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Actress, 43, 'Too Old' to Play 57-Year-Old Man's Wife

Jamie Denbo tells upsetting story on Twitter

(Newser) - Jamie Denbo, who plays Ginsberg on Orange Is the New Black, is 43. Which is, in Hollywood terms, apparently not young enough to be the wife of a 57-year-old and the mother of an 18-year-old. In a series of tweets last week just now getting mainstream attention , Denbo says she... More »

Machine Learning Has a Weakness: Humans

Study finds that artificial intelligence can adopt our racism, sexism

(Newser) - Artificial intelligence has come a long way in recent years, and algorithms with machine-learning applications are proving skillful at things like playing poker, lip-reading, and, unfortunately, being biased. Researchers at Princeton proved the point in an experiment involving an algorithm known as GloVe , which has learned about 840 billion words... More »

SI's Cover Model Is 63 Years Old

Of course, she's also Christie Brinkley

(Newser) - Christie Brinkley first posed for Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue in 1979. Almost four decades later, she's back for "one last go." The 63-year-old ex-supermodel is featured in the issue hitting newsstands on Feb. 15 in a red bikini and in a black one-piece next to daughters,... More »

IMDb May Not Be Able to Tell You Every Actor's Age Anymore

Thanks to a new California law

(Newser) - It's one thing if the world knows that Brad Pitt is 52; people know just about everything else that's going on in his life. But for the thousands of lesser-known working actors constantly on the prowl for gigs, age discrimination is a real (if illegal) problem. So on... More »

Genius Bar Didn't Leap to Hire 'Legendary' Apple Engineer

After 21 years with Apple, JK Scheinberg retired, then got a little bored

(Newser) - Are all those young people staffed by Apple to help out customers at Genius Bars the most qualified for the job, or is there something more pernicious, like actual age discrimination, at play? As the New York Times reports in a story on ageism in the workplace, JK Scheinberg, the... More »

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