Pop star Ariana Grande reacted to allegations this week that she was exploiting the LGBT community by charging high ticket prices for her performance at Pride in Manchester, England, later this year. “manchester babes, i’m so thrilled to be headlining pride. my heart. i cant wait to see u and i love u so so much,” Ariana Grande said in a social media post.Another social media user claimed that Grande was exploiting LGBT people. “idk …. ariana headlining pride when she’s straight (as far as we’re all aware) …. and doubling the price of tickets …. kinda smells like exploitation of the lgbt community to me …..” the user said. The singer responded, saying in a note that she wanted to “celebrate and support” LGBTQ people, adding, “I do think there’s room for us to talk about these issues without equating a performance *for* an LGBTQ audience with exploitation of the LGBTQ community.” Grande has a … [Read more...] about Ariana Grande Fires Back After Fans Slam Her for ‘Exploitation of the LGBT Community’
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Machado, who met with the Yankees in December, signed a 10-year deal with the Padres this week by Katherine Acquavella Feb 22, 2019 at 6:01 pm ET • 1 min read The New York Yankees didn't win the Manny Machado sweepstakes, but general manager Brian Cashman seems to think that the team will be okay without the superstar free agent.Speaking to a group of reporters at spring training in Tampa, Florida, here's what Cashman said about Machado, who was officially introduced as a member of the Padres after a signing a massive 10-year, $300 million free-agent deal, via the New York Daily News."Regardless of who the next big free agent is and where they ultimately sign, the message from my perspective as general manager of this club for a long time is: we like our club ... We have a special group of people. We are one of the teams that has a legitimate shot to do something like being the last team standing and celebrating. Ultimately, we'll be judged on all … [Read more...] about Yankees GM Brian Cashman on missing out on Manny Machado: ‘You can’t have them all’
Paige Leskin, provided by Published 9:11 am PST, Thursday, February 7, 2019 happydancing/Shutterstock Instagram has updated its app so users are unable to see viewer lists on their Stories after 24 hours. Users have taken to Twitter to decry the update for no longer letting them see who is "stalking" them through Stories. Viewer lists are also now unavailable after 24 hours even on Highlights, the Stories that users can choose to permanently live on their profiles. People are furious with Instagram's latest update that hides the viewer lists for your Stories after 24 hours. People on Instagram started to take notice of the change after the app's latest update was made available Monday. Users have been taking to social media to express outrage that they can no longer "catch people Insta stalking," as one Twitter user put it. Paige Leskin/Business Insider Facebook-owned Instagram has for a while given users the ability to see what accounts have viewed their Stories, a … [Read more...] about The latest Instagram update hides your Stories’ viewer list after 24 hours, and people are furious they can’t see who’s stalking them anymore (FB)
Gerald Herbert/Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Negotiations between the Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans for Anthony Davis came to a screeching halt Tuesday, with Lakers President Earvin "Magic" Johnson walking away from talks with Thursday's trade deadline nearing. Per Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times, Johnson told the Pelicans "the Lakers had made their best offer, were not willing to add anything else and were done with negotiations." What were the Pelicans asking for? Everything—reportedly six to eight draft picks and every one of the Lakers' top young players. It's no wonder the Lakers (27-27) pulled back from the Davis sweepstakes. But where does Los Angeles go from here if talks don't restart with New Orleans over the next 24 hours? Let's start with the deal the Lakers have already made. Acquiring Reggie Bullock Nick Wass/Associated Press For starters, the Lakers will trade Svi Mykhailiuk and a second-round pick to the Detroit Pistons for veteran … [Read more...] about What If the Lakers Can’t Land Anthony Davis at the Trade Deadline?
Kristaps Porzingis demanded a trade, and the Knicks obliged by sending him to Dallas. At least that’s what New York’s GM Steve Mills said during his on-air interview with MSG’s Rebecca Haarlow during Sunday’s game against Memphis, just days after the deal with the Mavericks. But Porzingis posted on Instagram that there’s more to it than that, that the truth will eventually come to the light. What we know for sure is there was a rift between star player and his front office. Who’s right and who’s wrong? Let’s figure out what exactly was said first. The Knicks side The Kristaps Porzingis trade seemed abrupt. Mills and Knicks president Scott Perry met with Porzingis and his brother/manager Janis on the morning of Jan. 31. It leaked from New York that Porzingis was not interested in signing a contract extension in New York. He preferred to be traded, and if the Knicks didn’t do so, he would have signed the one-year qualifying offer … [Read more...] about Kristaps Porzingis and the Knicks can’t agree on why he was traded to Dallas