Granted this is unpleasant, but imagine for one second that you’re very dead—extremely dead—and someone drags your bones out of your grave to play a dark(er) game of Maury. Unpleasant, right? But the good news is this isn’t happening to you; the bad news is that it’s happening to Salvador Dalí, the Spanish artist for whom the clocks melted and, possibly, a father. A Spanish court has ordered that his body be exhumed from its 28-year slumber in order to take part in a paternity test.
Prince Charles’s second wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has found herself at the center of a new biography, The Duchess: The Untold Story. It’s by Penny Junor, who’s written controversial life histories on most of the royal family, including Prince Charles, Diana, and, more recently, their sons. Junor’s latest book is pegged to Camilla’s 70th birthday this July, and as a pre-birthday treat, the Daily Mail is releasing excerpts this week.
The recent walk-up to the 25th anniversary of Thelma & Louise resurfaced plenty of great set gossip, like how Brad Pitt nearly sabotaged the film with his hunky-ness in the role of J.D. (Geena Davis would go googly-eyed over him and flub her lines, which is—fun fact—the first time anyone has ever related to the inimitable Geena Davis). Also, Ridley Scott would spray Pitt’s abs with Evian for that signature washboard sheen.
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".