Tweets of the week: Prism, hormones and Cory Booker

Susan Rice, Cory Booker and Justin Bieber
Image caption Susan Rice, Cory Booker and Justin Bieber

For the week ending 7 June, here is the news making waves in America - all in 140 characters or less.

1 If you think that's bad, you should see how Michael Douglas got eczema.

Television host Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien). The actor Douglas implied in an interview that his throat cancer was contracted through oral sex, a statement he later clarified through his publicist.

2 Every guy needs at least one friend who is not on the payroll who can say, hey fella - don't wear lip gloss to the Heat game. #Biebs

ESPN sportscaster Scott Van Pelt (@notthefakeSVP) after Justin Bieber was spotted in the audience of Game 7 of the Miami Heat v Indiana Pacers playoff game with noticeably shiny lips.

3 Nice seeing Michelle Obama shut up that heckler. It's so much more personal than a subpoena to a reporter.

Comedian Ben Schwartz (@benschwartzy). Michelle Obama threatened to walk out of a fundraiser this week after she was interrupted by a gay rights activist.

4 Bravo! Someone is FINALLY standing up against hormones.

Twitter user The Liberal Bloodhound (@LBHound). Senator Saxby Chambliss drew attention this week when he suggested hormones were to blame for the epidemic of rape and sexual assault in the military.

5 Apparently Obama decided to base his presidency on all the stuff Bush was accused of doing by the Left. contributor John Nolte (@NolteNC) after it was revealed that the National Security Administration was collecting phone records from millions of Americans.

6 A sex tape of Girls Gone Wild's Joe Francis has surfaced and he's threatening legal action. That's great, but how do you sue karma exactly?

Comedian Warren Holstein (@WarrenHolstein). A video of Francis and his girlfriend was allegedly stolen along with her iPad. Francis, who made millions filming women exposing themselves in bars - some of whom have argued it was done against their will or when they were too young to consent - released an angry statement through his lawyer.

7 Two special elections: $25 million. Not having to share a ballot with Cory Booker: priceless.

Business Insider editor Josh Barro (‏@jbarro) after New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced he would hold a special election to fill the seat of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg. By holding a special election just 13 business days before the scheduled gubernatorial election, the Republican Mr Christie will avoid dealing with excess turnout from Democrats eager to vote for Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who is expected to run for Senator Lautenberg's seat.

8 If you thought Vlad Putin was randomly shirtless way too much before, just wait. He's getting a divorce

ABC News' Bill Weir (@BillWeirABC).The sporting head of state and his wife announced their intention to divorce on Russian State TV .

9 #fact: the NSA now has the largest collection of porn in the world

National Review Online writer Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) after it was reported that the government, through a programme called Prism, has access to audio, video, photos, emails and documents located on the servers of several major internet companies.

10 I feel like Obama just needs to send Susan Rice out on the Sunday shows to smooth all this over…..

Free Beacon contributor Michael Goldfarb (@thegoldfarb). Susan Rice started her new job as National Security Advisor just as the controversy over government surveillance began. She left her previous job, as United Nations Ambassador, amid controversy over statements she made regarding Benghazi on the Sunday morning talk shows.

Some tweets have been edited for clarity and style.

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