What’s Trending? Deadpool, iPhone Time Hoax, & Dave Grohl

A hoax circulating around the Internet has tricked countless iPhone users into bricking their phones. A fake ad tells users they can hear a retro Macintosh theme if they change the date on their phone and then reset it. The date suggested is January 1, 1970. The problem, smartphones didn’t exist back then… So the device freaks out. You have to take it to an Apple store in order to get it fixed.

Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd are in position to capture more than a few Grammys tonight. But Dave Grohl stole the show last night. Grohl, of the Foo Fighter’s, performed ‘You Are’ at the MusiCares Lionel Richie Tribute Concert. His rendition brought the audience to its feet. Stevie Wonder and Pharrell Williams also performed in honor of Richie, who was named Person of the Year by MusiCares.

Kanye West dropped a new album over the weekend — and with it, a bombshell. The rapper says he’s 53-million dollars in debt. West tweeted the news to his followers hours before performing on Saturday Night Live, saying: “please pray we overcome… this is my true heart.” The album, ‘The life of Pablo,’ is only available on Tidal, Jay-Z’s streaming service. West took to Twitter again Sunday asking fans to subscribe if they want to hear it. He also called for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to invest one billion dollars in his ideas… after “realizing he is the greatest living artist and greatest artist of all time.”

It’s kind of underwhelming as far as teasers go… you’d think a film called Ghostbusters might feature a ghost or a buster. Instead, the teaser for the new Ghostbusters film show New York in a state of emergency… With the familiar tagline, who you gonna call? The teaser promises a full trailer on March 3rd. It’s possible Sony only released something Sunday because February 14, 2016 was the day Peter Venkman predicted the world would come to an end in Ghostbusters 2.

Betty White must have been on to something when she gave her support to “Deadpool.” The R-rated superhero film crushed the weekend box office, setting tons of records in its wake. The film took in a whopping 135-million dollars… and set the bar for biggest Valentine’s opening, biggest R-rated movie opening, biggest R-rated comic book adaptation, and biggest opening ever for 20th Century Fox. Those marks knock out films like “the Matrix Reloaded,” “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “300,” and “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.”

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