Pop Artists Mourn Nelson Mandela Death On Twitter


Several pop artists have shared their thoughts, condolences for Nelson Mandela, as well as offering quotes from the South African anti-apartheid revolutionary turned President after learning of his death on Thursday. Among the Twitter messages about the 95-year-old icon:

Neil Diamond (@NeilDiamond): Nelson Mandela inspired the world.

Yuna Zarai (@yunamusic): “..if they can learn to hate,they can be taught to love,for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”- Nelson Mandela

Lady Gaga (@ladygaga): It is such a sad yet beautiful moment that Nelson Mandela has passed. A time to celebrate him & remember his contributions to humankind.

Britney Spears live during her 'Hot As Ice' performanceBritney Spears (@britneyspears): Nelson Mandela was a true inspiration to all humanity. He will truly be missed.

Alexa Ray Joel (@alexarayjoel): Mourning the loss of the wisest peacemaker and advocate for freedom, Our Great Nelson Mandela. Due to his tragic loss, my Today Show Appearance has been postponed. A true Revolutionary has been put to rest… Let us keep his resilient spirit forever resonating in our minds and hearts.

Toby Lightman (@TobyLightman): So sad to hear of Nelson Mandela’s passing. He is and always will be an inspiration and made this world a better place. #legend

Harry Styles (@Harry_Styles): RIP Nelson Mandela.

KT TunstallKT Tunstall (@KTTunstall): I dearly hope there are more like you, Nelson Mandela.

Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice): R.I.P. Nelson Mandela. A brave soul who inspired millions & made a legendary impact on the world. #ThankYou #GreatHuman

Darren Hayes (@darrenhayes): So lucky to have lived in a generation where a voice like Mandela’s could be freed from silence. Grateful to have witnessed such courage.

BC Jean (@BCJean): RIP Nelson Mandela #RIP #NelsonMandela #LeadNotFollow

Sara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles): Just heard about Nelson Mandela. What a king. Feeling gratitude that the world had him at all. #peaceandlove

Elizaveta (@elizavetaka): Nelson Mandela RIP

Sandi ThomSandi Thom (@Sandi_Thom): “Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.” Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013.

Cyndi Lauper (@cyndilauper): Nelson Mandela passed away today. A light in the world went out.

Katie Sutherland (@pearlypops): God bless Nelson Mandela x

Kate Voegele (@katevoegele): “It always seems impossible until it is done.” RIP, Nelson Mandela. pic.twitter.com/ikclvfZ93d

Mollie King (@MollieTheSats): So so sad to hear the news of Nelson Mandela’s death. What an absolutely incredible man he was! RIP

Nicola Roberts (@NicolaRoberts): We learnt half way through the awards that Nelson Mandela had so sadly passed away. An incredible human being now an angel.

Nick Lachey (@NickLachey): One of the more incredible experiences I’ve had was visiting the apartheid museum and home of Nelson Mandela in South Africa. May he #RIP

Clay Aiken wearing a green sweaterClay Aiken (@clayaiken): Mandela “bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice” – Give that speechwriter a raise Mr. Prez! VERY true! May his example endure!

Nicky Byrne (@nickybyrneoffic): #Mandela RIP

Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow): I have a heavy spirit today. Nelson Mandela will forever be remembered, admired, and loved. He changed the world.

Liz McClarnon (@LizMcClarnon): RIP Nelson Mandela. A sad day for the whole world http://www.whosay.com/l/BnK7mtA

Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton): Just landed & heard the sad new about Nelson Mandela. He was a true Hero & the world is a better place because of him. May he rest in peace.

Heidi Range (@Heidi_range): “@karindarnell: RIP #NelsonMandela pic.twitter.com/UCMI5QTcoT” What a man/ human being/ inspiration RIP Mr Mandela x

Amy Pearson (@missamypearson): RIP Nelson Mandela

Kerli with wingsKerli (@kerlimusic): Rest in Peace, Nelson Mandela? The world will continue being inspired by your life so beautifully… http://instagram.com/p/hjtUAzyRIc/

Wynter Gordon (@wyntergordon): NELSON MANDELA Thank you for fighting for us . Thank you for believing in us , believing that we could… http://instagram.com/p/hjsjCilHGr/ … I’m broken over Nelson Mandela’s death . Equally saddened by the the thought of the hands he left us in .who will fight for us now

Paula Abdul (@PaulaAbdul): I’m so very deeply saddened to hear of the death of Nelson Mandela. We have lost one of humanity’s greatest champions.

