Not like Mike: As his TV role ensured, every millenial’s favorite child star has seemed to grow into a pain. Kirk Cameron, the Born-Again Christian who played Mike Seaver on 1985 – 1992’s Growing Pains, made some intolerant remarks while appearing on Piers Morgan Tonight. When asked about his views on homosexuality, Cameron responded, “I think that it’s unnatural. I think that it’s detrimental and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.” Following Cameron’s remarks, much of the public is reportedly no longer “sharing the laughter and love.”
Seeing the truth: The politics of local advertising in Israel have gotten heavy. In an attempt to combat eating disorders in the country where approximately 2% of all girls between 14 and 18 suffer from them, new laws will ban overly thin models from ads. The laws will require companies to report when they have altered images of models as well. Some critics note that the legislation is flawed in that the proposed required size of a model is based on weight, rather than BMI.
Picturing peace: An Israeli graphic designer decided to tell the Iranian people just how much Israelis love them. Working with his wife, designer Ronny Edry created posters displaying various memes and phrases about love between the two countries. The posters were uploaded to Facebook—one with the words, “IRANIANS. We will never bomb your country. We <3 You.”—and have since launched peace-minded conversations between the two peoples on the social networking site.
Party of three: Neve Campbell, who comes from Sephardic Jewish ancestry but is a practicing Catholic (I know this comes as a surprise, as I too assumed The Craft was a real life portrayal of Campbell’s religious practices), is reportedly pregnant with her first child. Actor J.J. Field—neither John Cusack nor ex-hubby John Light—is the father.