• The Porn Business Isnt Anything Like You Think It Is
  • Manchester: No stranger to adversity
  • Manchester Arena: Eyewitnesses describe blast horror – BBC News
  • Celine Dion Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of ‘My Heart Will Go On’ With Billboard Award Performance
  • Ipoh: A cultural and culinary guide to Malaysia’s rising tourism star

The Porn Business Isnt Anything Like You Think It Is

Midway through the second season of Silicon Valley, the HBO series that so skillfully spoofs the Bay Area tech scene, the plot turns to porn. Inside the offices of Pied Piper, the fictional startup at the heart of the show, a shaggy-haired coder hacks into a rival company. The rival, he discovers, has landed a $15 million contract with a porn outfit called Intersite, also fictional, agreeing to build software…

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Manchester Arena: Eyewitnesses describe blast horror – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionManchester Arena incident: Eyewitness describes ‘explosion’ Witnesses have described scenes of chaos and horror following the fatal blast at the end of a concert by US pop star Ariana Grande at Manchester Arena. Manchester incident: Latest updates Andy was in the arena’s foyer waiting for his wife and daughter when he was thrown to the ground by the force of the explosion….

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Locked out of China, South Korea’s K-pop stars are heading to the US

(CNN)China’s loss is America’s gain. “China is South Korea’s biggest trading partner and many Chinese are big fans of Korean pop culture,” said Ellen Kong, CEO of Elf Asia, a Hong Kong promotion company specializing in K-pop. “But the impact of THAAD has been substantial,” she added, referencing China’s staunch opposition to the US backed missile shield now housed in South Korea. “It’s meant China is no longer a viable…

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Drake Wins Record 13 Billboard Music Awards

I want to say, hold tight Adele, because when a new thing drops youll be back to get the record back, the Canadian recording artist said in accepting one of his awards at the star-studded event held in Las Vegas. The three-hour show hosted by hip-hop artist Ludacris and former High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgins included performances by Miley Cyrus, the Chainsmokers, Nicki Minaj and Imagine Dragons. Steve Marcus…

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WATCH: Rock’s Biggest Acts Honor Chris Cornell With Moving Tributes

U2 played Black Hole Sun through the PA system before taking the stage at the Rose Bowl on Saturday, then dedicated the song Running To Stand Still to Cornell during the concert: Aerosmith showed a large portrait of Cornell on the screen as Black Hole Sun played over the PA system before the first encore during a performance in the nation of Georgia on Saturday. When the band emerged from…

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Cher Makes Us ‘Believe’ At The Billboard Music Awards

Shortly after Celine Dionsang her 1997 hitMy Heart Will Go On, Cher killed it onstage with her 1998 No. 1 song Believe. She then turned back time to 1989, performing If I Could Turn Back Time, in a similar outfit to the one she wore in herlegendary music video filmed aboard the USS Missouri. Everyone was taken with Chers performance, even Dion: After her two powerhouse performances, Cher was presented…

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Bigger than Bieber? K-pop group BTS beats US stars to win Billboard Music Award

(CNN)The name BTS may not be familiar to the majority of Americans, but that didn’t stop the South Korean boy band from making history Sunday night, when they became the first K-pop group to clinch a Billboard Music Award. “We still cannot believe that we’re standing here on this stage at the Billboard Music Awards,” said BTS member Kim Nam-joon, known to fans as “Rap Monster,” onstage. “It is so…

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The 7 Places To Travel After You Graduate, Before The Real World Kills Your Soul

In spite of showing up to class hungover after dollar beer nights almost every week, you still made it to graduation. Congratulations betch, youre about to leave the best time of your life and just be in the rest of your life. Before you join the real world and have to make small talk with Annie from sales every Monday morning in the office kitchen, you need to enjoy your…

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Teresa Palmers Hollywood Moment: The Aussie on Her Big 15 and the Anti-Fifty Shades of Grey

We made a real film about bondage, says Mark Webber. It was a conscious decision on my part for ours to be the anti-Fifty Shades of Grey movie. I wanted to play against the idea of another pretty traditional study of sexuality. The film Webbers talking up is The Ever After, a raw-and-relentless study of the friction that surfaces between two damaged spouses once the honeymoon period ends. Directed by…

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Why Humans Love Robots Like People

Humans are strange creatures. We sleepwalk, pick our noses, and name our cars. Some of us like black licorice and some of us are afraid of cotton balls. Of all our idiosyncratic tendencies, our attachment to thingsblankets, stuffed animals, toys, vehicles, smartphonesis particularly common and sheds light on how humans feel about robots, and why. In the movie Her, Theodore Twombly falls in love with Samantha, an artificially intelligent operating…

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The struggles of war babies fathered by black GIs – BBC News

Image copyright Weymouth Reference Library Image caption GIs at work in Weymouth harbour Seventy-two-year-old John Stockley, another child of an African-American GI stationed further down the Dorset coast in Weymouth, does remember the racial abuse in striking detail. John was called names to such an extent that at the age of seven he decided he would try to turn his skin pale to be like his classmates. “I worked out…

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Could you last a whole gig without using your phone? – BBC News

