Out in the real world news is happening and here are the highlights.
The Weeknd and Bella Hadid break up
Yet another tragedy has besmirched 2016: R&B crooner, The Weeknd, and model, Bella Hadid, have split up after nearly two years of dating. The split has come as a result of their busy schedules which kept them apart and created a rift between them. But don’t feel too bad: soon they will move on and find other talented, good looking people to hook up with. – Irish Independent
Woman goes for walk in woods, bumps into Hillary Clinton
A distraught Clinton voter went for a walk through the woods of Chappaqua in upstate New York to deal with the grief of Trump’s ascension to the presidency and happened to bump into Hillary and Bill who were doing the same with their dogs. A mournful chat, a hug and an Instagram opportunity followed, before they both went on their separate ways. – Boston Globe
Did Facebook’s filter bubble help elect Trump?
Facebook’s “filter bubble” has been discussed extensively over recent months, and the way that it creates an echo chamber, confirming your own views through people that share them and filtering out those that disagree with you, has been blamed for the growing social divisions that have been laid bare in the wake of Trump’s election win. Is Facebook to blame and is it time for it to start taking responsibility? – The Guardian
Leonard Cohen dies aged 82
Legendary Canadian musician Leonard Cohen has passed away at the age 82. Known for his countless hits such as “Hallelujah” and “Dance Me to the End of Love,” it’s safe to say that he was a true legend. The news came from his official Facebook page, but no details regarding his cause of death have been divulged. – BBC News
Biggie and Tupac murders to be center of new True Crime series
The mid-’90s murders of Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur are going to be the focus of a new series of an investigative TV show, titled Unsolved. Retired LAPD detective, Greg Kading, who wrote a book on the two murders will be a consultant for the pilot. – Rolling Stone
Conor McGregor raises chair against Eddie Alvarez ahead of UFC 205
Irish mixed martial artist, Conor McGregor showed up to the pre-UFC 205 press conference dressed like a pimp in a white Gucci mink coat, and immediately grabbed headlines by raising a steel chair over his head and taking aim at his opponent, Eddie Alvarez’s skull. But obviously he wasn’t really going to throw a chair at him, he just did it to hype up all of UFC’s fans. – The Sacramento Bee
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