Your Daily Guide to Trending Topics

Every day there are some topics that are trending. Since many of them don’t make sense, we provide easy contextualization. Also, this way, you won’t actually have to know anything about anything.

The Master
Sure, we knew our readers would be interested in The Master, the first Paul Thomas Anderson film in five years. So when the first peek hit the web yesterday, we were all over it. Now it’s the second most searched term on Google. Most of the stories that Google searchers are finding are about the trailer, the lack of Philip Seymour Hoffman, whether or not it’s based on the life of L. Ron Hubbard. Take one wrong Google turn, however, and you can easily learn about some non movie-related things, including celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels’ crusade against The Master Cleanse and a golf tournament.

SpaceX Launch
It’s not just NASA going into space anymore. This morning, a privately owned cargo rocket was launched on a mission to deliver about 1,000 pounds of goods to the International Space Station. That’s really only about week’s space groceries, but the idea is to see if in fact people other than government-employed geniuses can make space travel work. If all goes well, Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, will win a $1.6 billion dollar contract to run 12 missions into space. No word on whether any of them will carry Lance Bass.

Bond Girl Marlohe
Berenice Marlohe, the new Bond girl who’s apparently the toast of the Cannes Film Festival, is the most trendingest item on Yahoo! this morning, which probably means that a bunch of misspelled versions of her name combined count toward that honor. Because, honestly. Marlohe plays Severine in the film, titled Skyfall, and showed off her sinister side at a screening of the film, where she told reporters that her co-star, Daniel Craig is "like a clown."

Arsenio Hall
Yes, that Arsenio Hall. The former late-night talk show host is at the top of the trends list thanks to his big win on Sunday night’s episode of The Celebrity Apprentice. Hall beat out American Idol alum Clay Aiken, showing us all that the term celebrity is certainly subjective. Anyway, if Arsenio really wants to do things right, he will use his resuscitated fame to put together a Coming To America reunion.

#IStandWithObama
Folks on Twitter are awfully hyped to talk about President Obama this morning. The hashtag #IStandWithObama is seriously trending, with users sharing their views on what the President is doing right. To be fair, other topics include #YouKnowTheSunIsShiningWhen and “Rise & Grind,” so we can’t put too much stock in the idea of great thought at 140 characters.

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Industry Insiders: Andrea Lawent, Hollywood Drill Sergeant

The hard-rocking owner and CEO of Made In LA Fitness dishes about dancing, cookie diets, and fellow badass Christina Applegate.

Where do you show off your Made In LA bod? 101 Coffee Shop is like my second home. It’s an old-school diner in Hollywood, with really good food and a great jukebox. I like the sushi and sitting on the roof at The Kress. There, my partner, Mike Viscuso, took the old Frederick’s of Hollywood and redid the whole thing into an entertainment mecca. I walked through the place with him as he was ripping it up, and now it’s beautiful. Finally, M Cafe De Chaya. I love the food there. They manage to create the most fantastic dishes, and all with no sugar or dairy.

How do you fill your days? At Made in LA Fitness, I own, operate, design our clothing line, hire, fire, schedule — everything. I am an ex-dancer and choreographer who has always taught. I started teaching spinning about 14 years ago and have developed a very large, loyal following, which eventually led to the opening of this establishment.

Who has inspired you? Jillian Michaels is someone I admire and respect. She has been my student for over a decade. I have watched her put her head down with no ego and work her ass off. She left The Biggest Loser, as they wouldn’t give her what she asked for and is worth. Obviously, they brought her back, as the show without her wasn’t a success. We hold bootcamps at Made In LA for members of Jillian’s website quarterly. They come from Australia, England, Canada, and all over the US. I also met Christina Applegate when I was what felt like 15 months pregnant with my first child. I was choreographing Don’t Tell Mom, the Babysitter’s Dead. And I actually thought I was gonna meet Kelly Bundy. I was wrong — she is the most down-to-earth person. She then was one of my first students and has been with me for 14 years.

Have there been any recent changes in your industry? Even though of course fitness is to look good, there also seems to be a movement towards how good you are on the inside — our mental and spiritual health. I always say, “I never heard the words ‘change’ and ‘comfortable’ in the same sentence.”

What’s something in your industry that you don’t support? The gimmicky “magic bullet” diet aids: “I lost 40 pounds in two weeks,” “Five-minute abs,” “The Cookie Diet.” There is no magic bullet — it’s commitment and tenacity and showing up consistently.

What is something that people might not know about you? Being all tatted up and loving my rock music, most people think I’m tough. I’m not. I cried when my kids were little and said the pledge of allegiance. My friends call me the Martha Stewart of Hollywood as I have very conservative tastes. I must own every Polo sweater in every color. I’m prone to changing the duvets and linens seasonally, and I like Ralph Lauren and Laura Ashley bedding.