Pop Starts Turn To Twitter After Joan Rivers Death

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Several pop stars checked in on Twitter to react to the death on Thursday of actress and comedian Joan Rivers. Rivers died at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan after reportedly losing consciousness while undergoing a procedure on her vocal cords.

“My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh,” Joan’s daughter Melissa Rivers said in a statement. “Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon.”

Among the Tweets offering condolences:

Melanie Brown (@OfficialMelB): Rest in peace, Joan Rivers. You were a pioneer for so many women! #RIPJoan #GirlPower

Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow): So sad to hear of @Joan_Rivers’ passing. She was an icon and a great lady. We will miss you on the red carpet.

Ricki-Lee (@TheRickiLee): RIP Joan Rivers xxx

Keisha Buchanan (@keisha_buchanan): I’m gonna miss @Joan_Rivers her punch lines had me passed out on the floor & hitting the replay button too many times to remember! #RIP

Bonnie McKee (@BonnieMcKee): Devastated about the passing of @Joan_Rivers. She was so kind 2me &the best interviewer I’ve met! You are missed. http://youtu.be/aDiwMfcD18s

Backstreet Boys (@backstreetboys): #RIPJoanRivers RT @mashable: Here’s to a woman with a personality larger than life. http://on.mash.to/1t5gMdB

Katy Perry (@katyperry): What’s the point of wearing all these dumb costumes if Joan’s not here to rip them apart? RIP Joan Rivers. You are a one of a one.

Colette Carr (@ColetteCrazy): Wow Joan Rivers r.i.p. U crazy betch I lurve u

Rob Thomas (@ThisIsRobThomas): R.I.P. Joan Rivers. for all of you who don’t know what a true bad ass she was check out this documentary. http://tiny.cc/2ejolx

Debby Ryan (@DebbyRyan): Joan Rivers was a firecracker. She was warm to me, so supportive, hilarious, and found the beauty in a strong opinion. You’ll be missed.

Toby Lightman (@TobyLightman): I will definitely miss the wit and humor of #JoanRivers A strong woman who truly left a mark on the world. #RIPJoanRivers

LucianaCaporaso (@LucianaCaporaso): A pioneering woman of comedy. We are gonna miss the laughs, Farewell @Joan_Rivers . Very sad.

Jennifer Love Hewitt (@TheReal_Jlh): My heart breaks for the family and friends of Joan Rivers. What a beautiful and light filled person. You will be missed.

Sondre Lerche (@SondreLerche): Joan Rivers was grand

Cyndi Lauper (@cyndilauper): I am so sorry at the passing of Joan Rivers. She was a friend. She inspired me. She made me laugh since I was a kid, and I loved her so much

Kevin Jonas (@kevinjonas): It was an honor to know you @Joan_Rivers you will always be an entertainment icon R.I.P. pic.twitter.com/AZeMJoozKY

Demi Lovato (@ddlovato): RIP Joan Rivers… You made fun of my boobies just last week and it was an HONOR. Thanks for making so many people laugh here on Earth.

Pia Toscano (@PiaToscano): So sad to hear about @Joan_Rivers . I was a huge fan of hers.. My thoughts & prayers go out to her loved ones #RIPJoanRivers

Jessica Sutta (@IamJessicaSutta): My heart hurts about Joan Rivers. RIP.

Liz McClarnon (@LizMcClarnon): I am so, so sad to say R.I.P Joan Rivers. The funniest woman with a massive heart. I adored you! #RIPJoanRivers

Paula Abdul (@PaulaAbdul): The world just got a little less funny. My sincerest condolences to the @Joan_Rivers family. #RIPJoanRivers pic.twitter.com/JjNRKcAXFH

Savannah Outen (@therealsavannah): Thank you for teaching women to speak for what they believe in, smile & be wonderfully fearless. You’re in our hearts forever, Joan Rivers ?

Elizabeth & The Catapult (@thecatapult): Rip Joan Rivers

Laura Jansen (@LauraJansen): Joan Rivers. What a woman.

Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore): RIP, #JoanRivers…. What a spirited force, trailblazer and beacon for all things funny. Such a loss.

Porcelain Black (@PorcelainBlack): I am so devistated by the news of @Joan_Rivers She was always so nice and lovely to me. One of my all time favorites. I loved her ;(

Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice): I just heard the sad news… RIP Joan Rivers :( My sincerest condolences go out to her family.

