The Social Climber: Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake Kill It on 'SNL'
Dec. 22, 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.
Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake Kill It on 'SNL'
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One of the great dynamic comedy duos of "Saturday Night Live" got together to host the final show before Christmas, and really brought the laughs – perhaps too many for one of them. The tag team brought back some classic characters, and at one point Fallon couldn't control his laughter as Timberlake portrayed Fallon himself on a "Family Feud: Celebrity Edition" skit.
The two were also joined by Madonna, Paul McCartney, Barry Gibb and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg during the show.
Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union Engaged
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Exciting news for the holidays about an adorable couple: Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade and actress Gabrielle Union are going to tie the knot. The couple announced the news via Twitter and Instagram on Saturday night. "She said YES!!! @itsgabrielleu" Wade tweeted, while Union told her Twitter followers "Sooooo this happened... #Yessss." Both posted an image of the gorgeous ring. Congrats!
'Whatever!' is Like, So Annoying
It turns out that the most annoying phrase in the English language is "whatever," according to a poll conducted by Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Thirty-eight percent of adults polled said "whatever" was most annoying in conversation . "Like" came in a close second at 22 percent and "you know" at 18 percent, according to the poll, while "just sayin,'" and "obviously," also placed.
The Weather Outside is Frightful
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Is rough weather putting damper on your holiday cheer? You're not alone. About 95,000 people are without power in the Northeast, according to the Associated Press. And in Oklahoma, the rain was so cold that it froze to bird's feathers. Meanwhile, a storm spawning possible tornadoes hit Arkansas.
The silver lining, you ask? It may just be a white Christmas for many of us!
Zimmerman Art Fetches Over $100K
Artwork created by George Zimmerman, who was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin this summer, was sold on eBay for $100,099.99. The piece, which depicts the U.S. flag in shades of blue with the words "God, One Nation, with Liberty and Justice for All," received a total of 96 bids since Monday.