Major PR Firm Encourages Businesses To Profit Off Robin Williams’ Death

  • Today in tastelessness: Edelman, the largest PR firm in the world, published a blog post encouraging businesses and mental health agencies to capitalize on Robin Williams’ death with a “visible and aggressive” approach on their social media accounts and websites. The post claimed that Williams’ passing created a “carpe diem moment” for businesses (a pun on his film “Dead Poets Society”), and added that “there’s a very careful line they need to walk so as to not seem exploitive of a terrible situation but at the same time, it is a national teachable moment that shouldn’t be ignored.” Skeevy. [Business Insider]
  • Lisa Jakub, the actress who played the teen daughter in “Mrs. Doubtfire,” wrote a touching essay about working alongside Williams. [LisaJakub.Wordpress.com]
  • In other Williams news, he will be memorialized with a non-playable character in “World of Warcraft” as a nod to his love of gaming. [Variety]
  • New couple alert: Gwyneth Paltrow is dating “Glee” co-creator Brad Falchuk. [US Weekly]
  • Justin Bieber has plead guilty to careless driving and resisting arrest following his Miami Beach DUI fiasco last January. [CNN]
  • A biopic of the late actress Brittany Murphy is headed to Lifetime. [VH1]
  • Brace yourselves for the inevitable “Frozen” marriage proposal. [BuzzFeed]
  • Also, ABC will air a behind-the-scenes special on the making of “Frozen” this September. [Entertainment Weekly]
  • Last night, Michael Cera released a surprise album called “True That.” Kind of like Beyonce, but with way more experimental tracks. [AV Club]
  • HBO’s “The Leftovers” has been renewed for a second season. Woo hoo! [New York Times]
  • According to conflicting reports, Miranda Lambert may or may not be pregnant. Facts are pointing no. [Gossip Cop, Hollywood Life]
  • A “Doctor Who” inspired restaurant has popped up in Beacon, New York. [The Mary Sue]
  • Here’s Lauren Conrad’s advice to her 18-year-old self. [Lauren Conrad]
  • Last but certainly not least, Miley Cyrus’ new pig has found a cozy home. [Idolator]