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Jar Jar Binks Actor Ahmed Best Says He Contemplated Suicide Following Backlash

Jar Jar Binks Actor Ahmed Best Says He Contemplated Suicide Following Backlash

Ahmed Best shared a photo of a bridge on Twitter and wrote, "20 years next year I faced a media backlash that still affects my career today. This was the place I almost ended my life. It’s still hard
Diddy Responds to Racism Accusations Against Revolt TV CEO

Diddy Responds to Racism Accusations Against Revolt TV CEO

Diddy issued a lengthy statement Tuesday in response to allegations against Revolt CEO Roma Khanna. According to Diddy, reports have been "inaccurate" and the company remains committed to diversity.
Ariana Grande Says She's Conflicted About Pete Davidson's Manchester Bombing Joke

Ariana Grande Says She's Conflicted About Pete Davidson's Manchester Bombing Joke

The 'Saturday Night Live' comedian reportedly joked about the deadly tragedy last fall: "Britney Spears didn’t have a terrorist attack at her concert."
Scarlett Johansson Has 'Decided to Respectfully Withdraw' From Trans Man's Biopic

Scarlett Johansson Has 'Decided to Respectfully Withdraw' From Trans Man's Biopic

Scarlett Johansson is pulling out of the biopic about a transgender man, Dante "Tex" Gill, in 'Rub & Tug.' The actress gave a statement: "I understand why many feel he should be portrayed by a
Does Almond Milk Deserve to Be Called ‘Milk’?

Does Almond Milk Deserve to Be Called ‘Milk’?

The dairy industry has been fighting for years to get the word “milk” off of the likes of almond milk cartons. Meanwhile, makers of non-dairy milks say that being able to call their product what they
Khloé Kardashian Apologizes Amid Backlash For Using the 'R Word'

Khloé Kardashian Apologizes Amid Backlash For Using the 'R Word'

Khloe received immediate backlash from fans for using the word, and shared an apology over the weekend: "Ugh I hate that word! Why did I even say that? You are a million percent right and I actually
Fyre Festival Founder Agrees to Pay $27 Million Settlement to SEC

Fyre Festival Founder Agrees to Pay $27 Million Settlement to SEC

Founder Billy McFarland has admitted to defrauding over 100 investors out of $27.4 million, and agreed to settle charges with the SEC. The settlement comes a month after he was reportedly arrested on
Audio of Trump and Michael Cohen Talking About Karen McDougal Payment Has Leaked

Audio of Trump and Michael Cohen Talking About Karen McDougal Payment Has Leaked

CNN leaked a recording in which the two can be heard having a conversation about buying the rights to a story from former 'Playboy' model Karen McDougal, who says she previously had an affair with
Big Freedia Had to Contact Drake to Be in the 'In My Feelings' Video

Big Freedia Had to Contact Drake to Be in the 'In My Feelings' Video

"I decided to hit him up myself and was like, 'Why you didn't let me know you were in New Orleans?'" Big Freedia told TMZ. "And he was like, 'I just got here. Why don't you come through? We're
Sam Smith Said He Doesn't Like Michael Jackson's Music

Sam Smith Said He Doesn't Like Michael Jackson's Music

Sam Smith was recently caught on video saying that he is not a fan of Michael Jackson's music. The comment has led to a backlash on social media from fans of the late pop music legend.
Small Business Strong: How to Effectively Take a Stand on Social Media

Small Business Strong: How to Effectively Take a Stand on Social Media

Listen before speaking out, and prepare your people in advance for dealing with controversy.
Small Business Strong: How to Effectively Take a Stand on Social Media

Small Business Strong: How to Effectively Take a Stand on Social Media

Listen before speaking out, and prepare your people in advance for dealing with controversy.
Michael Jackson's Estate and Sony Music Cleared in Lawsuit Over 'Fake' Vocals on Posthumous Album

Michael Jackson's Estate and Sony Music Cleared in Lawsuit Over 'Fake' Vocals on Posthumous Album

Judges ruled on Tuesday that Sony and the estate did not know for sure whether Michael Jackson sang on the three songs in question, and the album’s promotional materials were not "strictly commercial
Kevin Gates Criticizes Colin Kaepernick for Kneeling: 'We Bow for No Man Under the Stars'

Kevin Gates Criticizes Colin Kaepernick for Kneeling: 'We Bow for No Man Under the Stars'

Chiming in on the controversy that is Kaepernick's kneeling protest during the national anthem, Kevin Gates says that he should have never took a knee.

A Spat Over Clothes at the U.S. Open Shows the Power of Women Supporting Each Other at Work

A brouhaha over a sports bra illustrates an important lesson for women, whatever their profession.

Here's the Data That Proves Nike's Colin Kaepernick Ad Is Seriously Smart Marketing

A host of recent surveys and reports proves Nike's controversial move makes total business sense.
Ja Rule Says Fyre Festival Attendees Should Leave Him Out of Lawsuit

Ja Rule Says Fyre Festival Attendees Should Leave Him Out of Lawsuit

The rapper argues that attendees signed a contract with Fyre, not him, and he says his personal promotion of the festival was limited to two social media posts.
Norm Macdonald Says He's 'Happy the #MeToo Movement Has Slowed Down'

Norm Macdonald Says He's 'Happy the #MeToo Movement Has Slowed Down'

Macdonald later apologized for comments he made during the interview, writing: "If my words sounded like I was minimizing the pain that their victims feel to this day, I am deeply sorry.”

Bob Woodward and Harper Lee Share More Than Just Big Book Sales Figures

They're both big hits with mysterious origins, racist characters and bad reviews.

Ed Sheeran says his Game of Thrones character should have been killed off

Game of Thrones fans: Ed Sheeran hears you loud and clear. In a new interview with Buzzfeed, the famed British singer-songwriter seemingly poked fun at the stir his random cameo caused when he