Are the stars rebelling against the geeks? At Comic-Con, Bryan Cranston came out with a funny — if slightly cruel — response to a typically inane fan question, then the cast of Game of Thrones openly admitted to not reading the books. But Jesse Eisenberg has topped them all. “I don’t know what the experience is throughout history, probably some kind of genocide,” he said, speaking about Comic-Con, which he attended in support of Batman v Superman . “I can’t think of anything that’s equivalent…Even if they’re saying nice things, just being shouted at by thousands of people, it’s horrifying.”
Rookie released a video of Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker from Sleater-Kinney imparting wisdom to teens as part of their Ask a Grown Woman series. In the video, they answer questions from a nervous first-time kisser and a girl worried about coming out, to which Brownstein says, “Making these small acts of bravery are great steps to you becoming an open person, someone that is generous and compassionate.”
Ghost was released 25 years ago. It made Demi Moore a star, “Unchained Melody” one of the biggest songs of the year (25 years after it’s initial release), and the owners of Kleenex very happy indeed. Mental Floss has shared 14 other facts about the film you might not have known, including more about the 2010 Japanese reimagining, Gôsuto, in which the woman character in the relationship is the titular ghost.
Leo DiCaprio, a committed environmentalist for years, has donated $15 million dollars to “organizations implementing innovative and impactful environmental projects around the globe.” The donation follows his speech last year at UN headquarters in New York, which urged world leaders to take decisive action against greenhouse gas emissions. Good man, Leo.