Pop Artists React To News Cory Monteith Is Dead

Demi Lovato selfie

Several pop artists are reacting to the news that ‘Glee’ actor Cory Monteith was found dead in his hotel room in Vancouver on Saturday. Monteith, who was 31, spent time in rehab earlier this year. Among the messages on Twitter about the sad news:

Havana Brown (@djhavanabrown): #RIPCoreyMonteith

Lance Bass (@LanceBass): Devastated about the news of Cory Monteith – such an incredible guy – my thoughts are with his family and friends.

Debby Ryan (@TheDebbyRyan): RIP Cory Monteith. ): So young. Praying for those closest to him.

Rochelle Humes (@RochelleTheSats): Oh my goodness. RIP Cory Monteith. Awful awful news. Xx

Zooey Deschanel (@ZooeyDeschanel): This is such sad news about @CoryMonteith – what an absolutely tragic loss of a very talented young man.

Katharine McPhee dogKatharine McPhee (@katharinemcphee): “@JustJared: Cory Monteith Dead: Vancouver Police Releases Statement” omg. Met this sweet man. RIP.

Shane Harper (@TheShaneHarper): So heavy…. Please please keep Cory’s family and friends in your prayers

Jessica Origliasso (@Jessicaveronica): Heartbreaking to hear about Cory Monteith. Love and light X Its so sad when people are taken before their time

Demi Lovato (@ddlovato): #RIPCoryMonteith… So unbelievably tragic. Please #prayforLea..

Bonnie McKee (@BonnieMcKee): So heartbreaking! What a great talent, lost. Devastating. #RIPCoreyMonteith .. People forget that DRUGS CAN KILL YOU. Please be careful out there kids, you’re not invincible. Life is precious &fragile. #RIPCoreyMonteith

Alyssa Bernal (@alyssabernal): NO WAY :( ‘Glee’ star Monteith found dead in Canada

Savannah Outen (@therealsavannah): Devastating. Cory, you left your mark w/ our generation. You & your talent will be missed. Sending love & strength to his family & friends.

ZACPOOR (?@zacpoor): So sad to hear that @CoreyMonteith passed away. He was so young and such a lovely guy. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Katharine McPhee Reacts To ‘SMASH’ Cancellation

Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty of 'SMASH'

Katharine McPhee checked in with her Twitter followers (@KatharineMcPhee), responding to news that NBC had cancelled ‘SMASH’ after two seasons. The ‘American Idol’ alum starred in the musical drama as Karen Cartwright. McPhee thanked supporters of the show and talked about what she gained being a part of the series. The 29-year-old writes:

Thank you to everyone who watched Smash! Been an amazing ride. And thanks to @nbc for the opportunity to play a great gal such as Karen. So grateful

Yes… Smash is officially cancelled. So sorry to everyone who watched and loved it. Had an amazing time and made wonderful memories.

Ahhhh! Love you all! Your passion is so heartwarming! Life is about chapters and the relationships you make along the way. Next chapter! Exciting.

And I love this girl @meganhiltly soooooooo much! One of the many great things I gained!

Katharine McPhee Discusses Her ‘Smash’ Character Karen Cartwright

Katharine McPhee talked about her character Karen Cartwright in the new NBC musical drama ‘Smash’. “My character Karen is just one of those pieces (of putting together a Broadway musical)”, the ‘American Idol’ alum explained. “One of the important pieces of course because she’s one of the actresses that’s auditioning for the show. What I love about the show is you get so many different perspectives. You get the writers’ perspective, the producer’s perspective, the choreographer, the directors and of course the actors’ perspective. It’s definitely a show about the making of a show.” ‘Smash’ is set to premiere on Monday, February 6, 2012.

The interview at NBC.com has since been removed.

Pop Artists React To Osama bin Laden’s Death On Twitter

Several pop artists are reacting to news that Osama bin Laden was killed in a raid in Pakistan, announced earlier this evening by President Obama. Among them:

Katharine McPhee, seen here wearing a beanie, is happy about the death of Osama bin LadenKatharine McPhee (@katharinemcphee): Ummmm….so I just heard #OsamaBinLaden is dead. I don’t usually say this…but holy sh**!!!!! Is this true?
Its true!!! He’s dead!
I’m so happy….first the #royalwedding….now Bin Laden dead.

Shanna Crooks (@ShannaCrooks): So proud of our troops right now..Justice has been SERVED! Bin Laden, you got what you deserve. Goodbye. #TEAMAMERICA

Bonnie McKee (@BonnieMcKeee): Bin Laden’s dead!!!!
The president is fashionably late
I feel like I should be like, drinking a beer and eating nachos waiting for this announcement. #America #Fu**Yeah

Travis Garland (@TravisGarland): Osama is in for a rude awakening in the afterlife.

