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Justin Bieber has turned to Instagram to defend his veteran manager, Scooter Braun, after Taylor Swift posted a scathing indictment criticising him for "manipulative bullying".

Braun recently acquired Big Machine Records, which holds the rights to Swift's first six multi-platinum albums. In response, the singer wrote an emotional Tumblr message explaining that this is the worst possible outcome.

She also referenced an Instagram image by Bieber featuring Braun and Kanye West, captioned; "Taylor, what up." Swift took the image as a message of intimidation, with Braun's two artists mocking her.

The photo came after Kim Kardashian posted a recording of Taylor allegedly consenting to Kanye using her name for his music video and in the song Famous.


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The manager has been employed by Ariana Grande (but was fired and subsequently rehired later…), Kanye West, Justin Bieber and Demi Lovato.

Bieber began his own post of a years-old photo of the pair by apologising for the earlier image, writing

“Hey Taylor. First of all i would like to apologise for posting that hurtful Instagram post, at the time i thought it was funny but looking back it was distasteful and insensitive.

“I have to be honest though it was my caption and post that I screenshotted of scooter and Kanye that said ‘Taylor Swift what up’ he didn’t have anything to do with it and it wasn’t even a part of the conversation in all actuality he was the person who told me not to joke like that.”


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The Love Yourself singer continued;

“Scooter has had your back since the days you graciously let me open up for you! As the years have passed we haven’t crossed paths and gotten to communicate our differences, hurts or frustrations.

"So for you to take it to social media and get people to hate on Scooter isn’t fair. What were you trying to accomplish by posting that blog? Seems to me like it was to get sympathy. You also knew that in posting that your fans would go and bully Scooter."


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Bieber also claims that he tried to open direct lines of communication, after criticising Swift for 'defacing' Braun's character.

“Anyway, One thing I know is both scooter and I love you. I feel like the only way to resolve conflict is through communication. So banter back and forth online i don't believe solves anything,” he continued.

“I’m sure Scooter and I would love to talk to you and resolve any conflict, pain or or any feelings that need to be addressed. Neither scooter or I have anything negative to say about you we truly want the best for you," he added.

"I usually don’t rebuttal things like this but when you try and deface someone I love's character that's crossing a line."

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Braun’s wife, Yael Cohen Braun, also came to his defence online, writing to her Instagram followers; “I have never been one for the public airing of laundry, but when you attack my husband… here we go.”

Yael Braun disputes Taylor's depiction of the conflict, emphasising that Swift was given fair notice of the deal between Scooter's Ithaca Holdings and Big Machine records;

“Interesting that the man you’re so ‘grossed out’ by believed in you more than you believe in yourself,” she wrote. “And girl, who are you to talk about bullying? The world has watched you collect and drop friends like wilted flowers. MY husband is anything but a bully.”

Many have defended Braun online, with supporters like Demi Lovato and Bieber's attorney Aaron Rosenberg speaking out against Taylor.

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Demi Lovato wrote; 

“Y‘all can come after me all you want but I’m always gonna stay loyal to my team. I value loyalty more than most people in this world and if my name is gonna be brought into conversations I’m gonna stand up for myself and the ones on my team."

Taylor is clearly devastated that Scooter has acquired the rights to her first six albums and life's work after he seemingly abetted Kim Kardashian and Kanye West drama, saying;

"Essentially, my musical legacy is about to lie in the hands of someone who tried to dismantle it."

The drama is piping hot…Who do you believe; Team Scooter (Biebs, Kanye, Demi etc) or Team Taylor?

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Scarlett Johansson has faced more than her fair share of sexist tirades against her as the highest paid woman in Hollywood.

The Avengers actress has previously experienced unsolicited nudes of her leaking online, and is now speaking out against the onslaught of deepfake pornography featuring her face generated onto the bodies of porn stars.

'Deepfake' (a 'deep learning' and 'fake' portmaneau) is a form of artificial intelligence human image synthesis technique. It can combine and superimpose images and videos to create fake footage of a person which never actually happened.

