1. Brian Williams Raps ‘Baby Got Back’
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has done it again. On Monday night, the show released an eighth Brian Williams rap to Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” and it might be the best mashup yet. This latest video edit features backup vocals from NBC News’ anchors including Matt Lauer, Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb and Tom Brokaw. Enjoy.
2. Pablo Picasso’s Hidden Portrait
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Art experts believe they’ve found a portrait hiding under Pablo Picasso’s “The Blue Room” masterpiece. Using infrared technology, researchers found a bearded man wearing a jacket, bow tie and rings underneath the top layer of paint. Curator Susan Behrends Frank told the Associated Press it’s unsurprising that Picasso re-used his canvas because he “could not afford to acquire new canvasses every time he had an idea that he wanted to pursue.”
3. Ex-Con Saves Baby on Georgia Highway
An ex-con who spent a decade in prison is being called a hero for rescuing a baby crawling near a highway. Bryant Collins was driving down Highway 72 in Madison County when he spotted a 15-month-old baby just off the shoulder of the road. The baby had wandered 300 yards from home, crawling through the woods. Collins immediately pulled over and called 911. “It made me feel good that I could, you know, be in society and do good,” said Collins, who did time five years ago for manufacturing cocaine.
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4. Tracy Morgan’s Condition Upgraded to ‘Fair’
Comedian and actor Tracy Morgan has been upgraded to fair condition after being badly injured in a New Jersey car crash this month, his publicist, Lewis Kay, said in a statement. Morgan’s 36-year-old assistant, Jeff Millea, has also been upgraded to fair condition. Ten days ago, truck driver Kevin Roper struck a limo bus carrying the “30 Rock” star and six others. Fellow comedian James McNair died in the accident. Roper was dozing when he hit the limo and has been charged with vehicular homicide; he pleaded not guilty.
5. Reporter Shows His USA Pride During World Cup
Monday’s U.S. victory over Ghana in the World Cup was the first time the Americans have beaten the Ghanaians in three tournaments. No one was more ecstatic about that victory than the fans from self-proclaimed “Soccer City, USA,” otherwise known as Portland. Local reporter Drew Carney was in the middle of a live shot when the U.S. scored its second goal and his reaction is pretty epic.
6. You Might Want to Stand Up While Reading This
It’s not enough to be active, researchers say, you need to sit less, too. According to a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the more you sit the higher your risk for certain types of cancer -- regardless of whether participants worked out regularly. The researchers also suggest that people who sit while watching TV may be more likely to drink and eat unhealthy food, which is also a risk factor for some cancers.