On her website, Adele (7,000+ mentions in the past 2 hours) announced that she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Simon Konecki. The 24-year-old songstress wrote: “I’m delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together. I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we’re over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time.”
Also, Katie Holmes has filed for divorce from Tom Cruise (7,000+ mentions in the past 2 hours) after having been married since November 2006. Holmes’ attorney, Jonathan Wolfe, stated that the issue is “a personal and private matter for Katie and her family.” Their daughter, Suri, was born seven months before her parents got hitched.
Finally, hip-hop singer Lauryn Hill (3,500+ mentions in the past 5 hours) is going to jail after pleading guilty for tax evasion ($1.5 million worth) in New Jersey today. She faces up to three years in prison and as much as $75,000 in fines.
Pop culture fanatics are having an incredibly hard time handling the fact that all of these stories surfaced in one day. Many of them also thank Twitter for being their source of breaking news and providing them with a platform on which to vent about their shock.