Sex change: That's Ms. Thor to you, buddy!
Good comic-book artists refresh their creations lest they become stale. So kudos to Marvel Comics, which is giving a serious face-lift to Thor, the character introduced in 1962 by creative genius Stan Lee with the help of scripter Larry Lieber and penciller Jack Kirby.
A serious face-lift, indeed: The God of Thunder now is a woman.
"The inscription on Thor's hammer reads, 'Whosoever holds this hammer, if HE be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.' Well, it's time to update that inscription," Marvel editor Wil Moss said in a statement on Tuesday. Lest ye snicker, Moss added, "This new Thor isn't a temporary female substitute - she's now the one and only Thor, and she is worthy."
But I want to be Kim, too!
Here's a new one: Fame once came as a byproduct of achievement. Then it became its own end, with folks like the Kardashians declaring themselves career celebs. Now, you can become famous for looking like someone famous! That'd be Claire Leeson, 24, a London woman who has spent $30,000 and an untold number of hours under the surgeon's knife to make her face and body identical to that of the ideal woman, Kim Kardashian.
"We have the same kind of arguments and things going on," she tells Britain's ITV. "I thought she was so beautiful and I really wanted to be like her." She's $10,000 in debt, but she plans to continue modifying herself. "I'm unstoppable," she says, "and no one can touch me."
'Seinfeld': The lost episode!
There's a full Seinfeld episode out there - on paper - that has never been produced, reveals screencrush.com. Written by Seinfeld cocreator/writer Larry David, it is about his cowriter Elaine Pope's experience trying to buy a gun. It would have had Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) buy a gun, then joke about shooting herself in the head and then reenact the scene in Oliver Stone's JFK, tracing the bullet's trajectory. The episode was canned when the cast objected to doing jokes about firearms.