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KSI v Logan Paul:was the YouTubers’ fight more than just hype?

The pairs boxing bout on Saturday drew a global audience of two million. For a fanbase used to fake online beef, it was a welcome next step To understand why millions of people watched two YouTubers duke it out in the Manchester Arena this weekend, you have to remember one thing: it had very little to do with boxing. KSI, real name Olajide William JJ Olatunji, and Logan Paul are better known for their antics online than they are for their boxing prowess. Yet, after months of online feuding, they…

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Kathleen Turners candour becomes her and shames other A-listers | Rebecca Nicholson

In an era of young celebrities being scared of saying anything controversial, the Hollywood veteran is a breath of fresh air I used to love the film New York magazine published a brilliantly candid conversation between Kathleen Turner and David Marchese, who has a skill for these kinds of exchanges, in which she was open and honest about practically everything she was asked. She said that when she guest-starred on Friends, she found the cast such a clique. On the craft of acting, she said: You just shut up and…

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The Rise of the Computer-Generated Celebrity

A new generation of celebrities is selling out concerts, starring in commercials, and amassing huge Instagram followings. But none of them exist—corporeally, anyway. In recent years, and starting in Japan, technology and social media have spawned a digital demimonde of computer-generated stars, ranging from fake musicians and models to company mascots who appear as holograms (like Betty Crocker, with AI). When they’re not entertaining you, they’re trying to convince you of their humanity, and even the more cartoonish among them have fleshed-out personalities. In a way, it’s the purest expression…

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Richard Pryor and Marlon Brando were lovers, Pryor’s widow confirms

Jennifer Lee Pryor, who was twice married to the comedian, corroborates claims by music producer Quincy Jones, noting that it was the 70s and drugs were still good Richard Pryor and Marlon Brando were lovers, Pryor’s widow confirms Jennifer Lee Pryor, who was twice married to the comedian, corroborates claims by music producer Quincy Jones, noting that it was the 70s and drugs were still good Thu 8 Feb 2018 05.17EST Share on Twitter View more sharing options Share on Pinterest Share on Google+ Share on Messenger Close wide-ranging interview…

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Miley Cyrus Singing “The Climb” For The First Time In 6 Years Will Make You Sob

The distance between “old” Miley Cyrus music and the new sound and vibe the singer offers up on her album seems like thousands of miles. In a moment of nostalgia, during a recent Instagram Live session, Cyrus kicked it old school and fans were totally on board. Watch the video of Miley Cyrus singing “The Climb” and you’re guaranteed to get a few goose bumps. For those not in the know (but honestly, how could you not know?), Cyrus’ song “The Climb” was made famous by , all the way…

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Millennial influencers who are the new stars of web advertising

Beauty vloggers and cult celebrities are being courted by luxury brands Seven years ago, Chiara Ferragni was a fledgling 23-year-old fashion blogger, studying law at university in Milan. She never finished her degree, but now lives in a $3.5m Los Angeles mansion packed with antiques, and spends her days travelling the world in midriff-revealing tops, Gucci sweatshirts, cut-off jeans and a collection of Louis Vuitton. How do we know this? Every day, the 9.6 million followers on Instagram, making her one of the cult celebrities of the social media world.…

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