CINCINNATI - A series of bizarre attacks had everyone talking this week. First came the elevator smack-down that Solange Knowles planted on brother-in-law Jay-Z. Then there was the cat that stepped up to guard duty and saved a little boy from a dog attack. Crazy? You bet. Read on to see what else you missed this week.
A family crisis. The news on everyone’s lips this week? Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Solange Knowles are riding in an elevator after a Met Gala after-party, when the cameras catch Solange attacking Jay-Z. Kicking, hitting, throwing things…the whole show. Naturally, social media was ablaze with this news--not to mention speculation about the motive behind Solange's attack.
- UPDATE: The Carter-Knowles clan released a joint statement saying that everything is okay and the family is working to move past the incident.
Boy’s best friend. Picture this: A boy is playing in his driveway when home security cameras catch a dog running into the yard and attacking him. It’s every parent’s fear, but luckily for one California family, the guard pet on duty sprung into action. It wasn’t another dog, but rather, the family cat. This must-see video went viral this week and had all of social media buzzing.
Ads get Pinteresting. Ready or not, here come Pinterest ads ! The online pin board announced this week it would be rolling out promoted pins to marketers including Kraft, General Mills, Lululemon, and Gap. Good idea? Bad idea? “I’m not active on Pinterest so this doesn’t matter to me anyway?”
Shirt-ception. Your viral photo of the week ? Actor Macaulay Culkin has a shirt of Ryan Gosling wearing a shirt of Macaulay Culkin. Yeah.
Happy Birthday, Mr. Zuckerberg! The average 30-year-old man’s salary is $42,000. Facebook mogul Mark Zuckerberg’s? Just $1.00. His net worth is $25.3 billion, while his average contemporary has a net worth of $8,525. Mashable.com’s infographic compares other aspects of Zuckerberg’s life – from Facebook friends to wardrobe budget – to celebrate Zuckerberg’s 30th birthday on May 14.
Text 9-1-1. In case of emergencies, you don’t just have the option to call 9-1-1: now; you can text the police . The FCC rolled out the service Thursday, May 15 to make contacting your local police in the event of an emergency that much easier.
- Last week: #BeforeManzielGetsDrafted, a fitness app flub, and Facebook's new motto: The digital week in review
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