Sometime in 2011, a group of scientists working in a top-secret Canadian laboratory uncovered a formula to maximize the addictive qualities of a pop song. In September, the formula was leaked, by way of a song called “Call Me Maybe” and performed by a 26 year-old Canadian Idol winner named Carly Rae Jepsen.
A month before the song infected American audiences, a handful of college-age kids produced a homemade music video for “Call Me Maybe,” made from lip dub footage shot on their laptop webcams. Kind of like Lana Del Rey’s thing, if Lana Del Rey had a bunch of friends.
In one of the more quotable moments from the documentary Page One, media reporter David Carr refers to his colleague, television reporter Brian Stelter, as “a robot created by The New York Times to destroy me.”
Since then, Mr. Stelter’s been doing damage control on his metallic reputation. He’s escorted CNBC beauty Nicole Lapin down Read More
The history of celebrities penning children’s books is a sordid one. Sure, there have been a few decent works (Ricky Gervais’ Flanimals comes to mind), but just as often, the results reflect an attempt to infect young minds with self-serving nonsense. Think of John Travolta’s Propeller One-Way Night Coach, which promotes flying Read More