Celebrities react to Arizona shooting
January 10th, 2011
06:53 PM ET

Celebrities react to Arizona shooting

The tragic shooting that killed six people and injured 14 others at a political meet-and-greet in Tucson, Arizona, on Saturday is sending shockwaves throughout Hollywood, as well as the rest of the country.

In fact, two celebrities have connections to victims of the gunfire. A rep for Gwyneth Paltrow confirms to CNN that the "Country Strong" star is a distant cousin of the critically wounded Arizona congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords.

“Although I have never had the pleasure of meeting congresswoman Giffords, my thoughts and prayers are with her and her family as well as the other victims of this horrible act of senseless violence,” Paltrow tells CNN in a statement.

"One Tree Hill" actress Sophia Bush tweeted that she is related to Christina Green, the 9-year-old who was killed in the rampage. (Alleged shooter Jared Lee Loughner, 22, is due in court today at 2 p.m. MT/4 p.m. ET, according to prosecutors.)

"She was my 2nd cousin... Devastating..." Bush wrote yesterday, later adding, "If you know anyone who is struggling, please reach out to them. No one should feel so alone that they resort to senseless violence..."


soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. Bret A. Warshawsky

    The recent tragedy in Arizona has reminded & reinforced in me, one of my life purposes. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder when I was 19 (35 Now), and spent 6 stays in the psychiatric ward in my twenties... I was committed against my will every time. I have unique insight into the mental health experience and my gift is my ability to express, articulate and describe the experience from multiple perspectives. I believe my personal experience combined with my ability to analyze and communicate the experience is special and more importantly, valuable. I'd like to start a consulting firm/education foundation that provides training and education to schools, colleges, law enforcement agencies, etc- I don't have any business experience so I'm hoping everyone out there might lend some advice, thoughts, ideas or connections to help me make this happen. I have a lot more to say on these matters, but I want to keep this relatively short. Anyone interested in my story or in helping me create this type of consulting firm should check out my website, where I have simply made some files available for people to get to know me and see what I'm up to. Please feel free to write or call me if you are inspired to help or would like to investigate working with me to create this reality. Thank You So Much. This August I will also become a published author for the first time as part of Lisa Nichols' co-authorship program. My chapter being about my life with Bipolar Disorder, how I've come to see it and what I've done to try and become all that I can be. So, my unique purpose revolves around compassion, education, reform, insight and enlightenment when it comes to mental illness and all that is involved.

    http://www.einsteinslastrequest.com/PROJECT-VENTURE-PHILANTHROPY–A-Grand-Social-Experiment.html

    Peace,
    Bret A. Warshawsky

    January 17, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. SKY

    FACT: WHO DO YOU BELIEVE?
    I BELIEVE MRS. GRIFFORD.
    SHE IS THE ONLY ONE WHO TOLD THE TRUTH.
    SHE SPOKE TO ALL ABOUT "PALIN MAP", AND HER CONCERNS....
    AND SHE SPOKE THE TRUTH. AND WE ALL SEEN THE EVIDENCE.

    NOT ONE TIME DID I HEAR THE WORD " I AM SORRY".
    NOT ONE TIME, NOT FROM THE MEDIA, NOR FOX NEWS, NOR GLEN BECK,
    NOT ONE TIME FROM PALIN, JUST EXCUSES......OWN UP AND SAY
    I AM SORRY

    January 12, 2011 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  3. kenshrio

    she suck guys

    January 11, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • keno

      dave u suck

      January 11, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • dave

      kenshiro: Good job explaining yourself and giving intelligent insight. I suspect you are a 9 year old and on mommys computer. Please, little one, this conversation is for adults.

      January 11, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. YOUBRO

    YOUR RIGHT GAYLE. AND BEING A RESIDENT HERE IN TUCSON I CAN PRETTY MUCH GUARANTEE YOU THAT WONT BE HAPPENING. THERE NOT GOING TO WALK IN HERE AND PROTEST ANYTHING. THIS COMMUNITY IS UNITED. THEY ARE ANGRY AND HURT. WRONG DECISION FRED PHELPS TO PORTEST A 9YR OLDS FUNERAL. I WILL BIATCHSLAP A HOLY MAN IF NECESSARY

    January 11, 2011 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
    • dave

      I hope YOU'RE right YOUBRO (is that like youtube?). Only, who says any of those idiots are holy?

      January 11, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  5. SLUGGO

    We once again have a tragedy in this country and once again some folks begin the "blame game"..To watch the news and see Jane Fonda and others finding fault is unbelievable..Hanoi Jane! Do the American people a favor.."shut up"..

    January 11, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  6. Gayle

    My problem is now this Westboro Church is wanting to pickett this little girl funeral cause she is catholic???? I know freedom of speech, where is respect.??

