University Apologizes for Band's Racist Song

In today's link roundup: Missouri State says sorry after band plays "Dixie" at site of lynching. Plus: Beyoncé's parents divorce. 


University apologizes for band's racist song: Missouri State University is apologizing after its band performed the Confederate anthem "Dixie" at a site where three black men were lynched in 1906.

Whoopi Goldberg: I used to be a phone-sex operator: Watch the clip from The View in which she reveals her career history. It just happened to be related to the segment.

Beyoncé's parents divorce: They produced a superstar, but that obviously wasn't enough to keep the union going. Mathew and Tina have called it quits once and for all.

Ludacris to enter restaurant business: "Man, it's some of my favorite food, and I never want to be typical," he explained of his decision to open an Atlanta-based Singaporean restaurant. 

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