Golden Globes, scene-stealing toddlers and panda cubs
The Golden Globes are buzzing this morning after Ben Affleck got some vindication for not earning an Oscar nomination. Affleck won best director honors and his film "Argo" won best drama picture at the Globes. Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," which leads the Oscar nominations, only won a single Golden Globe. The other big winner of the night was "Les Miserables," which won best musical or comedy, best actor for Hugh Jackman and best supporting actress for Anne Hathaway.
The other big story out of the Globes was Jodie Foster, who sort of came out of the closest without really coming out, and hinted at retiring from acting without actually saying that she was retiring. The speech sparked a mixed discussion on social media, ranging from "brilliant" to "what?" Even writers seemed dazzled and bewildered at the same time. Backstage, Foster dispelled any notion that she was retiring. "I could never stop acting," she said. "You'd have to drag me behind a team of horses." And when asked her intended message, Foster said, "That people change."
In viral video news, it's Fighter vs. Food. UFC star Anthony "Showtime" Pettis takes on a carton of eggs, one slow-mo roundhouse kick at a time.
Lots of searching going on for Justin Timberlake this morning as he has released his first original song since 2006. "Suit & Tie" features Jay-Z. It's available on iTunes today. Timberlake wrote on his website that the song is part of an upcoming album called "The 20/20 Experience," due out later this year.A musician's unusual video getting a lot of attention. In "Sheet Music," Andrew Huang creates a beat using only a large sheet of paper and a pair of scissors.
The other hot topics this weekend revolve around the NFL playoffs as New England, Baltimore, Atlanta and San Francisco all advanced to their conference championships. Players getting a lot of buzz include the retiring Raven Ray Lewis; Patriots back-up RB Shane Vereen, who scored three times in the win over Houston; 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, who racked up 181 yards running in the win over Green Bay; and Matt Bryant, who kicked the game-winning field goal in the thriller between Seattle and Atlanta.
Kate Middleton's due date has been revealed! The palace office says the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William are expecting their first child to be born in July.
A 17-month-old baby stole the show when he ran out on stage and started dancing during his dad's concert. Adorable Ethan crashed the performance and upstaged his dad, Coffey, during the New Year's Eve event.
Finally, the San Diego Zoo has welcomed its newest resident. Panda cub Xiao Liwu debuted with his mom and is now viewable by the public every day.
That's the Trend!