The Newest Romney Family Member Debuts on Twitter, Katherine Webb's Relationship Status Questioned
Sept. 21, 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.
Welcome to the Romney Family, Little Kieran!
Mitt Romney introduced the latest addition to his ever-expanding family via Twitter on Friday.
"Our 22nd grandchild was officially adopted today: Kieran James Romney," he wrote.
Kieran Romney, dressed in a comfy looking blue and gray striped onesie, was all smiles as he posed for the camera. Just look at those cheeks.
What's the Deal with Katherine Webb and AJ McCarron?
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Who is Katherine Webb? Who is AJ McCarron? Why is everyone wondering if they broke up?
Let the Social Climber break it down for you.
Twenty four year-old Webb, who was crowned Miss Alabama USA 2012, has been dating University of Alabama Crimson Tide QB A.J. McCarron.
Webb shot down allegations that she and her 'Bama footballer are through, tweeting "Don't believe everything you hear…smh," to her more than 260,000 followers.
McCarron may have been too busy to tweet about his relationship status, but luckily Webb's rep worked overtime to gin up this statement to RadarOnline.
"AJ and Katherine have not broken up…The fact of the matter is Katherine is busy working (she is currently in NYC for a fashion shoot) and AJ is in the middle of the college football season on the #1 team in America."
So that settles it.
Mom Internet Shames Daughter By Auctioning Off Her One Direction Tickets
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An Australian mother has gone to drastic measures to ensure her "self-righteous and lippy" daughter and her friends have no chance at catching the boys of One Direction take the stage when they hit Sydney on Oct. 25.
She's mad, and she's not going to take it anymore.
Mom took to eBay to put four tickets to see Liam, Harry, Louis, Zayn and Niall up for auction after her daughter's antics were beyond reproach, according to E! News. The tickets were a birthday gift, but mom has decided to sell the tickets off to teach her daughter a lesson,.
"See sweety? And you thought I was bluffing," the pissed off mom wrote.
The Social Climber is so glad her mother grounded her before Reddit, Twitter, Facebook and eBay were a thing.
LuAnn de Lesseps is Single
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Looking to date a former countess? You're in luck, because LuAnn De Lesseps, of "The Real Housewives of New York City" fame, is back on the market.
De Lesseps, 48, and Jacques Azoulay, 38, are no longer an item, Us Weekly reported. The couple had been together since 2010.
"They are at different points in their life now and have mutually agreed it is best," De Lesseps' rep told Us Weekly. "LuAnn is upset, but it's amicable and they remain friends. Jacques has been a wonderful part of her life."
Fun fact: De Lesseps, became a Countess when she married French nobleman Count Alexandre De Lesseps, according to Us Weekly. But when the pair divorced in 2009, she kept the title. Wonder if that was part of the divorce agreement.
Bridge Over the Ohio River Gets Blown Up
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The final section of the Madison-Milton Bridge met its fiery end when it was blown up on Thursday.
When the last segment of the deteriorating Ohio River bridge was demolished, boaters were asked to stay at least 1,000 feet away, the Associated Press reported. The demo even required a 2,000 feet no-fly zone.
"Using a method called 'truss sliding, a new 2,427-foot-long truss bridge will 'slide' into place atop the existing piers, which are being strengthened and reused" the Milton-Madison Bridge website said.