10 Things We're Talking About This Week: 5/25/12

10 Things We're Talking About This Week: 5/25/12
ESSENCE.COM May, 25, 2012

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Donald Driver’s NFL career is fading but the brother’s still got some hot moves. He swiveled his way to victory on Dancing With the Stars, continuing football players’ domination of the show. Victor Cruz and his salsa have got to be next, right?

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“Chris Bosh and I are like soul mates… but in the fourth quarter, Chris Bosh should be nowhere near a basketball. He should be locked in a small closet where there are no basketballs or round objects of any kind.” Saturday Night Live’s Jay Pharoah, doing his hilarious impression of exasperated ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith. Click here to see it for yourself!

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R.I.P. Hal Jackson, a true media pioneer. My path is easier because you paved it.

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For anyone who saw the finale of American Idol, I think we now know which Jennifer owns “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.” And there aren’t enough props I can give Idol contestant Jessica Sanchez who soared and growled alongside Jennifer. Check out their performance here.

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A week after President Obama said he supported gay marriage, a poll showed that six in 10 Blacks now support it too. The week prior, only four in 10 Blacks supported it. Are we just wishy washy, or did we never really care in the first place?

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In 2009, Jacob Philadelphia, then five, asked if the President’s hair felt like his. Obama stooped so Jacob could touch it. Yeah, I cringed when I heard about it, but obviously, the no touch rule doesn’t necessarily apply to little Black kids. According to the New York Times, the photo has hung in the White House for three years, an unusually long time.

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Was anyone clamoring for a third Men In Black? Will Smith used to be the king of summer blockbusters, but we’ll see this weekend if he and Tommy Lee Jones can topple The Avengers.

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No name has been released, but it has to be the idiot who put one-year-old Saimeir David into a washing machine. The door locked and the machine began filling with water as it tossed Saimeir ’round and ’round. Luckily, a worker at the Camden, N.J. laundromat cut the power and got the door open.

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“I’ve had guys tell me, ‘You know, if you have sex, it will help you run faster.’” Track star Lolo Jones, 29, who is remaining a virgin until she gets married.

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Arsenio Hall went from ‘Who?’ to ‘Oh yeah, him’ in the course of winning the Celebrity Apprentice. And now there are talks that he might get a talk show again. Let’s hope his contract forbids him from wearing that horrible fade he used to sport.


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