17 things you never knew about ‘Chocolate Rain,’ one of YouTube’s earliest viral hits

June 25, 2017

… Zonday invoked “Chocolate Rain” on Twitter to comment on rude treatment he received. Screengrab via Tay Zonday/Twitter 4) He credits 4chan for his rise Because the internet was both an unknown and viewed as a threat to conventional forms of entertainment, most television shows veered away from highlighting internet culture in its early days or cast it in a negative light to keep people away from it. One exception was the Jimmy Kimmel Show, which had internet stars occasionally …

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Trolls quickly regret accusing Jennifer Lopez of Photoshopping her abs

June 25, 2017

To be a female celebrity means that you cannot even Instagram your perfect abs without being attacked by trolls. Luckily, Jennifer Lopez knows how to keep the peace. Because the internet is both a wonderful and a terrible place, J.Lo’s delightful Instagram mirror selfie was instantly met with comments accusing her of Photoshopping the image. SEE ALSO: Remember George Clooney’s tequila company? He just sold it for $1 billion Most detractors focused on the little smudge on the right …

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When a little girl really wants to FaceTime Solange Knowles, Solange makes it happen

June 24, 2017

Tweet at a celebrity and you never know what the response response. Photographer Shawn Theodore uploaded an adorable video to Twitter of his daughter pretending to FaceTime R&B singer Solange Knowles. The young fan thought she was talking to the real Solange, and so her father thought he would try to make that the case. SEE ALSO: The wait is over to find out the sexes of Beyonc’s twins omg heyyyy girl heyyybouta slide in your DM’s so we can really FaceTime …

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Johnny Depp issues an apology for his remarks about Donald Trump and assasinations

June 24, 2017

Image: Samir Hussein/Redferns Less than 24 hours since his foreboding question to a Glastonbury crowd, Johnny Depp has issued an apology. During remarks that proceeded a film screening, Depp suggested Donald Trump should be in attendance before asking “when was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” The uncomfortable joke sparked headlines and controversy, and now the actor is back-pedaling. SEE ALSO: Johnny Depp had a question about Donald Trump’s assassination …

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Lady Gaga wore a ballgown and heels on a hike to show the world that she DGAF

June 24, 2017

Lady Gaga never fails to flaw us with her exquisite style. But her latest outfit, worn while on a hike in Montauk, New York, is perhaps her most diva-esque outfit to date. SEE ALSO: Lady Gaga pens touching note for her late best friend While most of us don leggings, hoodies, trainers, or hiking boots, when out for a hike with her boyfriend Christian Carino Gaga opted for something a little more…fancy. The pop diva sported a pair of nude Christian Louboutin heels with a long black skirt …

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People are not OK with a hockey legend’s remarks about Aly Raisman on live TV

June 24, 2017

Image: Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images Welcome to your UGH of the day, Aly Raisman was joined by Marcel Dionne at the NHL Awards to present the Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship Wednesday night, and when the two introduced each other, things got a really….gross. Instead of focusing on Raisman’s incredible resumewhich includes three Olympic gold medals, and UNICEF ambassadorDionne chose to let his objectification flag wave high. SEE ALSO: Aly Raisman shares beautiful message …

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Mark Ruffalo skateboarding and taking photos of the same time is the most comforting image in the world

June 24, 2017

When everything feels hopeless (which is often these days), I know just where I’ll find a spot of brightness in lieu of a planet that is not melting and a government that protects its citizens. On March 8, 2014, Mark Ruffalo changed my life for the better, and I can never thank him enough. The actor, activist, and Cool Dad hit the streets of New York City to spread joy to the masses. And all it took was skateboarding and taking photos at the same time. SEE ALSO: In praise of Justin …

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Diddy’s struggle to tell Kendall and Kylie Jenner apart is relatable

June 23, 2017

Diddy Jenner-ously posed with Kendall.Image: c flanigan/Getty Images You may remember the infamous Diddy Crop, in which the artist made the creative decision to cut Kendall and Kylie Jenner out of a group photo from the Met Gala, sparking his second meme from the night. Since he is an innovative man who doesn’t even keep a name for long enough for it to get tired, of course he wasn’t about to pull the same trick twice to put the Jenner girls in their places. Instead, he opted for …

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Literally no one in the royal family wants to be king or queen, says Prince Harry

June 23, 2017

In the past few years, Prince Harry has slowly opened up about his role in the Royal Family and the long grieving process after his mother’s death 20 years ago, with an earnestness that has gained him a lot a of praise. SEE ALSO: A 97-year-old fan braves the pouring rain for a reunion kiss from Prince Harry In the latest of these statements, the 32-year-old prince told Newsweek no one in the Royal Family wants to be king or queen. We are involved in modernizing the British …

