Post It Notes: Hottest Headlines on 1/6
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The former presidential candidate has accepted Melissa Harris-Perry’s apology for an off-color joke she made about his adopted Black grandson late last month, saying everyone–including himself–makes mistakes.
The rumor mill is reporting that former NFL player O.J. Simpson has reportedly asked President Barack Obama to grant his early release from prison. Simpson, 66, is currently serving a 33-year-sentence for assault, robbery and kidnapping. Now, the man who was accused of killing his ex-wife and her friend in the ’90s, claims he may have terminal brain cancer and he would like to die at home.
Dennis Rodman said Monday that a game he and other former National Basketball Association players are planning in North Korea will be a “birthday present” for one of their most unlikely fans: leader Kim Jong Un.
All hail the Queen! The actress’s self-titled syndicated talk show has been renewed for a second season on CBS stations.
Congratulations to Sasheer Zamata! The University of Virginia graduate has become the newest cast member to join Saturday Night Live, according to Deadline.com. Zamata is expected to make her big debut on the show’s next live episode, scheduled to air on Jan. 18.
The 12 Years a Slave actress has been nominated for the British Film Academy’s Rising Star Award, according to the Associated Press. The awards are Britain’s equivalent of the Oscars. Winners are expected to be announced on Feb. 16.
It’ll be a decent stretch of prison time for an airline passenger who tried to blame his son’s sickness and alcohol for his decision to slap a toddler, who was Black, and call the baby a racial slur. We expect he’ll get a warm reception in the pokey.