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FACEBOOK USERS ARE QUITTING THE SITE IN DROVES OVER PRIVACY AND ADDICTION FEARS
Facebook users are quitting the social network in droves due to privacy concerns and fear of internet addiction, according to new research. Increasing numbers are taking part in what's been dubbed “virtual identity suicide” and deleting their accounts. Analysis of more than 600 people, by researchers from the University of Vienna, found that data protection issues and social pressure to add friends were also among the reasons for leaving. Others quoted shallow conversations, general dissatisfaction and loss of interest in the site.
REASONS FOR QUITTING FACEBOOK
Privacy concerns: 48.3 percent
General dissatisfaction: 13.5 percent
Shallow conversations: 12.6 percent
Fear of becoming addicted: 6 percent
“BIG BANG THEORY”: JIM PARSONS, KALEY CUOCO AND JOHNNY GALECKI WANT EXTRA $500K PER EPISODE
For some people, $350,000 for a week's worth of work is just not enough. Such is the case with the three top cast members of the hit show “The Big Bang Theory.” Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons together are asking for a massive pay raise that hovers in the $500,000 per episode, per person ballpark, according to RadarOnline. The cast is just about to enter their seventh season of the CBS show which debuts September 26 but this new deal will be for the eighth season. Kaley, Jim, and Johnny reportedly feel that they should see a salary increase because the show continues to pull in big ratings. The sitcom is the highest rated syndicated show. For season six, the top three players received $300,000 an episode. “They know the critical position Big Bang holds on CBS’ prime-time schedule and the only thing preventing them [from] getting what they want would be a spectacular ratings demise this season,” a source tells Radar. “That isn’t about to happen anytime soon. They’ll put on a united front during negotiations.”
BRAD PITT CRASHES A WEDDING IN ENGLAND
Brad Pitt inadvertently crashed a wedding in England, according to the Maidehead Advertiser newspaper. A reception was being held at the Stoke Park hotel in the U.K., which is near Pinewood Studios, where Pitt is currently shooting his new WWII film Fury. The groom, Daniel, happened to see Pitt drinking at the bar and pulled his bride, Abi, in to meet the actor, who posed for pictures with the newlyweds. "He said sure, no problem, and said congratulations and I hope you have had a great day," the bride told the paper. "And he said I looked nice. He was really nice."