Ryan Seacrest responds to sexual harassment allegations as E! opens investigation


Ryan Seacrest is denying allegations of sexual harassment from a stylist who worked with the host during his time at E! News.

Mashable has confirmed that E! has opened an investigation into Seacrest, following claims from an unnamed former E! News wardrobe stylist alleging that Seacrest “behaved inappropriately” toward her a decade ago.

While the stylist has not yet come forward publicly, meaning that details regarding the complaint are still unknown, Seacrest released a statement preemptively addressing the accusations.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “The alleged victim is said to have, through her representation, made a substantial financial ask in exchange for her silence, which, a source tells The Hollywood Reporter, Seacrest declined via his lawyers.” Read more…

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Serena Williams shares intimate moment from her wedding day


Tennis star Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian tied the knot at a private wedding ceremony at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans on Thursday.

The intimate and star-studded event was apparently Beauty and the Beast themed, with major names like Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kim Kardashian West, and Anna Wintour in attendance. 

Williams shared a personal moment to her Instagram account on Friday, which shows her sitting alone in her wedding dress. Look again, folks, that is not a white couch, that’s her dress.

SEE ALSO: Serena Williams wrote a wonderful letter to her mother about newborn Alexis, body image, and more Read more…

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Lena Dunham defends ‘Girls’ writer accused of rape


“Girls” creator Lena Dunham and her co-producer and writer Jenni Konner have defended a writer from the HBO show who was accused of raping a 17-year-old actress. He was 35 at the time of the alleged assault. 

The allegations against writer Murray Miller, now 40, were reported Friday by The Wrap. Actress Aurora Perrineau, currently 23, filed a police report earlier this year claiming he raped her in 2012 after a drunken night out. Dunham and Konner sent a statement late Friday to The Hollywood Reporter, essentially calling Perrineau a liar. 

“While our first instinct is to listen to every woman’s story, our insider knowledge of Murray’s situation makes us confident that sadly this accusation is one of the 3 percent of assault cases that are misreported every year,” they wrote. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, the rate of false reporting for sexual assault ranges from 2 percent to 8 percent. Read more…

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These $99 true wireless earbuds are cheaper and sound better than AirPods


There are three reasons why Apple’s AirPods are considered the best true wireless earbuds you can buy: They’re small, pair really easily to iOS devices, and only cost $159.

Everyone from Samsung to Jaybird to Bose have their own alternatives, but they cost even more. $159 for AirPods is a great price, but Crazy Baby, the company behind that crazy Mars levitating Bluetooth speaker, thinks it can offer even better sound for an even lower $99.

SEE ALSO: Google Pixel Buds review: They’re great… if you own a Pixel phone

You may not have heard about Crazy Baby, but they’ve actually got some experience building true wireless earbuds. Read more…

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Ron Paul is now selling your grandparents Bitcoin on Fox News


Because nothing says legitimacy like a 30-second informercial, everyone’s favorite racist grandpa has taken to Fox News to push the latest retirement-savings proposal to 68-year-olds across this great nation. And just what is it that Ron Paul is pushing, exactly? Why that would be Bitcoin.

That’s right, the former congressman is shilling for Bitcoin on Fox News. But not just any old cryptocurrency will do for the man terrified of the Federal Reserve. Nope, Paul wants you to put your hard-earned bucks into a “Bitcoin IRA.”

SEE ALSO: This $4 billion Bitcoin laundering scheme reads like a gripping detective story Read more…

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Skin to skin: Shaq gets nailed with a raw turkey


Out of all the celebrities, Shaq may be the most willing to put himself into ridiculous situations for sweet, sweet content.

The very tall and bald former basketball superstar  took a hit on “NBA on TNT” on Thursday, and by hit we mean someone threw a raw turkey at his head.

SEE ALSO: Shaq tripped, fell, lost a shoe and broke part of a TV set

Put that on a DVD, Underdog! 😂😂😂#InsidetheNBA pic.twitter.com/Kc8EYdoyiA

— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) November 17, 2017

Either giblets or stuffing flew out of the bird when contact was made, though we would like to use this opportunity to remind everyone to never stuff their turkey with stuffing. That’s just gross. Read more…

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The 5 biggest questions we still have about the Tesla Semi


Tesla finally unveiled its heavy-duty, all-electric Semi truck, and we’re impressed.

The big rig is the sum of all of the automaker’s work in one massive package, featuring design cues from its other vehicles and even borrowing their parts, like the Model 3 motors that power each of its “super single” wheels. Musk claims the Semi will also offer truckers BAMF acceleration and performance specs, up to 500 miles of range per charge, and a cheaper cost to operate than standard diesel trucks.   

The Semi certainly looks the part of the next big thing for the trucking industry — but there’s still so much about it that we don’t know. Elon Musk only showed off certain aspects of the truck during his presentation, leaving some very important features to be shared at a later date, when Tesla is ready to start churning out the rigs for clients.  Read more…

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If you’re single, get a dog — it could make you live longer


A huge study out of Sweden provides some major fodder for your “pro” column about getting a dog. 

Researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden found that dog owners have better cardiovascular health compared to those without pooches — and live longer.

SEE ALSO: This fancy pop-up sushi bar for dogs proves we’re now subservient to our pets

The research published Friday in the Scientific Reports journal looked at benefits of dog ownership and found the friendly pets may help reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, other health problems, and  even death. 

Even more telling was the reduced death risk for those living alone. Single? Get a dog to stave off death. Read more…

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These cars are the Tesla Roadster’s competition for the ultimate speed record


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‘Take A Knee, My Ass (I Won’t Take A Knee)’ is a terrible new country song


A country singer whose name no one needs to know has released a song about the NFL #TakeAKnee protests. It’s called “Take A Knee, My Ass (I Won’t Take a Knee).” 

SEE ALSO: #TakeAKnee protests are about police violence, not the military or the Constitution

New country music song titled “Take a Knee, My Ass (I Won’t Take a Knee)” takes aim at those who kneel during the National Anthemhttps://t.co/iMdT3L5fxx pic.twitter.com/LfiYjFyKUW

— NBC4 Columbus (@nbc4i) November 17, 2017

The singer expresses how he just can’t understand why anyone would have any problems with the Land of the Free, and choose to protest police brutality and racial inequality and injustice with an attention-grabbing, conversation-changing public statement.  Read more…

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