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Farrah Abraham Lands An Acting Gig - Farrah Abraham, the reality TV star from MTV’s Teen Mom, may not have to settle for the porn contract she signed with Vivid Entertainment for her homemade sex tape. She has recently been offered a role on the soap opera Days Of Our Lives, which has been around forever. According to reports, “Farrah initially wanted one of the lead roles, but clearly she’s not a seasoned actress so she auditioned for the role of a hooker named Destiny.” She will play a single mom who works for an escort company at night. Additional sources say, “Some of the cast and crew [are] peeved that she’s even on the show because they don’t think a popular daytime show that’s been on the air for 50 years needs to use a ridiculous ploy like Farrah’s name to get viewers.” No word yet on when she’ll start filming or when her first episode will air.
Burger Flavored Ice Cream - An ice cream maker in the UK celebrated National Burger Day in a big way. She developed and sold a burger flavored ice cream complete with candied bacon and tomato ketchup topping.
Women Boycott Juicy J’s Twerking Scholarship - Not everyone is thrilled about Juicy J offering the top twerker a $50K scholarship. The Hip Hop Liberation Army will be boycotting his album Stay Trippy. One boycotter said, “There's no honor in getting a scholarship for shaking your behind… Why would you want to get a scholarship for that when there's a lot of intelligent women out here who use their brain. Why don't you give them some money.” They think that Juicy J is just looking to exploit the women who enter the contest.
President Obama Admits He Cried During 'The Butler' - Obama was one of the many who went out to see The Butler in it’s opening weekend where it generated more than $50 million. During an interview he said, “You know, I did see “The Butler,” and I did tear up. I teared up just thinking about not just the butlers who have worked here in the White House, but an entire generation of people who were talented and skilled, but because of Jim Crow, because of discrimination, there was only so far they could go. And yet, with dignity and tenacity, they got up and worked every single day, and put up with a whole lot of mess because they hoped for something better for their kids.” He went on to praise Oprah and Cuba Gooding Jr.’s performances as well as to commend the current White House Staff for their kindness and say how much the family loves them.
Petition For The Notorious B.I.G. To Get His Own Street Corner In Brooklyn - There is currently a petition going around looking to get the borough of Brooklyn to co-name a street corner after The Notorious B.I.G., naming it Christopher Wallace Way. The corner will be St. James Place and Fulton Street, where Biggie grew up.
Federal Gov't Will Allow Weed Usage - The Justice Department said yesterday that it will allow pot use in the states that legalized it last fall, which include Colorado and Washington, despite it being illegal under federal law. Those states can let people use the drug, license people to grow it and allow adults to buy it, as long as the drug is kept away from children, the black market and federal property. This move could lead more states to legalize the sticky icky icky.
Youngest Student Ever - Carson Huey-You is an 11 year old who is wise beyond his years. The pre-teen is already enrolled in college as the youngest student to ever attend Texas Christian University. He is currently taking calculus, physics, history and religion with the hopes of one day becoming a quantum physicist. He hopes to have his PhD before the age of 20. He impressed school officials with his 1770 SAT score, fluency in Mandarin and piano playing. It must run in the family because his 7 year old brother is on the fast track too- already completing work on an 8th grade level.
Kendrick Lamar Speaks on Control Verse - Many have responded to Kendrick Lamar’s verse on Control- including Nas, Phil Jackon and a host of rappers- but K. Dot has finally spoken out. During an interview he was asked about the verse and of course the “King of NY” line. He said: “I didn’t know there would be so much speculation, I just want to rap…I think it’s a case of maybe I should dumb down my lyrics just a little bit. The irony of that line is that the people who actually understood it and got it were the actual kings of New York, you know, me sitting down with them this past week, and them understanding, it’s not actually about being the king of whatever coast, it’s about leaving a mark as great as Biggie, as great as Pac.
Inventor Of #1 Foam Finger Comments On Miley’s Performance - Steve Chmelar, the inventor of the foam finger, was not pleased with the way that Miley Cyrus treated his creation during her performance at the VMAs. During an interview with Fox, Chmelar said, “She took an honorable icon that is seen in sporting venues everywhere and degraded it. Fortunately, the foam finger has been around long enough that it will survive this incident… For people who like that kind of entertainment, I’m sure that it met their needs. As for Miley Cyrus, let’s hope she can outlive this event and also survive.” Yikes.
Jay Z Makes More New Rules - Jay Z debut this video on his facebook page, the first major artist to debut a video on a social network, as he continues to create these #newrules.