Rumor Roundup: Nicholas Megalis Pretends to Retire and The Mindy Project Loves Tinder

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We barely knew ye. Prolific Vine celeb and Betabeat fave Nicholas Megalis announced last night via radio show and dramatic vine that he is RETIRING and moving to the Poconos to chill out for a while.

“I’m done,” he said. “I’m just done. Like, I made investments in some small companies … but I’m gonna just sit on that for a little bit, but I got a cabin and I’m gonna chill in the Poconos for a little bit.”

“You’re literally going out on top,” the radio host said.

“My world isn’t the same right now,” another woman in the studio lamented. (Yes, Viners can be dramatic.)

The Vine:

And here’s a full two minute video.

His fans (of which he has at least 3.5 million) have been bugging out ever since, tweeting things like, “NO YYYY YOUR MY FAVOURIT VINER”.

The other half insisted he was joking around and making a statement about Justin Bieber’s retirement at the ripe old age of 19. At 5:30 tonight, right when we were about to publish this freaking post, he put up a lengthy statement on Facebook about how it was all an elaborate ruse. “I WILL RETIRE WHEN I DIE!!!!” he said. So congrats, everyone, more funny Vines.

Also, there’s this:

Just her luck. Someone stole Lindsay Lohan’s laptop in the Shanghai airport on Tuesday, and Ms. Lohan seemed rather determined to get it back.

“It was great to be in China and I want to thank everyone for their hospitality, however someone has stolen my computer at the airport,” Ms. Lohan tweeted. “[O]ffering a reward for anyone who can retrieve and rtn it, bummer to go home w/o it. xo L.”

Is it because it contained naked pictures? Correspondence with famous people? The top-secret, much-anticipated sequel to Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen?

Strangely, Ms. Lohan shortly deleted the laptop-related tweets, and no one seems to know if it was ever recovered.

Ruined. Making the Twitter rounds this week was a harrowing image that exposed a major flaw in iPhone iOS7, and the universe at large. Observe:

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The little dot that shows which home screen you’re on is not perfectly in the center of the icons underneath it. You may think you cannot unsee this. But don’t worry, you will likely forget about it in 10 minutes, just like we did (until revisiting it for this post). Apple, try harder next time.

Mindy loves Tinder. The Mindy Project: is it a sitcom about a single doctor’s attempts to find love in New York City, or just a big fat subliminal ad for Tinder? It’s tough to tell.

Not only did the dialogue on this week’s episode touch extensively on the dating/hookup app (Mindy tried to find a personal trainer on Tinder, only to be corrected that the app is meant for “dating and mating and gyrating”), but the characters have also been appearing in profiles on actual Tinder. Valleywag also noted that Tinder’s marketing director Instagrammed a photo of a Mindy Project rehearsal, captioned “Mindy project cast rehearsing their lines for January’s tinder episode.”

What if every show on TV is actually just a thinly-veiled app commercial? More importantly, what if my whole life is actually just one big app on some stupid alien’s iPhone? THINK ABOUT IT.

Welcome week. Ex-NBCer Vivian Schiller picked a good week to start her job at Twitter. The newly crowned Head of News tweeted her excitement about the neat perks she gets in startup-land that she probably didn’t in old mediasville. Today, there where crepes at the New York office. Just wait until she sees the beer in the fridge…

Rumor Roundup: Nicholas Megalis Pretends to Retire and The Mindy Project Loves Tinder