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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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Notable Celebrity Breakups

Here are some notable Hollywood breakups in recent years:

  • Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes: In 2012, the highly publicized relationship ended in divorce, which the couple decided to handle amicably for the sake of their thetans
  • Emma Watson and Christopher Lloyd: A longtime poster couple for stable celebrity marriages, fans were shocked when the pair suddenly called it quits in late 2013
  • Heidi Klum and Seal: Klum told tabloids she could no longer handle Seal’s constant, rage-filled outbursts over how in a world full of people only some want to fly
  • Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson: Just give it some time—the cracks are beginning to show
  • Hellboy and Selma Blair: The 41-year-old actress’s touching love affair with the red-skinned demon-hero was captured in the documentaries Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army, though the pair have not been seen together in public since 2008
  • Robert Blake and Bonny Lee Bakley: The former Baretta star ended his marriage in 2001
  • Steven Spielberg and E.T.: Resulting in one of Hollywood’s most expensive divorces, the famed director was unable to sustain his steamy on-set romance in the months after shooting wrapped
  • Vivica A. Fox and Me: Best known for her roles in Kill Bill and Independence Day, the stunning 49-year-old actress rocked the news-infographic writer community when she chose to abandon me and the life we had built in Indianapolis for a more glamorous one in Hollywood
  • Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams: They just wanted to date other people. Get a fucking life.

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