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On Wednesday, as white smoke rose from the Vatican, its expected that a new Pope will be chosen.
Argentina’s Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was chosen and Hollywood has greeted the prelude and announcement news on Twitter with interest and humor. Here’s a snapshot of the industry figures who have weighed in on the news:
A new Pope has been chosen! I haven’t seen this many people transfixed by a puff of white smoke since the discovery of fire!
— Joan Rivers (@Joan_Rivers) March 13, 2013
As white smoke rises from the Vatican, Benedict’s powers of flight, invisibility & eye lasers quietly leave him.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) March 13, 2013
I hope this new Pope has signed a non-retirement clause.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 13, 2013
The good thing about being sick is I don’t have to miss one minute of #PopeWatch2013. Back to the Chimney Cam.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 13, 2013
too many things rhyme with pope
— B.J. Novak (@bjnovak) March 13, 2013
White smoke = The real Bachelor finale.
— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) March 13, 2013
To signal the conclave had not reached a decision, they released black smoke from a chimney and emptied 400 styrofoam cups into the street.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) March 13, 2013
Signaling that a new pope has been chosen using smoke is sort of the opposite of signaling it with Twitter.
— Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) March 12, 2013
New pope? White smoke? Who got the gig?
— Melissa Joan Hart (@MelissaJoanHart) March 13, 2013
Rumors already swirling in Hollywood that the new Pope will replace Leno on NBC at 1130.
— Craig Ferguson (@CraigyFerg) March 13, 2013
The new Pope just called! The new Pope just called!
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) March 13, 2013
Did they just go to central casting to get the new pope?
— Eric Stonestreet (@ericstonestreet) March 13, 2013
Please call me Pope JORGE !
— George Lopez (@georgelopez) March 13, 2013
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