What’s Trending? Erin Andrews, Katt Williams, and Nintendo Selects
It was an emotional day on the witness stand for Erin Andrews. The sportscaster and TV host broke down repeatedly as she testified. She told jurors of the devastation she continues to feel after a man secretly shot nude videos of her and posted them on the Internet. Andrews sobbed as she recalled how some in the media speculated that it was a publicity stunt. She says the stalking left her fearful, anxious and depressed. Andrews is suing her stalker and the owner and operator of the Marriott at Vanderbilt for $75 million.
It’s the Feds versus Apple again over an encrypted iPhone. A New York judge says the Feds cannot force Apple to give the FBI backdoor access to locked iPhone data in a routine Brooklyn drug case. The decision follows a California judge’s order requiring Apple to create new software to help the Feds hack the iPhone of a shooter in the December 2nd killing of 14 people in San Bernardino.
Comedian Katt Williams faces a battery charge in Georgia after a store employee told police Williams punched him during an argument. Gainesville police Sgt. Kevin Holbrook says officers responded to an assault call at a pool supply store around 11:30 a.m. Yesterday. Holbrook says officers found Williams outside “lying on the ground with his hands behind his back as though he was ready to go to jail.”
Nintendo will deep discount some of it’s most popular Wii, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games. On March 11th, the price for games like “Super Mario 3D World,” “Super Mario Galaxy 2” and “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D” will drop to $19.99.
The Oscar ratings are down this year. Nielsen says just over 34-million people tuned in to the Academy Awards Sunday night. That’s the smallest audience since 2008. There’s no way to immediately determine if the diversity controversy and calls for an Oscar boycott played a role in the viewing slump. Many years, the Oscars are TV’s biggest event after the Super Bowl.