Social News Daily Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:13:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Kristen Wiig And Ellen Degeneres Butcher Frozen’s “Let It Go” And It’s Just What That Song Needed [Watch] Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:11:01 +0000

You know it. You’ve heard it. You have heard parodies. You heard it again. But you have never heard it like this. It is just what you need.

Kristen Wiig was a guest on The Ellen Show and both figured out they have not caught the Frozen bug. Ellen Degeneres said she is “probably one of the only human beings on this planet that doesn’t know that song, ‘Let It Go’.” When Wiig chimed in saying all she knows is that the words “let it go” are in there.

In true Ellen fashion, she decided for the both of them to try and sing it together and it’s just awful, but so good in every way. The waving in arms and butchering the lyrics made me like the song for just a few minutes.

Watch Ellen Degeneres and Kristen Wiig “sing” the song you all know from Disney’s Frozen “Let It Go.”

[Photo credit: YouTube]

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Rihanna Slams CBS For Pulling ‘Thursday Night Football’ Song Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:05:21 +0000 The NFL is in full damage control mode after the Ray Rice / Adrian Peterson / Greg Hardy debacle and one decision has Rihanna ticked off.

CBS decided last week to pull Rihanna’s song from the “Thursday Night Football” broadcast. The network said that Rihanna’s song, as well as a comedy sketch that was also pulled, didn’t fit with the serious tone of last week’s broadcast.

CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus told “We thought journalistically and from a tone standpoint, we needed to have the appropriate tone and coverage … A lot of the production elements we wanted in the show are being eliminated because of time or tone.”

But now that an entire week has gone by, CBS apparently feels that it’s OK to lighten the mood and play some pop music before “Thursday Night Football” this week.

Well, Rihanna doesn’t want that to happen.

Rihanna clearly doesn’t want CBS to use her song, a rendition of Jay-Z’s Run This Town, during this week’s broadcast but it’s unclear if the network has to listen. CBS Sports has not commented on Rihanna’s tweet yet.

UPDATE: CBS announced that it will not be using Rihanna for this week’s broadcast.

CBS senior vice president of communications Jen Sabatelle in a statement: “Beginning this Thursday, we will be moving in a different direction with some elements of our Thursday Night Football open. We will be using our newly created Thursday Night Football theme music to open our game broadcast.”

[Image Via Wikipedia]

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Woman Throws Litter Back Into Cars After People Throw Garbage Out The Window [Video] Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:40:59 +0000

A woman, presumably in Russia since the YouTube text is in Russian, rides around on her motorbike with a helmet cam, catching people littering from their cars. Once she sees them throw trash onto the street, she drives up and chucks it back into their vehicle. It’s amazing. Why has no one else started this movement?

Posted to YouTube yesterday, the video has gained over 600,000 views. The video nicely circles the dropped garbage on the street and shows her confronting the litterers. What ever was in that McDonald’s bag… definitely made a bigger mess on that lady’s lap.

Like, that is a mess.

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It is unclear if the video is scripted, a stunt, or true strangers getting their garbage back into their possession. But it doesn’t change the fact that it is awesome.

Well done, anonymous woman, well done.

[Photo credit: YouTube]

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CoverGirl Responds To Photoshopped NFL Ad Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:28:00 +0000 CoverGirl is a proud sponsor of the NFL. Well, proud might not be the right word. The company responded to a photoshopped NFL ad today saying that the company believes that “domestic violence is completely unacceptable.”

The internet’s response: “Talk is cheap.”

The image above was created in the wake of several domestic abuse scandals currently plaguing the NFL. Some people are calling for Roger Goodell to step down as commissioner, while others are calling for companies like CoverGirl to stop sponsoring the NFL.

CoverGirl responded to the image today saying that it in no way condones domestic violence. But don’t expect CoverGirl to stop sponsoring the NFL anytime soon.

CoverGirl writes on its Facebook page: As a brand that has always supported women and stood for female empowerment, COVERGIRL believes domestic violence is completely unacceptable. We developed our NFL program to celebrate the more than 80 million female football fans. In light of recent events, we have encouraged the NFL to take swift action on their path forward to address the issue of domestic violence.

That didn’t soothe over any anger with fans. The CoverGirl Facebook page quickly lit up with comments about how the company wasn’t doing enough.

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Do you think CoverGirl will stop sponsoring the NFL? The Raddison recently announced that it would no longer sponsor Minessota Vikings games in light of Adrian Peterson’s recent indictment. Do you think other companies will follow suit?

