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Wiz Khalifa Handcuffed for Using ‘Hoverboard’ at LAX

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Kevin Winter—Getty Images Wiz Khalifa at Regency Village in Westwood, Calif. on June 1, 2015.

The rapper was apparently slammed onto his stomach with at least three officers shouting, "Stop resisting!"

Rapper Wiz Khalifa was handcuffed on Saturday afternoon for refusing to get off of his “hoverboard” at Los Angeles International Airport.

Khalifa, whose real name is Cameron Jibril Thomaz, tweeted about the incident.

The first video show Khalifa surrounded by cops.

“This? I didn’t do nothing, anyway,” he says in the video showing a time stamp of 3:55 pm. “What you want to do? Put me in jail because I didn’t listen to what you say? We can have all the conversations you want to, you can end up on TMZ, destined to become as famous as you wanna be.”

A second video was posted on Instagram, showing what appears to be the direct aftermath of the above conversation.

In the shot, Khalifa is shown on the ground, with at least three officers ordering him to stop resisting as they handcuff him. Khalifa responds, “I’m not resisting, sir.” Khalifa later captioned the video on Instagram: “3 cops yell stop resisting. Only thing to do is let em know. I’m not resisting, I’m doin what I want.”

3 cops yell stop resisting. Only thing to do is let em know. I'm not resisting, I'm doin what I want.

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Khalifa went to Twitter regarding the incident, mentioning in multiple tweets that hoverboards were the way of the future.

The Los Angeles Police Department did not immediately return requests for comment.

 

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Watch Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers Lip Sync Their Hearts Out on Instagram

The couple cover Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, and 'The Princess Bride'

Looks like actress Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalyse) and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers are having too much fun. The two have discovered an app that helps make lip sync videos and they’re quickly amassing a library of clips that could form its own reality show.

After going through a sword-fighting phase, they’re now re-creating the Princess Bride (“I’m not a witch, I’m your wife!) and lip syncing to Mariah Carey’s “Hero” and Boyz II Men’s “End of the Road.” Watch for Rodgers’ heartfelt interpretation of the lyrics. It’ll bring a tear to your eye.

 

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‘The Fat Jew’ Says Joke Stealing Wasn’t Intentional

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Taylor Hill—FilmMagic/Getty Images The Fat Jew attends the 2015 CFDA Awards at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 1, 2015 in New York City.

"I'm working to add attribution to every one of my posts, and will continue to do so"

Social media icon ‘The Fat Jew’ has addressed accusations that he steals jokes, saying he did not mean to pass off other people’s work as his own.

The Instagram star, whose real name is Josh Ostrovsky, has been widely criticized over allegations that he posted dozens of jokes, memes, and messages on his Instagram account without citing their original sources.

In an interview with New York Magazine released Friday, Ostrovsky addressed the controversy, saying, “It was never my intention for anyone to think all [the jokes were] mine,” and promising to label all of his posts with correct attribution. Asked whether he thought he had ever stolen a joke, Ostrovsky responded, “not intentionally.”

If something was heard and written down, then that’s probably what happened. I didn’t realize that if you don’t have a source for something, then you couldn’t necessarily post it. I don’t think that was always clear. I’m very on the cutting edge of the Internet. I’m up on a lot of the newest sh-t first. So, if I didn’t realize all this about attribution and sources, there are probably other people who also don’t. I’d like to set the standard. If I’m the person who has been made to realize that, then everybody else can follow.

Some of the original sources of Ostrovsky’s jokes are struggling comedians who many complain are not being rewarded for their work even as Ostrovsky strikes lucrative deals with major brands. However, Ostrovsky says he himself is not a comedian, but rather a “commentator” and “curator” of comedic content.

In the interview, Ostrovsky promised to review his social media postings and add correct attribution.

“I’m gonna go back and attribute everything,” said Ostrovsky.

[Vulture]

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Martin Scorsese’s New Movie Will Help Destroy Guns

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Jordan Strauss—Invision/AP Martin Scorsese arrives at the Oscars on March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Scorsese-produced film will be the first participant in artist Carl McCrow's 'Gun Neutral' campaign

LONDON — British artist Carl McCrow is asking the world’s most successful filmmakers to make an unambiguous pledge: For every gun that appears in their movies, he wants to them to destroy a real one.

His first taker? “Tomorrow,” a film executive produced by Oscar-winner Martin Scorsese that will be released later this year and follows soldiers trying to reintegrate into society after returning from combat.

This call-to-disarm is part of McCrow’s “Gun Neutral” campaign, which launched Thursday night at his new exhibition in London’s Oxo Tower.

