It was exactly 30 years ago today, Dec. 8, 1980, that the world lost one of its most influential and important artists—John Lennon. The musician, and one of the founding members of The Beatles, was slain outside of his New York City home by a crazed fan. He was only 40 years old. The world hasn't been the same without him, and many celebrities took to their Twitters to remember the legend. Singer Eric Hutchinson wrote, "R.I.P. John Lennon. 30 years later we still miss you" and rapper Asher Roth reflected, "30 years of remembering John Lennon." Actress Taryn Manning paid tribute in her own way, telling followers, "Today all Beatles!!! We will never forget u John Lennon!!!"
Thankfully, there was a little levity on such a solemn day. Friends and fans of Ian Somerhalder (pictured) wished "The Vampire Diaries" star a very happy birthday as he turns 32. He had so many wishes, in fact, that it started trending! "TVD" executive producer Julie Plec noticed, "The power of fandom. 'birthday ian' is trending. Love it. #happybirthdayian. Love you, @iansomerhalder," as did the birthday boy himself, who wrote, "My birthday is trending? Wow, that's really cool- I feel warm and fuzzy all over. I simply have the BEST fans in the whole damn world."
Check out the rest of Wednesday's best tweets from the stars, including updates about Alyson Hannigan's People's Choice Award nomination and Chad Michael Murray's upcoming TV movie! Follow us @hollywoodcrush to get even more celebrity and pop culture news around the clock!
@katyperry Just found out that #FIREWORK has gone to #1 on the BILLBOARD charts! AMAZING! Thank U so much! That's 3 songs from Teenage Dream in a row!
-Katy Perry, Singer
@alydenisof I just want to thank everyone that voted for me for People's Choice! I really appreciate your support. You're like a really great bra :)
-Alyson Hannigan, Actress ("How I Met Your Mother")
@oliviawilde Team Tron just landed in Mexico. I know because i had guac for dinner. I have no clue what day it is but the world tour has been amazing!
-Olivia Wilde, Actress ("TRON: The Legacy," "House")
@ashbenzo This Sunday myself @cmilianofficial and Chad Michael Murray premiere Christmas Cupid :) on abc fam :) yay can't wait for y'all to see!!!!
-Ashley Benson, Actress ("Pretty Little Liars")
@ashleytisdale In hair and makeup, gettin my "hellcat" on lol
-Ashley Tisdale, Singer, Actress ("Hellcats," "High School Musical")
@nayarivera There's been a Brittana fan uproar... Don't worry, I miss it too.
-Naya Rivera, Actress ("Glee")
@sethgreen OK- I'm not #GreenHornet. That's awesome Seth Rogen. My last name's Green, but Ryan Reynolds is #GreenLantern. Actually all unrelated.
-Seth Green, Actor ("Family Guy," "Can't Hardly Wait")
@donniewahlberg Its so cold a penguin just kicked me in the shin.
-Donnie Wahlberg, Actor, Singer (New Kids on the Block)
@nickyhilton Jeggings are a Girl's Best Friend!
-Nicky Hilton, Heiress, Designer
-CariDee English, Model, Reality Star ("America's Next Top Model")