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Reality TV is all about putting people’s worst traits on display for the world to point their fingers at and laugh. It’s pure science. Some people come out of the fray looking relatively unscathed and others come out being as hated as any TV villain out there.
A team of psychologists broke all this down: A research team led by research psychologist Zhanna Bagdasarov investigated the role of voyeurism that plays into a person’s TV watching preferences. Voyeurism is defined broadly as a disorder that causes a person to gain pleasure from watching unsuspecting individuals. The investigative paper presents findings that prove people who score higher on a voyeurism scale are more likely to prefer watching reality TV. Since these are often people that aren’t too different from us, it makes it intriguing to watch what they do on these shows.”
That’s why we feel so connected to them…and why we develop so much hatred.
With that said, these seven people are cu..
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If you’re someone who fancies alcohol–or, you know, uses it as a coping mechanism during a global pandemic–you’re probably not surprised to learn that alcohol sales have skyrocketed this month.
According to Nielsen research, alcohol purchases have risen by 55 percent in the week ending in March 21. If we look at it by category, spirits were the front runner, with a 75 percent increase in sales in comparison to last year at the same time. Wine sales also saw a significant boost of 66 percent, and beer sales saw 42 percent. Online sales are also significantly dominating in-store sales, with a whopping 243 percent increase.
Danelle Kosmal, Nielsen’s vice president of beverage alcohol practice, anticipated that this will be the height of the alcohol surge. “I suspect that the week ending March 21st will feature the strongest growth rates that we will see during this consumer pantry-loading time,” he told the Drinks Business.“Data for the week ending 28 Ma..
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Tekashi69 could be a free man as early as this week.
In a dramatic turn of events, federal prosecutors have signed off on the “GUMMO” rapper’s bid for “compassionate release” amid fears that he’ll contract coronavirus in his filthy prison conditions.
Tekashi’s lawyers wrote the judge earlier this week asking that their client be freed and said he could die from COVID-19 because he has asthma, and was recently hospitalized for a severe bout of bronchitis. The lawyer said Tekashi’s health and possibly his life is at risk and asked that he be released immediately and serve the remainder of his sentence on house arrest.
The U.S. Bureau of Prisons denied Tekashi’s motion for release because he’s currently locked up in a private prison. But the judge said in court papers filed yesterday that if he had the legal authority to do so, he was leaning towards freeing him, and surprisingly, federal prosecutors also said they were on board to spring the rapper ..
No, not THAT type of Snickers…
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The world has been turned on its head amid the coronavirus crisis and it recently brought an unlikely duo together. During another night flooded with celebs on Instagram Live, DaBaby had a chance to meet his childhood crush Raven Symone.
The random moment happened Tuesday when the Charlotte rapper invited the actress to join him on his @DaBaby Live. While chatting it up in front of fans, DaBaby and Raven were CLEARLY flirting and people couldn’t stop watching their exchange.
Raven remarked that DaBaby was “too young for her” because she’s 34 and he told her how good she looked for her age.
“Age ain’t nothing but a number…I ain’t no little boy, I just got a baby face….I’m just a cutie pie,” said DaBaby. “34 look good, skin look clear.”
At another part of the conversation, DaBaby told Raven that she was making his followers jealous—but she assured them that she was into women while als..
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More sad news from New Orleans. The patriarch of one of Louisiana’s great jazz families, Ellis Marsalis Jr. died Wednesday, April 1st at the age of 85. His son Branford Marsalis released a statement about his father’s death Wednesday, revealing that complications from coronavirus were the cause.
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“It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my father, Ellis Marsalis Jr., as a result of complications from the Coronavirus. He was admitted to the hospital on Saturday and died peacefully this evening.
My dad was a giant of a musician and teacher, but an even greater father. He poured everything he had into making us the best of what we could be.”
Ellis Marsalis, 1934 – 2020
He went out the way he lived: embracing reality pic.twitter.com/sPyYUuBoIG
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There has been a significant spike in hate crimes and attacks against Asians and Asian-American people since the coronavirus hit the greater 50 hard a few weeks ago.
