50 Cent, Ted Williams: Hot Trends

(Information about 50 Cent and Ted Williams updated in today's Hot Trends article.)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- 50 Cent is a hot search topic today following a slew of reports that claim the popular hip-hop artist earned $8.7 million on Monday through Twitter.
50 Cent Pumps H&H Imports Stock Via Twitter

The New York Post reports that 50 Cent, or Curtis Jackson, helped drive up the share price of H&H Imports by promoting the penny stock via Twitter. "You can double your money right now. Just get what you can afford," he tweeted on Monday. The value of the stock rose 29 cents to 39 cents following his promotional tweets.

Jackson reportedly received 30 million shares of H&H in a private placement last October.


"Ted Williams arrested" is a trending search topic today as false rumors continue to spread around the Internet.

The once homeless Ted Williams, better known on the Internet as the man with the golden voice, was detained by Los Angeles police for about an hour with his daughter on Monday night after the two had a verbal argument at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood.

"Fists got to flying, none of which were mine," Williams said in an interview on Entertainment Tonight. His daughter had gotten upset over something he said, according to Williams.


Deepwater Horizon is a popular search topic today after the U.S. National Commission on the BP ( BP) Deepwater Horizon oil spill and offshore drilling released its final report and recommendations on Tuesday.

The report indicated that BP, Halliburton ( HAL) and Transocean ( RIG) all deserve blame for the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

The report also said that the regulatory oversight of the oil industry is still falling short of the mark, chiding the energy lobby, the American Petroleum Institute, in particular.


Elena Kagan is a trending search topic today after Justice Kagan delivered the first judicial opinion of her career on Tuesday.
Elena Kagan
Elena Kagan was confirmed to the Supreme Court on Thursday.

The Supreme Court ruled against Jason Ransom, who argued he should be allowed to shield income from creditors and claim a $471 monthly allowance for car payment. The credit card company he owed would not allow it because Ransom had already paid off all the loans for his 2004 Toyota Camry.

Kagan wrote that he could not, and her order upheld lower-court rulings that had agreed with the company.

Kagan is the fourth woman to serve on the Supreme Court. She replaced retired justice John Paul Stevens in August, 2010.


The chatter on Main Street (a.k.a. Google) is always of interest to investors on Wall Street. Thus, each day, TheStreet compiles the stories that are trending on Google, and highlights the news that could make stocks move.

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