Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.
1. Donald Sterling Slams Magic Johnson In 'Malicious' Attack
Jealousy, not racism, fueled Donald Sterling’s rants about black people to assistant V. Stiviano, the banished Los Angeles Clippers owner told CNN’s Anderson Cooper in an interview that aired Monday.
During the exclusive interview, Sterling also criticized Magic Johnson, blaming the basketball great for his delayed apology to the controversy – and chastising Johnson for his 1991 HIV diagnosis.
“I think [Johnson] should be ashamed of himself,” Sterling told Cooper. “I think he should go into the background. But what does he do for the black people? He doesn't do anything.”
2. Beyonce Posts About People Who Are 'Not a Good Influence'
Two days after the alleged incident where Solange Knowles attacked Jay Z in an elevator after the Met Gala, Beyonce was posting a "Prayer to God."
On May 7, she posted a note on Instagram, saying "Lord, I lift up everyone of my relationships to You and ask You to bless them. I pray that each one would be glorifying to You."
3. New Hampshire House Explodes After Police Officer Fatally Shot
A New Hampshire police officer was fatally shot while responding to a domestic dispute call at a home that subsequently exploded, authorities said.
Police Officer Steve Arkell, 48, was fatally shot upon entering the house, located in a development called Mill Pond Crossing, a retirement community, New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster said.
4. Clay Aiken's Opponent in Congressional Race, Keith Crisco, Dies
Clay Aiken’s opponent in the Democratic primary for North Carolina’s Second Congressional District seat, Keith Crisco, died Monday, according to the company he owned, Asheboro Elastics Corporation.
The 71-year-old textile entrepreneur and former state commerce secretary died at his home around 1:30 p.m., the company said. He had fallen, a spokesperson for the company told ABC News, but no other information was immediately available.
In a statement, Aiken said he was “stunned and deeply saddened by Keith Crisco’s death” adding he was “suspending all campaign activities as we pray for his family and friends.”
I am stunned and deeply saddened by Keith Crisco’s death. He was a gentleman, a good and honorable man and an extraordinary public servant.— Clay Aiken (@ClayForNC) May 12, 2014
5. Charlie White Voted Off ‘DWTS’
Olympian ice dancer Charlie White, who had dominated throughout the season, was voted off “Dancing With the Stars” just one week shy of the finale.
The ballroom audience booed its displeasure with the result, and co-host Tom Bergeron acknowledged the result was a shocker.
White had been expected to make the finale next week, but, instead, he and his Olympic partner, Meryl Davis, found themselves and their respective pro partners in danger of elimination.