Margot Robbie was also hella creeped out by that Vanity Fair interview

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Jewel in Australia's famous export crown Margot Robbie has finally commented on that creepy/horny piece written about her in the latest issue of Vanity Fair .  The actress appeared on The Project last night and didn't hold back on calling the interview and subsequent piece "really weird." Which it really was . As she puts it, “I remember thinking, ‘That was a really odd interview, I don’t know how that’s going to come out.'" SEE ALSO: 5 of the weirdest things written about Australia in Vanity Fair's Margot Robbie profile Need a reminder? Here's the opening paragraph: "America is so far gone, we have to go to Australia to find a girl next door ... She is 26 and beautiful, not in that otherworldly, catwalk way but in a minor knock-around key, a blue mood, a slow dance. She is blonde but dark at the roots. She is tall but only with the help of certain shoes. She can be sexy and composed even while naked but only in character."  Read more.. Read more »

Former Trump supporter Mark Cuban now says the candidate can ‘wash his balls’

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Mark Cuban has a lot to say about Donald Trump — and he'd like to say it publicly on national TV. During Stephen Colbert's Late Show last night, the billionaire, who once described Trump as the " best thing for America ," rapidly changed course.  "There's that guy who'll walk into the bar and say anything to get laid," Cuban said . "That's Donald Trump right now to a T. But it's all of us who are going to get fucked." Cuban then proceeded to question the candidate's net value, arguing that "the only way" he was "worth $10 billion, is if I paid you nine-and-a-half billion to wash . . . my . . . balls." Read more... Read more »

Warner Bros. busted for paying YouTubers for positive game reviews

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LOS ANGELES —  The Federal Trade Commission called out Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Monday for paying YouTube creators to endorse the publisher's game Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.   In a settlement , the FTC said the entertainment company failed to adequately disclose it paid influencers "hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars" to create sponsored videos that only promote the game in a positive way.  The complaint alleges that Warner Bros. used its advertising agency Plaid Social Labs to hire these influencers, give them a free advance-release version of the game and have them post about it on YouTube and social media platforms.  Read more... More about Lawsuit , Us Federal Trade Commission , Ftc , Pewdiepie , and Shadow Of Mordor Read more »

Celebs, fans flock to largest BeautyCon L.A. ever

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LOS ANGELES — "You don't need lipstick, lipstick needs you." That's the motto — and philosophy — behind BeautyCon , an annual event where fans, creators, stars and brands gather to celebrate common interests: beauty, fashion, style, and staying true to yourself. In its fourth year, BeautyCon Los Angeles had its biggest turnout to date, with over 15,000 attendees, almost double the roughly 8,000 attendees in 2015. Held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the day-long festival featured beauty panels, makeup tutorials, music, meet-ups with digital influencers and activations with tons of cosmetic and lifestyle brands. Read more... More about Brands , Beautycon , Fashion , Make Up , and Beauty Read more »

Floppy drives make beautiful beeping music in a galaxy far, far away

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Nowadays, tech moves so quickly that your current hardware can become obsolete rather quickly. And floppy drives died out even before we got anywhere close to the modern pace.  But YouTube user  Paweł Zadrożniak  has continued the tradition of keeping them alive through music in a grandiose way. Using 64 floppy drives, eight hard disks and some other hardware from the 20th century, he invented a symphony machine which he's named "The Floppotron." This first run of the Floppotron plays the Star Wars opening crawl and the Imperial March, but  Zadrożniak has also posted videos of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and the Hawaii Five-0 theme . Read more... More about Star Wars , Videos , Video , Viral Videos , and Watercooler Read more »

Selena Gomez, J-Lo and other music royalty come together on a song for Orlando

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Music industry royalty has come together to sing in honour of the 49 victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in  Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016.   The song, "Hands," is being released through Interscope Records with support from LGBT advocacy group GLAAD. It features Mary J Blige, Jason Derulo, Britney Spears, Selena Gomez, Halsey, Imagine Dragons, Jennifer Lopez, Kacey Musgraves, P!nk, Prince Royce, Gwen Stefani, and Meghan Trainor, alongside many others. Lin-Manuel Miranda and and Jennifer Lopez are also working on a song inspired by the tragedy called "Love Make the World Go Round." "When you hear the song it talks about hate being the driver here," GLAAD CEO Sarah Kate Ellis told Billboard . "That's important because we have to be able to identify what's driving these cruel acts in order to stop them. Artists using their platforms to accelerate acceptance is very powerful." Read more... More about Selena Gomez , Entertainment , Music , Watercooler , and P Nk Read more »

If you need to build a grass hut with no tools, this guy has you covered

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Need a guide for when you decide to free yourself of the burdens of western life and head into the wilderness? Good, because we have one for you.  An unnamed gentleman, who says he is located  somewhere in far north Queensland, Australia, operates a fascinating YouTube channel under the title,  Primitive Technologies . In a nutshell, he  builds a fairly sturdy and weather-proof grass hut in this video, apparently using nothing but the environment around him. Clearing a flat space on the forest floor with just his hands and feet, he sets about making the hut foundation with branches and vine-made ropes. He uses sharpened stones to cut clumps of dried grass for the walls before tying it all together. Read more... More about Diy , Survival Skills , Australia , Watercooler , and Video Read more »

The new ‘Ghostbusters’ film is going to have some seriously badass gadgets

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Prototype grenades, a ghost chipper, a ghost shotgun, a ghost piston, a proton glove — these are just some of the epic weapons the four main Ghostbusters will be wielding in Paul Feig's upcoming film. In a behind-the-scenes clip, the cast and crew of the 2016 supernatural comedy discuss the gadgets they worked with while filming. SEE ALSO: Dan Aykroyd calls new 'Ghostbusters' 'brilliant,' funnier than the original "I remember the first time we tried them on I thought, 'That's really heavy,' says Melissa McCarthy, who plays Abby Yates in the film. "There's no movie magic — it's like, do they look heavy and sharp? That's because they are." Read more... Read more »

Film captures life of NYC’s hardest-working fashion photog, Bill Cunningham

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One of the New York City's most beloved members of the fashion community, New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham, died on Saturday In the coming hours and days you're likely to hear an outpouring of love and admiration directed at Cunningham, but unless you're a fashion professional or at least a hardcore fashion fan who followed his work in the Times , you might be wondering what all the fuss is about. Simply put, he was a vital lens into the true pulse of fashion on the streets of New York, accurately detailing emerging style trends and fashion faux pas However, unlike some fashion critics and photographers, Cunningham was known for his unflappable charm and good nature, always ready with a smile and encouraging word for even the newest would-be fashion star Read more... More about New York , New York City , History , Photography , and Bill Cunningham Read more »

Watch a brave soul test out the glass slide suspended 1,000 feet above downtown Los Angeles

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SkySlide, the stomach-dropping glass slide suspended 1,000 feet above downtown Los Angeles, is finally open for business.  Don't look down. One AP reporter mustered up the courage to try to SkySlide herself ( so did Mashable 's Josh Dickey , BTW), and — surprise — it looks just as exhilarating as we thought. SkySlide is part of SkySpace LA, a four-level experience that also includes a panoramic, open-air observation deck. After a great deal of practice, baby goats successfully jump on couch Rightfully paranoid man discovers ATM scam in Vienna One year old baby lashes out on Union Jack pillow over Brexit Watch Seth Meyers and Leslie Jones watch 'Game of Thrones' Read more... More about Los Angeles , Viral Videos , and Watercooler Read more »