Boxing icon Muhammad Ali passed away on Friday at the age of 74 in a Phoenix-area hospital, surrounded by his family, after succumbing to a respiratory illness and the Parkinson’s which restricted his ability to communicate. His funeral is scheduled for Friday afternoon in Louisville, Kentucky, and will be open to the public and will also be streamed online. Eulogies will be given by former President Bill Clinton, Billy Crystal, and Bryant Gumbel.
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A 26-year-old Army officer was crowned Miss USA last night. Miss District of Columbia Deshauna Barber took home the top prize after Chris Young and Backstreet Boys took the stage to perform. Miss Hawaii, and Miss Georgia came in second and third, respectively. As the winner of this year’s pageant, Barber will go on to compete in the Miss Universe contest.
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You might have seen some interesting posts on Twitter this weekend after two country celebrities got hacked. If you happen to follow Kellie Pickler and/or Brett Eldredge on Twitter, you may have noticed a bit of strange behavior over the weekend. Over on Kellie Pickler’s account early Sunday morning, things got NSFW. At one point, the hacker even tweeted out to Taylor Swift saying: I hope you die @TaylorSwift13. By Sunday evening, things were back to normal and all offending tweets were wiped clean. At about the same time, Brett Eldredge also found his Twitter posting some odd things, including a weird goose picture and loads of follow requests for one specific Twitter user who may or may not have been the hacker. Brett’s account was back up and running normally by Sunday evening.
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An elementary school in North Carolina just ended the year by holding “Dress Like a Princess” Day. Plenty of girls came dressed as their favorite Disney princess, but one girl is going viral because she came dressed up as a HOT DOG. She said she did it because it’s her, quote, “favorite costume.” Her teacher said, “She loves princesses, but she wanted to be original and wear a hot dog costume instead. She wore a princess costume underneath it and said she was a princess on the inside!”
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