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Fin: Down with “offer to do porn” stories, ‘Fargo’ vs. ‘True Detective’ and the Real-Life Holodeck 

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Not in porn. Not even with an offer to do porn

Not in porn. Not even with an offer to do porn

If there’s any obvious trolling/B.S. that I’m really sick of the media biting on, it’s the whole “celebrity got an offer from such-and-such porn entity to do porn.” The latest is that Kendall Jenner was “offered one million dollars” for “adult webcam work.” Guess what- that’s not going to happen. This is a complete non-story- just a porn company that decided to draw attention to itself with a pretend press release. It isn’t any more legit that the “porn offer” stories involving Justin Bieber, V. Stiviano or the guy who ratted out the Duke porn star- and those are all in the last couple of months (WWTDD)

Another one that’s almost as tiresome: When athletes go out with beautiful women, it’s not a “curse.” Dating Kate Upton, contrary to the New York Post, does not, in fact, ruin your career if you’re an athlete. (New York Post)

Kanye West believes that Apple only bought Beats because Samsung worked with Jay-Z. That theory, let’s say, has some holes in it. (AdWeek)

Don’t know if I’d agree that the TV version of Fargo was better than True Detective- they’re both damn, damn, good, but the latter is a bit better- but wow, “From Carcosa to Minnesota” is a great headline, and I don’t only say that because I’m from one of those places (Complex)

Speaking of which, here’s an amusing map of Game of Thrones, if it were set in the U.S. Obviously, Minnesota is the Wall, Canada is North of the Wall and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area is Castle Black (Sploid)

Is “Dodgeball” really a good enough movie to justify a 10th anniversary retrospective? The only parts I look back on with any fondness are Stephen Root throwing wrenches and the Lance Armstrong cameo, and one of those isn’t so funny anymore (Uproxx)

“Honeymoon in Vegas Musical Starring Tony Danza Opens on Broadway in January.” That is all. (The Wrap)

I may have to switch my big box hardware allegiances, because Lowe’s has BUILT A REAL-LIFE HOLODECK (CNN)

I won’t be watching VH1’s I Love the 2000s. Might be kind of tough to keep up the breezy tone, when it comes time to talk about 2001 (EW)

Claims that a Supreme Court ruling in favor Aereo would kill the NFL- or any other high-valued programming, for that matter- are completely baseless (Consumerist)

Suze Orman and Magic Johnson are no longer backing pre-paid credit cards. A few years ago the Kardashians endorsed one of those things, the Kardashian Kard, which was targeted at teenagers following reports that its fees met the legal definition of usury.  (MarketWatch)

Yes, she’s a comedy legend. But let’s not ever forget that Joan Rivers is kind of a rotten human being. (New York Daily News)

If you’ve ever, for any reason, taken Dr. Oz seriously, now might be a good time to stop (NBC News)

I am going to burn your fucking house down, but you will blow me first meets “is it because I’m a lesbian?,” as Elizabeth Rohm has been cast in Mel Gibson’s new movie “Blood Father” (The Wrap)

Daniel Keyes, the author of “Flowers for Algernon,” has died at age 86. That novel was more influential than you think- last fall, two different FXX comedies- It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The League- both aired “Algernon” parodies on the same night (they were titled “Flowers for Charlie” and “Flowers for Taco,” respectively.) (Hollywood Reporter)

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