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Three adults have been arrested and charged with whipping an 11-year-old boy and posting a video of the vicious beating on Facebook.

The boy's mother, Demitria Latrion Powell, 28, his godmother, Uteas Michelle Taylor, 42, and Stefon Tirrell Felton, the godmother’s 40-year-old boyfriend, were charged Tuesday with third degree child abuse, conspiracy to commit child abuse, and child abuse committed in the presence of another child, CBS Detroit reports.

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James Franco

35-year-old "Child of God" actor James Franco made headlines yesterday for trying to pick up an 18-year-old girl on Instagram. Scottish tourist Lucy Clode met the star while he signed autographs outside a theater. Franco contacted her on Instagram when she tagged him in a photo of herself posing near the actor. Clode later posted screen caps of Franco's urgent IG messages on Imgur.com after the actor contacted her on IG and invited her to his hotel room for an intimate rendezvous.

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Kandi Burruss Tiny Harris

Former Xscape lead singer Tameka "Tiny" Harris revealed her real hair in New York today. Tiny grew tired of wearing cumbersome hair weave tracks and hair extensions. So she asked her stylist to cut and style her own healthy hair that grows from her scalp. Tiny has a beautiful head of hair, as evidenced by these photos she posted on her social media accounts.

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Beyonce updates her Tumblr

Reception hall singer Beyonce must be bored with her life. The Burlesque dancer updated her Tumblr and Instagram pages with new photos today and yesterday. The photos show Beyonce and her and husband Jay Z bike riding with their daughter Blue Ivy and a horde of bodyguards in Amsterdam a few days ago. The narcissist also posted photos of cupcakes she commissioned with icing in the shape of her own lips. Who does that?

In celebration of its 8th birthday, Twitter has launched a new tool to help users see their very first Tweets. The tool also allows users to see the very first Tweets of their favorite celebrities by typing their name after the hash, like this https://discover.twitter.com/first-tweet#sandrarose

Here's my very first tweet on the social media platform in 2009:

After the break are some of the very first Tweets of celebrities and other notables.

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A star-studded Selfie Tweeted on Sunday by Oscar Awards host Ellen Degeneres broke a Twitter record that was previously held by U.S. President Barack Obama.

"We just crashed and broke Twitter. We have made history," announced Degeneres after her Tweet was retweeted over one million times by Twitter users during the Oscar Awards telecast Sunday night.

Included in the All-Star Selfie were Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper (who actually snapped the Selfie), Kevin Spacey, Lupita Nyong'o and her bespectacled brother, and Angelina Jolie, among others.

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Mr Papers

Lil Kim's alleged baby daddy, Mr. Papers, revealed himself on his Instagram.com page today by posting a message that read: "I heard everybody looking for me????" Papers is an independent record label owner who rolls with established rappers such as Rocko Da Don and Lil Scrappy. His "wife" Lil' Kim revealed her baby bump at a NY Fashion Week event last night. Kim, who looks to be 6 months pregnant, stated she was "a few months along," which means she's either lying or she really doesn't know how far along she is.

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Transgender model Carmen Carrera shows off her legs as she leaves the Betsey Johnson show for New York Fashion Week Transgender activist and author Janet Mock spotted in NYC's Greenwich Village

Gender confused individuals such as transgender model Carmen Carrera, left, and transgender activist Janet Mock now have 50 new gender options to choose from on Facebook.com.

Facebook.com is adding 50 new options for users who self-identity as something other than what they were born as. Options include the usual pronouns: him, her, or them. Then there are the 50 tangential choices, such as androgynous, bi-gender, intersex, gender fluid or transsexual.

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TI Harris

Rap tycoon T.I. Harris has had just about enough of his wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, showcasing her God-given assets on social media. After all, Tiny is a married woman with small children at home.

As a man, T.I. was absolutely right to correct his wife when she got a little too showy in public. T.I. and Tiny are reportedly working on their marriage, which has been strained nearly to the breaking point over the past year.

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Shakira and Rihanna

A Colombian Councilman has denounced Colombia's national treasure Shakira for helping Bajan singer Rihanna to -- in his words -- "promote lesbianism" in Shakira's new music video.

Marco Fidel Ramirez, a conservative Christian politician from Bogota, tweeted that Shakira's music video for "Can't Remember to Forget You" was "simply disgusting" and an "unabashed glorification of lesbianism."

In the music video, Shakira and Rihanna wear skimpy bathing suits and caress each other passionately.

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