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The latest Justin Bieber controversy weirdly isn’t even his fault

June 23, 2017

Caucasian kingImage: IBL/REX/Shutterstock Here’s a story where Justin Bieber isn’t the one who screwed up. Some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this. In the latest in a string of controversies surrounding Biebs’ feature on the smash hit remix of Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” Spotify ran a very ill-advised a that referred to Bieber as a “Latin king.” Uh, what do you mean? SEE ALSO: In praise of Justin Bieber’s eccentric …

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Kelly Clarkson just made this sweet couple’s proposal happen and it’s so cute

June 23, 2017

With a million unique proposals flooding the internet on a daily basis, it’s hard to stand outunless you’re lucky enough to enlist the help of Kelly Clarkson. The singer assisted some fans in making their marriage proposal one to remember at a recent meet and greet, and well, see how cute it is for yourself. SEE ALSO: Guy steals the mic and proposes to his girlfriend at his graduation Alex Malerba proposed to his boyfriend Justin backstage with the singer, and the surprise went …

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Zendaya talks knowing your power, her adorable dog, and Zac Efron in new Vogue cover story

June 23, 2017

Image: Ray Tamarr/GC Images The world can’t get enough of Zendaya. She’s lauded in the fashion world for her ability to bring any red carpet to life. She’s revered by teens and pre-teens alike. And now, thanks to a Vogue cover debut and interview, there are a million more reasons that prove exactly why Zendaya is truly on her way to the top. For the story, Vogue‘s Abby Aguirre spent time with the young star, talking about everything from knowing your power to her …

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We want to be a part of Robert Downey Jr.’s ‘Avengers’ lunch crew soo bad

June 22, 2017

We’re having flashbacks to that feeling where you really want to sit at the cool kids table, but you’re also content just watching from afar. SEE ALSO: Chris Hemsworth getting angry at ‘Avengers’ action figures is perfect internet On Wednesday, Robert Downey Jr. posted a photo of the ultimate cool kids table, featuring his Avengers: Infinity War costars. The photo shows Downey posing with his original Avengers buddy Mark Ruffalo and the Doctor Strange duo Benedict …

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Confused fan asks Owl City about a ‘Fireflies’ song lyric and the receives an essay in return

June 22, 2017

If you were alive in the early 2010s chances are you’ve heard of the synth-pop song “Fireflies” by Owl City. The song is both annoyingly catchy and ridiculously cute, yet there’s one lyric that has perplexed even the most brilliant of minds for almost a decade. SEE ALSO: Miley Cyrus lets Google Translate feed her very wrong lyrics to pop songs “‘Cause I’d get a thousand hugs/ From 10,000 lightning bugs” If the logistics of this statement have …

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Emma Watson hides copies of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ in Paris for book lovers to find

June 22, 2017

Our favorite feminist and book lover Emma Watson is at it again by playing Fairy Book Mother to the city of Paris. The actress previously scattered feminist books all over the London Tube for lucky readers to find, but now she’s spreading the love by sharing copies of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale in the streets of the French capital. She announced her plan on Wednesday via Twitter. It’s true! Emma Watson is hiding books around Paris with us! …

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The internet thinks the Queen’s hat looks very, very familiar

June 22, 2017

Queen Elizabeth at the State Opening Of Parliament in the House of Lords in London.Image: Carl Court – WPA Pool/Getty Images Queen Elizabeth has perched many a hat atop her regal head over the years. But today’s choice has left Brits scratching their heads about the possible hidden meaning lurking underneath it. Some people believe the hat bears a striking resemblance to the European Union flag. SEE ALSO: Feast your eyes on the Queen’s kaleidoscopic wardrobe Does this mean …

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Twitter thought Chrissy Teigen was \

June 22, 2017

Image: Rob Latour/REX/Shutterstock Chrissy Teigen caused quite a stir on the internet with a single joke on Twitter. PAY YA RENT, embryo!!! christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) June 20, 2017 If you understood that Teigen was demanding her frozen embryo to pay for its own upkeep, this tweet would have been simply hilarious. Without context though, it can be taken the wrong way. embryo? girl are you pregnant again? kira (@feelslikeleigh) June 20, 2017 Are you two expecting a new …

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Jon Hamm and Jenny Slate are everyone’s new favorite celebrity couple