Yesterday, according to MSNBC, the chairs of the Asian, Black, and Hispanic House Caucuses held a press conference to rebuke these attacks and make it clear that violators will be prosecuted. Rep. Judy Chu says that the Stop AAPI Hate, OCA — Asian Pacific American Advocates, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice have recorded upwards of 1,000 attacks on Asian folks during this coronavirus era.
Additionally, leaders spoke out against the use of any phrase that characterizes COVID-19 as an illness related to any ethnic group like “Chinese virus” or “Wuhan virus”. As we know, 53% of white women’s president consistently used the racist term in the first couple of weeks and has since tried to change his tune.
“…it is very important that we totally protect our Asian American community in the United..
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It was Ryan Henry’s season to get beefed up! While we were all cozying up to the tv with snacks watching his show, the “Black Ink: Chicago” star has been steadily in the gym working on his physique. Ryan has been sharing progress from his workouts with his trainer on Instagram but his results are really standing out, even through clothing.
The tattoo boss posted this photo the ladies went crazy in the comments over his bulging forearms.
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… Ahhhhhh youngsta… … when the hate don’t work, they start telling lies… Welcome to Chicago #9MAG
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If you can remember just a few years back, Ryan wasn’t exactly puny, but his medium build wasn’t what was driving his lady fans crazy. Now he has looks and the Roblox muscles!
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Next Level with the God @charlesandrethomas #EastSideToGQ
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Even in the midst of this quarantine, a “Love Is Blind” couple is just as adorable as ever. Cameron and Lauren Hamilton have released a new video on their “Hanging with the Hamiltons” YouTube channel titled “Quarantine Diaries: Will Lauren & Cam’s relationship survive?”
The video is actually a hilarious skit centered around the Hamiltons’ life in self-isolation. The spouses start off optimistic about spending more time together indoors but things quickly fall to pieces. Lauren catches Cameron, who’s a scientist, working on a secret cloning experiment. Later a wine guzzling Lauren looks irritated while her hubby raps (per the usual) in the kitchen, she irritates Cameron during an Uno game and then they argue over dirty dishes in the sink.
The video ends with the married couple having a makeup sex session after days of tension between them.
These two are juuuuuuust *chef’s kiss*
In case you’re curious about what’s in the future for the Hamiltons, just k..
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Kevin Durant hasn't been on an NBA court in close to a year but that hasn't stopped him from being at the forefront of NBA sneaker culture. The Brooklyn Nets star constantly has new colorways of his shoes making it to the marketplace and now, the Nike KD 13 is about to be making its debut. Today, Nike unveiled a whole range of new colorways that can all be observed, below.
According to reports, the first two colorways that will receive a drop are the basic “Black and White” model as well as the “Planet Of Hoops” offering. Both of these are set to drop on April 6th. From there, the colorful “Hype” model is getting an April 10th release date while the “Chill” colorway will come out on April 24th. The Brooklyn Nets-inspired “Home” version of the KD 13 is coming on May 1st and finally, the familiar “Bred” model will drop on June 1st. There are some great starter colorways here and if you're in need of new basketball shoes, these could be for you.
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Meek Mill is emphasizing the importance of staying home amid the coronavirus pandemic, indicating that COVID-19 has started to impact his friends and family members, including his uncle who appears to be in “critical condition.” As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, it's very important to stay home as much as you can and help flatten the curve. As COVID-19 begins affecting familiar faces, many are beginning to understand the reality of this global crisis, and some stars, like Meek, are using their platform to spread this message (and help prevent the spread of the virus). The rapper took to Twitter on Thursday to stress the importance of social distancing during these times, explaining that the virus has begun impacting friends and family, like his uncle.
“Covid hitting family members and friends Now…” he revealed, before ordering his followers to “go in the house!” He went on to give more details about someone in particular who seems to have been affected by the viru..
Kooda B, an associate of 6ix9ine who had his own part to play in the unraveling of Tekashi and the rapper's highly-publicized trial, was granted release from prison yesterday because he was deemed a high-risk for the COVID-19 virus.
