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Wheel of Fortune Contestant Nearly Ends Twitter with NSFW Guess

Welp, this was a different kind of Wheel of Fortune guess.

We've shared in the past some of the worst puzzle responses of all-time (such as THIS ONE), but the one featured on this page is really unlike any in game show history.

During a round of “same name,” Melanie Sinany looked at a nearly-completely board and proudly announced her guess for what was supposed to be “bridal & cold shower."


You would have said that if you saw the puzzle above, wouldn't you?

However, Sinany said Gold Shower instead, causing quite the uproar within the studio and across social media.

Host Pat Sajak simply uttered a “sorry” after this failed guess, while Vanna White stood at the board looking stunned.

(For those innocent and unaware, a golden shower is when one sexual partner urinates on the other. Ask our President about it. He'll explain.)

“A woman on Wheel of Fortune just guessed ‘GOLD’ for the part of the phrase ‘COLD SHOWER’ and I’ve never regretted failing to capture something on my phone more,” one Twitter user wrote in reply to this mishap.

Added another:

“Idk how many times I hit rewind bc I was laughing soo hard and the camera was shaking."

Another chimed in as follows:

"#goldshower And just like that, Awkward Moment on @wheeloffortune and YouTube fame for Melanie after guessing Gold Shower.

"I wonder if Pat will say anything about it at the end of the game. Poker faces from Pat and Vanna were priceless."

And another:

"I feel blessed that I caught this magical Wheel of Fortune moment just now.”


Wheel of fortune nearly ends twitter with nsfw response

America’s Got Talent Season 13: Did the Right Contestant Win?

A magician never reveals his tricks.

But a magician has now revealed what it feels like to be crowned the winner of America’s Got Talent…

3 agt contestants

… because Shin Lim took home that honor on Wednesday night.

With 10 finalists battling it out on stage until the final vote, Season 13 came down to Lim and singing group Zurcaroh, with the self-taught 26-year old eventually coming out on top.

Much to his own complete shock.

“I can’t speak right now,” Lim said after he was named the champion and tackled his fellow finalists.

They all picked him up and put them on their shoulders after the announcement was made.

“When you told me at 16 that an awkward, shy kid would one day be performing at the Dolby Theatre performing on America’s Got Talent, I wouldn’t have believed them,” he added.

“To compete on AGT, it means the world to me.”

The very impressive magician not only took home the $ 1 million prize — but will also headline the America’s Got Talent Live stage at the Paris Theater in Las Vegas from November 2-4.

Lim’s parents hail from Singapore.

He was born in Canada and currently lives in Acton, Massachusetts and he blew viewers away through sleight of hand magic and close-up tricks.

For his finale, Lim performed a card trick with host Tyra Banks and American Ninja Warrior co-hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila.

At various points in the competition, Howie Mandel and Simon Cowell called Lim “the best close-up magician they have ever seen.”

(He’s second magician to win America’s Got Talent, following Mat Franco on Season 9.)

yay Shin Lim

At age 20, four years after the started to learn the art of magic, Lim was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome.

This forced him to gave up his piano career, as he dropped out of the School of Music at Lee University in Tennessee and put all his time and effort into his aspiring magic career.

After perfecting a number of tricks simply by studying YouTube videos, Lim appeared twice on Penn Jillette and Teller’s magic competition show, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, in 2015 and 2017.

He also took his talents overseas, including gigs in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, and Taiwan.

After his victory, Lim said he took Cowell’s advice to heart and moved away from the card table to make his show appear even bigger and more dazzling.

He’s thankful to the judge for offering up this tidbit and pushing him toward the grand prize.

“I learned so much going away from the table. It’s harder because it’s something I’m uncomfortable with. So, I really feel like I now have the confidence to build on it,” he said.

The finale performance “was my way of growing as a magician, and I think I’m going to follow that path of getting bigger and having a full show.”

Congratulations to Shin Lim!

Do you think he deserved to win? 

Or do you remain shocked that singer Courtney Hadwin didn’t go all the way?


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Married at First Sight: Divorced Contestant Now Dating One of the Show’s Doctors/Experts!

Married at First Sight has such an outrageous premise that fans and detractors alike feel compelled to watch.

Viewers saw Jon Francetic marry Molly Duff, but their marriage fell apart long before their one-year anniversary. But going on the show wasn’t a total bust for Jon.

As he has now revealed on Instagram, he is dating one of the show’s relationship experts — Dr. Jessica Griffin!

Jon Francetic posted this photo on Instagram, captioning it: “Convinced someone to run a @spartan with me.”

You know that people are falling for each other when one is able to convince the other to do anything involving literal running. It is the actual worst.

Dr. Jessica Griffin isn’t exactly front-and-center for the camera, but she is still recognizable.

In more recent posts, without photographing each other, Jon and Dr. Jessica both made it clear that they are vacationing together for her birthday.

Molly didn’t find Jon attractive, but clearly Dr. Jessica did.

Just about anyone who works as a therapist is supposed to abide by a code of ethics, one of which being hey, don’t bang or kiss or date your clients.

Some Married at First Sight fans were so vocal about fearing that Dr. Jessica had preyed upon Jon at his most vulnerable moment that Jon spoke up to clear the air.

“I rarely reply to people I don’t know, but given your persistence let me put your mind at ease,” Jon writes. “I completely agree that those ethical codes exist for a reason.”

“And should you wish to try and have her license taken,” Jon continues. “I only ask that you show up to the board hearing.”

Jon says that the hearing is “where my contract (the contents of which you have never read, seen, or know anything about) will be shown as evidence.”

The long and short of it is that they did not have a real doctor-patient relationship because it was just a TV show. Reality TV is still TV.

“When you are educated on why a client/patient relationship cannot exist (hint: confidentiality means it’s not broadcast on national television),” Jon writes.

Jon continues: “then I’m sure you will have no choice but to admit defeat in this situation.”

“Also,” Jon adds. “If you believe that we did not research the ethical codes you previously sited before pursuing anything, then clearly you’re not giving our intelligence enough credit.”

Jon concludes: “But thank you for your concerns, happy Monday.”

Dr. Jessica chose a less direct way of addressing the controversy.

“Engaging with negativity just messes up your mojo and your hair, so don’t do it,” she wrote on Instagram. “Mistake my kindness for weakness — that’ll be fun. Kindness is not weakness.”

“Biting your tongue or having a softer style does not make you passive,” she affirms. “Being trusting and loving and hopeful does not make you naive.”

She uses some very evocative analogies: “Light casts out darkness and negativity- love casts out darkness and negativity.”

“It is easy to judge the silent,” she concludes. “To ridicule those who bite their tongue or those who take the higher road. Take the high road anyway.”

In general, we recommend against entering a relationship that requires research to prove that it’s not unethical.

It kind of brings you back to when you’re 15 and your classmate explains why it’s actually totally legal for her to bring her 20-year-old boyfriend to prom.

That said, this was a reality show. It’s not like Dr. Jessica used her guile to break up anyone’s relationship — there was no real relationship or hope for one for Jon and Molly.

So, you know, good for them.

Just remember that you should not entertain thoughts of dating your own therapist.


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