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In Case You Missed It: Paul McCartney becomes a pirate in new Pirates of the Caribbean; NY Yankees retire Derek Jeter's No. 2 jersey; Scientist from District of Columbia wins Miss USA 2017

Weekends are great for unwinding, and maybe even unplugging for a little while. Here's what trended that you might have missed if you weren't on social media the last couple days.

Paul McCartney becomes a pirate in new Pirates of the Caribbean movie 

Paul McCartney may be coming to Tampa to perform at Amalie Arena on July 10, but first he is going to be a pirate.

Yep, McCartney is trading in his yellow submarine for a pirate ship.

On Sunday, the ex-beatle posted a photo on Instagram, a poster for the new "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales," that shows the musician in full pirate garb with dreadlocks and what looks to be playing cards in his hand. 

His announcement only came with the hashtag #PiratesLife. There is little detail as to what, and how in-depth, his role will be, though E! has reported McCartney will portray a jail guard.

"Dead Men Tell No Tales" hits theaters Friday, May 26. 

 

New York Yankees retire Derek Jeter's No. 2 jersey

In between a double-header against the Houston Astros on Sunday, the New York Yankees officially made the Captain immortal.

New York retired Derek Jeter's No. 2 jersey at Yankee Stadium. The former shortstop is only the 22nd player to have his jersey number retired by the team.

Jeter, 42, who played his entire 20-season career with the Yankees from 1995 to 2014, has won five World Series with the team and is known as the guy who excelled under pressure.

In addition to retiring No. 2, the team aslo dedicated a plaque in Monument Park in Jeter's honor.

Scientist from District of Columbia wins Miss USA

Kara McCullough, a 25-year-old neuroscientist representing the District of Columbia, was crowned Miss USA Sunday night in Las Vegas. 

It was the second consecutive year that a contestant from the country's capital won the annual pageant. Last year, District of Columbia contestant Deshauna Barber became the first-ever military member to win the title. 

McCullough bested 50 other contestants in the competition and will represent the U.S. in the next Miss Universe pageant.

McCullough works at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and was born in Naples, Italy, before she was raised in Virginia. 

"I love science," McCullough said. "I look at this as a great opportunity..to get to experience worldwide culture, as well as just haveing the opportunity to be impacted by so many children, hopefully in the maths and sciences."

Contact Samantha Putterman at sputterman@tampabay.com. Follow @samputterman.

Miss District of Columbia Kara McCullough (L) reacts as she is crowned Miss USA 2017 by Miss USA 2016 Deshauna Barber during the Miss USA pageant on Sunday night.

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Miss District of Columbia Kara McCullough (L) reacts as she is crowned Miss USA 2017 by Miss USA 2016 Deshauna Barber during the Miss USA pageant on Sunday night.

[Last modified: Monday, May 15, 2017 10:14am]

    

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