Since Brian Williams admitted to lying about being on a helicopter that took fire in Iraq, many have wondered if he's lied about anything else.
Currently in question is Williams' depiction of seeing a dead body float by in New Orleans' French Quarter during Hurricane Katrina — an area that did not actually experience flooding.
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Williams' claim that he got dysentery from accidentally ingesting floodwater during his Peabody Award-winning coverage of the storm is also under review.
The Iraq lie alone has led many to ask how long he'll remain as the anchor on NBC Nightly News.
According to NBC sources, one of the people looking for Williams to resign is his predecessor Tom Brokaw! A source said:
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Hurricane Sandy is already one of the Twitter-era's most destructive American tragedies.
During galvanizing catastrophes like Hurricane Katrina and the September 11th attacks, the United States relied on cable news reporting and tommorrow's newspaper for coverage those calamitous events. The world is a different place now.
Millions and millions of people continue to be affected by Hurricane Sandy, but, for the first time, the internet allows their voices to be heard and their hardships to be viewed immediately.
We scoured the web for some of the most compelling images we've seen thus far of the unbelievable events, take a look at what we found (below).
[Image via Twitter.]
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Samuel L. Jackson is tired of all these motherf*ckin' hurricanes not hitting this motherf*ckin' Republican National Convention!
LOLz! Sorry, we couldn't help ourselves.
The actor, who has a famous flare for cursing, caused some controversy on Twitter this past Monday when he tweeted:
Not exactly the nicest thing to say because it almost sounds like the Avengers star wanted harm to come to those members of the GOP gathered at the RNC.
To Jackson's credit, however, it didn't take long for him to apologize for the "bullsh*t tweet" by saying:
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What an inspiration!
Ellen DeGeneres made the trek to her hometown of New Orleans to visit the rebuilding process of the Lower 9th Ward.
And she had an uhMAZing tour guide in the form of Brad Pitt!!!
The two celebs toured the streets and the 9th ward looks absolutely FABulous!!!! Brad was very sincere and knew the names of the residents and their life stories.
Check out the video (above) to see how far the builders and people of Nawlins have come.
There's still a looong way to go, but Nawlins is on the right track!
Tags: 9th ward, brad pitt, charity, ellen degeneres, homes, hurricane katrina, inspiration, louisiana, new orleans, rebuidling
Just another reason why this man is so hunky!
Brad Pitt's charity, Make It Right, helps rebuilds houses in New Orleans after all the devastation that bitch Katrina caused.
To check in on the progress, Brad visited a home in the Lower Ninth Ward and met a wonderful family who was super happy to see him.
Yep. It's official. This man is a god.
[Image via GSI Media.]
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A well-deserved honor!
We've just learned that Usher is getting honored by the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis on November 12th.
He'll be presented with the museum's Philanthropy Freedom Award, for the work that's been done by his New Look Foundation, which has "raised financial resources for Hurricane Katrina victims and issued a 'call to action' for Haiti relief in 2010."
Other Freedom Award winners who will be honored alongside Usher include Dr. Bill Frist, actress Cicely Tyson, and former NBA player Bill Russell.
Congratulations, Usher! And thanks for being a positive influence on the world!
[Image via WENN.]
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Yay! This is so amazing!
In an effort to help re-stock the New Orleans' Recovery School Disctrict, Better World Books and teen non-profit DoSomething.org joined together with rapper Ludacris to collect 250,000 books!
Even cooler is that 105,000 young people all over the country took part in the 8-weight Epic Book Drive by running book drives in their own communities to contribute to the cause.
Ludacris was proud to see so many young people pitching in to help out, saying:
“I'm proud to be a part of the Epic Book Drive and to see that over 100,000 young people participated. By collecting such a huge number of books for those in need, teens around the country showed they haven't forgotten about New Orleans and the Recovery School District.”
Check out the video above to find out how thousands of teenagers around the country were able to help out thousands of students in the school districts in New Orleans still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
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