Why cultures queerbaiting leaves me cold

From Taylor Swifts new video to M&S sandwiches everyone is capitalising on Pride. Is it cause for concern? When Taylor Swift released her video for news site the Onion that delivered the funniest and most poignant response: Taylor Swift Inspires Teen To Come Out As Straight Woman Needing To Be At Center Of Gay Rights Narrative. The video, directed by Drew Kirsch and Swift herself, was designed to make a statement: it sees the musician parade around a campsite with a bunch of celebrity LGBTQ+ friends. Theres a same-sex wedding, a drag pageant and a food fight a parade of out and proud behaviour provoking the videos redneck protesters who hold placards with slogans such as Adam and Eve not …

Tori Spelling’s Son Asked If He Was ‘Obese’ After Getting Body-Shamed By Online Trolls! – Perez Hilton

Dean McDermott reveals how his 12-year-old son, Liam, reacted after getting body-shamed by online trolls. In This week, on his Daddy Issues podcast with Nicky Paris and Adam Hunter, the former Chopped Canada host opened up about how the negative comments affected Liam. The 52-year-old dished: “Liam picked it up… He said, ‘Dad, am I obese?’ I said, ‘Look buddy — there’s some sick people in the world… and they need to say bad things about people.’” He also told the young man: “‘Think about it, son. You have a busy life. You have school, you got sports. Do you think you have time to go on Instagram, scroll through the people that you’re following, and make a negative comment about somebody?’ …

Hold Up… Shay Mitchell Is Pregnant?! Betches

Right up there with rushed surprise engagements, my second favorite celebrity trend of the past two years is surprise celebrity pregnancies. It seems like just yesterday when we all learned for sure that Kylie Jenner was pregnant after she had already given birth to her daughter Stormi. And when we found out that Khloé Kardashian was pregnant with True, like, months into her pregnancy. Now, the latest celebrity to announce her pregnancy is Shay Mitchell, star of Pretty Little Liars and You. Full disclosure, I don’t keep tabs on Shay Mitchell. I was just never a big Pretty Little Liars fan. So I could say that we didn’t see this pregnancy coming, but I am not sure if that’s entirely accurate. Then again, I do …

How it feels to play your first Glastonbury

Supporting Circa Waves, playing alongside Young Blood and doing a Maida Vale session for Radio 1 are among the highlights, but Ed reckons Glastonbury will top it all. “I am so excited to be playing. Even if no-one turns up it’s going to be amazing for me.” Skip Youtube post by Ed The Dog Warning: Third party content may contain adverts Report Report End of Youtube post by Lauran Hibberd Image Copyright Lauran Hibberd Lauran Hibberd There is one nightmare situation for a band making their festival debut. Being on at the same time as a big name. Nobody wants to go up against Kylie, right? “We clash with Hosier I think, which I’m slightly worried about but not too …

Harris dropped a bomb on Biden that’s bigger than politics

(CNN)“Black people will forgive anything!” Countless big-name pastors caught with their hands in the collection plate or on a parishioner. We forgive. But when I watched Sen. Kamala Harris’ exquisite takedown of Joe Biden this week over his past opposition to busing, an odd thought occurred to me: Maybe we are getting tired of being such a “forgiving people,” and that might not be so bad. Most commentators portray Harris’ exchange with Biden during the second night of the Democratic debate as a potential game-changer for the Democratic presidential nomination. But Harris dropped a bomb on Biden that’s bigger than politics. She exposed a psychological shift in some parts of the black community that’s been building for years. The old …

After 30 years, Japan prepares to resume commercial whaling

Fishermen in remote Pacific port plan to depart for hunt on Monday, despite global outcry On Monday morning, after a short ceremony to pray for a bountiful catch and safety at sea, five ships will slip out of a port in northern whaling programme since the late 1980s, but to coastal waters, six months after the country voted down its proposal to resume the commercial hunting of species whose stocks Japanese officials say have recovered. The vessels imminent departure from Kushiro, on the northern island of Hokkaido, to kill minke, sei and Brydes whales, drew condemnation as Japan and its pro-whaling prime minister, Shinzo Abe, prepared to host G20 leaders in Osaka. In a conservation groups and celebrities including Stephen …

No country for old white men: Kamala Harris heralds changing of the guard

The Democratic debates standouts have been Booker, Buttigieg, Castro, Harris and Warren none a straight male Caucasian while Joe Biden looked like this years Jeb Bush It was as if other ageing white men in power Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) There was a little girl in California who was bussed to school. That little girl was me. pic.twitter.com/XKm2xP1MDH allegations from several womenthey were left feeling uncomfortable by their physical interactions with him. If successful, Biden would become the oldest person to be elected president in US history. Bill de Blasio, New York mayor Now in his second term as mayor of New York City, De Blasio is a hometown foe of Donald Trump’s running on the message that there’s plenty of …

ACLU, Planned Parenthood Sue Georgia Over 6-Week Abortion Ban

It was the latest lawsuit in a campaign to push back on recent abortion bans introduced across the U.S. The ACLU and Planned Parenthood The Georgia bill bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, purportedly once a fetal “heartbeat” is detectable by doctors, with the exceptions for rape and incest and if the patient is at risk of death or severe harm. It will begin to take effect on Jan. 1, 2020. People who perform abortions could face up to 10 years in prison. The ban is “in particular an attack on low-income Georgians, Georgians of color, and rural Georgians, who are least able to access medical care and least able to overcome the cruelties of this law,” the groups argue …

