Let’s go ahead and get the ugly out of the way: KFC has announced a new hot dog. A hot dog with a fried chicken breast bun. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it’ll be making its way stateside, but just imagine what the hot dog eating contests would have been like. (IGN)
Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) has been announced to play Belle in a live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, thereby solidifying Watson’s award for “Most Accurate Casting for any Movie, Ever.”
In MMO news, Massively has some answers from The Elder Scrolls Online devs about their switch to a buy-to-play model.
An older buy-to-play MMO also announced some changes at PAX south this weekend. It’s about time you added a true expansion, Guild Wars 2! Tell me that trailer doesn’t excite the crap out of you fans. A new area! A new profession! Better PvP and WvW! ASURA MASTER RACE. Sorry. Sometimes that slips out.
NASA believes a real-life TIE Fighter engine could help us get to Mars and I VOLUNTEER AS TRIBUTE. A tribute for what, I’m not sure, but I need to be a part of this. (Blastr)
Vanity Fair takes a stab at explaining all the mysteries surrounding male celebrities’ beards, especially a certain someone’s facial atrocity at the SAG awards last night.
The Church of England has consecrated its first female bishop, Libby Lane, during a ceremony at York Minster. GIRL. POWER. (BBC)
Winter Storm Juno, the doodle that can’t be un-did, continues to pile snow onto the U.S. Northeast, and I don’t really have a solution for that, so here’s a puppy.