Monday Recap: Who Had the Best and Worst Weekends?

From swim teams to sharks to Dory, it was a weekend for the fish.

Best: Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres

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The funny lady/TV host/actress/greatest person ever revealed that she’ll be hosting this year's Academy Awards. This will mark the second time the voice behind forgetful fish Dory from Finding Nemo has hosted the Oscars and if her announcement tweet is any indication, she’s going to be great!

Worst: The U.S. Men’s Swimming Relay Team

US Swim Team

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After winning the 4 x 100 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday, the athletes found out they were disqualified from the event when one member of the team apparently jumped the gun by .01 seconds. The error handed the gold medal to the French team who finished 1.45 seconds behind them and apparently timed their handoffs perfectly down to the nanosecond.

Best: Fans of Sharks

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Shark Week kicked off on the Discovery Channel Sunday night, which means seven days of programming dedicated to the terrors of the ocean, as well as an endless stream of shark-related statuses and tweets flooding the Internet. Anyone who loves sharks is enjoying a weird Christmas in August right now filled with protruding fins and attack stories.

Worst: People Who Hate Sharks

shark week

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Shark Week kicked off on the Discovery Channel Sunday night, which means seven days of programming dedicated to the terrors of the ocean, as well as an endless stream of shark-related statuses and tweets flooding the Internet.  It is truly a living nightmare for anyone who hates sharks.

Worst: One Direction

 One Direction

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During a One Direction concert in San Jose, Calif., over the weekend, one rowdy fan decided to throw a tampon, what we can only assume they believed was an international symbol of affection, at the boys while they performed. Based on the photos the boys were clearly disturbed, but we suppose worse things have been hurled at international pop stars over the years. 

Best: Peter Capaldi

 Peter Capaldi

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It was announced this weekend that the British actor famous for his role as Malcolm Tucker in the BBC series The Thick of It, will become the 12th thespian to take up the role of Doctor Who. Doctor Who, the longest running show on BBC, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, and no one is probably celebrating more than Mr. Capaldi.

Best: Fans of 'Real Housewives' and 'The Crocodile Hunter'

 Fans of Real Housewives and The Crocodile Hunter

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Move over, Jersey and Orange County! The cast was revealed this weekend for the new series The Real Housewives of Melbourne, which will take the popular Bravo series Down Under (of course, to catch it if you have to live there). The Housewives were picked based on their tendencies for dramatics (what?!), and will include a millionaire business mogul, one of Melbourne’s top barristers and a celebrity psychic. The show will premiere in 2014. 

Drew DiSabatino is a Viral Writer for iVillage. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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