Boy who lied about stabbing friend sentenced

Yousef, from an Anglo-Lebanese family, had won a scholarship to the prestigious £12,000-a-year Manchester Grammar School and his father said he dreamed of becoming a heart surgeon. After sentencing, Dr Martin Boulton, the school’s high master, said: “Yousef was an incredibly bright, immensely popular and caring young man, and he is deeply missed by those who knew him.” ‘Warped culture’ The trial heard the stabbing in the village, which is popular with footballers and celebrities, was an “accident waiting to happen” as all three teenagers had indulged in “idiotic fantasies” playing middle-class gangsters. Sentencing, Mr Justice Bryan said “knife crime is a cancer on society” and the boys had been involved in a “warped culture where the possession of knives …

5 things we learned from Billie Eilish’s interview with Rolling Stone

Singer Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell a.k.a. Billie Eilish is seen on February 20, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images) KATY PERRY, MORE STARS ATTEND GOOGLE SUMMIT ON CLIMATE CHANGE IN PRIVATE JETS, MEGA YACHTS Her dancing days soon came to a crashing halt, when she injured herself by rupturing a growth plate in her hip. This forced Eilish to quit dancing altogether, which took a toll on her mental health. Fortunately, she claims to be in a much better place since then. “I haven’t been depressed in a minute, which is great,” she confessed. “Seventeen has probably been the best year of my life. I’ve liked 17.” SHE LOVES HORSES Billie’s parents sat down with Rolling …

Celebrity Paparazzi Pics That Are Just Thinly Veiled Sponsored Content Betches

At this point, we’re all pretty accustomed to celebrities doing sponsored posts on Instagram. At first, it seemed random and desperate for A-listers to be earning their paychecks over Instagram, but things have changed a lot. These days, even the biggest names are doing ads for everything from food products to lube, so not much throws me off anymore. But one #spon trend that’s always fascinating to me is the use of paparazzi photos as an advertising tool. If that phrase just shocked you, I’m sorry I disillusioned you, but it’s time to grow up. Paparazzi photos are not just random photos photographers capture of celebs in their natural habitat—they can often be used as promo. I really feel like in 2019, …

Petula Clark: Elvis angled for a threesome he was raring to go

From child star to superstar, the singer is still performing at 86. She talks about being consoled by John Lennon, her friendship with Karen Carpenter and her close encounter with the King Petula Clark does not like to look back. She does not celebrate birthdays hates nostalgia. So spending several hours in a studio, listening to her early records as she was recently forced to do, for a compilation of songs from her seven-decade career was kind of torture, she says. She affects a groan, eyes rolling beneath their spidery lashes. Clark is among the bestselling British female artists of all time, with one of the largest chart spans of any artist in history. She has been on Desert Island …

A$AP Rocky pleads not guilty to assault as Stockholm trial begins

Stockholm, Sweden (CNN)American rapper A$AP Rocky pleaded not guilty to assault charges in a Swedish court on Tuesday, on the first day of a trial that has grabbed the attention of US President Donald Trump and the world’s media. A$AP Rocky’s lawyer, Slobodan Jovicic, maintains his client did not commit any crime. The rapper asserts that he was acting in self-defense when he threw the victim to the ground and stepped on his arm. “Please bear in mind that A$AP Rocky is an international, very well-known artist,” Jovicic said, adding that his client is used to being approached in the street, but that these men were “deeply provoking” and that he acted out of fear. Both members of A$AP Rocky’s …

Olivia Jade Is Back On Instagram & I Have A Theory About Why Betches

You guys. It’s happening. I thought this day might never come, but Olivia Jade Giannuli has officially returned to Instagram. In case you have no idea what I’m talking about, Olivia Jade is Lori Loughlin’s daughter, and she was one of the biggest players in the infamous college admissions scandal that broke earlier this year. After Olivia Jade’s time on the USC rowing team was exposed as a total scam, she went totally dark on social media. Her YouTube channel has been dormant for months, and before today, her last Instagram post was in February. I didn’t care much about Olivia Jade before the scandal broke out, but it’s fair to say that her whereabouts have become sort of an obsession …

Ex-Swedish Prime Minister Warns Trump To Back Off A$AP Rocky Case

Donald Trump on Friday for demanding “The rule of the law applies to everyone equally and is exercised by an independent judiciary,” Bildt tweeted. “That’s the way it is in the US, and that’s certainly the way it is in Sweden. Political interference in the process is distinctly off limits! Clear?” Bildt’s tweet came in response to Trump’s statement that he was “very disappointed” that Prime Minister Stefan Löfven could not help the artist, who was arrested on July 3 for his alleged involvement in a Stockholm street fight. Swedish prosecutors said. Though it is not completely clear what occurred during the June 30 altercation, on Rocky’s Instagram page show he and his entourage were being followed by two men …

Jameela Jamil Unloads On Piers Morgan Over Meghan Markle Vogue Cover Criticism

Jameela Jamil branded British media personality “14 other inspirational women on the front page of the magazine’s September issue, titled “Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex. published in the Daily Mail on Monday, Morgan berated Jamil for her historic criticism of female music stars during her time as a columnist  “The list of women Jamil has abused and shamed for falling short of her lofty moral standard is long,” Morgan wrote, citing how she’d “hoped Cardi B and Iggy Azalea ‘sh*t their pants in public,’” “accused Miley Cyrus of being ‘a vagina without a platform’” and “compared Beyoncé to a ‘stripper.’” Morgan also claimed that Jamil is “self-evidently the complete antithesis of ‘equality, kindness and open mindedness,’ not least when it …

