The Daily Scoop: 1-26-2015

Monday's top trending stories

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“The Daily Scoop” is the morning segment on KDLT News Today that highlights the top trending stories on social media.


A “potentially historic” massive snow storm is set to hit the eastern section of the U.S., crippling travel and grinding big cities like New York, Philadelphia and Boston to a halt.

This blizzard could dump as much as three-feet of snow on New York City. In some cities in western Pennsylvania, the first flakes have already started to fall. Morning commuters were bracing for the worst of the storm Monday morning.

The National Weather Service says to expect heavy snow and powerful winds through Tuesday.

Coach K scores 1K wins

A big achievement for Duke’s head coach over the weekend.

Mike Krzyzewski became the first in Division I men’s basketball history to reach 1,000 career wins Sunday.

All eyes were on Coach K at Madison Square Garden as he came into the Sunday showdown with Saint John’s sitting on win number 999.

The Red Storm kept it close and almost pulled off the upset at home against the visiting Blue Devils, but Coach K clenched his 1K win, 77-to-68.

“American Sniper” continues to dominate the box office

“American Sniper” is still going strong, selling the most tickets at the box office for the second weekend in a row.

The Iraq war drama starring Bradley Cooper earned more than $64 million. “American Sniper” has taken in a total of $200 million in its first 10 days of release.

“The Boy Next Door” is the weekend’s number two movie. The Jennifer Lopez thriller debuted with $15-million in ticket sales.

“Paddington” rounded out the top three. The family flick featuring the popular children’s character earned about 12-and-a-half million dollars.

SAG Awards 2015

Stars descended on Los Angeles last night for the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The backstage farce “Birdman” topped awards, winning Best Ensemble Cast, but that movie’s star, Michael Keaton, was upset by Eddie Redmayne in the Most Outstanding Actor category. Redmayne won for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything.”

Julianne Moore won Outstanding Actress as an academic with early onset Alzheimer’s disease in “Still Alice.”

Debbie Reynolds was honored with the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award.

Miss Columbia wins Miss Universe

While Hollywood’s stars are celebrating, so is Miss Columbia.

She was crowned Miss Universe Sunday night in Miami.  Paulina Vega beat out contestants from 88 other countries who participated in the pageant.

Miss USA, Nia Sanchez of Las Vegas, Nevada was the first runner-up.

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