Political and celebrity Twitter feuds make up this week’s big social media news.
Spacejam II in the works
On Thursday, NBA basketballer LeBron James (above) announced a joint creative partnership with entertainment giant Warner Bros.
Immediately there was speculation LeBron was set to star in a remake of 1996 basketball movie Space Jam – a sensible assumption, given Warner Bros renewed its trademark for the movie last month. But the idea hasn’t been lauded on Twitter:
Minaj Vs Swift
Nicki Minaj is known for doing things on a big scale, and her Twitter exchanges with hit-maker Taylor Swift following the MTV Video Music Award nominations are no different.
On Wednesday, Minaj tweeted her displeasure that her music video Anaconda was not nominated for Video of the Year. The rapper claimed women are only being nominated for promoting slim bodies.
Taylor, whose video for Bad Blood features Hollywood’s new young tribe of stars like Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss and Selena Gomez tweeted back:
The feud continued until Swift’s management unfollowed Minaj on Twitter.
Just when thought the fight was done and dusted, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and Rihanna all took to Twitter to put their two cents in.
A video of a painting of the Virgin Mary has gone viral because it looks like her lips are moving and saying the Lord’s Prayer.
A church in Sydney’s south-west has received hundreds of views and comments after church attendant George Ackary posted the video to Facebook.
The video shows the mouth of Mary moving “in time” with the prayer as well as other facial features moving such as eyes, eyebrows and jaw line.
Parishioners and witnesses do believe something magical had happened during that prayer but professional opinion seems to differ. Experts are saying the mouth would not appear to be moving if the camera were secured on a tripod.
Manchester City take on Real Madrid in the final ICC match in Melbourne and the hashtag #ICCMELB has been trending for the past few days.
Turn back the boats, #ALPCONF2015
Today, Bill Shorten opened his first national Labor conference as leader, giving Australians a chance to comment online using the hashtag #ALPCONF2015.
The news that Shorten believes Labor should consider endorsing the policy of turning back the boats of asylum-seekers drew a bitter response:
– Compiled by Tymeka Murray from web sources
Top photo – Warner Bros promo image.