- Mia Fitzharris at Trending Now17 hrs ago
You already know that babies and sloths are both cute, even just on their own. Well get ready for this. We want you to meet 5-month-old Alia, whose best friend is an adorable sloth named Daisy. Alia's parents, Julia and Jason Heckathorn, say that ever since the pair met when Alia was just 2 days old, they have been inseparable. The couple decided to adopt the sloth just before they found out they were pregnant with Alia, so basically their friendship was fate. Alia and Daisy's favorite activities include napping and reading books. Mom Julia, who is a children's book illustrator, loves to include her pet animals in her Hidden Clover books to better educate children about caring for the environment. She said, "The sloth and baby have been growing up together, taking walks together, and working alongside mommy as I write my books and travel to schools. It may sound like an unusual situation, but the look on the schoolchildren's faces as they meet their favorite book characters in real-life are priceless. These are memories that will stick with those children for a lifetime."
- Mia Fitzharris at Trending Now1 day ago
WTVC, a local TV station in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has apologized for posting a "poorly worded" tweet during the Darren Wilson grand jury verdict press conference in Ferguson, Missouri. The ABC affiliate tweeted: "Don't worry, Dancing with the Stars will be back on after the special report. #Ferguson."
Many social media users fired back at the station, calling its tweet racist and insensitive about the events taking place in Ferguson.
.@newschannelnine fire your social media manager. Signed, a social media manager.
The station replied back to several upset followers, but that only spurred more anger.
.@lovesickglee yes - we were just anticipating people complaining. but we handled in a completely lunkheaded way. we're sorry.
WTVC has taken down the tweet and has tweeted multiple apologies to its viewers.
We did not mean to be insensitive with our previous tweet about DWTS vs. Ferguson. We apologize if it was perceived that way.
- Mia Fitzharris at Trending Now2 days ago
Cathryn Copeland and her fiancé, Conner Wood, spent months planning their Nov. 1 wedding, but when Cathryn's mother, Janet, was hospitalized with terminal cancer, their plans quickly changed.
The couple not only switched the date of their big day to Oct. 22 but also changed the venue: They moved the event to Janet's hospital, M.D. Anderson in Houston. Cathryn, who goes by the nickname "CC," and her mother had their hair and makeup done in Janet's hospital room.
Then, 75 friends and family members gathered in the hospital's garden for the ceremony. Photographer Jess Barfield, who captured the beautiful images of CC and Conner's day, said of the event, "I'll never forget the moment CC and her dad were ushered through M.D. Anderson and patients clapped and cheered all the way to the ceremony. The joy was contagious; the day was sacred." Sadly, just two weeks after the couple's special ceremony, Janet passed away, but not before she got to see her daughter tie the knot with the love of her life — every mother's dream.
- Mia Fitzharris at Trending Now5 days ago
Stars, they're just like us — even when they're stuck in traffic — and now we have the evidence. Well, sort of. Los Angeles comedian Lauren O'Brien has been impersonating female celebrities stuck in traffic on her Instagram accountfor months using #celebritiesstuckintraffic. O'Brien recently compiled the spot-on clips into one hilarious YouTube video. There are 14 impersonations in all, and not only does she sound like the famous ladies, but in some cases she actually looks the part as well. Among the celebrities she covers are Ellen DeGeneres, the Olsen twins, Miley Cyrus, and Lena Dunham. Most of her inspiration comes from requests from fans, so if there's a celebrity you want O'Brien to impersonate, use the hashtag and ask away! My favorite is her rendition of sassy Sofia Vergara. Which impersonation did you like the most? Let us know in the comments below!
- Mia Fitzharris at Trending Now6 days ago
Most parents know that disciplining kids is no easy task. And it doesn't get any easier when your kids are adorable, too adorable to scold. In a new viral video, a father discovers his two sons covered in paint. Dad starts to reprimand the tikes in the usual manner saying, "Who's idea was this? Did you think this was a good idea?" Then the wheels come off, and dad can't keep a straight face and breaks out in laughter. One of the boys appropriately asks, "What is funny?" Dad can't keep it together, especially after the boys ask if they have paint in their hair. The video was uploaded to YouTube on Monday, where it has been viewed more than 3.5 million times so far! Hey dad, at least they are already in the shower for easy cleaning.
- Emily Scharnhorst at Trending Now7 days ago
Chef Pasquale Carpino of the Italian cooking Youtube channel Orsara Recipes – has a pretty good following, but his recent cooking video release has garnered almost a million views in just the past two days.
