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Top Trenders: 'Hello Kitty' Is Not A Cat

Turns out, 'Hello Kitty' is a girl, 'Full House' could be making a comeback and Miley Cyrus' mystery date is in trouble with the law. These are your Top Trenders for August 28, 2014.
#5: "Hello Kitty" Is Not A Cat
Globally-popular children's character "Hello Kitty" turns 40 this year -- and with that birthday comes a surprise revelation.  Her creators say "Hello Kitty" is not a cat!  Sanrio, the Japanese company that owns and manages the "Hello Kitty" brand, Sanrio, now officially describes Hello Kitty as a little girl from London.  Sanrio forbids any depiction of the character walking on all fours, or in other distinctly cat-like activities.


#4: Sitcom Reunion?
Everywhere you look, classic '90s sitcoms are being rebooted for another run on TV.
According to the Hollywood reporter, Warner Brothers Television is in the early stages of reviving "Full House!"  Several stars are already on board, including Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, and Andrea Barber.  No word yet on either of the Olsen Twins' involvement. If you want to feel old, "Full House" went off the air in 1995.


#3: Cyrus' Date Wanted in Oregon
Miley Cyrus' mystery date to the MTV Video Music Awards is also a wanted man.
22-year-old Jesse Helt accepted an award for Cyrus on behalf of homeless youth and runaways on Sunday.  Police say there is a warrant for his arrest in Polk County, Oregon.  Authorities say he violated his probation in 2011 after a criminal trespass conviction.  Corrections officers in Polk County are ready and waiting to take him back into custody.


#2: Waves Hammer California Coast
Giant waves generated by Tropical Storm Marie are hitting the California coast.  Surfers are taking full advantage!  While Marie is not a direct threat, the National Weather Service says large swells are expected through Friday, with sets of waves between 10 and 15 feet.  The service has issued a beach hazard all the way down to the border of Mexico.  Forecasters expect  life-threatening rip currents as well as some coastal flooding.


#1: ISIS Airstrikes
With one, and now perhaps two Americans killed fighting for ISIS, President Obama is considering whether to pull the trigger on airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria.  Secretary of State John Kerry and top administration officials were spotted leaving the West Wing wednesday as the White House continues to weigh options on the ISIS threat.  The U.S. is also working to rescue a small number of Americans held hostage by ISIS.




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