Pop Stars Mourn Death Of Philip Seymour Hoffman

Paris Hilton, with 2 Chainz, on Philip Seymour Hoffman death

While Demi Lovato related her personal experiences with substance abuse in commenting on the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, dozens of other pop stars shared their thoughts on the actor who died Sunday at the age of 46. Among the remarks on Twitter:

LOLO (@lolomusic): Philip Seymour Hoffman is dead? What?

Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding): Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of the most magnificent actors in the world, has died? Can’t believe it

Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore): Goodness. I never met Philip Seymour Hoffman but he sure was one of the greats. Condolences to his loved ones and all who admired his art.

Alexa Vega (@alexavega): Philip Seymour Hoffman. You are too great to be gone. Please no.

Christina Perri tattooed armChristina Perri (@christinaperri): whoa, so so so sad. rest in peace philip seymour hoffman, you were so loved.

Alexz Johnson (@alexzjohnson): “Creating anything is hard.” – Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rest in peace, rest your soul.

Pia Toscano (@PiaToscano): So unbelievably sad to hear of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s passing… Such an incredible talent. ?? #RIPPhillipSeymourHoffman

Ingrid Michaelson (@ingridmusic): Philip Seymour Hoffman. I’m devastated.

Mason Musso (@TheMasonMusso): “The Big Lebowski” is one of my favorite movies. Philip Seymour Hoffman only had a small role in that film…yet he was unforgettable. #RIP

Ashley Parker Angel (@ParkerAngel): A brilliant actor gone way too soon. One of the greatest of our generation. RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman. instagram.com/p/j7M2n-na3G/

Uh Huh Her (@UhHuhHerMusic): RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman. What an amazing talent.

Toby Lightman (@TobyLightman): Just heard the news.. he was so talented.. RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman

Yoav (@yoavmusic): RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman

Matt Nathanson (@mattnathanson): Philip Seymour Hoffman was one of the best we had. hands down. and 46 years old. how terribly sad.

Michelle BranchMichelle Branch (@michellebranch): Oh man- so sad to hear about Philip Seymour Hoffman. What a tremendous talent.

Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow): So sad to hear the news of Philip Seymour Hoffman. Such a great & talented man. My thoughts & prayers go out to his family.

Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton): So sad to hear the horrible news about Philip Seymour Hoffman. He was 1 of the greatest actors of our time. My prayers go out to his family?

Aly & AJ Michalka (@78Violet): Our throughts and prayers go out to Philip Seymour Hoffman. He was a true talent & one of the best.His spirit on screen was like no one else

Vanessa Hudgens (@VanessaHudgens): Wow. Philip Seymour Hoffman, My heart hurts to lose him. SUCH a talented man. Truly, One of a kind. He will be so very missed. RIP

Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson): Just heard about Philip Seymour Hoffman. That’s incredibly sad for his family and friends. He was such a talented man. Such a shame.

Sandi Thom (@Sandi_Thom): RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman, another one gone far too young. Not just as actor, but an innovator and a true thespian.

Adam Lambert (@adamlambert): RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman

Elizaveta (@elizavetaka): Oh… only the best die young. #PhilipSeymourHoffman RIP.

Rachel Stevens (@MsRachelStevens): So sad to hear the news of Philip Seymour Hoffman . Such a talented man.

Pop Artists React On Twitter To Paul Walker Death

Paul Walker

Several pop artists are offering their condolences following the shocking news that actor Paul Walker died Saturday in a car crash after attending a car show to support the Philippines typhoon relief effort. The 30-year-old took a ride with a friend in a new Porsche GT, which lost control and reportedly hit a post or tree, bursting into flames. Among the reactions to Walker’s death on Twitter:

Christina Perri (@christinaperri): life is so short. tell that person you love them. #rippaulwalker

Alexz Johnson (@alexzjohnson): Heartbreaking news. #RIPPaulWalker… it just takes a second. Life is so precious..