Photoshop Fail Of The Week: Beyonc, How Could You?! Betches

In our weekly Photoshop Fail, we choose one celebrity or influencer Instagram that’s been edited poorly and show you what the tells are of a botched Photoshop job. This is to show you that the bodies you see on Instagram aren’t real, and pretty much every celebrity is editing their pics—even the people you wouldn’t expect. Moral of the story: don’t trust anybody on social media. So this week, Queen Beyoncé herself posted a bunch of photos from The Lion King premiere. First of all, as someone that went to animation school, I have mixed feelings about this remake. We didn’t need it, the original is amazing, and I really miss 2D animation. Did anyone really ask to see (what looks like) live …

Boar wars: how wild hogs are trashing European cities

The long read: They have become a menace in European cities. In Barcelona, where wild boar are jostling tourists and raiding rubbish bins, the fightback has begun Collserola Natural Park looms over Wildlife Services, a division of the US Department of Agriculture, who often does the shooting. But cheap on a per-pig basis. Because weve got so many pigs! The only thing to put a crimp in his kill rate was the recent federal government shutdown. We lost a month of flying, said Bodenchuk, which put them behind their kill targets. Barcelona takes a different approach. Shortly after the calamitous 2013 police shooting, the city hired a team of veterinary scientists from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). The vets …

Fortnite World Cup: the $30m tournament shows esports’ future is already here

The question is not whether esports is the future of sports entertainment, but whether theres any possible scenario where its not Nearly all established sports are going through some degree of hand-wringing over attracting younger fans as their older core ages out. The death of monoculture and explosion of entertainment options, many accessible without leaving ones bedroom, have seen attendance drops across the board. MLB and NFL teams have fallen over themselves installing the addition of skateboarding, surfing and three-on-three basketball to next years Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The demographic theyre so thirsty for could be found in droves over the weekend at New Yorks Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, where three days of sold-out crowds turned out for …

Marianne Williamson: the ‘leftwing Trump’ preaching the Politics of Love

As 20 candidates prepare for todays second Democratic presidential debate, Stefanie Marsh meets the celebrity self-help guru accused of being a dangerous wacko who just wants the United States to harness love The left-wing version of Marianne Williamson was written off as a joke until last month when, almost 30 minutes into the televised Democratic debate, as if emerging from a pupa of deep meditation, she calmly blindsided Joe Biden, Tony Robbins or Laura Dern in her 20s, Williamson had transformed herself into Hollywoods spiritual darling by her mid-30s. Shes unique among the Democratic candidates in having been both Oprah Winfreys spiritual adviser and the officiator at Elizabeth Taylors eighth and final wedding at Neverland (where Michael Jackson was best …

A$AP Rocky Charged With Assault In Sweden

A$AP Rocky has been charged with assault in Sweden and will remain in custody until his trial, Swedish prosecutors said Thursday. Democratic lawmakers and celebrities like Sean “Diddy” Combs and Trump said Saturday that he’d spoken with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and had “offered to personally vouch for [Rocky’s] bail,” though Sweden has no such system. said in a statement that while the two leaders had a “friendly and respectful” dialogue on the matter, the prime minister “made certain to emphasize the complete independence of the Swedish judicial system, prosecutors and courts.” Video of the June 30 brawl appears to The 30-year-old rapper has claimed he acted in self-defense. In Instagram videos filmed on the day of the altercation, Rocky can be …

While You Were Offline: Trump Stood in Front of a Fake Presidential Seal

Welcome back, faithful reader. After a week off to handle Comic-Con International, While You Were Offline is back—and we have a lot to discuss. For one, President Trump's tweets are once again in the news, this time sparking discussion about whether or not they could be labeled racist. In other news, leaked text messages and subsequent protests forced the governor of Puerto Rico to resign, the Department of Justice reinstated the death penalty after 16 years, Europe hit record high temperatures, and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg performed a mic-drop. https://twitter.com/Conservatives/status/1153622059207016448 Yes, former journalist and former Mayor of London, Boris Johnson was the winner. Indeed, Johnson won the race by a significant margin. https://twitter.com/BorisJohnson/status/1153629326811774976 May offered her congratulations on Twitter. https://twitter.com/jeremycorbyn/status/1153624236092735489 …

Private leaked texts, massive protests and a governor’s downfall: A timeline of Puerto Rico’s political unrest

(CNN)Hundreds of thousands of people took the streets of Puerto Rico to bring down Gov. Ricardo Rossell. Two former Puerto Rico officials, the island’s education secretary and the head of the health insurance administration, were arrested on corruption charges. They were accused ofdirecting millions of dollars in government contracts to politically connected contractors. July 11 After the arrests, the governor returned home from a previously scheduled family vacation outside the US territory and a few messages from a private Telegram chat with his inner circle were leaked. He apologized for referring to a former New York official with an expletive in those messages. “I want to apologize for the expressions that I wrote in a private chat,” Rosselló told reporters. …

New York’s Revenge Porn Law Is a Flawed Step Forward

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law this week criminalizing the spread of nonconsensual pornography, making New York the forty-sixth state to implement such protections for its residents. Unlike many “revenge porn” laws before it, New York’s version includes private right of action in addition to criminal penalties, allowing victims take additional steps like suing the perpetrator for money, or demanding that a website take down their illegally shared images. It’s undoubtedly progress—but also an object lesson in how US legislators fail to fully understand the problem they’re trying to solve. Sharing another person’s private nude images online is now a Class A misdemeanor in New York. Victims will also be able to obtain an order of protection, and …