Listen, Star Trek Into Darkness. I don’t need all of your promo pics to be epic and lens flare-y. But this legitimately looks like Benedict Cumberbatch glaring at a photographer who snapped him coming out of a store that sells slightly weird coats. You can do better. (I kid, I kid. I love weird promo pics, even ones that are just weird-boring. The reigning champ for weird publicity photos is still this one from The Eagle, if you’re curious.) Visit The Daily Blam for a second pic of Kirk and Spock looking equally srs bsns.
- This might just be the best news story I’ve seen all day. Austin Whaley, an 18-year-old Kentucky resident who likes to run into crowded bingo halls and yell “BINGO!,” has been banned from saying the word “bingo” for six months. That’s what you get, you fiend. (The Frisky)
- George R.R. Martin will have a cameo in season three of Game of Thrones. But will he be wearing his famous flame suspenders? (Deadline)
- Sister site Styleite reports on the rumor that Tilda Swinton might be showing up to the opening of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s “David Bowie Is” retrospective… as David Bowie. What gods do I need to pray to to make this happen?
- Via Jezebel, yesterday teenage education advocate Malala Yousafzai returned to school for the first time since being shot by the Taliban last October.
- Did you hear the whackadoodle conspiracy theory that the destruction of the Death Star was an inside job? Ken Miyamoto does some hilarious debunking over at Slate.
- The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media released their findings on how women are represented in media, both on-camera and behind-the-scenes. Surprise, surprise: Women are underrepresented as characters with speaking roles, and when they do have speaking roles they’re more likely to be sexualized than their male counterparts. Oh, and only 18% of the behind-the-scenes roles in the 250 top-grossing U.S. films of 2012 were held by women. Read the full breakdown at The Society Pages