Dave Chappelle Gets Funky with Prince, Historic Hotties Get a Blog Shout Out
Aug. 20, 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.
Dave Chappelle Says "Breakfast Can Wait"
Dave Chappelle has suited back up in purple velvet to play the artist formerly known as Prince. But this time, the artist is in on the joke.
Dressed as the "Purple Rain" crooner, Chappelle holds a stack of pancakes and stares at the camera with a look that is part deer-in-the-headlights, part seductive-gaze.
On his former Comedy Central program, Chappelle donned black eyeliner and a frilly blouse to reveal the performer's hidden basketball prowess in a skit entitled "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories."
There is a blog entitled Bangable Dudes in History. Full stop.
As ingenious as it is raunchy, the blog details history hunks of yore and is accompanied by in-depth pie charts as to why these men and women are worthy subjects of this "dead man porn for your still-beating heart," as the site is described.
Hotties that have already been immortalized include Morse code inventor Samuel F. B. Morse, founding father Alexander Hamilton and Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low.
The auction clearly whipped fast-car aficionados into a frenzy, especially after the winning bid set the record for the largest sum of cash paid for any car bought at a U.S. public sale, according to Bloomberg.
Only 10 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S NART Spyder – a mouthful of a name – were made.
"They're so rare. They're among the most beautiful of all Ferraris. Some of the biggest collectors in the world own one, and Steve McQueen tried to buy this one after he crashed his," U.K.-based dealer John Collins told Bloomberg.
To the owner of the $27 million Ferrari, the Social Climber would like a ride.
Leicester Square Becomes the Temporary Home of One Direction Fans Everywhere
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One Direction fans turned London's Leicester Square into a makeshift campsite to catch a glimpse of the fab five ahead of the premiere of their on-the-road film entitled "One Direction: This is Us."
The 3-D doc, directed by Morgan Spurlock – that's right, the man behind "Super Size Me" --- takes an in-depth look at the lives of likeable blokes Harry, Louis, Liam, Niall and Zayn as they navigate stardom backstage, on stage, on the road and at home to show that they're well, likeable blokes, according to Billboard.
"These boys are so charming and so fantastic, I challenge you to go to the movie and not like them after the film is done," Spurlock said at a news conference Monday, Billboard reported.
Lady Antebellum Set to Jam with Stevie Nicks
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Acclaimed country trio Lady Antebellum will soon share the stage with the legendary Fleetwood Mac songstress Stevie Nicks in what is anticipated to be a night of sweet, sweet music-making for the CMT series, "CMT Crossroads."
Songs on the set list already include Nicks' "Rhiannon" and Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now," according to CMT.
The program, which meshes the talents of artists across genres, is set to air Sept. 13.
The Social Climber will be waving her lighter in the air from her couch.
Leif Garrett and Justin Bieber, More Similar Than You Think?
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Since everyone has something to say about how Justin Bieber should handle his mega-watt stardom, former 1970s pop star Leif Garrett wants to get in on the action.
Garrett's number one piece of advice: "Do not believe your own publicity," he told Fox News.
"Sussing out who your real friends are is full-time work. Every scum bag, every drug dealer, every chicken hawk wants a piece of you," Garrett said.
Perhaps this nugget of wisdom may get through to the Biebs. You never know – maybe the next time Justin is contemplating taking a naked picture of himself, using a strategically placed guitar to cover up his junk, he'll remember he should spend a little more time figuring out how to compose himself.
We can only hope.
Seahawks Trade Has NFL Fans Buzzing
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John Moffitt, please turn in your Seattle Seahawks jersey.
The Seahawks traded the offensive lineman to the Cleveland Browns, in exchange for the Browns' defensive lineman Brian Sanford, the Associated Press reported.
Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said Moffitt is a "tough and versatile lineman who will be in the mix for us up front," according to the AP.