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Spotted: Notable Pittsburghers and their Penguins pride

Written by Edgar Ramirez on .

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It all started with Gerrit Cole.

The Pirates pitcher was first spotted at Consol Energy Center on May 4, cheering on the Penguins against the Washington Capitals in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals playoff.

Remember this?

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He was spotted again on May 22, when the Penguins faced the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final, Miller Lite(s) in hand and all.

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And still cheering loud and proud.

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Spotted on May 26 for the Penguins' Game 7 against the Tampa Bay Lightning: Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin.

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Also spotted that night: Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown.

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Even while not at the game, Antonio Brown continued to share his Penguins pride on social media.

He isn't the only one — Mt. Lebanon's Joe Manganiello can also be found providing live game analysis on Twitter.

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And while most of us are fans of "Magic Mike," I think it's safe to say one of Manganiello's biggest accomplishments to date is turning his wife, Sofia Vergara, into a Penguins fan.

The latest celebrity spotting was none other than Pittsburgh's own Michael Keaton.

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And even when he's not in attendance, Keaton lets us all know he's a Penguins fan wherever he goes.

 

Yes!

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And let's not forget: Former WWE wrestler Shawn Michaels and former Steelers player Brett Keisel.

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Shaw and Keisel were in attendance at Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final.

A Steelers player taking it to a different level: Safety Ross Ventrone.

 

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A video posted by Ross Ventrone (@rustybenson) on

Major props to him.

Pittsburgh's own Billy Gardell has also been sending his support:

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Among the celebrities that have jumped on board to support the organization:

Mindy Kaling

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So who will be spotted at Thursday's game? Guess we'll have to wait and see.

UPDATE: Stanley Cup Game 5

Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown made an appearance again! This time, he showed off some of that fashion sense.

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And drawing some of the biggest cheers of the night: Legendary Pirates player Bill Mazeroski.

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Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari was apparently in attendance, too.

He even shared a little #TBT (Throwback Thursday)

And while not at Consol, we'll still share: A day earlier, our photographer captured Pirates' Andrew McCutchen representing Malkin.

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Stephen Nesbitt has all the details.

Who will we spot at San Jose? We'll play the waiting game again.

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Trendsburgh: What were yinz tweeting n'at this week?

Written by Edgar Ramirez on .

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(Dominique Hildebrand/Post-Gazette)

Welcome to Trendsburgh! Every Monday-Friday at 4:30 p.m., we'll give you a quick recap of what was trending on Twitter and/or Facebook here in the 'Burgh and U.S. throughout the day.

This week: May 23-27.

Thursday

Game 7

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It's win-or-go-home for the Penguins — again.

Same.

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#RedNoseDay

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With the help of celebrities and social media, the campaign that helps raise funds to fight kids' poverty is off and running. NBC will be running a special tonight for those of you who want to lower your heart rate during the commercial breaks of the Penguins game.

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Baylor

Major changes being made at the Texas university. Via The New York Times:

  • "Kenneth W. Starr, the independent counsel who delivered a report that served as the basis for President Bill Clinton’s impeachment in 1998, was removed as president of Baylor University on Thursday after an investigation found “fundamental failure” by the university in its handling of accusations of sexual assault against football players.

    The university also fired the football coach, Art Briles, whose ascendant program in recent years brought in millions of dollars in revenue but was troubled by accusations of sexual assault against athletes."

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Blue Lives Matter

Via CNN:

  • "Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a bill Thursday expanding the state's hate-crimes statute to add the targeting of police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel.

    'Coming from a family of law enforcement officers, I have great respect for the work that they do and the risks they take to ensure our safety,' Edwards said Thursday, adding, 'they deserve every protection that we can give them.' "

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Nick Jonas

What a year it's been for the third Jonas brother. Get ready to see a lot more of him this summer: He's been named Entertainment Weekly's cover star.

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Viral video(s) making the rounds:

I've said it once and I'll say it again and again and again: Sometimes I don't *get* the Internet.

