SPOILER ALERT? Looks like Spider-Man finally met his match. Who is this foe? PEZ. When the candy manufacturer released images
for two of its upcoming dispensers, it may have offered a sneak-peek at the villain of the likely summer blockbuster. Whoops!
In other movie news, Harrison Ford is ready to crack the whip once again. At age 70, the actor will don the famous fedora as Indiana Jones for a fifth installment
in the movie saga being directed by Steven Spielberg and penned by George Lucas. As for a title, “Indiana Jones and the Fountain of Youth” would be fitting.
You can’t fault
Ford for his dedication to the role. You can fault Danny Guthrie for creeping us out. The Michigan State University professor is under fire after photographing himself in the nude (and other states of undress) with his students. Vice President of University Relations Heather Swain says
those who participated were volunteers and approved final images. “Sometimes art, and the means by which it is express, evokes strong responses—both for and against it,” she said.
Elsewhere in the art world, TATS Cru, a notable band of graffiti artists whose work appeared in a recent Fiat ad starring Jennifer Lopez, decided it won’t sue the Italian automaker. Instead, the two sides reached a settlement
. Fiat reportedly failed to get TATS Cru’s permission before running its art in the commercial.
Let’s hope Justin Timberlake doesn’t sue the daughters of GOP candidate Jon Huntsman. The trio co-opted Timberlake’s hit song “SexyBack” for its own parody touting their dad. (via Politico
You know who’s not on top among TV anchors? CNN’s Piers Morgan. His show “Piers Morgan Tonight” posted its lowest-ratings ever
in November. Morgan may have talent in the U.K., but across the pond, it seems to be going unrecognized.
If your stories are going unrecognized, Foursquare has unveiled new buttons for publishers
to share their content. The location-based service hopes they will “bridge the gap between the things you read online and then the things you want to experience in the real world.”
Facebook’s not short on buttons or other ways to share stories
or content, but there are some interesting things you might not have realized that the social network was capable of. The New York Times highlights 12
On the topic of Facebook, do you know what most people notice on your profile
? EyeTrackShop and Mashable
have the answer.
Everyone knows about tagging photos, even when we wish the picture was one that had never been snapped in the first place. Enter the “Photoblocker” from Norte Beer.
Despite such groundbreaking protection against embarrassing alcohol-related photo-tagging, the Federal Trade Commission still thinks it best to keep an eye on the alcohol industry and its advertising. Rather than regulate it, however, the FTC wants to study the industry’s voluntary guidelines
on targeting underage consumers.
The Food and Drug Administration, meanwhile, is focusing on apple juice. A Consumer Reports
study testing 88 samples of juice found that 10 percent had levels of arsenic
that were above the allowable amount in U.S. and Canadian drinking water
Maybe that’s why so many people are buying organic. A new survey determined that 78 percent of American families
report purchasing some kind of organic food.
It might be called Natural Light, but we’re not sure about its organic credentials. However, the brew is simply out of this world—literally. The frat house favorite became the first beer launched into space
, thanks in part to two ingenious Facebook fans.