What's Trending on Monday, May 21st, 2018

May 22, 2018

What’s Trending on Monday, May 21st, 2018

 

#GoldenKnights

§     The Vegas Golden Knights are going to the Stanley Cup Final in their first year of existence.

§     Vegas beat the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Sunday in Game Five of the Western Conference Final to clinch the series four games to one.

§     They’ll face either the Washington Capitals or the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Final.

§     Game 1 will be a week from today. If the Lightning win their series, they will get home ice. If the Capitals win, the Golden Knights will have home ice.

 

#BBMAs

§     The 2018 Billboard Music Awards were last night at the MGM Grand.

§     Kelly Clarkson was the host. She cold-opened the show with a call to action following the recent school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas and then performed a stunning medley of other artists’ songs, including Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and Shawn Mendes.

§     The Top Artist Award went to Ed Sheeran, Top New Artist when to Khalid, Top Duo/Group went to Imagine Dragons.

§     We’ll have more winners and behind the scenes coming up later.

 

#RoyalWedding

§     Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding is still trending.

§     There was a lot of talk about her dress, the way Harry looked at her at the alter and said, “You look amazing. I’m so lucky,” and the fact that there was an empty seat next to Prince William.

§     Many assumed it was a tribute to the late Princess Diana, but Us Weekly has confirmed that the seat was left vacant so that Queen Elizabeth wouldn’t have anyone sitting in front of her.

 

#Playdoh

§     Hasbro, the company behind Play-Doh has registered the smell of it.

§     How do you trademark a smell? First, you must describe it and then you send it off to the office for an official government smell test by an examiner.

§     Hasbro formally describes the smell as a unique scent formed through the combination of a sweet, slightly musky, vanilla-like fragrance, with slight overtones of cherry, and the natural smell of a salted, wheat-based dough.

§     People can’t just randomly trademark any fragrance. You have to show that a fragrance serves no important practical function other than to help identify and distinguish a brand.