Josh Duboff is a VF.com senior writer, based in New York, who covers entertainment and culture. He writes an "Imagined Celebrity Connections" column every Friday. He's also the writer/director of a web series, Twenty Five. (Photo by Justin Bishop.)
I might be a 31-year-old mom-of-two, but the part of me that is still disappointed that I didn't get a Barbie Golden Dreams Motorhome for Christmas in 1993 is totally considering asking Kelly Clarkson to plan my next birthday party. Kelly Clarkson's daughter River Rose had a princess-themed birthday party over the weekend to celebrate her 3rd birthday on Monday, and honestly, it was pretty much what fairy tale dreams are made of.
Now that the Clooney twins have officially arrived, speculation over the impending birth of BeyoncĂŠ and Jay Z's children is ramping up. It's not clear whether the couple intends to announce the birth right away â€” when Blue Ivy was born in 2012, they waited two days â€” but the Beyhive definitely loves a good conspiracy, and many are wondering if she may have actually already given birth in secret. Another popular theory?
Plenty of celebrities were outraged by President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey. As the investigation deepens into possible ties between Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government, those opinionated stars (and Democratic politicians and some pundits) have bandied the term “obstruction of justice” around. The term also cropped up after Comey’s testimony to members of the U.S. Senate on Thursday. Trump hasn’t been charged with obstruction of justice.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".