We reported yesterday how Judge Engelmayer granted Kintea “Kooda B” McKenzie's temporary release from the MCCC, following a letter from Kooda's lawyer, Lisa Scolari. However, it looks like Engelmayer is now questioning his decision.
Following his release, Kooda B went on Instagram Live to celebrate, and apparently, Engelmayer caught wind of the video. As reported by Complex, the judge wrote in response, that the video “appears to reflect Mr. McKenzie partying in very close proximity to numerous others.” This is a problem, considering “that his high-risk medical condition required his separation from others to minimize the risk of his contracting COVID-19.”
The judge continued, “[T]he conduct depicted on the video suggests a complete lack of c..
Steph Curry is primarily known as one of the best shooters in the history of the NBA although as it turns out, he also likes to get involved with media ventures. He launched his own game show and now, he is looking to add to his portfolio with some content on his YouTube channel. Prior to the Coronavirus quarantine measures, Curry filmed a vlog alongside Kevin Hart, which dropped earlier today.
In the vlog, it is pretty clear that Curry is in way over his head although Hart is right there with him to show him what to do. The results are pretty hilarious as Hart barks orders at Curry who is clearly out of his element. By the end of the vlog, Curry seems to get the hang of it but he is clearly traumatized from being with Hart all day.
As Curry explains, he wanted to release the vlog to give his fans some content and, better yet, some laughs during this dark time. While he won't be vlogging with any guests anytime soon, perhaps we will see some household content from Curry, in the ne..
LaMelo Ball is one of the biggest names heading into the NBA draft and many predict he could be taken within the first three picks. Instead of going the college route, Ball decided to play in Australia for the Illawarra Hawks of the NBL. While his season may have ended early due to an injury, he still fell in love with the league and the country he got to call home. According to ESPN, Ball, and his manager Jermaine Jackson have just finalized a deal to buy the team,
Yes, that's right, LaMelo Ball owns his very own NBL team. As Jackson explains, they made the decision after being told that the Hawks had some financial issues. Ball wants to see the team thrive and plans to implement the best employees possible to create a program that makes the fans in the city proud.
Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images“Melo loves the Illawarra fans,” Jackson said. “He loves that community. They opened their arms to him. They made us feel like we are at home. When we started hearing about the issues they..
One of the hardest-working men in the music industry, Tory Lanez is about to drop yet another full-length body of work next week and we couldn't be any more excited for it. Announcing that The New Toronto 3 will be out on April 10, the Canadian rapper is ready to take this year by storm after unleashing heavy artillery on a consistent basis for the last several years. Considering this is also set to be his final release with Interscope Records, we might be on tap to receive something special from Tory Lanez.
We've already heard a couple of vibes from the upcoming album, but the Toronto native is dropping another one for us in the form of “Who Needs Love.”
Out now in select international markets, the track is one of Tory's most personal offerings in recent memory, discussing a break-up scene with his girl. The beat was produced by Ambience, Play Picasso, and Cherry Beats.
Listen to the brand new offering from Tory Lanez below and let us know if you're ready for The N..
When the Air Jordan 4 “Metallic Pack” was announced a few months ago, it was believed that there would only be three colorways. These models would be “Metallic Green,” “Metallic Red,” and “Metallic Purple.” Well, over the last week or so we have found out that a fourth colorway will be dropping in the form of “Metallic Orange.” Now, Jordan Brand is providing us with the official images of these shoes and so far they are looking like the perfect summer option for your outfits.
Each colorway features the same color blocking. For instance, the upper is made of white leather while the midsole and outsole are also white. The only spots with the aforementioned colors are the Jumpman logo on the tongue, the lining of the tongue, the lacelets on the sides, and finally, the Jumpman logo on the back heel. These pops of color make the shoe shine and if you're an Air Jordan collector, these are certainly a must-cop for your collection.
You can expect the purple colorway to drop on May 14th wh..
