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YouTube Finally Speaks Out About Controversial Logan Paul Video YouTube Finally Speaks Out About Controversial Logan Paul Video
- January 11, 2018

Numerous video bloggers and internet insiders believe that these actions were a little too late. Despite the saga, experts say Paul may still have made up to $96,000 from the Aokigahara forest video. Paul and his colleagues found a dead body and recorded the encounter. Paul later apologised for the clip, which was viewed more than a million times before it was taken down, saying it was "wrong" and "misguided". (more...)
YouTube star Shane Dawson apologises for repulsive jokes about paedophilia YouTube star Shane Dawson apologises for repulsive jokes about paedophilia
- January 11, 2018

In the clip, Dawson joked about being approached by a 6-year-old Instagram star whilst he was out one day, and being shocked to find that she had nearly as many followers as he did. There's my statement". Back in the day, 2008-2012ish, that was my thing. I am sorry that I was, like, so fucking insecure and, like, playing this character. (more...)
Colbert roasts Trump for his ridiculous televised meeting on immigration Colbert roasts Trump for his ridiculous televised meeting on immigration
- January 11, 2018

Colbert's program last aired live about a year ago, when Trump delivered his address to the joint session of Congress not long after his inauguration, aka Virtual State Of The Union Address , on February 28, 2017. "Today, Donald Trump held a bipartisan meeting on immigration reform focused mainly on reforming our policy of having immigrants", the host joked. (more...)
Crooner Seal slams Oprah Winfrey for her speech Crooner Seal slams Oprah Winfrey for her speech
- January 11, 2018

The caption read: "You'd heard the rumours but you had no idea he was actually serially assaulting young stary-eyed actresses who in turn had no idea what they were getting into". "My bad. #SanctimoniousHollywood ", Seal wrote to his 100,000-plus Instagram followers. Oprah has been one of the leading ladies behind Hollywood's zero-tolerance on inequality, harassment and abuse. (more...)
Golden Globes speech leaves many hoping Oprah Winfrey will run for president Golden Globes speech leaves many hoping Oprah Winfrey will run for president
- January 11, 2018

During the ceremony Weinstein accuser Asia Argento tweeted Rose McGowan, who was being trolled at the time, highlighting her role as an early whistleblower. Representatives for Franco and Rockwell said their clients could not be reached, but noted that during interviews with reporters backstage after their wins, the men readily responded to queries about the Time's Up movement. (more...)
Catherine Deneuve defends men's right to 'seduce', denounces #MeToo campaign Catherine Deneuve defends men's right to 'seduce', denounces #MeToo campaign
- January 11, 2018

The actor denounced the #MeToo movement and its French equivalent, #Balancetonporc ( Call out your pig ), in a letter , signed by over 100 French actors, and said the movements have created a totalitarian climate by publicly prosecuting private experiences. (more...)
Bon Jovi's latest tour comes to Orlando for his only Florida date Bon Jovi's latest tour comes to Orlando for his only Florida date
- January 11, 2018

If you bought a ticket for Bon Jovi's canceled 2017 show in Denver, you'll get dibs and a discount on tickets for the band's upcoming tour stop. Those Tickets Are Not For Sale to the general public till February 16 at 10 a.m. They have an extensive collection of hits, including "Livin' On a Prayer ", "You Give Love a Bad Name ", "Wanted Dead or Alive ", "Bed of Roses", "Always", "It's My Life", "I'll Be There for You", "Bad Medicine " and "Blaze of Glory". (more...)
James Franco denies sexual misconduct allegations, but supports women making them James Franco denies sexual misconduct allegations, but supports women making them
- January 11, 2018

But the actor seems to be facing a brewing scandal of his own. Paley later tweeted that Franco had called her and "a few other girls" weeks earlier to apologize. Franco addressed the situation while appearing on " Live! ". When asked by another Twitter user whether or not she felt like she had a choice in the matter, she replied , "I one hundred percent did not feel like I had a choice to say no". (more...)
Camila Cabello 'hurt' by Fifth Harmony dig Camila Cabello 'hurt' by Fifth Harmony dig
- January 11, 2018

She hit the stage at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on January 10 to give the first-ever TV performance of her song " Never Be The Same ", and viewers were definitely impressed. You make me happy. Your records make me smile. I love your voice. And the "Rocket Man" star is in luck, as the "Crying in the Club" singer previously admitted that after originally thinking the album would be full of "sad songs", she has now found it to be more upbeat than she expected. (more...)
Eric Clapton reveals he's going deaf from tinnitus Eric Clapton reveals he's going deaf from tinnitus
- January 11, 2018

Between his time as a member of several popular rock bands and his later solo career, the 72-year-old singer-songwriter has always been regarded as one of the best guitarists of all time. I'm doing a few gigs. "I developed a little following among these people ", he explains, "and I knew that there were certain ways that I could get them going". (more...)
Jessica Falkholt's family give update on her condition following horror smash Jessica Falkholt's family give update on her condition following horror smash
- January 11, 2018

