The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Tuesday January 8)

January 8, 2019

Here are some of today’s biggest headlines.

Saudi teenager barricades herself in Bangkok airport hotel

A Saudi teenager claiming to be fleeing her abusive family has barricaded herself in a hotel room in Bangkok’s main airport after Thai immigration officials attempted to deport her back to the Middle East.

Golden Globes honor ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Green Book’ in a night of surprises

“Bohemian Rhapsody,” the Freddie Mercury biopic, and “Green Book,” the inspirational true story about an unlikely friendship between an African-American pianist and a white bouncer in the early 1960s, took top honors at Sunday’s Golden Globes.

See the full list of Golden Globe winners

The 76th Golden Globe Awards took place Sunday night.

Gabon government says ‘situation under control’ after apparent coup attempt

The government in Gabon says the “situation is under control” and that rebels there have been arrested after military officers seized state media and announced they had leadership of the country.

40 people killed in Afghan gold mine collapse

At least 40 people were killed when a gold mine collapsed Sunday in northern Afghanistan, authorities said.

Joe Biden says he will decide his 2020 plans ‘soon’

Joe Biden is poised to decide in the coming month whether he will jump into the Democratic presidential race, inching closer to answering the looming question of whether he will make a third bid for the White House.

And the Golden Globe for most obvious PR stunt goes to Fiji Water Girl

Glenn Close and Christian Bale both won Golden Globes but they may have been upstaged by a mysterious brunette.

Massive tuna nets $3.1 million at Japan auction

Self-proclaimed Japanese “Tuna King” and sushi restaurant owner Kiyoshi Kimura paid a record $3.1 million (333.6 million yen) for a giant blue fin tuna at Tokyo’s first new year’s auction on Saturday.

Apple brings iTunes to Samsung TVs as it seeks new revenue

Apple is opening up its ecosystem to one of its biggest rivals by giving owners of Samsung TVs direct access to iTunes content.

Saudi woman ‘still has her passport’

A young Saudi woman reportedly trapped at Bangkok’s main airport is being held for not having a return ticket, Saudi officials have said. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, says she is trying to flee her family, and that Saudi authorities took her passport on arrival in Thailand.

India scientists dismiss Einstein theories

Indian scientists have hit out at speakers at a major science conference for making irrational claims. Some academics at the annual Indian Science Congress, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had dismissed the discoveries of Issac Newton and Albert Einstein. They had also said ancient Hindus had invented stem cell research.

Samsung’s new shape-shifting TVs revealed

A 75in screen made up of tiny swappable panels is among those unveiled at the CES tech show.

Japan billionaire has most retweeted tweet

A Japanese billionaire has ousted a chicken nugget-seeking US teenager to become tweeter of the most retweeted tweet of all time. Yusaku Maezawa’s tweet dated 5 January has now been shared more than four million times. That’s half a million more than Carter Wilkinson’s 2017 request for help to secure himself a year of free chicken nuggets from fast food chain Wendy’s.

‘Betrayed’ Factory Boss Turns On Trump, Says Plant May Move To Mexico

A Michigan electronics company chairman, who voted for Donald Trump in 2016, now says he feels betrayed and his factory may have to move to Mexico because of the president’s tariffs. Pat LeBlanc, the chairman of EBW Electronics, told The New York Times that Trump’s tariffs were “killing” the company, which makes lights for the auto industry.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says There’s ‘No Question’ About Trump’s Racism

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said there’s “no question” President Donald Trump is a racist, citing in an interview that aired Sunday the White House’s response to white supremacist groups and ongoing rhetoric about migrant communities. “The president certainly didn’t invent racism.

New ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 8 Clip Is One Big Sigh Of Relief

Khaleesi is coming … to Winterfell. During the 2019 Golden Globes broadcast on Sunday night, HBO released a seemingly innocuous promo for its upcoming shows. It teased various series, including ” Big Little Lies” and “Euphoria,” and then slyly, in the middle of what seemed like old footage from ” Game of Thrones,” we got a clip of the final season.

Fiji Water Girl Steals The Show During Golden Globes Red Carpet

A-listers weren’t the only ones getting noticed on the Golden Globes red carpet Sunday night. A woman serving stole the show with her superb photobombing skills. She definitely went above and beyond for the Los Angeles-based bottled water company, striking a pose behind celebrities as they were photographed and catapulting the brand ― and herself ― into the spotlight.

Sandra Oh, Andy Samberg Roast Lady Gaga’s ‘100 People’ Line, Gaga Yells ‘It’s True’

Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh couldn’t resist using their time as hosts of the 2019 Golden Globes to hilariously call out Lady Gaga for repeatedly saying the exact same thing during her “A Star Is Born” press tour. “It’s true!” screamed Gaga amid the joke. 100 PEOPLE IN A ROOM!!!

The best and worst moments of the 2019 Golden Globes

It wouldn’t be a Hollywood awards season without some ups and downs, and the 2019 Golden Globes came through as usual. One part love-filled compliment fest and two parts uncomfortable snub parade, the night included Black Panther heading home award-less and a whole bunch of A-listers getting free flu shots.

The most retweeted tweet ever is a billionaire’s giveaway of free money

Here’s a sure way to make your tweet very, very popular: free money. Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, founder of online fashion retailer Zozotown and funder of SpaceX’s trip to the moon, promised in a tweet on Sunday to giveaway 100 million yen ($924,000) to be shared among 100 random people.

Idris Elba’s Golden Globes selfie with Daniel Craig is 007 perfection

Now that we live in the age of social media, there are a bunch of different ways you can watch Awards shows like the Golden Globes. Obviously we still have good ol’ television, but sometimes – if you’re after the backstage, on-the-ground type of stuff – you may want to pay a visit to Instagram, too.

Don Lemon breaks down why Kevin Hart’s ‘apology’ just doesn’t cut it

Kevin Hart probably expected his interview with Ellen DeGeneres, one of the most beloved lesbians in America, to clear him of any wrongdoing. Instead, Hart sparked even further outrage, claiming that he had already apologized to the LGBTQ community – when no real apology could be found.

Netflix is begging people to stop doing the ‘Bird Box’ challenge

People have been inspired by Netflix’s horror hit ‘Bird Box’ and are navigating the world while blindfolded.

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