Daily Telegraph staffers arrived at work today to a fun, new surprise: A black box attached to their desks that’s tracking their every movement. Since the news broke this morning, HR reps have been, per BuzzFeed, “frantically rowing back on it,” and the paper’s union is apparently trying to intervene.
On last night's episode of the U.K.'s Celebrity Big Brother, heavyweight champ and Arthur remake actor Evander Holyfield said some barely intelligible nonsense about gay people, namely that homosexuality is a choice, like being "handicapped," and fixable.
Earlier this summer, before Miley Cyrus became the most offensive white person ever to wield a foam hand and darting tongue, a young woman named Aaryn Gries spewed racist and homophobic bile on a trashy staple of modern life and television called Big Brother. Last night that woman was evicted by her competitors and confronted by audience jeers and a real, live Asian person whose primary function is not to cook rice or do nails, the host of Big Brother Julie Chen. Naturally, Gries' head exploded.
Cops have always quietly hassled kids for photographing freshly adorned graffiti and street art, the unfair presumption being that they might be the vandal returning to preserve their work. But even in that context, what happened yesterday in Canada is bonkers: a 20-year-old Montreal woman was arrested for posting a photo of anti-police street art to her Instagram feed.
In order to have a job to make enough money to buy food, clothing, shelter, and other necessities of human life, The Company is going to need a few things from you. We need you to be here on time. We need you to fill out your TPS reports. And we're gonna need to track your every move and word via electronic sensors. Mmmmkay?
Essam Attia is the New York street artist responsible for placing fake NYPD ads reading "Drones: Protection When You Least Expect It" around town. In September, he gave a video interview to Animal NY, with his identity and voice obscured, in which he discussed this project and his art in general. Wednesday morning, the NYPD arrested him at home.
We're halfway through the latest Big Brother season, and it's about time we point out just how strangely pill-induced this cast has gotten. Xanax seems to be the drug of choice, and it's made for some weird moments. You can watch a video reel of them above, but it's out of chronological order and so requires some explaining:
Last night, ABC premiered its new summer-trash reality series, The Glass House. It's been accused (in a lawsuit no less) of being a rip-off of Big Brother, due in no small part to it having wrangled close to 30 ex-Big Brother employees. It is a pretty big rip-off of that show, though you could make the argument that Big Brother is a rip-off of The Real World and that everything is a rip-off of everything, for that matter. Welcome to the post- world, CBS.