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Wednesday

#NoahsArkPGH

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It's baaaaack! Our Scott Mervis got to preview the Pittsburgh favorite earlier this month, but today was the grand re-opening for the whale n'at.

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#SayNoToHYDRACap

The Internet called for Captain America to get a boyfriend yesterday — not to turn into a traitor.

In Marvel Comics’ "Captain America: Steve Rogers," out today, a major plot twist: Turns out Captain America has been an agent for the evil organization Hydra all along.

The Internet, in a nutshell:

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But really:

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Murray

So many possibilities here — Andy Murray almost losing in the French Open, actor Bill Murray having fun with Jordan Spieth, and then there's of course Matt Murray.

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State Dept

From POLITICO:

  • "A State Department watchdog concluded that Hillary Clinton failed to comply with the agency’s policies on records while using a personal email server that was not — and, officials say, would never have been — approved by agency officials, according to a report released to lawmakers on Wednesday."

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#NationalWineDay

Not sure if this is totally true or what but we'll get happily behind it — no glasses needed either!

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Viral video(s) making the rounds:

Tired of Chewbacca Mom? Yes? Well, let us introduce, uh, whatever this is:

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Tuesday

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Matt Murray

It's official: Murray will be starting over Fleury for tonight's win-or-go-home Game 6. Some quick Twitter reactions:

No pressure indeed.

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#GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend

It's 2016 — why not?

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Or so ask Marvel fans on Twitter. 

The hashtag started trending Monday and has taken off since then. While it's hard to pinpoint how the hashtag started — one news site is saying this 18-year-old is responsible (if so, props!) — it could have been inspired from last week's #GiveElsaAGirlfriend. As GayStarNews reports,

  • "It’s no wonder following the #GiveElsaAGirlfriend hashtag, which called for a lesbian couple in Frozen 2, that fans are now hoping for Captain America to get a boyfriend in the next movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Many see that it makes more sense for Cap to fall in love with Bucky Barnes, his best friend, than the rather rushed and awkward hetero-pairing at the end of Captain America: Civil War."

This isn't a new topic though. The bromance took off on the Internet when the trailer for "Captain America: Civil War" was first released. As MTV explains:

  • "Amid all of the action and excitement, this bit of dialogue made even the fairweather-ist of slash fans’ hearts flutter: 'He remembered you. Your pal, your buddy, your Bucky.' "

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Chris Evans — the actor who plays Captain — was asked by Flickering Myth about his character's sexuality earlier in May. Here's what he had to say about a possible gay romance:

  • “That wouldn’t be so bad,” mused Evans, “it’s just never been part of my approach to the character. My subtext didn’t involve that dynamic. I think even with the first Captain America film you see how drawn he is to Peggy Carter. I think in that final scene when I’m putting that plane in the water, he’s far more concerned with not getting to see her again than he is to give his own life."

    "Maybe I just didn’t do my damn job very well. But that’s what I was going for. I think it was very clear that Peggy Carter was the first woman not just to give him the time of day, but to believe in him and to give him support and trust and honesty, and all these things I think he was hungry for. And I thought I put all that in the final scene, but maybe I didn’t. Maybe I was just gazing at Sebastian [Stan] too much.”

So what are some of the reasons the Internet is calling for Captain to have a boyfriend? Take a look:

Not everyone is thrilled, of course.

Ultimately, “Captain America” co-director Joe Russo says the relationship is all up for interpretation:

  • “People have interpreted that relationship all kinds of ways, and it’s great to see people argue about it what that relationship means to them,” he said. “We will never define it as filmmakers, explicitly, but however people want to interpret it.”

Interpretation? Really?

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#HailWV

Lot of sports news coming in from West Virginia, prompting the hashtag to trend.

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Bill Cosby

The comedian was ordered to stand trial in an alleged sex assault.

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Ryan Vogelsong

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The Pirates put the pitcher on the 15-day disabled list today because of facial fractures, Post-Gazette writer Bill Brink reports.

