Posts tagged social-media
You can relax now, Miley Cyrus. We’ve all been had.
In light of the Justin Bieber pot smoking scandal, a Twitter campaign titled “Cutting for Bieber” had allegedly cropped up, with fans expressing their disappointment in the singer by self-mutilating.
Among other stars, Cyrus has spoken out against the troubling movement.
But new reports confirm this trend was nothing but a hoax created by 4Chan, a social media site with a history of pranks.
4Chan is also responsible for a fake Morgan Freeman diatribe against the media, as well as the rumor in October that Bieber hadMore >
For decades, comic books have gone through major shakeups, with varying degrees of fan support and outrage as popular characters’ fates are revealed.
The social media age is only enhancing the controversy over Spider-Man’s alter ego, Peter Parker, over whom a firestorm has erupted in recent days.
Why? SPOILER ALERT: Be warned, major details ahead …
Marvel revealed that Parker will die, and the role of Spider-Man will be taken over by his archenemy, Doctor Octopus, after “Amazing Spider-Man” #700.
This chapter marks the end of one of the most popular comic book series of allMore >
In randomly amusing social media news, Facebook recently took down a photo of a woman flashing her elbows in the tub, believing they were breasts at first glance.
The image in question:
How did this happen? In the wake of recent breastfeeding photo controversies, the blog Theories of the Deep Understanding of Things decided to test Facebook.
Terms of Service state that users will not post content that is “hate speech, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence.”
The amateurish-looking photo features a blond woman in aMore >
When Anderson Cooper isn’t dodging explosions in Gaza (see video below), he’s going off on Twitter followers who accuse him of covering the Israel-Hamas conflict unfairly.
Pamela Weiss found this out first hand earlier in the week when she ripped his reporting from the Middle East. In response, he dropped a Twitter bomb of sorts on her.Bomb Explodes Near Anderson Cooper
Weiss, a self-described “social media junkie” and “foodie,” criticized his story an Israeli air strike on a media center, writing “Report a fair story. Report facts.”
Amazingly, AC noticed and responded:More >
Canadian police investigating the heartbreaking suicide of Vancouver teen Amanda Todd are looking into an anonymous tip blaming one man in particular for hear death.
A mysterious informant appeared on YouTube Monday under the name of Anonymous to claim that a 30-year-old man from New Westminster, B.C., was responsible.
Amanda Todd, 15, took her own life October 10.
The release of the alleged suspect’s name, which we have chosen not to print at this time, resulted in a torrent of outrage flooded social media and hate groups threatening him.
Police are calling the chargesMore >
A slightly less orange Snooki is the latest celebrity to post a photo of herself on Twitter, totally and completely makeup free.
“My clean canvas before I get artistic,” the 24-year old reality star wrote along with the photo on Monday, as she joins the likes of Lady Gaga and Kim Kardashian as stars that have given followers an intimate look at themselves over the past few weeks.
Snooki, of course, is expecting her first child this year, a boy with fiancé Jionni LaValle.
As a result, she’s often been forced to go more natural than usual, especially when it comes to her beloved hobby ofMore >
Okay, we finally admit it: Justin Bieber is more popular than we are.
The artist achieved a long-awaited goal last week, 25 million Twitter followers, actually blowing past the mark by a few thousand and thanking his fans in the process.
“25 sittin on 25 mill #drakelyrics #motto,” Biebs said to his Beliebers.
Justin, of course, remains insanely popular even in the face of a few recent hiccups.More >
Charlie Sheen has made it the tiniest bit harder to hate him now.
The actor announced today that he will donate 1% of his profits from Anger Management – which is off to a solid start on FX – to the USO, guaranteeing that military organization at least $1 million and leaving the final donation figure uncapped.
It’s a record donation from one individual.
“The USO would like to thank Charlie Sheen for his very generous $1 million donation to our Operation Enduring Care Campaign and his interest in helping us lift the spirits of those who have endured so much to protect the freedoms we enjoyMore >
Another day, another Kim Kardashian bikini photo.
Shortly after this reality star posted a pic of herself – supposedly UNphotoshopped and makeup free – on Twitter, the talentless professional celebrity has done so again – and you simply won’t believe it:
This one is a major cleavage shot.
Good morning Miami, Kim wrote as the caption to the image, which features a skintight swimsuit, the edge of a boat and crystal blue water.
You might say Kardashian is fishing for compliments.
See the article here: Kim Kardashian, Kleavage Pose in Bathing Suit
If you thought Tweeting birthday wishes to Rihanna was the most talked-about thing Chris Brown would do all day on social media, you thought wrong!
WWE heavyweight champion CM Punk and the hot-tempered R&B singer have been going at it on Twitter. It’s safe to say you could call punk a “hater.”
Punk randomly tweeted that he wants to “curb stomp” Brown at an upcoming WWE event, so Brown can “fight somebody that can defend themselves.”
Brown caught wind of the tweet … and decided to fire back.
He wrote: “@CMpunk needs more followers. Such a leader! Not to mention the roids hes on has made itMore >
Should Ryan Gosling be the Sexist Man Alive instead of Bradley Cooper?
Protesters from celebrity gossip / social media site BuzzFeed demonstrated on behalf of that cause yesterday, picketing outside People magazine headquarters.
About 15 people in Gosling masks voiced opposition to the publication naming Bradley Cooper the Sexiest Man Alive earlier this week, saying they are “devastated.”
They’ve also started a Pro-Gosling People Magazine Protest on Facebook. Clearly the man can make a strong case, but no love for Cooper? C’mon, he’s no slouch.
Let’s put it to a vote: Which of the twoMore >
Jury selection officially got underway today in Los Angeles for the involuntary manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson’s personal physician.
Not one person out of 160 was unfamiliar with the case.
“We didn’t expect that you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, or you’d made a pit stop here from Mars,” Judge Michael Pastor quipped.
Pastor cautioned all the potential panelists that they were going to have to take care to avoid any outside information about the trial – especially online.
So no reading entertainment news sites? We feel so hurt.
They are alsoMore >
It’s easy to forget, considering her success, but Selena Gomez is only 19 years old.
“I feel like everything that I’m doing right now should not be taken too seriously,” Selena told the magazine. “I should be able to have fun and enjoy where I’m at! So I don’t want to spend my time hiding or worrying about all of that.”
Among other topics the artist touched on: rejection, Hollywood and her social media presence. Read on forMore >
News Corp. bought the ailing, Santa Monica-based social hub in 2005 for $580-million and its value climbed to $1-billion+ during the birth of the social media boom. But flagrant mismanagement meant they lost ground to Facebook and it never came back.
By comparison, Facebook is now valued at $65-billion.
Those close to the deal say News Corp were initially seeking a price closer to $100-million but settledMore >
Nivea is making Rihanna its official “voice.” More like body!
To celebrate the partnership and the brand’s 100-year anniversary, the 23-year-old singer posed for a stunning stripped-down topless photo.
“We are excited to have Rihanna supporting us and helping build a new generation of fans,” the beauty product company said a statement.
Is she the only girl in the world who could pull this off?
Rihanna first debuts with Nivea in May, coinciding with the centennial anniversary and her “Loud” tour. She’ll also lead an interactive social media campaign.
Unlike the Rihanna photo that caused aMore >