Betty White's Wax Statue Makes Washington Debut, Marilyn Monroe Medical Files to Be Auctioned

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Betty White: Golden Girl Gets Waxed
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PHOTO: Actress Betty White attends the unveiling of her wax figure at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, June 4, 2012, in Los Angeles.
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Here's one thing everyone in Washington, D.C., can, the Social Climber hopes, be happy about.

Golden Girl Betty White's wax figure debuted today at Madame Tussauds in the nation's capital.

While wax Betty might not be able to solve Washington's woes, the Social Climber hopes the TV icon's extended stay in town encourages Republicans and Democrats alike to reach across the aisle and say, "Thank you for being a friend!"

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Medical Files Implying Marilyn Monroe Had Plastic Surgery to be Auctioned
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PHOTO: Actress Marilyn Monroe poses for a portrait, circa 1952.
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A set of X-rays and doctors' notes reportedly belonging to screen siren Marilyn Monroe are set to be auctioned Nov. 9 to 10, according to Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills.

A physician's notes on Monroe's file apparently points to the starlet's having undergone cosmetic surgery, according to Reuters.

The auction house expects that the six X-rays and file could fetch between $15,000 and $30,000.

As far as Social Climber is concerned, Marilyn is Marilyn, nose job or not.

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'Carrie' Prank Goes Viral
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PHOTO: Hidden cameras catch people freaking out when a girl appears to be using telekinetic powers.
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OK, let's just make clear right off the bat that this video was created as a promotion for the upcoming "Carrie" remake. Everyone clear on that? Great. Regardless, the "Carrie" prank video is pretty crazy.

In an elaborately choreographed stunt, actors created a scene in a New York City cafe where a man spills coffee on a woman's laptop and the enraged woman has a telekinetic meltdown in which she uses her powers to throw the guy up against the wall as well as move tables and chairs.

The customers completely freak out and now the video has more than 15 million views.

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Julianne Hough Stings Mark Ballas
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PHOTO: Tom Bergeron talks to Julianne Hough on "Dancing With The Stars," Sept. 23, 2013.
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Two-time "Dancing With the Stars" winner Julianne Hough returned to the show this week, but this time she was in the judge's seat. And she didn't take it easy on her former co-stars.

She slammed her former competitive partner Mark Ballas for hogging the spotlight in his dance with current partner Christina Milian.

"I really wanted to see you shine," Hough said to Milian. "I danced with Mark. You have to stand in front to make sure you're seen."

Burn.

"She put a little sting on me, but that's OK," Ballas later told Entertainment Weekly. "That's how she felt. It is what it is."

In other Hough news, Julianne's brother, Derek, might be dating her bestie, Nina Dobrev.

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It's Hump Day!
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PHOTO: This Geico commercial features a camel named Caleb wandering around an office asking a simple question – “What day is it?” – until he gets the answer he wants, “It’s hump day.”
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"Uh-oh. Guess what day it is? Guess. What. Day. It. Is?"

Whether you like it or not, you know the commercial. It's the Geico commercial with the camel that traipses around an office demanding to know what day it is until people respond, "Hump day." It has been viewed more than 15 million times.

#HumpDay is trending across the country this morning and at least one school is not happy about it.

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