10 Things We're Talking About This Week: 6/29/12

10 Things We're Talking About This Week: 6/29/12
ESSENCE.COM Jun, 29, 2012

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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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.”

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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.

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