Daily Beast has a slideshow up of famous people recounting their casting couch horror stories. None of them says that they aceded to these requests--only that they were made. Which is sort of a mystery. Do directors just make nonstop passes, all of which get turned down? Are people who turn directors down more likely to become famous?
I suspect the answer is "survivor bias in the sample": people who have given into these requests are unlikely to mention it. Even Hollywood reporting, it seems, is subject to fundamental statistical problems.
Comedian Dean Obeidallah reviews the former secretary of defense’s new book of rules.
Did Obama lock down the independent vote with his move to reform immigration law? Newsweek and The Daily Beast’s Michael Tomasky and David Frum debate the liberal and conservative perspective on the latest immigration reform.