Killings of transgender people in the US saw another high year

(CNN)For decades, every year she’s been active in the transgender community, Isa Noyola has attended a funeral for a friend. More than two dozen transgender people were killed last year, according to information gathered by CNN, the New York City Anti-Violence Project and the Human Rights Campaign, an LGBTQ civil rights advocacy group. It’s impossible to know an exact count. Federal statistics are limited.There’s also “serious under-reporting,” according to the Williams Institute, a public policy think tank focused on sexual orientation and gender identity issues. Another issue is that police, media and even family members will often misgender the victims, describing the person using the name and gender with which they did not identify. Of the 28victims CNN found, the …

African celebrities are sharing throwback pictures in the #10yearchallenge

Nigeria (CNN)Ever thought of what your favorite celebrity looked like a decade ago? You need not wonder thanks to the #10YearChallenge hashtag, which has taken social media by storm. Trevor Noah’s style South African comedian,Trevor Noah’s style hasn’t changed much. But his fans noticed a definite change in his pocket. As you can see, my style hasn't changed at all over the last decade. #10YearChallenge A post shared by Trevor Noah (@trevornoah) on Jan 14, 2019 at 9:27am PST The Glow Up Nigerian media personality and author, Toke Makinwa set social media ablaze with her transformation. Hers according to a fan is “definitely the best one yet.” The GLOW Up is the truth….. the journey thru the twists n turns …

Cheech And Chong Have A Plan To Light Up The Oscars, Man

Tommy Chong shared a clip of himself and Cheech Marin offering their services for the Feb. 24 broadcast:  Comic/actor Kevin Hart pulled out as the show’s host after old homophobic tweets resurfaced, and no one has been named to replace him yet.  without a host and simply use a number of celebrities to share the duties. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the stars of “The Avengers” may also So could Cheech and Chong step in and light up? The possibility burned up Twitter with plenty of pot puns: 

Andy Murray: The sporting great who became a champion feminist

(CNN)And so a golden career is nearing the end. Andy Murray’s body is giving up on him. Witty, honest, assiduous, decent — all are adjectives used in the last few hours to describe the father of two. READ: Roger Federer: My dream opponent would be…

‘Women need help for gambling addiction too’

Why women gamble Ms Field said she was contacted by the programme makers and told them her story of how she used online gambling as “escapism” after a stressful period when she was off work due to a grievance. According to Mark Marlow, the writer of Cleaning Up, Sheridan Smith’s character Sam “came alive” when he spoke to women about their gambling and how it affected family and friends. Barclays introduces ‘spending blocker’ Online gambling firms fined £14m “I looked into the differences between why women gamble as opposed to why men gamble and I discovered women do it more as an escape,” he said. Ms Field said she was pleased to see Smith, a Bafta Award-winning star, highlighting an …

Aspen: ‘A gem in the mountains, a crystal city in the Rockies’

(CNN)Private jets, $40 million mansions, and streets lined with boutique clothes stores — welcome to Aspen, a ski resort tucked away in the Rocky mountains that’s long been a playground for celebrities. The numerous celebrities past and present who fell in love with the resort — including Denver — are remembered by a shrine tucked away on one of the ski slopes. READ: Dramatic footage of daring helicopter rescue in French Alps Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, features and videos Daring helicopter rescue of injured skier in France Today, crowds continue to flock to Aspen for major skiing events. It is thought that 70 private jets arrive at the airport each day during weeks that the town hosts the skiing …

It takes seconds to suss out offensive tweets, but celebs just aren’t getting the message

(CNN)It only takes a few seconds to search for something on someone’s Twitter account. With the right terms and a little bit of intuition, one may even find something that threatens to take down an entire career. “It used to be that the overarching brand had more power than the individual and that is no longer true,” Harrington says. “The majority of these ‘called-on-the-carpet’ moments come from personalities that are trying to have a personal voice but are still at the mercy of the overarching brands, producers or channels for their income and popularity.” Why they get caught It’s also common wisdom that certain language is not going to play well with the general public. Whether or not someone is …

Greggs and the ‘sausage roll’ masterstroke

The campaign was, crucially, delivered with a sense of humour and made no attempt to preach a vegan message. Its Youtube advert parodied the tone of an iPhone commercial and garnered five million views. But the marketing went far beyond a single video. Image Copyright @GreggsOfficial @GreggsOfficial Report Report John Brown, founder of the communications agency Don’t Cry Wolf calls the campaign a “blueprint” for anyone in marketing, particularly the clever way that Greggs “stirred the pot”. “A lot of companies would be terrified of offending the vegan lobby so it takes a bit of guts to treat the whole thing as a bit of fun – for instance with the iPhone theme. A lot of vegans do own Apple …

