Thicke's Good Girl Lands Role in 'Gone Girl,' 'Breaking Bad' Taking Over the Internet
Sept. 17 ,2013
By ABC NEWS
It's not always enough to know what's "trending." It kind of helps to know why. Welcome to The Social Climber, where we provide a quick primer on the people, places and things that are being feverishly searched and shared online -- and try to make sense of it all.
Thicke's Good Girl Lands Role in 'Gone Girl'
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If you were wondering just who that exotic model prancing around Robin #Thicke all summer (before Miley twerked into the picture) in his "Blurred Lines" video is, and if you could maybe see some more of her, you're in luck, mister.
Emily Ratajkowski, the 21-year-old beauty who captivated, well, everyone in the video for the smash hit song, has now been cast in David Fincher's film version of the hit bestseller "Gone Girl," according to The Wrap. Ratajkowski will join Ben Affleck, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Fugit and Kim Dickens in the movie, set for release in 2015.
'Breaking Bad' Chatter Taking Over the Internet
With two panic-inducing episodes remaining before what is sure to be a blowout conclusion, it's no surprise that "Breaking Bad" is the talk of the Web. And Sunday's episode, "Ozymandias," is no exception, as it scored a series-high 6.4 million total viewers.
The explosive hour of TV, which was filled with potent call-backs to earlier episodes, certainly kept The Social Climber on the edge of her seat, chewing her nails and now eagerly awaiting more.
Dry Your Eyes, Gandolfini Getting Emmy Tribute
That big, James Gandolfini-shaped void you've had in your life since the actor's untimely death in June will temporarily be filled with the release of one if his last films, the romantic comedy "Enough Said." But the accolades for the actor, who is winning raves for his performance in the film, will continue with a posthumous tribute at the Primetime Emmy awards Sunday.
The Social Climber is already choked up.
House in Aaron Hernandez Case May Hold Clues
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Authorities investigating NFL-star Aaron Hernandez, who is accused of murder in the June death of 27-year-old football player and friend Odin Lloyd, now believe that a house in Bristol Conn., might hold vital clues to the case, according to The Associated Press. The house, which is owned by the former Patriots' tight end's uncle, was where an SUV rented in Hernandez's name and sought in connection with the slaying was discovered.
"It seems like people came and went at different times," Lt. Kevin Morrell of the Bristol police said Monday. "We have Mr. Hernandez as a frequent guest. He would spend a night, but we don't have him ever living there."
Brains! More Brains!! 'Walking Dead' Getting Spinoff Series
After the news broke of white-hot AMC series "Breaking Bad" getting the go-ahead for a spinoff, the network's other runaway hit is following suit. That's right, "The Walking Dead" spinoff is officially a go. The new show, which will be produced by the "Dead" team, is scheduled for a 2015 premiere target date, The AP reports. It is untitled for now.
Meanwhile, "The Walking Dead" will be back to scare the bejesus out of you Oct. 13.
Bill Cosby Back, Adds New Term to Lexicon
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Legendary comic and one of The Social Climber's personal favorites, Bill Cosby, is grabbing headlines again and, yes, he's still being controversial. The Cos appeared on Saturday night's edition of CNN Newsroom, where he again discussed civil rights and took a tough-love stance on the state of young black men in America. He even coined a new term: "No-groes."
While touching on the importance of education and the overmedication of inmates, Cosby preemptively responded to potential critics.
"Now, about this time, this is when you hear the 'no-groes' jump and say, 'Why don't you talk about good things" he said. "Because the good things happen to be taking care of themselves pretty well."
Drake's Record Leaks, Instantly Trends
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Rapper Drake's third studio album, "Nothing Was the Same," leaked all over our Internet this week before the Sept. 24 release date. Since The Social Climber does not illegally download music, she can only assume that the track "Pound Cake," which features Jay Z, is the album's real banger, because the term Pound Cake has been trending worldwide on Twitter since Monday. We law-abiding fans will just have to wait, I suppose …