The Daily Scoop: 1-28-2015

Wednesday's top trending stories

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“The Daily Scoop” is the morning segment on KDLT News Today that highlights the top trending stories on social media.

New “Ghostbusters” cast revealed

The all-new, all-female “Ghostsbusters are here.

Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Saturday night Live players, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, are “who you’re gonna call” when it comes to punishing poltergeists.

Negotiations are ongoing, but the quartet is expected to sign in the reboot, which is eyeing a summer shoot in New York. McCarthy and Wiig have worked together before, both breaking out in the hit film, “Bridesmaids.” Jones and McKinnon are some of the current cast members on SNL.

The film is set for release on July 22, 2016.

“Selma” star comes to actor’s defense after controversial comment

“Selma” star David Oyelowo is defending Benedict Cumberbatch after the Oscar-nominated British star referred to black actors as ‘colored’ on a United States talk show.

Oyelowo defended Cumberbatch Tuesday during the UK premiere of “Selma,” in which the actor gives a critically acclaimed performance as iconic civil rights leader Martin Luther King Junior. Oyelowo says “if you know Benedict you’ll know that he meant nothing negative” by the comment.

Cumberbatch has since apologized for the comment.

Facebook explains “glitch” that shut down social media site

On Wednesday, we told you how Facebook and Instagram both experienced a glitch overnight Monday, shutting down the social media sites for a short time and causing social medial lovers to go into a panic.

Facebook, Instagram, and related websites went down for less than hour. Facebook is speaking out, blaming the freeze on an internal change, not an external attack.

A Facebook spokesperson says the problem was due to a change which affected the social network’s configuration systems.

The spokesperson says it was not the result of a third party attack.

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