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McKayla Maroney Has Words for Critics of Her Racy Video

'Get inspired by how i give 0 f---s'

(Newser) - McKayla Maroney is still not impressed . The Olympic gymnast posted an Instagram video Saturday showing her dancing in skimpy underwear, leading many to question whether her account was hacked—and, if not, criticizing her for posting the video. Her simple response, posted to Instagram later Saturday: "i didn't... More »

Serena Williams Drops a Note to Her Baby

Tennis star 'can't wait' to meet baby she's expecting with fiance Alexis Ohanian

(Newser) - It's been a busy few months for Serena Williams. First the tennis star announced in December she was marrying Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, then she won the Australian Open , and finally, the biggest news of all last week: She's pregnant . Now TMZ reports that Williams is opening up... More »

Shaq Steps Up for Family of Kid Who Killed Self on Instagram

He's paying for the funeral of 13-year-old Malachi Hemphill

(Newser) - The 13-year-old boy who accidentally killed himself on Instagram Live will be laid to rest on the dime of Shaquille O'Neal, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution . After hearing about the tragic death of Malachi Hemphill, who was attempting to load a gun when he shot himself in the head,... More »

Boy, 13, Accidentally Kills Self on Instagram Live

10 to 15 friends saw Malachi Hemphill fatally shoot himself

(Newser) - His mom says Malachi Hemphill was apparently only trying to put a clip in a gun she didn't even know he had. Instead, the 13-year-old accidentally shot himself in the head Monday as 10 to 15 friends watched on Instagram Live. Shaniqua Stephens tells WXIA that a witness to... More »

Tom Brady Reveals 'Suspects' in Stolen Jersey Case

They include ... Lady Gaga

(Newser) - Tom Brady has revealed his list of "suspects" in the case of his missing Super Bowl jersey , posting a "suspect board" on Instagram on Wednesday. The tongue-in-cheek group of shady characters includes halftime performer Lady Gaga, Gollum from Lord of the Rings, and the "guy who stole... More »

Burger King Instagram Post Getting Lots of Attention

But is it a breakup or an elaborate hoax?

(Newser) - Juggling two women can be so tricky. These days, one must divide and conquer on social media as well as in the physical world. UPI International reports that one man found this out the hard way, via Burger King's Instagram page, though a blogger at Munchies smells either a... More »

Male or Female Nipple? You Aren't Supposed to Know

Instagram account founders challenge social media rules on female nudity

(Newser) - Protest takes many forms, and for some 54,000 followers on Instagram, that form is the nipple. Only female nipples are banned on Instagram, and critics who see that as a double-standard have launched the Genderless Nipples account to encourage people to post close-ups of their own. "You can’... More »

Drake, J.Lo Picture Sets Internet Aflame

But is it just 'genius marketing'?

(Newser) - The internet is buzzing after Drake and Jennifer Lopez both posted the same photo on Instagram early Wednesday—a photo showing them cuddling. Neither actually captioned the photo, but many fans are assuming that it confirms existing rumors that the rapper and singer are dating. The rumors first circulated earlier... More »

Amy Schumer: Thanks, Trolls, I'm Actually the Perfect Barbie

And don't bother calling it fat-shaming since she's neither fat nor shamed

(Newser) - Amy Schumer has been hit with backlash since the announcement that she'll be playing Barbie in an upcoming movie about the iconic toy, and on Tuesday, she hit back at the haters on Instagram . Next to a picture of herself in a bathing suit, she wrote that it shouldn'... More »

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

Awkward

(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 »

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