The Social Climber: NYC Mayor Settles Stanley Cup Wager With Ode to LA

NYC Mayor Settles Stanley Cup Wager With Ode to LA
PHOTO: New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, center, appears on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," June 16, 2014, to settle a Stanley Cup wager with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Heidi Gutman/AP Photo

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio appeared via satellite on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," on Monday night to settle a Stanley Cup wager with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. He wore a shirt that read, "I (heart) LA" and sang "I Love L.A." by Randy Newman with a chorus of children.

De Blasio treated Kimmel's studio audience in Los Angeles to Gray's Papaya hot dogs from New York while Garcetti brought local Pink's Hot Dogs.

The Los Angeles Kings won the hockey championship on Friday night against the New York Rangers.

If the New York Rangers had won, Garcetti would have performed “New York, New York,” the Fred Ebb-John Kander song associated with Frank Sinatra.

Team USA Player Who Scored Winning Goal Had Premonition
PHOTO: United States John Brooks, celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, June 16, 2014. The United States won the match 2-1.
Ricardo Mazalan/AP Photo

United States' soccer player John Brooks scored Team USA's second goal during the group G World Cup soccer match against Ghana at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, on Monday night. The United States won the match 2-1.

German-born Brooks wasn't expected to play Monday. But he said he had a dream on Saturday that he would play as a substitute and score the winning goal.

“It is a great moment for me,” Brooks told reporters after the game. “It's unbelievable that I had a dream about it.

“I told some teammates that I would score in the 80th minute and win the game and I did it -- in the 86th minute. The dream was two days ago, and it was also a header from a corner," Brooks said, according to Yahoo Sports.

Read More: World Cup 2014: What to Watch for This Week

Read More: Cristiano Ronaldo Leads List of Richest 2014 World Cup Players

Twitter Trend Revived: #ReplaceMovieTitleWithSausage
PHOTO: A plate of sausages is pictured in this stock image.
Getty Images

The hashtag #ReplaceMovieTitleWithSausage is making the rounds via sites like Facebook and Twitter. Social media users tweet or post a movie title with one word replaced with "sausage" for a silly laugh.

For example, "When Harry Met Sausage" seems to be a popular one.

Lately, fans of the trend have taken movie posters and inserted images of sausages. Why? Who knows. Maybe the question should be: Why not?

Video Game Player Earns $4M/Year Through YouTube
PHOTO: Swedish video game commentator Felix Kjellberg, aka PewDiePie, poses for photos as he arrives to attend the Singapore Social Star Awards at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on May 23, 2013.
Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images

Don't know Felix Kjellberg's name? How about PewDiePie?

Still doesn't ring a bell? Then obviously, you're not one of the 27 million people who subscribe to his YouTube channel, PewDiePie.

The Swedish 24-year-old happens to be a mega star who reviews video games.

One of his YouTube videos from two months ago called "Funny Montage #2," which has garnered about 15 million views, is a 10-minute mix of clips from video games with commentary that ranges from jokes about game characters to music and raunchy mini-sketches that are like home-made "Saturday Night Live" scenes.

After creating PewDiePie five years ago, Kjellberg now earns about $4 million in ad sales a year, "most of it pure profit," the Wall Street Journal reported.

Kjellberg said his YouTube account name comes the sound of laser gun ("pew"). His account name was originally just "PewDie," but he told the Wall Street Journal he lost his password and stuck the word "pie" onto his new name.

In December 2012, PewDiePie signed a deal with Maker Studios, an online content producer. Maker Studios later sold itself to Walt Disney Company, which is the parent of ABC News.

KFC Donates $30K to 3-Year-Old Asked to Leave Restaurant
PHOTO: KFC donates $30K to help 3-year-old dog attack victim, Victoria Wilcher, after she was allegedly asked to leave a KFC because of her scars.

KFC will donate $30,000 to the family of a 3-year-old girl who was asked to leave a restaurant location because her scars from a dog attack were frightening customers, the chain said.

After Victoria Wilcher was injured in an attack by a pit bull in April, a GoFundMe page was set up to help pay for medical bills. The page has raised more than $110,000.

Wilcher's grandmother, Kelly Mullins, was driving her granddaughter home from the hospital earlier this month when they stopped at a KFC in Jackson, Mississippi.

“They just told us, ‘We have to ask you to leave because her face is disrupting our customers,’" Mullins told WAPT-TV. "[Victoria] understood exactly what they said."

KFC responded with a statement after the company said it heard of the incident through Wilcher's fundraising page.

"As soon as we were notified of this report on Friday, we immediately began an investigation, as this kind of hurtful and disrespectful action would not be tolerated by KFC," KFC said, according to The Associated Press. "Regardless of the outcome of our investigation, we have apologized to Victoria's family and are committed to assisting them. The company is making a $30,000 donation to assist with her medical bills. The entire KFC family is behind Victoria."

Join the Discussion
blog comments powered by Disqus
You Might Also Like...