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Anthony Bourdain, Andy Cohen Lock Tweets Over Top Chef's BP Bucks
We already knew that Anthony Bourdain knew and liked us better than most other chefs of his small screen stature. And now it seems he's prepared to take up arms for New Orleans - or, at least, fingers. The Parts Unknown host took a proposition to Bravo brass Andy Cohen in the wake of the revelation that Top Chef is coming to New Orleans -- partially on BP's dime. Despite cameos by Wendell Pierce and David Simon, Cohen appeared nonplussed. Click through for the full exchange:
Legislative Likes Mounting for Social Media Privacy Bill
If a bill continues its swift move through the House That Long Built, your Facebook posts won't be able to be used against you. The "Social Media Privacy Protection Act" (HB 314), which toggles privacy settings around what actions employers can take based on things employees say on Twitter and Facebook, has already made its way through committee. The bill is now pending the final vote in the state House of Representatives before moving on to the Senate, but there have been some changes.
Lil Wayne Suffers Seizure, Rappers Rip TMZ for 'Last Rites' Rumors
Lil Wayne had a seizure Friday night, but it was the gossip that tried to do him in for good. The New Orleans-born rapper reportedly suffered the seizure in Los Angeles. Then, TMZ stepped in. The gossip site reported that Weezy was in critical condition, was being fed through a tube and was being given his last rites. Funny, then, that Lil Wayne's entourage and the man himself were tweeting otherwise.
Aunt, Uncle of 49ers' Delanie Walker Killed in I-10 Crash
Louisiana State Police confirmed the tragic news that San Francisco 49ers player Delanie Walker tweeted yesterday. After the Super Bowl, Walker's aunt and uncle were killed by a drunk driver on Interstate 10. Alice Young, 42, and Bryan Young Sr., 54, of Victorville, Calif., died Monday morning after a Mercedes slammed into their Nissan Altima while it was stopped on the shoulder.
Blackout Bowl on Tweetosphere
With football fans left in the dark for 35 minutes, they took to their thumbs and twiddled with their tweets. The #blackoutbowl hashtag began trending almost immediately, with some blaming Beyonce’s bootylisciousness, reliving Ray Lewis’ checkered and violent past, even a video game icon wished he could’ve saved the day with his magic. By far however, the winner in the Twit-o-sphere last night was Oreo, with a short, simple and effective reminder that at least you can still dunk in the dark.
Mayor Urges Locals to Tweet New Orleans to Super Bowl Visitors
In an effort to be digitally polite to our Super Bowl guests, Mayor Mitch asked New Orleanians to tweet our favorite spots with the hashtag #BestofNOLA. Visitors, in turn, are encouraged to check out where the locals are telling you to go. The results are already streaming in. Click through to view:
Saints Leave Room for Sean Payton in Team Photo
The Saints are set to take on the 49ers with WhoDat Nation hoping to see running back Darren Sproles back in the lineup. But, as we know all too well, someone is still missing from the Black and Gold. According to ESPN's Ed Werder, the team made up for their missing head coach during today's team photo by leaving one seat open. The entire team also wore visors.
Turn Up the Tweet: An Election Day Guide to NOLA Social Media
As of today, the Internet and politics have existed side-by-side for four presidential elections now, but 2012 will live on, for better or worse, as the first social media election. Whether snarking up Big Bird and fallen doobies or letting everyone know that the early voting lines were snaking around City Hall, Twitter, Facebook and other apps have been utilized like never before this year. With one potentially long night of Twitter headaches left, NoDef sat down with local social media guru Bradley Charlesworth for some tips on where to find election news, when to hold 'em and further assessment about the medium's impact on this year's vote.
Deuce McAllister to Live Tweet Saints-Broncos Game
Joe Vitt won't be the only person making his return to the Saints' orbit at tonight's Mile High clash with the Denver Broncos (7 p.m., NBC). Hero to WhoDat Nation Deuce McAllister will take to the Twitter to call tonight's game. With Deuce, former Colts QB Peyton Manning and former Saints CB Tracy Porter all figuring into tonight's narrative, it'll be like that Super Bowl game all over again. Among other topics, we might finally get to see if chanting that familiar Superdome echo of the retired running back's first name fits in 140 characters. Follow McAllister here.
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