Luc Besson is never not on his bullshit. There was Lucy, in which Scarlett Johansson becomes a god after accessing 100% of her brain through drugs, an incredible moment of pseudo-science; there was also the entirety of The Fifth Element, but more specifically, the part where Bruce Willis making out with an alien saves the universe. And there’s the scene in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets where Rihanna plays a shape-shifting burlesque dancer enslaved at an intergalactic sex parlor.
The Ed Sheeran cameo on Game of Thrones, mocked by many but praised by a select elite commentariat, came about very charmingly: Sheeran is the favorite singer of GOT actress Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, so the showrunners enlisted him to show up and surprise her. Who amongst you would criticize that feel-good story? Anyways, Williams’ colleague Sophie Turner, who plays her fictional sister Sansa Stark, was asked about the cameo at Comic-Con, which took place over the weekend.
On Saturday, Ice Cube sang “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during the customary seventh inning stretch at Wrigley Field. The clip’s a couple days old, but it’s very good: Cube does a throaty speak-sing closer to a recitation than a soulful rendition and flubs a few words (nothing too bad! ), while the fans in the crowd look… confused. But who amongst you could do a better job, or have a better time? Watch it below. The Cubs went on to beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-2.
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".