By Sam Brand Posted Oct 26th 2009 09:54PM
Wondering why 'Heather O'Rourke,' 'Mark Sanchez Hot Dog,' and 'Coconut Crab' 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' tonight...Heather O'Rourke – DirecTV is catching flack for its latest controversial commercial featuring modified footage of the '90s classic 'Tommy Boy.' They're taking advantage of Chris Farley, a dead comedy legend! (David Spade disagrees, claiming it's a "cool way to remind people just how funny Chris was.") But TV watchers are now realizing that Farley isn't the first deceased actor to be featured in a DirecTV ad. Last year it was Heather O'Rourke, the little girl in 'Poltergeist' who was exploited – ergh, honored. She died at the age of 12 under mysterious circumstances. The 'Poltergeist' Curse, however, is a topic for another time.
Steve Phillips Intern – This story has more legs than a bucket of wings yet fewer developments than a photo shop in Silicon Valley (get it? Cuz tech nerds don't... oh never mind). Well, you're still out trying to hunt down pics of Brooke Hundley. She's gotta be one of the most web-searched nobodies in the history of the Internet. We'll just sit here, make fun of you, and try to get some of that traffic.
Coconut Crab – What does this have to do with entertainment news? Well, pretty much nothing, but it's so darn cool that we just have to tell you why this super-sized creature (WHICH CRACKS OPEN COCONUTS WITH ITS CLAWS!) is hitting headlines. A team of scientists came out recently claiming to know where Amelia Earhart mysteriously disappeared during her attempted round-the-world flight in 1937: Nikumaroro atoll in the Phoenix Islands, Kiribati. But the reason remains have never been identified? Well, take one good look at THIS, and figure it out for yourself.
Cheap Halloween Costume Ideas – Wonder when this term will peak on Google Trends. Tonight? Tomorrow? Halloween Eve? You probably should've figured out what you're gonna be on this all important Halloween 2K9 already. It's a weekend long this year, after all. But better late than never. Three ideas to mull over: 1) A Snowflake 2) Malcolm X 3) Splinter from 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.' Good luck.
Mark Sanchez Hot Dog – Everything started out so great for the new hotshot New York Jets quarterback. He signed a $60 million contract in June. He was featured (shirtless!) in GQ later that month. By September he had become the first rookie QB to win his first three games in the history of the NFL. But now things are unraveling. The Jets lost their next three games. Sanchez got chewed out by the notoriously gnarly New York sports press. He was fined by the NFL for a cheap shot on an opposing player. And now he's been caught on the sideline scarfing down a weiner in a bun. In his defense, his team was up 38-0, and he was feeling 'a little queasy."
Antoine Walker Broke – OK, more sports news. Why not. And it's not really about sports here. It's about celebrity. And money. And a celebrity being totally stupid with his money. Though 'Toine, and his mother, would probably call it generous. Over 12 seasons in the NBA, the semi-star made something in the realm of $110 million. Today, he is $4 million in debt, according to a Boston Globe investigation. What could he possibly spend all that money on? For one, he gave his mom a 10-bathroom mansion in the Chicago suburbs. And she says she was only one of 70 friends and relatives supported by the 6-foo-9 player at one time. Antoine Walker is soon to stand trial in Las Vegas for writing ten bad checks at a casino totaling $1 million. Antoine Walker, AntoineWalker, Brooke Hundley, BrookeHundley, Chris Farley, ChrisFarley, Coconut Crab, CoconutCrab, David Spade, DavidSpade, Halloween, Heather ORourke, HeatherOrourke, hot trends, HotTrends, Mark Sanchez, MarkSanchez, Steve Phillips, StevePhillips
Edited by Suaviterinmodo, 25 March 2011 - 12:54 AM.