Kim K, 2-handed writing and Home with Dada
Good morning and happy New Year's Eve!
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are the top trending topic this New Year's Eve, after the rapper announced on stage in Atlantic City that the couple is expecting their first child. The news instantly went viral on Twitter and Facebook, with thousands posting and commenting on the expecting couple. Most of the Kardashian clan also tweeted about the news, including Kim's sisters and mother. Kourtney Kardashian wrote: "Another angel to welcome to our family. Overwhelmed with excitement!" West, 35, also told concertgoers to congratulate his "baby mom" and that this was the "most amazing thing."
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is under observation at a New York hospital after being treated for a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained earlier this month. Clinton's doctors discovered the clot Sunday while performing a follow-up exam, her spokesman, Philippe Reines, said. He would not elaborate on the location of the clot but said Clinton was being treated with anti-coagulants and would remain at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for at least the next 48 hours so doctors can monitor the medication.
We're always showing dashcam videos out of Russia, where they are apparently all the rage, but this time around a video caught a plane crash. The Tu-204 belonging to Russian airline Red Wings was carrying eight people, all of them crew members, when it careered off the runway Saturday while landing at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport. It went partly into an adjacent highway, broke into pieces and caught fire. Four people were pronounced dead soon after the crash and the airline said on its Twitter account that a fifth, a flight attendant, died Sunday. Those who died Saturday were the pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer and another attendant, Red Wings said. The video has been viewed more than half a million times.
The Mayan apocalypse may not have happened in 2012, but stargazers have something to look forward to in 2013: Comets. Researchers say next year may be the best for spotting comets in a generation, after the comet Ison broke free from the Oort cloud and is headed our way. It if survives the journey, astronomers say it could become even brighter than the moon as it makes a pass by earth next fall.
A fun day of sledding went horribly wrong on Jackson Lake in Wrightwood, California, on Christmas day. A young boy falls through the ice, as do several other people trying to rescue him. Eventually, someone comes over with a rope and pulls everyone out. The rescues were caught on videos.
Charlie Sheen is apologizing after he was caught on video uttering a homophobic slur. Sheen attended the opening of the Epic Bar on the rooftop of the four-story El Ganzo hotel in San Jose del Cabo in Mexico Friday night, and was on stage introducing some musical acts when he said, "How we doing? Lying bunch of [expletive], how we doing?" Sheen issued a statement saying "I meant no ill will and intended to hurt no one, and I apologize if I offended anyone."
A Chinese woman is showing off a rare talent in another viral video. She can write with both hands at the same time.
As the new year beckons and Hollywood reflects on the year that was, a little-known Christian Slater film is getting a lot more attention than it did at the box office. "Playback" was 2012's biggest box office bust in terms of dollars. The movie made a whopping $264 to be named the year's lowest-grossing film. Conversely, the year's highest-grossing movie was "The Avengers," which made $1.5 billion worldwide. That's 5,681,818 times what "Playback" made.
The man responsible for "Gangnam Style" can breathe a Psy of relief after his viral video rival was deported from the UK. The "One Pound Fish" man, Muhammed Nazir, was told to get out of the country and go back to Pakistan because his work visa was expired. Nazir's video has been viewed nearly 11 million times, but that is still well behind Psy's 1.1 billion views. "Gangnam Style" is the most viewed viral video of all time.
Finally, a father documents time at home with his son in an amusing time-lapse video.
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