June 22, 2017

Image: Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Audible, Inc. Alert the presses: We might finally have a new couple to ‘ship. Jon Hamm and Jenny Slate went to the movies together, were captured exiting the theatre by paparazzi, and with that, changed the course of celebrity relationships forever. Maybe. SEE ALSO: The struggle is real for Jon Hamm because he’s hot The two actors star in the 2017 film Aardvark, but because both are reportedly single, the world’s imaginations have run …

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Tyra Banks’ son is giving us America’s Next Top Toddler vibes

June 22, 2017

Image: Stewart Cook/REX/Shutterstock Praise the model gods for giving us a late Father’s Day treat from Tyra Banks. SEE ALSO: Michelle Obama’s latest Instagram post gives new meaning to squad goals The America’s Got Talent host posted an adorable photo of her 16-month-old toddler, York, to Instagram on Monday, and he’s already a star in front of the camera. He’s also got those big “smizing” eyes just like his mom! To all the amazing daddies …

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For some odd reason, Donald Trump Jr. won’t respond to Seth Rogen’s DMs

June 22, 2017

Getting clear answers from the The White House’s about what the heck is going on with Donald Trump, Russia, and the state of our democracy has proven difficult. But, when times are tough, we can always turn to Seth Rogen. The actor has proven he’s willing to do anything it takes to glean some insight into the Trump administration, and by “anything it takes,” we mean he’s willing to slide into the DMs of Donald Trump Jr. himself. *shudder* Rogen appeared on The Late …

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Drake Bell tweeted about loyalty after he wasn’t invited to Josh Peck’s wedding

June 21, 2017

What we've lostImage: ABC Studios via Getty Images A beautiful day of romance turned into a bromance nightmare this weekend. Josh Peck, of Drake and Josh fame, got married over the weekend and declined to invite Drake Bell, the Drake in Drake and Josh. Bell was not pleased, as he made clear in a series of now deleted tweets. SEE ALSO: Seems like Miley Cyrus and Dolce & Gabbana are in an Instagram feud over Melania Trump “When youre not invited to the wedding the message is …

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Chris Cornell’s daughter wrote a tearjerking tribute on Father’s Day

June 21, 2017

Image: Getty Images The late grunge legend and Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell was remembered this Father’s Day by his 12-year-old daughter Toni. Cornell’s official Facebook page shared a photo collage and a letter from Toni addressed to her father on Sunday in celebration of the holiday, and it’s a touching tribute to his influence and dedication to fatherhood despite the demands of being a rockstar. SEE ALSO: Chris Cornell’s last performance was a song about death …

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Kim Kardashian responds to blackface allegations, promising she’s realizing stuff

June 21, 2017

The woman who has posted more photos of her expertly contoured face than anyone alive sparked controversy with a recent set of photos promoting her new beauty line. When Kim Kardashian West shared the first promotional images for her new makeup line, people noticed that something was off. Her skin seemed to be significantly darker than normal, and people on Twitter weren’t shy about calling her out for wearing blackface. Now she’s telling her side of the story. SEE ALSO: Hey …

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Martha Stewart talks Millennial Pink and Lil Yachty

June 21, 2017

Stewart and her paint childrenImage: Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for The Michaels Companies At a crafting and cocktail party with Martha Stewart, the conversation will shift between a condemnation of Lil Yachty’s dietary habits (not proper for a businessman) to Fourth of July decor (she recommends painting paper lanterns red, white, and blue). “What bothers me about Lil Yachty, he might be cute and all that, but he eats pizza and candy. That’s all,” she told …

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College offers courses in becoming a bona fide social media influencer

June 21, 2017

Image: AFP/Getty Images Wanna become an Instagram star? Now, you can get a formal education for that. A university in China is offering courses that are meant to equip students with the skills they need for online fame. SEE ALSO: Instagram influencers are utter nonsense, and Fyre Fest proves it From make-up classes, catwalk practice to dance performances, the Yiwu Industrial and Commercial College (YWICC) near Shanghai says it knows what you need to become a social media celeb. Image: …

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According to Kendall Jenner, fanny packs aren’t only for your fanny

June 20, 2017

Cool girl Kendall Jenner doesn’t play by society’s rules. Just when you thought fashion couldn’t get any more straightforward than the always-practical fanny pack, Jenner puts her own model-off-duty flare on the trend and shakes things up by wearing it not on her fanny, but over her shoulder and under her armpit. Kendall, sweetie, that’s not how you wear it. Image: Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock SEE ALSO: Kendall Jenner with a fidget spinner is a walking metaphor for …

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