Caitlyn Jenner tweets picture of herself arm-in-arm with 5 other women

Call them Caitlyn's support. Caitlyn Jenner tweeted out her first picture of herself Saturday since her Vanity Fair cover story revealed her new appearance and name last week. The former Bruce Jenner, an Olympic champion, is seen locked arm in arm with five other women in a picture taken in front of a pool overlooking mountains. "Learn from those who have walked the path before you. #TransIsBeautiful #LivingOurTruth #JustTheBeginning" she wrote in the tweet. It's unclear where the picture was taken or if the other women were also transgender. But Jenner has many people supporting her since the Vanity Fair cover got so much attention in the past week. Jenner, a former cast member of "Keeping up with the Kardashians," will star in a new E! network series titled "I am Cait" that will debut this summer. The 66-year-old has also moved into a new $3.5 million mansion in the hills of Malibu that will serve as the home base for the show, which will focus on her transformation. ON A MOBILE DEVICE? WATCH THE VIDEO HERE. Continue Reading

Kanye West reveals new album title ‘So Help Me God,’ tweets possible cover art

So help me god, Kanye West has set the Internet ablaze again. The rapper immediately became a trending topic on the social media site Sunday after revealing the name of his upcoming seventh album, “So Help Me God,” and sharing what many believe to be the project’s cover art. Yeezus made the major announcement to his 11.5 million followers after previously indicating that the album, which is “80% done,” will be released as a surprise without any promotions. “My last album was a protest in music,” West said on Feb. 20 during a radio interview with New York City’s Power 105.1 FM Breakfast Club. “I was like, ‘I’m gonna take my ball and go home. If ya’ll aint going (to) let me play where I wanna play and do clothes and do this … the album (‘Yeezus’) don’t really got no music I just let ya’ll have a little music on it … ‘Bound,’ but that was it.” For the new album, Kim Kardashian’s husband took a different approach by filling it with “bars, songs,” and “cookout music that feels good.” “This album is about embracing the music and embracing joy and being of joy and being of service to the people,” he said on the morning radio show. “I just hope people like it and enjoy it.” Thus far, West has released three songs from the upcoming project — “Only One,” “FourFiveSeconds,” and “All Day” — by either performing it live as he did with the Rihanna and Paul McCartney collaboration, or in the form of an official release. The 37-year-old rapper appears to already be living the positive, feel good way he describes his next album by tweeting apologies to artists he’s recently offended like Beck and Bruno Mars. “I also want to publicly apologize to Bruno Mars,” he Continue Reading

Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling fires back after trolls’ violent, sexual tweets about teen daughter

And they’re out. Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling isn’t just a World Series MVP — he’s also one fierce dad. As many as nine Twitter users paid the price for their posts after Schilling’s proud tweet congratulating daughter Gabby on her acceptance to the Rhode Island college Salve Regina devolved into sexually explicit online comments directed at the teen. “As a father, besides providing for my family, what other job do I have? Loving my kids and protecting my family,” Schilling told the Daily News Monday night. He said he is aware of nine trolls who lost their jobs or got kicked off athletic teams — “and we’re not done.” The unrelenting father, who wrote an angry response on his personal blog (38 pitches) after the social media maelstrom, told The News, “Lost in all of this is, my daughter is 17. She’s a minor. And these guys are all adults. I’m pursuing legal recourse on a couple of them because they broke the law. What they did can have them labeled as a sex offender for the rest of their lives.” One Twitter user, identified by Schilling as recent Montclair (N.J.) State University graduate Sean MacDonald, was fired by the Yankees as a part-time ticket seller Monday, after the team learned of his offensive posts. “There is no place for anything like this and the Yankees have zero tolerance for anything of this nature,” Jason Zillo, the Yankees’ executive director of communications, told the Daily News Monday, referring to MacDonald’s firing. “He is no longer with us.” Schilling noted on his blog that MacDonald was a member of the Theta Xi fraternity while at Montclair State. The frat was quick to distance itself from his crude remarks. "We are aware of the inappropriate and offensive tweets that were posted by an alumnus of Theta Continue Reading

‘Deadpool’ star Ryan Reynolds tweets bloody photo to celebrate halfway point on ‘X-Men’ spinoff