Ms Falkholt was the sole survivor of a fiery crash that claimed the lives of her father Lars, mother Vivian and sister Annabelle. The 29-year-old and her 21-year-old sister Annabelle were pulled unconscious from the wreckage of the crash, which occurred on the coast of New South Wales. (more...)
Rigby & Peller: Queen's bra fitter loses royal warrant over tell-all book Rigby & Peller: Queen's bra fitter loses royal warrant over tell-all book
- January 11, 2018

The company has held a royal warrant since in 1960. Rigby & Peller said in a statement: "The Royal Household Warrants Committee has made a decision to cancel the Royal warrant granted to Rigby & Peller and Mrs June Kenton ". "However, the company will continue to provide an exemplary and discreet service to its clients". Kenton said that the book is mainly about herself - a " gentle " narrative of her life which she is " proud " of and eager to share. (more...)
Tom Hardy in 'Venom' Tom Hardy in 'Venom'
- January 11, 2018

I'll let you suss out what all this could mean in the comments. If you don't know, Venom is a Symbiote who needs to bond with a human for survival. The former saw Venom step away from menacing Spider-Man and toward being a more heroic character. There, he began a career as an antihero rather than a villain. (more...)
Woman who created 'S-ty Media Men' list outs herself in essay Woman who created 'S-ty Media Men' list outs herself in essay
- January 11, 2018

It was the scarlet letter list that everyone passed around but nobody wanted to be on: the "Shitty Media Men" spreadsheet that went viral in October, ticking off a rundown of men accused of alleged sexual misconduct. On Tuesday, Roiphe denied she had outed anyone in her article and said she did not know who the author of the list was. "The fear of being exposed, and of the harassment that will inevitably follow, has dominated my life since", she wrote . (more...)
AFTRA investigating Michelle Williams pay disparity claims AFTRA investigating Michelle Williams pay disparity claims
- January 11, 2018

It even meant that Williams had to jet to London during Thanksgiving, spending the holiday without her 12-year-old daughter. However, Deadline reports that "if Williams was paid at least scale for the reshoots, there's nothing SAG-AFTRA can do about it, and anything Wahlberg may have negotiated above scale is OK with the union". (more...)
Rapper G-Eazy ends H&M partnership over 'racist' advert Rapper G-Eazy ends H&M partnership over 'racist' advert
- January 11, 2018

The image advertising the £7.99 jumper was removed from H&M's USA and United Kingdom websites shortly after news of the outrage broke. "I'm the mum and this is one of hundreds of outfits my son has modelled", she said. Apart from her ignorance, Diddy did jump on board and was rumored to have offered the young model a $1 million #SeanJohn modeling contract. "Woke up this morning shocked and embarrassed by this photo, ' the singer wrote on Twitter . (more...)
Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West's surrogate set for birth Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West's surrogate set for birth
- January 11, 2018

It seems like Kim is all set to take care her third baby as a mother. The couple is welcoming their third child via surrogate, but don't expect the little one's birth to be shown on television. Snapchat psychologists (not a thing, but roll with it) have determined that this may be a not-so-subtle clue that Kylie is preggers with a baby girl. (more...)
The pros and cons of President Oprah The pros and cons of President Oprah
- January 11, 2018

There is here, of course, a sheer danger in one's getting ahead of their skis: Think here of Robert Frost's so aptly having warned us with his "miles to go before I sleep" closing to "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening". With her shares, Winfrey made a paper profit of more than $36 million from Friday's closing price through the end of Monday. If anyone can explain to the masses the threat Trump poses to our democracy, it's Winfrey. (more...)
Scientologist Elisabeth Moss branded a hypocrite for Golden Globe acceptance speech Scientologist Elisabeth Moss branded a hypocrite for Golden Globe acceptance speech
- January 11, 2018

The black dresses, red carpet interviews, and numerous acceptance speeches brought attention to women's rights and serious sexual harassment issues. So much of what you do is unseen. Aziz Ansari won his first Golden Globe for best actor in a comedy for " Master of None ", his series about the adventures of a struggling NY actor. (more...)
Motorhead guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke dies aged 67 Motorhead guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke dies aged 67
- January 11, 2018

The news of Clarke's death was revealed on the heavy metal band's official Facebook page . Motorhead drummer Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor and bassist-singer Lemmy Kilmister both died in 2015. I saw Eddie not too long ago and he was in great shape. So this is a complete shock. I was looking forward to seeing him in the United Kingdom this summer when we around with the Scorps ... (more...)
Women Accuse James Franco Of Sexual Misconduct Women Accuse James Franco Of Sexual Misconduct
- January 11, 2018

