Billy Crystal and Jimmy Fallon recall their favorite memories with Robin Williams

September 20, 2014 | By Joey White | No comments

Billy Crystal was very close to Robin Williams, a point that Jimmy Fallon brought up during an interview that went off-script as the two men told stories of their favorite moments with the legendary comedian…

Biracial woman photoshopped by designers from 25 countries to fit their standards of beauty

September 20, 2014 | By Joey White | 3 comments

In an effort to see how various cultures perceive and portray beauty, journalist Priscilla Yuki Wilson sent this photo to designers in over 25 countries around the world…

Priscilla Yuki Wilson 1 Original

Her request was simple: “Make me beautiful.”

If this all sounds familiar, it’s because Wilson’s friend Esther Honig embarked on the same project earlier this year. Wilson wanted to repeat the endeavor to see how different the results would be for someone who is biracial. Wilson’s mother is Japanese and her father is Black, creating a unique element for designers to work with.

Here are several of the images from Wilson’s series

Albania

Priscilla Yuki Wilson 2 Albania

Vietnam

Priscilla Yuki Wilson 3 Vietnam

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Plane fills with smoke from engine failure…and one passenger films the emergency landing

September 19, 2014 | By Joey White | No comments

Can you imagine something scarier than being in a plane flying over the ocean and watching the cabin fill with smoke as an oxygen mask drops in front of you? That’s exactly what happened yesterday for the 147 passengers and crew of JetBlue Flight 1416.

Just 15 minutes into their flight from Long Beach, California, to Austin, Texas, the right engine blew. Smoke rushed in and was so thick that passengers struggled to see one another. With oxygen masks failing to deploy, flight attendants went around the cabin manually releasing them.

While most passengers wept or simply braced themselves, one passenger pulled out his phone and recorded the harrowing experience…

Did Joan Rivers just prank Apple from beyond the grave?

September 19, 2014 | By Joey White | No comments

Social media is great for real time updates about what’s going on in our fast-paced world, but it’s not always so great for pretend real-time updates scheduled weeks in advance.

In the latest social media slip-up for a major brand, Joan Rivers took to Facebook and Instagram to endorse the new iPhone…15 days after she died. These sponsored, pre-set posts were quickly deleted by whoever is managing Rivers’ accounts now, but not before the internet took screenshots

Joan Rivers FB post

Joan Rivers Instagram post

Both posts had a photo of what was purportedly her old iPhone accompanied by the same message…

This badass is being replaced by an iPhone 6 (not the fat one). I got this one in 2010, and after 4 years, my only complaint is that apps are now designed for bigger screens, and the battery is getting tired. Never had a case for it, since it was most beautiful on its own. Great achievement in design. Great product. #apple #iPhone #tech

Of course, the internet is lamenting the unfortunate posts, but perhaps it’s just one last laugh Joan is having at Apple’s expense.