Randy Orton Wins WWE Championship; Joan Fontaine Dead at 96

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Randy Orton Wins WWE Championship
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PHOTO: World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium, July 08, 2011, in Durban, South Africa.
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The puppet masters at the WWE have picked a new champion.

Randy "The Viper" Orton, who plays one of the villain types of professional wrestlers, body-slammed John Cena (whom the Social Climber once stood behind at an airport Burger King) to win the WWE's newly minted unified championship.

Apparently, the federation has historically had two separate heavyweight champs. Now they've got one.

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Joan Fontaine Is Dead
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PHOTO: Joan Fontaine in publicity portrait for the film A Certain Smile, 1958
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Joan Fontaine, an Oscar-winning actress of the 1940s, mostly known for feuding with her Oscar-nominated sister for four decades, is dead. She was 96, according to a statement released by her personal assistant.

Fontaine, born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland, starred in Alfred Hitchcock's "Suspicion." When she and sister Olivia De Havilland were both nominated for the 1941 Best Actress Academy Award and Fontaine won, the sisters reportedly never spoke to one another again.

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Gifts for My Husband?
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PHOTO: Presents under a Christmas tree.
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The Social Climber typically does not dispense with marital advice, but here's a tip: If you don't know what to buy your husband for Christmas, googling "Gifts for My Husband?" probably won't help.

Here's another tip: Don't buy a necktie.

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The Resurrection of Brian the Dog
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PHOTO: A promotional image shows Brian, from the FOX program Family Guy.
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It's the Christmas miracle everyone saw coming.

After killing off Brian, the Griffin family's talking dog last week on the popular FOX comedy "Family Guy," he was brought back to life Sunday.

Apparently, all it took was the love of a small boy and a cartoon time machine.

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Michelin to Recall 1.2 Million Tires
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PHOTO: Michelin tires are stacked for preview at the Le Mans 24 Hour race at the Circuit de la Sarthe, June 21, 2013, in Le Mans, France.
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Michelin, the car tire manufacturer, is recalling about 1.2 million tires sold in the United States, according to The Associated Press, because many are experiencing tread loss or rapid air loss.

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