Leave it to seasoned mogul Barry Diller to have the smartest take on the cashiering of TechCrunch founder Mike Arrington: AOL "destroyed" TechCrunch's voice, the IAC chairman said, and editorial director Arianna Huffington should have been told to "shut up and go back to your room" when she raised concerns about Arrington's ethics.
For last night's premiere of the fourth season of Toddlers & Tiaras, the series' breakout stars—Eden Wood and Makenzie—were set up to go head-to-head in an '80s-themed pageant, with lots of hoopla leading up to the actual event. The girls (ages 6 and 5, respectively) were flown out to L.A. to appear on Entertainment Tonight, and throughout the episode, they were each shown how their lives have changed now that they've been "discovered" and are on their paths to fame. There were both pumped-up in their interview segments — and both were expecting to win the crown — but when it came to the actual competition, neither of them won the grand prize, which at first caused confusion and then, ultimately, lots of tears.
In this clip, Weather Channel meteorologist Stephanie Abrams talks about the weather while also, inadvertently, talking about things unloading on her and liking things that go in and out. Sounds like sex, right?
While the rest of us forgot that television programming really existed over the past few weeks, The Soup was busy with their annual Clipdown of the year's best moments in television. The clip of the year? Here's a hint: Dunka-doo-balls!
If you have ever wondered to yourself, "Why do movies exist?" well, here is your answer: To provide a medium for Nicolas Cage to completely, utterly lose his shit, as he does, over and over, in this clip.
The New Scientist, which interviewed the lead developer of the software, said the tool could allow advertisers to save money by avoiding shooting multiple to account for varying "standards of beauty... across cultures." It could also enhance actor health:
It's also a little creepy. Do we really want bud going this corporate? How many years before we see one of these spots on television? And that's totally a fake British doctor's accent, right? In any case, it's nice that they're planning to make this place environmentally efficient, and maybe guard it with Navy SEALs, according to The Atlantic. We wouldn't want just anyone to be able to light up this sticky icky. Just users with legitimate, arguably medical issues (the whole state).
Some people are seeing their Google.com logo turn into a bunch of jumping balls this morning. Don't panic. There will be time for that tomorrow, when Google announces changes to how everyone searches the Web.