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OTAs

Spring practice is underway for NFL teams, including the Steelers. Among today's headlines:

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  • "I feel like the whole team was really out there trying to twist my ankles and do little dirty stuff in between the piles.” Le'Veon Bell accused the Cincinnati Bengals of intentionally trying to injure him and take him out of the game.
  • Center Maurkice Pouncey, who missed all of last season after fracturing the fibula in his left leg in a preseason game against the Packers, said his injured leg is 100 percent despite undergoing multiple surgeries last fall to repair the bone.

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Viral video(s) making the rounds:

Chewbacca Mom is back!

You're invited....

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Monday

Fleury

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The veteran goalie had a rough return to the net as a starter — does that mean Matt Murray should take over? Not so fast, says Paul Zesie (though a look at the poll does favor Murray.....)

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Vogelsong

There was a scary moment during today's game for the Pirates pitcher

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#BBMAs

Among the things from last night's music awards show making headlines: Demi Lovato's outfit, Justin Bieber's performance (followed by another online rant), Ariana Grande's tumble, Celine Dion's heartfelt speech, Madonna's Prince tribute, Kesha's stage return and so much more. Also: Pittsburgh's own Wiz Khalifa a 2-time winner.

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#IUPtwitter

The hashtag was trending last night and was on the rise again today. On it, students from Indiana University of Pennsylvania were sharing party memories.

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Clarence Thomas

Once again, the Supreme Court justice is taking heat for a controversial decision.

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Viral video(s) making the rounds:

Ouch.

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Everyone needs an editor

Written by Edgar Ramirez on .

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We here at the Post-Gazette know that from experience.

We've had our fair share of typos online and in print — so we can relate somewhat to PennDOT's misspelling on this sign.

It got us thinking though: Are there other misspelled signs or monuments out there in the Pittsburgh area? 

If so, we'd like your help in finding them to post on here! Who knows, maybe they'll get corrected like the one pictured above.

We're taking submissions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Trendsburgh: What were yinz tweeting n'at this week?

Written by Edgar Ramirez on .

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(Dominique Hildebrand/Post-Gazette)

Welcome to Trendsburgh! Every Monday-Friday at 4:30 p.m., we'll give you a quick recap of what was trending on Twitter and/or Facebook here in the 'Burgh throughout the day.

This week: May 16-20

Friday

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Steelers

Yea, they're not in season and the Penguins and Pirates are both playing tonight, but the Steelers still managed to make headlines today.

Among them:

- A couple of Steelers rookies brought smiles to kids at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, as pictured above. 

- The team signed Sean Davis to a four-year contract.

- There was *this*

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Yup, those are some Steelers players chasing a robot tackling dummy. What's going on?

- Oh yea, there was also this, which is what caused the Steelers to start trending in the first place:

Get your bets in.

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#HBKLine

Click on the hashtag and you'll find a zoo of tweets about the Penguins, Shawn Michaels and Primanti's. Luckily, we break it down for you all here

Also trending because of this song

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White House

The house was put on lock down after shots were reported nearby.

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Ben's Cat

You know Nyquist, but do you know Ben's Cat?

Resiliency: The 10-year-old horse has won four of the past five years, including three straight.

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Maroon 5

The Grammy-winning band announced they would be cancelling their shows scheduled in North Carolina due to the state's controversial bathroom law.

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Viral video(s) making the rounds:

I really didn't understand why *this* video was making the rounds — two minutes into it, I was about ready to give up. And then it was worth it.

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Thursday

#UberPUPPIES

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It's exactly what it sounds like: Puppies being Ubered across Pittsburgh. We even had one in the office!

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., people were able to use their Uber apps to order puppies that would come to their place of work for a 15-minute visit. The cost was $30 and benefited canines, felines and rabbits at the North Side shelter. Most importantly, after 3:30 p.m., Gabby — in the video above — and the other puppies on the Uber circuit will be available for adoption at the shelter, 1101 Western Avenue, 15233. We weren't the only ones getting in on the Uber puppies:

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Phil Kessel

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The Penguins winger has 16 points in the postseason, including this goal from last night.