But many concertgoers find the practice irrating, and now some performers are starting to object too. “No mobile phones, cameras or recording devices will be allowed at Chris Rock’s Total Blackout Tour,” read a message posted on ticketing websites when the comedian’s new UK dates went on sale this month. Image copyright Yondr Image caption Audience members keep the locked pouches with them throughout the evening Rock’s use of Yondr…

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Watch Toby Keith Play An All-Male Show In Saudi Arabia During Trump’s Visit

Keith,author of a song parenthetically titled The Angry American, performed the free show alongside Saudi singer Rabeh Saqer in the nations capital, Riyadh, on a stage lined with red, white and blue lights and American flags. Keith played some of his own material, including the song Shouldve Been A Cowboy, in addition to some instrumental music with Saqer. Another epic moment @rabehsaqer playing oud (Arabian lute) on @officialtobykeith song #history…

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Spy author Anthony Horowitz ‘warned off’ creating black character – BBC News

Horowitz, who has written 10 novels featuring teenage spy Alex Rider, said there was a “chain of thought” in America that it was “inappropriate” for white writers to try to create black characters, something which he described as “dangerous territory”. He said it was considered “artificial and possibly patronising” to do so because “it is actually not our experience”. “Therefore I was warned off doing it. Which was, I thought,…

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Miley Cyrus Gross Racial Tourism

But we all knew this was coming, right? Miley Cyrus ditching the ratchet rap act, I mean. We all knew there was going to be a moment where she decided to detach herself from the quasi-hip-hop rebel image shed so clumsily been crafting for the better part of four years. Cyrus, in an interview with Billboard this week, talked about her rootsy new single Malibu and her forthcoming album, which…

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Drake Disses Rihanna on New Years Eve: That Was an Old Vibe

It has become readily apparent that Drake, the former teen soap star turned rapper, does not subscribe to the wisdom of Auld Lang SyneShould Old Acquaintance be forgot, and never thought uponfor on New Years Eve, he chose to air out his former flame Rihanna. While performing at a pricey New Years Eve event at the Vegas nightclub Hakkasan, Degrassis finest had his DJ play the Rihanna song Work, a…

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Beyonc Launches Formation Scholarship for Female Students, Continues World Domination

Who run the world? Girls! Also, Beyonc. On the one-year anniversary of LEMONADE, Beyonc, patriarchy slayer and future mother of twins, announced on her website that she will award scholarships to driven young female college students. Lucky women studying arts, music, literature or African-American studies during the 2017-2018 school year at Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design, and Spelman College will be eligible for the Formation…

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Weiner: Hillary Clinton Advisor Philippe Reines Is the Puppet Master in Explosive Documentary

Youve read the headlines and seen thegulppictures. So. Many. Pictures. And now, riding a tidal wave of spin, from the left and right, as it were, the documentary Weiner has been thrust upon us. Its perhaps the most anticipated film of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, an appropriately titled curio chronicling Democrat Anthony Weiners disastrous 2013 mayoral campaign. The receipts are the stuff of legend: sexting, crotch shots, and the…

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An awkward boy falls for another guy in this short film, and people are loving it.

It’s just 25 seconds long, and no one says a word in it. But the trailer for “In a Heartbeat” has the internet talking. Even the two creators behind the project can’t believe the response. Beth David and Esteban Bravo, students at Ringling College of Art and Design in Florida, were “floored” when their Kickstarter page for the short filmreached its initial fundraising goal a mere three hours after launching….

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How is Starbucks giving baristas the perfect way to avoid student debt? Free tuition.

Ah, yes. COFFEE. GIF via Starbucks. We love it. No doubt many of us rely on it. And in one year, well, we’ve collectively spent around $40 billion on it. (Yes. BILLION.) Now, thanks to an initiative from Starbucks, some of that money is going to a pretty awesome cause. Check it out: Student loan debt is now nearly double the size of credit card debt. This program aims to…

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10+ Intimate Portraits Of 1970s Rebellious Youth Captured By High School Teacher

Before Joseph Szabo was a world renown photographer, he was a teacher at Malverne High School in Long Island. And on his first days at the job he figured that he’s gonna need something special to catch the attention of his pupils. So he brought a camera into class… “I never had any agenda with my photography – it was never a money-making thing, it was just about connecting with…

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The Rise of Tituss Burgess, Kimmy Schmidts Unbreakable Diva

So many wonderful things have happened in Tituss Burgesss life since Tina Fey and Robert Carlock wrote a role in their new Netflix series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, with him in mind. But they have totally ruined his drink order. I drank pinot noir before all this ridiculousness that Tina and Robert created for me, Burgess tells The Daily Beast. Now I purposefully try not to order it because I dont…

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Tyga Is a Creepy Predator Who Is Attracted to Underage Girls

Tyga was always a bit of a joke. The 26-year-old rapper, whose real name, Michael Ray Stevenson, resembles that of a redneck assassin, achieved moderate fame and fortune on the back of his hit single Rack City, a terribly silly track about making it rain on strippers. Hes since garnered considerably more ink for his base tabloid exploits, from being sued by a pair of women for exposing their nipples…

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