*During his last round of swing state interviews on election day, President Barack Obama was finally asked about PSY’s “Gangnam Style,” disclosing in a radio interview with WZID-FM in New Hampshire that he’s only recently caught wind of the craze.
“I just saw that video for the first time… I think I can do that move,” he said of the gallop dance that has helped make the South Korean rapper into a household name.
It’s likely the president will refrain from busting the move on Jan. 21. “I’m not sure that the inauguration ball is the appropriate time to break that out,” he acknowledged. “Maybe do it privately for Michelle,” he concluded.
Since being uploaded to YouTube in mid-July, the tongue-in-cheek video for “Gangnam Style” has racked up a staggering 659,970,000 views. It remains the most popular video on YouTube. The song has spent the last six weeks at No. 2 on the Hot 100 and three weeks at No. 1 on Digital Songs.
Now the scene shifts south to South Carolina and Florida for a pair of potentially make-or-break contests.
Romney’s win, forecast by the television networks from exit polls almost immediately after voting ended, gives him a one-two sweep in the early balloting of the 2012 campaign, a first for any Republican apart from a sitting president.
Meanwhile, coming in second place is Texas Congressman Ron Paul and John Huntsman placing a disappointing third.
Read/learn more at LA Times.
*The most fabulous of drag queens is RuPaul.
No one has managed to grasp the general public with such a flamboyant charm as she … I mean, he.
And now, his larger than life looks and persona have somehow veered off the Runway on to the campaign trail.
There’s no way of knowing how the mix-up happened, but he’s under the impression that people are actually mistaking him for his complete opposite, Ron Paul. (more…)
The Associated Press reported that a who woman says she was sexually assaulted as a teen was told by the pastor of her church told her to forgive and forget instead of doing what the law required: report it to authorities.
The woman’s allegation surfaced after a recent trial during which a New Hampshire prosecutor suggested the same pastor, the Rev. Chuck Phelps, didn’t do enough to help a rape victim.
Phelps, former pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Concord and now a pastor at a Baptist church in Indianapolis, said through his lawyer, David Gibbs III of Florida, that he will cooperate with investigators.
The new accusations were lodged with police by a 34-year-old woman who says her stepfather repeatedly molested her from 1994 to 1996. She said she was 17 and a junior at Trinity Baptist Church’s high school when the assaults began. She left her home in Warner in 1996, when she was 19.
Read more at SFGate.com.
*Police are searching for witnesses after a woman sustained head injuries at a Wiz Khalifa concert in New Hampshire on April 8.
The unnamed female fan was found unconscious behind the Whittemore Center Arena in Durham, New Hampshire following the rapper’s performance there last Friday. She was taken to a local hospital to receive treatment for head injuries.
The woman is believed to have fallen off a wall during the rapper’s show. Cops are investigating the incident and are appealing for any potential witnesses to come forward.
Deputy Police Chief Paul Dean says, “At this time we don’t know what happened. We are looking for anyone who may have witnessed what happened or who has information to step forward. We are in the early stages of the investigation. Until we can speak to the victim we are not ruling out that a crime has taken place.”