Play aside, he also was trending throughout the day because of this: 

With the way he's been playing, it's hard to believe he's never made it this far into the playoffs before. As Paul Zeise writes, acquiring him is greatly paying off for the Penguins.

Among other Penguins-related things trending: Game 3, Crosby, Murray and #HBK.

We were intrigued with the #HBK hashtag, so one of our Sports interns looked into it:

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#PittScript

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Did yinz get a chance to check out the throwback uniforms?

Craig Meyer has the full details of the event. Some additional shots:

On a different-but-somewhat-related note, Penn State was trending after a game time was set for the teams' Sept. 10 match.

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Morley Safer

“There is no such thing as the common man; if there were, there would be no need for journalists.” — Morley Safer

The veteran "60 Minutes" newsman died today at age 84.

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#EgyptAir

A lot of breaking news and theories throughout the day about how the flight carrying 66 passengers fell into the Mediterranean Sea. Good chance we'll have reliable updates in tomorrow's blog.

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Malcolm X

Today would have been his 91st birthday.

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Viral video(s) making the rounds:

Ah, politics.

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Wednesday

#PittScript

Pitt fans all over have been buzzing about tonight — and not because of the Penguins game. As our Pitt football beat writer tweeted:

 

 

Excitement everywhere:

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Dr. Anthony Hamlet

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From Post-Gazette reporter Molly Born: An administrator in the Palm Beach County, Fla., school district has been chosen as the new top leader of the Pittsburgh Public Schools. A formal vote is set to take place tonight.

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Haitian

Happy Haitian Flag Day!

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Robin Wright

"You better pay me or I'm going to go public." The actress channeled her character from "House of Cards" to get equal pay.

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Game 3

The Tampa Bay Lightning will have Ryan Callahan back as they look to take a 2-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference final. As Post-Gazette columnist Gene Collier writes though, anything goes in this series as evident from the first two games.

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Viral video(s) making the rounds:

Yikes.

Also: Jordan Spieth — making golf fun again.

For a better angle:

You do you, Jordan. Maybe he'll show those skills off when he's in town this summer.

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Tuesday

Crosby

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Impressively trending since Monday night — and for a good reason.

 

Among other Penguins-related things trending: Game 2, #PITvsTBL and this little Matt Murray conspiracy: 

 

Internet gold:

 

Murray's response?

 

He further added:

  • “As a goalie, with your equipment, you have like a sixth sense. ...You’d be able to tell if it went through.”

Not everyone is buying it, though:

But really, there's a blog post about the conspiracy. To which some of yinz say

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Ghostbusters

From what we gathered, "Ghostbusters" started trending because of this:

Opening a whole can of worms — again — on the whole all-female cast

But I think this one speaks for all:

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Cervelli

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We'll be seeing this guy in a Pirates uniform for a while

From his own account:

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#IDAHOT2016

Despite what the hashtag looks like, this does not have anything to do with Idaho. Rather, it stands for International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia.

And a message from arguably the most popular prime minister in the world right now:

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Tetris

Coming to the big screen!

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Melania Trump

A message from the potential first lady:

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Viral video(s) making the rounds:

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Monday

Game 2

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(Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

Can the Penguins even the series against the Lightning tonight?

Among the Penguins-related things making the rounds: Our story on how the Tampa Bay Lightning has barred fans from wearing visiting team gear in select areas of Amalie Arena during the 2015-16 playoffs, including seats in the first two rows and other high-priced sections.

Pittsburgh's reaction thus far:

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Yup.

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Sinead O'Connor

The Irish singer was trending all day after being reported missing around Chicago. She was later found safe.

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Harley Quinn

"Suicide Squad" hasn't even hit theaters, yet there's rumors a spin off movie featuring the character Harley Quinn is in the works.

Your move now, Marvel:

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#WPIAL

The hashtag was trending originally because of high school baseball playoffs but really took off because of this:

Congrats indeed to Tyler.

