Monday Roundup: Michael Sam, Eminem, Donald Sterling, Mono Mono twins

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Monday Roundup from Real Life STL: Michael Sam, Epic Selfie, Nieghbors, Eminem

Monday Roundup from Real Life STL: Michael Sam, Epic Selfie, Nieghbors, Eminem

May 12, 2014

Michael Sam gets drafted by the St. Louis Rams

Michael sam kissing boyfriend Vito Cammisano
Credit: ESPN

On Saturday night, the St. Louis Rams and Michael Sam made history when the team selected him with the 249th pick overall in the NFL draft. He becomes the first openly gay player drafted into the league. As a 7th round pick, Sam faces an uphill battle to make Jeff Fisher’s squad. Sam celebrated with his family and boyfriend, former Missouri swimmer Vito Cammisano. A picture of the pair kissing was the iconic photo of the evening. Don Jones of the Miami Dolphins has already been fined for a tweet he posted about Sam getting drafted.

Marshall Henderson, the former Ole Miss Runnin’ Rebel, had an interesting tweet this morning about the topic and then went on to reveal in a series of tweets it was all an experiment.


Eminem apologizes to his mother in new song

For really all of his career up until yesterday, rapper Eminem has been a vocal critic of his parents and mostly his mother. He chose yesterday, Mother’s Day, to released the video for “Headlights”. The video was directed by Spike Lee.


Neighbors tops $50 million in opening weekend

Seth Rogen and Zac Efron scored one of the biggest debuts ever for an R-rated comedy with an estimated $51.1 million over the weekend for Neighbors. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from 59.4% from its opening weekend to take second place with $37.2 million. It has now made $148 million domestically and over $400 million overseas. The Other Woman has been a box office success with $9.3 million in receipts in its third weekend and almost $62 million overall versus a $40 budget. Heaven is for Real took in an additional $7 million in its fourth weekend. It’s been a massive success with over $75 million in receipts on a $12 million budget. Captain America: The Winter Soldier rounded out the top five with $5.6 million. We’ll have a deeper look at the numbers on Thursday in our Weekend Movie Guide.

Donald Sterling asks for forgiveness; Shelly speaks to Barbara Walters

The Donald Sterling fiasco is just getting nuttier. Estranged wife Shelly Sterling told Barbara Walters and ABC News that she will fight to keep her share of the team and has been “trying” to divorce Donald for 20 years. Apparently her attorney and financial advisor are keeping her from doing that. Don’t buy too much into whatever Mrs. Sterling says. She has quite the history herself of racist statements. Donald talked to CNN and suggested that this is his first “mistake” in 35 years and he is not racist. I guess all of the other things he has had to settle in court don’t count. Sterling also talked about how he doesn’t think Magic Johnson is a good role model for the children of Los Angeles.

Jordan Belfort walks out on Australian television interview

The crazy SOB made infamous in The Wolf of Wall Street was in Australia to give a lecture about business ethics to real estate agents. He apparently didn’t like the direction the questions from Liz Hayes were going.


“Mono Mono” twins born in Ohio

Monoamniotic twins share a amniotic sac and placenta during the pregnancy. It’s said only 1% of all births are like this. The Akron, Ohio mother had been on bed rest for nearly two months. The twin girls, Jenna and Jillian, were born holding hands. They join older brother Jaxon, 1, in the family.

TILT viewing room opens in Chicago

The attraction is on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Tower in downtown Chicago. It holds 8 people and slowly tilts forward to give tourists and truly unique view of the city.


Modern Family covering marriage costs in New York City today

To promote the upcoming two-part series finale, ABC sent some cast members to Good Morning America today to announce that the show is covering all marriage license fees and City Hall wedding costs for couples getting married today.

Boko Harem leaders offer to release Nigerian girls in exchange for release of rebel prisoners

The militant group released a video recently making the claim and saying that the kidnapped Nigerian girls have been converted to Islam. The girls appear largely healthy and unharmed in the video. The United States has sent a team to Nigeria to help find the girls.

Solange Knowles attacks Jay Z

TMZ has obtained security camera footage that shows Beyonce’s sister, Solange Knowles, attacking Jay Z after the Met Gala.

Hunter Hayes performs 10 shows in 10 different cities in 24 hours

Country singer Hunter Hayes started the trek in New York City Friday morning on Good Morning America. On Saturday morning in Philadelphia he was awarded a certificate from Guinness World Records officially declaring in the new world record holder for most shows played in different cities in the span of 24 hours. Each show had to be at least 31 miles apart, be attended by 300 or more people and last at least 15 minutes in order to qualify. Hayes partnered with ConAgra Foods for the event to raise money in the name of ending child hunger.

Around the World in 360° Degrees – 3 Year Epic Selfie

Here’s the story. Alex Chacón traveled through 36 countries in 600 days and took a whole bunch of selfies. He basically dropped the mic and the selfie-craze can officially be declared done.

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