There’s been a lot of really cruddy news coming out of the Sony e-mail hack – Angelina Jolie was called “a minimally talented spoiled brat;” an executive suggested she should ask President Obama if he liked Django (in context, it was clearly a racial if not flat-out racist statement); Jennifer Lawrence was paid significantly less than her male co-stars in American Hustle. But there’s one shining, bright spot, and that’s Channing Tatum’s e-mail regarding 22 Jump Street’s box office success. Keep reading »
When Amy Webb, a single 30-something who had just gone through a breakup, was faced with the prospect of trying to find eligible bachelors in the city of Philadelphia, she realized the pickings were slim. How slim? After crunching some data on single, Jewish men, she ascertained that she had exactly 35 possible romantic options in a city of 1.5 million. Webb knew that she could either take her grandmother’s advice to “luck into love” or go online. Could her story sound any more familiar? I don’t think so.
Webb eventually chose to post an online profile, which she filled out by copying and pasting phrases from her resume. After a few horrendous dates (one guy left her with a bill that cost an entire month’s rent!), Webb, a data junkie and lover of algorithms, undertook the Herculean task of outsmarting online dating at its own game. Here’s how she did it: Keep reading »
The restricted trailer for “Ted,” Seth MacFarlane’s feature film directing debut, was released recently and damn, does it look ridiculous. Mark Wahlberg plays John, a man who lives with his childhood teddy bear brought to life, Ted (voiced by MacFarlane). When John falls in love with Lori (Mila Kunis), he’s forced to grow up. That otherwise basic, wacky premise is, of course, told through MacFarlane’s brand of raunchy, offensive humor — Ted smokes from a bong, John rattles off dozens of “white trash names” like lightening, etc. Personally, I can’t wait.