Friday A.M. Hot Clicks: Tugba Ercan; Scenes From the Spelling Bee
Scenes From the National Spelling Bee
Congrats to Vanya Shivashankar and Gokul Venkatachalam, who were named co-champions of the 88th Scripps National Spelling Bee. I was impressed with both winners, mostly due to the great shirt worn by Shivashankar's dad and this LeBron imitation by Venkatachalam. Highlights from the event included Dev Jaiswal's memorable exit, a judge name-dropping Drake and this girl busting out a 45-letter word during a video with USA Today.
Poh the Dog's Big Adventure
Can't say enough good things about Thomas Neil Rodriguez, who took his dog Poh on a seven-week cross country trip after receiving a terminal diagnosis from the vet. The photos are everything.
Andre Drummond Goes to the Prom
The Pistons may have finished the season a disappointing 32-50, but that didn't stop one high schooler from trying to snag Andre Drummond as a prom date. Raquel Smith, who attends West Bloomfield High, asked Drummond back in January how many retweets it would take to get him to attend the prom with her. He set the number at 12,000. Raquel came really, really close (11,851 as of this writing) and Drummond obliged. The event took place on Wednesday (bizarre night for a prom, right?) and a good time was had by all.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Remember when Tiger Woods cozied up to a couple girls at his Las Vegas poker tournament a couple weeks ago? I knew right away that Tugba Ercan, one of the girls Woods cozied up to, had serious LLOD potential. As luck would have it, Tugba sent me a bunch of photos and made today's LLOD decision an easy one (click here for full-size gallery). Also, be sure to follow Tugba on Twitter and Instagram.
Graffiti Artists of Portugal
Where Are They Now?
That's Not 15 Percent
Hot Clicks Does Not Approve
Taylor Swift Gets a Race Car
John Cena is Strong
This is How You Flip a Bat
Odds & Ends
The LSU softball team brought a live fish into the dugout during the College World Series ... Former Brave Chipper Jones got into a heated Twitter spat over an autograph snub ... Adrian Peterson also had an interesting day on Twitter ... Peyton C. Manning was arrested for speeding and marijuana possession ... Former Duke guard Nolan Smith was harassed by police, who then asked for autographs when they realized who he was ... John Wall and his entourage allegedly were kicked off a plane in Vegas ... Dwyane Wade showed off photos of his recent weight loss, though it may not be enough to keep him on the Heat next season ... Josh Hamilton doubled on the first pitch he saw in his return to Rangers Ballpark ... Bob Saget has officially signed on for the Full House reboot ... The surprising real names of 25 well-known celebs ... A sex toy vending machine is coming to Philadelphia.
Nacho Cheese Attack
It's always a risk to get nachos and cheese at the ballpark. Just ask this Rangers fan. (H/T Bob's Blitz)
Simpsons Predicted FIFA Scandal
This episode aired over a year ago but seems pretty spot on with this week's news.
Timeout With T.O.
Our pal Tiffany Oshinsky with the week in sports.
From the "nothing to do with anything" department, here are some of the best Normisms from Cheers.
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