Diet Pepsi has introduced a new "skinny" can for Fashion Week, but some critics are giving it a big, fat "no."
The can is a "taller, sassier" version of the traditional can that the company says was made in "celebration of beautiful, confident women." Pepsi's equating of "skinny" and "beautiful" and "confident" is drawing criticism.
PepsiCo Inc. presented the new can at New York's Fashion Week, which began Thursday. It will be available to consumers nationwide in March.
Iran's government is crowing over the fall of Hosni Mubarak. Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says a "new Middle East" is forming, one that he says will have no room for U.S. and Israeli "interference." Ahmadinejad spoke at ceremonies marking the 32nd anniversary of Iran's Islamic Revolution. Tehran says the revolution remains on track because of its adherence to principles of "justice" and "human dignity." No mention was made of Iran's own opposition movement, which was subjected to a brutal crackdown when it protested against Iran's widely criticized 2009 elections.
This weekend belongs to Justin Bieber. And while the hordes of his longest-standing fans might think it belongs to them too, the events of the next couple of days — the opening of his 3-D biography/concert film Never Say Never and his nomination for Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards — should mark the moment when Bieber fever infects a new host body: grownups.
Yesterday, Medicare and Medicaid chief Donald Berwick got roasted by Republicans at his first hearing before the House Ways and Means Committee.
Berwick, in case you forgot, was appointed to his job during a Congressional recess and without a confirmation hearing. The administration's decision to go that route, stemmed in part, from controversial comments he made in 2009 about rationing health care.