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Marion Cotillard’s Five-Step Plan for Destroying a Burgeoning Acting Career

Marion Cotillard
Seemingly on her way to stardom after winning the Best Actress Oscar a week ago, Marion Cotillard has stumbled upon what just may be the most surefire way imaginable to instantly erase all American goodwill and devastate her box-office potential: Step 1: Posit that 9/11 was a conspiracy designed to renovate the Twin Towers without having to pay for costly rewiring. Step 2: After denigrating America's greatest tragedy, question the validity of America’s greatest accomplishment: landing a man on the moon. Step 3: Be French. Step 4: When confronted with your conspiracy theories, claim they were taken out of context, but don’t disown them. Step 5: In fact, remind America that it’s not the only one that makes movies and that you can simply film in other places. Done. That’s all it takes to complete the Marion Cotillard “Five-Step Plan for Destroying a Burgeoning Acting Career.” It’s that easy, friends. —Dan Amira Marion Cotillard 'in shock' over 9/11 row, but will not apologise [Times Online]

New Anti-Teen Weapon: Harbinger of Bleak Future?

Mosquito
So in an attempt to rid the outside and stairwells of the apartment building he manages of the pesky teens who hang out there, last week Sean Mann of Jamaica, Queens, became the first person in New York to install a device known as the Mosquito. A small wall-mounted box that emits a high-pitched screech only audible to people in their teens and early twenties, the Mosquito was created in Britain to deter teen loiterers, and so far, it seems to work. "It's obnoxious, high-pitched and painful," 19-year-old Kristin Hankins told the Post, when they tried it out in Washington Square Park the other day. Weird. While we're not too bothered that someone has devised a way to shut up teenagers, what if this is merely the beginning?