Don Lemon Talks, 74-Year-Old Woman Breaks Bodybuilding World Record and More

In today's link roundup: Don Lemon stands by what he said, a 74-year-old woman pumps iron daily, Herman Cain's latest country music video and more.


Don Lemon discusses black women and being gay on Black Voices: Don Lemon stands by his words in a new interview with Black Voices after being criticized for saying that being gay is "about the worst thing you can be in black culture." Only about two weeks after coming out, Lemon discusses being "overwhelmingly surprised" by the outpouring of support by the black community. Lemon's recent revelation hasn't deterred some ladies from still professing their love to the CNN anchor: "Women are like, 'I don't care if you're gay; I still want to marry you. I can still fantasize, because I wasn't in a relationship with you before, so I'm going to keep my fantasy going.' "

74-year-old female bodybuilder breaks Guinness World Record: She may be 74, but Baltimore resident Ernestine Shepherd is more ripped than any of the students at her suburban-Maryland body-sculpting studio. Shepherd began her bodybuilding career at 56, an age when most people are considering retirement. In 18 years, Shepherd has won two bodybuilding competitions and has competed in nine. Shepherd is the world's oldest female bodybuilder.

Move over, DSK: Former Egyptian bank exec accused of sexual assault at NYC hotel: On the heels of the media frenzy surrounding Dominique Strauss-Kahn's arrest, another bank head has been accused of sexually assaulting a New York City hotel maid. Mahmoud Abdel-Salam Omar was arrested Monday after allegations of sexual assault surfaced. Omar is the former chairman of Egypt's Bank of Alexandria.

Cain says Tea Party not racist in new campaign music video: GOP presidential hopeful and former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain recently released a new campaign music video that plays up his all-American image while dispelling notions of the Tea Party as racist. The music video's release comes less than a week after a Gallup poll showed that Cain tied for third in the Republican presidential-nomination race, above fellow high-profile newcomers Chris Christie and Michele Bachmann. 

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