Georgia Parties Like It’s 1949… And Other News.

Georgia Prom

Georgia parties like it’s 1949! But not for long: A group of high school students from Wilcox County High School in Georgia are taking a stand against their school’s tradition of holding racially-segregated proms. The group plans to organize the first-ever integrated prom in the school’s history. But not everyone is happy about this newfound integration: “I actually put up posters for the integrated prom and we’ve had people ripping them down at the school,” one of the organizers of the integrated prom, told local news station. Ok, scratch that. Georgia parties likes it’s 1849! Huffington Post

Coach RiceIt pays to beat. Fired Rutgers coach Mike Rice is set to receive a $100,000 bonus from the university for the 2012–13 basketball season. Had Rice been fired when the administration saw footage of him abusing his players in November, he wouldn’t be collecting his compensation. Instead, Rice was fired yesterday after ESPN aired the now viral video of him hurling basketballs and homophobic slurs like “f*cking f*ggot” and “f*cking fairy” at his players. Sounds like an a**hole. And who better to defend an a**hole than Sean Hannity! The Fox News host defended the coach saying “My father hit me with a belt, I turned out okay!” If you say so… ABC News

Kin Jong-wantedKim Jong-un has been acting like a total jerk lately so the “hacktivist” group Anonymous decided to do what they do best: hack. North Korea’s official Twitter and Flickr accounts have both been hacked, posting a series of unflattering tweets and photos of the 30-year-old dictator. They also posted a fake Wanted poster depicting Kim Jong-un with pig ears and a snout and offering a $1 million reward. Only $1 million? Even Kony gets $5 million! PC Mag

Lululemon PantsIt’s a pants scandal! After the whole yoga slut pants debacle, the company has announced that its Chief Product Officer will leave. Lululemon also said it had beefed up factory oversight, and is using “newly implemented rigorous testing and quality processes” on the type of fabric that was used in the super sheer pants which were recalled after numerous customer complaints. Fun Fact/Rumour: Former CEO Chip Wilson came up with the name Lululemon because he thought it would be funny to hear Japanese people say it. CNBC

AxeWhat do you do if your wife leaves you? Run around with an axe, of course! An Indian man has gone on an axe rampage in a village in central India, killing four women and five girls. The 35-year-old killer apparently became “mentally disturbed” after his wife left him. I wonder why she left… BBC News

Siskel and EbertEbert and Siskel reunite. In heaven. American film critic Roger Ebert, best known for his thumbs up thumbs down approach, has died at age 70 after a long battle with cancer. Ebert was first diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2002 and lost his jaw and the ability to speak. But that didn’t stop him from reviewing movies – he continued writing up until his death. Chicago Sun Times

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi attends the monthly news conference in FrankfurtThe European Central Banks states the obvious: the first Cyprus plan was “not smart”. No kidding.  EBC president Mario Draghi admitted that the proposal to tax small savers to finance the bailout was a bad idea. Under the new bailout plan, Cypriots with savings under 100,000 euros would be exempt from the tax but those over the threshold will lose some of their savings. BBC News

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