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Twitter

Why was Twitter trending on, well, Twitter? Here yinz go:

To which we say: Please be true, please be true, please be true, please be true, please be true.....

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Viral video(s) making the rounds:

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Trendsburgh: What were yinz tweeting n'at this week?

Written by Edgar Ramirez on .

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(Dominique Hildebrand/Post-Gazette)

Welcome to Trendsburgh! Every Monday-Friday at 4:30 p.m., we'll give you a quick recap of what was trending on Twitter and/or Facebook here in the 'Burgh throughout the day.

NOTE: Due to a technical glitch, Monday's content is currently unavailable. 

This week: May 9-13

Friday

#Fridaythe13th

This never fails to trend on this day. Feeling superstitious or silly today? Let's check in with none other than Jason himself:

Either way, soak the date in — as Cleveland.com reminds us, this Friday the 13th is the only one in 2016.

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John Miller

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Or should we say Donald Trump? The bizarre Friday the 13th news making rounds today: Did Donald Trump once act as his own spokesman? The Washington Post seems to think so. They write:

  • "A recording obtained by The Washington Post captures what New York reporters and editors who covered Trump’s early career experienced in the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s: calls from Trump’s Manhattan office that resulted in conversations with “John Miller” or “John Barron” — public-relations men who sound precisely like Trump himself — who indeed are Trump, masquerading as an unusually helpful and boastful advocate for himself, according to the journalists and several of Trump’s top aides."

On NBC's "Today" program, Trump denied knowing anything, as The Post writes:

  • “No, I don’t think it — I don’t know anything about it. You’re telling me about it for the first time and it doesn’t sound like my voice at all,” he said. “I have many, many people that are trying to imitate my voice and then you can imagine that, and this sounds like one of the scams, one of the many scams — doesn’t sound like me.” Later, he was more definitive: “It was not me on the phone. And it doesn’t sound like me on the phone, I will tell you that, and it was not me on the phone. And when was this? Twenty-five years ago?”

We'll let you decide.

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Racist McShootface

That's only one of the fake names bidders used in driving up the cost of George Zimmerman's gun up to $65 million. Other names in the mix: "Donald Trump," "Tamir Rice," "Craig Bryant."

The bidding was cancelled, but seems to be live again.

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Tim Duncan

What comes next for the storied NBA player?

 In his 19-year-career — all with the San Antonio Spurs — Duncan has:

  • Played in 15 All-Star Games
  • Won 5 championships
  • 3 Finals MVPs
  • 2 NBA MVPs 

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Penguins

We're not sure yet who's the starting goalie, but Pittsburghers are feeling pretty confident going into tonight's Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final.

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#WVUgrad

Impressively still trending for a second day. Congrats, grads!

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Viral video(s) making the rounds:

Seeing is believing

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Thursday

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George Zimmerman

Where to start? This story has been all over the place, even as this post goes up. So here we go: If you recall, Zimmerman is the Florida man that went to trial for shooting Trayvon Martin back in 2012 but was acquitted. He made headlines again today for deciding to put on auction the gun he used to kill Martin. His reasoning? "I'm a free American," he told WOFL-Channel 35, a news station in Florida. "I can do what I want with my possession." The Orlando Sentinel further explains:

  • "In the listing, Zimmerman says a portion of the proceeds would go toward fighting alleged violence against law enforcement by the Black Lives Matter movement and to stop anti-firearm rhetoric made by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The proceeds will also help pay for efforts to end the career of Angela Corey, who led the prosecution against Zimmerman, according to the post."

Minutes before the bidding was set to take place, the gun disappeared from the auction's site. According to the Sentinel, "GunBroker.com, in a statement, said it wants 'no part in the listing on our web site or in any of the publicity it is receiving.' " Done then, right? Nope. A few hours later, the gun surfaced on another auction site, TMZ reports. The day is still young, we'll see where this story goes....

