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Justin Bieber Silences Fans.
Juice Factor: 8/10
The Canadian pop sensation abruptly left the stage during his concert in Manchester after his fans wouldn’t stop screaming. He tried to talk to his fans in between songs, but couldn’t get a word in edgewise, as the fans just continued to scream their lungs out. What did the Biebs do? He dropped the mic and ran off stage. What did his fickle fans do? They booed him. Really, the power these fans hold is unbelievable. They can make or break you. It is as though they were just screaming to scream. Biebs has finally felt the ugly side of being famous. Objectification at its best. So, we applaud him when he finally came back on stage and said these words: “I’m not going to talk the rest of the night. We’re just going to do the music. Obviously, Manchester just can’t handle it so let’s do the music.” Manchester, you can’t handle it. #GOALS.
Blind Item: Upscale Asian Restaurant Commits Dumpling Fraud
Juice Factor: 10/10
When you’re an eatery that specializes in dumplings, you’ve got one job and it’s to make those dumplings! But our inside source at a celebrity-chef owned restaurant is telling us that that’s exactly what the restaurant isn’t doing. Supposedly, said eatery ran low on the Asian comfort food and instead of making a fresh batch, kitchen staff ordered an employee to dash over to Chinatown and purchase hundreds of dollars worth of dumplings, only to be frozen and sold at the upscale restaurant for over five times the price. Now we can get down with authentic eats, what we can’t get down with is being fooled into paying celebrity-chef prices for menu items developed by someone other than said celebrity-chef. What’s even worse? Apparently, the kitchen staff has done this behind the celebrity chef’s back. Now that’s one way to piss off the top chef…
Blind Item: Writer Burning Bridges
Juice Factor: 8/10
One controversial Canadian writer is burning bridges with her publishers, fast and furious. The award-winning writer, who has been published in both print and online, in some of the most reputable publications, is starting to tarnish relationships with her publishers. Rumor has it, the young, fiery writer, has demanded extra money for her articles only to hand them in 2-3 weeks late. The kicker? When the articles are finally handed in, they are poorly written, riddled with mistakes, and “useless.” How many bridges does this young freelancer have to burn before ruining her entire career? Editors beware.
Donald Trump’s Walk of Fame Star gets ‘Picked’ Apart for a Good Cause
Juice Factor: 10/10
It’s no surprise that people have really grown to hate Donald Trump during his presidential campaign – what with his complete lack of knowledge and history of misogyny, sexism, racism, and harassment – and now Americans are taking their hate to the next level. Earlier this week, one assumed-Clinton supporter dressed as a construction worker and literally picked apart Donald Trump’s Walk of Fame Star with a pickaxe. Unfortunately for the vandal, Jamie Otis, he was caught on camera and cops quickly booked him for felony vandalism. As for the $30,000 brass emblem that he stole from Hollywood Blvd, well he stashed it with a family member. Apparently, he had every intention to auction it to raise money for the legal defense of Trump accusers. Now that’s what you call a modern day Robin Hood.
Blind Item: Dating App Off to Rocky Start
Juice Factor: 9/10
After emailing dozens of members of the press, PR agencies, and influencers, it would appear that a new dating app, set to launch in Canada, is already off to a bad start with the media. The app has outsourced marketing, some media have said they have been emailed by a different person every week. When the media do respond, the app dismisses them, using excuses like not enough budget or that the influencer isn’t in their target demographic. A week later? The same media will be emailed again, asking if they’ve heard of the app and if they’d like the opportunity to work with them. Did they get amnesia? Another PR agency in Toronto is claiming that they have been hired to do all the marketing for the dating app as well. Seems to us to be lots of cooks in the kitchen. We wouldn’t trust them to play matchmaker!
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