For a weekend that was filled with sad news, many took to Twitter, not only to spread the word about how people can do their part for those suffering in Japan, but for some brief escapism in the form of entertainment. Followers of singer Katy Perry learned the latest about her single "E.T." when she posted, "WE'RE #1 ON ITUNES! GREAT news to wake up to! Thank u for ur AMAZING support," while "Harry Potter" actress Emma Watson announced, "It starts with an L and ends with an E. I’m sure you have guessed the new face of Lancôme is me! :-)."
On the other end of the Hollywood spectrum came some particularly great news out of the 2011 SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. The three-day movie, music and art fest has become a go-to spot for film premieres, which this year includes the comedy Hollywood Crush simply can't wait to see: "Bridesmaids." The flick—and particularly its star/co-writer Kristen Wiig (pictured here in a scene from the movie)—received raves from those who attended the screening. "Paul" star Simon Pegg praised, "It is without doubt the funniest film I have seen in a long, long time. LOVED it" as "The Back-Up Plan" sidekick Michaela Watson assured, "Saw screening #bridesmaids last nite.Hats off to Kristin Wiig 'n everyone else involved for revolutionizing womens' roles in comedy 4 ever!"
Check out the rest of Monday's best tweets from the stars, including Lo Bosworth's excitement over "The Bachelor" finale and Conan O'Brien's safe bet in his March Madness bracket! Follow us @hollywoodcrush to get even more celebrity and pop culture news around the clock!
@nickzano Two things from my Monday thus far. 1) I can not wake up. 2) I am in an unhealthy relationship w AT&T wireless.
-Nick Zano, Actor ("Ten Year," 'Melrose Place")
@andyroddick "mr roddick my mom wants your autograph. You're her 3rd favorite player". From a 9 year old at breakfast....... Lie to me kid!!!
-Andy Roddick, Tennis Pro
@lobosworth ill be hyperventilating with excitement all day gearing up for the bachelor finale tonite.
-Lo Bosworth, Reality Star ("The Hills," "Laguna Beach")
@officialkat Laundry o'clock. I'm throwing caution to the wind and mixing my colors, I don't give a F***
-Kat Dennings, Actress ("The House Bunny," "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist")
@conanobrien Already filled out my March Madness brackets. I picked “The King’s Speech” over UConn.
-Conan O'Brien, TV Host ("Conan")
@mattlanter Just got out of some DVD commentary for 90210 season 3
-Matt Lanter, Actor ("90210")
@therealzooeyd I made sugar cookies. I respect that these cookies tell you straight up what you're getting yourself into. Unlike oatmeal cookies, liars.
-Zooey Deschanel, Actress ("(500) Days of Summer," "Elf")
@parkerangel 'Let U Go' is playing at my gym – dude working out next to me is humming along & then does a hilarious double take when he looks over at me
-Ashley Parker Angel, Singer, Reality Star ("Making the Band")
@xomalese Reuniting with Disneyland today. It's been way too long.
-Malese Jow, Actress ("The Vampire Diaries," "The Social Network")
@yelyahwilliams Interview With A Vampire > sleep
-Hayley Williams, Singer (Paramore)
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