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With opposition to military action growing among Americans and lawmakers, President Barack Obama is heading to Congress on Tuesday with fresh hopes of a diplomatic breakthrough that would allow Syria’s government to avert U.S. missile strikes if it surrenders its chemical weapons arsenal. Obama had planned to use the meetings with Democratic and Republican senators to personally lobby for his plan of targeted strikes against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces in retaliation for last month’s massive chemical weapons attack outside of Damascus. Instead, he signaled in interviews ahead of his trip to Capitol Hill that new diplomacy involving Russia and others could eliminate the risks of a repeat chemical attack without requiring an American intervention.
Just one day after George Zimmerman accused of threatening his estranged wife, Shellie, with a gun, his lawyer, Mark O’Mara, has decided to no longer represent the former Neighborhood Watch volunteer. A spokesman for O’Mara said the lawyer will not represent Zimmerman in any future litigation, including his pending divorce and any possible charges from Monday’s domestic dispute, which is still being investigated.
For the first time since introducing the device that changed cellphones forever, Apple will offer two distinct versions of the latest iPhones — a cheaper one made of plastic and another that aims to be “the gold standard of smartphones” and reads your fingerprint. Apple unveiled the latest iPhone models, available on Sept. 20, during an event at its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters on Tuesday.
Shots fired! Kanye West served Ray J (aka Kim Kardashian’s most outspoken ex) in his performance of “Bound 2,” off of Yeezus. The Chicago star, with an assist from Charlie Wilson, modified the lyrics to “Brandy’s little sister lame and he know it now…When a real brother holds you down, you supposed to drown.” Youch.
The television channel that’s about to erupt onto your screens in October of 2013 is hiring. Sean “Jet Dance” Combs today announced, or rather screamed out, a call for on-air hosts for Revolt TV. Wanna-be contributors need to be between the ages of 18 to 25 to apply. Their 15-second submissions can be uploaded to Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Vimeo, Facebook, and YouTube. More details in the link, and best of luck in landing the gig.
Dennis Rodman is going back to North Korea, and plans to bring a team of former NBA players with him. Days after returning from his second trip to visit Kim Jong Un — in which he said he became the first foreigner to hold the leader’s newborn daughter — Rodman announced plans Monday to stage two exhibition games in North Korea in January.
The NFL player formerly known as Ochocinco has made a return to football, of the fantasy kind. Johnson, who most recently played for the Miami Dolphins, will be a fantasy football expert for CBS sports. As you may recall, Johnson lost his starting position after allegedly head-butting his then wife Evelyn Lozada.
The Vin Diesel sci-fi thriller claimed the number-one spot at the box office last weekend, raking in nearly $19 million, according to the Associated Press. After four weekends at top, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” came in at second place with $8.4 million.