*Oprah Winfrey spent part of her weekend shutting down false rumors that her friend Tina Turner had suffered a stroke.
Reports began surfacing Friday that the 74-year-old icon suffered a stroke while at her home in Zurich, Switzerland. However, when a Twitter user asked about the news, Oprah sprung into action to shut the rumor down.
“Tina had a bad flu weeks ago. She’s recovered. And LIVING life! Sent me a single long-stem red rose for my birthday,” Winfrey tweeted.
Turner, who wed longtime boyfriend Erwin Bach last year, has been keeping a low profile in her adopted Switzerland since retiring in 2009.
*Drake is not happy that he got cheated out of his Rolling Stone cover this month by the sudden death of Philip Seymour Hoffman.
In a tweet this morning, the Canadian rapper suggested he was wrongly quoted in the issue regarding Kanye West’s album, and that editors decided to pull his cover in light of recent events.
*A number of Republicans got riled up on Wednesday over a tweet from MSNBC regarding Cheerios’ new Super Bowl ad featuring the biracial family.
“Maybe the rightwing will hate it, but everyone else will go awww: the adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family,” MSNBC tweeted, while also linking to its report on the ad with video.
The post from MSNBC’s official Twitter account alluded to the racist backlash that followed the original 2013 Cheerios ad with the same interracial family.
Well, the “right wing” didn’t take too kindly to MSNBC’s accusations of racism. Hours later, MSNBC deleted the tweet, said it “deeply regrets” sending it, and called it “offensive.”
*Did you know that Twitter has the most diverse user base than any of the other social media servers?
Yep, in its comparatively short life, Twitter Inc. TWTR +0.50% Twitter Inc. U.S.: NYSE $62.51 +0.31 +0.50% Jan. 21, 2014 1:43 pm Volume (Delayed 15m) : 10.55M P/E Ratio N/A Market Cap $34.53 Billion Dividend Yield N/A Rev. per Employee $267,231 6463626110a11a12p1p2p3p 01/20/14 rarely made mention that its user base is more racially diverse than U.S. Internet users as a whole.
That’s quite a claim. And the newly minted public company plans to capitalize on those demographics to generate income.
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