Sam Sparro (@samsparro): Oh Joan Rivers. You were truly one of a kind. Thank you for never allowing us to take ourselves too seriously.

Brian Mcfadden (@BrianMcFadden): Oh no. So sad to hear Joan Rivers has passed. The woman is a comedic legend! Another great has gone! … I once interviewed @Joan_Rivers in Australia. She made me laugh so hard that I peed a little in my pants.

Justin Guarini (@JustinGuarini): #RIP Joan Rivers. You made such a huge impact for women in all branches of entertainment. #trailblazer

Lance Bass (@LanceBass): Thanks for the laughs @Joan_Rivers ! The last woman to bed me!

Brian McFadden Is Fine With Delta Goodrem Dating Nick Jonas

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Brian McFadden spoke with the Daily Telegraph about his ex-girlfriend stepping out on a date recently with Nick Jonas, and how he’s handling the situation. “If she’s happy I’m happy. I’m a straight shooter. If I didn’t like it I would have said something or cracked it on Twitter. I didn’t mind,” the former Westlife member said. “She told me about it beforehand, whatever makes her happy. But there’s a warning from me, if anyone hurts her they’re dead.”

Delta Goodrem And Brian McFadden Split

Brian McFadden, formerly of Westlife, has ended his 6 1/2 year relationship with Australian pop singer Delta GoodremDelta Goodrem and Brian McFadden released a statement via their publicist announcing that the pair have ended their 6 1/2 year relationship:

Delta Goodrem and Brian McFadden regretfully announce that they are no longer engaged, and after much consideration, have mutually decided to end their relationship.

This decision has been made with a lot of soul searching from both parties with the realization that they have grown apart. They leave the partnership with respect for one and other, wishing each other success and happiness for the future.

Delta and Brian appreciate there will be interest regarding this announcement but request that their time together is respected and they are given privacy during this time of transition.

The former Westlife star told his Twitter followers (@brianmcfadden) in reaction to the news:

I love Delta and always will. She is one of God’s living angels. I thank her for giving me the best years of my life. Please give us time.

Brian McFadden Pulls New Single Over Date Rape Promotion Claims

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Brian McFadden checked in with his Twitter followers (@BrianMcFadden) moments ago, horrified by the reaction to his new single ‘Just The Way You Are (Drunk At The Bar)’, with many suggesting that the track promotes date rape. The song includes the lyrics, “I like you just the way you are, drunk as sh**, dancing at the bar” and “can’t wait to get you home so I can do some damage, can’t wait to get you home and take advantage.”

The former Westlife star Tweeted yesterday:

My new song is a tongue in cheek song about how I find it cute when my girl gets drunk… I am not promoting date-rape.

What’s the next thing I am going to be labeled as from things I say. Super intelligent reaction to my song. Wish I was as clever as them

And yes it is dumb lyrics and a dumb beat…. that was the point!!!! When did I ever claim to be John Lennon?

And earlier this morning:

Feel sick that my single is getting so much attention for the wrong reason. I love making music but I do not want this song played on radio or being sold to profit myself if people think it’s about “date rape”. It’s not about date rape. I’m gonna give all my profits from the song to victims of rape. Because it disgusts me. Sorry people misunderstood my lyrics. Someone let me know a worthy charity who supports victims.

and finally…. my song is supposed to be fun… not offensive……. guess not everyone has the same sense of humor

This is not a publicity stunt… so don’t think I’m backing down and agreeing. I just wouldn’t give the haters the pleasure. x

Brian McFadden Denies Smoking During Flight

Brian McFadden has denied smoking on a flight from Los Angeles to Sydney. Initial reports said the former Westlife singer was arrested after being abusive to flight attendants who had asked him not to smoke. McFadden responded to the allegations on Twitter (@BrianMcFadden):

Wasn’t arrested! Didn’t smoke on the flight. And the Virgin staff were very nice. I did have a few drinks but I was not smashed and abusive

That’s all folks

If reports were true then I would have been arrested, fined and worst! Banned from my favorite airline V Australia. Storm in a tea cup

The only crime Kyle and I committed yesterday was wearing matching tracksuits. The fashion police arrested us. Looked like Kath and Kim

Watch an animated report on the news from NMA World Edition below.

