What is a Manic Pixie Dream Girl? The term was coined by film critic Nathan Rabin, who described one as “that bubbly, shallow cinematic creature that exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures.” Examples include Natalie Portman’s character in “Garden State,” Kate Hudson’s groupie in “Almost Famous,” Kirsten Dunst in “Elizabethtown,” and Zooey Deschanel in “500 Days of Summer,” and in actual life.
- The White House continued to defend rolling back Obama-era transgender protections, with Sean Spicer repeatedly insisting it's a "states' rights issue."
- Republican members of Congress face angry town halls flooded with voters opposing Obamacare repeal and other parts of the Trump agenda.
- Indiana police released chilling audio in the case two teens found dead in the woods — a voice captured on one of their phones saying "down the hill."
- Education Secretary Betsy DeVos defended the Trump administration rescinding transgender protections, despite reports she opposed the effort.