If you're a sneakerhead, you understand just how important the Air Jordan 11 is to the Jordan Brand ecosystem. The shoe was released back in 1996 as Michael Jordan made his highly-anticipated return to the basketball court. Over the years, we have seen numerous dope colorways make it to the market, while low top versions have also become popular. Now, Jumpman is coming through with an Air Jordan 11 Low specifically for the ladies. In fact, this colorway is being called “Concord Sketch” and reminds us of a classic offering.
The “Concord” model is iconic at this point and the “Concord Sketch” builds on that legacy. As you can see from the image below, the shoe has a white base while the patent leather material wrapping around the shoe is a blueish purple. There is a white midsole and icy blue outsole which helps add some much-needed contrast. Overall, it's a clean colorway that will perfectly when it releases later this year just in time for the summer months.
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Michael Jordan's final year with the Chicago Bulls began with the Air Jordan 13 and ended with the 14. When the 13 came out, there were a few OG colorways that defined the silhouette. One of them was the Air Jordan 13 “Flint” which was known for its white and blue upper with 3M details. The “Flint” offering received a retro last decade although it simply wasn't the same as it didn't come with the OG makings. With this latest retro, that's all going to change as the 3M upper is back in all of its glory.
Today, Jordan Brand unveiled a couple of official images of the shoe and you can check them out, below. If you're a fan of this sneaker, you will be happy to see everything is back in its rightful place, just as it should be. OG sneakerheads will be salivating over these and while they may not be super limited, they will still sell out fairly quickly.
If you're looking to cop them, you will have to wait until May 2nd of this year. The retail price is $190 US..
G-Eazy, Tory Lanez, and Tyga's dreams have all come true. It was announced that the new music video for “Still Be Friends” would be hosted by Pornhub, giving us an idea of what was coming. However, nobody expected anything this raunchy.
The three playboys make their grand arrival to a Vixen party, which is filled to the brim with topless models showing off the goods. Right off the bat, you know things are going to get pretty insane when the stars walk in to find a room occupied with naked women prancing around.
To give you an idea of the extent of the nudity in this music video, Tory, Tyga, and Gerald are basically the only people wearing clothes. Models dance around (and on) them as the trio of rappers flex their stylish bars.
Does anybody else wish they were a fly on the wall at this party? Even if it was just for the video shoot, it still would have been lit to be part of this.
Adult models in the video include Mia Malkova, Ariana Marie, Avery Cristy, Amia Miley, Sarai Minx, V..
The “tiger king” himself, Joe Exotic, has some ideas about which Hollywood actors he would like to portray him onscreen in a hypothetical film about his life, and his choices could not be more opposite. The currently incarcerated star of the wildly popular Netflix docu-series, Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, spoke to the show's co-director Rebecca Chaiklin about how thrilled he is about the success of the show. While he may currently be serving 22 years in prison for ordering a hit on his nemesis, Florida tiger sanctuary-owner Carole Baskin, Joe, real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage, would love for the adaptations of his life and the big cat conservatory world to continue. In fact, Chaiklin told The Hollywood Reporter that Joe knows exactly who should portray him onscreen—well, not exactly, considering he doesn't seem to know the real name of one of these actors.
Amy Sussman/Getty Images“[Joe] would like Brad Pitt or David Spade to play him,” Chaiklin revealed; however,..
Tekashi 6ix9ine is one step away from being a free man. After the feds approved his early release from prison this week, it's all up to Judge Engelmayer, who is set to decide the rapper's fate imminently.
Many of us expected the verdict to be out yesterday afternoon after Judge Engelmayer noted that he was “inclined” to grant 6ix9ine a compassionate release amid the coronavirus outbreak, citing his pre-existing medical conditions as the reason why he should serve the remainder of his sentence from home. Now that he's about to become a free man, the internet is blowing up with memes and jokes about the rainbow-haired informant.
Kevin Mazur/Getty ImagesSome people joked about what his first Instagram Live session would look like. Others begged for a “First Day Out” single release. Others envisioned how happy 6ix9ine must be, knowing that he won't get attacked upon his release because of the self-quarantine locking us all down.
Of course, all of this will soon come t..