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How Movies Receive Their Ratings

Many Americans use the MPAA’s formalized rating system as a guide for which films to see. The Onion provides a step-by-step view into how these ratings are chosen:

‘Winnie-The-Pooh’ Turns 90

Winnie-The-Pooh, the A.A. Milne series featuring a stuffed bear and his toy animal friends, debuted 90 years ago this week. Here are some milestones from the franchise’s nearly century-long run:
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'American Idol' Results Tainted?

AT&T, one of the biggest sponsors of American Idol, has been accused of skewing the results for winner Kris Allen by distributing mobile phones to his fan groups and teaching them how to cast mass text votes. What do you think?
  • "Well, Adam Lambert had the unfair advantage of being the better singer, so it all evens out."

    Patti Reich Systems Analyst
  • “Come on, corporate America. Just tell me who the real winner is so I can buy his album and listen to it until you give me someone new to like.”

    Kevin Seifert Yard Coupler
  • “What’s important is that Americans have a new idol to worship.”

    Ryan Griffin Deep-Fryer Assempler

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