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YouTube Bans Dangerous Pranks And Challenges YouTube Bans Dangerous Pranks And Challenges
- January 17, 2019

The company has also struggled to suppress the spread of unsafe "challenges" that have seen vloggers eating detergent capsules and setting fire to themselves. In recent weeks, the YouTube Bird Box Challenge has seen people attempting to cook and drive blindfolded with one crash in the U.S. being attributed to it. (more...)
Alex Jones’ InfoWars Removed From Roku Alex Jones’ InfoWars Removed From Roku
- January 17, 2019

Along with Stitcher and PayPal , those that have ditched InfoWars and Jones include Facebook , YouTube , Vimeo , LinkedIn , Pinterest , Spotify and Apple . "While the vast majority of all streaming on our platform is mainstream entertainment, voices on all sides of an issue or cause are free to operate a channel". (more...)
Will Smith, Martin Lawrence start work filming Bad Boys 3
- January 16, 2019

Khaled will be joining the cast which includes the original Bad Boy detectives Will Smith and Martin Lawerence. This week, on-set pics surfaced of Smith and Marty Mar both in action . Vanessa Hudgens, Riverdale star Charles Melton, and Alexander Ludwig from Vikings all join the cast though they have not yet been seen filming. (more...)
The Killers address America's injustice with heart-wrenching 'Land of the Free' The Killers address America's injustice with heart-wrenching 'Land of the Free'
- January 16, 2019

Spike Lee directed the track's arresting video, which highlights the struggles and resiliency of real-life migrant families near the U.S./Mexico border. Speaking about the song to Zane Lowe on "Beats 1" radio, the 37-year-old frontman explained: "I think it's a very important time right now and enough was enough is basically where it comes from. (more...)
'To Catch A Predator' Host Chris Hansen Arrested For Writing Bad Checks 'To Catch A Predator' Host Chris Hansen Arrested For Writing Bad Checks
- January 16, 2019

Hansen, who lives in New York City but is a former resident of the CT suburb of Stamford, bought the swag including mugs and t-shirts from a Stamford business in the summer of 2017, Stamford Police property crimes Sgt. Hansen issued a personal check to the vendor in April but it bounced three days later. In April 2018 Hansen claimed he "sold a boat" in order to come up with the money. (more...)
Steve Carell to star in Netflix comedy based on Trump’s Space Force Steve Carell to star in Netflix comedy based on Trump’s Space Force
- January 16, 2019

This new Netflix series Space Force will be his first major new series on air since The Office . The streaming service gave the project a straight-to-series order, which is described as a workplace comedy focusing on a group of people who must develop a sixth branch of the military, inspired by Trump's desire to develop a " Space Force " military branch. (more...)
Mariah Carey Sues Former Assistant For Taking Mariah Carey Sues Former Assistant For Taking "Intimate" Videos Of Her
- January 16, 2019

According to TMZ , which allegedly obtained a copy of the lawsuit, Carey is going after Lianna Azarian for recording her "personal activities" and threatening to sell them after she was sacked from the singer's employ in 2017. "Mariah said Azarian showed some of the videos to friends, saying if she was ever fired she'd sell them". Mariah says she had demanded the videos and other evidence of criminal activity back, to no avail, and she is suing for unspecified damages. (more...)
Game of Thrones star 'satisfied' with show end Game of Thrones star 'satisfied' with show end
- January 16, 2019

The new teaser trailer for Game of Thrones is already generating a lot of buzz , and while a full trailer will be released soon, showrunners/writers David Benioff and Dan Weiss are not thrilled with revealing much footage from the show's final season. (more...)
Ariana Grande got a giant Pokémon tattoo on her arm Ariana Grande got a giant Pokémon tattoo on her arm
- January 16, 2019

It's understood she first got inked at 18, in 2012 - that tattoo was a heart on her toe. Eevee joins Grande's quickly growing roster of body art, which includes a recently inked crescent moon tattoo, which the " Thank U, Next " artist actually got in a joint tattoo session with her "Nonna," Marjorie Grande. (more...)
Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino reporting to prison Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino reporting to prison
- January 16, 2019

Sorrentino pled guilty to one count of tax evasion in January 2018, and his brother Marc pled guilty to one count of aiding in the preparation of a false and fraudulent tax return. "Be the change you wanna see", Sorrentino wrote in a different tweet. He's very positive despite the sentence because his commitment to recovery is genuine. (more...)
Meghan Markle called FAT LADY in HILARIOUS encounter with old age pensioner Meghan Markle called FAT LADY in HILARIOUS encounter with old age pensioner
- January 16, 2019

