Ed Sheeran is just the latest celebrity to leave Twitter. Here’s why.

July 5, 2017

"Gooooodbye Twiiiiittter."Image: James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock Ed Sheeran is just the latest victim. A recent interview revealed that the singer-songwriter has, for the most part, signed off Twitter. SEE ALSO: Ed Sheeran has announced he’s quitting Twitter for a depressing reason The 140-character platform that once referred to itself as a social network has defined itself as a news network as of late, as it tries to convince investors, advertisers, and the…

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Instagram will block offensive comments and spam automatically

June 30, 2017

Image: mashable Haters gonna hate. But you don’t have to see it anymore, at least not on Instagram. Facebook’s photo sharing app announced a new product Thursday that SURPRISE isn’t just a copycat of a Snapchat feature. Rather, it’s a pair of new filters that will automatically block “certain offensive comments” and spam in nine languages, according to a blog post. SEE ALSO: In praise of Justin Bieber’s eccentric Instagrams…

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Blatantly ironic art show about AI makes portraits using AI

June 29, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg gets the AI treatment.Image: the most famous artist The Most Famous Artist is all about reverse-engineering art to find what works on social media. In his latest project, he’s using artificial intelligence to create like-able and sell-able work that also comments on AI’s potential to kill jobs and industries. SEE ALSO: Bright pink houses attract crowds looking for the perfect selfie, and the neighbors are pissed Earlier this…

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For some reason, John McEnroe thinks Serena Williams would be ranked ‘like #700’ on the men’s tennis circuit

June 27, 2017

In the past, John McEnroe has heaped praise upon Serena Williams, previously saying she “greatest female player he’s ever seen,” but now he’d like the clarify his statements. While on NPR, McEnroe talked about how no day goes by without him hearing someone repeat his famous outbursts (“You cannot be serious!”), and discussed his latest memoir But Seriouslybut not before talking about the one person you must bring up in…

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

June 25, 2017

Back in the late aughts, it was still something of a novelty to have internet celebrities. YouTube had been around for a few years, but it was mainly used to share clips from existing media sources like TV and film.And thats where people like Tay Zonday, whose real name is Adam Nyerere Bahner, came in. While at the time of his rise to stardom there had already been song-based memes…

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Ice Cube’s celebrity 3-on-3 basketball league is here, just in time for the 2020 Olympics

June 25, 2017

Now that the Olympics has added three-on-three basketball as a medal-worthy competition, the usually street ball/playground-based game is big time, and Ice Cube is about to cash in on it. SEE ALSO: Warriors star Klay Thompson now famous for the worst dunk fail in history Actually, the rapper/actor announced his Big 3 league long before the Olympics added the sport to the 2020 games (in January), but his timing for…

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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…

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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…

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Judge declares mistrial in Bill Cosby sexual assault case

June 19, 2017

Bill Cosby walking through the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania.Image: Mark Makela/Getty Images Bill Cosby remains free on bail after a Pennsylvania jury on Saturday convinced the judge that they were hopelessly deadlocked, but the district attorney took the unusual step of immediately announcing that a new trial date would be set. The jury of seven men and five women spent a week shuffling between deliberations and the courtroom,…

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RuPaul has important advice to keep your computer safe from viruses

June 16, 2017

Don't you dare click on that pop upImage: mark boster/ LA Times via Getty Images Pop-up ads, sashay away. Since they were unleashed on the web, pop-up windows have not only been annoying users, but they have also been a huge nightmare for digital security. Most people know better than to click on suspicious looking pop-ups, but some of them can be sneaky. But now, we have some essential security…

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A Complete List Of The 2017 Tony Award Winners

June 12, 2017

One year after Hamilton: An American Musical vied for a record16 statuesat the annual ceremony, the Broadway scene looks a little different. Without a clear Tonys frontrunner, a number of critically-acclaimed musicals and plays competed for recognition, including favorites like the Ben Plattled musical Dear Evan Hansen and the Pulitzer-winning play Sweat. (The former prevailed, while the latter lost to Oslo.) Other stars who made appearances included Stephen Colbert, Lin-Manuel…

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The Age of ‘Not Helping’

June 12, 2017

Somewhere, someone first wrote Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt. We are pretty sure it wasnt Mark Twain. It may have been Abraham Lincoln. It may have been somebody misremembering a biblical proverb, or the author of a book of rhymes for children. A Minnesota newspaper attributed it to Empeco. Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum may have…

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Adam West built the foundation of a Batman legacy