The Psychological Impact of Seeing YouTubers Spend Millions

Price tags have been clickbait for a long time. The last 10 years are littered with sticker-shock stories: Paris Hilton's $325,000 "dog villa," Nicolas Cage's $276,000 (stolen) dinosaur skull, Kim Kardashian's $23,000 diaper bag, every celebrity's multi-multimillion-dollar home. Implicit in most of those stories was not only covetousness but judgment: how wonderful, how out of touch. In the age of influencers, though, the judgment has all but disappeared. You celebrate and contribute to your fave's flexing, or you're a hater. Flexing, if you're unfamiliar, is flaunting your wealth. You may have encountered it in meme form: In early 2018, "weird flex but OK" was the only appropriate response to bizarre social media boasting. Sometimes the bragging methods were questionable, but …

Apple’s Jony Ive is leaving the company

San Francisco (CNN Business)Apple’s chief design officer, Jony Ive, is leaving the company after nearly 30 years, the company announced Thursday. In recent years, Ive, age 52, had stepped back from his day-to-day management responsibilities at Apple and taken on a number of side projects, including helping to design a high-end Leica camera, a Christmas tree, and a diamond ring that sold for more than $256,000. Ive told the Financial Times that he was starting a company based in California called LoveFrom that will focus on design as well as other creative projects for clients. The company will officially launch in 2020. In a testament to his influence at the company, Apple described him as responsible for the “look and …

Street Artist Pegasus Celebrates Pride With Stunning ‘Love Always Wins’ Mural

Pegasus marked June’s Stonewall riots in the most vibrant way. London on Thursday. He titled it “Love Always Wins.” Pegasus, whose real name is Chris Turner, told HuffPost on Thursday that the piece acknowledges progress in the fight for marriage equality. But he also wanted to shine a light on the recent rise in anti-in both the U.S. and the “It is so important to acknowledge those who have marched, been tortured, killed and discriminated against for simply seeking safety and acceptance through equality,” said Pegasus, who is originally from Chicago and now lives in London. Pegasus via his website. Proceeds will go to The artist also plans to auction another of his works to raise money for the organization, which …

Ernie Barnes: the overlooked legacy of the athlete turned celebrity artist

The work of the football player who became a painter is finally being celebrated, from his Olympics artwork to his Marvin Gaye album cover Historically noted as the first professional American athlete to become a painter, the artistic legacy of football player Ernie Barnes still remains overlooked. But now, as part of a long overdue survey, his art is on view in Bridget R collection of world flags, in a piece titled The Rhythmic Gymnast from 1984. One of his paintings called neo-mannerist. Barnes with his 1984 Olympics artwork. Photograph: Chan Bush He was ignored by the mainstream art world, said Cooks, the author of a book called his paintings for their albums, including the cover of jazz trumpeter Donald …

30 Photos Of Nature Winning The Battle Against Civilization In The Exclusion Zone Around Chernobyl

While not fit for human habitation, wildlife has made a remarkable comeback in the exclusion zone; there are said to be more than 60 different types of mammals living there including wild boar and elk. Wolves are doing especially well, with a population that is seven times the size of wolf populations in neighboring reserves. Proof of this can be seen in this fascinating list compiled by Bored Panda. Marvel at the way that grey concrete blocks are gradually giving way to greenery, as plants and trees slowly engulf the ruins of the former Soviet town. You can also meet some of the local wildlife celebrities, who are looking remarkably healthy considering the highly contaminated land around them. #2 Tree Growing On …

Reddit ‘quarantines’ its biggest pro-Trump message board

Visitors to the subreddit The_Donald will see warning about its encouragement of violence towards police and officials Reddit has taken steps to quarantine the largest pro-Donald Trump community on its site, The_Donald, due to repeated rule-breaking behavior and, in recent days, encouragement of violence towards police officers and public officials in Oregon. Visitors to the The_Donald message board, which describes itself as a never-ending rally dedicated to the 45th President of the United States, Donald J Trump and has more than 750,000 subscribers, will be greeted with a message about the reasons for the quarantine before they can click through to the site. The quarantine restricts the board, known as a subreddit, from generating revenue and limits its popular posts …

My secret shame: I am (still) addicted to Pokmon Go

Dominic Rushe has caught over 11,000 Pokmon, walked 1,841km in Pok-land, and doesnt plan to stop anytime soon A thunderstorm is rolling towards Chicagos Grant Park. The thousands of people gathered for the citys third annual mon Go Fest, already sodden after a day of drizzle and rain, are now being told to evacuate for fear of lightning strikes. But I need to take a snapshot of a Bulbasaur, Pokmon Go is an augmented reality game where players, armed with their phones, collect Pokmon in the real world. The cute little creatures pop up on a map of your surroundings as you explore on foot, and you just have to catch them. At Pokstops dotted around the world, you spin …

Wait, Can Taking Biotin Be Bad For You? Betches

Unless you’ve been mia for the past few years, you know that biotin is the holy grail for fabulous hair, nails, and skin. Why? Your hair, skin, and nails are made up of a protein called keratin (yes, like the semi-permanent hair straightening treatment you get to tame your locks). Biotin helps to improve your keratin levels, and as a result, strengthens your hair, skin, and nails. Research is limited on the success of taking biotin, but from the countless celebrities who promote biotin-rich gummies (or start feuds over them—I’m talking to you, James and Tati) and from my own friends’ personal experiences, it can work. Want long locks? Biotin. Nails that won’t break? Biotin. Hydrated and acne-free skin? Biotin. Or …