Meghan, who is now a patron of Mayhew , visited the animal charity's headquarters in north west London this afternoon. She matched the dress with an Armani coat and Stella McCartney bag, so copying her whole outfit might not be a bit more out of your budget. (more...)
And the 2019 Grammy Awards Host Is… And the 2019 Grammy Awards Host Is…
- January 16, 2019

In Keys' announcement video, which is positioned as a series of candid clips seemingly shot on a cellphone, an unidentified voice tells her about the job offer, noting, "It's going to be such an exciting show this year because of all the female artists and performers". (more...)
Bandai Namco Tease a New Dragon Ball Z Action RPG Game Bandai Namco Tease a New Dragon Ball Z Action RPG Game
- January 16, 2019

In the game, players collect and compete against each other using a wide range of trading cards featuring characters from Dragon Ball , Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball Super . In total, the game will feature over 1160 cards featuring over 350 different characters. "The strategic gameplay will surely delight every Dragon Ball fan who loves a challenge". (more...)
Iran claims USA holding Iranian state TV news anchor Marzieh Hashemi Iran claims USA holding Iranian state TV news anchor Marzieh Hashemi
- January 16, 2019

Iran has called on the United States to release one of its journalists who, it says , was illegally arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation while making a family visit. officials had prevented her from wearing her hijab and had offered only pork, prohibited in Islam, as a meal. The only food she has had over the past two days has been a "packet of crackers", Hashemi was quoted as saying by Press TV. (more...)
Paris Jackson checks into rehab, seeking treatment for emotional health Paris Jackson checks into rehab, seeking treatment for emotional health
- January 16, 2019

Paris Jackson reportedly checked herself into a facility for her emotional health and while it may not correlate at all with the current drama in her family, it's possible that some lines can be drawn there. "I went through a lot of self-hatred in my younger days, but I'm happy as well as proud of myself to say that I'm growing out of that and growing into love", she said. (more...)
Apple Music coming to select Verizon Unlimited plans at no extra cost Apple Music coming to select Verizon Unlimited plans at no extra cost
- January 16, 2019

It also stands to seriously bolster Apple Music's total users. Customers that are now on the $40 Go Unlimited plan will unfortunately still have to make do with a six-month free trial for Apple Music or continue paying their current subscription to the streaming service. (more...)
Egg Dethrones Kylie Jenner For Most-Liked Photo On Instagram Egg Dethrones Kylie Jenner For Most-Liked Photo On Instagram
- January 16, 2019

Beating the current world record held by Kylie Jenner (18 million)! Now, Kylie has finally reacted to the news of losing out to an egg with the number of likes on Instagram . Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa surpassed a chicken-nugget-loving USA teen by posting the most retweeted tweet ever this month. Maezawa had dethroned 2017's big viral success, Carter Wilkerson, who gained the retweet record with his request to garner enough support for Wendy's to give him free chicken nuggets ... (more...)
New Ghostbusters film being developed New Ghostbusters film being developed
- January 16, 2019

The studio says that this new Ghostbusters will be going back to its roots and will be the next chapter in the original story. It is not a reboot. "What happened in the '80s happened in the '80s, and this is set in the present day". Although, given that Reitman says it's not a reboot, we imagine that we'll be seeing some familiar faces show up. "I remember being on set and seeing them try out the card catalog gag for the first time when the library ghost makes them come flying out". (more...)
Amazon brings Fire TV Stick with Alexa remote to Canada for $49.99 Amazon brings Fire TV Stick with Alexa remote to Canada for $49.99
- January 16, 2019

If you want to purchase that remote for your existing Fire TB, it's 50% cheaper as a standalone purchase. Meanwhile, the online marketplace has started taking pre-orders for the new offering. Unlike the original Fire TV Stick that had a regular Voice Remote, the new Fire TV Stick comes with the all-new Alexa Voice Remote that arrived with the Fire TV Stick 4K version back in October. (more...)
Drake Signs $10 Million Las Vegas Residency Deal Drake Signs $10 Million Las Vegas Residency Deal
- January 16, 2019

The 32-year-old rapper was apparently highly sought after by just about every club on The Strip, but he ultimately liked his odds best at XS due to its high exposure and ability to bring in big crowds. Drake hinted at a long-term deal last week, telling his XS crowd that they'll have "a lot of chances" to see him in the future. But I'll be back here at XS all year. (more...)
Cranberries debut single of last album to mark singer's death Cranberries debut single of last album to mark singer's death
- January 16, 2019