Lee Ryan (@LeeRyanMusic): Just heard Paul Walker the Hollywood actor died in a car crash??? Is the bollox or true. Hope it’s just a nasty prank

Lance Bass (@LanceBass): So so sad about Paul Walker : (

Michelle Branch (@michellebranch): Sad to hear about Paul Walker. A friend of a friend was there & said he was at a charity car event raising money for the Philippines. Awful!

Paris Hilton sunglassesParis Hilton (@ParisHilton): Just heard the horrible news about Paul Walker. So sad & shocked to hear this. :( My heart goes out to his friends & family. #RIPPaulWalker

LUCIANA (@LucianaCaporaso): So sad to hear about Paul Walker tonight. Rip handsome.

Celica Westbrook (@CelicaWestbrook): It’s true. Paul Walker @RealPaulWalker died today in a tragic car accident. I am deeply saddened. I loved him:( … I also want to say that anyone who knew Paul Walker @RealPaulWalker is deeply in my prayers. Rest in peace Paul!!

Nikki Flores (@MsNikkiFlores): Rest in peace Paul Walker…. :'( so sad.

Cascada (@cascada_music): just got of stage in Denmark and am stunned by the news that Paul Walker has died… I am a big fan of his movies and can’t quite believe it. RIP

Elizaveta (@elizavetaka): RIP Paul Walker:(

Sara Bareilles through a windowSara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles): So sad about Paul Walker and his colleague. :(

Alyson Stoner (@AlysonOnTour): My heart is so heavy. I know of two different people who saw @RealPaulWalker this morning in town. I’m really, really sorry for your loss.

Keisha Buchanan (@keisha_buchanan): I am so sad to hear about #paulwalker I was just talking about him during an interview in Dublin on Friday. Shocked!! Wow. RIP :-(

Alexa Vega (@alexavega): I cannot believe Paul walker passed away. This is so tragic. What an incredibly kind human being to leave us so soon. Pray for his family.

Lisa Origliasso (@Lisa_Veronica): Paul Walker :(

Shannon Noll (@NOLLSIE): I just read somewhere that Paul Walker has died in a car accident? Has anyone else heard this? … Ah bugger, that’s really sad. Feel for his family. R.I.P Paul Walker

Debby Ryan (@DebbyRyan): RIP Paul Walker. Such a tragedy when an incredible talent, and an even better heart, passes away so young. My prayers are with his family.

Ashley Tisdale (@ashleytisdale): So sad about Paul Walker. May he rest in peace and join the Angels above. A truly beautiful person in work and helping others.

Nick Lachey (@NickLachey): Though I didn’t know him well, I did know Paul Walker to be one of the good guys. Obviously, he has been taken from us way too young. #RIP

Victoria Justice hoodieVictoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice): I am so sad over the news of Paul Walker’s tragic passing, along w/ his friend Roger Rodas. My thoughts & prayers go out to their families.

Jordin Sparks (@JordinSparks): Life is so fragile. Sending tons of my love & prayers to his family & friends. RIP Paul Walker. BC Jean (@BCJean): RIP Paul Walker!!! I am extremely sad…my heart breaks for your friends and family. #PaulWalker #FastAndFurious #RIPPaulWalker

Darius Campbell (@DariusCampbell): Paul Walker- a great father, friend and beloved movie star- taken from this life too soon. My prayers are with the Walker family #RIP

Amelle Berrabah (@Amelle_Berrabah): So sad about Paul Walker

Kimberley Walsh (@KimberleyJWalsh): Oh my god I am so shocked to see the tragic news that Paul Walker has died. Can’t believe it how unbelievably sad. #RIPPaulWalker

Cheryl Cole (@CherylCole): My thoughts and prayers also to the loved ones of Roger Rodas, who died alongside Paul Walker?? Sending my love to everyone this has affected

Vita Chambers (@VitaChambers): RIP @RealPaulWalker You will be missed

Paula Abdul (@PaulaAbdul): I send my heartfelt prayers and sincerest condolences to Paul Walker’s family in this time of grief. What a shocking tragedy… I send prayers and condolences to the family of Roger Rodas, who passed away w/Paul Walker. I can’t imagine their shock and grief. #RIP

Ricki-Lee (@TheRickiLee): R.I.P Paul Walker. Gone too soon. So sad.

Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan): Life is truly precious. #RIPPaulWalker and Roger Rodas. Bless ur beautiful families. Guys pls donate to their charity @ReachOutWW

Kelly Clarkson & Michelle Branch Support Ron Paul In Republican Primary

Kelly Clarkson checked in with fans on her WhoSay account, throwing her support in the Republican primary behind Ron Paul, but suggesting the libertarian from Texas likely will not get the party’s nomination. The posting created some negative response from many, mainly referencing Paul’s newsletters published in the 1980s and ’90s that had racist and anti-gay writings which there is dispute to the degree the congressman was aware of. The ‘American Idol’ season one winner writes:

I love Ron Paul. I liked him a lot during the last republican nomination and no one gave him a chance. If he wins the nomination for the Republican party in 2012 he’s got my vote. Too bad he probably won’t.

I am really sorry if I have offended anyone. Obviously that was not my intent. I do not support racism. I support gay rights, straight rights, women’s rights, men’s rights, white/black/purple/orange rights. I like Ron Paul because he believes in less government and letting the people (all of us) make the decisions and mold our country. That is all. Out of all of the Republican nominees, he’s my favorite.

Man my eyes have been opened to so much hate tonight. If y’all ever disagree with something I say please don’t feel the need to attack me. I will listen to what you say and any articles or viewpoints you have when you say it with respect. Being hateful is not a healthy way to get people to see or hear you. I was raised to respect people and their decisions and beliefs and I hope you will grant me the same decency. If you don’t agree with me simply unfollow me. It’s really that easy. I hope you don’t because I would love the chance to hear what you have to say but if you’re so blinded by hate you can’t seek peace and progress then that is your unfortunate prerogative.

Among the Twitter messages (@kelly_clarkson) that Kelly sent in response to the endorsement to those critical:

@msschantz we shouldn’t try & help/tell other countries how to solve their issues w/the poor when we can’t even solve our own.

@QueenVampireX @sexidance I am a Republican but I actually voted Democrat last election.

@BarkingTurtles I love all people and could care less if you like men or women. I have never heard that Ron Paul is a racist or homophobe?

@Jcourt3 I respect your opinion and I am about progress. Ron Paul is about letting people decide, not the government. I am for this.

@infinityguitarz I don’t believe in the death penalty. Most Republicans do but not me.

Among those responding to Kelly was one of her musical peers, Michelle Branch, who also was fielding incoming fire from upset Twitter followers (@michellebranch) for agreeing with Kelly’s Ron Paul preference:

@kelly_clarkson I wholeheartedly agree. #RonPaul

@dusteallen it’s my understanding that Ron Paul is not a homophobe but more importantly, I certainly am not.

Hmm. Didn’t mean to offend. I am not racist and am absolutely not a homophobe. Just trying to weed through the non-impressive choices!

I should listen to my father who said never to share my beliefs on religion&politics. However I will always share my view on civil rights.

Pop Artists React To Steve Jobs’ Death On Twitter

Several pop artists are reacting to the death of Steve Jobs, the co-founder, chairman, and former chief executive officer of Apple Inc., who lost his long battle with pancreatic cancer earlier today. Jobs, who was 56, helped revolutionize the music industry with the introduction of the iPod and iTunes, followed by the iPhone and the iPad. Among the Tweets:

Natalie Warner (@natwarner): So sad to hear about Steve Jobs!!! :0(

Jordin Sparks (@JordinSparks): OMG! Steve Jobs. :(

Emmy Rossum in a carEmmy Rossum (@emmyrossum): Rest In Peace, Steve Jobs. A true genius and kind man. I was lucky to meet him and his family when I was a young child. He will be missed.

Michelle Branch (@michellebranch): R.I.P. Steve Jobs.

