POST IT NOTES: HOTTEST HEADLINES ON 11/11
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resident Barack Obama on Monday paid tribute to those who have served in the nation’s military, including one of the nation’s oldest veterans, 107-year-old Richard Overton. “This is the life of one American veteran, living proud and strong in the land he helped keep free,” Obama said during a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
Supporters of a 14-year-old black boy executed in 1944 for killing two white girls are asking a South Carolina judge to take the unheard-of move of granting him a new trial in hopes he will be cleared of the charges. George Stinney was convicted on a shaky confession in a segregated society that wanted revenge for the beating deaths of two girls, ages 11 and 7, according to the lawsuit filed last month on Stinney’s behalf in Clarendon County.
The social network site is doing away with its signature thumbs up “like” button. Facebook is replacing it with a new icon that features the Facebook “f” logo alongside the word “like.” The share button is also being substituted for the same symbol, which will have the word “share” beside it. Users will begin to see the changes roll out in the next couple of weeks.
The 35-year-old actor was arrested in Harlem for driving drunk and later released after appearing in a Manhattan court. He has been arraigned on two misdemeanors of drunken driving and is due back in court Dec. 19.
In 2017, the Atlanta Braves will be looking at a new $672 million stadium just 10 miles from downtown. Although it’s not clear how much taxpayers will be responsible for, the team and the Cobb County Government will finance the new 42,000-seat stadium and leave all cost overruns to the team.
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz and Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star outfielder Andrew McCutchen are set to executive produce a weekly 30-episode series on MTV. It is scheduled to launch next spring around the start of the season and will meld together pop culture and baseball.
The former TLC manager is not done telling her side of the story just yet. She’s chatting with the gossiping queen, Ms. Wendy Williams, during Wednesday’s talk show to discuss how she was portrayed in the VH1 biopic.
Following all the hype around his 2004 Confessions album, R&B singer Usher Raymond is being sued by three songwriters for allegedly stealing the hit song “Caught Up.” It’s not clear why it took the trio nine years to come forward about the copyright infringement that they claim Raymond and Arista Records are responsible for.
The new wife is gearing up for the release of a book she co-wrote with her husband, Devon Franklin, called The Wait. Set for an early 2014 release date, the book will be centered around the couple’s decision to remain abstinent before tying the knot.
Meagan Good isn’t the only one prepping for a book release. One of the original members of Destiny’s Child has been working on an autobiography for years with hopes of soon sharing it with fans. “I’ll definitely talk about my experiences in Destiny’s Child and everything that happened in my life thereafter. I’ve been through some serious things,” she tells Sister 2 Sister magazine. “It’s a testimony.”