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Luke Perry's Daughter: Stop 'Shaming Me' for How I'm Grieving

Sophie, 18: 'I am going to laugh and smile and live my normal life'

(Newser) - It's been just over a week since Luke Perry died after a massive stroke, and even though his 18-year-old daughter, Sophie, put out a heartfelt message asking fans to bear with her as she navigated her dad's tragic death, some have been less than understanding, per People . In... More »

Ariana Grande Isn't Just Queen of the Charts

Singer becomes most followed woman on Instagram

(Newser) - There's a new Instagram queen, and Selena Gomez doesn't care. Ariana Grande has nabbed the crown of the most followed woman on the social media site. Mashable puts her tally at more than 146,355,000 followers, with Gomez behind by about 60,000. Grande has added more... More »

Here's What Famous Instagram Egg Was Really All About

Mental health, as it turns out

(Newser) - After a random picture of an egg smashed Kylie Jenner's Instagram record a month ago, people have wondered who or what is behind the account. On Sunday night, they found out. The "world_record_egg" account, which goes by just EGG GANG on Instagram, posted the first picture Jan. 4,... More »

Berlin Police Are Looking for Woman—in a 'Creepy' Way

Instagram story being called 'stalkerish'

(Newser) - Berlin Police are searching for a woman. No, she's not missing, she just caught the eye of one of the city's officers. "Please contact me," read an Instagram story posted to the police force's official account . "You were at the U-Bhf Halleschen Tor [metro... More »

Egg Smashes Kylie Jenner's Instagram Record

She fires back with cracking response

(Newser) - Kylie Jenner was the queen of Instagram—until somebody hatched a plan to dethrone her. The social media platform's most-liked post is now a photo of a plain brown egg , posted by the " world_record_egg " account Jan. 5 with the stated intent of setting a world record and... More »

HBO Warned Trump Not to Mess With Trademark. Here We Go Again

He won't stop making 'Game of Thrones' memes, and this time fans are snickering

(Newser) - We know President Obama is a Game of Thrones fan ; we're pretty sure President Trump isn't, or at least he hasn't seen the end of the seventh season yet. As part of what the Week calls Trump's "fixation" with memes from the hit HBO show,... More »

LeBron James Apologizes for Quoting Song Lyric

Referred to 'getting that Jewish money'

(Newser) - LeBron James likes to share music lyrics on Instagram, but a recent one has led to a public apology, reports USA Today . In an Instagram story, the Los Angeles Laker star quoted a lyric from the song "ASMR" by 21 Savage: "We been getting that Jewish money, Everything... More »

Russians 'Fluent in American Trolling Culture'

Reports say they went after Mueller following the election

(Newser) - After Robert Mueller was appointed to investigate alleged Russian election interference, the same Russian operatives that worked to divide the American people and help President Trump get elected made the special counsel a target, according to two reports prepared for the Senate Intelligence Committee. Researchers say the Russians used Facebook,... More »

The 'Kiss of Death' for Dolce & Gabbana in China

D&G products scrubbed from e-commerce sites after insulting comments against country

(Newser) - Dolce & Gabbana goods disappeared Thursday from Chinese e-commerce sites as the fallout grew over remarks insulting to China that were apparently made by two of its Instagram accounts. The company has blamed hackers. Searches for Dolce & Gabbana turned up no items on major online retailers such as Alibaba'... More »

Mommy Blogger Laments 6-Year-Old's Lack of Popularity Online

Katie Bower's post has critics pouncing

(Newser) - One of Katie Bower's five kids turned 6 on Saturday , and the mommy blogger is taking flak for bemoaning that he's never gotten as many "likes" as the rest of her kids. Bower, who runs the Bower Power blog, also has more than 53,000 followers on... More »

Facebook Finds Fresh Batch of 'Bad Actors'

The social media giant deletes accounts from Iranians

(Newser) - Been sharing politically charged memes online? You might have Iranians to thank. Facebook said Friday that Iranians posting politically charged messages on Facebook and Instagram have had their accounts deleted, USA Today reports. The social media giant axed more than 80 accounts that were posting about President Trump, immigration, race,... More »

Kanye Has a New Shock for Twitter Followers

The performer was under fire for "13 amendment" tweet

(Newser) - Looking for Kanye West's Twitter and Instagram accounts? Sorry, they no longer exist—again. In the wake of his pro-Trump speech on SNL and a tweet suggesting "we abolish the 13th amendment" (which outlawed slavery), West received sharp responses from the likes of Chris Evans and Lana Del... More »

Serena Sings Topless— But for a Cause

The tennis star aims to raise breast cancer awareness

(Newser) - Last month, Serena Williams was mad as hell . Now she's adding a sweet lilt to The Divinyls' classic "I Touch Myself" in a video she produced to increase breast cancer awareness, the Guardian reports. "Yes, this put me out of my comfort zone, but I wanted to... More »

Lindsay Lohan Gets 'Punched' in Odd Video

The actress accuses family of 'trafficking children'

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan has shocked the world before, but not like this. The 32-year-old actress posted an Instagram Live video (now deleted, but viewable here ) in which she approaches a homeless family asleep outside at night, says they're Syrian refugees, and turns belligerent when they don't accept her... More »

Urban Outfitters 'Jumps the Shark' With Halloween Costume

The social media 'influencer' outfit comes with leggings and a pseudo-sports bra and costs $59

(Newser) - Paying $59 for "a package of crap" is how the Verge describes the experience of buying Urban Outfitters' newest Halloween costume . The good news, though, if you pony up the cash for a pair of grayish leggings and "sports bra" (really a very short crop top with zero... More »

Instagram Co-Founders Abruptly Resign

They're ready for the 'next chapter'

(Newser) - The co-founders of Instagram are resigning their positions with the social media company without much in the way of warning. Chief Executive Kevin Systrom said in a statement late Monday that he and Mike Krieger, Instagram's chief technical officer, plan to leave the company in the next few weeks... More »

Ariana Grande: 'I'm So Sad I Don't Know What to Do'

The singer opens up about ex-boyfriend Mac Miller's death

(Newser) - Ariana Grande is expressing her feelings for the first time about the death of ex-boyfriend Mac Miller—in a note written directly to him, Time reports. "I adored you from the day I met you when I was nineteen and I always will," the 25-year-old singer writes along... More »

Ariana Grande Shuts It Down

The singer was blamed on Instagram for Mac Miller's death

(Newser) - Ariana Grande has had enough. Blamed by some Instagram followers for ex-boyfriend Mac Miller's death on Friday, the 25-year-old disabled comments on her social media feed, reports People . Commenters hurled lowballs like "You lowkey evil," "Damn u killed the homie," and "I HOPE YOURE... More »

Sam Smith Disses Michael Jackson, Does Not Go Over Well

26-year-old singer caught on video saying he wasn't a fan

(Newser) - Michael Jackson's fans wanna be startin' something with Sam Smith after an online post showed him dissing the King of Pop. People reports the British singer was recently kicking back on a boat with American Idol finalist Adam Lambert and other friends when Lambert started recording their conversation, at... More »

GOP Rep Resigns After Ex Says He Used Nude Pics to Catfish

Former girlfriend says Ill. state Rep. Nick Sauer posted 'sexually explicit' pics of her online

(Newser) - Illinois state Rep. Nick Sauer is out of a job after his ex-girlfriend accused him of posting her nude photos on a fake Instagram account, then impersonating her in "graphic" conversations when men corresponded with who they believed was Kate Kelly, Politico reports. "As a result of the... More »

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