Nightly Newsy: Brangelina’s Messy Split, Pizza Robots + More
1. Turns out Wonder Woman is queer: Comic readers may not be surprised, since she hails from a utopian island populated only by Amazon women; romantic and sexual interest in other women only makes sense in that setting. But Greg Rucka, who’s writing the main Wonder Woman series for DC right now, confirmed it recently, adding that if she weren’t, “then she leaves paradise only because of a potential romantic relationship with Steve [Trevor]. And that diminishes her character.”
2. California has removed its 10-year statute of limitations on rape and child molestation: Inspired by the many women who have come forward with allegations that Bill Cosby drugged and assaulted them, California legislators passed a law that will allow such crimes to be prosecuted at any time in the future. It will not affect cases for which the statute has already expired.
3. Brangelina’s divorce is getting messy in the tabloids: We have no way of knowing how their private negotiations are progressing, but the story playing out in the media is two-sided and unpleasant. Outlets like TMZ are reporting that Brad Pitt is under investigation for child abuse, while Us Weekly has sources “close to Brad” painting it as a conflict of parenting styles, with Brad wanting more structure for his wealthy, privileged children, and Angelina wanting them to see the world and live freely.
4. Searching for “Amy Schumer” online brings up more dangerous links than any other celeb’s name: McAfee, the software security company, has just released its list of celebrity names that are the most dangerous to search for, and Amy Schumer tops it. That means more links that come up in a search for her name contain malware, which could be used to hack you, than any other star (Justin Bieber and Carson Daly, of all people, rounded out the top three).
5. The latest industry to be disrupted by Silicon Valley is pizza delivery: The age-old system of baking pizza in a store and then having a driver pick it up and bring it to you contains some unnecessary inefficiencies, according to Zume Pizza’s founders. Instead, Zume has pizzas assembled (by robots, of course) and loaded, partially baked, into a delivery truck full of small ovens. The pizza finishes baking as it’s delivered to you, at which point the driver (not a robot… yet) slices it and walks it up to your door.
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