Kesha usually looks kind of confused, so today's news shouldn't be so surprising.

The singer got on Twitter after it was reported Tuesday that some radio stations have yanked her single "Die Young" in response to Friday's Newtown school shooting that killed 20 elementary school students. She wrote "I did NOT want to sing those lyrics and I was FORCED TO." Which was surprising to hear, considering she's listed as one of the track's writers, along with Dr. Luke, Henry Walter, Benjamin Levin, and Nate Ruess.

TMZ pointed out Wednesday afternoon that Kesha bragged about the lyrics only last month during a radio interview with 95.5 WPLJ in New York back.

"I definitely make sure that every word rings true to me because I would never want to misrepresent myself to millions of people around the world," she supposedly said. " I wrote and rewrote and rewrote that song ten times."

Awkward.

The lyrics to "Die Young" include the line: "Let's make the most of the night like we're gonna die young. We're gonna die young. We're gonna die young."

Her tweets regarding "Die Young" have since been deleted. TMZ tried contacted Kesha with no luck.

Kesha isn't the only entertainment figure whose work has been affected by the school massacre.


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TMZ reported that radio stations have also pulled Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks," which includes the line, "All the other kids with the pumped up kicks you better run, better run, outrun my gun." The band previously said the song is about "what would it be like to be inside of a kid's head that's a teenager and is basically losing his mind."

In the days following the shooting, executives at Fox decided to pull new episodes of "Family Guy" and "American Dad," replacing them with repeats in order to avoid airing any potentially sensitive content, while Tom Cruise's much anticipated film, "Jack Reacher" and Quentin Tarentino's "Django Unchained" had premieres postponed out of respect for the victims and their families.

APATOW WON'T REMOVE MOCK CHILD MURDER SCENE FROM FILM: A scene including a mock child murder won't be removed from upcoming film "This is 40," director Judd Apatow says.

Of course, people are sensitive about such things less than a week after the school shootings in Newtown, Conn., that left 20 children being killed.

According to TMZ, the scene involves Albert Brooks' character Larry, who is broke and looking for ways to save money. Larry prepares to spray his triplets with a hose and says, "Line up! Line up for murder! Come on! Who wants to be killed?"

One of the kids screams, "I do!" Larry responds, "OK, we're eliminating one, we're cheaper already," and then Larry sprays the child.

I imagine this isn't going to be positively viewed in Connecticut. Or maybe anywhere else.

The next kid says, "Murder me!" Larry responds, "Boom, dead. You're dead," adding, "All right, the kids are murdered. That will save us some money."

Apatow told TMZ the scene "is spoken by a sarcastic father kidding with his children. In light of recent events, I understand if some people might make an unfortunate association or put it in a context in which it was not intended."

The film opens Friday.

'TWILIGHT' ACTOR ARRESTED TWICE THIS MONTH: "Twilight" actor Bronson Pelletier was arrested on suspicion of possessing cocaine and meth Dec. 8 at Gym Bay in West Hollywood.

Through in Tuesday's arrest for public intoxication, when he allegedly urinated on a plant at Los Angeles airport, and Pelletier having quite a month,

Law enforcement sources told TMZ the bar's staff called police because Pelletier appeared drunk and refused to leave.

Hey, don't they know who he is?

Come to think of it, who is he again?

Witnesses say Pelletier was hopping from person to person, group to group and making everyone feel very uncomfortable. Pelletier was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication. When police searched him, they found coke and meth.

Pelletier pled not guilty to both possession charges Dec. 11. He's supposed to return to court Jan. 17.

SAM DONALDSON ARRESTED FOR SUSPECTED DRUNK DRIVING: Sam Donaldson, the veteran ABC newsman and political correspondent, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence earlier this month in Delaware.

I wouldn't want to be the cop who arrests Sam Donaldson and has to listen to him bark out pointed questions while driving to the police station.

Law enforcement sources told TMZ that the 78-year-old Donaldson was pulled over on Dec. 1 after he had driven onto the shoulder of the road.

Maybe he was scheduled to interview a whistle-blowing squirrel.

Donaldson reportedly failed a field sobriety test and was arrested. He was taken to a nearby police station where he was booked and eventually released. He was reportedly very cooperative.

DAVID LETTERMAN TO TALK SCANDAL WITH OPRAH: David Letterman will talk to Oprah Winfrey about the sex scandal that rocked his life back in 2009.

On "Oprah's Next Chapter," scheduled to air Jan. 6, 2013, the very-private late night talk show host will discuss the extortion plot that caused him to reveal his past affairs with female members of his staff, and how he repaired his marriage with wife Regina Lasko, whom he had married earlier that year, according to E! News.

While taping the "Late Show" in October 2009, Letterman told his audience he was the victim of an extortion plot, saying that someone demanded $2 million from him to keep quiet about various sexual liaisons he had with members of his staff.

In a short promo clip for the show, Letterman looks uncomfortable as Winfrey asks probing questions, and delves into his battle with depression and his rivalry with Jay Leno (along with his supposed rivalry with Oprah herself).

Can he explain what happened at the Oscars yet?

Letterman's appearance comes just a month after Winfrey traveled to his alma mater, Ball State University, for an intimate discussion about her life.

Contact Tony Hicks at thicks@bayareanewsgroup.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BayAreaNewsGroup.TonyHicks.

DECEMBER 20 IN HISTORY

Thursday is Dec. 20, the 355th day of 2012. There are 11 days left in the year.

1790: The first successful cotton mill in the United States began operating at Pawtucket, R.I.

1803: The Louisiana Purchase was completed as ownership of the territory was formally transferred from France to the United States.

1860: South Carolina became the first state to secede from the Union as all 169 delegates to a special convention in Charleston voted in favor of separation.

1864: Confederate forces evacuated Savannah, Ga., as Union Gen. William T. Sherman continued his "March to the Sea."

1945: The Office of Price Administration announced the end of tire rationing, effective Jan. 1, 1946.

1963: The Berlin Wall was opened for the first time to West Berliners, who were allowed one-day visits to relatives in the Eastern sector for the holidays.

1972: The Neil Simon play "The Sunshine Boys" opened on Broadway.

1978: Former White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman was released from prison after serving 18 months for his role in the Watergate cover-up.

1987: More than 4,300 people were killed when the Dona Paz, a Philippine passenger ship, collided with the tanker Vector off Mindoro island.

1989: The United States launched Operation Just Cause, sending troops into Panama to topple the government of Gen. Manuel Noriega.

1999: The Vermont Supreme Court ruled that homosexual couples were entitled to the same benefits and protections as wedded couples of the opposite sex.

2002: Trent Lott resigned as Senate Republican leader two weeks after igniting a political firestorm with racially charged remarks. Ted Williams' eldest daughter, Bobby-Jo Williams Ferrell, dropped her objections to her siblings' decision to have the Hall of Famer's body frozen at a cryonics lab in Arizona.

BIRTHDAYS

Rock musician Peter Criss (67), psychic/illusionist Uri Geller (66), rock musician Alan Parsons (64), singer Billy Bragg (55), rock musician Mike Watt (The Secondmen, Minutemen) (55), rock singer Chris Robinson (46), director Todd Phillips (42), singer David Cook ("American Idol") (30), actor Jonah Hill (29). singer JoJo (22).

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