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“Sharknado 2: The Second One” broke some major records Wednesday night on Twitter, E! News reports.

According to the Syfy network, the movie delivered one billion estimated impressions for Twitter conversations. Yeah, billion, not million.

Let's put that into perspective, shall we? At one point during the premiere, the Syfy flick held all top 10 trending topics in the United States, and there were more mentions of it on Twitter than #MileyCyrus during the 2013 MTV VMAs or #kimye on Kim and Kanye's wedding day. Those stats make “Sharknado 2: The Second One” the most social movie on TV ever.

And if you were one of the (seriously) few people that missed watching the movie Wednesday night, you can just watch it when Syfy airs it again on Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 9 p.m.

Justin Bieber's weapon of choice? Social media, E! reports.

The 20-year-old pop singer continues to stir the pot when it comes to his scuffle with Orlando Bloom, with his latest dig at the star being another photo posted on Instagram. Biebs took to the popular picture-sharing app to taunt the actor with a close-up of Bloom apparently wiping a tear off of his face during a red carpet premiere. Oh snap!

J.B. didn't accompany the snapshot with a caption, leaving it up to fans to interpret the message he's trying to get across (although, it's pretty clear).

The photo was originally taken late last year during the “Romeo & Juliet” Broadway premiere. Bloom became emotional as he was comforted by his Juliet co-star Condola Rashad at the opening night and afterparty in New York.

Well, if Orlando wants to fight fire with fire, he has some options to choose from too, but he may not need to. It seems like there are already some people backing him up in other ways.

A petition surrounding Bloom's blowout with Bieber has already been created asking President Barack Obama to declare July 29 "National Orlando Bloom Day."

"On a fateful evening this July 29, 2014 actor Orlando Bloom fed the Pop Music miscreant Justin Bieber a knuckle-sandwich on behalf of the entire civilized world," the petition read.

The two celebs nearly came to blows at Cipriani in Ibiza, Spain, early Wednesday morning, according to multiple reports. The actor allegedly took a swing at the singer after Bieber made a rude comment about Bloom's former wife, Miranda Kerr.

There are conflicting reports as to what exactly caused the incident, but at one point, a fight broke out. TMZ obtained and published the video early Wednesday morning.

"When they were back together again, Orlando threw a punch at Bieber. He just tried to pop him! The whole place cheered," an insider told Page Six. Meanwhile, a Bieber source said Bloom's punch missed: "There was no contact. He missed. Then there was some 'tough-guy shoving' and they were separated."

After the reports went public, Bieber took a strike against Bloom via social media by posting then deleting a photo of Miranda Kerr on his Instagram. The bad boy later tweeted that he was "keeping it positive." (Guess he had a change of heart.)

Alicia Keys is getting ready for another big release: her second child, The Associated Press reports.

A representative for the Grammy-winning performer confirmed Thursday that the singer is pregnant.

Keys posted a photo with her baby bump on Instagram early Thursday, which also marked her fourth wedding anniversary to producer-rapper Swizz Beatz, who also posed in the picture.

Keys wrote that their anniversary was sweeter because they’ve “been blessed with another angel on the way.” She didn’t offer any more details about the pregnancy.

She gave birth to her son, Egypt, in 2010.

He might be a 15-year pro football veteran, but Michael Strahan is still surprised that he's about to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, People reports.

"It's one of those things where I was like, 'Oh my God, I can't believe it,' " the former New York Giants defensive end said. "It was actually very amazing and very scary at the same time."

Though lots of pressure is put on the speech he'll have to give, the morning co-host and new Meta spokesperson – he's a big fan of the new products from the makers of Metamucil – plans to wing it when he steps on stage.

"I want to kind of go up there and be free and not worry about giving the speech of a lifetime," he says. "I think a lot of guys sit and write and write and write because everyone tries to outdo the other with the speeches. I don't care for that. I just want to make sure I thank the right people, make sure we all have a good time."

Despite feeling a bit of anxious energy before Saturday's ceremony, nerves are nothing new to the TV host.

"I get nervous before ‘FOX NFL Sunday,’ I get nervous before ‘Live!,’ I get nervous before ‘GMA.’ I get nervous before I brush my teeth," Strahan jokes. "Everybody gets a little nervous. I'm no different than anyone else. I think the key is to shake that nervousness and turn it into production."

Production on a new season of “The Big Bang Theory” is being delayed because of a contract dispute with its top actors, the AP reports.

The Warner Brothers Television studio, which makes television’s most popular comedy, said that Wednesday’s scheduled first day of work after the summer hiatus was postponed. There’s no word on when “The Big Bang Theory” team will be back at work.

The CBS series is heading into its eighth season, and the studio is trying to hammer out new deals with actors Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar.

Contract disputes aren’t unusual at popular, long-running TV series, and CBS Entertainment Chairman Nina Tassler seemed to take it in stride when asked about the negotiations two weeks ago.

“I just love being able to answer these questions year after year, primarily because we have successful shows,” she said. “And when you have successful shows, you have renegotiations. We’re feeling very confident that everything will work out. These deals manage to get done somehow miraculously year after year.”

CBS had no additional comment on the negotiations Wednesday.

It’s considered far too early for such a dispute to affect the timing of a show’s season premiere. “The Big Bang Theory” opens its new season Sept. 22. The show is moving temporarily to Mondays for the beginning of the new season with CBS airing NFL football games on Thursdays for the first half of the season.


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