Samantha Ronson (@samantharonson): holy sh**. That’s so sad. What an incredible loss for everyone. Thoughts and prayers to his family and thanks for all he did. #RIPSTEVEJOBS

Evan Taubenfeld (@EvanT): RIP Steve Jobs, the most brilliant artist of all of our lifetimes

D.A. Wallach of Chester French (@DAChesterFrench): Saddened to hear of Steve Jobs’ passing. His relentless vision and principle always inspired me even when I’ve disagreed with him.

Justin Guarini (@justin_guarini): R.I.P. Steve Jobs. You revolutionized the world for artists and creative people. You will be sorely missed.

Kerli (@kerlimusic): Thank You for sharing Your Vision and Genius with us. Rest in Peace. <3 #RIPSTEVEJOBS Kina Grannis (@kinagrannis): :( RIP Steve Jobs. so sad. Guy Sebastian (@GuySebastian): RIP Steve Jobs. :-( SO sad. Wynter Gordon (@wyntermusic): R.I.P STEVE JOBS ... 56 years young. He changed the way we hear music . Sam Sparro (@sam_sparro): Wow! Steve Jobs. What a legend. You really can change the world. :( Kylie Minogue (@kylieminogue): From my Mac to all Lovers... RIP Steve Jobs Marion Raven (@marionraven): R.I.P Steve Jobs. I love my Apple. Richard Vission (@richardvission): You made us 'Think Different' - Thank You forever RIP Steve Jobs Lights wearing a tanktopLights (@lights): My timeline is filling up with blessings for the late Steve Jobs. How much one person can affect so many lives is incredible. #RIP

Nick Lachey (@NickSLachey): Best wishes to the family of #stevejobs. What an amazing man and amazing life! Certainly, his legacy will be with us all forever. #RIP.

Elliott Yamin (@elliottyamin): Wow!….RIP Steve Jobs!… You changed the game FOREVER!!

Katie Rox (@KatieRoxMusic): A dreamer, believer, doer, achiever RIP Steve Jobs

Natalie Walker (@nataliewalkeris): #RIPSteveJobs thanks for everything.

Avery (@AVERYofficial): RIP Steve Jobs. :( thank you for changing the world

Aly & AJ Michalka (@78violet): Grieving over Steve Jobs. What an incredible mind and talent. His passion is an inspiration. Xo 78violet

Hanson (@hansonmusic): Mr Jobs, you were a visionary and you left our world better off through your pursuit of the future and perfection. You will be missed. RIP

Sara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles): I’m sad about Steve Jobs. He was a visionary. Life is short. Do what you love when you can.

Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin): Where is the excitement gonna come from. We won’t see another you in this lifetime. Thank you for everything Steve! :o(

Luciana Caporaso (@LucianaCaporaso): The world has lost a genius today. RIP Steve Jobs, Thanks for bringing the Mac Magic into the world. x

Marie Digby (@mariedigby): Very saddened to hear the news about Steve Jobs…his incredible contributions to the world will be forever remembered..

Victoria Justice wearing a tank topVictoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice): On set filming & I just heard the sad news… RIP Steve Jobs . You’ve changed the world & inspired SO many people. #iSad

Moby (@thelittleidiot): So very, very, very sad that Steve Jobs died so young. His death is our huge loss. Very sad.

Jessica Sutta (@IamJessicaSutta): RIP Steve Jobs.. thanks for all the amazing things you brought to this world.. Your legacy lives on forever.

Miley Cyrus (@MileyCyrus): Thank you for connecting all of us Mr. Jobs. RIP

Cody Simpson (@CodySimpson): Steve Jobs was a genius. A visionary. RIP. you changed the way I live, truly. #RIP #apple

Michelle Branch ‘Loud Music’ Video

Michelle Branch is out with the music video to her new single ‘Loud Music’, off the Sedona, Arizona singer songwriter’s upcoming third solo album ‘West Coast Time’, out this fall on Branch’s own vanity label Sticks n’ Stones Recordings Ltd and distributed through Warner imprint, Reprise Records. ‘Loud Music’ was co-written and produced by British team Jim Irvin and Julian Emery. Watch it below.

