Media networks from CNN to Fox News eagerly criticized Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain after an awkward gaffe regarding his stance on President Obama’s support of Libya. Comedy Central funnyman Jon Stewart also chimed in—and he couldn’t constrain his amarous
feelings for Cain. (via Huffington Post
Thanksgiving’s nearly a week away and, surprisingly, Black Friday shoppers haven’t lined up for those plentiful door-busters yet. Maybe they figure they have time to spare this year with the extended store hours. Or maybe it’s that neither shoppers nor employees are happy
with stores such as Macy’s, Best Buy, Target, and Kohl’s—all of which open at midnight post-Turkey Day—cutting into time for family togetherness. A petition at an Omaha Target in protest of the early store-openings has even gone viral
Wonder what Target’s Christmas Champ would have to say about that? Too bad Advertising Age
didn’t ask her in its recent interview with the spirited shopper
also had an interesting one-on-one with Susan Kare
, the iconographer behind many of Apple’s best designs and typefaces, as well as pretty much any Facebook gift you ever sent or received.
Continuing with the subject interviews: Due to the “Mad Men” hiatus, Matthew Weiner, the show’s creator, hasn’t been in the press much. Until this week. He sat down with Jeff Garlin
of “Curb Your Enthusiam” to talk about how the show will end, and why Alex Trebek is on his sh** list.
Not exactly hard-hitting journalism, but the mainstream media isn’t all it’s cracked-up to be. Just ask Natasha Lennard
. Occupy Wall Street inspired her to leave the business behind, including work as a freelancer for The New York Times
Just be glad, Natasha, that you’re not the Times
’ newest restaurant critic, Pete Wells. Gawker posted
two pictures of Wells, prompting some commenters to suggest the gossip blog had ruined his career.
As for some real nose-to-the-grindstone reporting, please turn your attention to The Fluffington Post
Speaking of furry friends, PETA is on the attack again
, and it’s Super Mario’s tail the organization is after.
Mike Sorrentino of the “Jersey Shore” has a counterattack situation
on his hands. The reality TV personality is suing Abercrombie and Fitch
, which he claims unlawfully profited off of his image when it publicized a reportedly false offer made to Sorrentino to stop wearing the retailer’s clothing.
Justin Bieber, on the other hand, has one less lawsuit to worry about—more importantly, one less kid. According to TMZ
, Mariah Yeater dismissed her paternity claim that the young singer fathered a child with her. Sorry, Maury—no more test.
And don’t bother testing your computer if you come across this error message
. Visitors looking for the National Basketball Player’s Association homepage found it. Basketball, however, was “not found.”