The dumbest angle on the financial crisis. New York’s financial crisis has spawned some absurd theories, the silliest of which concern our sex lives. Recently, an Ivy League sociologist tried to convince Slate‘s more gullible readers that high-end prostitutes might actually benefit from the Wall Street meltdown. Over at the Daily News, we learn that sex addiction – a notoriously hard ailment to define – is “on the rise” because the Dow is dipping. — The Guardian
Denis Leary defends his asshole views on autism. You might remember Denis Leary’s (only) hit single released in 1993 – “Asshole”. The actor may be doing his part to uphold that reputation with some controversial views about autism made in his new book. — PopEater
Madonna and Guy confirm they’re divorcing.
Did Billy Bob Thornton break up David Duchovony and Tea Leoni? Wow, this is confusing. When it was announced Californication star David Duchovny and his wife of A Rather Long Time, actress Tea Leoni, were splitting up, I assumed it would have something to do with David-related misbehaviour, considering he’d recently entered rehab for sex addiction. But no, says the Daily Mail. It’s actually because Tea and Billy Bob Thornton have been participating in a few Warney-esque text exchanges! — Defamer
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