Celebrity Super Friends Tweet Reactions to Protests in Turkey

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The rapid transformation of Occupy Gezi from a amiable-enough effort to protect what little green space remains in European Istanbul to a violent clash between protesters and Turkish police has attracted the attention celebrities like sign-maker Tilda Swinton, concerned father figure Mark Ruffalo, and even vampire chronicler Anne Rice.

Pretty much any celebrity tweeter keeping abreast of current events had something to say about the Gezi Park protests, whose instances of inordinate police violence have, since Friday, shocked international observers. [ONTD, New Yorker]

  • Beyoncé, John Legend, Jennifer Lopez, and Madonna all convened for an awesome super friends concert in London to support women’s rights, and all anyone can talk about is how Beyoncé wore a “slinky leather body suit.” =/ [CBS]
  • Lake Bell, actress/director/Google Maps location, married disyllabic Scott Campbell Saturday night in New Orleans. [E!]
  • Ah, but not to be outdone, Silicone Valley enfant terrible Sean Parker decided not to have body double Justin Timberlake stand in for him and married Alexandra Lenas in Big Sur in person Saturday evening. [People]
  • Verified Twitter account @iam_blakelively has 87,000 followers, but it doesn’t belong to Blake Lively. Neither does @lakebively_iam, nor @blakelively4realzpleasebelieveme. [E!]
  • With a residue of fame still clinging to her like a mist of swamp gas, Farrah Abraham spent her 22nd year on this planet at the aggressively-capitalized EXXXOTICA Convention in (where else?) Florida. Some attendees, namely @porncumminity, weren’t thrilled that Abraham attracted “so much” attention. [InTouch]
  • Matt Smith announced that he is completely through with Dr. Who. [BBC]
  • Jean Stapleton, the actress who played Edith Bunker in All In the Family, passed away late Friday night in New York at the age of 90. [E!]
  • More sad news: Bernadette Hernandez, the mother of Bruno Mars, died late Saturday night of a brain aneurysm in Honolulu, according to a publicist for Atlantic Records. Hernandez was 55 years old. [AP via Yahoo]
  • Former Community showrunner Dan Harmon was invited back to the ongoing paintball war at Greendale Community College. [E!]
  • Dina Lohan was apparently paid $50,000 to yell at Michael Lohan on television. [TMZ]
  • Surprisingly, Jim Carrey, a man who became rich and famous for, in part, speaking out of his anus, is not the most conscientious art gallery owner. He was fined by the Workers’ Compensation Board of the State of New York for failing to carry workers’ comp. insurance for all of 2012. [TMZ]
  • Weston Cage, son of Nicolas Cage, has finally and irrevocably divorced Nikki Williams. [TMZ]
  • Jessica Chastain has said that she’ll play Hillary Clinton when Hell freezes over and cats start cleaning their own litter boxes. Kidding! She says her playing Hillary is only a stupid Internet rumor. [Digital Spy]
  • Some guy admitted making plans to kill Prince Harry. [Telegraph]

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