The concept is simple. McCrow is asking movie producers to donate money to his…

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MONEY

7 Stars Besides Lebron Who Will Pay for Your College Education

These celebs have fame, fortune, and financial aid (for you)

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) during warmups before an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, in Washington.
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Last week, Lebron James won praise for expanding his charitable efforts to campus. The Lebron James Family Foundation announced plans to pay for four years of tuition at the University of Akron for more than 2,000 students.

While the basketball star’s new program will be one of the widest reaching, he’s hardly the first celebrity to push the “school is cool” mantra—and to put his money where his mouth is.

Dozens of celebrities have created scholarships at their alma maters. Several, such as Alec Baldwin’s new one at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University or Aerosmith’s for Berklee College of Music students, are pegged to aspiring entertainers. Others, like Lebron’s, are focused on broadly increasing access for at-risk students.

Here are seven of the most generous celebrity scholarships, and what you’d have to do to have a shot at snagging one.

For advice on scholarships and other ways to pay to college, check out the MONEY College Planner.

  • Letterman Telecommunications Scholarship

    David Letterman hosts his final broadcast of the Late Show with David Letterman, Wednesday May 20, 2015 on the CBS Television Network.
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    One of the best-known celebrity scholarships, David Letterman’s has given money to students at his alma mater, Ball State University, every year since the mid-1980s. Grades aren’t considered, but creativity is, and telecommunications students are required to submit a project to apply. The winner receives $10,000, and there are also smaller checks for two runners-up. More information

  • i.am Scholarship

    Musician will.i.am performs at Goldie Hawn's inaugural "Love In For Kids" benefiting the Hawn Foundation's MindUp program transforming children's lives for greater success at Ron Burkle’s Green Acres Estate on November 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.
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    In 2009, musician will.i.am surprised four students on the Oprah show with money to send them to college. Since then, his i.am.angel foundation has spent more than $800,000 to pay for the tuition, books, and fees of 31 students. The foundation focuses on education and college accessibility for low-income families and underserved communities, like his old neighborhood of Boyle Heights in East Los Angeles. The college scholarship is based on financial need. More information

  • Rhythm Nation Scholarship

    Janet Jackson accepts the ultimate icon: music dance visual award at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 28, 2015, in Los Angeles.
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    Janet Jackson’s endowed scholarship with the UNCF gives out awards of up to $5,000 to students at one of the fund’s 37 member schools, all of which are historically black colleges or universities. Recipients have to demonstrate academic achievement or active involvement in their school or community. Bonus opportunity: Janet Jackson’s late brother, Michael Jackson, has a similar scholarship in his name through the UNCF. More information

  • Kevin Spacey Foundation Scholarship

    Kevin Spacey arrives at the 4th Annual Reel Stories, Real Lives Benefit held at Milk Studios on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Los Angeles.
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    The acclaimed actor says that people who’ve been successful in their fields have an obligation to “send the elevator back down” to help others reach the same heights. That’s why his awards are tied specifically to performing arts and film programs at two universities: Regent’s University London and Pace University in New York. Eligibility depends on the university and academic program, but in general, there are 13 scholarships available at Regent’s School of Drama, Film & Media that are worth £30,000 each over three years, and seven one-year scholarships at Pace covering $10,000 of tuition. More information

  • Turn 2 Foundation Scholarship

    Former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (2) before the game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Sep 28, 2014.
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    Derek Jeter’s foundation, which encourages young people to “turn 2” healthy choices instead of drugs and alcohol, includes at least five college fund programs. For one, the beloved Yankees star teams up with the foundation of another baseball great for the Jackie Robinson/Derek Jeter Scholarship, which provides money and mentors for minority students. Another one, the United Negro College Fund/Sharlee Jeter Scholarship gives $30,000 over four years to students attending historically black colleges or universities. Other Jeter scholarships are defined by geography for students in areas of New York, Michigan, and Florida, and primarily given based on leadership, academic excellence, and participation in extra-curricular activities and community service. More information

  • Shawn Carter Scholarship

    Jay-Z at the 2015 VANITY FAIR Oscar Party held at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills, CA, on February 22, 2015.
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    Taking its name from the real one of hip-hop mogul Jay-Z, the Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund gives a number of one-year scholarships. The amounts vary but are generally worth between $1,500 and $2,500. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and can attend any accredited two-year, four-year, or trade school. The foundation, co-founded by Jay-Z and his mom, says it considers many factors when choosing winners, including leadership, community service, and financial need. More information

  • Kirk Douglas Scholarship

    Actor Kirk Douglas arrives at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscars Viewing and After Party on Sunday, Feb. 24 2013 at the Sunset Plaza Hotel in West Hollywood, California.
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    Today’s college students may not all know who film legend Kirk Douglas is—his most famous titles are now more than half a century old—but students at St. Lawrence University can still benefit from his generosity. Douglas and his wife, Anne, have donated $7.5 million to his alma mater for a scholarship they started in 1999. The award, meant to promote diversity on campus, is for students from underrepresented and low-income backgrounds who excel in academics and leadership. It’s a comprehensive scholarship, meaning it covers all tuition, fees, and room and board for four years. More information