In the video he simply needs to use some Worcestershire sauce. It's pronounced "wuss-ter-sher," but he just can't seem to get the word out correctly.
"I don't know what kind of country would invent this word," he snaps in the video.
The hard-to-pronounce sauce was first created, it's said, as somewhat of an exotic sauce in roughly 1837, in the English city of Worchester. Your guess is as good as ours as to why we don't just call it that.
But leave it to a master chef to find a solution to a problem in the kitchen. Chef Pasquale adds a little Italian flavor to the word and voilà, it's instantly easier for him to digest.
Are there any words you have a terrible time pronouncing? Let us know in the comments.
- Mia Fitzharris at Trending Now8 days ago
A dad in the United Kingdom had a bittersweet birthday surprise for his Spider-Man-loving son. Mike Wilson's little boy, Jayden, recently turned 5 years old. But sadly, Jayden has been diagnosed with a stage IV brain stem tumor and has been given just a year to live. So, to make number five a very special birthday, his dad had a replica Spider-Man suit made with the secret plan to delight Jayden. Jayden's mom brought the brave boy outside just before his Spider Dad leapt off the roof of the house and onto the ground in front of his son. A delightful exchange was had between the undercover dad and Jayden. It was all captured on a hidden GoPro and posted to YouTube, where the heartwarming video's popularity skyrocketed to more than a million views. Wilson was overwhelmed with the response to his Spidey video. He tweeted "spider dad video has blown up. I'm so grateful for all the kind messages. Social media is amazing." Commenters on YouTube praised Mike, calling him the dad of year and best dad ever. We couldn't agree more. To follow along with Jayden's journey and to donate to the family, visit their #hopeforjayden GoFundMe page.
- Emily Scharnhorst at Trending Now9 days ago
As Salt-N-Pepa once said, "The moral of this story is: Who are you to judge?"
So maybe we shouldn't judge this video, uploaded to YouTube this weekend.
A wife, secretly shot by her husband, was caught rapping along with the 1993 song, "None of Your Business" by the hip-hop trio Salt-N-Pepa.
For the video description he wrote, "My wife is THE most beautiful human being I know and I absolutely adore the moments I get to watch her being herself."
And so do we! On closer inspection, she looks to be the leader of the game when it comes to her arm choreography and chair dancing — and her lyrical stylings are on point.
The video has already been viewed over a million times, and serves as a reminder that we are often at our coolest when we don't think anyone is looking.
- Emily Scharnhorst at Trending Now12 days ago
It's something we often take for granted — two people building a life together, growing with each other, and bringing a child into the world — but building a family is one of the most beautiful things to know, an experience that one can't necessarily put into words.
During her pregnancy, Ashley Picco would tell her young husband, Chris, that she could feel their baby move around while they listened to music.
Chris, a passionate musician, hoped to pass his love of music to his child, a son they decided to name Lennon. Tragically, something went wrong during Ashley's pregnancy, and at only 24 weeks she was forced to deliver her child by emergency cesarean section.
Lennon James Picco, was born on Nov. 8.
Ashley died that day from complications of the early delivery.
Lennon was not doing well either. For the few days he hung on to life, his father turned to music. In this video uploaded to YouTube, Chris Picco plays a cover of the Beatles song, Blackbird during the last few hours of his son's life.
Lennon died on Nov. 11. He was 4 days old. He was dressed in an outfit covered in little guitars, which his mother purchased for him.
- Emily Scharnhorst at Trending Now13 days ago
We would really like to be friends with 27-year-old Anthony Jake Murray. Focused and determined, he seems like a true modern-day ninja. However, he was not ninja enough for NBC's hit show American Ninja Warrior. Last year, after he had been working so hard, he waited for five days in cold Denver weather to try out for the sports competition show. On it, contestants show off their running, jumping, and climbing skills on a series of obstacles. Sadly, his ninja dreams were denied. But he refused to let the opportunity pass him by; he knew it would if he didn't try. Murray and his friends filmed this Footloose-inspired tryout video in an attempt to dig their way back into the hearts of the show's casting team. They shot at his local gym to prove to the world that he deserves a spot on the show. The man can dance. The man can skateboard. The man can climb up some really strange things. If you're in need of a hero, you may want to hold out for this American ninja. Let's hear it for this boy.