8 Things You Need To Know This AM — Feb 12 2015

Laverne Cox has been cast as a fierce and funny Ivy League-educated lawyer in a new CBS pilot. 

Death Cab for Cutie is back! Watch the video for "Black Sun," the first single from the band's new album. 

A film critic referred to Amy Schumer as "Jennifer Aniston's somewhat heavier, not-as-lucky sister who watches a lot of TV and should probably work out more" in his review of the Trainwreck trailer.

Catherine O'Hara had a sweet mini-reunion with the son she left Home Alone, Macaulay Culkin. In other favorite childhood movie reunion news, Matilda met up with Lavender

Researchers at the University of Iowa found that online daters seriously looking for love are more interested in substance and humility than flash and perfection. 

Today in celebrity-fan social media interactions: 21st-century Ann Landers, Taylor Swift, is back at again, offering her fan's break-up advice on Tumblr. Meanwhile, Ariana Grande shot down an Instagram user who insulted the size of her chest.  

A growing number of female writers and creators are taking a stand and producing stereotype-busting comic books for all genders. 

Alex From Target is now just plain ol' Alex. He no longer works at Target. Adjust your worldview accordingly.

Photo: Everett Collection/REX USA.
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