Instagram will block content that promotes weight-loss products or cosmetic procedures to anyone under 18

(CNN)Instagram announced a new policy that will block, and sometimes remove, content promoting weight-loss or cosmetic procedures to younger teens. “We want Instagram to be a positive place for everyone that uses it and this policy is part of our ongoing work to reduce the pressure that people can sometimes feel as a result of social media,” Instagram’s public policy manager Emma Collins said in a statement. While the change is being led on Instagram, the policy will also be in place on Facebook. Over the coming weeks, Instagram will roll out a feature to allow users to report a post within the app if they believe it violates this policy. The post will then be reviewed and actioned appropriately …

Trump says California cities ‘destroy themselves’ with homelessness

“That’s a pretty remarkable opportunity, if they’re sincere in their desires,” Newsom said at a news conference. “If they’re insincere and this is, God forbid, about something else — politics, not good policy — then they’ll reject it outright. I hope that’s not the case.” The president’s two-day fundraising trip to California has been met with protests and swift criticism from celebrities aiming to prevent him from awakening Republican support in the Democrat stronghold state ahead of 2020.  Meanwhile, officials spoke of putting political differences aside briefly enough to welcome the president in a partnership in addressing homeless in the state together. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, a Democrat, said in a Facebook video post ahead of Trump’s arrival that …

Trump blitzes into California for major $15M fundraising push, irritating celebrities, activists

President Donald Trump boarding Air Force One in Albuquerque on his way to California on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) About 100 protesters lined the road about a mile from Trump’s luncheon site in Portola Valley, with demonstrators inflating giant Baby Trump and Trump Chicken balloons. Trump, for his part, tweeted a cheery message as he departed New Mexico on Tuesday to fly to the state: “Just departed New Mexico for California, where we are delivering results!” The tweet included statistics about the state’s unemployment rate and job creation. TRUMP OR WARREN? FIGHT ERUPTS OVER WHO HAS THE BIGGER CROWD SIZES Talking to reporters aboard Air Force One, Trump got in some fresh digs about the state’s problem with homelessness, saying, …

Rachel Bloom Wins An Emmy And Pulls A Beyonc

Rachel Bloom just took a page out of the Bloom revealed she was expecting at the Creative Arts Bloom, along with Adam Schlesinger and Jack Dolgen, won the Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for the CW show’s song “Antidepressants Are So Not a Big Deal,” then revealed to the press backstage that she was already carrying a bigger prize. The Associated Press, Bloom declared, “I’m pregnant, that’s what’s next for me.” The room applauded. USA Today. The child will be the first for Bloom and husband Dan Gregor. The two At the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, Beyoncé announced on the red carpet that she was expecting. Later, following her performance of “Love on Top,” she told the …

Ric Ocasek, lead singer of The Cars, found dead at 75 years old

(CNN)Ric Ocasek, lead singer of the new wave rock band The Cars, died Sunday in New York City, police said. He was 75. The Cars were a mainstay of MTV in its early days. Their video for “Double Life” was the 21st video ever played on the new cable channel, according to VH1. Ocasek married supermodel Paulina Porizkova after the two met while shooting the video for 1984’s “Drive.” The couple last year announced their separation. They had two children together. He was known for his mop of black hair and black sunglasses, which featured in many of the band’s videos, including “You Might Think” in 1984. Ocasek and The Cars were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of …

Rod Stewart ‘in the clear’ after cancer diagnosis

He said: “If you’re positive, and you work through it and you keep a smile on your face… I’ve worked for two years and I’ve just been happy, and the good Lord looked after me.” ‘Go to the doctor’ He urged men to get checked, adding: “Guys, you’ve got to really go to the doctor.” He was speaking at the event in Wentworth, Surrey, alongside former Faces bandmate Ronnie Wood, who has previously been treated for lung cancer. “Somebody up there likes us, Rod,” he said, the paper reported. More than 11,000 men die from prostate cancer in the UK every year. The prostate is a small gland in the pelvis, and is found only in men. Sir Rod’s announcement …

1999 Was The Pinnacle For The Dark Teen Comedy. Then It Disappeared.

As the Halloween dance rages — a gymnasium of high schoolers in cheap costumes bouncing around to the sounds of The Offspring — one teen arrives with murder on the brain. Anton (Devon Sawa) cuts through the crowd, vaults onstage and waves the bleeding stump of his arm at his schoolmates. “Everybody go home! There’s a psycho killer here!” he shouts, as annoyed kids laugh and pelt him with garbage. “I cut off my hand, and it’s going to kill you all!” The lead singer wrestles the mic away from Anton and tries to restart the show, but he can’t: The possessed, bodiless hand has dropped onto his head and ripped off his scalp.  This is the climax of “Idle …

Shooting Fashion Week: Catwalk and celebrity

Gareth Cattermole, chief entertainment photographer for Getty Images, talks about photographing London Fashion Week – one of the world’s premier showcases for new fashion – from the front row of the catwalk to the backstage and beyond over the past sixteen years. Image copyright Getty Images Trying to create distinctive and interesting imagery is a real challenge during Fashion Week because the schedules are so tight that you are often running from show to show. You push yourself to look for something that most people don’t see as they are focusing on the straightforward fashion photography – the clothing and the models. Playing with shadows allows for an interesting angle during the shows like this image from J Maskrey in …

13 fun facts about Friday the 13th

(CNN)Yet another Friday the 13th has arrived, bringing the usual superstitious chatter along with vows to avoid flying and other fear-inducing activities. Why are we so weird about the 13th? Whether you think it’s unlucky or not, cross your fingers and check out these 13 fun facts about Friday the 13th and our collective aversion to the number 13.