Ryan Reynolds may clean up nicely, but he also looks good with a face full of sweat and caked-on fake blood. The actor posted a photo over the weekend of himself in full bloodied glory to commemorate having reached the midway point of filming on "Deadpool." "Officially halfway through production on #deadpool and I feel fine," he tweeted. "The other guys? notsomuch." Who is that masked man? Reynolds is (sort of) reprising a character he played in 2009’s "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." The "X-Men" spinoff has been a painful shoot for Reynolds, who was hit by a car allegedly driven by a paparazzo inside a downtown Vancouver hotel garage on April 12. But Reynolds has had a long hero's journey just to get to this stage. The Canadian actor had been expected to reprise his role from the 2009 flick, "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" — only to have the project lose steam because of the poor box office returns on "Green Lantern" two years later. "Deadpool," though, rebounded from development hell when leaked test footage, put together several years earlier, hit the Internet last summer. The viral reaction convinced Fox to green-light the movie again and recruit Reynolds to play the sword-wielding, wise-cracking, fast-healing assassin. Directed by Tim Miller and co-starring Morena Baccarin, "Deadpool" hits theaters on Feb. 12, 2016. Continue Reading

Jared Leto reveals platinum blond hair at Paris Fashion Week, tweets ‘#RIPManBun’

Jared Leto has undergone another drastic hair makeover. Just a few days after revealing he cut off his signature long locks, the Oscar winner arrived Thursday at Balmain’s Paris Fashion Week show with platinum blond hair. Since Leto cut his hair to play The Joker in the upcoming film “Suicide Squad,” some fans have speculated that he bleached his hair as the first step to dying his hair green to play the iconic villain. Even with the major change, the actor seems to miss his long hair, tweeting a throwback photo of himself on Thursday along with the caption, “#RIPManBun.” Leto isn’t the first star to debut bleached hair at Paris Fashion Week: Kim Kardashian also shocked fans when she showed off her platinum locks while in the City of Lights. Continue Reading

Twitter updates harassment policy, tests new feature to automatically identify abusive tweets

Twitter has once again updated its policy to help combat abusive tweets and improve how it handles online harassment. On Tuesday the social network announced that it's making two policy changes. The first change relates to prohibited content and the other one is on policy violations. The violent threats policy was updated from only prohibiting "direct, specific threats of violence against others" to also prohibiting "threats of violence against other or promoting violence against others." "Our previous policy was unduly narrow and limited our ability to act on certain kinds of threatening behavior," Shreyas Doshi, director of product management, said in the company's blog. "The updated language better describes the range of prohibited content and our intention to act when users step over the line into abuse." Twitter will also update the enforcement of its violation policy, which currently only asks abusive users to delete their content. The new additional enforcement will give Twitter's support team the ability to lock abusive accounts for specific periods of time. "This option gives us leverage in a variety of contexts, particularly where multiple users begin harassing a particular person or group of people," Doshi said. Along with the policy updates, Twitter will also introduce a new feature that automatically identifies suspected abusive tweets and limits their reach. The new feature will take into account a wide range of signals and context that frequently correlate with abuse to limit the potential harm of the content. "And as the ultimate goal is to ensure that Twitter is a safe place for the widest possible range of perspectives, we will continue to evaluate and update our approach in this critical arena," Doshi said. In the past few months Twitter has been trying to suck less at "dealing with abuse" by rolling out new services and updating policies including a new quality filter for verified users, revamping its blocking tools, banning revenge porn and Continue Reading

Drake Bell tweets, then deletes post about Caitlyn Jenner’s transgender transformation: ‘Sorry…still calling you Bruce’

Amid the chorus of support for Caitlyn Jenner’s coming out party as a transgender woman, leave it to Drake Bell to sound a discordantnote. The 27-year-old former star of Nickelodeon’s “Drake & Josh” ignited outrage on social media for tweeting, “Sorry...still calling you Bruce.” The tweet, which was deleted minutes later, proved an affront to transgender activists who believe strongly that one’s gender identity is an individual choice. MORE: THE FORMER BRUCE JENNER MAKES PUBLIC DEBUT AS CAITLYN Caitlyn Jenner, of course, was formerly known as Bruce Jenner, an Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete and reality TV star on on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” “Why is drake bell so problematic omg,” tweeted @RickPDillon. “josh was the funny one in drake & josh anyways oops.” MORE: THE SECRET OF CAITLYN JENNER'S ROCKING RED DONNA KARAN DRESS AND HER SULTRY BLUE ZAC POSEN GOWN Bell, who also voices Spider-Man in several Marvel superhero cartoons, has gotten into trouble on social media before. In 2014, he got into a Twitter feud with Justin Bieber. After deleting his original tweet Monday afternoon, Bell seemed to have a change of heart. “That’s bravery!” he tweeted about Caitlyn Jenner’s transformation...and then got increasingly defensive: Continue Reading

