Willow Smith’s got a tongue piercing? Oh, it’s fake? That’s good, cuz you know Uncle Phil would not have gone for that.
Twitter on Fire
According to Pew Research, 28 percent of Black adults who use the Internet also tweet. Only 9 percent of Whites do the same. Does that explain why Rihanna, after escaping a fire in London, can tweet "Roamin da streets since 6am! Fyah in da telly” and no one asks what the hell she’s talking about?
Todrick Hall first came to fame when he led the flash mob at Target that got Beyoncé to send a thank you video. Do yourself a favor and check out his latest video, a live-action spoof of Beauty & the Beast and Disney cartoons in general. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0Rau01wbeo&feature=player_embedded. My only complaint: I wish it was longer.
Food poisoning, hit by a Mack truck, struggling to think of anyone besides his son who loves him? It’s been a tough month for 50 Cent. Brother, this is not the time to play the Lotto.
Please Stop Talking
I hate it when my toilet talks to me. You too? But apparently, it helps cut down drunk driving. The state of Michigan—following the trail of other states — is placing talking urinal cakes at bars. Whenever a guy steps up to the urinal, the cakes will play a recording reminding them to call a cab if they’re too drunk to drive.
Time Doesn't Wait
A month after Serena went out in the first round of the French Open, big sis Venus did the same at Wimbledon. The five-time winner proves that age and injuries eventually catch up to everyone.
Speaking of the Smiths
Lil Romeo told WGN News that he picked acting over basketball because of some advice Big Willy gave him: At 40, Will is in the prime of his career whereas Michael Jordan is over the hill.
Bad Form, NBC
“For all of you who saw me as a groundbreaker, I’m sorry I couldn’t carry the ball over the finish line but man, I did try.” Ann Curry, on her final Today show as co-host. After 15 years on the show, she got only a 10-minute send off.
The Supreme Court upholds the Affordable Care Act, to the angst of millions of conservatives. Shocking. As a guy named Dave Rubin tweeted, “I’ve never seen so many overweight, pre-diabetic people upset that they’re gonna get healthcare.”
Hey, look who’s on radio again: my homeboy Ed Gordon. Listen out for his newsy program, Weekend with Ed Gordon, and, no, this is not a shameless pitch for him to have me on someday.