Massachusetts Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy passed away yesterday at the age of 77. We try to steer away from politics here on Hollywood Crush (unless of course you call deciding between "Team Edward" and "Team Jacob" a partisan undertaking), but we felt it was due time to honor the politician because of his incredible impact on our country — specifically with the younger generations.
Celebrities took to Twitter to post their condolences and thoughts on Kennedy. Elizabeth Banks wrote, "My home state senator and political icon Ted Kennedy will be missed. My heart is with the Bay Staters today" while musician Joey McIntyre posted the thoughtful, " Ted Kennedy was a lion for so many great causes. His work inspires us to continue the fight... "to try, to seek, to find and not to yield." More of today's notable Tweets about the late Senator included words from Diddy ("We gonna miss you uncle Teddy! R I P!!!!"), Shanna Moakler ("thoughts and prayers to the Kennedy family") and Soleil Moon Frye ("The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die. Senator Ted Kennedy. RIP")
Don't forget to check out more of our favorite celebrity Tweets from today below (yes, one includes where a "New Moon" actor can be found eating dinner tonight) and get your Twitter fix 24/7 with us: @hollywoodcrush!
@peterfacinelli Back in Vancouver. It's just how I left it. Cloudy with a chance of Sun. : )
-Peter Facinelli, Actor ("New Moon," "Twilight")
@chelsealately Thank you Kate plus 8 for fixing that embarrassing haircut. Your new hairdo has my blessing.
-Chelsea Handler, Host ("Chelsea Lately")
@NiaVardalos My motto is "you're never too fat for a new purse."
-Nia Vardalos, Actress ("My Big Fat Greek Wedding," "My Life in Ruins")
@christfinnegan Just auditioned for a famous director. Complimented him on a movie he didn't direct. Please kill me.
-Christian Finnegan, Comedian, Actor ("Chappelle's Show")
@katyperry I miss "fast as you can" Fiona. please make more music, no one compares to you.
-Katy Perry, Singer
@thomaslennon Sleep tight. Don't worry about that sound outside. The odds that bears have become organized and are rising against us is slim, right?
-Thomas Lennon, Comedian, Actor ("Reno 911!," "I Love You, Man")
@Jamiebower Off to the Waverly Inn for Din dins. Apparently its lovely. x
-Jamie Bower, Actor ("New Moon")
@aubreyoday getting ready for BRITNEY! Madison Square Garden here we come!!!!
-Aubrey O' Day, Musician, Reality Star ("Making the Band 3")
@lobosworth the hills comes back sept.29-my birthday. Not sure how I feel about it, but definitely looking forward to the amazing year ahead!!
-Lo Bosworth, Reality Star ("The Hills," "Laguna Beach")
@adamlevine I misspelled something by spelling it correctly. That is a first for me.
-Adam Levine, Musician
@nickzano Taking my Mom shoe shopping, it's making me tired and hungry.
-Nick Zano, Actor ("The Final Destination")
@daxshepard1 My mom is considerably cooler than yours. Her two favorite shows are Mad Men and Breaking Bad. She's also on face book. No biggie.
-Dax Shepard, Actor ("Baby Mama")