The weekday report for the topics and people that are trending on
Yahoo! and across the Web for Wednesday, March 28, 2012.
Research by Search editor Christopher Craig
A Brooklyn food fight decisively sidestepped Middle East politics. Not so with crew and passengers who went mano a mano with the pilot. But, nobody seemed to be involved with an MSNBC pundit who interviewed an empty chair. Get involved in seeing what's spiking across the web.
- Park Slope Food Co-op: Park Slope Food Co-op in Brooklyn held a vote Tuesday on whether it should have a referendum on the co-op boycotting Israeli products and joining the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction (BDS) movement. The referendum, which was defeated, was mostly symbolic -- it would have affected only six products. Related searches: boycott plan park slope, bds, boycott israelimade products
- JetBlue Pilot: Pilot Clayton Osbon had a mental breakdown yesterday, screaming obscenities and frightening passengers with rants about al-Qaida threats and bombs aboard the aircraft, which was in flight from New York to Las Vegas. He was locked out of the cockpit by his co-pilot and then subdued. The plane was diverted to Texas. Related searches: jet blue pilot restraint, airline pilot meltdown, clayton osbon
- Lawrence O'Donnell: MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell conducted an interview with an empty chair yesterday after George Zimmerman's lawyer stormed out of the TV studio. Jon Stewart had fun with this story on "The Daily Show." O'Donnell later had a field day grilling Joe Oliver, who claims to be a "close friend" of Zimmerman's, but seems to know little about the shooter's motives or personal life. Related searches: lawrence o'donnell msnbc, last word with lawrence o'donnell
NEWS & POLITICS
- Conifer fires in Colorado: Federal fire crews have taken over battling a raging wildfire southwest of Denver that has already burned 5,000 acres and killed at least one person. Related searches: colorado wild fires, current fires in colorado, conifers in co map, colorado wildfires 2012, denver fires
- Chaka Khan: The music legend released a new version of her song "Super Life" as a tribute to Trayvon Martin. Kahn (who dons a hoodie in the video) gathered other celebrities to participate, including Angela Bassett, Garcelle Beauvais, Keke Palmer, Terry Crews, Kimberly Elise, Loretta Devine, Sharon Leal, Eva Pigford, and Kelly Price.
- Amish buggy bill: A bill has been approved in Kentucky to provide an alternative for Amish buggy drivers who do not want to be required to use bright safety triangles on their vehicles.
- Obamacare: Conservative Supreme Court justices took issue Tuesday with the portion of the Affordable Care Act requiring Americans to purchase health insurance or pay a penalty. Today, justices will hear arguments regarding the health law's expansion of Medicaid for the poor and if it unfairly forces states to participate. Related searches: supreme court, obama health care bill, us supreme court, justice scalia
- Ninja Turtles: "Transformers" director Michael Bay is producing the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" remake, which will be simply titled "Ninja Turtles."
- Fifty Shades of Grey: The film rights to the erotic best-seller by English writer E.L. James have been nabbed by Universal Pictures and Focus films.
- Total Recall: The 30-second teaser trailer for the upcoming remake of "Total Recall" has been released. The full trailer is scheduled for release Sunday. The film stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, and Bryan Cranston.
- Nadya Suleman: "Octomom" has posed nude for the U.K.'s "Closer" magazine. She has also been asked, yet again, to do porn for Vivid Entertainment. Suleman revealed recently that she sometimes sports a fake pregnant stomach when going out to keep men from lusting after her. Related searches: octomom
- Lady Gaga: Today is music sensation Lady Gaga's birthday. She turns 26. Related searches: lady gaga birthday, lady gaga birthday cake
- Sam Wopat: Stanford volleyball player Samantha "Sam" Wopat, 19, died Sunday after being hospitalized last week for an as-yet-undisclosed medical emergency.
- Magic Johnson: Johnson and a group of investors are buying the Los Angeles Dodgers from owner Frank McCourt for a record $2 billion.
- Dennis Rodman: The former basketball great has apparently been hitting the sauce to excess and could face jail time over unpaid child and spousal support payments. Rodman claims he is "extremely sick and broke." Related searches: Dennis Rodman child
- Brittney Griner: The Baylor University basketball phenomenon has been selected for the Associated Press's All-America team.
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