Out in the real world news is happening and here are the highlights.
Jennifer Lawrence caught in butt-scratching controversy
26-year-old movie star Jennifer Lawrence is in hot water following remarks she made during an appearance on the BBC’s Graham Norton Show. Lawrence joked about scratching her butt on some sacred Hawaiian rocks while shooting The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in 2012. Here, read what she said and feel outraged:
“There were … sacred … rocks — I dunno, they were ancestors, who knows — they were sacred and you’re not supposed to sit on them, because you’re not supposed to expose your genitalia to them. I, however, was in a wetsuit for this whole shoot – oh my god, they were so good for butt itching!” If you don’t feel outraged then you’re as terrible of a person as she is. – The Guardian
Trump picks fast food scrooge as Department of Labor head
Donald Trump’s long list of controversial appointments to top government positions continues with the instatement of Andy Puzder as the head of the U.S. Department of Labor. Having come from the fast food industry as CEO of CKE Restaurant Inc., the company that owns the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. chains, Puzder has opposed a raise on the minimum wage in the past and has attacked extending overtime pay to some four million U.S. workers. So what was that about Trump being the champion of the little guy? – Reuters
VICE launches apprenticeship program for ex-cons
VICE‘s Shane Smith has announced that the Brooklyn media conglomerate will be launching an apprenticeship program for former inmates aged 18 to 25. Launching in early 2016, it will initially take on five apprentices who will be trained as new media journalists in various VICE departments in 40-hour jobs that will pay $15 an hour.
Smith says he was inspired by what he witnessed while hosting a prison reform documentary alongside Obama titled Fixing the System, and hopes that the program will serve as inspiration for other companies to try to help reintegrate former inmates into society and help break the cycle of reoffending that inevitably follows being shut out from life’s opportunities after serving a conviction. All that can be said about this is bravo, VICE. – Hollywood Reporter
Grand Theft Auto VI might include female lead character
Having already received a gameplay trailer, rumors have been swirling around that the latest installment of legendary video game series, Grand Theft Auto, might also include a female character. Head writer, Dan Houser, has poured cold water on the rumors saying that while they’re open to the idea, Rockstar Games just hasn’t found the right game for it.
It’s a game, Dan – y’know, fiction. Any game can be the right game as long as you write her in there. – Gamenguide
Chiefs beat Raiders to top AFC West
The Kansas City Chiefs made a statement when they beat the resurgent Oakland Raiders by a scoreline of 21-13, a win that takes them to the top of the AFC West. It’s not much of a lead, with both teams sitting on 10 wins and three losses, the Raiders holding a better points for record but an inferior points against, with the Chiefs leading on head-to-head. – Sports Illustrated
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