+ Rihanna Turns an “Oops” Moment Into A YES! Moment
How do selfies and broken phones turn into good deeds? Ask Rihanna! Los Angeles Police Commission President Steve Soboroff and RiRi took a selfie together at an NBA play-off game, and after she accidentally dropped his phone, she autographed it so it could be sold on eBay to raise money for the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation and the LAPD Cadet program.
+ The Kidnapped Nigerian Girls (Maybe) Appear On Camera
A video has been released showing what seems to be some of the kidnapped schoolgirls. A man in the video says he’s Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau and says he’s willing to return the girls if jailed members of his terrorist group are released.
+ Vogue Editor Comes Out Against Diet Fads
Sick of unrealistic beauty standards and unhealthy diets? So is Alexandra Shulman, editor-in-chief of British Vogue. “I just wish people could take a bit more pleasure — real pleasure — in food, without eating and then self-flagellating about it immediately afterwards,” she said. Preach!
+ Same Sex Marriage in Virginia Court
In Virginia, the state ban against same-sex marriage is being looked at by a three judge panel. The Los Angeles Times notes, “It was a Virginia case that led to a 1967 landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that struck down laws prohibiting interracial marriage — an argument that has returned during the current campaign to eliminate state laws barring same-sex marriage.”
+ Michael Sam Welcomes You Into the Family
When the first openly gay player in the NBA was told about someone coming out to his dad after Michael was drafted, Michael responded, “Hey, I’m with you. And anyone that’s not okay with that, like I said earlier, if someone disowns you, be part of my family. I’ll welcome you. Ram up!”
+ Wanna Own Lady Gaga’s Car?
Lady Gaga needs the best clothes and the best cars, and she also gives to the best charities. She’s putting her 1990 Rolls-Royce up for auction in order to raise funds for MusiCares. It should fetch a monster of a price!
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