decided to follow someone at random. She likes peanut butter and gummy dinosaurs. Sarah Killen, your life is about to change,” tweeted O’Brien on Friday. Since then Killen has accumulated thousands of followers of her own and free products from various companies as she plans her upcoming wedding. “I went on to my MySpace and there was a message asking basically if they did want to pick me, if they could, for permission,” said Killen in a Skype interview with MTV. “I didn’t take it seriously until I saw my name on his Twitter.” Killen is still basking in her new fame and said, “[Conan] definitely needs to start a new show. Definitely. He has no idea what he did for me. Just the one day, this is the most awesome day ever.”