Today we saw a wide variety of news in the world of pop culture and the Twitterverse was buzzing about both. First was the sad news that guitar pioneer Les Paul, who reinvented the way musicians play and how we hear rock music, died at the age of 94. Paul’s death hit the music industry and many paid their respects via Twitter. Rob Thomas wrote, “innovator and legend LES PAUL passed away today at 94. nice run, les. thanx so much for everything." "Bandslam" star Aly Michalka and her sister AJ (they share an account) Tweeted, “RIP Les Paul, not only a talent but a genius inventor...you will always be remembered Xo 78violet”
Elsewhere, in happier (and kind of surprising) news, it was revealed that reality star Kourtney Kardashian (pictured) is expecting. While Ryan Seacrest kept us updated on the pregnant star and who the father is (“Kourt kardash just told us the dad is scott from keeping up with the kardashians...she doesn't know if she is getting married or not!” he wrote), her sisters' Tweets were much more on the positive side. Khloe said, “I can't believe I am actually saying this but I'm going to be an Auntie!!!! Kourt is preggos! I am so excited and happy for my sister!” and Kim’s sentiment was much like Khloe’s, stating, “CONGRATS to my sister Kourtney who is pregnant! I am going to be an auntie!!!! Aunti Kimmie!!!!”
Check out what other news and events had celebs talking today below and you can always get your Twitter fix @hollywoodcrush!
@johncmayer Wrote the word "tweet" in an email and iPhone corrected it as "Terry." I actually like that as an informal term. "Threw up a Terry today..."
-John Mayer, Musician
@ElizaPatricia Twilight. I love Twilight. Is that selling out.. Buying in..? ;p
-Eliza Dushku, Actress (“Dollhouse")
@ettejnahgaem In the studio recording for Camp Rock 2! I also received my official high school diploma today- super exciting!
-Meaghan Jette Martin, Musician/Actress (“10 Things I Hate About You,” “Camp Rock”)
@emilyosment People who tailgate on the freeway are LAME...yeah I'm talking to you little red prius
-Emily Osment, Actress (“Hannah Montana”)
@jordanknight Thanks for letting me know its International Left handers day!!! I'm gonna give my left hand a day off and try everything right handed today
-Jordan Knight, Musician
@mindykaling In the world where ratty underpants are valued, I am King.
-Mindy Kaling, Writer, Actress (“The Office”)
@busyphillips25 One year ago today, I pushed out a 9 pound 7 oz baby with no drugs.I know it's her birthday, but I feel like I should get presents for that.
-Busy Phillips, Actress (“He's Just Not That Into You”)
@stephaniepratt Wearing high heels doing the eliptical machine while watching The OC :-) i look ridiculous!
-Stephanie Pratt, Reality TV Personality (“The Hills”)
@parkerangel I seriously miscalculated how long it was going to take me to move out of my place...and by 'seriously miscalculated' I mean a month.
-Ashley Parker Angel, Musician