A & E Briefs – April 5, 2011

Elika Roohi / Sun Star Reporter
April 5, 2011

Missing cobra tweets her whereabouts

An Egyptian cobra at the Bronx Zoo went missing, but was found recently.  Those curious about the snake’s adventures can follow “BronxZoosCobra” or #snakeonthetown on Twitter. The cobra currently has over 100,000 followers, and is rapidly gaining more.  The snake seemed to enjoy her time in New York City. “On top of the Empire State Building!” it tweeted. “All the people look like mice down there.  Delicious little mice.”

The Seattle Times

Rebecca Black didn’t write “Friday”

The lyrics to the song “Friday” by 13-year-old Rebecca Black, that garnered the young girl so many negative remarks, including death threats, weren’t actually written by her. Black’s family paid Ark Music Factory $2,000 for a package including the song and the music video. Ark gave Black an option of a couple songs, and she picked “Friday” because she said it seemed the closest to her personality.  The other songs were about being in love, something Black said she had not experienced yet.

Star Tribune

A musical about Mormons

Remember that “South Park” episode that made fun of Mormons?  Well, the “South Park” creators have decided to write a musical about Mormons.  The musical will be called “The Book of Mormon,” and will be the pair’s debut on Broadway.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is neither endorsing nor condemning the show.


Lil Wayne and Paris Hilton bond over jail time

In a duo Q&A with “Interview Magazine,” Paris Hilton and Lil Wayne bonded over the time they’d both spent in jail.  “It was OK, because it just meant that I was alone with my thoughts,” Wayne said. He spent eight months in jail for a gun possession charge. “I had to do 24 nights in solitary,” Hilton said. “I know how it is.” Both celebrities were happy to get out, no matter how introspective they found the experience.  Wayne told Hilton that he couldn’t describe the feeling he had when he got out.  “I know how you feel,” Hilton replied.  “It’s the best feeling in the world when you come out.” The pair decided to collaborate on Hilton’s upcoming album.


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