Like This: Casting Call, Flash Mob Goes Wrong and More

Today on Like This: A casting call for the film adaptation of Steve Harvey's best-seller, a Twitter flash mob goes horribly wrong and Tracy Morgan takes it too far.

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Call it "America's Next Top Extra"? A walk-on part in Steve Harvey's upcoming movie, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, will go to the winners of Sony Picture's Face of the Fan open-casting-call contest. The public gets to choose a male and a female for the roles, who we presume will act like a lady and, uh, think like a man ...

Gang mayhem, in 140 characters or less: A Twitter-organized flash mob on the boardwalk in Venice, Calif., turned violent last weekend, resulting in a man being shot in the head, and a Bossip video interview suddenly turned into a war zone report.

Show-and-tell gone wrong? Three Houston kindergarten students were wounded when a loaded gun dropped out of a child's pocket onto the floor and discharged. Fortunately, no one suffered from life-threatening injuries. Police are investigating where the 6-year old -- who was also wounded -- got the gun from. 

Michelle Obama leaves comedian hot and bothered: 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan recently admitted on Lopez Tonight that he was turned on after meeting first lady Michelle Obama. "Michelle looked like a tall mountain, and I'm gonna climb it just 'cause it's there. Kilimanjaro!" We're sure President Obama has nothing to worry about. 

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