8 Things You Need to Know This Morning

8 Things You Need to Know This Morning
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1. Despite the odd friendship, sources have revealed that Kanye West was not invited to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration because the rapper's music isn't "fitting", explaining that the event is "typically and traditionally American". (Billboard)

2. Lisa Frank's artwork will soon become a live-action/animation hybrid, in partnership with author Jon Shestack. (THR)

3. Beyoncé is showing her #GirlPower by offering her support of this weekend's Women's March in D.C. The singer issued a statement via Facebook, writing "We raise our voices as mothers, as artists, and as activists. As #GlobalCitizens, we can make our voices heard and turn awareness into meaningful action and positive change." (Billboard)

4. Days before being inaugurated, Donald Trump has chosen former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to head the Department of Agriculture. (NBC News)

5. George H.W. Bush was admitted to the hospital after experiencing shortness of breath stemming from pneumonia. The former president is now stable and resting comfortably in ICU. (E! News)

6. California Congressman Tony Cárdenas has asked his followers to join in meditation instead of attending or watching the inauguration. The representative explains that it seems to be a good time to "promote positivity". (NBC News)

7. On Wednesday, a young teen opened fire at a school in Mexico. The student, identified as Aldo Fasci, injured three students and a teacher before shooting himself. The 15-year-old reportedly suffered from depression. (News CDN)

8. Bella Thorne's ex-boyfriend Gregg Sulkin compared his grueling workouts to 9/11, saying "Had to run up a flight of stairs & all I could think of were the brave firefighters climbing the twin towers on 9/11". (The Huffington Post