It’s A Wonderful Sequel? Prolly Not!
Variety is reporting that there is currently a sequel to It’s a Wonderful Life in the works. The film will focus on the grandson of George Bailey and will feature 76-year-old actress Karolyn Grimes as an angel — she played George’s daughter in the original film. Producer Bob Farnsworth said in a statement, “The storyline of the new film retains the spirit of the original — every life is important as long as you have friends.”
“Selfie” Is The Word Of The Year
Britain’s Oxford University Press has named “selfie” — the ubiquitous smartphone self-portrait — as the word of the year for 2013. The Oxford dictionaries publisher said that “selfie” saw a big jump in usage over the past year to become a mainstream word for any self-taken photo. Editorial director Judy Pearsall says the word appeared to have first been used in 2002 on an Australian online forum. Although a separate word is usually chosen for the U.S. and the U.K., Oxford says the word had a big bump in both countries this year. Runners-up included: “twerk” (thanks Miley Cyrus!); “showrooming” — the practice of visiting stores to look at a product before buying it online for less money; the digital currency “Bitcoin”; and “binge-watch” — watching many episodes of a TV show in a row.
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Study: Knowing Fast Food Calories Doesn’t Make People Eat Less of It
Some cities, including New York and Philadelphia, require chain restaurants and food outlets to post calorie counts, under the belief that people will make healthier choices if they can see the number of calories they’re taking in. But a new study suggests that it doesn’t make any difference. New York University School of Medicine researchers surveyed fast food customers and city residents in Philadelphia both before and after Philly’s calorie-posting requirement went into effect in 2010. Their findings showed no difference in how often people ate at fast food restaurants or the amount of calories their consumed before and after the start of the policy. A separate study in 2011 found similar results, showing that while people noticed the calorie labels, the information didn’t much influence what they ordered.