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Celebs join in cheering bin Laden news

May 2, 2011 at 12:10 PM ET

Not long after President Obama announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed, Neil Patrick Harris tweeted, "Everyone is sitting around my living room, mouths agape. Wow, what a night. Thank you, Mr. President, for such an eloquent speech." Harris was just one of many celebrities who took to Twitter on Sunday to react to the news that the Al Qaeda mastermind was killed at a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. For good roundups of celebrity tweets, check out EW.com and E!.

The death of Bin Laden also provoked conversation about "Hurt Locker" director Kathryn Bigelow's next project, "Kill Bin Laden," a film that was to revolve around a failed Black Ops mission by the U.S. military to capture bin Laden. Bigelow and her collaborator on the project, Mark Boal, had been meeting with actors for the project, but now its entire future is up in the air. The Hollywood Reporter writes that the film might stay the same, and maybe gain momentum in light of Sunday's events. Or, "Bigelow could lose interest in the subject matter altogether, especially given all the other bin Laden projects that will likely be fast-tracked to capitalize on the intense worldwide interest in this subject," according to THR.

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