Top 5 things people are talking about on Friday, August 11

CNN fires conservative commentator over tweet (Click to see Media Matters video response) 

CNN fired conservative commentator Jeffrey Lord on Thursday in response to his controversial tweet. Lord tweeted a Nazi salute at someone criticizing him.

A CNN spokesperson said about Lord’s dismissal, “Nazi salutes are indefensible.” The statement came hours after Lord tweeted the Nazi slogan “Sieg Heil!” at the head of a liberal advocacy group – Media Matters for America.

Fans show support as Taylor Swift testifies in groping case

Fans lined up outside of a Denver courthouse as Taylor Swift testified Thursday that a former radio DJ reached under her skirt and intentionally grabbed her backside during a meet-and-a-greet photo session before a 2013 concert in Denver.

The Associated Press talked with Swift’s fans, hoping to catch a glimpse of the singer while showing their support.

Live news shows naughty video in background

If you’re going to watch a nudey video, it’s best you do it in the privacy of your own home, right? Someone at the BBC was watching an adult video, and now the whole world knows.

The incident took place during the BBC’s News at Ten segment on Saturday. Weekly World News posted the clip to YouTube.

Check out the monitor behind anchor Sophie Raworth.

(WARNING: Adult content)

Stage-crashing fan puts Britney Spears concert on hold

Talk about Crazy. 

While pop queen Britney Spears was putting on a show for thousands of fans in Las Vegas Wednesday night, a man hopped on stage and started making his way toward Britney.

The super-fan didn’t make it far before security tackled him on stage, stopping Brit and her dancers in their tracks — ironically, in the middle of the song “Crazy.”

Twitter user @emanueljenner, who was at the show, tweeted a video of the wild incident. Take a look.

Young boy sobs tears of joy after handshake from Tim Tebow

What a guy, that Tim Tebow.

The football-turned-baseball player, who plays for the New York Mets’ minor league affiliate, the St. Lucie Mets, was warming up before his at-bat when a young fan approached him.

The boy, nine-year-old Seth Bosch, simply wanted a handshake from the ball player.

Tebow obliged, of course, and shook Seth’s hand through the net, which brought the child to tears.

Seth’s mom, Ileanna Bosch, filmed the whole thing and posted it to Facebook. Skip to 1:42 to watch the heartwarming exchange.

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