What’s Trending: Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

MTV Awards, Handsome Hurts, Game of Thrones, Best States

May 15, 2019

What’s Trending: Wednesday, May 15th, 2019



§     The MTV movie and TV awards 2019 are out and it’s all about Game of Thrones.

§     The show lead the TV categories with four total nods, including Best Show against Big Mouth, Riverdale, Sch***’s Creek and The Haunting of Hill House.

§     The nominees for Best Movie are Avengers: Endgame, BlacKkKlansman, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Us.

§     The awards will be hosted by Zachary Levi this year on June 17th.



§     Study: Being too handsome can hurt a man’s career.

§     A man’s good looks could affect his success as male bosses see handsome men as a threat and are less likely to promote them.

§     When men hire other men to work with them attractiveness is factored into the hiring decisions.

§     Women’s attractiveness did not keep them from advancing.

§     The study recommends that companies use neutral, outside recruitment firms to get the best workers.



§     This week’s episode titled “The Bells” set a new ratings record.

§     It delivered 18.4 million viewers across two airings and including streaming.

§     That figure blows past the previous record of 17.8 million from two weeks ago.

§     The fantasy drama’s ratings are also the highest in HBO’s history.

§     The series finale of Veep also set a series high, with 1.6 million viewers.

§     The show’s series finale is Sunday night and is certain to set another ratings record.



§     What is the best state in the country?

§     A new study from US News & World Report says that it’s Washington State.

§     They ranked on 8 factors including health care, education, economy, infrastructure, opportunity, fiscal stability, crime and natural environment.

§     The state didn’t come first in any of those but its cumulative score topped everyone else.

§     It was followed by New Hampshire, Minnesota, Utah, and Vermont.

§     The bottom five were Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, West Virginia and New Mexico.

§     Nevada was #37.