The Boston Marathon bombings weighed heavily on the hearts of celebrities, especially those with a direct connection to the city. Like other Hub transplants in Hollywood, Oscar-winning “Argo” director Ben Affleck took to Twitter to express himself. “Such a senseless and tragic day. My family and I send our love to our beloved and resilient Boston,” typed @BenAffleck. “My heart aches for my hometown,” tweeted sitcom star @Mindy
Kaling. Soon after the explosion, comedian Dane Cook tweeted this: “My prayers with everyone in Boston right now after this atrocious act of violence!! . . . Hoping this may be a horrible accident. Hearing gas lines may have exploded. Anyone have any news back in Boston? #Prayers.” “Extra” cohost Maria Menounos also chimed in. “Praying for everyone home in boston. Devastated at the news #bostonmarathon.” Pats tight end Rob Gronkowski tweeted: “Wow can’t believe what just happened at the Boston Marathon. Praying for everyone down there.” Tom Brady isn’t on Twitter, but his bride, Gisele Bundchen, is. “My thoughts and prayers to everyone in Boston #prayforboston,” tweeted the supermodel. New Kid on the Block Joey McIntyre actually ran in the marathon and tweeted shortly after finishing. “There was an explosion by the finish line about 5 minutes after I finished,” Joey Mac tweeted. “I’m ok but I’m sure there are many hurt.” The Dropkick Murphys urged caution. “Boston your in our prayers from California . . . be safe everyone !!!! Unbelievable,” the band tweeted. “Thoughts go out to all, right in our home town of Boston, who were involved in the marathon explosions today. Very sad,” tweeted Sully Erna and Godsmack. Of course, you didn’t have to be from Boston to care about the carnage. “My thoughts are with Boston. Thank you to the brave first responders who always run toward our greatest fears to save lives,” tweeted former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
“My heart is with you Boston. Always has been, always will be. PrayersForBoston#BostonMarathon” — Elisabeth Hasselbeck, cohost of “The View,” tweeting after the explosions at the Boston Marathon.