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'Opie and Anthony' host goes on racist Twitter rant

SiriusXM DJ Anthony Cumia, host of Opie and Anthony, is making headlines for reasons completely unrelated to his work. On July 2, the radio personality took to Twitter to explain an experience he’d had in Times Square, claiming that a woman came up to him and punched him for trying to take a picture.

According to Cumia, the African-American woman did not want to have her picture taken and proceeded to attack him. Cumia called the woman a “c—” and said “I hope she gets shot,” sparking an immediate reaction from followers, many of whom called Cumia a racist.

From there, Cumia continued to tweet about the incident, even posting pictures of his attacker. And today, he’s still replying to messages about the situation. Check out some of Cumia’s NSFW tweets below: READ FULL STORY

Ke$ha tweets good news about leaving treatment facility

Good news alert!

Ke$ha has left the treatment facility she entered in early January because of an eating disorder. The 27-year-old singer tweeted the news Friday. READ FULL STORY

Chelsea Handler's Oscar tweets draw accusations of racism

Comedian Chelsea Handler drew accusations of racism after she was invited to take over The Huffington Post’s Twitter account during Sunday night’s Oscars and repeatedly touted her upcoming book, Uganda Be Kidding Me, whenever 12 Years a Slave received an award.

In one, she tweeted, “Congratulations #12yearsaslave Go to Africa or buy #ugandabekiddingme http://amzn.to/1de1ka9 #aheadofthecurve #Oscars.”

People responded via Twitter with words like “disgraceful,” “offensive,” and “racist.”

Huffington Post senior executive director Perri Dorset said the site was upfront about the Twitter feed takeover and has invited celebrities to do so in the past, adding, “the views are theirs not ours.” READ FULL STORY

Jury sides with Courtney Love in trial over tweet

A jury says Courtney Love did not defame one of her former lawyers in a 2010 Twitter post.

Friday’s verdict comes after an eight-day trial that centered on Love’s statements against San Diego-based lawyer Rhonda Holmes. Love hired Holmes to pursue a case against the estate of her late husband, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. The case was never filed, and Holmes said Love fired her.

The singer’s tweet suggested that Holmes had been “bought off.”

Attorneys for Love maintained that the Hole singer meant for the post to be a private message and few people saw it.

Holmes’ lawyers sought $8 million in damages.

Love attended and testified at the trial but was not present when the verdict was read.

Spike Lee wants Zimmerman tweet lawsuit tossed out

Spike Lee is asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by a Florida couple who say the movie director mistakenly retweeted their address as the home of George Zimmerman.

Lee’s attorneys filed a motion Tuesday to dismiss the lawsuit brought by Elaine and David McClain. Lee’s attorneys argue the lawsuit should be dismissed since the couple reached a $10,000 settlement with Lee last year.

The McClains say Lee tweeted their address instead of the one that belonged to Zimmerman, who was acquitted last summer in Trayvon Martin’s shooting death.

The McClains say they received death threats and had to temporarily move out of their home. Lee’s attorneys say the couple is seeking $1.2 million.

Twitter boosts IPO price range

Twitter’s confidence appears to be increasing ahead of its initial public offering set for later this week.

The 7-year-old short messaging service on Monday boosted the price range for the IPO, saying that it now expects to price its shares at between $23 and $25 each. It previously planned to sell the shares for between $17 and $20 each.

At its new range, the IPO could raise more than $2 billion.

The increase doesn’t come as a big surprise. Many observers considered the previous pricing to be relatively conservative, given that Twitter is poised to pull off the year’s hottest IPO. And some predicted that rather than set its expectations too high; the company would likely raise its pricing in the days leading up to the IPO.

Twitter said in its regulatory filing that it still plans to sell 70 million shares. If all of those shares are sold, the offering’s underwriters can buy another 10.5 million shares.
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Twitter sets IPO per-share price range at $17-$20

Twitter has set a price range of $17 to $20 per share for its much-anticipated initial public offering and says it could raise as much as $1.6 billion in the process.

Twitter Inc. said in a regulatory filing Thursday that it is putting forth 70 million shares in the offering. If those are sold, the underwriters can buy another 10.5 million shares.

The San Francisco-based short-messaging service plans to list its stock under the ticker symbol “TWTR” on the New York Stock Exchange.

Twitter’s IPO will be much smaller than Facebook’s, which was marred by technical glitches on the Nasdaq stock exchange. Those problems likely led Twitter to the New York Stock Exchange. The company’s stock should begin trading within the next few weeks.

Twitter unseals IPO papers, hopes to raise $1B

Twitter has unsealed the documents for its planned initial public offering of stock and says it hopes to raise up to $1 billion.

The company is also revealing for the first time the amount of money it makes. Founded in 2006, Twitter has never turned a profit and has an uninterrupted history of losses totaling $419 million since its inception. But its revenue is growing.

Twitter disclosed three weeks ago that it filed confidential papers to start the IPO process.

On Thursday, San Francisco-based Twitter Inc. unsealed the papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission, giving potential investors and its user base a look inside its business. The company was taking advantage of federal legislation passed last year that allows companies with less than $1 billion in revenue in its last fiscal year to avoid submitting public IPO documents.
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Twitter tweets it'll go public

Twitter is going public. The short messaging service aptly tweeted on Thursday it has filed confidential documents for an initial public offering of stock.

But the documents are sealed, as Twitter is taking advantage of federal legislation passed last year that allows companies with less than $1 billion in revenue in its last fiscal year to avoid submitting public IPO documents.

San Francisco-based Twitter Inc. posted on its official Twitter account Thursday afternoon that it has “confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO.”

The confidentiality will likely help Twitter avoid the public hoopla that surrounded the initial public offerings of other high-profile social networking companies, including Facebook Inc., which went public in May 2012.

Twitter’s IPO has been long expected. The company has been ramping up its advertising products and working to boost ad revenue in preparation.
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NBC correspondents Jenna Wolfe and Stephanie Gosk welcome baby girl

NBC correspondents Jenna Wolfe and Stephanie Gosk have welcomed a baby girl named Harper Estelle Wolfeld Gosk, the couple announced on Twitter

She was born at 7:31 p.m. on Wed. Aug. 21, weighing seven pounds and 13 ounces. The couple announced the pregnancy on the Today show earlier in the year.

Wolfe is an anchor and correspondent on the Today show and Gosk is a foreign correspondent with NBC.

Wolfe took to Twitter to share the news just past midnight on Wednesday:
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