8 Things You Need To Know This AM — Jan 05 2015

Russell Crowe blames the dearth of good roles for older women on actresses in their forties who want to play the "ingénue, and can’t understand why she's not being cast as the 21 year old." It wouldn't possibly also have anything to do with actual double standards existing in Hollywood, would it?
Is it weird that video of the new baby gorilla at the San Diego Zoo makes our wombs ache?
This startup CEO wants to allow customers to create and print custom strands of DNA, because that's not the beginning of 1,000 sci-fi horror stories.
Speaking of DNA, here's a bit of perspective on just how unlucky Serial's Adnan Syed was if he was wrongly convicted of murder. (Hint: Not the most unlucky.)
Once again, hundreds of police officers turned their backs on the video feed of Mayor Bill de Blasio's eulogy of Officer Wenjian Liu, the other cop killed in Brooklyn on December 20.
It just got a lot harder for TV fans abroad to access American Netflix.
The royal family is fending off a rather ugly sex scandal: Prince Andrew has been accused of having sex with an underage woman who claims she was being kept as a sex slave by Andrew's pal, investor Jeffrey Epstein.
Finally, an Oklahoma law put in place in the '20s to fight the Ku Klux Klan might be extended in a way that would fine people $500 for wearing a hoodie.

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