This means that deepfake has led to an onslaught of pornography featuring famous celebrity fames generated onto porn star's bodies, and it's essentially unregulated according to the Washington Post.


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 A hacker was sent to prison for 12 years in 2012 following a leak of nude images of Johansson and other A-List celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence. 

When it comes to deepfakes, arrests can be irrepressibly difficult to make. AI-generated videos of the star's face on porn star's bodies have plagued the actress, and she has chosen to speak out;

"I think it’s a useless pursuit, legally, mostly because the internet is a vast wormhole of darkness that eats itself,” she tells the Washington Post.

She implies that the time has come for her to give up her relentless pursuit, due to the impossibility of the technology itself. Tracking down the culprits within and outside of the US is a tedious task.

“The internet is just another place where sex sells and vulnerable people are preyed upon,” she says, in a weary tone.

"Every country has their own legalese regarding the right to your own image, so while you may be able to take down sites in the U.S. that are using your face, the same rules might not apply in Germany," she comments, in exasperation.

"Even if you copyright pictures with your image that belong to you, the same copyright laws don’t apply overseas. I have sadly been down this road many, many times."

"The fact is that trying to protect yourself from the internet and its depravity is basically a lost cause, for the most part." Anyone is vulnerable to exploitative attacks such as these when it comes to the power of the web.

She suggests that the black hole of the internet is so depraved, "it's only a matter of time" before any individual will be targeted.


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A number of internet giants have taken steps to police fake AI pornography, and porn in general on their sites, such as Reddit and Tumblr.

However, PornHub had claimed to have taken down and "banned" deepfakes ten months ago, yet there are still videos uploaded of Scarlett Johansson today.

Seems fruitless, and disturbing.

We certainly hope steps will be taken to regulate technology such as this in the future, the dangers of deepfakes are countless; between hoaxes, fake terrorism videos, false threats and identity theft/impersonation for pornography, its a dark, deep web out there.


The rise of true crimes podcasts and series have grown over the last five years, being much more popular with women than men. 

In fact, stats indicate that despite fifty-six percent of podcast listeners being male, it's the ladies who contribute the most to True Crime listeners. 

A Twitter study of True Crime listeners showed that bar one podcast in the genre, women largely dominated the sector.

But it comes as no surprise as there's a whole section of Tumblr dedicated to it. 

That's why we can't WAIT for Netflix's new documentary on serial killer, Ted Bundy.

We will be treated to a four-part series investigating his life, 30 years after his execution for his crimes.

Netflix will be releasing "Conversation with A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes" in the US on January 24, 2019 – the dates for IE/UK have yet to be announced.

Taking to Twitter, the streaming giant promised that the new series would take us into "the mind of the infamous serial killer".  

The look into Ted's crimes and the media frenzy that followed his trial and sentencing was directed by Joe Berlinger.

The new Netflix release will include previously unheard audio interviews with Ted when he was on death row in Florida.

In the 1970s, the serial killer wrecked havoc in the US and although he finally admitted to killing 30 people, the number of victims unknown and is suspected to be higher.

We will definitely be watching this one. 


At this point we all know that Kylie Jenner is pretty much the queen of social media. We have even heard rumours of people joining Snapchat for no other reason than to keep up with the youngest Kardashian.

Which is hilarious because there is already an Instagram account dedicated to nothing else but the 18-year old’s Snapchat videos anyway.

You would think that considering Kylizzle herself posts several times a day on her own Instagram account that her 43.1million followers would be up to date with her every move.

You would be wrong. Somehow we managed to miss that time Kylie was conducting scientific experiments in her Calabasas mansion. 

Did you know she is also a fan of voodoo? Someone better let Tyga know, or are they a couple again

Kylie also enjoys crafting. She’s a huge pottery fan. 

The teenager is also quite the craftswoman.

Here she is putting in a new brick wall to increase the property value of her new mega-mansion: 

Surprising no one, Kylizzle revealed once that she is an expert level crossword fan. 

The @kyliejennerdoesstuff parody account is run by actor Ben Siemon. He is a member of the Upright Citizen’s Brigade in LA, a comedy group where he spends most of his time “playing sassy women characters.”

