Pamela Anderson Runs Again, Snoop Dogg's Son Calls Coach's Firing Long Overdue
Sept. 30 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.
Pamela Anderson Runs Again
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Are red bathing suits appropriate marathon wear? We'll soon find out because one of the world's most famous runners is at it again: Pamela Anderson.
"I'm running the New York Marathon this year and raising funds for the J/P Haitian Relief Organization," the former "Baywatch" star, 46, tweeted Sunday.
Anderson's goal is to raise $500,000 and she has raised $8,000 so far, according to her fundraising page. It's going to take her an awfully long time to run 26.2 miles in slow motion ...
Snoop Dogg's Son Calls Coach's Firing Long Overdue
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Meet Cordell Broadus, aka Snoop Dogg's son (or Snoop Lion now, I think? I'm still not really sure). Cordell is still a high school junior, but he's also one of the most promising wide receivers in the country. And he already has the mouth of a sports superstar, it seems, as he recently chimed in on the Sunday departure of coach Lane Kiffin of the University of Southern California, one of his more attractive options.
"I feel that he should have been fired a while ago, and USC is going to raise the bar now because the new coaching staff next year and I'm anxious to see what they are going to look like," Cordell told 247Sports.
Alanis Morissette's Former Nanny Suing for $100K
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This is like rain on your wedding day. Pop star and noted attachment mom Alanis Morissette and her husband are now being sued by their former nanny, Bianca Cambeiro, over allegations she wasn't paid overtime or provided with rest breaks, according to court documents posted on Radar Online.
Cambeiro worked for Morissette in 2011 to care for her son, Ever. In the suit, Cambeiro claims that while working three to four days a week, at $25 per hour, she wasn't allowed to leave the room while Ever was sleeping, unless a parent was present.
'Breaking Bad' Ends with a Bang
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After a final 8 episode-run that unfolded at a break-neck pace, multi-Emmy award-winning series "Breaking Bad" is dead, and at last, at peace. The series finale, "Felina," which aired Sunday night on AMC provided what The Social Climber thought was a fully satisfying conclusion to the gut-wrenching exploits of Walter White, and everyone, it seems, got what they deserved. Kudos to series creator Vince Gilligan – we're waiting with baited breath for your next show.
Another Amanda Knox Trail Begins in Italy
The Amanda Knox trial begins, again, in Italy today. Knox's second appeals trial in her British roommate's slaying opened in Florence, but the 29-year-old former exchange student, who was freed in 2011 after spending years in jail, was nowhere to be found in court. In this trial, the third in the case, the court is re-examining forensic evidence to determine whether Knox and her boyfriend played a role in the death of Meredith Kercher.
The Court of Cassation said the acquittal was full of "deficiencies, contradictions and illogical" conclusions.
Naya Rivera Gleeful Over Brother's Touchdown
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"Glee" star Naya Rivera was spotted whooping with joy after her brother, NFL rookie Mychal Rivera, made his first pro touchdown with the Oakland Raiders. The star, decked out on Raiders gear, was caught on tape leaping from her seat and hollering for her bro, whose touchdown put his team up 14-0.
At one point, she screams, "F*** yeah!" Nice to have a supportive family!
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