The Buzz: Fiasco performance ends in ... fiasco
Lupe Fiasco's performance ended at a Sunday inauguration concert ended early.
January 21st, 2013
12:34 PM ET

The Buzz: Fiasco performance ends in ... fiasco

Twitter is still buzzing about rapper Lupe Fiasco’s removal from the stage during a Sunday inauguration concert in Washington.

Concert promoter @hypervocal released a statement saying Fiasco was asked to move on after a “bizarrely repetitive performance that left the crowd vocally dissatisfied.”

Fans are saying anti-Obama rhetoric contained in a song he was performing prompted his removal. We may never know for sure why Fiasco got the hook - but the lyrics to his "Words I Never Said," as posted by Reddit, might provide a clue (contains strong language).

Self-described hip-hop historian and journalist @mrdaveyd blogged about the incident, but admits he wasn’t there.

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The Buzz: When Lance Armstrong and Manti Te'o collide
January 17th, 2013
10:03 AM ET

The Buzz: When Lance Armstrong and Manti Te'o collide

What will your co-workers be talking about this morning? Here's a roundup of some of this morning's big social conversations.

Just hours before Lance Armstrong's interview with Oprah is scheduled to air, the International Olympics Committee has asked Armstrong to return the bronze medal he won at the 2000 Olympic Games. Lance has not publicly tweeted since January 8 and so far has not issued a response. But that isn't keeping everyone from talking about him.

And speaking of sports stars and possible untruths...

Even if you're not a college football fan, there are many things to consider about the Manti Te'o hoax. In short, the Notre Dame football star claims he was the victim of an elaborate online hoax in which a woman he formed an emotional attachment to turned out not to exist. But there is speculation he was in on it and may have used it to increase his brand value.

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The Buzz: Your morning cup of social
"Unfollow Lance" will allow users to share their frustration with Lance Armstrong by publicly unfollowing him on Twitter.
January 16th, 2013
09:51 AM ET

The Buzz: Your morning cup of social

Each day we're going to try to highlight the conversations bubbling across your social circles. As we find stories that are trending, issues that are being hotly debated, and interesting tidbits that are spreading like wildfires on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit or other social media, we want to tell you about them.

So, what will your co-workers be talking about this morning? Here's a roundup of some of this morning's big social conversations.

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