The celebrity world is all abuzz about Pope Francis, “il Papa gesuita.” Wait, isn’t he Jeffrey Tambor from “Arrested Development”? Entertainment News is not one bit surprised that religion has always been a huge hit in entertainment. Even those who don’t know what a “pope” is (or, fair warning, what kind of language is appropriate to ask about it) are dying to find out.
Snooki says he’s adorable. Kathy Griffin wonders if he’s single. Craig Ferguson thinks he’ll replace Jay Leno. Carson Daly sends him prayers and asks for prayers. Here’s what they and others all have to say:
The good thing about being sick is I don’t have to miss one minute of #PopeWatch2013. Back to the Chimney Cam.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@DegenerEllen) March 14, 2013
Please call me Pope JORGE !
— George Lopez (@georgelopez) March 13, 2013
I’m not Catholic…but am excited by the election of #NewPope.May he be blessed with wisdom & the love of Christ. nyti.ms/13TpvXi
— Star Jones (@StarJonesEsq) March 13, 2013
Pope Francis 1 is known as a frugal, humble, moderniser. Sounds just what the Catholic Church needs.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 13, 2013
More like Pope Fran…tastic!#greatchoiceguys!
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) March 14, 2013
It’s already starting. Donald Trump wants to see the new Pope’s birth certificate.
— Joy Behar (@JoyVBehar) March 13, 2013
MTV put together a Papal ipod playlist to get the Pontiff caught up on today’s “sacred” music. Selections include Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus, Take The Wheel” and Lady Gaga’s “Judas.” I would include “Beer with Jesus” and “Harlem Shake,” the “Suor Angelica” version.
And by the way, “catching up with the times” doesn’t mean you have to throw out “Ave Maria” for the “Harlem Shake.” Both/And baby.
Tmz.com holds a “pope-off” to let you choose “Who’d you rather?” Benedict XVI or Francis. Both/And, I say. Both/And.
And Dennis Rodman talks religion and repents of his vacationing with Kim Jong Un by becoming a celibate Cardinal of the Catholic Church. His dream of a black pope might come true after all.
Stranger things have happened. After all, we’ve got a Jesuit pope.