Mysteries of "Jimmy Clausen Punched," "Jon and Kate Series Finale," and "Erin Ravenstahl" Solved
By Sam Brand Posted Nov 24th 2009 12:13PM
"Jimmy Clausen Punched," "Jon and Kate Series Finale," "Erin Ravenstahl," and "Adam Lambert Good Morning America" are surging in Google Trends? We can shed some light on the mystery. Google Trends provides the hottest keywords of the hour. Though the results change frequently, at any given time the list offers a snapshot of what's hot in the world of entertainment news. Here's what's steamin' today...
Jon and Kate Plus 8 Series Finale – It's finally over! You'll never hear a thing about the dysfunctional couple and their victimized litter of pups ever again! Yeah right... If anything's for sure, the 'Jon & Kate Plus 8' brand is being put to bed by TLC. OK, not even that's for sure. The network could resurrect the show at any given moment, and you know the money hungry stars will gladly oblige. Maybe nothing's for sure here. Nothing except Jon is done with Kate, Kate loves/hates Jon all at once, the kids have no idea of the mess they're in, and TLC loves everyone.
Adam Lambert Good Morning America – Speaking of love/hate relationships, ABC has just that type of gig with Adam Lambert. The 'American Idol' runner-up announced his sexual preference on the network's primetime news show '20/20' in June. ABC hyped the American Music Awards with Lambert's "must-see" performance, and then basked in the award show's best ratings since 2002. The love has always been there, and now the hate. Today the network announced it has cancelled Lambert's Wednesday 'Good Morning America' performance. "Given his controversial American Music Awards performance, we were concerned about airing a similar concert so early in the morning," an ABC spokeswoman said.
Jimmy Clausen Punched – There is perhaps no more prominent position in college football than quarterback for Notre Dame. That's why you've heard of Jimmy Clausen even if you don't know Jack about sports, and that's why you care that this guy got sucker punched by a distraught fan while leaving a bar after a crushing loss to the lowly Connecticut Huskies. Unfortunately, no video exists of the run-in, though reports indicate Clausen incurred a black eye. He's in fine enough shape to take the field this week, but if the Fighting Irish lose, you can be sure he won't be taking to the streets afterward.
Adam Lambert AMA Video – More than 1,500 people called in to ABC to complain about Glambert's vulgar performance at Sunday night's American Music Awards. For every complaint, the network can count several unhappy people who were too shy to call in. In a nutshell, the performance irked a large portion of America. But Lambert, who is openly gay, thinks society is judging him by a double standard. "I feel like women performers have been pushing the envelope, especially for the past 20 years," Lambert told CNN, no doubt referring to the Britney Spears-Madonna makeout session at the 2003 VMAs. "All of a sudden a male does it and everybody goes, 'Oh, we can't show that on TV.'"
Erin Ravenstahl – Politicians are supposed to be shining beacons of righteousness and core Christian values. Not sure when or how that ideal was implanted in our collective psyche, but as far as we can tell over here, that expectation has never really been met. It might even be true that politicians are dirtier and more prone to divorce than your average American. We'll sift through the statistics at a later date. Erin Ravenstahl just split from husband Luke, the mayor of Pittsburgh, after 5 years of marriage. "She doesn't like the limelight," Luke tells KDKA. "She didn't like the fact that I became mayor." In response to rumors that he cheated on his wife, the mayor said, "It's the nature of this business. People will say things."
Paula Deen Hit with Ham – The headline is funnier than the actual act, and way more hilarious than the amateur video. We suppose all you need is a catchy headline to turn a banal event into a newsworthy item. It definitely helps when said banal event includes an elder stateswoman of The Food Network and a flying dead pig.
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