The Social Climber: Dufnering Takes on a New Definition

Tebowing, Hernandezing…Dufnering?
PHOTO: Jason Dufner poses with the Wanamaker Trophy after his two-stroke victory at the 95th PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club on Aug. 11, 2013 in Rochester, N.Y.
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You've heard of 'Tebowing' and its less-than-fortunate distant cousin 'Hernandezing' but the Interwebs appear to be feeling nostalgic for a lesser-known sports meme after its namesake won the 2013 PGA Championship on Sunday.

'Dufnering' has resurged triumphantly in honor of 36-year-old golfer Jason Dufner's win in Rochester, N.Y., according to Reuters.

The meme attained virality after the golfer was snapped leaning with his arms and legs in front of him, staring blankly into the distance in a Texas classroom he visited back in March, reported.

The Social Climber gets that sports fans love a meme – but let's give Dufner the golf clap he deserves for his well-deserved win. Well played, sir.

Wild Wedding Weekend: Kevin Federline and Victoria Prince Get Hitched in Vegas
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Kevin Federline, who became infamous for transitioning from Britney Spears' back-up dancer to hubby, is once again a married man.

The 35-year-old tied the knot with his girlfriend, Victoria Prince, 30, at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Us Weekly reported.

In a one-two punch, Federline, 35, and Prince, 30 reportedly got engaged on Friday, and married on Saturday, all while spending quality time together in Sin City.

Federline and Prince have a one-year-old daughter, Jordan Kay. He also has two sons with Spears, Jayden James, 6, and Sean Preston, 7, as well as an 11-year-old daughter, Kori, and 9-year-old son Kaleb, with ex-girlfriend Shar Jackson, according to Us Weekly.

Congrats, you crazy kids on your Vegas-style nuptials.

Lobster Shell Disease
PHOTO: A lobster severely affected by shell disease in the hands of marine biologist Scott Olszewski on May 20, 2005 in the Rhode Island Sound
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An unpleasant-looking shell disease that's apparently been haunting the New England lobster industry for years may be infecting the delicious crustaceans that make their home off the coast of Maine, the Associated Press reported.

While it doesn't affect the quality of their meat, the lobsters that fall prey to the shell- eating bacteria lose their gorgeous red coloring, which eventually turns their shells a translucent white, according to the AP.

Don't stress, lobsters. The Social Climber hears it's now totally acceptable to rock white after Labor Day.

Kylie Jenner
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We imagine Kylie Jenner of the Kardashian clan wouldn't be content to celebrate her sweet 16 perched atop a dining room table with her totally 80s crush Jake Ryan and blow out 16 candles.

No, a 16th birthday befitting Kylie Jenner means celebrating at Nobu in Malibu, Calif., amongst her gaggle of friends, family, and her boyfriend, Jaden Smith, according to Us Weekly.

The birthday girl was presented with an enormous white cake covered in flowers, which we imagine will get its own credit in the forthcoming "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" episode commemorating Kylie's birthday.

Who needs home videos when you have a camera crew?

Angelina Jolie Frightens the Kiddies

In taking on the role of one of Disney's most notorious villains, Angelina Jolie said she scared the pants off of kids who saw her in full costume on the set of the 2014 film "Sleeping Beauty."

"I'd go over to the children and say hi," Jolie told the audience at the D23 fan convention in Anaheim, Calif, Entertainment Weekly reported. "And they would scream and run off. One little boy actually said Mommy, 'Please, tell the mean witch to please stop talking to me.'" (ABC News is owned by the Walt Disney Company)

Somehow the only child not to find a costumed Angie a terror was her own daughter, Vivienne, who scored the role of the Young Aurora in the film because she "was the only 4-year-old who wouldn't scream," Jolie said.

Kickalicious Lions
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The man who became Internet famous for kicking a football with incredible accuracy in a YouTube clip is making all the other viral video stars jealous.

Havard Rugland of Norway, best known as Kickalicious, took the field in an NFL pre-season game for the Detroit Lions Friday night, proving to the Social Climber that nothing is impossible if some dude can make the big leap from the Internet to the gridiron.

While it remains to be seen if he makes the team's final roster, we hope this new, real-life fame thing hasn't gotten to Rugland's head.

Breaking Bad

In case you've been living under a rock and decided to spend some time off the grid, missing Facebook statuses and crazy tweets ripe with anticipation for the season premiere of AMC's "Breaking Bad," it happened last night.

Seriously. Even Aaron Paul was excited, and he's in the show.

"It's so close I can almost taste the meth #BreakingBad," he tweeted on Sunday.

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