BET NEWS On CENTRIC: 7/5/2012Published by Blair Bedford on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 8:53 am.
1. Box Office: Ted, Magic Mike Edge Out Madea
It was raining men — and teddy bears — at this weekend’s box office. And the numbers surprised even the most optimistic observers.
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane’s first feature film venture Ted smashed records with a $54.1 million take and the No. 1 crown: the best performance in history for an R-rated comedy. The Mark Wahlberg starrer (his co-star is a human-like teddy bear) easily beat the other new entries this weekend, Magic Mike and Madea’s Witness Protection. [MORE]
2. 7 Simple Rules For Your Best Body
Guess what? You do NOT have to overhaul your life to work off mega calories!
Instead, here seven simple rules for squeezing the most out of your everyday routine to finally get your body to look the way you want it to. [MORE]
3. Allen West Says Obama Wants Americans to be Slaves
If Congress were the Olympics and had a category for incendiary comments, Rep. Allen West would be a gold medalist. Since his arrival on Capitol Hill almost two years ago, he has made it a sport to speak his mind, and those who feel offended be damned. His most recent target is President Obama, whom he accused of wanting to enslave Americans, WPTV reports. [MORE]
4. Congo’s Hip Hop Scene Soothes Scars of War
Photographer Agata Pietron captured the birth of North Kivu’s burgeoning hip hop community and found that the spirit of hip hop bridges all divides. [MORE]