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Police Search Gene Simmons’ Home Even Though He’s Not a Suspect

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Paul A. Hebert—Invision/AP Gene Simmons performs during a benefit concert at Lucky Strike Live in Los Angeles on Aug. 16, 2015

Simmons and his family were "extremely cooperative"

(LOS ANGELES) — Los Angeles police say a task force investigating Internet crimes against children served a search warrant at the home of Kiss rocker Gene Simmons, but neither Simmons nor anyone in his family is suspected in the case.

Lt. John Jenal says the warrant was served Thursday at the Simmons home in Benedict Canyon near Beverly Hills.

Jenal says the detectives involved want to emphasize that Simmons and his family were “extremely cooperative” and none of them are suspected of a crime.

Police would give no further comment on the investigation.

Phone and email messages to Simmons’ publicist were not immediately returned.

The 65-year-old Simmons has been a central member of Kiss since the early 1970s. His family was the subject of a reality TV series that aired for several years.

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Sheriffs to Recommend Manslaughter Charges Against Caitlyn Jenner

Investigators found that Jenner was driving "unsafe for the prevailing road conditions"

(LOS ANGELES) — Sheriff’s investigators plan to recommend prosecutors file a vehicular manslaughter charge against Caitlyn Jenner for her role in a fatal car crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu last February.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida says investigators found that Jenner was driving “unsafe for the prevailing road conditions” because her SUV rear-ended a Lexus, pushing it into oncoming traffic.

The Lexus driver, 69-year-old Kim Howe, was killed when her car was struck head-on by a Hummer.

Nishida says the case will be presented for final review next week. The district attorney will determine what charges Jenner ultimately faces.

If convicted of such a charge, Jenner would face up to one year in county jail.

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Josh Duggar: ‘I Have Been the Biggest Hypocrite Ever’

Former 19 Kids and Counting star says he was "unfaithful" to his wife

Former reality TV star Josh Duggar acknowledged Thursday that he had an addiction to pornography and had been “unfaithful” to his wife, in a statement responding to recent reports about the family values activist’s behavior.

“I have been the biggest hypocrite ever,” Duggar, who was featured in the now-cancelled show 19 Kids and Counting, said in the statement posted on the Duggar family website.

“While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife,” Duggar added. His statement was later changed online to omit any mention of pornography.

This admission comes amid reports that Duggar, the former executive director for the conservative lobbying group Family Research Council, had a paid account on the adultery website Ashley Madison. And it comes just months after revelations that he molested underage girls when he was a teenager, including two of his younger sisters. Those revelations led to the eventual cancellation of the TLC reality show about the large family.

Duggar did not make any specific mention of reports that he had an Ashley Madison account in his statement, allegations that sprung from a massive hack of the website.

“I brought hurt and a reproach to my family, close friends and the fans of our show with my actions that happened when I was 14-15 years old, and now I have re-broken their trust,” he said.

Read the full statement from the Duggar family below.

Statement from Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar:

Please see the statement below from our son Josh regarding recent media stories about him. When we learned of this late last night our hearts were broken. As we continue to place our trust in God we ask for your prayers for Josh, Anna, our grandchildren and our entire family.

Statement from Josh Duggar:

I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife.

I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in Him.

I brought hurt and a reproach to my family, close friends and the fans of our show with my actions that happened when I was 14-15 years old, and now I have re-broken their trust.

The last few years, while publicly stating I was fighting against immorality in our country, I was hiding my own personal failings.

As I am learning the hard way, we have the freedom to choose to our actions, but we do not get to choose our consequences. I deeply regret all hurt I have caused so many by being such a bad example.

I humbly ask for your forgiveness. Please pray for my precious wife Anna and our family during this time.

Josh Duggar

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This Supercut of Awkward Celebrity Interviews Will Definitely Make You Squirm

Grab some popcorn

A compilation made by World Wide Interweb focuses on a particular type of celebrity moment the world can’t seem to resist: the awkward interview. This cringe-worthy four-minute-long clip features big names talking back to journalists, with insults like “I’m shutting your butt down” (Quentin Tarantino) to “Bye bye a**hole” (Mel Gibson).

There are some classics in the video, like the time actor Tom Cruise jumped up and down on Oprah’s couch after proclaiming his love for Katie Holmes (now his ex). Or actor Crispin Glover volunteering to arm wrestle on The Late Show With David Letterman.

 

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