So many men resigned from Uber that it basically has gender parity in its leadership now


One side effect of male executives resigning over misconduct: Uber has reached equality in its top leadership.

Uber, once run by about 17 men and five women, is now run by about seven women and seven men, according to our analysis. 

CEO Travis Kalanick’s resignation on Tuesday night capped off an exodus of executives from the company. The ride-hailing giant, under close scrutiny for its macho culture and pervasive sexual harassment, has been bleeding execs since engineer Susan Fowler published a blog post in February whistleblowing on the sexual harassment she and many other women experienced at the company.  Read more…

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The spam comment guy is real and he’s as annoying as you’d imagine


We’ve all seen that random spam comment on the websites we visit. He’s an actual guy — and he’s exactly like you think he is.

Internet Comment Theater is a Mashable original series that takes the internet’s weirdest comments and reviews and brings them to life. Read more…

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Jon Hamm and Jenny Slate’s date to the movies and, omg, please be a couple


Alert the presses: We might finally have a new couple to ‘ship. 

Jon Hamm and Jenny Slate went to the movies together, were captured exiting the theatre by paparazzi, and with that, changed the course of celebrity relationships forever. Maybe.

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The two actors star in the 2017 film Aardvark, but because both are reportedly single, the world’s imaginations have run wild about their possible date to the theaters.

Jon Hamm x Jenny Slate couple watch 👀

— Complex Pop Culture (@ComplexPop) June 20, 2017

Slate was last in a relationship with Chris Evans, and even following their breakup, glowed about the time she spent with the most popular Chris in Hollywood (don’t @ us). Despite their dreamy relationship (and breakup), people have been thrilled by the possibilities of a Hamm-Slate connection.  Read more…

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Nintendo partners with LeSportsac because Mario prints money, obviously


LeSportsac is getting into the video games business.

The New York-based handbag and luggage company has partnered up with Nintendo for a line of themed bags and accessories that nod at the Super Mario series. This “LeSportsac X Nintendo” collection launches in Japan on July 19, with a wider launch — including the U.S. — this fall.

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The collection includes two centerpiece bags: a Power-Up Burst backpack, which is splashed with images of Fire Flowers, Super Stars, and 1-Up Mushrooms; and the Mario Travel shoulder bag, adorned with stickers and memorabilia from the various locations in the Mushroom Kingdom. Read more…

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Star Wars is ‘Game of Thrones,’ and directors never win


According to the official statement, Han Solo movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller parted ways with the Star Wars universe Tuesday over creative differences. 

And that is true, in the sense that Robb Stark of Winterfell parted ways with a wedding feast over creative differences with the Lannisters.

SEE ALSO: The Han Solo movie now flying solo without directors

Every inside source characterized Lord and Miller’s untimely departure, three weeks before the Solo film wraps, as a firing. They had butted heads with Lucasfilm president and producer Kathleen Kennedy once too often over their vision and approach to everyone’s favorite scoundrel.  Read more…

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This 30-second video of the Summer Solstice sunrise at Stonehenge is breathtaking


More than 10,000 people gathered at Stonehenge in England to watch the sunrise on the longest day of the year. 

SEE ALSO: The largest planet in the solar system could also be the oldest

The English Heritage organisation opened the national monument to the public on the first official day of summer, giving people the rare chance to experience it up close. 

Thank you to the 13,000 people who celebrated #SummerSolstice with us at Stonehenge. 📷 More pictures:

— English Heritage (@EnglishHeritage) June 21, 2017

People arrived before dawn to watch the sunrise at Stonehenge, which might have been an ancient place of worship during the summer solstice for thousands of years, according to English Heritage.  Read more…

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Valedictorian gets second chance to finish speech on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’


High school valedictorian and class president Peter Butera was cut off mid-speech during his graduation over the weekend, and Jimmy Kimmel was one of the many people who didn’t like that.

After Butera went off-script and criticized what he considers to be an overly authoritative administration at Wyoming Area High School, his mic was cut off and he was approached by the school principal to leave the stage. After he was given the boot, his classmates cheered and gave Butera a standing ovation. Although he told The Times-Tribune that he got his point across, he was never able to finish his full speech.  Read more…

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