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"Bridge Over Troubled Water" cut at 9/11 ceremony but nearly performed after #Christie speech

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First things first. The song "Bridge Over Troubled Water" was cut from the 9/11 museum ceremony because Idina Menzel got sick and had to cancel, not because of the political implications. However, had she been able to attend, she would have sung the song right after Chris "Bridgegate" Christie's speech.

That would have been awkward.

At the last minute, 9/11 widow and Broadway singer LaChanze was added to the line-up, and she sang “Amazing Grace” instead. If you saw her performance, you'll agree that it was exquisite. And inadvertently more tasteful.

But not nearly as ironic.

Can you even imagine the clips that would have aired 24/7 on every cable news talk show had Menzel been able to do her thing as planned?

For the sake of those who have been so tragically impacted directly (and indirectly), it's fortunate that "Bridge" wasn't part of the program. Had it been under different circumstances-- appropriate circumstances-- it would have made quite an impact for all the right reasons.

But this, of course, was not the time or place, so it all turned out for the best.

The Hill:

Organizers for the 9/11 memorial museum dedication ceremony on Thursday had to tweak the original program, which would have included a speech by Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.), followed by a performance of “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”

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Video Overnight Thread- Walking In A Teabagger Land

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Via FOB Mike Hayne @mikehayne

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VIDEO-- Kristin Chenoweth's tribute to Weiner: "Popular" parody. Oh, and a top Weiner aide called an intern a c**t.

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Oh yes she di-id!

Kristin Chenoweth adapted her famous song "Popular" from the Broadway hit "Wicked" by belting out a tribute to Anthony Weiner, er, Carlos Danger.

I'm growing a little weary of all the coverage of this scandal, but when Team Danger (Weiner’s communications director Barbara Morgan) does things like trash a former intern (Olivia Nuzzi) by calling her a fame hungry “bitch” who “sucked” at her job, a “slutbag,” “twat,” and “cunt” while threatening to sue her, it renews my interest:

“And then like she had the fucking balls to like trash me in the paper. And be like, ‘His communications director was last the press secretary of the Department of Education in New Jersey,” Morgan said. “You know what? Fuck you, you little cunt. I’m not joking, I am going to sue her.”

By the way, Olivia Nuzzi's profile now reads: "Slutbag, twat and cunt. Writer for NSFWCORP."

Nuzzi said she accepted Morgan’s apology in a post on her Twitter page Wednesday morning.

Weiner intern Twitter profile

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Video Mid Day Distraction- Gorillage People Sing "YMCA"

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All of a sudden I have an urge to go to a wedding. Via.

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VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson and Sandy Hook Elementary chorus perform "America the Beautiful"

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 superbowl newtown kids sing

I don't know about you, but I teared right up when I saw the beautiful sight of these beautiful Newtown kids singing with a beautiful Jennifer Hudson.

As for other reactions, well, it's hard to top these:

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VIDEO: Kelly Clarkson performs "My Country 'Tis of Thee" at Inauguration 2013

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This rendition by Kelly Clarkson brought me to tears.

This entire Inauguration Day has been memorable, touching, heartfelt, exciting, and-- wait for it-- even progressive. The president gave a wonderful speech which included a few firsts, very welcome firsts.

And the day isn't even over yet.

And Kelly Clarkson should be proud. She nailed it.

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Video Overnight Thread- Ave Maria

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Via.

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