Daily Buzz 2.9.12

    Beyoncé announces talent search

    With a new baby to care for, Beyoncé needs your help in the studio! The diva has just announced her "End of Time" remix contest, for which she’s asking fans to submit their reworked versions of her song.

    Interested parties should submit their entries to BeyonceOnline.com. Listeners can vote on which version they like best via SoundCloud, an audio sharing site.

    The remix that comes out on top will earn the winner $4,000 and inclusion on one of Bey’s future releases. It’s not clear which track that will be, but "End of Time" is the likely choice.

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    Alicia Keys added to Grammy roster

    Alicia Keys is slated to take the stage this year for the Grammy Awards, where she’ll pay homage to a recently deceased legend.

    It’s been announced that the "Karma" singer will do a tribute to Etta James, but she’ll be sharing the stage with country singer Bonnie Raitt.

    See which songs they perform when 54th Grammys air February 12 on CBS.

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    Michelle Obama challenges Jimmy Fallon

    Michelle Obama is willing to go the extra mile to get kids off the couch with her Let’s Move! campaign. When she said she was willing to "make a fool" of herself to get young people in motion, Jimmy Fallon took her up on that offer.

    The late-night TV host went to the White House to challenge the FLOTUS in a handful of events to determine who was more in shape. Michelle stomped Jimmy in push-ups and dodge ball, but Jimmy edged her out in the tug-of-war and hula hoops.

    In the end, it all came down to a potato sack race. Find out who won in the video below. Watch out for an appearance from the Obama family dog, Bo.

    Win or lose, Jimmy said he still had a phenomenal time facing off with the first lady. “Michelle Obama is the coolest," he said.
     

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    CNN suspends Roland Martin over tweet

    Roland Martin has learned the lesson that your online behavior can affect your career.

    CNN suspended one of its most recognizable contributors for comments he posted to Twitter during Super Bowl XLVI. One message in particular raised the ire of GLAAD.

    The offending tweet read: "If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham’s H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him! #superbowl."

    Although GLAAD demanded that CNN fire Roland, the network has only suspended him at this time. The news outlet also issued an apology.

    "Roland Martin’s tweets were regrettable and offensive," CNN stated. "Language that demeans is inconsistent with the values and culture of our organization, and is not tolerated. We have been giving careful consideration to this matter, and Roland will not be appearing on our air for the time being."

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    Sherri Shepherd gets emotional about abortion law

    Whether or not to get an abortion is not a decision to be taken lightly—even talking about it makes Sherri Shepherd emotional.

    When the ladies of "The View" discussed a Texas law that requires women to have a sonogram before terminating a pregnancy, no one had quite the same perspective on the matter as Sherri.

    While Elisabeth Hasselbeck endorsed the law, Barbara Walters and  Joy Behar denounced it as "totalitarian" and "heartbreaking."

    It was Sherri, though, that really broke down the lasting ramifications of such a measure that could potentially endanger many children.

    “We stop at the picket signs and we don’t help you past that!” she said. “I’m speaking as a girl who had a lot of abortions and I swear to God, if they had shown me a picture of the fetus I probably wouldn’t have [had them]."

    She continued,"But I would have put my child in a lot of situations that wouldn’t have been good because I didn’t have the mental capacity to deal with having a child…it was a hard thing.”
     

     

     

     

    —Sonya Eskridge

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