POST IT NOTES: HOTTEST HEADLINES ON 10/21
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President Barack Obama on Monday offered “no excuses” — and little explanation — for the computer bugs still frustrating Americans who are trying to enroll online for insurance plans at the center of his health care law. But software developers tasked with building the site said they saw signs a year ago that the debut could fail. One source of the troubles appears to be the testing procedures employed before the rollout three weeks ago. Several developers of the HealthCare.gov website told The Associated Press they were worried for months about the system’s readiness and whether the software meant to link key computer systems was being properly put through its paces.
Police say a Nevada middle school boy used a semi-automatic handgun to wound two students and kill a math teacher before turning the weapon on himself. The shooting occurred about 15 minutes before the opening bell at Sparks Middle School on Monday. The student’s name wasn’t released, and his motive for the shooting wasn’t known. (AP)
At 78-years-old Diahann Carroll keeps a sense of humor. “I don’t think I realize what the passage of time really means until people talk about things that I did in the ’50s and I wonder ‘Who the hell are they talking about?,’” the actress, singer and Golden Globe-winner said while being honored at a House of Flowers dinner Saturday evening. The dinner, meant to “celebrate female empowerment,” was hosted by television producer Tracey Edmonds and film and television producer Debra Martin Chase.
The good girl gone bad makes some trouble after she disobeys tourist guidelines and does her photo shoot in a restricted area at Abu Dhabi’s Grand Mosque. According to the Associated Press, the mosque issued statements on Monday saying Rihanna’s photo session was in violation of the “status and sanctity of the mosque.” Overseers of the mosque asked the pop star to leave the compound after photos showed the singer posing on white marble, dressed fully in black with her hair covered, according to the mosque’s guidelines.
The Indianapolis Colts wide receiver tore his ACL when he tried to catch a pass from quarterback Andrew Luck during Sunday’s victory against the Denver Broncos. “We hate to lose to anybody, but this one stings,” coach Chuck Pagano said. “You just don’t replace guys like 87. But he’ll be back, I know how he’s wired. I know how his DNA is.”
Mieka Reese announced on her Instagram page that she and the Chicago Bulls star were no longer together amid rumors of cheating on his end. “No Derrick and I are not in a relationship anymore but our friendship has always been there,” she posted.
“The Voice” judge (real name: Thomas Callaway) was charged today, and later plead not guilty to, charges he furnished Ecstasy to a woman he was said to have had dinner with in mid-July of 2012 before going to her hotel room.
Don’t forget to tune in to VH1 tonight for the highly anticipated film about one of the greatest girl groups of all time. Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story starts at 9pm ET.