September 15th, 2010
03:37 PM ET

WebPulse: Agatha Christie, Twitter and Gaga's meat dress

Lady Gaga's meat dress is continuing to dominate Web chatter days after the MTV Video Music Awards.

Here's a look at some of the stories that are trending and popular on Twitter, Google and other news and social media sites.

Today's WebPulse is sort of like a wedding: something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.

For the old - the real, real, old - we turn to Agatha Christie. Well, she would have been old, 120 in fact, if she were still alive today to celebrate her birthday. Google's UK homepage is celebrating the birthday with the ultimate tribute - a Google Doodle all her own - and fans around the world are talking about her best works.

And while we celebrate the best of the queen of crime novels, we look forward towards the big changes to what's being dubbed #newtwitter. Twitter's 145 million users will soon be able to embed photos and video clips into their 140-character-long tweets, the company announced on Tuesday as it unveiled one of its first major revamps. And while the features are slowly being rolled out and not everyone has access to them yet, that's not stopping those 145 million people from weighing in on the changes.

Now we move from the social media service itself, to one of the most talked about people on it - and no, it's not Bustin Jieber, or any other concoction of the teen star's name. It's Lady Gaga herself. Days after the MTV Video Music Awards, she and her Meat Dress are still trending with no end in sight. The dress, made entirely out of meat that designer Franc Fernandez borrowed from his family butcher,is still drawing big attention. Whether its stars weighing in on whether they support the move, Gaga explaining that the dress was more a statement about our freedoms than any vegan type of debate, or everyday readers commenting on how ridiculous they still think it is - if nothing else it's an impressive stay on the trends for Gaga, even if her outfits always do surprise.

And from the biggest pop star, to perhaps one of the women who'd like to garner that same kind of attention, we have Michaele Salahi back in the news - and no, this time it has nothing to do with her crashing an event or her reality TV goings-on. It's still about self-promotion, but this revelation has some of her biggest critics absolutely blue in the face.

The latest details on one of D.C's most hated/loved housewives comes in old fashion book form, and like everything else Salahi-related it too is making news. Most of the chatter surrounds the news that Salahi suffers from multiple sclerosis, according to the new book. Salahi's wafer-thin frame has often prompted rumors of anorexia, including from her castmate Lynda Erkiletian in the Bravo reality show, "The Real Housewives of DC." However, according to the book, the 44-year-old has suffered from multiple sclerosis for nearly 17 years.

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    September 15, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joe

    With all that cold cuts she is wearing, I am surprise no one made a sub out of her and send that chiken of the sea somewhere else. A piece of meat that the butcher forgot to dress it up.

    September 16, 2010 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  3. jimi normal

    It worked! Wear a meat dress get lots of attention! And that's how its done.

    September 16, 2010 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
  4. HasBeen

    A leather dress is not much different from a meat dress. Oh, except for the publicity! Gaga's a marketing Genius!

    September 16, 2010 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  5. Don W

    Lady Gaga is disrespecting herself just as much as idiots that wonder around with their pants around their thighs!
    I have worked as a cook at McDonald's and now at Applebee's. I can't stand how ground beef feels on a gloved hand; how in hell can Gaga like it around her frame? Eeewwwh!

    Here's a note for Lady Gaga and all those idiots who wear pants around their thighs: ITS DISRESPECTFUL TO YOUR OWNSELVES! GROW UP!!!

    September 16, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  6. Aristotle Alexander

    Meat dress! What was for dinner that night?

    September 17, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |