Our five fave celeb reactions to Pope's election
March 14th, 2013
04:49 PM ET

Our five fave celeb reactions to Pope's election

In the excitement over Pope Francis being elected, some stars couldn't help but tweet a few tongue-in-cheek reactions.

As the white smoke signaled that Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was the new leader of the Catholic Church, actors like Seth Rogen and Kristen Bell, TV personalities like Carson Daly, and even writer Joyce Carol Oates gave their own pithy responses.

Here are our favorite responses - if you spotted one that we didn't include, share it in the comments!


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  1. Porchia

    Do we REALLY care what celebrities think? I sure as hell don't.

    March 17, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. I'm Outside

    Corporations and organizations which cover up child abuse should be rendered defunct. How can we applaud, or even accept it as normality, the election of a leader whose beliefs and teachings include hate?

    March 17, 2013 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  3. She cares for him..

    now she would it yes.

    March 15, 2013 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Journey

    I don't understand the Kristen Bell one...what thunder did she steal?...and I bet she wouldn't say that to his face.

    March 15, 2013 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • If the opportunity presents itself she will say it too him.

      She is not afraid of him....when he is ready they will look at each other and speak.

      March 15, 2013 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Journey

      She's not afraid of him...you must be her assistant or something...thanks for giving me inside scoop.

      There are some nutcases in the world...(sigh).

      March 17, 2013 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. The Pope and The Pop Star are going too be friends.

    No more war, no more fights, no more evil.....that is what i told my crew and that is what i'm telling these moron bloggers everybody will get along as best as they can..we do not have too be the same too get along as individuals.

    March 15, 2013 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. The Pope and The Pop Star around going too be friends.

    No more war, no more fights, no more evil.....that is what i told my crew and that is what i'm telling these morong bloggers everybody will get along as best as they can..we do not have too be the same too get along as individuals.

    March 15, 2013 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  7. get as close as u can....

    :)

    March 15, 2013 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  8. don't go to the movies...

    just watch tv

    March 15, 2013 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. xfiler93

    CNN did not of course print the more OBSCENE quotes from more liberal fantatic celebs. I hardly ever go to the movies anymore. They disgust me.

    March 15, 2013 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Eve

    Carson Daly thank you for showing respect and integrity when commenting on the Pope. The other's listed could take a lesson from you .

    March 15, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • bectes

      I agree. Whenever I read things like this I always remember a song called Be Not Afraid. There is a verse of the song that says, "and if wicked men insult and hate you all because of me, Blessed, Blessed are you."

      March 15, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Nobody Dare Deb...

    but ga head...so we can all make fun of you 1 more time

    March 15, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  12. deb0155

    I would like the same reaction from the butt-sniffing liberals in Hollywood when talking about Muslims!

    March 15, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • xfiler93

      Good point.

      March 15, 2013 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Benj

      Comedians make plenty of Muslim jokes, pay attention. Oh, sorry, paying attention to facts doesn't suit your conservative agenda, obviously.

      March 15, 2013 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  13. El Schmucko 1

    See Below

    March 15, 2013 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  14. Little Boy W@ng

    Get your hands off me old man

    March 15, 2013 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  15. They are trying too drail her from goldie..

    you have no idea how the corporate religious world operates...- jerk

    March 15, 2013 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  16. She didn't get anyone fired---

    the bank offered the pope a job in a new area–what a jerk

    March 15, 2013 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  17. guest

    People who don't believe, or don't understand, always have negative things to say about this kind of thing. It's really sad.

    March 15, 2013 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  18. Marina

    God loves all even non-believers.

    March 15, 2013 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  19. Myles

    Yet, no one really cares what non-believers think. Asking an Anti-Catholic person to comment on the Election of a new Holy Father, Is like asking Adolf Hitler to comment on the opening of a new Jewish Temple. What answer do you think you are going to get?

    March 15, 2013 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  20. Kathy_san

    i cannot believe how their is so many negative people in this life he is humble and that tells a lot from a person. half of these famous people are ignorant and very rude. wow very dissapointed.. i am a christian but i am happy for the new pope very humble man how it should be always...

    March 15, 2013 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  21. Denise Myers

    What ignorant people.

    I am a proud of being Catholic and happy for Pope Francis I. I think the comments are rude and distasteful. This is a wonderful experience. Why make such comments. Maybe you shouldn't comment at all. I wish many good things for Pope Francis I. May God Bless him always!!

    March 15, 2013 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
    • deb0155

      They are all very rude and distasteful! What else do you expect from anyone in Hollywood these days! They are also arrogant, narcisstic and disrespectful. If you don't embrace their Hollywood liberalism – then you are nothing. And they basically hate the Roman Catholic Church, so why not go after the new Pope. Unfortunately, as much digging as the press is doing to destroy this man – the press is is having a difficult time finding anything but good things to report about him.

      Maybe the Hollywood liberals would all do themselves justice if they looked up the word "humble" and acted on it.

      March 15, 2013 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Andrew

    If these were CNN's favorites, I'd hate to see the "losing" ones.

    March 15, 2013 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  23. Red Pison

    Oh look, Seth Rogan making a (gasp) marijuana joke. He didn't become irrelevant fast enough.

    March 15, 2013 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  24. Alvarez

    Looks like the Easter bunny made an early delivery of chocolate eggs to my underwear.

    March 15, 2013 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  25. joek

    420 million Hispanics and 1.2 billion other catholics were smiling today. Kind of puts these celebrities in perspective, no.

    March 15, 2013 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
  26. Sokman

    I really expected them to pick Tim Tebow

    March 15, 2013 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
  27. Same Story Different Day

    best of luck

    March 14, 2013 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Peace

    Ya mean no one tweeted about that stupid seagull standing on top of the smoke stack? I swear if I heard about that bird 1 more time...

    March 14, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • who's forcing you too listen.

      "peace"

      March 14, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peace

      No one. As fast as it would come on 1 of the news channels I'd switch to another & low & behold...there was that bird again. All I wanted was to have my cup of coffee, some news, & start my day, bird free. As the Stones would say, "You can't always get what you want". :)

      March 14, 2013 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • TriumphTheInsultComicDog

      I saw that bird and I wanted to pelt it with turd burgers.

      March 14, 2013 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Maj. E. Rection

    I have one right now. I do, and it kind of hurts...

    March 14, 2013 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Alvarez

    Great article. Now excuse me while I head over to my neighbor's house and drop a diaper load of trouser chili on the kitchen floor.

    March 14, 2013 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Dusty

    Seth Rogen for the WIN!

    March 14, 2013 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  32. TriumphTheInsultComicDog

    I want to fill his big hat full of my stink nuggets and put it on his head.

    March 14, 2013 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Elizabeth

    That pretty well sums up Hollywood; disrespectful and rude. I'm not Catholic but I certainly know when to show respect

    March 14, 2013 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Atheist

      Please enlighten us as to the appropriate time to show respect for an organization run by old men in dresses who beg for people's money so they can spend it on giant golden palaces and PR spin campaigns for pedophiles.

      March 14, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Shut Up

    I need a cigarette.

    March 14, 2013 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Miley

    They sound like embiciles.

    March 14, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  36. carl

    I agree. The forget verses like Colossians 2:8 whish says Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

    March 15, 2013 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  37. guest

    Actually, Jesus designates his Apostle Peter as the first leader of his church in the Bible. After the resurrection, he appears to some of the Apostles who are fishing and tells them to be "fishers of men."

    March 15, 2013 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |

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