Singer R. Kelly has written a song about healing called Rise Up, in the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings two weeks ago. According to sources, the entertainer had originally planned to visit the university to support the students but changed his mind and wrote a song instead upon realizing that he would only be able to score adult poontang on the college campus.
NBC News spent Thursday morning reacting to criticism that it had exploited the Virginia Tech tragedy, in an attempt to bolster ratings, by showing footage of killer Cho Seung-Hui. Among the critics are several family members of victims who reportedly pulled out of scheduled interviews with NBC following the network’s decision to air footage sent to them by the shooter. In a statement released today, NBC news claimed that it had “covered this story, and our unique role in it, with extreme sensitivity.” In related news, tune in to NBC News tonight for a tour of Cho Seung-Hui’s MySpace page and a dramatic reading of his recent instant messenger communications.