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Ben Affleck is 'Fine,' 'Ren & Stimpy's' Creator is Not, and 'Deadwood' Ain't Happening

By Ursula Scully | Pajiba Love | March 29, 2018 |

By Ursula Scully | Pajiba Love | March 29, 2018 |


Adnan Syed, the subject of the Serial podcast, has been granted a new trial. So what about Steven Avery? Dustin is convinced that Avery is guilty. Me? Not so much. Anyway. I’m glad Syed is getting a second chance. My ears were glued to the podcast and that case was more than sketchy. (The Wrap)

Best Chris (Lainey agrees!) has been spotted with Annabelle Wallis who shares my birthday (alas, not the year) so naturally, I approve. (Lainey Gossip)

Whatever else you want to say about sad Ben Affleck, his sense of humor is still intact.

The creator of Ren & Stimpy, John Kricfalusi, is a terrible human being who has harassed and preyed upon teenage girls his entire career. (Jezebel)

Apparently, Meghan Markle is getting fashion tips from Kate Middleton and can she just…not? Listen, I think Kate is lovely but her fashion choices since marrying into The Firm have been a snoozefest. I love how Meghan is bringing her relaxed and contemporary style into the group and I’d rather her just keep doing that. But no one asked me for my opinion. Rude. (Celebitchy)

You know how Denmark is constantly at the top of the World Happiness report? Well, it’s because of something called “hygge”. Which sounds like a delicious cased meat of some sort, but it isn’t. (The Conversation)

Sarah Jessica Parker officially endorsed Cynthia Nixon for Governor of New York. I mean, how could she not, right? She is pretty active in the NYC scene, so I imagine she’s friendly with Cuomo. (Dlisted)

They’ve been talking about this Deadwood movie for years — there’s even a script — but according to Timothy Olyphant, “there’s no fucking way it’s ever going to happen.” (Uproxx)

Fug Madness is down to the Final Four bracket and the choice between Demi Lovato and Bella Thorne is impossible, right? (GFY)

A public-relations company billed Michigan State University over more than $500,000 to monitor the social media accounts of Larry Nassar’s victims and the journalists covering the story. Just when you thought we reached the bottom of this awful atrocity, it just keeps on going further down into darkness. (NPR)

Black Panther is only $18 million away from becoming the highest-grossing superhero film of all-time in the US. I’m going to go see it again just to help it get ahead of The Avengers. (Shadow and Act)

So hey, this is something I’ve been looking at lately. An interactive nuclear blast map so you can see how you’ll fare in the event of a nuclear attack. (Outrider)

Dark matter has always been a fascination of mine. What is it? Where is it? How can we measure it? Now scientists have found an entire galaxy with zero dark matter. Crazy! (Wired)

A cancer treatment that had wild success in mice studies has advanced to human testing. Huzzah! (IFLScience)

May 25, 2018, is the date that Ireland set for its abortion referendum. I’m crossing all my appendages that their ban is repealed. (The Cut)

Before you click on the link and read them, how many 9-letter words can you create using airport codes? I only got a six-letter OXFORD and it’s basically cheating (OXF and ORD). I am not good at Scrabble either. (Atlas Obscura)

What in the world are phthalates and why are we consuming 35% more of them when we dine out? (Gizmodo)

This is a very interesting article about the DASH diet and how it reduced depression in adolescent girls. (The Atlantic)

Lisa Kleypas has written some great books and undisputed classics of the romance genre. It’s a shame that her most recent series has been so underwhelming. Mrs. Julien eloquently takes umbrage with Hello Stranger and breaks down where Kleypas has failed to evolve with the genre. From the "outdated, magnificent stallion of a man" hero to the basic misunderstanding of how culture is conveyed, Mrs. Julien was frustrated. She’s still going to read the next book though. What do you do when a favorite author starts to show their age? (Cannonball Read 10)

Ursula lives in Chicago and likes potatoes very much. You can follow her here.

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