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Published: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 23:01
c The Heisman trophy runner up (and BC rival) has denounced speculation he was involved in the ruse, stating that he “wasn’t faking it” and had sustained a relationship with whom he believed to be a 22-year-old Stanford University student, who died of leukemia within hours of Te’o’s grandmother last September.
2. The Inaugural Blitz
Performances at the President of the United States Barack Obama’s second inauguration included Beyonce, Katy Perry, and Kelly Clarkson. Michelle Obama made a statement, wearing a Thom Browne dress to the inaugural parade and a Jason Wu gown that evening. However, rapper Lupe Fiasco left a poor impression—he was escorted off-stage for allegedly performing an anti-war song directed at Obama.
3. It's Blackberry Season
Just when it appeared that BlackBerries were being phased out, the smartphone is reportedly getting a new look to rival that of the iPhone 5. Mobile platform developer RIM is set to announce the release of the BlackBerry 10, which will feature a 4.2 inch touchscreen display as well as Siri-like voice control functionality. The news follows Apple’s predicted launch of at least three iPhones in 2013, including the iPhone 5S and 4.8 inch iPhone Math.
4. The Sundance Kids
This time of year, snowy slopes can only mean one thing: 2013’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Buzz-worthy projects include Joseph Gordon-Levitt writing, directing, and starring in Don Jon’s Addiction, Matthew McConaughey starring in Mud, and Daniel Radcliffe portraying poet Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings. For those eager to learn about these films but are not among the fortunate who scored tickets to this event, fear not: many of the projects, like director Alison Elwood’s History of the Eagles, were picked up by HBO and other premium cable channels.
Justin Bieber has claimed the title of the most popular person on Twitter, narrowly beating former frontrunner Lady Gaga with a total of 33,333,397 followers at the date of print. Bieber raised eyebrows recently for posting a racy photo on his Instagram feed, which generated over 86,000 likes before it was taken down. Pop singer Katy Perry takes third place for most popular Twitter Queen with 31.5 million followers, while President Barack Obama rounds out the ranks by taking fifth place with 26 million followers.