APRIL FOOLS' EDITION
GOOD WEEK/BAD WEEK
People loved his April 1 "launch" of Virgin Volcanic, a journey to the earth's core
When Forbes jokingly blogged he was leaving the GOP race, some thought it was real
So Long, Keith
Well, that was fast. Just 10 months after hiring Keith Olbermann, Current TV abruptly fired him. The Countdown anchor reportedly had difficulties on set--a pitfall Al Gore's media network might have anticipated, since MSNBC ousted him for similar reasons in 2011.
When Greasy Goes Glam
This season's hottest accessory: Whopper eye makeup? That's what Burger King implies in new ads in the Netherlands, which tout the "tasty new look." The gimmick isn't as bad as Flame, the "eau de meat" scent BK launched in the U.S., but it does outgross these other fast-food marketing stunts.
The Double Down subbed a bun with fried chicken
Branded candles made your home smell like sliders
Sent 5,000 pigtailed wigs to local managers and employees
Jack in the Box
Three words: bacon-flavored milkshake
Drills, Baby, Drills
It's easy to forget what powers the city that never sleeps, especially if you live there. So New York--based artist Josephine Meckseper installed a giant reminder: two 25-ft.-tall oil-rig sculptures in midtown, meant as a commentary on energy consumption. The installation--part of her Manhattan Oil Project--will be up through May 6.
New Look for Ol' Quaker
That smiling man on your box of oatmeal is pulling a Benjamin Button. Though he looks pretty good for 135, the mascot--whose actual name is Larry--will start appearing younger and thinner, as part of Quaker Oats' campaign to refresh its packaging.
Odds of winning the record-high $640 million Mega Millions jackpot
Certainty that you were totally going to overcome those odds
Razzies awarded to Adam Sandler's drag comedy Jack and Jill, a record high for the annual awards, which honor the world's worst movies.
'I do feel like throwing up.'
KATE WINSLET, on what happens whenever she hears the Celine Dion smash "My Heart Will Go On," from the 1997 blockbuster Titanic (now out in 3-D). "I wish I could say, 'Oh listen, everybody! It's the Celine Dion song!'" she said. "But I don't. I just have to sit there, you know, kind of straight-faced with a massive internal eye roll."
MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE
Photographs from Alex Prager's Compulsion series, which features digitally manipulated scenes shot throughout Los Angeles (like this one, titled 3:30 PM, Coldwater Canyon), will appear in galleries in New York City, L.A. and London this month.
Each image is paired with a photo of a single eye, signifying our voyeuristic obsession with drama