NFL Players Read Mean Tweets

Twitterverse mourns Joan Rivers.

— -- quicklist: 1 title: NFL Players Read Mean Tweets text: Celebrities and athletes reading mean tweets directed at them has become a staple of "Jimmy Kimmel Live," and that continued this week with NFLers.

Despite phrases we can't repeat here directed at them, current and former stars alike didn't seem too upset with the vitriol.

"Good Morning America's" Michael Strahan made an appearance, laughing at one that said: "Michael Strahan's teeth are having a middle school dance, where the boys stand on one side of the room and the girls stand on the other."

Here's to everybody being a little nicer as the NFL season really gets going this weekend.


quicklist: 2 title: #RIPJoanRivers text: The Twitterverse is mourning the death of legendary comedian Joan Rivers, who died Thursday, with the hashtag #RIPJoanRivers. The 81-year old was most recently a co-host of E! TV show "Fashion Police." Many fans are declaring on Twitter that comedy and the celebrity fashion world will never be the same without her witty voice.

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quicklist: 4 title: Spring Fashion Hits New York text: Autumn is nigh, but New Yorkers wouldn't know it. The next season's spring and summer fashion is on display at New York's Fashion Week shows, which began Thursday. Fashion lovers are posting photos of designers' latest creations with the hashtag #NYFW through social media. Too bad for Mercedes-Benz. People haven’t tweeted to the same degree #MBFW, though the bi-annual event is branded “Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.”

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quicklist: 5 title: 'The Economist' Apologizes for Book Review text: A book review led The Economist magazine to trend on Twitter. Why? Critics lambasted the magazine's controversial review of a book that recounted the history of slavery. The reviewer said the author was biased because "almost all the blacks in his book are victims." On Thursday, "The Economist" withdrew the review and published an apologetic editor's note:

"In our review of 'The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism' by Edward Baptist, we said: 'Mr. Baptist has not written an objective history of slavery. Almost all the blacks in his book are victims, almost all the whites villains.' There has been widespread criticism of this, and rightly so. Slavery was an evil system, in which the great majority of victims were blacks, and the great majority of whites involved in slavery were willing participants and beneficiaries of that evil. We regret having published this and apologize for having done so." media: 25262167