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Hilarious Michael Bay GIFs Spoof Director’s Love of Explosions Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:55:06 +0000 bayheader

With over $5 billion in box office returns over the course of his career, there’s little doubt that Michael Bay’s brand of high-octane action is what cinema audiences crave. Now, a group of talented Photoshop wizards have taken to adding the director’s signature ‘Bayhem’ to the internet’s favorite form of entertainment: GIFs. Here are some prime examples of this explosive new trend of Michael Bay GIFs.

Michael Bay Remakes the Classics

Of course, one of the first avenues these creative Bay fans began to explore was the idea of the Transformers director adding his sense of spectacle to classic movies from yesteryear.


Titanic one of the few films that earned more than Bay’s best attempt at the box office, but you have to wonder if it could have been even more successful with him at the helm.

bay_phantommenaceHowever, that wasn’t the only motion picture that has been reimagined with that subtle Bay touch, with fellow high-earners Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and The Lion King also receiving the same attention.



Explosions in the Animal Kingdom

Animals are a sure fire hit in every corner of the internet, and as such it wasn’t long before the idea was seized upon that the massive amount of animal GIFs you see on a daily basis could be improved with a touch of Bay.


Above we see the majesty of the African savannah as the setting for an explosive chase, similar to that seen in the seminal Bad Boys II. However, Bayhem doesn’t just strike in exotic locales such as this, even the wildlife in your very garden can produce the same results, as the bees below can demonstrate.



You might think a couple of bees colliding when flying around is a bit underwhelming for creatures supposed to be used to working as part of a large group without much issue. An animal working outside of their comfort zone, however, might have more of an excuse for this type of pratfall — a gorilla riding a bike, perhaps?

Finally, we see a heroic armadillo save a beloved toy from certain destruction in the wake of an unexpected explosion. Perhaps more agile than you would think he might be.


Failing with Bay

Aside from animals, it’s no great stretch to say that the next most popular subject for GIFs is the fail. We’ve perhaps become desensitized to falls, trips and backfired skateboard tricks with such a great amount of them available to us on the internet, so it’s high time they were livened up with some explosions.


Gymnastics isn’t the only activity that can end in a fiery fall. A trip to the climbing wall can be similarly volatile for the inexperienced practitioner, the GIF below being a prime example.


The diving board at a swimming pool is perhaps a place that you’d very much expect to be dangerous — especially if you make a stop at the board underneathon the way down. Good to have all that water around to douse the ensuing explosion, though.

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Apple Created A Link That Permanently Removes The U2 Album From Your iTunes Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:06:19 +0000 With the Apple explosion from Apple Live last week, introducing the Apple Watch, iPhone 6, and Scarf Guy, some of the excitement continued on for the free U2 album that was offered. For everyone else who doesn’t like U2, Bono especially, or when you did not give consent to whether or not you want an entire U2 album in your iTunes.. they were very unhappy with the surprise in their account.

Tyler, The Creator was very mad. VERY MAD.

Because of this inevitable hate, Apple set up an official page to delete the free U2 album, Songs of Innocence, from your iTunes permanently. “Once the album has been removed from your account, it will no longer be available for you to redownload as a previous purchase.”

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Bono could care less and anticipated the backlash, “For the people out there who have no interest in checking us out, look at it this way… the blood, sweat, and tears of some Irish guys are in your junk mail.” U2’s manager had his own words, “It’s a gift from Apple. If someone doesn’t like the gift, they should delete it. If you don’t want it and you don’t need it, delete it.”

Rawr, someone is angry. Either way, now you can feel like you have a say in what songs are in your iTunes library.

For no reason at all… here is that awkward moment when Tim Cook and Bono touched fingers..

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[Photo credit: Getty images]

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Bride Says Good-Bye Through Photos After Her Fiancé Dies 52 Days Before The Wedding Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:35:50 +0000 A few days ago, this YouTube video was uploaded by Del Sol Photography telling the story of Janine and her fiancé Johnny. The video has grossed over 100,000 views within 5 days on YouTube.

52 days before their wedding, Johnny passed away, and after Janine dealt with the grief and continued to feel overwhelming emotions, she put on her wedding dress and took touching photos to honor him. Her plan was to jump into the Riviera Maya, Mexico in her wedding dress. She told Del Sol Photography the dress was a reminder of what she lost, rather than a symbol of happiness.

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The photographer, Matt Adcock, said he has never been more inspired throughout his 10 year career.

“After I heard Janine’s story, I really wanted to do what I could to create a magical adventure for her. She told me that she felt a strong connection with the element of water, for its cleansing and purifying qualities and the sense of freedom she felt while swimming.”

