Several pop artists shared their feelings after news broke with actor and comedian Robin Williams had died apparently by suicide Monday morning at his Northern California home. Williams was 63. Among the postings on Twitter:
JoJo (@JoJoistheway): I love you Robin. We all did/do. No one will ever compare to you. May you rest in peace.
Alison Sudol/A Fine Frenzy (@AlisonSudol): I am so sad to hear about Robin Williams passing… It’s like losing someone you knew. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones.
Darren Hayes (@darrenhayes): I’m heartbroken about Robin Williams. There’s nothing else to say.
Olly Murs (@ollyofficial): I can’t believe the news about Robin Williams!! An amazing actor so funny! Good morning Vietnam one of the best ever! #RIPRobinWilliams
Vanessa Carlton (@VanessaCarlton): I had the pleasure of sitting across from Robin Williams at a dinner. He was such a great guy & a genius in his work. This is so terrible.
Crystal Bowersox (@crystalbowersox): Tears… And prayers for his family. Any hope that the news surrounding Robin Williams is a big hoax?
Jessica Origliasso (@Jessicaveronica): Robin Williams, thank you for raising me/ all of us with your light and talent. May you find your peace now X
Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice): Wow…I’m truly shocked by the news of Robin Williams passing. RIP to a man who made the whole world laugh. My heart goes out to his family.
Elizabeth & The Catapult (@thecatapult): So sad about Robin Williams rip fisher king
Moby (@thelittleidiot): Poor Robin. Such a beautiful soul. To die rather than reach out is so heartbreaking.
Nicky Byrne (@NickyByrne): Robin Williams news is just so sad. Shocked.
Toby Lightman (@TobyLightman): So sad to hear of Robin Williams’ passing.. Was one of the best.. I can’t believe it.. #rip
Lance Bass turned to Twitter on Sunday (September 1) to reveal that he is engaged to boyfriend Michael Turchin, who the *NSYNC star has been dating since December 2011. The 34-year-old told followers (@LanceBass):
He said YES!! Love this man.
Us magazine had reported that Bass asked for the permission of Michael’s parents before popping the question. “They’re such a great couple, everyone is so happy for them,” a source told the publication. “Their friends and family are thrilled.”
Former *NSYNC star Lance Bass and AJ McLean of the Backstreet Boys make an appearance in an ad submitted for the 2012 Doritos Crash the Super Bowl Ad Contest. The ‘Roommates’ ad’s theme is about Tony being stressed out by his roommate Lance still living in his past boy band glory, only to have a potential new roomy arrive to find out he’s another boyband member.
The Grand Prize Winner’s Submission will be aired during the Super Bowl XLVI broadcast and will receive up to $1 million depending on how the ad is rated on the USA Today Ad Meter. Vote for Lance and AJ’s ad and check out others at crashthesuperbowl.com.
Britney Spears checked in with Twitter followers (@britneyspears) after performing a pair of concerts in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Events Center, which included celebrity concertgoers Miley Cyrus and Lance Bass, with the former *NSYNC star joining Britney on stage. Spears writes:
@MileyCyrus Thanks for coming to my show last night! Hope you had fun! – Britney
My good friend Lance surprised me on stage last night for Breathe On Me. It was soo funny! Good to see you Lance! -Brit
Miley then responded on her Twitter:
You are very welcome @britneyspears =] I love you so much! Have fun in Aussie! Wish I was going wiff yall xo
Lance Bass is commenting on being photographed by paparazzi outside London hotspot Boujis with a friend the other night. The former *NSYNC star writes on his blog at MySpace (@basslance):
For all you all asking about those pictures here are the facts… lol
That was not a date, just a friend, I was laughing the whole time because we had no clue there would be photographers outside this club that I had never heard of – and we were so blinded we couldn’t see. A photographer runs into my friend and they almost fall over each other. It is so funny what story you can create with a few pictures.
I actually think it makes a better story if my friend and I were in a fight, he did have me in a choke hold for God’s sake! Guess I shouldn’t have been smiling or that would have been the case.
I do feel a little better now that one of my friends knows what it is like to have pictures taken out of context.
Sorry to ruin the fun, but nothing really dramatic happened.
Does Lance Bass think ‘American Idol’ season eight runner-up Adam Lambert is gay? A Hollywood.tv paparazzi shouted the question to the former *NSYNC star outside the B2V Hair Salon in West Hollywood, even though Lambert had already made the revelation in Rolling Stone. Watch below.
Lance Bass was spotted on Bedford Drive in Beverly Hills on Friday (May 15), where the former *NSYNC star was asked about whether he planned on watching the Farrah Fawcett documentary and if he ran into Michael Jackson while he was in Los Angeles. Watch Hollywood.tv footage below.
Lance Bass celebrated his birthday at My House in Hollywood on Saturday night (April 25), with DJ Marshall Barnes providing the music. The former *NSYNC star doesn’t actually turn 30 until May 4th. Watch Hollywood.tv footage below.
Former *NSYNC star Lance Bass is among the stars taking part in a spoof of the National Organization for Marriage’s “Gathering Storm” ad, which they say is part of a “campaign to protect marriage and religious liberty throughout the nation.” Watch ‘A Gaythering Storm’ and the original below.
‘High School Musical’ couple Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, former *NSYNC star Lance Bass, Queen Latifah, Nicole Ritchie and Good Charlotte boyfriend Joel Madden were among the stars who taped a comedy clip for FunnyOrDie.com with Adam Shankman, the man behind the ‘Prop 8 the musical’ skit and producer the Efron starring ’17 Again’. “Basically Tom Lennon plays Zac’s embarrassing Uncle Hank crashing a Hollywood Pool party,” Jake Syzmanski blogged. Watch it below.