June 11, 2017

Adam West, left, and Burt Ward dresses as "Batman" and "Robin." Nobody did it better.Image: Mark Elias/AP/REX/Shutterstock In the late 1960s and early ’70s, I raced home from school every afternoon to power load on superhero and Sci-Fi television. It was all reruns, though I didn’t know it. There was Star Trek. Gigantor, Superman, and, of course, Batman. SEE ALSO: Adam West, everyone’s favorite Batman, dead at 88 I was…

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Pippa Middleton wedding: Royals and celebrities at ceremony – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSee the highlights from Pippa Middleton’s wedding Guests including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have attended the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews. Miss Middleton, 33, who is the younger sister of the duchess, married 41-year-old Mr Matthews at St Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire. The bride was accompanied by her father, Michael, as they arrived shortly after 11:15 BST…

May 21, 2017
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Pippa Middleton weds millionaire financier James Matthews

(CNN)Royalty and celebrities gathered Saturday to watch as Philippa Charlotte “Pippa” Middleton, the younger sister of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, married millionaire hedge fund manager James Matthews in Englefield, England. Middleton arrived with her father in an open-top vintage car shortly before rain started to fall, UK’s Press Association reported. Once at the picturesque St. Mark’s Church, father and daughter enjoyed a quiet moment before walking in. Heavy rain…

May 21, 2017
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A Fappening Victim Speaks Out: Teresa Palmer on the Celebrity Nude Photo Hack

It began August 31 of last year. That day, around 500 revealing photos of celebrity women, including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and Scarlett Johansson, were posted to the online message board 4chan and spread like wildfire on sites Imgur and Reddit. Subsequent cache dumps targeted the likes of Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, and supermodel Cara Delevingne.Apple soon revealed that the stolen images were obtained via a series of brute force attacks…

May 21, 2017
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Nicki Minaj Finally Comes for Remy Ma, With Help from Drake and Lil Wayne

In the hip-hop world, not all beef is created equal. There are gradations of drama, with bad blood ranging from a nasty tweet to a decade-long turf war between two feuding labels. And when it comes to the art of the diss track, theres a difference between coming for someone directly and shading the hell out of them (if you dont know what shade is, take two hours to watch…

May 21, 2017
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The Nicki Minaj-Taylor Swift-Katy Perry Feud Just Saved the VMAs

And here everyone was saying the VMAs were irrelevant Its been years since MTV has regularly played music videosthe medium it built its brand and its popularity onand its been years of mockery when the network unveils its annual list of Video Music Award nominations. As the award show evolved into a trolling pop spectacle with waning cultural influence and shrinking viewership numbers, the cultural grand jury made its ruling:…

May 21, 2017
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One dating app makes you mind your manners to find love

Can this club keep the ghosts out for good?Image: INner Circle Its the ultimate dating dream: a place filled with top-notch single people who dont behave like assholes. One app thinks theyve cracked the code by insisting on good manners, but is it really that easy? Inner Circle wants to be your go-to place for finding decent human beings who you actually want to date. The app, which started in…

May 20, 2017
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Taylor Swift is reportedly dating British actor Joe Alwyn

Image: kevin winter/Getty Images for DIRECTV Taylor Swift is reportedly dating British actor Joe Alwyn, an actor who you probably haven’t heard of. Supposedly, the pair have been spending time in London together for the past three months while Swift has been careful stay out of the public eye. The fun part of the story is really that Swift has apparently been moving about in London, unseen thanks to a…

May 18, 2017
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Fyre Festival Lawsuit Wants $100 Million, Claiming It Was Hunger Games Meets FEMA

Fyre Festival organizers Ja Rule and Billy McFarland were hit with a $100-million lawsuit Monday, claiming they tried to fleece attendees for hundreds of millions of dollars. Attendees of the disastrous concert for rich kids claim the festival wasnt just fraudulently advertisedit also was dangerous. The festivals lack of adequate food, water, shelter, and medical care created a dangerous and panicked situation among attendees, the suit claims. Festival-goers survived on…

May 16, 2017
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Is Trump Trying to Kill the EPA, or Just Starve It?

The Trump administrations internal battle over the environment is shaping up, with some surprising combatants on both sidesand a giant question mark in the middle, in the shape of the president himself, who this morning proposed a 30 percent cut in the Environmental Protection Agencys budget. On one side are the pragmatists, such as Defense Secretary James Mattis, who told the Senate Armed Services Committee that climate change is real…

May 15, 2017
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