McDonald's 'Mighty Wings' Coming Soon, Miley Cyrus Won't Stop
Aug. 27, 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.
McDonald's 'Mighty Wings' Coming Soon
Watch out KFC and Popeyes because McDonald's wings are entering the world of fast food so competition will be heating up.
The food giant plans to begin rolling out the "Mighty Wings" on Sept. 9 and have them in all U.S. stores by Sept. 24, according to Bloomberg. The bone-in chicken wings are expected to stay in stores through November.
The wings will be flavored with chili pepper and cayenne, Bloomberg reports, and will come with a variety of sauces. They will be sold in packs of three, five or 10 pieces with prices starting at $2.99.
So that's that. Feel free to go back to talking about the McRib.
Kate Gosselin Is Still Mad at Jon Gosselin and Now She's Suing
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Since America can't get enough of Jon and Kate ... oh wait, that's not true. Why are they back in the news??
It's because Kate Gosselin filed a lawsuit this week accusing her ex-husband of stealing her hard drive to hack into her computer and phone to get material for a tell-all memoir about her, reportedly titled "Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled the World," according to the AP.
The parents of twins and sextuplets starred in the TLC show "Jon & Kate plus 8." They separated in 2009 and later divorced.
They've been involved in legal battles over the years with everyone from TLC to a Pennsylvania marriage therapist, so this isn't their first time at the legal rodeo.
#ReplaceASongNameWithTwerk Is a Thing That's Trending
Okay, people. Don't we think it's time to wrap this Miley twerking thing up? Apparently not.
By now, whether you wanted to or not, you've probably seen the replay at least 10,000 times of Miley Cyrus' VMA performance with the teddy bears and the suggestive dancing.
Well, people can't seem to stop watching it, talking about it or, now, playing a Twitter game about it. #ReplaceASongNameWithTwerk is trending high this morning, a Twitter game in which people take a popular song and replace one word with "twerk."
The most popular? An ode to the self-proclaimed "pro-twerker" herself, Miley Cyrus, with "We Can't Twerk." A sampling of the others: "I Knew You Were Twerkin' When you Walked In," "Save the Last Twerk for Me" and "Twerk Like Jagger."
Fun. (Please note the sarcasm.)
President Reagan's Son Attacks Lee Daniels' "The Butler"
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America loves Lee Daniels' "The Butler." For the second week in a row, the movie dominated the box office and had grossed $52.3 million after 10 days.
But do you know who's not a fan? President Ronald Reagan's son Michael Reagan.
He wrote a column online called "The Butler from Another Planet" in which he denounced the movie for its historical inaccuracies and for, he claimed, painting his father as a racist.
"You've taken a great story about a real person and real events and twisted it into a bunch of lies," Michael Reagan wrote.
"Portraying Ronald Reagan as a racist because he was in favor of lifting economic sanctions against South Africa is simplistic and dishonest," he wrote. "If you knew my father, you'd know he was the last person on Earth you would call a racist."
So ... the movie probably doesn't get his vote as an Oscar pick.
Jessica Biel's Daring Dress
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After her husband Justin Timberlake dominated the VMAs, Jessica Biel and her hubby did what any celebrity power couple would do -- they hit the afterparties in style.
For Biel, that meant a daring black sheer lace dress that had fashion bloggers debating whether it was sexy or tacky. The below-the-knee black lace dress had puffy sleeves and and sheer lace over her black bra and underwear. Social Climber loves Jess, but wasn't super into this dress.
But JT and JB reportedly spent the evening hanging out with Jay-Z and Beyonce, so Jessica still wins.
Tracy McGrady retires from NBA
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Seven-time all-star Tracy McGrady retired from the NBA on Monday.
"Thank all of you who have supported me over 16 NBA seasons, 7 All-Stars, and countless exciting moments. Retiring from NBA. Stay tuned. #mac" the basketball star tweeted.
His career began in 1997 when he was drafted out of high school. McGrady averaged 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game, according to ESPN. Social Climber is no sports wiz, but even she can tell that's a lot.