Pop Artists React To Deadly Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse

Several pop artists are reacting to the tragic news that occurred at the Indiana State Fair on Saturday night, where a large gust of wind brought down a stage at killing at least four and injuring 24, according to officials. Thankfully, among those reacting on Twitter were the artists performing on that stage, Sara Bareilles and Sugarland, who came away from the collapse unhurt. They tell their followers:

Sara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles): Fortunately we are all safe, but a tragic stage accident has injured some folks in Indiana. Our prayers are with them and their families. :(

Sugarland (@Sugarlandmusic): We are all right. We are praying for our fans, and the people of Indianapolis. We hope you’ll join us. They need your strength.

Watch the horrific collapse as audience members well above the situation in the grandstands react in horror:

Other artists reacting to the situation, which is a fear many of them share performing under similar circumstances:

Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson): Just saw video footage of the stage collapsing at Sugarland’s show in Indiana. Oh my gosh that is maybe one of scariest things I’ve ever seen. I pray everybody on their crew and the band is okay.
I’m not sure what news is correct or not but I heard the people that died or got injured were fans. Please keep all of their families in your prayers. What a horrible thing to happen.

Matt Nathanson (@mattnathanson): my thoughts and love to @Sugarlandmusic, their crew and their fans tonight.

Official Hot Mess (@OfficialHotMess): Please pray for those affected by the tragedy at the Indiana State Fair

Michelle BranchMichelle Branch (@michellebranch): Just heard about @sugarlandmusic and the stage collapse in Indy. Sending prayers!!! #MyWorstNightmare

Savannah Outen (@therealsavannah): My prayers go out to the families that were injured in the stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair.. So scary & so sad.

Josh Hoge (@JoshHoge): Indianapolis has been one of my favorite spots since 2006. great city & great music fans! thoughts & prayers go out to you all tonight!

Pop Artists React To London Riots

Sam Sparro

Several artists are weighing in on the rioting, looting, arson and general mayhem going on in London and other cities in England with varying degrees of rage, disgust and fear. Among the messages on Twitter:

Sam Sparro (@sam_sparro): Hope all my friends and family in London are ok. Such Foolishness :/

Gareth Gates (@Gareth_Gates): Can’t believe how bad the riots are. So sad. Get the Army in.
Ok enough is enough. Police need to open fire. These heartless thugs need stopping. So frustrating!

Lucie Silvas (@LucieSilvas): What good can all this possibly come to? Wishing for all the violence to end now

Julian Perretta (@julianperretta): What’s happening at home in London!!!
Scary I am worried for my family and friends :(

McFly vocalist and guitarist Danny Jones reacts to the riots in LondonDanny Jones of McFly (@Dannymcfly): I am absolutely disgusted in what I’m seeing right now!!

Sophie Ellis Bextor (@SophieEB): @ladymunter no, I am genuinely freaked. A Londoner born and bred. X
I mean I am away from home. The holiday bit is irrelevant.
I did not mean to come across as insensitive. I meant I am far away from loved ones and my favorite city and trying to understand. V sad.
Sick to my stomach. Love my home. Thank you for the updates. I won’t be sleeping. News on. Keep safe, people. X

Sophie King of The Dollyrockers (@sophiedollyrock): So terrible what’s going on in London, uneducated thugs!

Lauren Bennett (@BENNETTofficial): These F**KING asshole kids!!!!!!!! What are they doing!!! Where are the parents why can’t we control these kids? #londonriots

Michelle Branch talks about taking over yfrogMichelle Branch (@michellebranch): Sending good vibes to London. One of my favorite cities. Xo

Nerina Pallot (@ladychatterley): How will Cameron justify his slacking off to all the overstretched police on the frontline who will have had holiday leave cancelled?

Lily Allen (@MrsLRCooper): Are we on the brink of civil war or something?

