All Kevin Hart Had to Do Was Apologize

All Kevin Hart Had to Do Was Apologize
Kevin Hart stepped down from hosting the Oscars late Thursday night, following intense backlash to old, homophobic tweets he posted between 2009 and 2011. The now-deleted tweet that drew the most attention read, “Yo if my son comes home & try’s 2 play with my daughters doll house I’m going 2 break it over his…

How One Artist Turned a Highbrow Meme Account Into a Collaboration With Young Thug

How One Artist Turned a Highbrow Meme Account Into a Collaboration With Young Thug
By Rae Witte The “get you a man who can do both” meme originated from a 2016 Valentine’s Day tweet featuring two images of Drake: one of him in a suit and one in a bomber jacket and cap. Nearly three years later, it lives on as a sentiment of appreciation for individuals capable of…

SiriusXM Plans To Acquire Pandora in $3.5 Billion Deal

SiriusXM will acquire Pandora in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $3.5 billion, the companies announced Monday. Sirius XM will buy music streamer Pandora Media Inc for $3.5 billion, as it seeks to build scale to battle heavyweight streaming rivals Spotify and Apple Music. Sirius XM, controlled by media mogul John Malone’s Liberty Media Corp, has built a name supplying more than 175 channels...

Why YouTube Will Dominate the Future of Cable TV

Since cutting the cable cord more than four years ago, I've made the rounds of streaming TV services. I've been a subscriber of Netflix, Hulu, Hulu Live TV, AT&T's DirecTV Now, and Dish Network's Sling TV at various times with varying results. But every service has its weaknesses, especially when it comes to the availability of live sports.  This year, I made the switch...

“Free TV” box maker agrees to shut down and pay $14.5M to copyright holders

“Free TV” box maker agrees to shut down and pay $14.5M to copyright holders
Video industry victory — Per settlement, Dragon Box will pay $14.5M and close piracy-enabling services. Jon Brodkin - Jan 30, 2019 4:50 pm UTC The entertainment industry has scored a big victory over the maker of a "free TV" box that helped users watch pirated video. Dragon Media Inc., whose "Dragon Box" device connects to…

PornHub: The New Home To Gangsta Rap

Sex sells. Whether selling a luxury car, bottle of expensive perfume or even a double bacon cheeseburger, sex appeal somehow finds its way to many advertisements to entice consumers to purchase a product or follow a brand. While companies have been utilizing the concept of selling sex appeal for decades, conservative groups have also tried hiding the improper parts...

Kendrick Lamar to Start Banning Smartphone Photos at His Shows

Kendrick Lamar has joined an ever-growing list of musicians who have banned attendees from taking photos at their shows. He’s also banning professional photographers from taking pictures at his show, except for a few official photogs that have been approved. via The Guardian: After Jack White, the former White Stripes frontman, decided last month to stop the use of smartphones at gigs, hip-hop...

what is make-up rehab?

what is make-up rehab?
The beauty world is built on mass consumption. It thrives on Instagram flat lays of mega make-up collections, revels in #shelfies showing bathroom cabinets fuller than our fridges and is driven by the undeniable thrill of that first finger dip into a new tub of moisturizer. More is more is more. But what if the…

1st Annual “WakandaCon” Taking Place Now In Chicago

If you were one of the many people who saw Black Panther earlier this year and made it earn over $1.347 billion in revenue, you most likely dreamed the fictional country in Africa existed. Wakanda is a tech utopia ran on a resource called vibranium making it the most technologically advanced place on earth. For three days (August 3-5)...

Comedians Tell Us About Their Strangest Gigs

Comedians Tell Us About Their Strangest Gigs
This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.Maybe it’s the do-it-for-the-story ethos inherent to being a standup comedian. Or maybe it’s the competitive nature of the industry that makes any paid gig seem appealing. Whatever it is, a fair number of comics are willing to venture far beyond the glamourous brick walls of underground cell-service-free comedy…