Entertainment Pauses to Remember Marathon Explosions
(WGGB) — Even in the face of tragedy, as they say in show business, the show must go on. However, even that mantra in mind, the entertainment industry took a moment to recall the sad events surrounding the Boston Marathon.
At the beginning of “Dancing with the Stars” on ABC40, hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke Charvet took a moment to disc
Bergeron, who worked is from Massachusetts and worked in Boston local television there for many years,
“Before we officially begin the show, we just want to take a moment. Our thoughts are with everyone in Boston tonight. I have family members and many friends there. My heart is with you,” Bergeron noted.
Charvez added, “Our entire cast is thinking about you, and as always, our show has been planned in advance and hopefully, we can still have an entertaining night of competition for you.”
Also Monday night, comedian and talk show host Conan O’Brien, who is from the Boston area, expressed these thoughts during his monologue on “Conan” on TBS:
“We do have a great show for you tonight (good show.) But first I want to start by mentioning what an upsetting and sad day it has been. I’m talking of course about what happened in Boston earlier today. Boston’s my hometown, it’s where I grew up, it’s where my family lives so I wanted to take a moment to say like everybody here, my thoughts and prayers are with the people of Boston and everybody who’s been affected by this absolutely senseless act. It’s important to say right up top. That said, it is our job to do a show and we’re going try and entertain you the very best we can which given our track record, gives you people a 20 percent chance of having a good show tonight and I think that’s pretty good.”
Actor Mark Wahlberg told the Associated Press during an event in New York last night, “I really didn’t even want to come tonight. I hadn’t really heard much — I spoke to my mom, and most of my family seems to be okay. It’s such a big event, there’s so many people there. It’s horrible man. It’s (expletive) disgusting, man. I just – I’m very upset.”
“You try to put everything in God’s hands and whatever happens here is out of our control and there’s a bigger picture. But it’s still obviously upsetting,” the 41-year old actor said on the red carpet before going into the premiere hosted by The Cinema Society.
Other stars with Boston ties took to social media.
Boston native Ben Affleck said on Facebook, “Such a senseless and tragic day. My family and I send our love to our beloved and resilient Boston.”
Musician Joey McIntyre added on Twitter, “I don’t know what to say. I feel for everybody involved with the Boston Marathon. My family is ok. I am ok. Gonna take a while to process.”