Jordin Sparks (@JordinSparks): He truly was an angel on earth & now he can finally fly. RIP Mandela <3 Jennifer Lopez (@JLo): "It always seems impossible until it's done." Rest in Peace Nelson Mandela. You will be missed. #trueinspiration #peoplewhochangetheworld Kris Allen (@KrisAllen): His flame may have burned out but oh what a spark he left. RIP Nelson Mandela Shane Harper singerShane Harper (@TheShaneHarper): “…It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” ~Nelson Mandela

Katie Melua (@katiemelua): NELSON MANDELA. Rest in peace.

Neon Hitch (@NeonHitch): A true god of our world.. What a tragic loss we have today RIP Nelson Mandela. You will be missed http://instagram.com/p/hjpc2BodbO/

Enrique Iglesias (@enrique305): The world has lost someone truly inspiring. Rest in peace Nelson Mandela

Emma Bunton (@EmmaBunton): RIP Nelson Mandela. What a legacy he has left behind. I had the honour of meeting him and his spirit was unlike any other.

Jessie J (@JessieJ): Nelson Mandela showed and acted out in front of the world what the true meaning of “fight for what you… http://instagram.com/p/hjnpo9Q0bY/

Eva Simons (@evasimons): May u rest in peace Nelson Mandela. U will be missed… a true hero pic.twitter.com/3IBGcznsTt

Guy SebastianGuy Sebastian (@GuySebastian): RIP Mandela. What a legacy.

Moby (@thelittleidiot): Nelson Mandela’s life has inspired us all. we lost a remarkable, inspiring, courageous human being today.

Maria Mena (@mariamena_no): RIP Nelson Mandela

Yoav (@yoavmusic): Sorry to hear of Nelson Mandela’s passing… Finally be at peace

Mika (@mikasounds): Good Lord. Nelson Mandela rest in peace. You were the one true great icon and role model of not only my generation but so many.

Nikki Yanofsky (@NikkiYanofsky): The world lost an icon today. A truly great, wise man. Rest in peace Nelson Mandela, thank you for all you’ve taught us. <3 Justin Guarini (@justin_guarini): I had the honor of spending time w/Nelson Mandela when he came to the US, he's an amazing soul. A stellar example of love & forgiveness #RIP Justin Bieber performs liveJustin Bieber (@justinbieber): #RIPNelsonMandela

Vanessa White (@VanessaTheSats): Terribly sad news about Nelson Mandela! Rest in peace x

Janelle Monae (@JanelleMonae): 1 of the most important&greatest individuals to walk on this Earth. Nelson Mandela. He walked the walk. He was 4 THE PEOPLE. Nelson Mandela.

Rochelle Humes (@RochelleTheSats): RIP Nelson Mandela – What sad news, The loss of a great legend. A truly inspirational man. Devastating news. Rest in peace x

Adam Lambert (@adamlambert): RIP Mandela

The Puppini Sisters (@Puppini_Sisters): R.I.P. Nelson Mandela, one of history’s greatest men.

Melanie C (@MelanieCmusic): I always feel strange acknowledging somebody’s passing on twitter but I have to say I am honoured to have met the great Nelson Mandela #RIP

Regina Spektor in the mirrorRegina Spektor (@respektor): Nelson Mandela- strong, hopeful, inspiring! Rest in peace… pic.twitter.com/KnOcZXAPnJ

Uh Huh Her (@UhHuhHerMusic): May you find the peace that you brought into this world. #ripnelsonmandela http://instagram.com/p/hj0Q2PpvGg/

Harry Judd (@mcflyharry): #RIPNelsonMandela

Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake): One of our GREATEST leaders… Thank you for BEING the true meaning of compassion. May you be at peace now. #RIPNelsonMandela

Kreesha Turner (@KreeshaTurner): “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” #quote #NelsonMandela #RIPNelsonMandela

Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan): “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.” #RIPNelsonMandela

Elliott Yamin (@elliottyamin): #RIPNelsonMandela an iconic hero for positive change #History

Clare Maguire 'Ain't Nobody'Clare Maguire (@ClareMaguire): Rest in peace pic.twitter.com/N2pzMXJX03

Annie Lennox (@AnnieLennox): The world woke up to the news that Mandela has departed, leaving an extraordinary legacy in his wake..
Thousands of AIDS activists are gathering here in Cape Town for the biggest AIDS conference in Africa, the 17th ICASA
We are carrying on his work
Rest in Peace Madiba

Gabriella Cilmi (@gabcilmi): Rest peacefully Nelson Mandela… Thanks for blessing us with your wisdom…

Una Foden (@UnaTheSats): R.I.P Nelson Mandela X

Rachel Stevens (@MsRachelStevens): Just heard the news about Nelson Mandela, so so sad

Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding): Rest well peaceful warrior, Nelson Mandela

Eliza Doolittle (@elizadoolittle): Rest in perfect peace Nelson Mandela

Mandela with Fergie and will.i.amFergie (@Fergie): Meeting Nelson Mandela at his house in Johannesburg was a truly memorable moment in life for me. He was an angel.

