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Jamie Spears Wins Defamation Court Case In #FreeBritney Movement – Perez Hilton

Is the #FreeBritney movement over? Per TMZ, Jamie Spears hit Anthony Elia, founder of the “Absolute Britney” blog, with a big ol’ injunction preventing him from talking smack online about Britney Spears‘ conservatorship. This order prohibits the blog from suggesting Papa Spears and his team could be manipulating the songstress, causing her to cry out for help via secret messages in her Instagram captions. The suit was Additional serious allegations were made which amped up the #FreeBritney movement, including that the Toxic singer was involuntarily checked into a mental health…

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MP ‘shared office’ with sugar daddy website

Sugar-Daddy.net offered introductions to wealthy individuals, saying: “We can introduce you to your very own sugar daddy and solve your money worries. “Whether you’re a boy, girl, straight or gay, there’s a sugar daddy for you.” Call for whip to be removed from Bridgend MP Jamie Wallis Jamie Wallis: Bridgend MP ‘misled press’ over sugar daddy site Jamie Wallis’ denial of link to dating site ‘misleading’ Labour’s Tonia Antoniazzi raised the link between Jamie Wallis MP and the site in the House of Commons on Wednesday following reports by Buzzfeed…

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Cyral announces $11M Series A to help protect data in cloud

Cyral, an early-stage startup that helps protect data stored in cloud repositories, announced an $11 million Series A today. The company also revealed a previous undisclosed $4.1 million angel investment, making the total $15.1 million. The Series A was led by Redpoint Ventures. A.Capital Ventures, Costanoa VC, Firebolt, SV Angel and Trifecta Capital also participated in on the round. Cyral co-founder and CEO Manav Mital says the company’s product acts as a security layer on top of cloud data repositories — whether databases, data lakes, data warehouse or other data…

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Former Florida Mayor sentenced to 51 months after defrauding charity

(CNN)A former Florida mayor was sentenced to 51 months in prison Friday after defrauding the charity United Way of more than half a million dollars. Ryan Cardoso, an attorney for Thompson, said the former mayor is “repentant and committed to making amends.” “Words cannot express the remorse and sorrow that Mr. Thompson feels in this case,” Cardoso said in an email to CNN. Thompson was also ordered to pay back the embezzled money, less the some $220,000 seized from his bank accounts. Thompson was mayor of Milton for 20 years…

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Brooke Hammerling on how early-stage startups should think about PR

It’s easy to remember Hammerling founded Brew PR 15 years ago during a pivotal time in the communications industry. Tech was starting to gain traction, and the incumbent communications agencies were still pretty much doing things the same way: cold calls and emails. Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/15/brooke-hammerling-on-how-early-stage-companies-should-think-about-pr/

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Baltimore states attorney blasts police unions political rhetoric after video shows mob attacking officer

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan speaks in Annapolis, Md., Jan. 30, 2019. (Associated Press) Later Saturday, Mancuso doubled down after Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young and Police Commissioner Michael Harrison addressed reporters at a Saturday news conference about the attack on the police sergeant. Earlier, Harrison had issued a statement saying he was “outraged” by the attack against the police sergeant and pledged that “Those involved will be identified and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.” Mosby, 39, who became the state’s attorney for Baltimore in 2015, wrote that…

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Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Popcorn Is Here To Spice Up Your Movie Night

Courtesy of Cheetos This New Cheetos Popcorn Comes In Cheddar & Flamin’ Hot Flavors For A Fire Snack By Lara Walsh Jan 9, 2020 With this new innovation from Cheetos, Flamin’ Hot stans will have a new way to get their spicy fix. Your Netflix and chill sessions are about to get a major upgrade in the snacking department, because a new Cheetos Popcorn now exists. The snack comes in the company’s popular cheddar and Flamin’ Hot flavors, and it’ll definitely spice up movie night.. Starting on Monday, Jan. 13,…

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A British grocery chain poked fun at Beyonc’s new Ivy Park x Adidas line, which looks a lot like its uniforms

(CNN)Beyonc’s Ivy Park x Adidas line dropped this week, creating an online frenzy as fans raced to stock up on the goodies. Then the jokes came pouring in. “Clean up in aisle 24,” quipped user Harvey, along with an edited photo of Beyoncé in a Sainsbury’s store. “Who run the tills? Beys,” tweeted Tom Warren, referencing Beyoncé’s song “Run the World.” But not everyone appreciated the humor. Fans of the singer came after Sainsbury’s, pointing to the store’s falling sales in one case. Others dutifully informed the chain they didn’t…

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RTAG 3 TTRemember A Million Little Pieces ? The “memoir” by James Frey about his drug addiction that was a huge sensation and even wound up on Oprah Winfrey RTAG 5 TTAnyway, it’s been finished since the Toronto International Film Festival in 2018 but has been sitting on the shelf for ages before softly being released straight to home video earlier this month. Naturally the film had a lot to overcome, being an adaptation of a now-hated book, and by all accounts it did not change hearts and minds; it currently has a 27% on Rotten Tomatoes RTAG 6 TT RTAG 7 TTHowever, it did give us one thing we’ll treasure forever — multiple full frontal scenes from star Aaron Taylor-Johnson RTAG 8 TTYou may know Aaron from his roles in Nowhere Boy or Godzilla or Avengers: Age Of Ultron ( he was the other Quicksilver that wasn’t Evan Peters ATAG 8 TTCLICK CLICK CLICK Next Article var wID= 105178;( function())();Here are Ottawa’s photos of the week – CBC.ca

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Trump Reveals He “Never Understood Wind” In Latest Rant About Windmills (He Means Turbines)

It’s not a secret Donald Trump doesn’t understand wind, he’s demonstrated that before, but he doesn’t usually openly admit his failings. However, in a speech at an event in Florida this weekend, he told the crowd he has “never understood wind”. Trump, who was talking at Turning Point USA’s student action summit on Saturday, told the cheering crowd “I never understood wind. I know windmills very much, I have studied it better than anybody.” He means wind turbines, of course. Trump has been very vocal about his dislike of wind…

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