Keisha Buchanan (@keisha_buchanan): Just watching the news…. So sad, Come on Londoners, this madness needs to stop.
I’m hearing its outside London too :-( Please be safe guys. Let’s work together….

Melody Thornton (@MelodyThornton): I can’t believe what is going on in London! It’s horrifying! Be safe all my English friends!! I love you!

Calvin Harris is angry with the London riotsCalvin Harris (@CalvinHarris): Can’t believe what pussyholes the UK goverment are…give your quotes to newspapers saying ‘this is simply inexcusable’ FU**ING DO SOMETHING
Get the army out, get the rubber bullets out, shoot the dickheads and they’ll soon go home..it’s not worth it for a pair of Nikes and a Xbox?
And in the meantime innocent people and their jobs, homes, being destroyed… your own country!!! How can you be so stupid?!?!
SHAME on these fu**ers… I know everything I’m saying is obvious but I’m so angry at these folks I might as well put something you know?

Cody Simpson (@TheCodySimpson): #prayforlondon. I’ll be over there in 2012 to show some love. stay safe..

Was Jon Bon Jovi Rude To Michelle Branch?

Michelle Branch Mini

Michelle Branch did a quick 10 questions with her Twitter followers (@michellebranch) moments ago, discussing career regrets, travel, an alternate profession, and what appears to be a disappointing experience with Jon Bon Jovi. The singer songwriter tells readers:

Yuca’s but there isn’t any booze so you have to go to the liquor store next door and BYOB. RT @dlowe72 “fave Mexican in LA?”

Early on when everything happened so quickly, I took a lot for granted. RT @susieforsyth “do you have any regrets about your career?”

Coke all the way but what happened to Crystal Clear Pepsi? I liked that. @jawk “Coke or Pepsi?”

On the rocks, salt. @elhefe526 “salt or no salt #margarita”

An old boyfriend and Led Zeppelin of course :) @dinnac4t “Was just listening to your old record. What inspired Empty Handed?”

I’ve never been to Ireland and my Dad’s side is from County Cork. @ichan1991 “if given a chance what country would you like to travel?”

Doing something creative that outsiders constantly judge for a living is hard RT @SidneyWeich what is the hardest part of being a musician?

America during westward expansion 1800’s RT @NormaMaravilla “If you could go back, which time period would u like to live in?”

I would have wanted to be a pastry chef. RT @wei_yang ” What would you be doing if you weren’t a song writer?”

Yes, and I’ve seen Steven in a thong but that’s an entirely different story!! :) RT @BrotherPeter “Did you ever get to meet Aerosmith?”

That was fun! Thanks! Since a lot of you asked: I was given my single release date AND album release date today!! I’ll announce very soon xo

BONUS: Stevie Nicks=kindest EVER. Rudest is from Jersey & has 3 names RT @Wildaboutmusic “What rock legend has been kindest to you? Rudest?”

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.

Michelle Branch Is Moving Forward

Michelle Branch checked in with fans on her official web site’s message board today, discussing the ups and downs of recording ‘Everything Comes and Goes’, deciding to move on from the project and record a new album from scratch, and plans for an online chat on December 9th at 5 PM PST. Branch writes:

A lot of changes have happened in the last few months. Perhaps the biggest (and the one that directly involves you) is that I’ve decided it’s time to move on. I went into the studio and started recording ‘Everything Comes and Goes’ in the fall of 2007 with high hopes of it being released that following summer. Three years later, a majority of that album still sits on the proverbial shelf. It has not been the easiest ride emotionally or creatively. It seemed like every time I had a leg up and the light at the end of the tunnel was drawing nearer, something would happen and dramatically alter the course. I am so proud of this album and I so desperately wanted to share it with you. So many people crossed my path and gave their two cents about who I was and what I should sound like, that by the end of the day my original vision had been lost and buried. For the first time ever I found myself in a position where I was trying to appease someone else. I’m heartbroken that you might never hear the original version of this album as I had intended. I’ve had my moment of grief and I think the only way I can get through it is by moving forward.

I have recently started a new album from scratch and I couldn’t be more excited.

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