Titled In The End , it will be released in April. O'Riordan died unexpectedly on January 15, 2018, at a hotel in London, with coroners later ruling it as accidental drowning because of alcohol intoxication. We would like to take the chance to thank all our families and friends as well as Dolores' family and friends, and all those work worked with the band over the years. (more...)
Sopranos prequel casts Jon Bernthal, Vera Farmiga Sopranos prequel casts Jon Bernthal, Vera Farmiga
- January 16, 2019

Variety , which first reported the actors' casting, says no details of the duo's roles have been revealed and that production company New Line, which is making the film, could not be reached for comment on the news. David Chase, who created The Sopranos TV show, is at the helm once again to write the script, which is rumoured to center on the younger version of Tony's father Giovanni "Johnny Boy" Soprano and the mob boss' mother Livia. (more...)
Rihanna sues father over use of their last name for business
- January 16, 2019

She also alleges that Ronald claims to have ran the business offers by Roc Nation , Rih's actual label, but the songstress insists that nobody from Roc Nation was ever made aware of what her father was doing. In court documents, she states that her father and his partner tried to book her for 15 shows in Latin America in December 2017 for $15M - even though she never gave them any sort of authorization. (more...)
Anna Faris Reveals Chris Pratt Texted Her After Katherine Schwarzenegger Proposal Anna Faris Reveals Chris Pratt Texted Her After Katherine Schwarzenegger Proposal
- January 16, 2019

Chris Pratt's ex wife Anna Faris has congratulated the actor on his engagement to girlfriend Katherine Schwarzenegger . Over a year ago, Faris and Pratt revealed they were separating after eight years of marriage, breaking the hearts of their fans everywhere. (more...)
Men Vow to Boycott Gillette Over #MeToo Ad Men Vow to Boycott Gillette Over #MeToo Ad
- January 16, 2019

But rather than focusing exclusively on a negative, shaming note like so many other attempts at moving beyond toxic masculinity , the Gillette ad smartly transitions into framing the #MeToo movement as a chance for men to be better while still being men. (more...)
'Star Trek: Discovery' Spinoff Starring Michelle Yeoh Officially in Development 'Star Trek: Discovery' Spinoff Starring Michelle Yeoh Officially in Development
- January 15, 2019

Yeoh, for her part, is immensely excited to continue her Star Trek journey, saying: " I'm so excited to continue telling these rich Star Trek stories ". "Being a part of this universe and this character specifically has been such a joy for me to play". Fresh off Yeoh's role in the smash theatrical hit " Crazy Rich Asians ", the series would center on Yeoh as Philippa Georgiou, a member of Starfleet's Section 31, which operates as a shadow organization within the Federation. (more...)
‘Aquaman’ beats ‘The Dark Knight’, ‘Batman v Superman’ at box office ‘Aquaman’ beats ‘The Dark Knight’, ‘Batman v Superman’ at box office
- January 15, 2019

Pictures shows Jason Momoa , left, and Amber Heard in a scene from " Aquaman ". He also said Jason Momoa's performance as Aquaman will help the character become the "gold standard for this character for generations to come". Like one of those stories that starts with the dramatic end and then loops back to the beginning but you stay captivated all the way through even though you know the outcome, Aquaman was forecast to earn ten-digits since its opening weekend in China. (more...)
Fortnite Glider Redeploy is Making a Return in the Next Update Fortnite Glider Redeploy is Making a Return in the Next Update
- January 15, 2019

There was a very split response on the mechanic which revealed some positives as well as some negatives. "The goal with the item is to provide mobility and utility, but in a form that can be balanced and iterated upon". Epic Games has released the patch notes for Fortnite update v7.20, which will add a plethora of changes to the game along with seeing the return of the Glider Redeploy mechanic. (more...)
Rob Kardashian Just Got Involved in Blac Chyna & Alexis Skyy's Feud Rob Kardashian Just Got Involved in Blac Chyna & Alexis Skyy's Feud
- January 15, 2019

I've been wanting you for so long", Kardashian wrote over a photo of Skyy on Monday. After Alexis posted a sexy flick on Instagram , Rob admitted he's been crushing on her. 'Not the devil and he will be my husband'. The posts come two days after Chyna allegedly hurled a drink at Skyy during a private party in Los Angeles. (more...)
Carol Channing, star of Broadway's 'Hello Dolly!' dies at 97 Carol Channing, star of Broadway's 'Hello Dolly!' dies at 97
- January 15, 2019

Kennedy's death. This weird woman, with her odd voice, spastic movements, and remarkable ability to make a white top hat work, made a whole new generation fall in love with her while simultaneously scaring the ever-living crap out of them. No matter the part, she made it her own, including a 1985 reinterpretation of the White Queen in a made-for-TV adaptation of Alice in Wonderland . Stage and screen legend Carol Channing has died of natural causes, the Associated Press reports. (more...)

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