TRENDING: The Oscars take over; IKEA recalls meatballs

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Here's a look at what's trending today on the web!

    Talk back: How were the Oscars?

    8.9 million tweets were sent out Sunday night for the Academy Awards. Obviously, Monday everybody was still talking about the Oscars.

    The top searches and mentions online don't really have to do with the winners, though. Jennifer Lawrence took the top spot in Google searches when she won best actress for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, but it was her now infamous trip that everybody is talking about today.

    Also big on twitter was the host of the Oscars Seth MacFarlane. Some critics lashing out at his opening monologue, saying a few of his jokes were over the top.

    Michelle Obama was also trending for her appearance, and as for the most tweeted about movie it just so happens to be the movie that won the night's biggest award--Argo.

    'Onion' tweet targets 9-year-old Oscar nominee

    The Onion is apologizing for calling the 9-year-old star of "Beasts of the Southern Wild" a vulgar and offensive name on Twitter.

    The satirical newspaper on Sunday referred Quvenzhane Wallis with an expletive intended to denigrate women.

    CEO Steve Hannah wrote: "It was crude and offensive -- not to mention inconsistent--with The Onion's commitment to parody and satire, however biting."

    Hannah said the offensive tweet was taken down in an hour and the newspaper has "instituted new and tighter Twitter procedures" to ensure it will not happen again.

    He said those responsible would be disciplined.

    Horse meat found in Ikea's Swedish meatballs

    The horse meat saga unfortunately just keeps continuing. IKEA is the latest company caught up in the Europe-wide scandal over horse meat joining Burger King.

    Furniture giant IKEA is stopping sales of its meatballs in Sweden after a report they contain horse meat.

    Food inspectors in the Czech Republic found traces of horse meat in batches of the frozen meatballs. The product was available in 13 different European markets, and IKEA is recalling the suspicious meatball batch out of precaution.

    Now it's worth noting that IKEA stores are all over the US, but the company said these stores are not affected.

    Grandma Dorothy Flies Over the Rainbow

    Our last trending story is a tear jerker, but it just goes to show you are never too old to chase your dreams.

    A 92-year-old woman from Iola, Kansas, had a wish fulfilled by her family just six weeks before she died. Dorothy Ellis' last wish was to fly over her house in Kansas in a powered parachute she had seen in the sky, and with a plea on Youtube and social media, a local pilot made it happen.

    In all four minutes of Grandma Dorothy flies over the rainbow, we truly see the joy of this woman living out her dream.
    The family said they were shocked at Dorothy's request, but she said she was going one way or another, so why not go out flying?

    We're just glad that a Dorothy from Kansas finally got her rainbow

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