The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Tuesday January 30)

January 30, 2018

As custom, here are links to the biggest stories on the internet today.

Hillary Clinton, Cher, Snoop and others read ‘Fire and Fury’ excerpts at 2018 Grammys

The former presidential candidate, along with Cher, Snoop Dogg, Cardi B, John Legend and DJ Khaled were among those who read excerpts from Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” the hit book about Trump’s first year in the White House.

Bruno Mars wins big at Grammys

Bruno Mars took home album of the year for “24K Magic,” record of the year for the single of the same title and song of the year for “That’s What I Like.” It was a night of surprises, politics and performances.

Trump hits Jay-Z on black employment following CNN interview

“Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!” Trump tweeted Sunday morning. The latest unemployment rate for African-Americans is 6.8%, while the rate is 3.7% percent for white people.

Silvio Berlusconi makes his comeback

The media magnate and former prime minister — arguably the godfather of modern populism, having launched his Forza Italia party 24 years ago — is now positioning himself as an anti-populist bulwark. Ever the consummate deal maker, he has brokered a right-wing alliance for the elections with the neo-fascist Brothers of Italy party and the anti-European Union, anti-immigrant Northern League.

Asia’s strongmen follow Trump’s lead on fake news

And, of course, “fake news.” These are some of the terms leaders across Southeast Asia are using to discredit journalists and media outlets — and the rhetoric is morphing into action, with arrests of journalists and the shuttering of news sites across the region.

Seven survivors of missing ferry rescued after days adrift in Pacific

The seven were spotted by a New Zealand air force Orion patrol plane as they floated in the open sea about 300 kilometers (186 miles) southeast of Nauru island, said Sandra Ford, spokeswoman of the New Zealand Rescue Coordination Center. The plane directed a nearby fishing vessel to pick up the survivors, she said.

Brits Plan Massive Protest For Trump’s Visit To London

British activists are already mobilizing a massive protest against Donald Trump ‘s upcoming visit to London. British Prime Minister Theresa May invited Trump to London last week after a 15-minute meeting during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, The Guardian reported.

Nikki Haley Trashes Hillary Clinton’s Surprise Grammy Appearance

Hillary Clinton’s surprise appearance on the Grammy Awards reading a line from Michael Wolff’s book, Fire & Fury: Inside the Trump White House, drew plenty of laughs from the audience and online. But at least one member of President Donald Trump ‘s administration panned it. Nikki Haley, U.S.

‘Does It Show U.S. Soldiers?’ A Fitness App Has Accidentally Made Military Bases Visible To Anyone

A heat map published on the Internet by fitness tracking company Strava may have been inadvertently giving away sensitive secrets. An Australian student used the service to reveal the locations and activities of soldiers at U.S. military bases.

Diddy Looks Back on Hip-Hop’s Rise In Tweet Celebrating The Genre

The diversity of Grammy nominees this year has Sean “Diddy” Combs reminiscing about how far hip-hop has come. In a tweet Sunday night, the rapper and entertainment mogul hailed the award show for having its most diverse list of nominees yet, with hip-hop well-represented.

All The Best Looks From The 2018 Grammy Awards Red Carpet

The stars wore their best and boldest looks on the red carpet at the 2018 Grammy Awards on Sunday night. The show, held at Madison Square Garden in New York City this year, is a time for celebrities and their stylists to trade formal looks for fun ones, unlike some other big-name award ceremonies.

Bruno Mars grabs all the Grammys

Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar stole the show, and most of the awards, at the 2018 Grammys. Mars provided the night’s big upset, taking the album of the year trophy that most critics assumed would go to Lamar’s rap tour de force, Damn.

Cambodia charges group for ‘making porn’

Prosecutors in Cambodia have charged 10 foreigners, including five Britons, with producing pornographic images after raiding a villa in Siem Reap. They were arrested on Thursday after images emerged of people apparently imitating sexual positions at a party in the north-western town. If convicted, they face up to a year in prison.

‘Vegans call me murderer and rapist’

Veganism has been described as the fastest growing lifestyle movement. For some concern about animal welfare leads them to actively campaign against all forms of the meat industry. But are some of those activists taking it too far? “When you’re being called murderers and rapists, that is overstepping the mark, for fairly obvious reasons,” says Alison Waugh, a trainee farmer in Northumberland.

New York investigates ‘follower factory’

New York’s chief prosecutor says the state is opening an investigation into a firm that allegedly sold millions of fake followers to social media users. “Impersonation and deception are illegal under New York law,” said Eric Schneiderman. The company, Devumi, stands accused of stealing real people’s identities, which it denies, according to the New York Times.

Blue Ivy just became the only human alive who’s ever told her parents to chill

If you’re going to take Blue Ivy to an awards show PLEASE, for the love of Lemonade don’t embarrass her. At the 60th Annual Grammy Awards Blue’s parents, Jay-Z and Beyoncé, forgot this very important rule and had the audacity to clap during Camila Cabello’s touching speech about Dreamers.

The next generation of broadband 5G network could be nationalized under Trump

The newest, fastest mobile network to replace the current 4G network in the next few years might get a government takeover. Axios obtained what appears to be a National Security Council PowerPoint presentation shown to the Trump administration. It lays out a plan to put the government in charge of building – and paying for – a nationwide broadband network.

The Rock finally lived out his childhood piano-playing dreams

With hard work and determination, childhood dreams do come true – just ask The Rock. No, we’re not talking about The Rock growing up to be a professional wrestler, actor, or producer. We’re talking about him finally learning how to play my favorite ragtime song, “The Entertainer,” on the piano.

Carrie Fisher just won her first-ever Grammy

Carrie Fisher may be gone, but her impact is still being felt. The late space princess won a posthumous award at the Grammys on Sunday, getting the nod for the Best Spoken Word Album award for the recording of her memoir, The Princess Diarist.

Dave Chappelle kept ‘interrupting’ Kendrick Lamar’s incredible Grammy performance — and it was perfect

We all know there’s such a thing as bad interruptions during live award shows, but Dave Chappelle showed us all how it’s done on Sunday night during the 2018 Grammy Awards.

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