Mare McKeever, philly.com
What a better way to bring back Wendy’s pretzel buns than with Philly’s own Boyz II Men?
The campaign known as #PretzelLoveSongs is simply for those who enjoy Wendy’s Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger and Pretzel Pub Chicken.
In the #PretzelLoveSongs video series, the R&B group holds down the vocals while, get this, the lyrics come from social media.
Layla A. Jones, philly.com
Artist Saint Hoax is using an image of a battered Cinderella to help put an end to domestic violence.
“Happy Never After” is his awareness campaign that places famous Disney princess at the center of domestic abuse and poses the question, “When did he stop treating you like a princess.”
“Disney princesses,” Saint Hoax wrote in an email to the Huffington Post, “are perceived as ideal females.” By graphically using them to display abuse, he makes the point that no woman or girl is safe from the horrors of abuse.
Howard Gensler, Daily News
It’s the type of serious story whose creepy titillation factor seems to be the reason the Internet now exists.
A 17-year-old boy in Manassas, Va., received some sexy photos of his 15-year-old girlfriend and he sent her back a video of his aroused self. Now he’s been charged with two felonies (possession of child pornography and manufacturing child pornography) and the police want to take a photo of his erect penis as evidence to match against the video.
The Washington Post reports that if he can’t become erect with a bunch of cops standing around him, they may take him to a hospital so he can receive an erection injection.
Hundreds of tourists waited in line for the new Harry Potter ride at Universal Orlando and you’ll never believe what happened…
Howard Gensler, Daily News Tattle Columnist
Nothing. Absolutely nothing.
They waited. And waited. Then waited some more.
For a second day in a row, visitors waited up to five hours to get on the new Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts ride. The day before it was over seven hours.
Jul 03 (TheWrap.com) - Anthony Cumia, co-host of SiriusXM's “Opie and Anthony,” was taking photos in Times Square on Tuesday when he was allegedly assaulted by an African-American woman who didn't want her picture taken. He then went on a tirade on Twitter, writing a slew of offensive and racists posts about the incident.
According to Cumia, the woman was in the frame of one of his shots, and upon discovering this, immediately assaulted him, punching him in the face. He proceed to call her an “animal b*tch” and a “savage,” referring to her as “it,” and stating that “they aren't people.” He described the race situation in America as a “battle,” adding that “we are losing.”
“It's really open season on white people in this day and age,” he wrote. “No recourse. Fight back and you're a racist. The predators know this. Good luck”
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Mila Kunis, usually known for being laid back and occasionally off the cuff with the press, was not having it with The Star-Ledger reporter Stephen Whitty when they sat down for an interview about her new movie "Third Person," at least from his perspective.
Whitty apparently didn't have the best experience interviewing the actress and has now recounted in detail every horrifying moment of their encounter. The New Jersey journalist says it started out on the wrong foot when he asked Kunis how she was feeling. Not happy about what she presumed was a personal question about her pregnancy, Kunis fires back: "I don't talk about that for publication."
According to Whitty, it only goes downhill from there. "Every question I ask over the next 25 minutes seems to strike her as either dull, insulting or burdened by some sort of agenda," he writes.
Frozen‘s mega-hit “Let It Go” isn’t going anywhere. Just when you thought the Disney song might be melting away from pop culture like the winter thaw, another video goes viral and has us humming the catchy tune all over again.
This time, legendary band Pearl Jam put a grunge rock spin on the ballad at a concert in Milan. In the clip above, start at the 8:20 mark to listen to lead singer Eddie Vedder transition from the band’s hit song “Daughters” to “Let It Go,” giving Idina Menzel a run for her money with his belting.
Mare McKeever, philly.com
During Sunday’s interview portion of Miss USA, Miss Nevada, Nia Sanchez was asked about the issue of sexual assault on college campuses from celebrity judge Rumor Willis.
Sanchez, who was eventually crowned Miss USA, accentuated the importance of raising awareness to ensure women know how to protect themselves in dangerous situations.
"I believe that some colleges may potentially be afraid of having a bad reputation and that would be a reason it could be swept under the rug, because they don't want that to come out into the public," she said. "But I think more awareness is very important so women can learn how to protect themselves. Myself, as a fourth-degree black belt, I learned from a young age that you need to be confident and be able to defend yourself. And I think that's something that we should start to really implement for a lot of women."