Christine Romans and Zoraida Sambolin tell you what’s trending on the web today. And it’s a date!
Supermodel Kate Upton says she'd "love to go" to prom with 17-year-old Jake Davidson. The LA high school senior asked the supermodel to prom in a YouTube video that went viral. Jake was doing a live TV interview yesterday when Upton called in and said if her schedule permits, she'd love to be his prom date.
Tina Fey gets into character as Sarah Palin once again. The comedian channeled the former governor of Alaska while answering James Lipton's questions on yesterday's episode of Bravo's "Inside the Actor's Studio".
Poppy Harlow and Zoraida Sambolin take a look at the top CNN Trends this morning.
A creative concoction mixing Girl Scout cookies and beer takes the cake. Five new cookie beers are flowing at San Francisco's "Cerveceria De Mateveza". Flavors include a peppermint porter inspired by Thin Mints, a salted chocolate stout with peanut butter inspired by Peanut Butter Patties, and a Belgian dubbel with coconut and cocoa nibs inspired by Samoas. There are no actual cookies in the beers but each beer is served with the cookie that inspired it.
And a video of a California high school senior, Jake Davidson, makes some compelling arguments why supermodel Kate Upton should be his prom date has gone viral. Even better, it’s caught her attention. She tweeted her response to Jake: "You can call me Katie if you want! How could I turn down that video! I'll check my schedule."
Reports say Duchess of Cambridge wants son and William wants daughter, and Greek soccer player banned for Nazi salute.
According to the New York Daily News, there's something the Duchess of Cambridge has that American women really want— her nose. There’s been a surge in women asking plastic surgeons for "The Kate Middleton". Experts say her nose has a feminine look with a cute upturn at the end.
Also trending on the web is an interview President Obama had with Israeli television ahead of his trip to Israel where he appears to be channeling Joe Biden in talking about what he'd really like to do there. He just wants to wander down Tel Aviv, go to a bar and spend time with strangers! The president heads to Israel for the first time as president next week.
Trending on the web this morning is news of the first “fan feature” from online crowd funding site Kickstarter and "Pi Day" festivities.
Fans are thrilled that a Kickstarter campaign to bring the short-lived but much-loved TV series "Veronica Mars" to the big screen reached its goal in less than 24 hours. Series creator Rob Thomas and its star Kristen Bell launched the drive yesterday, hoping to raise $2 million over the next month. Thomas says they plan to shoot the film over the summer and release it early next year.
Also, it’s time to get your geek on for “Pi Day”. There'll be "Pi Day" festivities all over the world today, March 14, celebrating the mathematical constant beginning with 3.14. And make sure you eat some actual pie.
Trending on the web this morning is Lady Gaga's hip new ride. The singer is wheeling around in a designer 24-karat gold wheelchair as she recovers from hip surgery. Designer Ken Borochov specifically made it for her, and it comes complete with a leather seat and a removable leather canopy.
Trending on the web is news that Han, Luke & Leia are set to be in the new "Star Wars" films. Actors Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill are all in talks to reprise their roles in the saga and fans are absolutely piqued. "We want these next three to be good," John Berman says as a fan. "I'm speaking on behalf of all of us out there."
And the first look at "The Hangover: Part Three" is also trending. "This time there's no wedding, no bachelor party," Zoraida Sambolin says. "But no worries, all the booze-soaked decision making remains intact."
Trending on the web this morning is news of Snooki's dramatic weight loss. The former "Jersey Shore" star graces the cover of Us Weekly with her post-baby body after losing 42 lbs.
Also, thousands of angry Taco Bell customers commented on the franchises's Facebook page over the lack of the availability of the new Cool Ranch flavor taco.
Jon Stewart will take a 12 week break from his show to direct his first movie, a drama called "Rosewater", from a screenplay he wrote.
Also, Best Buy ends its work-from-home program. Four-thousand non-store employees who've been telecommuting must now get manager approval to continue working from home or on flexible schedules.
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