What’s Trending on Friday, May 12th, 2017
* Despite rumors swirling this week about Kelly Clarkson being in talks to join the revival of ABC’s version of “American Idol,” NBC announced that she will instead be a coach on season 14 of “The Voice.”
* She says that she’s gone back in forth with them for years but the timing hasn’t been right until now.
* She’s been an adviser and performer on the show before but never a coach.
* The fourth season 14 coach will be announced at a later date.
* On Wednesday, fellow Idol alum Jennifer Hudson was announced as a coach for season 13 of “The Voice” with Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Miley Cyrus.
* Would you trust a bathroom product with big life news, like telling you if you’re going to have a baby?
* Some women are resorting to mixing their urine with toothpaste to tell them if they are pregnant or not…even though there is no scientific evidence that it works.
* The toothpaste pregnancy test involves putting toothpaste on a plate or cup and then adding a few drops of the woman’s urine to it.
* If the woman is pregnant, the paste should change colors and even froth.
* If she is not pregnant, the toothpaste’s appearance will not change at all.
* Again, no scientific basis to back this up but women are swearing by it.
* Study: Face-to-face requests get results.
* Want that raise? Don’t send an email.
* Asking someone for something in person is 34 times more effective.
* We use email to avoid the awkwardness and embarrassment of approaching people. But that convenience comes with a price.
* The moment you decide to go from face-to-face to email, you are lowering your chances, no matter who you ask…friends or strangers, it doesn’t matter.
* Beginning next week, Twitch (an Amazon-owned video service) will host an 18-day, 886-episode marathon of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.
* The marathon’s channel will also feature a donation panel to raise funds for local PBS stations.
* The Mister Rogers marathon kicks off on May 15th at noon and will run through June 3rd.
* You can watch it at twitch.tv/misterrogers.