The Year That Broke TV And Paved The Way For The Reality Show Era

Consider this: In 1999, there was no Tiffany “New York” Pollard. The exploits of Bethenny Frankel and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps were unknown to us. Millions of people did not tune in every night to see the sexcapades of twentysomething strangers looking for love on a secluded island. TV — particularly the reality television landscape — was completely different. Variations of what we’ve come to know as reality television date back to the game shows of the 1940s and 1950s, such as “What’s My Line?” and “This Is Your Life,” where guests would be surprised with a retrospective of their life in front of a live studio audience, complete with appearances from old acquaintances and long-lost family. There were also …

Brazen armed bank robbery on high-end Santa Monica street, suspect on loose

The suspect — who was last seen jumping a wall in the rear of the bank — was dressed in layers of clothing and gloves, police said. The robber entered the bank brandishing the firearm while wearing a “Day of the Dead” type mask. He approached a worker, demanded money and fled. There were no injuries but nearby schools were placed on a brief lockdown. GET THE FOX NEWS APP Police said they responded within minutes and searched extensively in the area. They are appealing to stores and homeowners who may have surveillance video to help in the investigation. Edmund DeMarche is a news editor for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @EDeMarche.

How Destinys Childs The Writing’s On The Wall Became The Quintessential 1999 Album

Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson sat down at a table 20 years ago to reenact the “Godfather” scene from the 1996 film “Set It Off.” Their intentions for “The Writing’s on the Wall” were clear: get these fuckboys the hell up out of here. For the next 15 tracks, the Houston teens sang harmonious anthems letting haters know they were “So Good,” calling out a pressed “Bug a Boo” and asking why men do women wrong on “Hey Ladies.” And unlike their ballad-heavy debut album, the group rode the up-tempo beats with their distinct sing-rapping. 1999 was a remarkable year for the genre. That year, Whitney Houston’s “Heartbreak Hotel” with Kelly Price and Faith Evans peaked …

Rene Zellweger recalls the moment she overheard strangers discussing her face

(CNN)Despite acclaimed performances in films including “Bridget Jones’s Diary” and “Jerry Maguire,” Oscar-winning actress Rene Zellweger is not immune to the pitfalls of fame. Zellweger said they went on to say: “How could she do that? Why would she go and have surgery on her face like we wouldn’t know? She doesn’t look like herself, and you can’t just do that where you go and don’t look like yourself, cause we expect you to look like yourself.” She said the encounter left her momentarily stunned: “I thought, ‘Wow, that’s interesting. Anyway, here’s my stop.’” The famously private star, who plays Judy Garland in a forthcoming biopic, said things got even more awkward when the man got up just before her …

How ‘A Very Brady Renovation’ turned a house into a TV home

(CNN)Thanks to the magic of television, a charming but otherwise innocuous house in Studio City, CA, took on iconic status as the fabled residence where Mike and Carol Brady raised their mixed family brood over the course of five seasons (and many on-air reunions) of “The Brady Bunch.” Now, after HGTV purchased the house after the longtime owner died in 2018, the actors led by a team of the network’s popular remodeling hosts on “A Very Brady Renovation,” and the cleverly reworked and extended structure is an astonishingly perfect recreation, inside and out. “One of the reasons I thought that this HGTV deal was going to be big is because when the house first went on the market, long before …

Susan Olsen talks ‘A Very Brady Bunch Renovation,’ says voting for Trump got her fired from radio show

Brady Bunch cast: (left to right) Maureen McCormack / Marsha Brady, Christopher Knight / Peter Brady, Susan Olsen / Cindy Brady, Mike Lookinland / Bobby Brady, Eve Plumb / Jan Brady & Barry Williams / Greg Brady in front of the original Brady home, as seen in “A Very Brady Renovation.” (HGTV via AP) But since the show came to an end — and before the “Brady” home became the subject of its new reality TV series, Olsen has kept herself busy not in Hollywood, but pursuing her passion for radio. Most recently, the now-58-year-old, along with ‘50s actress Kathleen Hughes, attended The Hollywood Museum to commemorate the life of Ida Lupino, as well as Olivia De Havilland’s 103rd birthday. The …

The bizarre fabrics that fashion is betting on

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Extinction Rebellion wants us to stop buying clothes for a year as part of a “fashion boycott” In the UK, consumers buy twice as many new clothes as they did a decade ago. It’s far more than any other European countries. More Technology of Business The secrets of controlling your internet profile How tracking menstrual cycles helps women in sport Would you let your child become a ‘kid influencer’? Car parts from weeds: The future of green motoring? Genetic testing: What secrets could it reveal about you? Image copyright Bolt Threads Image caption Fabrics derived from mushrooms can make leather look-a-likes Bolt Threads uses mycelium to create its Mylo “leather,” which has been incorporated …