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Osama Bin Laden reactions from Hollywood

May 2, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The death of terrorist Osama Bin Laden caught Hollywood's attention.

He's not revealing his source, but Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson apparently has some friends in high places.

Forty five minutes before news broke about Bin Laden's death, Johnson tweeted: "Just got word that will shock the world - land of the free? home of the brave. Damn proud to be an American!"

Johnson later retweeted someone's suggestion that he'd be perfect to star in a film adaptation of the raid on Bin Laden's mansion.

Oscar wining director Kathryn Bigelow has had a Bin Laden project in the works. The Hollywood Reporter said last week that she and her screenwriting and producing partner Mark Boal were meeting with actors for a film tentatively titled "Kill Bin Laden."

Paramount also has the rights to the book "Jawbreaker," which is a tell-all book from a former U.S. intelligence operative that details a 2001 hunt for the Al Qaeda leader.

On Saturday night at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, ABC's "Modern Family" star Eric Stonestreet was an invited guest.

ABC News' Jake Tapper blogged that the Emmy winner told his dinner companions that he had received a disappointing email telling him that a White House tour he was scheduled to take on Sunday had been canceled.

Others at the table turned to White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley and asked why. Daley put on his best game face and said, "I don't know, maybe a pipe broke."

Actor Ice-T lives in New York and saw the Twin Towers fall on Sept. 11. He said Sunday was definitely a good day.

"Bin Laden had it coming," said Ice-T. "Hopefully now we'll start bringing some of the troops home."

The troops are on many people's minds. Sunday night at the Stagecoach country music festival in Indio, Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus made the announcement of Bin Laden's death.

In another part of the festival grounds, singer Leon Russell made the same announcement and dedicated "Amazing Grace" to U.S. troops.

And a program note, there will be a full hour of World News with Diane Sawyer Monday night beginning at 6:30 p.m. on ABC7.

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