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    Why Jennifer Livingston Wasn't Bullied—and Benedict Cumberbatch Is Evil

    Jennifer Livingston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mindy Kaling, Mindy Project Jennifer Livingston; BBC; Autumn De Wilde/FOX

    I feel sorry for Jennifer Livingston, but some are saying she wasn't really bullied. Was she?
    —Carine W., via Facebook

    If you ask experts, the answer is no. The letter that Kenneth W. Krause sent to the newscaster was rude, condescending and brimming with self-importance, but "it doesn't fit the definition of bullying," says David Dickson, chairman of the Bullying Prevention Initiative of California. "Bullying, normally, is what someone, in a very mean spirited way, continually and on a repeated basis, does to another person, typically in a social setting in front of other people…It was a stupid letter he wrote, but he commented privately."

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    Why does it seem that every new movie has a British villain? Why are 80 percent of them Benedict Cumberbatch?
    —Julia R., via Facebook

    Because you're wrong. If by "80 percent" you mean The Hobbit trilogy and the upcoming Star Trek: Into Darkness, where he may or may not be playing Khan, then, yes, the British star of Sherlock is totally completely dominating the villain space. Then again, Matthew Fox is American, and he's playing a serial killer in Alex Cross, coming up later this month, while Angelina Jolie, a native Californian, I shall have you know, is playing the evil Maleficent. And oh: The latest James Bond flick, Skyfall, features Javier Bardem—a Spaniard, of all things!—as supervillain Raoul Silva.

    Which half is more powerful in Hollywood, Angelina Jolie or Brad Pitt?
    —Mari, via Twitter

    According to Forbes, Brad Pitt may earn more money ($25 million vs. a paltry $20 million), but it's Jolie who has more power, thanks to her dominance in the media. And in case you're tracking this, Jennifer Lopez is currently considered more powerful than either of them.

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    Non-celebrity question for once: How does the amount of money donated to Democrats compare with the money donated to the Republican ticket?
    —Billy Z, via Facebook

    As of July, President Barack Obama has raised and spent more money. You can see the details here.

    The Mindy Project after two episodes: Buy, sell or hold?
    —Chadsworld81, via Twitter

    The majority of reviewers have deemed the show worth your time. My verdict? Hold. The acting is great, but the slick, voiceover-choked production style gets in its own way.

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