Now Verified On Twitter: The Avengers, John Bishop, Chester Cheetah, Warwick Davis, The Hangover

This is a continuing series of posts that will highlight newly-verified brands, celebrities and persons of interest on Twitter.

Twitter verifies accounts to prove authenticity of identity. That is, the little blue verified badge is added to profiles that are at a high risk of impersonation to prove to other users that this person or brand is who they say they are. Occasionally Twitter makes a mistake, but, for the most part the system works, and the blue tick carries a lot of weight.

(Looking to get verified? Learn more about how, when and why Twitter verifies profiles here.)

In total, 46,620 profiles have now been verified on Twitter, which is a rise of 465 since last week. In this article we will look at recently-verified brand and celebrity profiles of note.

This week’s top five:

The Avengers (@Avengers)

Bio: In “Marvel’s The Avengers,” super heroes team up to pull the world back from the brink of disaster when an unexpected enemy threatens global security.
Followers: 179,499

John Bishop (@JohnBishop100)

Bio: I am a comedian, I am married and I have 3 sons. I support Liverpool and my dog is called Bilko.
Followers: 1,665,256

Chester Cheetah (@ChesterCheetah)

Bio: The official Twitter of the official spokescheetah of Cheetos. Also the only spokescheetah of anything. Looking for 50K peeps to help find a kitten a home.
Followers: 161

Warwick Davis (@WarwickADavis)

Bio: Actor, who just happens to be short!
Followers: 366,909

The Hangover (@TheHangover)

Bio: #TheHangover Part III – in theaters May 24, 2013
Followers: 100

Other verified brands of note:

Taylor Swift Fragrance (@TSwiftFragrance)

Bio: Official Twitter of @TaylorSwift13‘s Taylor Swift Fragrance.
Followers: 71,982

Vue Cinemas (@vuecinemas)

Bio: With 767 screens at 83 cinemas across the UK and Ireland, Vue offers you the ultimate cinema experience.
Followers: 29,710

L’ÉQUIPE Magazine (@lequipemagazine)

Bio: Un regard décalé sur le sport et les sportifs.
Followers: 24,561

Beats By Dre UK (@beatsbydreUK)

Bio: Sound. Attitude. Culture. Join the #BeatsArmy.
Followers: 15,166

Sysomos (@sysomos)

Bio: Leading provider of social media analytics. Enabling Business Intelligence for social media.
Followers: 15,152

Toptable (@toptable)

Bio: online restaurant booking
Followers: 13,565

Monster UK (@Monster_UK)

Bio: The UK’s biggest and best online job board.
Followers: 3,962

Anchor Dairy (@Anchor_Dairy)

Bio: The home of Anchor Dairy
Followers: 2,947

Wagamama UK (@wagamama_uk)

Bio: inspired by delicious japanese noodle bars and japanese-inspired flavours, wagamama launched in 1992 as an exciting and inclusive casual dining experience
Followers: 1909

Twitter Security (@twittersecurity)

Bio: The Product Security Team at Twitter.
Followers: 80

FedEx Office Help (@FedExOfficeHelp)

Bio: Welcome to the official FedEx Office Customer Service page. We are here Mon–Fri 7:30am to 7:30pm & Sat 10:00am to 6:30pm CT. Follow@FedExOffice for updates.
Followers: 51

Other verified celebrities of note:

Triple H (@TripleH)

Bio: 13-time World Champion and Chief Operating Officer of WWE. Time to Play The Game!
Followers: 243,079

Ian Rankin (@Beathhigh)

Bio: Edinburgh-based crime writer, interested in beer and rock music.
Followers: 50,029

Mark Romanek (@markromanek)

Bio: filmmaker
Followers: 30,334

Tyler Hamilton (@Ty_Hamilton)

Bio: Former Pro Cyclist. Training all levels of cycling and fitness at Tyler Hamilton Training LLC @THTraining.
Followers: 20,255

Evan Handler (@EvanHandler)

Bio: Actor, Author, Inspirational Pessimist. Nudist television star. Survivor of maladies, large and small.
Followers: 10,263

Frank Stallone (@Stallone4real)

Bio: This is the real Frank Stallone 100%, Music, Horses, Guitars, Let’s Rap
Followers: 6,482

Emile Hirsch (@EmileHirsch)

Bio: Emile Hirsch—- Actor, dude
Followers: 6,199