THE MORNING LOOP: 09.26.11
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Sly Stone living out of a van in LA x Colin Powell book coming in May x Netflix secures deal with DreamWorks
Colin Powell's book is set to hit stories in May. "It Worked For Me: Lessons in Leadership and Life" is a collection of personal tales from the four-star U.S. Army general and former Secretary of State. He previously published his autobiography, "My American Journey," in 1995.
Tiger Woods announced Sunday on his website that he has hired Dustin Johnson's caddie. "Joe [LaCava] is an outstanding caddie, and I have known him for many years," Woods said. "I've personally seen the great job he did for Freddie [Couples]. I'm anxious for us to be working together."
Funk legend Sly Stone is now homeless and living out of a white van in Los Angeles, according to the NY Post. Stone, 68, is suing his manager Jerry Goldstein for $50 million, alleging fraud and 20 years of stolen royalty payments.
President Barack Obama spoke at the annual awards dinner of the Congressional Black Caucus in Washington, D.C. Saturday, saying passage of his jobs plan would help African-Americans. “Take off your bedroom slippers. Put on your marching shoes,” he said, his voice rising as applause and cheers mounted. “Shake it off. Stop complainin’. Stop grumblin’. Stop cryin’. We are going to press on. We have work to do.”
DreamWorks Animation has completed a deal to pump its films and television specials through Netflix, replacing HBO. DreamWorks has an output partnership with HBO that expires in 2013, and Netflix would stream a limited number of DreamWorks films until that time.
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Lady Gaga paid tribute to a bullied gay teen who reportedly took his own life, by dedicating her hit tune Hair to the young fan during her performance at the iHeartRadio music festival in Las Vegas on Saturday.
1. Saudi Arabia: King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia announced Sunday bold reforms that for the first time will give women the right to vote and run for local office.
2. Oakland Raiders: The Raiders beat the New York Jets 34-24 Sunday.
3. Michael Vick: The star quarterback broke his right hand Sunday as the Eagles lost to the Giants.
4. iPhone 5: The announcement of the iPhone 5 will take place at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. on Oct. 4, according to All Things Digital.