Batman and Wonder Woman Rumors Fly, Harrison Ford Pierces Jimmy Fallon's Ear
Nov. 3, 2013
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.
The Curious Case of Batman and Wonder Woman
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While superhero movie fanboys are already dialed in on all the rumors surrounding the upcoming "Batman vs. Superman" movie, the Social Climber will bring you mere mortals up to speed.
When asked if there were plans to introduce other DC Comics superheroes to the film, Warner Bros.' Greg Silverman was specific about his feelings toward Wonder Woman, but was cagey about answering whether she'd be integrated into the Ben Affleck-Henry Cavill vehicle.
"We have been doing a lot of thinking for years about how to best use all those characters and we love them," he told Variety. Wonder Woman is an amazing character. I think it's a great opportunity both for box office success, but also to have an amazingly powerful female superhero."
Meanwhile at Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo, Jaimie Alexander, who is rumored to be the frontrunner for the iconic role, apparently knew an awful lot about "Batman vs. Superman," according to Forbes.
Not only did Alexander reveal she is confident in Ben Affleck's Batman, but she dished at the panel that she "kind of knows the story line for that movie," Forbes reported.
Harrison Ford, Ear Piercer
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Jimmy Fallon wants to be more like Harrison Ford, so he asked the "Ender's Game" actor to pierce his ear on "Late Night," and it happened.
"Because he's one of the coolest people in history and I want to be like him, I've asked Harrison Ford to pierce my ear," Fallon told the audience. "I've never had my ear pierced. I'm very scared about this."
Fallon was actually nervous, and Ford was obviously very cool about the whole thing.
Of course Harrison Ford knows how to pierce an ear, he's Indiana Jones.
Smell Like Jay Z
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Everything Jay Z touches turns to gold, so it's only a given that he's naming his men's fragrance after his Midas touch.
The scent smells of "yellow ginger, white cardamom and grapefruit with a hint and blueberry" with a "refined infusion of violet leaf, cypress, lavender and luxurious vetiver with a thread of pink pepper."
The Social Climber is surprised there are no hints of Blue Ivy.
Denver Nuggets Mascot Collapses on Court
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Denver Nuggets fans were treated with a morbid start to Friday night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers when the team's mountain lion mascot was lowered to the court in an ominous manner, ABC News' Denver affiliate KMGH-TV reported.
The plan was for Rocky, the Denver Nuggets mascot, to be lowered in a harness to center court with a spotlight on him before the home opener, according to KMGH-TV.
But the person inside the costume passed out before the stunt even began. While Rocky was being lowered to the ground, it looked as if the mountain lion was being hanged. The spotlight was quickly shut off when Rocky crumpled on the court and medical personnel rushed in to tend to the mascot, according to KMGH-TV. But apparently, all is well with Rocky.
"Feeling much better, #NuggetsNation! Thanks for your support. I hope to be back in action for 11/5 vs the @Spurs. Go @DenverNuggets!" he tweeted.
#NYCMarathon Runners Run New York
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Huzzah! It's the New York City Marathon!
Everyone is super impressed with your athletic abilities and prowess on the pavement.