The perks of having a parent in the Oval Office… via NYMag, TheWrap reports:
… Malia Obama, who turns 16 on July 4, was spotted this past week working as a production assistant for a day in Los Angeles on the set of Halle Berry‘s upcoming sci-fi series “Extant,” an individual with knowledge of the production told TheWrap.
“She helped with computer shop alignments and the director also let her slate a take,” the insider said…
Malia attends the exclusive Sidwell Friends private school in Washington, DC, but classes let out earlier this month. She joined her parents on Friday in Rancho Mirage, where President Obama took in a round of golf, according to the Press Enterprise newspaper.
The President was in Southern California to deliver the commencement address at the University of California Irvine on Saturday.
If you are into 90s kiddie nostalgia, Variety has news that might be relevant to your interests:
“The Powerpuff Girls” will return to Cartoon Network in 2016, the cabler announced Monday. The reboot will include a new television series and a full licensing program that will roll out across all regions. The show premiered in 1998 and was created by Craig McCracken…
And NYMag‘s Vulture blog tweaks the specifics of dragon-chaining, per Game of Thrones:
… These days, chaining animals is generally regarded as inhumane treatment, and it’s tough to find an expert on that subject, so we found the next best thing: an expert on anchoring and mooring. Dave Bryant, a self-professed “diehard Games of Thrones fan” who works for online retailer Anchoring.com, was kind enough to attack this hypothetical problem.
Before the chain discussion, we needed to come up with some hypothetical dragon measurements, since for all of George R.R. Martin’s verbosity, Vulture was unable to track down any concrete numbers on dragon size and force. We focused on Drogon, the most troublesome of the dragons, and comparing Drogon’s size to Dany‘s, we estimated that he is 15 feet long and three feet wide, not counting full wingspan. (Reminder: We are measuring Drogon at his current size, not his full-grown size.) Meanwhile, a panel of Game of Thrones experts (translation: a bunch of people who have read the books) independently estimated that a teenage Drogon weighs about 200 pounds; this number was based on his size and on the fact that a dragon would need to be relatively light in order to be capable of flight…