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Mike Sullivan

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Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford had nothing but positive things to say about the team's coach — and said it'd be up to Sullivan to decide who to start as goalie against the Tampa Bay Lightning. So far in our online and Twitter polls, the rookie is a fan favorite to start.

On a related note, looks like the rivalry has begun between the cities.

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#WVUgrad

With West Virginia's graduation coming up, graduating seniors were showing off their decorated caps and sharing memories. Congrats to all those graduating!

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Azealia Banks

She was making the rounds yesterday but she really soared on the trending topics today — and ironically wasn't around to see it. It looks like Twitter suspended the rapper's Twitter account

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While she's been controversial in the past, it looks like Banks crossed the line this time, going off on a racist and homophobic tirade against Zayn Malik, the former One Direction member, earlier this week. She later tried to explain her behavior:

 But not before Twitter took celebrating with the #AzealiaGotSuspendedParty

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#BEA16

BookExpo America is live! People were live-tweeting from the leading book and author event for the North American publishing industry. Spotted: Nicholas Sparks, author of "The Notebook," "The Longest Ride," "Dear John," "The Lucky One," etc., etc.

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Gronk

It was nearly impossible to avoid seeing Rob Gronkowski on your Twitter or Facebook feed — the New England tight end will be gracing the cover of #Madden17

Oh yea, you can also find him on the mag racks at your local grocery store too.

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Viral video(s) making round:

He did it again: Jimmy Fallon brought back some NHL superlatives on "The Tonight Show." No Penguins are featured this time, however Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin is along with Victor Hedman and Vladislav Namestnikov of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

A little throwback to the 2014 one that included some Penguins:

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Wednesday

Bonino

There were a number of Penguins-related trending topics, but Nick Bonino was the one that took the lead among. Maybe it had something to do with him scoring the overtime goal in Game 6 against the Washington Capitals.

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The game had yinz buzzing on all sides.

Even if it did leave us feeling like this:

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Crazy Bernie

Today, in Donald Trump headlines: 

The Vermont senator did pick up another win in West Virginia, making the primary race for the Democratic nomination more interesting....

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Woody Allen

It's been quite the day for the director. His name started trending early this morning after his son, Ronan Farrow, penned a an essay about the media's (lack of) handling over Woody's shady history:

That led to this awkward encounter at the opening of Cannes:

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New Instagram

No, that's not a new app on your phone — rather, it's a new look from Instagram.

Everywhere to you looked, I can guaranteed you ran a .gif similar to this:

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#PittScript

The unveiling of the new Pitt uniforms is one week away!

Pitt athletics hyped it up some with this tweet:

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Morley Safer

After 46 years, Morley Safer of "60 Minutes" is retiring.

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Viral video(s) making the rounds:

They say golf is a gentlemen's game — and Greg Owen proved that to be true. During his practice round at TPC Sawgrass for the Players Championship, the 6'5, 210-pound golfer did not hesitate one bit in stripping down to his underwear to save a baby bird from drowning in a nearby pond. His friend caught it all on video:

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Tuesday

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Game 6

The city is buzzing — can the Penguins close out the series tonight against the Washington Capitals?

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Hiroshima

President Barack Obama this month will be visiting Hiroshima, Japan. Why it's historic:

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Steph Curry

The Golden State Warriors point guard has made history again. Curry was named the first unanimous NBA Most Valuable Player — winning the award for a second straight year. The stats say it all:

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Budweiser

Ever wonder what America would taste like? Apparently it takes like Budweiser.

That's right, Budweiser is changing its name to America — for a limited time, that is. As Reuters reports, starting May 23rd to the presidential election on Nov. 8, "cans and bottles of the beer will be adorned with U.S. icons such as the Statue of Liberty, phrases from the Pledge of Allegiance and lyrics from 'America the Beautiful' and 'The Star Spangled Banner.' The change will coincide with the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games."

Honestly, all that comes to mind is this meme:

MuricaMeme

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Viral video(s) making the rounds:

This is what happens when you try to eat corn on the cob....on a power drill.

Which brings me to this:

leslieknope-youthculture

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