What’s Trending: Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

Jussie Smollett, Prop Bets, Gwenyth Paltrow, Pizza Hut

January 29, 2019

What’s Trending: Wednesday, January 30th, 2019



§     The Empire star was transported to the hospital after he was the victim of an apparent hate crime Tuesday morning around 2am in Chicago.

§     Chicago PD confirmed that he was involved in a “racially-charged assault and battery.”

§     The actor said a group of men yelled racial and homophobic slurs at him, along with wrapping a rope around his neck.

§     An unknown chemical substance, believed to be bleach, was then poured on him.

§     The offenders fled the scene.

§     Smollett was transported to Northwestern hospital and is in good condition.



§     Aside from betting on who will win this weekend’s Super Bowl, you have your pick of a slew of prop bets that could win you big money.

§     Some include:

·     How long will it take Gladys Knight to sing the national anthem (Over/Under is 1 minute, 47 seconds)

·     How many plays will CBS analyst Tony Romo correctly predict before the snap? (Over/Under 7.5)

·     How many times will the CBS television broadcast mention Rams coach Sean McVay’s age? (Over/Under 1/5)



§     The actress is being sued after allegedly skiing into a man, causing serious injuries.

§     The incident happened in February of 2016 in Deer Valley, Utah.

§     The man says she skied out of control, hit the backs of him and another skier, knocking him down hard, knocking him out, and causing a brain injury, four broken ribs and other serious injuries.

§     He said that she got up, turned and skied away, leaving him stunned, lying in the show, seriously injured.

§     She is denying the allegations, saying that the lawsuit is without merit and that she expects to be vindicated.



§     They are offering free pizza for a year and tickets to Super Bowl 54 to the first baby born after kickoff.

§     To win, parents with a baby born during the game simply need to post a photo on Twitter of their new arrival, including the exact time of birth, tagging Pizza Hut.

§     Though it’s too early to know which teams will play next year, the game is expected to take place in Miami.