In a blog post on the photography website, Janine said she felt her fiance smiling down on her during the photo shoot. Janine went on to give advice for others who find themselves in the same kind of situation, “If I could reach out to anyone suffering from a loss, I would tell them this. Listen to YOUR heart! You are the most important person and only YOU can help yourself.”

She continued on giving a wonderful message of hope and how a bride says good-bye: “You are grieving and you need this time to really think about what you are going to do next. You have the right to cry and you have the right to be alone  (but not too much alone)  If you are close to family or friends lean on them.  Also, try something new! When I did this photo shoot I had the best time I actually had fun for the 1st time in 3 month since Johnny passed away.”

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[Photo credit: Del Sol Photography]

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A Pizza Hut In Australia Promised Free Animal With Purchase Of 10 Large Pizzas Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:56:15 +0000 “I’ll have ten large pizzas, all sausage, and one hamster. kthnxbai.”

A Pizza Hut in Melbourne, Australia decided this promotion would be a good idea and no one would get upset. The sign below reads, “Buy any 10 large pizzas and get one free small animal from Pets Story.”

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Once people started to freak out on social media, an Australian animal rights group, Oscar’s Law, posted it to their Facebook page after getting a call from a supporter over the weekend. This group is against the sale of animals in pet stores.

A spokesperson for Pets Story in Mount Waverly, Victoria, told sources it was an incorrect signange and should have never been posted. A senior employee at the store said Pets Story was never planning to give away free animals and the sign was supposed to say, ‘free animal kit.’ Apparently, it is really significant if the printer takes out a word.

“There is no hope in hell we would give away small animals, we don’t sell dogs or cats and we actually support Oscar’s Law and work with adoption groups in our store.”

Within hours, Pizza Hut responded to the social media anger:

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Yikes. Not a good day for Pizza Hut. But damn that stuffed crust pizza.

[Photo credit: Facebook]

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Adrian Peterson Expected To Play Sunday Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:07:01 +0000 Running back Adrian Peterson is expected to play this Sunday for the Minnesota Vikings.

Peterson did not play yesterday against the New England Patriots. The star NFL player was deactivated after he was arrested for child abuse.

The Vikings said today that they have reinstated Peterson and said that it would wait to punish the running back until after the investigation into his arrest is complete.

Owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf released a statement today, saying:

“Today’s decision was made after significant thought, discussion and consideration … As evidenced by our decision to deactivate Adrian from yesterday’s game, this is clearly a very important issue. On Friday, we felt it was in the best interests of the organization to step back, evaluate the situation, and not rush to judgment given the seriousness of this matter. At that time, we made the decision that we felt was best for the Vikings and all parties involved.

“To be clear, we take very seriously any matter that involves the welfare of a child. At this time, however, we believe this is a matter of due process and we should allow the legal system to proceed so we can come to the most effective conclusions and then determine the appropriate course of action. This is a difficult path to navigate, and our focus is on doing the right thing. Currently we believe we are at a juncture where the most appropriate next step is to allow the judicial process to move forward.

“We will continue to monitor the situation closely and support Adrian’s fulfillment of his legal responsibilities throughout this process.”

ESPN reports that Adrian Peterson was indicted for reckless injury to a child last week. The Vikings running back reportedly beat one of his sons with a tree branch. He will appear in court on Wednesday where he is expected to enter a plea. If he is found guilty, Peterson could be sentenced to two years in prison.

Peterson hasn’t said much to the press about his arrest but he did tweet out this passage about judgement.

[Image Via Wiki]

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‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Gets An Explosive New Trailer Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:38:32 +0000 Are you ready for more Katniss? The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay – Part 1 got it’s first major trailer today and, well, it’s pretty explosive.

Literally. Katniss and the other residents of Panem have apparently discovered exploding arrows. The new trailer showcases the rockets in a target range, but also shows them out in the field as Katniss downs a plane with a single shot.

Of course, the new Hunger Games trailer is more than just explosions. It sets up the new film as a battle between Katniss and Peeta. In one part, Peeta begs the residents of Panem to put their weapons down and surrender to the Capitol.

But Peeta hasn’t completely gone over to the dark side. In fact, the driving force behind Part One seems to be Katniss’ attempt to rescue Peeta from the Capitol.

At one point Katniss says: “You will rescue Peeta at the first opportunity or you will find a new Mockingjay.”

Lionsgate decided to split the final installment of The Hunger Games into two parts. The first part will hit theaters this November. Part two will be released on November 20, 2015.

Here’s the new trailer.

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