Olly Murs (@ollyofficial): So sad to hear that Nelson Mandela has died, a very influential figure has gone, will be sorely missed by millions of people. #RIPMandela

Sam Sparro (@samsparro): Wow. Nelson Mandela. What an incredible man. Humbled by his greatness. Let’s celebrate his life by continuing to change the world!

Shane Filan (@ShaneFilan): Such sad news about Nelson Mandela What an amazing man ! #RIPMandela

Amelle Berrabah (@Amelle_Berrabah): R.I.P Nelson Mandela. It was an honour to have met you xxx pic.twitter.com/C8fzqtASBN

Katy B (@KatyB): Been reading Mandela’s quotes all day… ‘Any man or institution that tries to rob me of my dignity will lose’ #RIPNelsonMandela

Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson): I am at a loss for words. Today, the world lost a great man and I lost a special friend, Nelson Mandela.

Lauren Bennett 'I Wish I Wish'Lauren Bennett (@grl_lauren): Rest in peace Paul Walker

Darius Campbell (@DariusCampbell): R.I.P Nelson Mandela, a truly inspirational person

Kat DeLuna (@KatDeLuna): “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela #RipNelsonMandela http://instagram.com/p/hl4xpazNy4/

Julian Perretta (@julianperretta): gutted to hear of Nelson Mandela’s passing. a powerful character who lived a life that inspires us all.

VV Brown (@VVbrown): RIP wonderful Nelson Mandela

Pop Artists React To Deadly Oklahoma Tornadoes

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Several pop artists are weighing in on news that devastating news that at least 24 people have been killed and dozens more injured after tornadoes hit in Oklahoma the past several days. Among the Twitter messages on the tragedy:

Orianthi (@orianthi): Thoughts are with everyone in Oklahoma right now

Jonas Brothers (@JonasBrothers): #PrayForOklahoma

Fergie (@Fergie): Sending thoughts & prayers out 2 the families impacted by today’s tornado in OKC. My heart is with you. #PrayForOklahoma

Cody Simpson (@CodySimpson): just heard about the destruction in Oklahoma. my thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by this disaster.

Alyssa BernalAlyssa Bernal (@alyssabernal): Please pray for the people of Moore, Oklahoma that were devastated by the horrific tornado today

Laura Jansen (@LauraJansen): my heart is with Oklahoma tonight…

Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore): Thoughts and prayers to everyone in Oklahoma affected by these devastating tornadoes. Stay Safe! #PrayforOklahoma

Kate Voegele (@katevoegele): my heart goes out to everyone in Oklahoma. I was JUST in OKC last month for a show – thoughts & prayers are with all of you! #PrayForOklahoma

Paula Abdul (@PaulaAbdul): #Oklahoma My heart and prayers go out to each of you of your families. It is such a sudden shocking devastation. xoP

Isaac Hanson (@hansonmusic): As a father and a fellow Oklahoman I am heart broken by the children’s lives lost in todays storm. We are praying for you all.

Drew Seeley (@drewseeley): My God, this tornado coverage is heartbreaking. Prayers for all the people affected in Oklahoma.

Alexz Johnson sunglassesAlexz Johnson (@alexzjohnson): Prayers for Oklahoma..

Elizaveta (@elizavetaka): sending good energy to my friends and fans in Oklahoma!..:(

Nick Lachey (@NickSLachey): My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in OK after today’s tornadoes. Scary stuff. #cherisheveryday

Official Hot Mess (@OfficialHotMess): Our hearts go out to everyone feeling the impact of the tornadoes in the Oklahoma area. You are in our thoughts and prayers <3 Rob Thomas (@ThisIsRobThomas): Please send thoughts, prayers, blood and donations to Oklahoma. Truly devastating and heartbreaking. Crystal Bowersox (@crystalbowersox): The news of what the weather has done in OK is devastating... My heart is aching for those who are in the midst of it.. Ashley Parker Angel heartAshley Parker Angel (@ParkerAngel): Can’t believe the pictures & videos I’m seeing coming out of Oklahoma. Absolutely terrible. My thoughts & prayers are w/ all those affected.

Melanie Brown (@OfficialMelB): I’m saddened by the devastating news… #PrayForOklahoma

Shakira (@shakira): My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in Oklahoma. Please text REDCROSS to 90999 to show your support. Shak

Kris Allen (@KrisAllen): Can’t believe what happened in Oklahoma. Thoughts and prayers are with the families there.

Janelle Monae (@JanelleMonae): Thinking of you Oklahoma. Thinking hard and praying. Man.

Christina Perri (@christinaperri): praying for all the hearts and souls in oklahoma tonight.

Skylar Grey sunglassesSkylar Grey (@SkylarGrey): My thoughts are with Oklahoma and those lost and injured in the tornado. It’s mind boggling how powerful Mother Nature can be.

Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum): Just heard my cousins in Moore are safe. I’m so relieved. Stay strong, Oklahoma!!!!

Brooke White (@brookewhite): I’ve been away from the news all day, just hearing of the tragic devastation in Oklahoma from the tornado. Lots of prayers tonight.

Celica Westbrook (@CelicaWestbrook): My heart goes out to all the people who were affected by the Oklahoma City tornado!!! You are all in my prayers

Jordin Sparks (@JordinSparks): Just got in & turned on the news…that is so scary what happened in OKC. Praying for everyone!!

Kelly Sweet (@kellysweet): Thinking of you in Oklahoma… Praying for safety for all of you. So sad to hear about the lives lost.

Pia Toscano (@PiaToscano): My deepest sympathies go out to all of those who were affected by the horrific tornado in Oklahoma.. My heart is broken #prayforoklahoma

Carlos Tevez “R.I.P.” Sign Sparks Fergie Death Hoax


Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie was subject to an internet death rumor because of a “R.I.P. Fergie” sign held by Manchester City soccer player Carlos Tevez during the team’s parade on Monday celebrating their Premier League title. The sign, which sparked a Twitter trending topic, wasn’t meant for Josh Duhamel’s wife, but instead for the manager of soccer team’s rival Manchester United, Alex Ferguson.

Fergie Puts Next Solo Album On Hold


Fergie says fans looking for a follow-up to her 2006 solo debut ‘The Dutchess’ will have to wait still longer. The Black Eyed Peas singer says she’s putting her solo music career on hold for now to spend time with husband Josh Duhamel and the massive job of cleaning out her closet.

“I’ve got a lot on my plate and this year is more about simplifying and really paying attention to the projects that I have on my plate and spending some time with the hubby, you know?” the 36-year-old told Access Hollywood when asked about her future solo album plans last week. “And cleaning out my closet. That’s been a big thing this year – huge for me – purging and splurging… I finally am at the place where I’m letting it go, I’m cleaning things out and I’m starting to make more purchases for myself.”

Fergie Launches New Avon Fragrance “Outspoken Intense”


Fergie announced plans to launch her second fragrance Outspoken Intense last night during an event celebrating Avon’s 125th anniversary. “It’s about that intense feeling I get before going on stage. That moment of adrenaline and being fearless,” the Black Eyed Peas singer said. “I had so much fun developing and launching my first fragrance with Avon, so for my second fragrance, I really wanted to add a little more edge. Outspoken Intense is a provocative blend of sexy confidence and daring femininity that captures the thrill and excitement of being centre stage. You feel an instant electrifying rush – a feeling like no other.”

Simon Cowell Says Fergie Is A Possible ‘X Factor’ Judge


Auditions for the U.S. version of ‘The X-Factor’ have begun, and Simon Cowell told reporters earlier today that Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas is in line to be a judge on the FOX show. “All I can tell you is that her name was put forward,” Cowell said in a conference call. “But like a lot of other people we’ve spoken to, we have to check out everybody’s availability. There’s a lot of time you have to put into the show, because it’s not a ‘two-day-a-week’ with this. When you’re in the live show, it’s because you’re mentoring the contestant. You’re working five or six days a week.” Read more.

Fergie Admits To Being Pitchy & Supports Christina Aguilera

Josh Duhamel called in to the Dan Patrick Show on Monday (February 7), talking about Sunday’s Super Bowl and his wife Fergie performing at halftime with the Black Eyed Peas. Fergie joined the call later and said she felt her performance was a little “pitchy”, admitting she was nervous as hell before the show. “It was so exhilarating,” Fergie said. “It was so big. It’s a once in a lifetime thing.”

As for Christina Aguilera messing up the National Anthem, Fergie said she did hear the performance and felt some sympathy. “She’s one of the best singers of our time, so nobody can take that away from her and she’s performed it at game 6 and game 7 of the Lakers (NBA Finals), so you get nervous at these things. I’m human.” Listen to the interview at cnn.com.

Fergie Shows Off Her Bikini Body In Brazil

TMZ obtained photos of Fergie showing off her beach body while on vacation in Brazil, prompting a debate whether Josh Duhamel’s wife has the best body in Hollywood. TMZ’s report with sexy snaps of the Black Eyed Peas singer at MySpace has since been removed.

Fergie: I’d Take Cheryl Cole Out On A Date

Fergie joked that she has a crush on Girls Aloud star Cheryl Cole. “Some girls you look at and think, ‘Damn, you shouldn’t look that good’. Cheryl is one of them,” the married Black Eyed Peas singer confessed to The Sun. “She has this quality that turns powerful men into giggly schoolboys. Any guy that ends up with her will be lucky. It might not be a man. I’d take her out on a date and she knows it.”