According to his Tumblr account he also enjoys badly Photoshopped images. We, however, are not complaining.  



We’ve all heard of superfans – the ones who go above and beyond to show the chosen celebrity in their lives that they really care.

A certain Ms Taylor Swift certainly has her fair share of them – as demonstrated by a recent, lovingly hand-made gift she was given at a concert.

“Someone knitted this sweater for me of a Polaroid of myself and gave it to my mom tonight at the show,” Swifty said on Instagram earlier this week.

“It has very quickly become my everything. Thank you, mysterious knitter.”

And while the artist behind the gorgeous geansaí was a secret in the immediate aftermath, Tay-Tay has now discovered her true identity.


Welcome Jadda, a 27-year-old fan from Colorado in the US who devoted close to a year (wowsers) to the creation.

A self-proclaimed “Taylor Swift enthusiast, first and foremost” (indeed) she started the project last year after the release of Shake It Off.

Writing on Tumblr, she said it required “1000’s of stitches,” and is actually the very first sweater she knitted in the “difficult” raglan style.

Jadda also describes spotting Ms Swift’s mother in the audience at the pop star’s September 6 Denver show – incidentally the second night in a row she caught the 1989 World Tour — and subsequently seizing her moment and passing on her gift.

After spotting Tay-Tay wearing the knitted number on Instagram (the snap went on to garner close to two million likes), the young woman said she went into a state of shock.

“Omg my hands are all clamy [sic]. What is this. I dont even know. I cant believe it either,” she wrote online.

“Like I debated if I would give her the sweater and tonight it just felt right. So happy Taylor loves it!! Ahhh,”

In fact, such was her excitement that Jadda said she didn’t sleep for 38 hours – something which may be ongoing now:  when Ms Swift found out who was behind the gift yesterday, she reached out directly on Tumblr to thank her “so so so much”.


In case you haven’t heard, rapper 50 Cent is no longer spending his time In Da Club as a result of his financial issues.

Not too long ago Fiddy (real name Curtis Jackson) filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The papers filed indicate that his money woes are largely due to “consumer debts”.

So, basically, he spent all his money on lots of luxe athletic gear and lost the run of himself somewhere along the way. Oops.

He was also ordered by the courts to pay a woman €4.5m because he released her sex tape without getting her permission first. In the tape Curtis sports a wig and plays a character called Pimpin’ Curly.

However, the people of the internet are not going to let Mr Jackson's recent issues keep him down for too long. Yes, a Tumblr account has been created which is dedicated to helping the hip hop star replenish his bank account.

Make 50 Cent Rich Again (genius title) is fitted with a Spotify widget and the premise is that for every time his song Piggy Bank is played, Spotify pay him.

Sounds like the perfect solution right? Well, it’s important to note that for each play Spotify pay Curtis $0.0011.

So, he may be waiting a while before he pays off his $50m bankruptcy.

We now understand a little better why Tay-Tay went off on such a massive mission to demand Apply Music pay their artists. Well, kind of. 



Ooooh, we wouldn’t like to get on the bad side of Tay-Tay, that’s for sure!

Taylor Swift has jumped to the rescue of one of her fans who was subjected to some very negative comments from a troll on Tumblr.

The ironic part? One of the user’s offensive statements claimed that Taylor probably doesn’t even use her own Tumblr account. I think we can say that the troll definitely got what was coming to them when Ms Swift herself shut them down.

“Why do you seem to think Taylor Swift loves you? She doesn’t love you,” the cruel post began. “You don’t know her. Would you stop posting like she knows you or is actually reading it already, because she’s not.

“It’s probably not even her using her tumblr. So, please stop.”

And just in case the user thought they hadn’t sufficiently insulted their victim, they threw in one final upsetting insult. “Also, everyone seem to think you’re pretty, don’t they? Well, I think you think you are with all your selfies. Your not.”

Luckily, the Bad Blood singer caught wind of the abuse her little Swifites were suffering and came to the rescue.

“Trying to figure out if I’m more offended by the senseless negativity or the fact that he/she/it used the wrong form of ‘you’re.’ I doubt we will get apologies for either crime,” the 25-year-old posted.

