The weekday report for the topics and people that are trending on
Yahoo! and across the Web for Tuesday April 17, 2012.
Research by Search editor Liz Streng
Mother Nature blows some volcanic steam in Mexico. Meanwhile, a celebrity and her mother team up for a tell-all book that reveals some terrible secrets. And the mother of all geek conventions is set, thanks to an unprecedented intergalactic reunion. Here now, the mother lode in online buzz.
- Popocatepetl Volcano: Mexican authorities raised the alert level Tuesday morning after the volcano coughed up some burning hot rocks. Nearby residents have Tweeted messages of the eruption and posted images of the ash cloud. The real concern: Will this be harder to pronounce than Eyjafjallajökull?
- Vanessa Williams: The actress-singer told ABC's "Nightline" that she had been sexually abused as a child and had abortion as a teen, details revealed in her new book, "You Have No Idea," co-authored with