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Royals, Redskins and Rita Ora are fascinating the Internet this morning

Royals! Redskins! And a really really bad breakup! Today's online trends have it all. First up, royal wife Kate Middleton is again under the media microscope -- fortunately for her she has all her clothes on this time. The royal baby (or babies!) received loads of attention yesterday and now the online discussion is moving toward what we should name the baby (or babies!). I'm sure the Duke and Duchess will consult Reddit before the momentous decision.

Meanwhile, Redskins rookie sensation Robert Griffin (a.k.a. RG3) helped lead his team to victory over the New York Giants last night. Yes, it seems everyone has a cooler quarterback than we do. 

British singer Rita Ora is taking a beating in social media after her oh-so-classy ex-boyfriend Rob Kardashian accused her of sleeping with 20 other dudes while they were dating. While dating a Kardashian is quite stupid, she doesn't deserve the hashtag moniker Rita Whora. Finally, the trashy MTV online dating show Catfish continues to resonate with Baltimore viewers for the third week in a row.

Other thing trends flying around the web this morning include Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity brothers celebrating their Founders Day today as horn dogs everywhere celebrate the fact that the Victoria Secret Fashion Show will air tonight on CBS.

|| ONLINE TRENDS ||

Kate Middleton
Trending on: Google Trends
Why: Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine are expecting a baby, destined to be the country's future monarch, although the mother-to-be is in hospital with a type of very acute morning sickness that sometimes indicates twins. [Reuters via The Baltimore Sun]

Redskins (RG3, Giants)
Trending on: Google Trends, National Twitter, Baltimore Twitter, Google Plus
Why: The Redskins beat the New York Giants last night, extending their winning streak to three games. Rookie quarterback Robert Griffin threw an eight-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Pierre Garcon with 11 minutes 31 seconds remaining to put the Redskins in front. [The Washington Post]

Rita Ora
Trending on: Google Trends
Why: Reality star sibling Rob Kardashian is a single man after breaking up with a woman -- rumored to be singer Rita Ora -- who he claims cheated on him with 20 different men. [The Baltimore Sun]

Catfish
Trending on: Baltimore Twitter
Why: This week on "Catfish," a young single mother named Jasmine discovered that her online crush--a fellow single parent with whom she'd been in touch for two years--wasn't real, and, to add insult to injury, the mastermind behind "Mike"'s fake Facebook account was her ex-fling's girlfriend, Mhissy.  [The Baltimore Sun]

|| LOCAL RISING SEARCHES ON GOOGLE* || 

  1. jovan belcher | Breakout
  2. powerball numbers | +600%
  3. power ball | +550%
  4. md powerball | +350%
  5. powerball | +300%
  6. mega millions | +120%
  7. maryland lottery | +110%
  8. lottery md | +80%
  9. fedex | +40%
  10. google translate | +40%

*Average of the past seven days

Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
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