“We must now forget about this and keep groovin/using correct grammar.”

Somehow we think the Tumblr troll is feeling pretty ashamed right about now… Or at least they should be! 



Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has spoken out and condemned Apple’s new music streaming service.

The Shake it Off singer is widely recognised as not supporting streaming services, given that she pulled her music from Spotify in 2014.

The 25-year-old star has taken to Tumblr to voice her anger at Apple, who are now providing a three-month free subscription service to their customers.

Ms Swift’s dissatisfaction with the company comes, not because they are offering a free subscription, but because they do not intend to pay royalties to the artists during that three-month period.

Taylor explained her concerns saying, “This is not about me. Thankfully I am on my fifth album and can support myself, my band, crew, and entire management team by playing live shows.”

“This is about the new artist or band that has just released their first single and will not be paid for its success,” she continued. “This is about the young songwriter who just got his or her first cut and thought that the royalties from that would get them out of debt.”

Tay-Tay acknowledges that Apple is a company that she generally admires and enjoys working with but, states that she just cannot get behind their decision, and believes it is not “too late” for the tech-giants to reconsider.

“We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.”

Well said, Taylor! 



TayTay is well known for her kind and loving nature, she often reaches out and offers advice to Swifties in need and this is one of our favourite things about her.

The singer has done it again in a very moving Tumblr post to support a heartbroken girl on Mother's Day.

A fan called Kaileen wrote to Taylor telling her about her beloved mother, how "she's in heaven" and how hard it is at the moment because her mum was her best friend, Taylor then responded with an emotional piece about how losing her own mother is her worst fear and telling Kaileen that she is sending her a hug during this difficult time. 

This comes after the recent news that Taylor's own mother, Andrea, is battling cancer. Taylor expressed her sadness to her loyal followers on Tumblr last month by writing: "I’m saddened to tell you that my mom has been diagnosed with cancer.” 

This will no doubt be a big struggle for Taylor as she tries to focus on her 1989 world tour, without her mum being there for all of her shows. 

We adore how supportive Taylor is of all of her fans, we love that girl too much.

Our thoughts are with Kaileen and Taylor during these tough times. 



Beyoncé, arguably the world’s most loved woman has been accused of photoshopping her holiday snaps…again.

A photo shared to the star’s Tumblr account shows Beyoncé looking absolutely fabulous in a bikini but there is something not quite right.

Behind her thigh, a step can clearly be seen to be off to the others, pointing once again to Photoshop alteration.

We just can’t understand why she, or whoever is working for her, would feel the need to alter photos when she is so perfect just the way she is!

This is the third time Queen Bey has been accused of photoshopping her images – can it stop now please?!

Today is not a good day for Beyoncé as she has also been accused of lip-synching! 

A video has surfaces that clearly shows the singer stop singing with the track continuing on despite this…awkward. 

Ashlee Simpson we understand, Britney to a point too – but Beyoncé?! If there was ever someone who didn't need help in that department, it's her!


Taking a selfie is all the rage these days, but are you a selfie addict? If so, there is only one place for you… ‘Selfies Anonymous’.


We all make mistakes in the kitchen and many of our planned dishes never turn out exactly as planned. But one person decided to make fun of the many culinary disasters across the globe, with a Tumblr account called SomeoneAteThis. Here are just some of the most funny food photos that have appeared on the hilarious account:

More bread?



This user felt bread could slightly improve this scenario, we’re not so sure.

Fancy a Fry-up?

fry up

Probably not after seeing this, the user captioned their attempt of a morning fry-up: “Is this a still from an autopsy demonstration video on VHS or breakfast? We will never know.” Well at least they saw the funny side, not sure if they’ll be digging in though.

Cat Food


Definitely not the most appealing dish but it probably tasted delicious…



This is just gross, no way around it.



Not a real dish but not sure how else to describe this attempt at a dessert.

Ready Meals Gone Wrong


We’re not even sure what this is.



This actually looks like radioactive waste.



They might have over done it on the cheese.