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Castro Defends His Exchange With Biden

It was 'not a personal attack,' he says, though others disagree

(Newser) - The Democratic candidates for president took each other on during a debate in Houston Thursday night, clashing on everything from war to health care, but what the Hill calls a "fiesty exchange" on the latter went down between two contenders in particular. Julian Castro and Joe Biden were going... More »

50-Year-Old Author, TV Host Says Women Over 50 'Not Extraordinary'

Yann Moix under fire for saying he's 'incapable' of loving women over 50

(Newser) - A popular French author, who just so happens to be 50 years old, recently told a magazine he would never get romantically involved with anyone his age or older. "That’s not possible … too, too old," Yann Moix said during his interview with the French edition of... More »

Julia Roberts, Done at 51? 'I Think That's Made Up'

The veteran actor talks ageism and gender parity

(Newser) - Julia Roberts just turned 51, and for her it's the biggest shrug—why would anyone care? "I think that’s made up, that at a certain age, the bell is going to ring and you are done," she says, per ABC News . "I don’t think... More »

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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