Diana Ross’ daughter loves her iPhone while attending movies


To be read from the bottom up, the following is an account by the “Arclight Police” detailing an evening at the Los Angeles Arclight movie theater where apparently Diana Ross’ daughter – Tracee Ellis Ross – was extremely annoying to other movie goers due to her frequent use of her phone during the 10:35 screening of “Her” on December 14th.

This was posted by my fellow blogger Kenneth in the 212 who makes a point to say this isn’t about shaming Tracee Ellis Ross so much as it is to bring attention to the fact that there are many, many “Tracee Ellis Ross'” out there who behave in much the same fashion.

I personally love the detail to the whole ordeal.  Click the images to enlarge.

Do you see this kind of behavior when you’re out at the movies?

(via Kenneth in the 212)

Facebook to allow “auto-play” video ads in your newsfeed

This doesn’t bode well for a satisfying web experience.

It was only a matter of time before Facebook started bringing auto-play ads into users’ news feeds.

Unnamed sources tell Bloomberg that Facebook will start letting marketers “buy their way directly” into Facebook users’ feeds “with a 15-second pitch” that will cost them between $1 million to $2.5 million per day to buy.

Bloomberg’s sources say that “the commercials will initially be sold on a full-day basis and can only be targeted to users based on age and gender” and that “Facebook members won’t see a spot more than three times in a given day.”

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has pushed back the timetable for when the new ads will launch because he wants to make sure that they don’t degrade users’ experience on the site, Bloomberg’s sources say.

Because we know how much we all love “auto-play” videos when you’re surfing the interwebs.


In related news, Facebook closed at $38.05, above it’s Initial Public Offering price, today for the first time since the stock’s debut.

(via BGR)

“Compact” Range Rover?

Went to the gym yesterday and had to take a pic of what is, honestly, a common occurrence.

In what universe is a Range Rover a “compact” car?  Why is this one parked in a “Compact” parking space?

It goes without saying that the driver who got out was a ‘glamorous’ 30-something, “Housewife of North Hollywood” type in matching velour purple “sweatsuit” and huge designer sunglasses with a Venti iced Starbucks kind of thing in her well-manicured hand.

I don’t know why, but these things bug me.  There were plenty of larger parking spaces, but this diva clearly just wandered into this one.

She’s not even in the center of the spot she parked in.

So L.A.