A-Rod is out, Jeff Bezos is in and folk band Mumford & Sons is having an identity crisis. Amazon.com mogul Bezos has purchased the Washington Post for $250 million -- a paltry one percent of his net worth. Alex Rodriguez's week is off to a bad start as he's suspended through next year for ties to a South Florida clinic.. Four comics' cameos in Mumford & Sons' latest video may keep you laughing until Wednesday.

Welcome to your online trends report for Tuesday, August 6, 2013.

Jeff Bezos

Trending on: Google Trends

While Graham’s underlings may be bowled over by the news, the fact that Bezos wanted to buy one of the crown jewels of American journalism, however tarnished by misfortune, shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention. In taking ownership of the Post, the internet billionaire merely completes his transformation from e-commerce pasha to media mogul — a transformation that’s been taking place before our eyes for years. [ Forbes ]

Alex Rodriguez

Trending on: National Twitter, Google Trends

Rodriguez was suspended through 2014 and All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera were banned 50 games apiece Monday when Major League Baseball disciplined 13 players for their relationship to Biogenesis of America, a Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs. [ Fox Sports ]

Amber alert

Trending on: Google Trends

An Amber Alert was in effect early Tuesday for the two missing children of a woman whose body was found inside a burned rural house near the U.S.-Mexico border, and authorities said the man suspected of killing the woman may have abducted the kids. [ Fox News ]

Juan Pablo

Trending on: Google Trends

During Monday night’s finale of the ABC reality show The Bachelorette, the producers revealed that a contestant on the show, Juan Pablo Galavis, would become the next star of the companion series, The Bachelor. [ USA Today ]

Mumford & Sons

Trending on: Google Trends

The new Mumford & Sons video enlists four actors as stand-ins for the band members, and in the process proves the British folk rockers have a great sense of humor. In the video for "Hopeless Wanderer," which was released on Sunday and quickly went viral, comic actors Ed Helms, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Will Forte sport the necessary facial hair and old-timey clothes to pull off the routine. [ NBC News ]

Popular Baltimore searches on Google*

  • Riley Cooper| Breakout
  • Robin Thicke | +170%
  • Powerball | +110%
  • Blurred Lines | +80%
  • Facebook.com | +50%
  • MD lottery | +50%
  • MTA | +50%
  • NFL | +50%
  • case search | +40%

*Average of the past seven days