Top of the list: Beyoncegate, what women really want and the Te'o novella continues

Here are the stories people were buzzing about on January 23, 2013.

1.     DON’T ASK DON’T TELL:  A President was sworn into office on Monday, but the biggest story surrounding the Inauguration is whether Beyonce lip synced her performance at the ceremony. 

The U.S. Marine Corp band is giving mixed signals, saying they are not "in a position to assess", while yesterday a spokesperson for the band admitted the singer did in fact lip sync.  Social media is all a twitter about the story.  Bravo TV’’s Andy Cohen tweeted "if Beyonce lip synced that was the best [sic] lip sync I have ever seen," while Army Wives actress Sally Pressman writes: "Are 'people' not catching flack for lip syncing any more?  And by 'people' I mean “Beyonce."

2.    HILLARY IN THE HOT SEAT:  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.  The September 2012 attack killed the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans.  Clinton testified saying, "We will use this opportunity to take a top to bottom look and rethink how we make decisions when and where people operate in a high threat area and how we respond."  This is one of Secretary Clinton’s last formal appearances before she steps down from her post this month.

3.    ANOTHER CONTROVERSY OVER A LACK OF CONTROVERSY:  Mercedes Benz released a preview of its upcoming Super Bowl ad starring luxury model Kate Upton.  The ad claims to be "super sexy," the problem is no one seems to think it is. In the commercial Upton watches as a group of football players soap up a new car. 

4.    WHAT WOMEN REALLY WANT:  Cuddling tops the list of 50 things that make women feel good, according to a survey conducted by Sainsbury, an online store in the UK.  Also on the list comfortable underwear. 

5.    TE’O NOVELA:  Manti Te’o admits to briefly lying about his online girlfriend after he discovered she didn’t exist.  The Notre Dame football star’s record season was inspired by the girlfriend who died from leukemia in September.  Trying to untangle the soap opera, Te’o spoke exclusively to Katie Couric in his first TV interview since the story broke.  He explained how the lie took form.

"This girl who I committed myself to died on September 12, now I get a phone call on December 6 saying that she’s alive and that I’m going to be put on national TV two days later and asked the same questions.  What would you do?"

 You can watch the full interview on Katie Couric Thursday, January 24, 2013.

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