Gabriela Isler is Your Miss Universe 2013, Scott Baio Reunites with 'Happy Days' Legend
Nov. 10, 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.
Meet Miss Universe 2013
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Let a new Miss Universe reign.
Gabriela Isler, a 25-year-old television presenter from Venezuela, was bestowed with the illustrious title and crown on Saturday night in Moscow.
Isler, who in the commotion didn't realize that she won until Miss Universe 2012 put the crown on her head and handed her a bouquet, told the AFP she was "a simple girl" who was enjoying her moment. In a moment the Social Climber can relate to, the crown fell off her head. Oops.
Scott Baio Gets a Dream TV Dad
Scott Baio has a new Nick at Nite series called "See Dad Run," and he asked legendary "Happy Days" creator Garry Marshall to guest star as his dad.
"I called up his office and asked him, and he said OK. And we thought it would be a great idea for his son Scott to direct the episode, and it all worked out," Baio said.
Marshall, who apparently knows the beauty of a business relationship first hand, was straight with the Hollywood Reporter.
"I have a policy: I answer calls from people who made me a hit," he said.
Mariska Hargitay Gets Confirmation That She is a Star
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"Law & Order: SVU" star Mariska Hargitay was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, cementing her as a famous person forever.
Hargitay was all smiles as she posed for pictures with her fabulous friends Hilary Swank, Debra Messing and Maria Bello at the event, tweeting "Besties forever, my star gals!" with a picture of the foursome.
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The Cost of Thanksgiving Flights is Bringing Us Down
With the holiday season soon upon us, one thing is for certain -- airfare for thanksgiving flights is really, really expensive.
So travel experts all over the place are offering solutions left and right for coping with the cost.
George Hobica, founder of deal site Airfarewatchdog.com, told USA Today that perhaps it would be wise for travelers to take advantage of business-class fares to Europe.
"Traditionally, one of the biggest Thanksgiving bargains has been to Europe," he said.
Meanwhile, Rick Seaney, the CEO of FareCompare, told ABC News about something called the "Grandma Effect" for why price gouging pervades.
"When grandma says 'Come for Thanksgiving,' boy, oh boy you'd better show up," he said.
Our wallets still hurt, guys.
Bill Cosby Wants to Re-conquer TV
Hey network television, Bill Cosby wants to make you a lot of money.
Cosby told Yahoo TV that he's developing a new series with one of the "The Cosby Show" executive producers that 'would [satisfy] the people who have come to me in public places and said, 'Can't you put something on that I can watch?'"
The 76-year-old said he wants "to be able to deliver a wonderful show to [a] network because there is a viewership out there that wants to see comedy, and warmth, and love, and surprise, and cleverness without going into the party attitude."