Marie Digby performs beside a bedMarie Digby (@mariedigby): Thinking about all of those who lost their lives on 9-11 and their families today. May they rest in peace. Osama Bin Laden is finally gone.

Josh Hoge (@JoshHoge): I wonder if someone actually killed bin Laden or if that Kim Kardashian song just made its way to his iTunes?

Michelle Branch (@michellebranch): Wow. Holy schnikey! Good riddance!

Jordin Sparks (@TheRealJordin): Is the news true??? If so, praise the Lord! Hopefully closure for so many!
Hmm….I just want #peace.

Demi Lovato (@ddlovato): USA I love my country.. We made history today…. Wow….. #isupportthetroups
I don’t care who disagrees, I support the troops of the United States of America.

Nick Lachey (@NickSLachey): Ding dong, the witch is dead!! It only took nearly 10 years, but bin laden is dead. The world is a better place my friends…..

Samantha Ronson (@samantharonson): Song Of The Day: Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead

Yasmin (@itsYasmin): Hey America, pics or it didn’t happen. #osamabinladen
I refuse to believe the Government didn’t know where he was for 10 YEARS?!
He’s probably been jamming in the mountains recording his album. Imagine dropping an album after this hype? No. 1 for sure.

Kate Voegele (@katevoegele): THANK YOU to the men and women of our military. What a wonderful day for our country.

Ayla Brown (@AylaBrown): Seriously this is a huge day in America history!!

Katy Perry gives Lady Gaga a kiss a while back as both artists were among many to react to the death of Osama bin Laden on TwitterLady Gaga (@ladygaga): Just landed. Watching CNN, what a historical moment in the fight against hatred.

Mason Musso (@TheMasonMusso): God bless the U.S.A…..we got that f$kR

Lauren Pritchard (@GrlCalledLauren): God bless all of the troops, their families and those lost in the many years before this day. My prayers are with you.

Katy Perry (@katyperry): AMERICA FU** YEAH, HERE TO SAVE THE MOTHER FU**IN DAY YEAH! #necessaryusageoftheFbombday
…Does anyone else find it strange that this is announced on May Day… I am relieved in some ways, but have a feeling of uncertainty now.

Rebecca Black (@MsRebeccaBlack): God bless America. God bless the world.

Katharine McPhee ‘It’s Not Christmas Without You’ Video

Katharine McPhee 'It's Not Christmas Without You' music video

Katharine McPhee is out with the music video to her new single ‘It’s Not Christmas Without You’, the one original song off the ‘American Idol’ season five runner-up’s holiday themed album ‘Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You’, out now on Verve Forecast. Watch it via Vevo below.

Katharine McPhee Performs ‘It’s Not Christmas Without You’ On ‘Red Eye’

Katharine McPhee appeared on Fox News Channel’s ‘Red Eye’ the other night, performing ‘It’s Not Christmas Without You’, the one original song from the ‘American Idol’ season five runner-up’s holiday album ‘Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You’, out now on Verve Forecast. Afterward, Kat talked with host Greg Gutfeld about helping to raise money for St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital in Memphis, if family members expect her to sing to them on Christmas, and how she celebrates “Katharine McPhee Day” at her old high school.

The performance and interview at FoxNews.com has since been removed.

Katharine McPhee Loves The Mercedes S 400 Hybrid

Katharine McPhee Mercedes S400

Katharine McPhee checked in with her Twitter followers (@katharinemcphee) earlier today, talking about having a chance to drive the Mercedes-Benz S 400 Hybrid. It’s unclear if the ‘American Idol’ runner-up owns the vehicle. She writes:

Loooove driving the S 400 hybrid! So much that I wanna kiss it! Great gas mileage. Thanks @mbusa_news.

Katharine McPhee & ConAgra’s Hunger-Free Summer Feed Kids In Houston

Cambio followed Katharine McPhee as she visited Houston, Texas for the Hunger-Free Summer initiative with Feed America and ConAgra Foods. “This summer we created at least a million more meals for children than the previous summer so that’s a great leap,” the ‘American Idol’ says in the video. “I just kind of hang out with the kids. I don’t really talk about what it’s like to be hungry, because I don’t think they’re aware of it. They’re just happy they’re in this location and it’s a time for them to hang out with friends and eat food.” The video at AOL.com has since been removed.

Katharine McPhee Hospitalized After Car Accident

Katharine McPhee checked in with her Twitter followers (@katharinemcphee) moments ago, revealing that she was hospitalized earlier in the day after an automobile accident. The ‘American Idol’ season five runner-up writes:

Just had a lovely experience at the local Sherman oaks hospital. Was hit from behind pretty dang hard. My one regret was not wearing makeup today because all the fireman & policeman were sooooo hott! And sweet! I will be ok. Sore but ok.

Just glad to be ok!

One more thing…my car, definitely not going to be ok. It’s seen better days.