Woman Quits Job in Viral Video, Miley Cyrus Just Wants to Have Fun
Oct. 1, 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.
Woman Quits Job in Viral Video
Sometimes people fantasize about quitting their jobs. (Social Climber wouldn't know because she loves to social climb.) And, apparently, sometimes people actually make their fantasy a reality and then take the only logical next step, posting it on YouTube.
Marina Shifrin did just this. She published a video of herself dancing around her Taiwan office at 4:30 a.m. to Kanye West's fitting song "Gone." She said that she worked for "an awesome company that makes news videos."
She explained via subtitles that her boss was only concerned about quantity, not quality, and that she was quitting.
The video has been viewed more than 5.5 million times in less than four days. Good luck to Marina's next employer.
Miley Cyrus Just Wants to Have Fun
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Stars, they're just like us -- they want to have fun, with no repercussions. In her new documentary on MTV, "Miley: The Movement," Miley Cyrus reveals a lot, from her thoughts on her now infamous VMA twerkfest to new hair. But the kicker is her quote about her can't stop, won't stop, carefree lifestyle.
"Right now I'm at a point in my career where I can just be exactly who I want to be," she says in the special. "I can just have fun and not think about any kind of repercussion and just go for what you want to do. That causes a lot of reaction but I think there's something about watching people grow up."
Oh, to be 20.
Are More and More 'Harry Potter' Spinoffs Coming?
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It has been two long, quidditch-free years since the final "Harry Potter" film hit theaters, but welcome news came earlier this year when we learned that author J.K. Rowling was teaming with Warner Bros. for a screenplay adaptation of the Hogwarts textbook, "Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them."
Now, news has dropped that the studio has trademarked a whole slew of titles from the Potter-verse, which might indicate more films down the line. Warner Bros. has trademarked such titles as "Tales of Beedle the Bard," and "Quidditch Through the Ages," according to BleedingCool.com.
Is it too early to line up for tickets?
Demi Lovato Hitting the Road
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"The X Factor" judge Demi Lovato is coming to a town near you soon. The singer, who is also coming into your homes on "Glee" this week, announced this weekend that her Neon Lights Tour will kick off Feb. 8 in Vancouver.
"I think it's going to be so much fun," she said on Ryan Seacrest's radio show.
Someone on 'The Simpsons' Is Going to Die!
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Will someone finally shoot Mr. Burns … dead? Executive Producer Al Jean told reporters that U.S. television treasure "The Simpsons" will celebrate its 25th season by killing off a major character.
"I'll give you a clue that the actor playing the character won an Emmy for playing that character, but I won't say who it is," Jean said in a recent phone conference with the press.
Let the speculation begin. But please, please, not Lenny!
Tornado Slams Washington State
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An unseasonable September storm slammed south of Seattle Monday, damaging industrial buildings and factories, while record amounts of rain pummeled the Pacific Northwest. The Weather Service classified the tornado as an EF1, with a maximum wind speed of 110 mph. There were no injuries at those buildings or at nearby homes, The Associated Press reports.