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Celebs react to Osama death

Tuesday, May 03, 2011 - 02:13

May 3 - Celebrities including Morgan Freeman, Donald Trump and Josh Duhamel give their opinions on the death of Osama bin Laden. Nickie Omer reports.

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+++THIS EDIT CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIAL+++ As news broke that Osama Bin Laden had been killed, Hollywood celebrities were just as shocked as the rest of the world. At The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala on Monday (May 2) many of the celebrity attendees like Donald Trump and Josh Duhamel had more than fashion on their minds. SOUNDBITE: Entrepreneur Donald Trump saying, (English): "I just issued a statement, I think it's great that we caught this maniac, I think it's great." SOUNDBITE: Actor Josh Duhamel saying, (English): "I was in security at the airport in LAX on my way here, I thought how ironic. But I give kudos to President Obama for having the guts to do it." Singer John Legend was cautious with his praise. SOUNDBITE: Singer John Legend, saying (English): "All those people don't disappear just because he is dead. So, you know, I think I don't see this really as a war in the long term, I see it as, actually what they did over the weekend which was great intelligence work and kind of acute specific missions to take care of, you know, the issues we needed to take care of and they did a good job." Speaking at the Film Society's Annual Gala Presentation in New York City on Monday (May 2), Actor Morgan Freeman said he was pleased to hear the news. SOUNDBITE: Actor Morgan Freeman, saying (English): "I was in bed, I just lay there listening. I mean, I don't, you know, I'm not one to be rejoicing, but it's a good thing. I know it's a good thing." Actors Ben Kingsely and James Earl Jones said Bin Laden's death was a long time coming. SOUNDBITE: Actor Ben Kingsley, saying (English): "What a hard slog. What a long road that was, and it's, I suppose it's a blow for something, for us, for how we conceive life in the West." SOUNDBITE: Actor James Earl Jones, saying (English): " My reaction to the news was that it's about time, someone who caused so much pain, he caused a shock to us all that I will never get over" In New York City's Times Square, actor Rob Lowe was among a large crowd of revellers all celebrating the news that the decade long hunt for America's most wanted man, is over. Nickie Omer, Reuters.

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Celebs react to Osama death

Tuesday, May 03, 2011 - 02:13