Christie ally, not Kirstie Alley, pleads guilty

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- No, Kirstie Alley is not involved with politically motivated lane closures in New Jersey.

The actress became a trending topic throughout the U.S. on Twitter on Friday after jokes and confusion from people reading the phrase "Christie ally" in headlines.

David Wildstein is an ally of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. He pleaded guilty Friday for his role in lane closures on the George Washington Bridge in 2013.

The "Cheers" star tweeted a joke Friday morning that "THIS is how rumors once again get started."

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Christie ally, not Kirstie Alley, pleads guilty
Gotta say Im kinda lovin my power right now ... I can add "Major Bridge Closer Downer" to my resume
Dear @nytimes , your GW Bridge scandal headline "Christie Ally" to plead guilty, is now trending as "Kirstie Alley" to plead ..HELP !!!!
Kirstie Alley accidentally implicated in the New Jersey Bridgegate scandal http://t.co/HP0IJcA4zD http://t.co/VkjSobJiw1
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I somehow knew Kirstie Alley was behind this. You can't trust those Scientologists! http://t.co/UQ7hN99pZd
I READ THIS AS "KIRSTIE ALLEY" AND I SCREAMED http://t.co/uWfngW7xmM
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