Brian McFadden Dreams About Returning To Westlife

Brian McFadden checked in with his Twitter followers (@brianmcfadden) on Tuesday (November 23), musing about a return to Westlife. Shane Filan told The Sun “I don’t think it’s even remotely interesting if Brian came back” and that they aren’t interested in Brian returning to the veteran Irish boy band, which he quit in 2004. Brian writes:

I had a dream tonight I was back on stage with Westlife playing some crazy sized football stadium. I’m not gonna lie! I woke up smiling

If I’m to be honest yes I would love to do an album with boys and show JLS and Take That what we are really made of!

If the boys wanna challenge these newcomers I am always up for a fight. They know where. I am. Armed and ready to reclaim glory!

The reason I’m feeling like this is I watch my boys release an incredible emotive song and video and it play third fiddle to average

When will folk them the credit they deserve. They are not ‘X Factor’ band. They hard working creative machine who sacrificed a lot to get here

They will always be my brothers. No matter what happens I will support them until the day they hang up the mics.

For the record I’m not reuniting with Westlife! Not at all! Just having an angry rant for the boys

Brian McFadden Talks With Perez Hilton

Perez Hilton caught up with Brian McFadden during the former Westlife star’s time in America, where he talked about his upcoming attempt to crack the States with his new single ‘Just Say So’, his fiance Delta Goodrem, Westlife, Robbie Williams rejoining Take That, and his ex-wife Kerry Katona. “I see the guys a lot and we speak on the phone,” Brian said about a possible reunion with Westlife. “We’ve talked about it. We’re so different now from what we were then.” Watch the interview below.

Brian McFadden Blasts Delta Airlines

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Brian McFadden is taking to his Twitter (@BrianMcnugget) to voice his displeasure with an airline. The former Westlife singer told followers:

It’s official. The Delta Airlines flight back was worse. The rudest check in staff on the planet hands down and dumb. FU** YOU DELTA AIRLINES

I would rather walk than ever travel Delta Airlines again.

If you work for them and you are nice quit now before you get dragged down by the majority of rude staff.


Brian McFadden Tells Kerry Katona Via Twitter: You Are Dead To Me!

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Brian McFadden is firing back at his ex-wife Kerry Katona on his Twitter account (@BrianMcnugget), after she claimed in an interview with News of the World that the former Westlife singer “phones the girls about five times a year – but [our daughter] Lilly doesn’t really know who he is.” Brian said in Tweets that have mostly since been deleted:

A certain pig face mole has suggested my own daughter Lilly doesn’t know me and that I never speak to my kids..

FACT.. I call my girls at least twice a week, and have a beautiful relationship with my daughters…. and call me fat!

Take bowl of mayonnaise drenched chips out of your face and look in the mirror!

Wish certain fu**s would stop selling there stories to rags and find a real job. Not one that means you shove kids face in front of a camera

This happened the last time my career started to go well. Certain person did her absolute best to destroy me and drag me down. Not this time

Kerry Katona ….. YOU ARE DEAD TO ME!

Sorry about the rant guys.

I’ve kept my silence too long and I cant keep it anymore…. it’s killing me and my beautiful fiance and mum and dad and my friends. ENOUGH!

@PerezHilton I’ve tried twice Perez… and twice the British courts went against me… go figure!

Sorry for bringing my personal anger to twitter…. let’s have some fun

@Lisa_Veronica Thanks babe….. makes me feel sick.

Kerry Katona Speaks Out On Brian McFadden Dumping Her For Delta Goodrem

Kerry Katona is speaking out about her ex-husband Brian McFadden leaving her for Australian singer Delta Goodrem, and how the former Westlife member barely communicates with their two daughters Molly, 8, and Lilly-Sue, 7. “I remember thanking God I’d dressed up because this vision with a perfect figure, white shiny teeth, and a beautiful complexion was next to him. She was about a foot taller than me and I felt like a piece of rubbish,” Kerry said of her first meeting with Brian and Delta. “I was so nervous all I said was: ‘Hiya Love, are you all right?’ This to the woman who had taken my husband.”

Kerry added, “He phones the girls about five times a year – but Lilly doesn’t really know who he is. I’ve never told them what really happened. Brian has a new life in Australia now. I’m not bitter. I’m just sad for him. He’s missing out on two amazing little girls.”

The entire story at newsoftheworld.co.uk has since been removed.

Update: Brian has angrily responded via Twitter.