Monday Recap: Who Had the Best and Worst Weekends?

Rivera, raccoons and Rippers, oh my!

1.) Best: Comic Book Fans/Nerds of the World

Comic-book fans around the world were absolutely delighted with some of the pants-wettingly awesome developments at Comic-Con International in San Diego this weekend. Highlights of the weekend included the reveal of The Avengers’ sequel title: The Avengers: Age of Ultron, the trailer for the long-awaited Veronica Mars film, news about The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (which we’ll get to later), and of course the most exciting news since the dawn of time: Man of Steel director Zack Snyder’s announcement that the sequel to his Superman blockbuster would be a Batman/Superman crossover. I need to lie down for a moment.  

2.) Worst: Geraldo Rivera’s Twitter Followers

The 70-year-old reporter subjected his Twitter audience to a way-too-revealing selfie taken in front of a mirror while wearing a pair of creepy purple-tinted sunglasses. The pic has since been deleted and replaced with the tweet “Note to self: No tweeting after 1am,” but the damage has already been burned into our retinas.

3.) Best: Jennifer Lawrence. Always, Forever.

This weekend at Comic-Con, Jennifer Lawrence had a picture-perfect reaction to the throngs of nerds and nerdettes who undoubtedly threw themselves at the starlet (much like we would if we ever saw her):

On top of that, the new full-length trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was revealed and it has us building a paper-chain countdown to the premiere of the much-anticipated sequel. (Only 122 days to go!)

4.) Worst: Kanye West’s Paparazzi

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Although he should be happy about the critical success of his latest album Yeezus and, you know, the birth of his child, the rapper seemed anything but when he attacked a paparazzo asking him questions outside of Los Angeles International Airport. Kanye had apparently asked the photog to stop talking to him, and when he refused West wrestled the camera out of the man’s hands, forcing him to the ground. The musician then jumped into a car, which sped off, but apparently paramedics were called for the paparazzo (no word on what injuries may have resulted).

5.) Best: John Stamos 

Jesse & The Rippers, whom you may (or may not) remember as Uncle Jesse’s (played by John Stamos) band on the '80s/'90s sitcom Full House, reunited on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to perform a medley of their greatest hits, including the theme song to the popular sitcom. The actor rocked Uncle Jesse’s signature mullet and the audience loved it. Nothing makes for good TV like some lighthearted nostalgia for fictional '90s sitcom bands.

6.) Worst: This Raccoon

This weekend Kevin Rose, the founder of former social news website Digg, woke in the middle of the night to the sounds of his beloved dog, Toaster, being attacked outside by a wild raccoon. Rose quickly raced outside to save his pet and, thanks to his home surveillance cameras, we can see his heroic efforts to remove the raccoon from the area by tossing it down the stairs. Rose states at the beginning of the video that he does not endorse animal violence, but merely wanted to remove the threat to his dog as quickly as possible. Still, that raccoon is likely waking up with quite the headache.

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Drew DiSabatino is a Viral Writer for iVillage with a healthy fear of raccoons and Geraldo Rivera selfies. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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