A recent video from YouTube star Logan Paul ignited a torrent of criticism. The video, in which the 22-year-old vlogger encounters the body of a suicide victim, was posted on New Year’s Eve. It was shot at Japan’s Aokigahara forest, a well-known suicide destination. Paul ultimately deleted the video from his channel, but not before it garnered over a million views. The digital star has since issued two apologies (one in writing, one via video) claiming that he was merely trying to “raise awareness” for suicide prevention. Nonetheless, criticism of Paul – some of it from celebrities like Aaron Paul and Sophie Turner – has been fierce. YouTube, too, has been forced to contend with accusations that it’s done too little to punish bad actors and remove objectionable content. “YouTube prohibits violent and gory content posted in a shocking, sensational or disrespectful manner,” the company clarified in a Tuesday statement.
HBO renewed The Deuce for a third season – which will be its last. The drama about the 1970s porn scene was critically acclaimed, but modestly rated.
Hulu gave a direct-to-series order to a Veronica Mars revival starring Kristen Bell, who will reprise her role as the title character. The series is set to debut in 2019. As part of the deal, the streamer struck and agreement with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution for SVOD rights to all past episodes of the […]
NASCAR named Steve Phelps as President, effective October 1 with Brent Dewar opting to step down although he will remain with the company through the end of the 2018 racing season, transitioning to a senior consulting and advisory role in 2019. Phelps will report to Jim France, NASCAR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and take […]
The Portland Trail Blazers landed with Performance Health that will see the team’s first jersey sponsor. A logo for Biofreeze will appear as a patch on team uniforms, marking the the 24th NBA team to add a sponsorship patch to their uniforms. In addition The Athletics reports that the company also agreed to an endorsement […]
American Idol champ and The Voice coach Kelly Clarkson is ready to talk -The Kelly Clarkson Show has been sold by NBCUniversal Domestic TV to the NBC Owned Television Station group for a fall 2019 debut. One hour talker starring Clarkson will air as the lead-in to Ellen (replacing Steve) on NBC-owned stations in New […]