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‘Newsroom’ Star’s Topless Tweet: A PR Stunt?

We always (read: never) count on New York’s Daily News to deliver the hardest-hitting stories, and today they brought the bacon! The morning’s top gossip concerns Alison Pillan actress currently starring in HBO‘s “The Newsroom“–and a little accident she had yesterday…

After using her Twitter feed to jump on the NBC hate train and call the network out for airing the now-infamous Kris Jenner breast implant interview during Tuesday’s 9/11 moment of silence, Pill accidentally sent a topless photo of herself to more than 20,000 followers.

Pill quickly retracted the tweet and apologized, blaming her lack of tech savvy and claiming that she had intended to delete the offending pic. Fiancé and human beanpole Jay Baruchel played down the drama, tweeting: “My fiancée is an hilarious dork. #imjustgladitdidnthappentomefirst. Smartphones will get ya.”

Our initial embarrassment on Pill’s behalf gave way to a bit of cynicism: Might there be a chance that she tweeted the pic on purpose? We’ve deleted photos from our iPhones before, but we didn’t come anywhere close to tweeting them. And we do know a lot more about Ms. Pill this morning than we did yesterday, so is this a case of “all PR is good PR” in action?

(For the record, we’re still not too interested in “The Newsroom.”)

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