    January 11, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  7. SKY

    FACT: SARAH PALIN HAD A HIT LIST AND "GABRIELLE GIFFORDS" WAS ON THAT LIST.
    THE MAN WHO SHOT MRS. GIFFORDS AND SEVERAL OTHERS MAY BE MENTAL...THIS I AGREE
    BUT HE KNEW GIFFORDS NAME WAS ON THE HIT LIST. SHE HAS A BULLET WITH HER NAME ON IT.
    THERE IS NO WAY I CAN CLEAN THIS UP AND TELL A LIE...WE HAVE TO SEE THING THE WAY THEY ARE.
    THIS IS NOT ABOUT WHAT SIDE YOU ARE ON...THIS IS ABOUT SPEAKING THE TRUTH.

    MRS. GABRIELLE GIFFORDS EXPRESSED SERIOUS CONCERN WHEN SHE SAW HER NAME ON
    A HIT LIST, SHE WAS RIGHT, SHE GOT SHOT.
    SARAH PALIN PUT GABRIELLE GIFFORDS NAME ON A HIT LIST AND SHE GOT SHOT BY A MENTAL
    YOUNG ADULT WHO KNEW HER NAME WAS ON THAT LIST....

    January 11, 2011 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
    • lenoirlady

      Sarah Palin appeals to only the mentaly unstable. What's the news there? This young murderer should have been isolated from society and instead could purchase an automatic weapon in Arizona. Good old Arizona, state of the weird and home of the scarey.

      January 11, 2011 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
    • dave

      I think people should be able to say what they want, as long as they back up their words and defend them. Now, after this tradgedy, Palen (her reload talk, the targets covering the map) is now backpeddling, stuttering about on how she hates violence. Too bad for all those animals she's changing her tune now. I hope this seriously damages this "talk show hosts" poliitical life. She has no business running anything in this country.

      January 11, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
    • SoulBro

      So now you're blaming all this on Sarah. why dont you just write a book about it. You cant prove it so why even bother talkin out of your butt. We can just as well blame Biden, Kerry, Hillary and other politicians. Sounds so childish the way people just throw-up garbage just to get some attention. Many politicians including democrats have used the same technique when opposing an issue. You're pathetic.

      January 11, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • dave

      soulbro: Book, lol, yeah right. I 'll speak my mind as much as I want, and all the "you're talkin' out of your butt" gibberish will not stop me. Furthermore, where did I blame the tv show host (SPalen) for this? I said she needs to accept responsibility for what she said and her actions. I also pointed out her major flip flop on violence issue and the fact that she doesn't belong in politics, but on reality tv. Oh wait, that's where she is... for now... she should stay there. Why don't you read and think before you post.

      January 11, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Neon

    Hope all victims recover. We pray for those whose lives were taken. This is awful,tragic. He already has a top notch lawyer . Where do we all go from here?? any answers ?

    January 11, 2011 at 6:12 am | Report abuse |
  9. doveab

    My entire family and friends from various political parties are completely disgusted with the insane far left progressives and their pure selfish hatred during this sad time.
    To think they can politicize this and pass blame is beyond the pale.::Shame Shame Shame on them!!!!! This has cost them even more.
    Their party is losing votes and credibility and yet left wing media pundits even given them a microphone to spew lies and hatred.
    Yes, Americans realize how horrible these Georoge Soros commies are. But this is a new low.
    I urge everyone with a heart to urge all advertisers to call sponsors of the left wing hack shows and media pundits of shame and urge them to drop all advertising.
    No wonder the the far left dems (progressive commies) of today are losing credibility with most Americans.
    Heart-felt Democrats, independents, and republicans, are disgusted as well. They see the the ugly progressive commies who have infiltrated our country-and media like cnn, msnbc, NY Times, etc. Journalism has reached a new low.
    God Bless The victims and their families during this time! Shame on the far left for their hatred.

    January 11, 2011 at 4:45 am | Report abuse |
  10. kit

    ive listened to your reporters on cnn ,trying to blame sarah palin are u kidding me this guy was a communist,marxist,pot smoking liberal,he had a some what of a devil worshiping shrine he was supposed to be atheist,nothing in that description sounds like a person on the right,look up definitions on communism and marxism they are left wing, atheists are left wing. some people are just crazy i dont blame the left but they are stirring up so much hate and always have when will they stop when their is all out civil war in america ,I hope that never happens because the right would win but it would be the extreme right who are just as crazy as the extreme left ,lets work in the middle ,this political game is going to ruin america please all who read this to far left is crazy to far right is crazy all of these folks are the problem lets lock them all up,and my final word is guns dont kill people people kill people,

    January 11, 2011 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
  11. Avon Barksdale

    I will never understand people that kill others to get attention. They never change anything, all they do is make the country come together.

    January 10, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  12. D

    I can't imagine how the families cope with their loss...their loved ones being killed in the crossfire of a lunatic who's mission was Giffords, and all those peopled died for no reason at all. I also find it ironic because the 9year old was born on the tragic day, sept 11, 2001 and was killed also on a tragic day.

    January 10, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
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      January 11, 2011 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |

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