GagaVille, the Ban on Chocolate Milk, and Poetic Controversy at the White House

Adriana Diaz
May 11, 2011

Lady Gaga is setting a new trend.  She's teaming up with makers of the popular Facebook game FarmVille to promote her new album, "Born This Way." Zynga, FarmVille's developer, is coming out with a new social media game called GagaVille. The game will feature singles from the new album, as well as exclusive access to unreleased songs. With Lady Gaga's nearly 34 million Facebook fans and FarmVille's 45 million users, this partnership is expected to be a match made in social media heaven.

Got chocolate milk? Well the L.A. school district wants to answer "no." The nation's second-largest school district wants to ban chocolate milk, which is causing "chocolate milk" to trend today.  According to a new study, 30 percent of children in the Golden State are obese.  Although L.A. schools hope that banning chocolate milk will improve children's health, some nutritionists oppose the ban.  They say the dietary benefits of drinking chocolate milk outweigh the negative effects of the sugary drink's calories.

The rapper-poet Common got a high-profile invite.  First lady Michelle Obama invited the artist to a White House celebration of American poetry.  Some noted conservatives are slamming the invite because of Common's controversial rhymes targeting former President George W. Bush.  In his poem, "A Letter to the Law," Common called to "Burn a Bush," referring to the nation's 43rd president.  Sarah Palin showed her disapproval of the White House invitation on Twitter.  She linked to an article about Common's invite and sarcastically tweeted, "Oh Lovely, White House."  Fox News was more blunt.  It called Common "vile" in an online article.  The artist responded on Twitter by saying, "So apparently Sarah Palin and Fox News doesn't like me."

Will you play GagaVille? Is chocolate milk a friend or foe? Should Common be a persona non grata at the White House? Tell us on Facebook!  And you can keep up with me on Twitter @AdrianaTweeting.