|The Social Climber: Robin Roberts Gets Standing Ovation|
|By ABC News||Jul 18, 2013, 7:55 AM|
Allow the Social Climber to brag for a moment, won't you?
You see, Tuesday night, ABC's very own Robin Roberts received the highest honor in sports and, on top of that, a standing ovation, at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles. Roberts was awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award after her public battles with MDS and breast cancer. Basketball star LeBron James presented Roberts with the award. It was a slam dunk.
Watch Roberts' acceptance speech here.
You could say that she and Tiger Woods are just ... put-putting along.
The athletic couple has been dating for a few months already, but the Olympic skier tells Vogue in its August issue that she has no plans to wed again anytime soon. She was previously married to fellow skier Thomas Vonn, and divorced in 2011, according to the New York Daily News.
"No, thanks," Vonn, 28, told Vogue. "I am definitely not getting married. To anyone."
Dianna Agron joined the chorus of "Glee" actors expressing grief over co-star Cory Monteith's death this weekend as she posted a photo of her and Monteith hanging out and laughing together.
Monteith, 31 was found dead Saturday in a hotel room in Vancouver. His character, Finn, had a romance with Agron's character, Quinn, during the first season of "Glee."
"I have never lost a friend," Agron wrote under the photo. "In this difficult time, I am leaning on all of the wonderful memories we shared with Cory, how many ways he was able to make us smile."
Read the full statement here.
Internet gotcha feeling down, Mary-Louise Parker?
The "Weeds" actress said recently that the Internet has just gotten "too bitchy" for her and that she might quit acting and pursue other hobbies, like raising goats.
"It's sport for people, it's fun to get on at night and unleash their own self-loathing by attacking someone else who they think has a happier life -- or something," she said, adding that if she gave up acting, "I would write. … I would take care of my kids and my goats."
Aw, MLP, the Internet loves you! Don't go raise goats.
Read the full story here.
Goth Barbie, the new doll in Mattel's Monster High series, has become the second best-selling doll in the world after classic Barbie.
Upon hearing the news, classic Barbie went up to Goth Barbie in the cafeteria at lunch and flipped her tray, warning her that just because she was the new girl at school, she would never take Barbie's crown.
"And stay away from Ken, too," classic Barbie snarled.
Goth Barbie was then seen running from the cafeteria, crying and muttering,"Why can't we all just get along!"
A photo of what appears to be the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. wearing a hoodie went viral this week after the "not guilty" verdict in the George Zimmerman murder case in Florida.
The doctored image shows King's face shadowed by a hoodie, which has become a symbol synonymous with support of Martin, who was shot and killed by Zimmerman in 2012. The image was created by artist Nikkolas Smith, according to Yahoo News.
Ain't no ocean wide enough to keep Tina Turner from her love. The Tennessee-born songstress married her longtime beau, German music executive Erwin Bach, in Zurich, where they live. They have been together more than 25 years.
Turner was previously married to Ike Turner, but filed for divorce from him in 1976.
Turner and Bach plan to continue living in Switzerland.
A Pennsylvania man was briefly the richest man in the world, or maybe the poorest.
Chris Reynolds opened his PayPal statement and was shocked to read that he had $92 quadrillion in his account. His dreams of buying a personal jet and flying around the world throwing money into the air were popped, however, when he realized there was a negative sign in front of the quadrillion number, meaning he was $92 quadrillion in debt.
Reynolds let PayPal know, and the company corrected the mistake, according to the full report by ABC News.
Skechers will have to pay up after some of its claims were proved false for its shoe line Shape-Ups.
The company said the shoes would help people lose weight, build muscle and get in shape, but apparently that's only true if you wear them to do squats, go running, lift weights and, actually, you know, work out.
The company was fined $40 million by the Federal Trade Commission, and consumers who bought the shoes are entitled to refunds.