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50 Cent's Son Has Biting Reply to Child Support Countdown


(Newser) - In what one might call an ill-advised move, 50 Cent posted a picture to Instagram showing a countdown to the day—Oct. 13, 2017—he no longer has to pay child support for his oldest son, Marquise Jackson. "Man real life is gonna start Sooner then you think. Sad... More »

Teen Kills Herself After Uploading 'Racist' Image

Phoebe Connop's Instagram photo spread further than she meant it to

(Newser) - A photo that started out as an Instagram joke meant to be shared among a few friends led a British teen to kill herself after more people saw it than she intended, the Telegraph reports. The problem with the pic taken by Phoebe Connop: She was afraid it would be... More »

Beauty Blogger: You Can Contour Your Entire Body

Chloe Morello is only kidding, but makes a point

(Newser) - Love the beauty craze known as contouring? Then check out Australian-based beauty blogger Chloe Morello's recent video , where she claims to have two makeup artists apply $5,000 of makeup to contour her entire body—a goal she calls "totally achievable" every day. She's kidding, of course,... More »

50 Cent Gives $100K to Charity After Teasing Autistic Teen

He posted a video on Instagram calling the 19-year-old 'high'

(Newser) - Curtis Jackson III needed to make amends for a "joke" he posted online, and he's just donated a huge chunk of money to an autism advocacy group, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Jackson—better known by his rapper name 50 Cent—landed in hot water when he posted a... More »

10-Year-Old Computer Whiz Hacks Instagram

He's the youngest-ever 'bug bounty' recipient

(Newser) - Next time the FBI needs somebody to break into an iPhone, there's a 10-year-old whiz kid in Finland who might be able to help them out. Jani, a schoolboy who started coding when he was 8, has been awarded $10,000 under Facebook's "bug bounty" scheme after... More »

Guy in Greenville Ruins It for All Amy Schumer Fans

Schumer put fan on blast on Instagram; he disputes account

(Newser) - Amy Schumer told her fans on Saturday, "I will not take picture[s] with people anymore," and though she's since softened her stance a bit, she wants fans to understand that consent matters. She says it all started when a man in Greenville, South Carolina, ran up to... More »

Olivia Munn Refutes 'Engagement'— With Her Mom

Posts 'text conversation with my Asian mom'

(Newser) - Rumors flew through the gossip media Tuesday that Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers got engaged, but Munn made it clear the rumors were not true in a rather clever way: She posted a text message exchange she had with her mom on the subject, the Los Angeles Times reports. "... More »

Ex-NFLer at Stadium With 'Starving' Sign Gets Signed

Joe Anderson's viral image worked

(Newser) - Joe Anderson was starving (for success) and hungry (for a job playing football), so he stood outside the Houston Texans' stadium with a cardboard sign for a few days six weeks ago, ESPN reports—and it worked. "Not homeless ... but STARVING for success," read the sign, which went... More »

Parents Now Naming Their Babies After Instagram Filters

And yet they laugh at our beautiful baby girl, Friendster

(Newser) - In news sure to provoke heavy sighing and eye-rolling from people who like to complain about kids today: Kids today are now being named after Instagram filters, Us Weekly reports. In fact, Today calls it "one of the hottest baby name trends of 2015." So who are these... More »

Why Sofia Vergara Posted Wedding Pics on Instagram

Ultimately, the payoff could be even better than a magazine spread

(Newser) - Newlyweds Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello might have cashed in by selling their wedding photos to a celebrity magazine, but instead they posted the pictures online, and the benefits could be priceless. Vergara shared 55 photos from her wedding weekend on Instagram , from the romantic, flower-filled setting to her first... More »

Guy Bitten by Tiger Shark, Posts Video of Wound

Hawaii spear fisherman gets out alive

(Newser) - A Hawaii spear fisherman who was bit in the leg by a tiger shark off the coast of the Big Island swam to shore and then filmed a video of his deep wound as he was being carried away on a gurney. "I just got attacked by a tiger... More »

How a Random Instagram Pic Led to James Blake's Arrest

Misidentified suspect says the whole thing seems like a Seinfeld episode

(Newser) - Fresh off mistakenly apprehending former tennis star James Blake, things got even worse for police this week when it was revealed the suspect photo they were circulating was actually an Instagram picture of a former banker currently designing sunglasses in Australia, the New York Post reports. The photo of Sean... More »

Katy Perry Totally Fails at Segway Riding

But her dad makes up for it

(Newser) - Katy Perry: good at singing, not so good at riding a Segway. Perry posted an Instagram video from Burning Man this weekend showing her (while clad in a puffy coat, tiny backpack, and vaguely creepy mask) attempting to spin on a Segway, only to watch it escape from her grasp... More »

Bankers Canned for 'Team-Building' ISIS Video

Which they reportedly made for a corporate exercise

(Newser) - If you're scratching your head trying to figure out how making a mock ISIS execution video is positive in any way, much less a valuable team-building exercise, you and HSBC management are on the same page. The bank has fired six UK employees for doing just that after they... More »

Charlie Sheen's Father's Day Fun: Twitter Rant

And Oliver Hudson wasn't having a happy day either

(Newser) - Just because we haven't heard from Charlie Sheen in a while doesn't mean all is well in his world. Yesterday, Sheen celebrated Father's Day by tweeting, apparently about ex-wife Denise Richards—mother of his two daughters—"D Richards is a heretic washed up piglet Shame pile.... More »

Red Sox Bench Player for Using Instagram

Pablo Sandoval couldn't wait until after the game

(Newser) - Instagram user diva_legacy must feel flattered: Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval liked her photos so much he couldn't wait until after Wednesday's game to click. He was benched yesterday for violating team and MLB rules by using his phone during the 5-2 loss to Atlanta, ESPN reports.... More »

Vogue Editor Walks Back Pic of Homeless Person Reading Mag

Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis pulls controversial Instagram pic

(Newser) - Today in the Bad Ideas Dept.: A Vogue editor in Paris for fashion week posted an Instagram picture of an apparently homeless person reading the iconic magazine, with the caption: "Paris is full of surprises ... and @voguemagazine readers even in unexpected corners!" Fashionista , which has a screenshot of... More »

3 Kids Nabbed for Instagram Child Porn

Account posted nude photos, personal information of minors

(Newser) - Three youths in Florida are charged with electronic transmission of child pornography over an Instagram account that shared sexually explicit photos of minors. Two boys, 12 and 15, and a girl, 13, are accused of creating the account, which encouraged its 500 followers to "expose" their peers. Victims' names... More »

Models' Pubic Hair Triggers Instagram Brouhaha

But site 'OK with man pubes,' photographer says

(Newser) - Is Instagram Pubic Enemy No. 1? The photo-sharing site has been heavily criticized for deleting the account of Australian styling agency and online magazine Sticks and Stones , apparently over the pubic hair visible in this photo , reports the Daily Dot . Agency co-founder Ainsley Hutchence describes the photo of two sisters... More »

Selena Gomez Bares Ankle in Mosque, Sparks Outrage

People angered at show of disrespect

(Newser) - Selena Gomez stirred up a controversy in Abu Dhabi by posting an Instagram shot of herself flashing her right ankle during a visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque there earlier this week. In addition to the ankle-baring photo, Gomez posted a photo to Instagram of herself and friends including... More »

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