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An ABC's news special report on Travis Scott's disastrous Astroworld Festival was quickly removed from Hulu following public backlash.

Much of the criticism was due to the mistaken belief that the ABC news special was a documentary.

The 50-minute special, titled "Astroworld: Concert from Hell," was billed as a "minute-by-minute look," according to Complex.com.

"Travis Scott's Astroworld Festival was supposed to be the concert of a lifetime. But it turned into a tragic nightmare. A minute-by-minute look at what happened in the crowd, the young victims who were killed, and what happens next."

10 fans lost their lives during a crowd surge and stampede on day one of the music festival at NRG Park in Houston on Nov. 5.

Furious Twitter users lashed out at ABC News on Wednesday.

"They couldn’t wait to make that Travis Scott Astroworld documentary. It was literally 27 days before Hulu and ABC released a documentary," one Twitter user wrote.

Others corrected those who mistook the news special for a documentary.

One Twitter user wrote:

"I wish y'all would stop saying Hulu made a doc on astroworld when it's just ABC news doing their job... reporting the news."

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Legendary Hip-Hop Artist Yolanda "Yo-Yo" Whitaker appears on ABC News Special "The Real Queens of Hip-Hop: The Women Who Changed the Game."

ABC News has announced a new special, The Real Queens of Hip-Hop: The Women Who Changed the Game, which takes an intimate look at the evolution and impact of women emcees and rappers.

This brand new special from ABC News features an all-female interview lineup including Yo-Yo, Monie Love, MC Lyte, Da Brat, Roxanne Shanté, Eve Cooper, and more.

The ABC News Special is narrated by Cheryl "Salt" James of the legendary hip-hop duo Salt-N-Pepa.

Yo-Yo is a Grammy-nominated hip hop entertainer, actress, educator, and philanthropist. The cast member of VH1's popular "Love & Hip Hop Hollywood" series is affectionately known as Auntie Yo-Yo.

The founder of the Intelligent Black Woman's Coalition (IBWC) is best known for her hit single "You Can't Play with My Yo-Yo", off her debut album, Make Way for the Motherlode (1991).

She is also known for her recurring role as Sheneneh Jenkins' rapping bestie, Keylolo, on the '90s sitcom Martin.

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Yo-Yo first appeared on the track "It's a Man's World" off Ice Cube's 1990 debut studio album AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted.

Yo-Yo, 50, is a proud grandmother and mother of two beautiful, intelligent daughters, Tiffany and Sanai.

The Real Queens of Hip-Hop: The Women Who Changed the Game airs on Monday, October 18, at 10/9c on ABC and can be viewed the next day On Demand and on Hulu.

Watch the trailer below.
 

 

Kim Kardashian and Bruce Jenner

Bruce Jenner gave viewers a glimpse into the dark recesses of his mind during his much-hyped interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC's 20/20 on Friday.

"Yes, for all intents and purposes, I'm a woman," Jenner told Sawyer. He added, "I consider myself a woman.. my brain is much more female than it is male."

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Devon Still

The Cincinnati Bengals re-signed defensive tackle Devon Still to their practice squad after cutting him from the team last weekend.

But re-signing Still wasn't a football decision. Still needed help to pay for his 4-year-old daughter Leah's cancer treatment. Leah was diagnosed with stage 4 pediatric cancer in June. "I just broke down in tears and I couldn't stop crying," said Still in an interview with ABC News. "It was like my whole world turned upside down."

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Juror B-29 broke her silence 2 weeks after she and 5 other jurors acquitted George Zimmerman of killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

In an exclusive interview with ABC News anchor Robin Roberts, juror B-29 said Zimmerman "got away with murder," and she apologized to the Martin family for voting to acquit him. Maddy was the only person of color on the all-female jury.

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Was Diane Sawyer Drunk

It seems that ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer got her drink on early in celebration of President Obama's narrow win over Mitt Romney last night.

The usually stoic, straight-laced Sawyer spoke slowly, slurred her words, and appeared to swoon in euphoria under the hot studio lights. In other words, Sawyer was feeling no pain!

Sawyer's Twitter followers were relentless in their tweets on her tipsy condition.

"OK," she said at one point around 10 p.m. ET, "I wanna -- can we have our music, because this is another big one here? Minnesota, we're ready to project Minnesota, rrright now. ... Well, tonight we know that President Barack has won Minnesota," she said.

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An off-the-record comment by Barack Obama calling Kanye West a "jackass" was tweeted by an ABC reporter, who quickly deleted the tweet from ABC New's Twitter account. But the tweet was retweeted by hundreds of thousands of followers, prompting an ABC spokesman to release a statement.

From Michael Calderones' blog at Politico.com:

ABC News reporter Terry Moran caused quite a commotion tonight on Twitter following after writing: "Pres. Obama just called Kanye West a "jackass" for his outburst at VMAs when Taylor Swift won. Now THAT'S presidential."

Although it wasn't long before Moran removed it, with over a million followers, the tweet quickly bounced around Twitter through various users.

Now, an ABC spokesperson explains to POLITICO what happened:

In the process of reporting on remarks by President Obama that were made during a CNBC interview, ABC News employees prematurely tweeted a portion of those remarks that turned out to be from an off-the-record portion of the interview. This was done before our editorial process had been completed. That was wrong. We apologize to the White House and CNBC and are taking steps to ensure that it will not happen again.

Obama gets props for verbally expressing what many of us are thinking about that attention whore, Kanye.