The Charge: May 21, 2014
In our next installment of the amNY Countdown to Summer, we rounded up the best places to eat near the beach. And with Memorial Day weekend looking pretty nice weather-wise, well, this feels like perfect timing. The Charge is at 80%!
This is just a little creepy. Mallory Edens, the 18-year-old daughter of Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Wesley Edens, broke Twitter last night during the NBA draft lottery where she was standing alongside her dad to announce the picks. The high-school senior (see this is where it gets creepier) went from a few hundred Twitter followers to 27,000 within hours when she said she hoped her lucky Bucks pin would help the team get the No. 1 spot in the draft.Guy watching the NBA Draft Lottery be like...I'd take Mallory Edens with the #1 pick! #NBADraftLottery http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BoHr16uIIAAE4nZ.jpgMallory Edens is our Pippa Middleton.
Minus 10 for the creepiness. Her high school graduation is next month, guys! The Charge is now 70%.
Did your heart do a little flip this morning at the news that Jessica Chastain had been offered the lead role in "True Detective"? Sorry to kill your dreams, but it's (apparently) not happening. HBO and Chastain's agent both shot down the rumors, according to E! News.
Minus 10 for not allowing us a "Zero Dark Thirty" moment on "True Detective." The Charge is now 60%.
Some good news! Six young Iranians were released hours after being arrested for making a dance video to Pharrell's "Happy," according to Gawker. They are, however, being forced to apologize on Iranian state TV.These Young Iranians Arrested for Recording Tehran Version of Pharrell Williams's "Happy"by Caroline Linton via YouTube
Plus 15 for the release, and plus 5 for the adorable dancing. But minus 10 for making them apologize, Iran. You know what? Minus another 5 for literally being Happy a crime. The Charge is now 65%.
Will this end the debate over how often to wear a pair of jeans? Levi's CEO Chip Bergh made headlines recently when he admitted that he had not washed the jeans he was wearing since he bought them a year ago. But as The Daily Beast points out, one study on bacteria level in jeans found that not washing them for months doesn't really make them dirtier. The Charge goes up to 70% because our jeans are dirty -- and that's just fine.