Since releasing two albums in 2000, including the major-label debut Back for the First Time, Ludacris has been a pop culture fixture. His hits helped define the sound of hip-hop in the ’00s, but Ludacris started diversifying his career almost from its start. In 2002, he appeared in 2 Fast 2 Furious and his association with that franchise continues to this day. But if that film helped prove he could hold the screen, it was 2005’s Hustle & Flow that confirmed he had real acting chops.
Cathryn Michon is an actress, writer, and comic who’s currently starring in a film — Cook Off! — she co-wrote and co-directed that is adapted from a book she authored (The Grrl Genius Guide to Life). You may also know her for co-writing A Dog’s Purpose and for starring, co-writing and co-directing, Muffin Top: A Love Story. Cook Off! — a mockumentary about a cooking competition that co-stars Melissa McCarthy, Niecy Nash, Ben Falcone and Stephen Root — debuts today, Friday, November 17.
Let me preface this by saying that what I’m about to detail is one of the funniest things I’ve run across on the web in a long time. But first, some background…The LSU sports fan site Tigerdroppings.com is one of the more popular college sports fans websites out there — its message boards even draw fans of other teams from around the country who venture in there to talk sports and run smack.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".