THE MORNING LOOP: 07.14.11
President Obama walks out x Lupe Fiasco quits x Rupert Murdoch investigated x 50 Cent mouths off
"I have reached the point where I say enough," President Barack Obama said right before he walked out of a heated meeting in Washington yesterday afternoon concerning the debt ceiling. "Would Ronald Reagan be sitting here? I've reached my limit. This may bring my presidency down, but I will not yield on this." Uh, oh.
Have you ever had that nightmare where a stranger starts reading your text messages? It's a scary thought. Well one brave woman doesn't seem to mind. Artist Tracey Moberly published 12 years of text messages for a psuedo-autobiography titled "Text-Me-Up!" Starting in 1999, Moberly arranged her texts in chronological order, taking us through her divorce and pitfalls as a single parent.
@LupeFiasco is giving up Twitter and said goodbye to his 722,000 followers last night. So, in 140 characters or less we say, "Farewell!"
U.S. lawmakers are preparing to launch their own investigation into Rupert Murdoch's News Corps, after accusations that journalists may have hacked into victim's phones post-9/11. This comes on the heels of a tabloid report that News of the World, a 168-year-old British paper owned by Murdoch, was accused of hacking into voicemails of politicians, celebrities and victims. This is not looking good!
Has it really come to this? Michelle Obama's recent trip to Shake Shack has right-wingers all upset. To repeat, they're upset she consumed 1700 calories. They are labeling Mrs. Obama, an advocate for healthy living, a hypocrite, especially since she has been pushing her anti-childhood obesity campaign. Last time we checked, she's not a child and she's not obese! Eat on Mrs. Obama, in moderation of course.
Rapper 50 Cent is at it again. In a recent interview with MTV News, he claims that Def Jam "isn't in a good space right now. They're like $80 million in the hole."
Wrestler Anthony Robles posed with his mother Judy Robles at The 2011 ESPY Awards held yesterday in Los Angeles. The one-legged wrestler was 36-0 this year before winning the NCAA Championship.
PICTURE OF THE DAY
Dark Knight Rises: A trailer for the latest installment for the Batman series, "The Dark Knight Rises," leaked online yesterday and has already mysteriously disappeared from the Internet.
Lea Michele: There is shake up in Glee-town. After a recent interview, Ryan Murphy told Ryan Seacrest that actors Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer will not return for a fourth season.
Women's Soccer: The U.S. team has now advanced to the semi-finals at the Women's Soccer World Cup in Germany.
Carmageddon: When L.A. closes a major freeway, nicknames ensue.