- Celebrity SheKnows
In early April, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry unveiled their official Instagram account, sussexroyal. They gained a record-breaking number of followers early on - but apparently, not enough. A new report claims Meghan Markle is feuding with Kate Middleton and Prince William over Instagram followers, envious that the couple's kensingtonroyal account has 9.3M followers to […]
- Lifestyle PureWow
“My boyfriend can’t get over how many people I’ve slept with. I shouldn’t have told him, but he pressed me for the info. He was 'nerdy’ for most of high school and college, and just started coming into his own...
- Entertainment BGR News
A religious Christian group in the US called Return to Order recently launched a petition calling for Netflix to cancel the series Good Omens. Their reasoning is that the show is blasphemous to the extent that it "mocks God's wisdom" and "presents devils and Satanists as normal and even good, where they merely have a different way of being...""This is another step to make Satanism appear normal, light and acceptable," the organization notes on its website. "We must show our rejection. Please sign our petition, telling Netflix that we will not stand silent as they destroy the barriers of horror we still have for evil."Now the petition at issue here -- which has already garnered 35,000 signatures -- isn't exactly newsworthy in and of itself. After all, people sign petitions urging Netflix to cancel shows on a regular basis. What makes this story so comical, though, is that Good Omens isn't a Netflix show. It's an Amazon original.Naturally, some folks on Twitter had a field day with the mixup.https://twitter.com/CherylMorgan/status/1141460796947476483Hardly a surprise, the petition will undoubtedly bring even more attention to the Amazon series and could ultimately serve to boost overall viewership. It's essentially the Streisand effect at work. For those unfamiliar, the Streisand effect refers to the phenomenon when an effort to block, cancel, or censor a piece of information has the opposite effect. The term was coined after Barbara Streisand tried to keep photographs of her house from becoming public. Her efforts, though, only got people more curious about what her house looked like and generated a ton of publicity as a result.In any event, if you're at all curious about what Good Omens brings to the table, the trailer can be viewed below.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUJoR4vlIIs
- World AFP
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said any use of force by the US against Iran would lead to disaster as tensions escalate between Washington and Tehran. "The US says it does not rule out the use of force... This would be a disaster for the region," Putin said during an annual televised phone-in with screened questions posed by Russian viewers. Moscow has backed Tehran in its stand off with the United States since Washington pulled out of an international 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran last year.
- PoliticsThe Daily Beast
A night after Fox News ran President Trump’s 2020 re-election “kickoff” rally uninterrupted in primetime, Fox News host Sean Hannity handed over almost the entirety of his show to a phone interview with the president. And while their friendly conversation on Wednesday night broke little news, the president did find time to boast about his rally’s ratings-and to take an apparent jab at Hannity. Discussing Trump’s penchant for using Twitter, Hannity noted that many people would like for Trump to “turn off the switch,” prompting the president to say he uses social media to circumvent the media. Trump then quickly pivoted to his TV ratings.“If I don’t use social media-outside of you and a few other great people-I call them patriots,” the president told Hannity. “But actually, you’re not REALLY patriots as much as you want ratings.”“I mean, you're getting great ratings, in all fairness Sean. It’s like, last night, you got tremendous-I heard the speech. That was an easy night, you and Tucker [Carlson] and everyone else said let’s do it and you did it.”According to Nielsen, Hannity’s program on Tuesday night-which was largely devoted to airing the rally-drew over five million total viewers to easily lead cable news for the night. In comparison, Trump’s much-hyped primetime interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos drew an audience of only 3.9 million.In fact, on Monday night, Hannity sent a rather unsubtle message to the president after the disappointing ratings came in for his ABC special-stick with Fox News if you want to draw viewers.Highlighting that a March phone interview he did with Trump outdrew Stephanopoulos, Hannity said it was “humiliating” for the ABC News anchor and that he needs to “pack it up,” all while celebrating the president’s low ratings on another network.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.