Kylie Jenner Sends One Tweet, Sends Snap’s Stock Reeling
They don’t call ’em social media influencers for nothing. Snap’s shares sank more than 7% in trading today — shedding an estimated $1 billion in market value — a day after reality TV star Kylie Jenner sent out a tweet suggesting she doesn’t use the Snapchat app anymore.
The sentiment clearly struck a chord with some of her 24.5 million followers, more than a quarter-million of whom liked what she said.
sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it… Read
Hollywood, Beltway Send Support & Awe To Florida Student Protesters: “You’ve Shaken Up The Nation”
This week’s remarkable student protests — high school students — in Florida and other states in response to last week’s horrific mass shooting in Parkland, has already drawn the tedious and idiotic right-wing conspiracy mongering, but here’s a more encouraging response to the movement. With tonight’s CNN Town Hall hours away, Hollywood and the Beltway seem as stunned as they are praise-giving to these kids who are speaking truth to power.
Here is a sampling of Twitter… Read
LaVar Ball To Lakers: My Two Younger Sons Join The Team Or Lonzo Walks
Basketball patriarch LaVar Ball might be thousands of miles away from Los Angeles, but he’s still firing away at the franchise.
Ball issued an ultimatum to the team today through the Lithuanian press: His son, rookie point guard Lonzo Ball, will walk away from the team when he’s eligible for free agency unless brothers LiAngelo and LaMelo join him on the Lakers.
The younger Balls currently play for Prienu Vytautas in the Lithuanian League (LKL), a minor team in that… Read
Barry Diller, Holland Taylor & Bruce Willis Salute Liz Smith
Liz Smith would have been pleased to share the stage today with the Phantom, and it’s safe to say there were at least two ghosts at the packed Majestic Theatre, where a crowd comprising many of the folks who’d made bold-face appearances in her columns gathered to salute the late gossipeuse under the raised chandelier where, most nights, the Opera Ghost prowls.
After all, reported her friend Cynthia McFadden, Mary Elizabeth Smith left instructions that any memorial service… Read
Logan Paul: YouTube Deletes Business Ties With Social Star Over Suicide Video
For many, social media giveth fame. For Logan Paul, social media is about to taketh away.
YouTube said today that Logan’s multimillion-subscriber channels are being axed from Google Preferred, which aggregates YT’s top content into packages for brand advertisers. He also has been cut from the original series Foursome.
Last week, the immensely popular (especially among kids and young teens) twentysomething vlogger shared a video in which he and a group of friends came upon… Read
Meryl Streep Declares, “I Love Men!” As National Board of Review Lets Its Awards-Season Hair Down
At tonight's National Board of Review gala, the first industry awards show held after Sunday's Golden Globes, the dress code called for "festive" attire. That had many attendees ditching the somber black shades of last weekend and, beyond the appearance, fully relishing the reason for the season away from the TV camera's unforgiving gaze.
On this night when a 10-minute acceptance speech by Tom Hanks hardly seemed out of the ordinary, the pace became more languorous as the… Read
Evan Rachel Wood Asks Golden Globes Guests To “Circle” Alleged Harassers
Actress Evan Rachel Wood is asking attendees at tonight’s Golden Globes to form a circle around perceived sexual harassers.
"Hey! Persons' attending the Golden Globes this Sun. If you see a predator but don't feel you can say anything publicly, gather a handful of people and make a circle around them. The room will know," Wood said via a Twitter post on Saturday.
The threat might keep the alleged harassers away from the event, Wood claimed. "We are going to see some… Read
New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Online Live For Ninth Year Via Times Square Webcast
If you’re not near a television set, tonight’s Times Square ball drop will be online for the ninth year in a row, thanks to a production by the Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment.
The commercial-free ball drop is part of an overall webcast production that features music from popster Andy Grammer and country music artist Lauren Alaina, plus interviews, dance performances, hourly countdowns, and other content. Grammer will sing John Lennon’s Imagine before… Read
Sandy Hook Five Years Later: Celebrities, Pundits & Politicians Remember
On the fifth year mark of the horrific mass shooting that left dead 20 children and six adult staffers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the tragedy is being recalled and its victims honored by Hollywood celebrities, politicians and many of the journalists and pundits who covered the massacre.
CNN’s Jake Tapper is tweeting remembrances of each and every victim, while stars like Michael Keaton and Reese Witherspoon are holding Washington to account.
Hollywood Reacts To Disney-Fox: Ryan Reynolds, James Gunn Weigh In
Refresh for updates The Disney-Fox deal didn’t escape the notice of Deadpool today, with star Ryan Reynolds tweeting an early frontrunner for funniest reaction to the corporate mega-deal.
Take a look here, along with responses from James Gunn and James L. Brooks. We’ll update with other reactions as they arrive.
Apparently you can't actually blow the Matterhorn. pic.twitter.com/2bEAAcZrUv
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 14, 2017
Simpsons say "hi" to… Read
Keaton Jones Facebook Video Gone After Mom’s Confederate Flag Photos Surface: Is Hollywood Still “KeatonStrong”?
The feel-good story of celebrity support for bullied 11-year-old Keaton Jones took some unfortunate if familiar turns today, with the surfacing of old social media posts suggesting racism in his mom’s recent past. Hollywood, though, seems to be standing by the boy.
“I”m still #KeatonStrong,” tweeted Orange is the New Black‘s Nick Stevenson, while in a video accompanying the tweet he says to Kimberly Jones, “Shame on you. I really want to swear so bad” and “A lot of people… Read
Celebrities Praise Keaton Jones: Chris Evans Invites Bullied Boy To ‘Avengers’ Premiere
UPDATE, Monday The Facebook page of Kimberly Jones has been closed to views following the surfacing of previous tweets. For details, go here.
Previous, Sunday Seems half of Hollywood is reaching out to Keaton Jones – meaning the other half just hasn’t yet seen the bullied Tennessee boy’s heartbreaking Facebook video.
“You got a pal in the Hulk,” tweeted Mark Ruffalo, while Chris Evans has just invited Keaton to next year’s Los Angeles premiere of Avengers: Infinity… Read