Lady Gaga speaks out on R. Kelly and plans to remove song collaboration from iTunes

(CNN)Lady Gaga has apologized for working with R. Kelly and said she plans to remove their 2013 single from streaming services. “As a victim of sexual assault myself, I made both the song and the video at a dark time in my life, my intention was to create something extremely defiant and provocative because I was angry and still hadn’t processed the trauma that had occurred in my own life,” Lady Gaga said in a statement. “The song is called “Do What U Want (With My Body),” I think it’s clear how explicitly twisted my thinking was at the time.” She said she will not work with Kelly again. “I intend to remove this song off of iTunes and other …

Trump’s Televised Address Gets Deeply Unsettling ‘Sex Tape Audio’ Edit

Multiple people on Twitter appear to have had the same idea of stripping words from the televised footage to show only Trump’s breathing and sniffing. They inevitably prompted some amusing responses online: RELATED COVERAGE Snoop Dogg Issues Blistering Message To All 'Punk Motherf**ker' Trump Fans George Conway Trolls Trump's 'Mess' Address With Epic Retweeting Spree Celebrities Tear Into Trump Over 'Hitler-Ian' Border Security Address Twitter Users Explode Over Trump Administration's Mexico Border Terrorists Lie

Lindsay Lohans New Reality Show Is The Apprentice Meets Vanderpump Rules

Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club” is Winfrey isn’t part of “Beach Club,” which premiered Tuesday on MTV, but Lohan won’t let us forget how much Earth’s guardian angel changed her life. During the after-show for “Beach Club,” hosted by “Mean Girls” co-star Jonathan “Your Hair Looks Sexy Pushed Back” Bennett ― yes, there’s an after-show hosted by “Mean Girls” co-star Jonathan “Your Hair Looks Sexy Pushed Back” Bennett ― Lohan dropped the O-word more than once, crediting Oprah for tidying up her chaotic life and building a path toward entrepreneurship. (Your move, Marie Kondo.) Winfrey’s advice to “cut the bullshit,” or so “Beach House” would have us believe. She now owns a nightclub and two resorts in Greece, including the one in party-happy …

The remarkably amicable-sounding divorce of Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos

(CNN)In a post to Twitter earlier today, Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, announced that they’re getting divorced after 25 years of marriage and a period of trial separation. “We feel incredibly lucky to have found each other and deeply grateful for every one of the years we have been married to each other,” the statement read. “If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again.” It’s a remarkably civil and companionable-sounding take on what can be one of life’s most traumatic experiences. And yet all signs point to the idea that friendly divorce is on the rise — in theory, at least. A Google search for “amicable divorce” …

Ashley Graham’s secret to a lasting marriage is ‘just have sex all the time’

And while things may be hot and heavy for the pair these days, Graham and Ervin remained abstinent until they officially tied the knot in 2010. “Something that it did for us was build up our friendship, and it also built up our trust and communication,” explained Graham. “Of course we were sexually attracted to each other; we would make out heavily. All those things were there. I wasn’t worried about, ‘What’s sex gonna be like with him?’ It was more, ‘Do I trust him?’ ‘Is he someone I want to be with for the rest of my life?’” (Carin Backoff) “Having a lifestyle brand is a very big goal for me,” added Graham on what the future holds for …

Trump Gets Highly Inappropriate With Ivanka In ‘Family Guy’ Teaser

Voice actor Trump has a history of making inappropriate comments about his daughters. In 2006, he told ABC’s “The View” that “if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps, I would be dating her.” He also speculated on television in 1994 about the breasts of his then 1-year-old daughter, Tiffany Trump. find himself in a literal world of hurt” with Griffin (who becomes Trump’s press secretary) after crossing the line with his daughter. The show in October 2016 took aim at Trump over his disgusting comments during the now infamous 2005 bus ride with “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush with this parody: RELATED COVERAGE George Conway Trolls Trump's 'Mess' Address With Epic Retweeting Spree Celebrities Tear Into Trump Over 'Hitler-Ian' Border Security Address …

Lady Gaga facing pressure to condemn R. Kelly

(CNN)Lady Gaga once defended her 2013 collaboration with singer R. Kelly by pointing to the “bond” they shared over “very untrue things written about us.” Kelly was acquitted. During a press conference in Japan in 2013, Gaga explained their partnership on the song. “R. Kelly and I have sometimes very untrue things written about us, so in a way this was a bond between us,” she said. “That we were able to say, the public, they can have our bodies, but they cannot have our mind or our heart. It was a really natural collaboration.” The pair also performed a sexually provocative duet on “Saturday Night Live” at the time. Earlier this week, “The Karen Hunter Show” on SiriusXM aired …