If you saw Christian Bale at the Golden Globes on Sunday, you might notice he is sporting some shaggy hair. We figured it was a movie role, but he says otherwise.
“In truth, you know what this is? This is unemployment, this is all this is.
I haven’t worked since ‘The Fighter,’ and it’s nice to just not bother cutting your hair. When you’re [not] in a job that everything always has to be, you know, worked out for a character, I just sort of let it all hang out, but it’s unemployment, that’s all it is.”
He's shooting a movie in a couple week, so we'll just, eh, enjoy it while it lasts!
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Tags: golden globes, long hair, unemployment
Does this mark the end of MySpace? It doesn't support the contrary.
Execs at MySpace made the official announcement today that they are laying of 47% of their workforce for the social networking site. CEO Mike Jones noted that the percentage would find approximately 500 employees across all of their global divisions out of work. Though this is a massive loss of their workforce, Mike tried to put a positive spin on the change and hinted that the changes to come could save the company. He explained:
Tags: announcement, layoffs, myspace, social networking, unemployment
This is a great idea!
Sometimes being unemployed is just as stressful, if not more, than actually having one!
A variety of yoga studios across the country are now offering FREE classes, so many people struggling to find work don't have to cut exercise out of their schedule!
Columbus yoga instructor Zack Lynn explains:
"We didn't want them to have to choose, 'Should I eat today or go take this class?' We wanted to give them the ability to do both."
New York instructor Jo Sgammato reiterates:
"It helps to quiet the mind and helps people realize that this is a temporary situation. If somebody comes all the way here and tells us they want to take that free class because they're unemployed, we're going to believe them."
What an amazing way to give back! And we're sure it's very much appreciated by those who definitely need that time during the day to re-focus and de-stress!
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Tags: classes, free, instructor, jo sgammato, offer, unemployment, yoga, zack lynn
As federally-funded extended unemployment benefits come to an end, food banks around the country are bracing for an influx of people knocking on their doors for food.
Nearly 2 million people will lose unemployment benefits if Congress doesn’t act, and that will be tough for food banks to immediately absorb. Many believe the cuts in unemployment benefits will leave thousands if not millions of families struggling to keep food on the table.
Said Vicki Escarra, CEO of Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief charity:
"Middle-class families who have lost homes, who have lost jobs, who have any kind of illness… They don't today have any disposable income. The only area they can really give is around food, which is why we're seeing such an increase in mothers and dads going without meals and making sure their children have food, because they've got to pay rent, they have to pay transportation. There's no giving on that. They'll cut back on food every time."
What do U think? Should Congress extend the unemployment benefits?
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Tags: benefits, congress, food banks, unemployment
Has it already come to this?!
While being interviewed on BlogTalkRadio, NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw had some inconvenient advice for college grads trying to find a job.
"I wouldn't be looking just within our borders for opportunities. I'd be looking to see what the chances are of getting a job in the Middle East, for example. Or in India. Or in China
I've talked to a number of very senior American executives who — so much of their work now is offshore — say one of the things they need are people who are willing to pack up and go there and become middle managers."
Yikes! A little extreme, don't U think?!
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Tags: overseas, tom brokaw, unemployment
Are you looking for someone who is talentless, lazy, offensive to your retinas and occupies space for no adequate reason for your business?
Look no further than Jon Gosselin.
After almost an entire year of doing NOTHING and living off of the pennies his kids put in his piggy bank from their allowance, Jon has finally decided to seek employment … somewhere.
Due to the legal arrangement he has with TLC, Jon isn't allow to flaunt his fug on TV, so that's out. According to sources, he isn't looking to be the face of Depp Gel or invest in a new Ed Hardy line called "Shameful." No, he is looking for something more "substantial," like just a normal 9-to-5 gig!
Good for you, Jon. We think that is a smart move.
And hey, we're sure they are hiring at Subway! Or maybe you can collect the shopping carts in the Ralph's parking lot! Better still, a career as a Wal-Mart greeter might be perfect for you! Bet you'll meet a whole new slew of stoopid whores that way!
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Tags: jon gosselin, loser, tlc, unemployment
Jersey Shore may have been the biggest hit to come out of MTV in quite some time, but even the stars of the show never saw it coming.
It seems The Situation just didn't have faith in his career as a reality star!
Right after filming Jersey Shore in October, he filed for unemployment! The state sent a Request for Separation Information form to the Florida restaurant where The Situation was last employed to make sure he was in fact terminated.
Although when the show premiered in December, his life changed and now the man with the fugly face and hawt abs is making $10,000 an episode.
Damn. How ’bout that situation!
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Tags: jersey shore, the situation, unemployment