Donald Trump deletes a Hil of a tweet about Clinton; Alice Cooper and John Varvatos rev up Detroit style

After Donald Trump’s account retweeted @mplefty67’s comment, “If Hillary Clinton can’t satisfy her husband what makes her think she can satisfy America?” a rep said Trump was not at fault: “It was retweeted by one of 10 staff members” who handle Trump’s social media. “As soon as Mr. Trump saw the tweet, he deleted it,” said the rep. ALICE COOPER REVS UP DETROIT STYLE A couple of Detroit’s favorite sons enjoyed a rock ’n’ roll homecoming for the ages on Thursday. “School’s Out” singer Alice Cooper performed at the opening of John Varvatos’ store in Motor City for a crowd including Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander and St. Joseph, Mich., native Kate Upton. This isn’t the first time Cooper and Varvatos have teamed up. In 2009, Cooper played Varvatos’ Bowery store in the former CBGB space. McHALE, DE NIRO MAY WORK CLOSELY Joel McHale made an indecent proposal to Robert De Niro Thursday night. Hosting the IWC Schaffhausen “For the Love of Cinema” Tribeca Film Festival gala, the “Community” star said the “Raging Bull” actor mysteriously continues to invite him to events, even though he always makes fun of him at them. “Here we are together, once more, engaged in this emotionally charged dance: I insult you, you pretend to laugh, you invited me to another event,” said McHale. “When are the two of us just going to get it over and f—?” LATEST WOMEN OF THE YEAR Talk about being fashionably late! Models Julie Henderson and Arizona Muse joined Bergdorf Goodman style guru Linda Fargo at the “New Year’s in April: A Fool’s Fête” spring dance at the Mandarin Oriental. The Saks Fifth Avenue-sponsored party honored Oscar de la Renta and raised Continue Reading

J.K. Rowling blasts Westboro Baptist church in one tweet over Ireland marriage vote

J.K. Rowling just burned Westboro Baptist Church via Twitter and she didn't even have to use a redactor curse. The "Harry Potter" author recently took to social media to celebrate the news that Ireland became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage just last week. "Sitting here watching the Irish make history," she wrote. With all the excitement from fans, the author shared a meme stating that Dumbledore and Gandalf from "Lord of the Rings" should tie the knot in Ireland. It wasn't long before hate speech began and Westboro Baptist Church, a group known for picketing people from the gay community and solder's funerals, shared its opinions on the matter. "So @jk_rowling wants Dumbledore & Gandalf to marry in Ireland; if it happens, WBC will picket," the religious group wrote on a college that included images of a child holding a "God H8S F** marriage" poster and an image that read "God Hates Ireland." Rowling responded to the hate group's strong-worded comments against the fictional characters with one simple tweet. "@WBCsigns Alas, the sheer awesomeness of such a union in such a place would blow your tiny bigoted minds out of your thick sloping skulls," she wrote. Someone get Westboro Baptist Church some burn-healing paste stat. Continue Reading

Kanye West tweets support for Tidal after removing all Twitter references to Jay Z’s music service

The Tidal has turned. Kanye West is once again promoting his pal Jay Z’s new music service Tidal, after making headlines for scrubbing his Twitter account of all references to it. “The love of music is louder than words,” he tweeted Wednesday night. It was a change of tune for Yeezus, considering that he initially deleted all references to Tidal, including removing the service’s logo as his Twitter avatar. West was one of the many music superstars, along with Beyoncé, Rihanna, Madonna and Nicki Minaj, who attended Tidal’s star-studded launch last month, which is why it didn’t go unnoticed when he removed his original tweets promoting the service. It was unclear why the rapper deleted the messages, but the removal did coincide with news of Tidal's middling launch; it dropped out of iTunes’s Top 700 most-downloaded apps chart this week. Perhaps West’s change of heart has to do with reports that Jay Z and Beyoncé plan to release a joint album exclusively on Tidal, a move that could bolster the flailing company. Continue Reading