In Actors Anonymous , the Franco "character" describes how he meets girls on the road. "So, I don't want to shut them down in anyway". "Why is a man hosting? You've had a good experience with her", Meyers said. "I have to do that to maintain my well being". I do it whenever something needs to be changed. "If I have done something wrong", he added, "I will fix it - I have to". (more...)
Youtube Cuts Vlogger Logan Paul's Role Revenue Stream Youtube Cuts Vlogger Logan Paul's Role Revenue Stream
- January 11, 2018

It issued a "strike" against Paul's channel for violating its community guidelines after the posting. Paul has since removed the vlog and issued a written and video in light of the huge backlash. "We know that the actions of one creator can affect the entire community, so we'll have more to share soon on steps we're taking to ensure a video like this is never circulated again", the tweets read. (more...)
A watchable revolution, with Oprah leading the way — Golden Globes A watchable revolution, with Oprah leading the way — Golden Globes
- January 11, 2018

The event, hosted by Seth Meyers , is the first major Hollywood gathering since the Harvey Weinstein scandal brought about an industry-wide cleanse. Mexican director Guillermo del Toro won best director for magical fantasy " The Shape of Water ". Even before Nicole was announced as the victor, the hosts joked about equality in reading out the winner's name, "We're inclusive you know, men and women". (more...)
Funke Akindele to Star in Hollywood Blockbuster Avengers - Infinity Wars Funke Akindele to Star in Hollywood Blockbuster Avengers - Infinity Wars
- January 11, 2018

Karen Gillan has wrapped up filming " Avengers: Infinity War " and " Avengers 4 ". A new batch of set photos has done the same, but this time around, it's serious. Why else would Ant-Man be hanging out during that battle with Captain America in his old suit? What makes the whole situation even weirder is the fact that Cap is beardless, a huge red flag that something is afoot, since all Avengers: Infinity War promotion (like the trailer ) has shown the Star-Spangled Avenger with ... (more...)
Files star David Duchovny thinks Scully's son should get his own show Files star David Duchovny thinks Scully's son should get his own show
- January 11, 2018

Reflecting on the series-for things like the recent digital binge of the cast's favorite episodes-has led Anderson to appreciate the drama in a new way. "It just is", said Anderson as reported by The Hollywood Reporter . Episode 4 ("The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat"): Darin Morgan, the Emmy-winning scribe who also penned last year's " Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster", is back with a twisted take on the Mandela Effect. (more...)
Marvel Studios taps writer to pen long-awaited Black Widow film Marvel Studios taps writer to pen long-awaited Black Widow film
- January 11, 2018

The film, which would star Scarlett Johansson as the Marvel hero, is in early development. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe , Black Widow is, of course, played by Scarlett Johansson . The obvious answer might be to turn Black Widow into a spy film, but that possibly runs the risk of coming off like a clone of the recent female-driven spy film Atomic Blonde or the upcoming Jennifer Lawrence movie Red Sparrow . (more...)
'Silicon Valley' Back on HBO Mar. 25 'Silicon Valley' Back on HBO Mar. 25
- January 11, 2018

Miller - who brilliantly played Erlich Bachman - will no longer be in the cast. So, no more of Erlich's antics, but the rest of the crew is still as nuts as ever. When Gavin threatened to destroy Pied Piper, Richard promised to make Hooli obsolete. Created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, Silicon Valley has been Emmy-nommed for Outstanding Comedy Series every year since its 2014 debut but has yet to snag that statuette, losing to its Sunday night HBO companion Veep the ... (more...)
James Rosen reportedly left Fox News amid sexual harassment allegations James Rosen reportedly left Fox News amid sexual harassment allegations
- January 11, 2018

NPR reported Wednesday, however, that Rosen had "an established pattern of flirting aggressively with many peers and had made sexual advances toward three female Fox News journalists". The accusations against Rosen, who is married with young children, are more severe than that. The story cited eight of his former colleagues, without naming them, and detailed three instances in depth, again without naming the colleagues involved. (more...)
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies To Teen Titans Go! To the Movies To "End All Superhero Movies"
- January 11, 2018

But they had to mess up what was looking like a good trailer with a long fart joke. Will Arnett and Kristen Bell lend their voices to the big screen adaptation. Of course, comic book movies continue to dominate at the box office and 2018 will certainly be no different, but the colorful heroes and villains found in the panels of our favorite comic books and graphic novels have also fared pretty well in the television and video game mediums. (more...)
Eek - Corey Feldman Accused Of Sexual Battery In Recent Police Report Eek - Corey Feldman Accused Of Sexual Battery In Recent Police Report
- January 11, 2018

The "Stand By Me" star has always been a vocal advocate against sexual harassment and abuse, and has maintained for many years that he and late friend Corey Haim were victims of a "pedophilia ring" as child stars in the '80s. Feldman had previously gone to the LAPD with reports of sexual abuse, however, as the statute of limitation had expired, the case was never investigated by police. (more...)