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    Charlize Theron and Gwyneth Paltrow Join Instagram

    Charlize Theron and Gwyneth Paltrow are expanding their online presence. The blond Academy Award winners had previously eschewed sharing pictures via social media, but now they're ready to share their pictures with the world.

    Young Adult's Theron, 38, was the first to sign up on Wednesday, Oct. 2. She christened her account by uploading a video from her recent trip to South Africa, where she was born and raised. Theron—active on both Twitter and Facebook—later Instagrammed a picture of herself surrounded by several locals. "Good times drumming with Mount Olive! #hivsa #southafrica #amazingorganization #reachout #ctaop," she captioned.

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    On Thursday, Oct. 3, Goop goddess Paltrow hopped on the bandwagon. Sharing a black-and-white selfie, the 41-year-old star—who also has a Twitter account—posed with fashion designer Jason Wu. The Iron Man 3 actress also uploaded the picture to her official WhoSay account.

    While it's nice to see these ladies interacting with their fans, it also makes us wish other stars like Jennifer Aniston and Benedict Cumberbatch would end their social media blackouts and sign up.

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    "If I took to Twitter or anything, I would really send people over the edge," Aniston said in August, adding that she would end up using the apps to correct "every false rumor."

    As for Twelve Years a Slave star Cumberbatch? "I just think it would take up too much of my time," he explained in June. "I'd be too worried about getting it right and I certainly wouldn't want to farm it out for someone else to write."

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