Lizzo Wants TikTok To Stop Censoring Her Bikini Videos: 'We Need To Talk'

We all know Lizzo as the genius behind some of our favorite self-love anthems including “Truth Hurts” and “Good As Hell.” But what you may not know is that she’s actually pretty popular on the video-sharing app TikTok, too. And after sharing several viral challenges and behind-the-scenes videos from the studio, Lizzo hit up the social media platform yesterday (March 3) when she noticed that some of her posts — specifically the ones of her in her bathing suit — had been removed from the app entirely.

“TikTok keeps taking down my videos with me in my bathing suits but allows other videos with girls in bathing suits,” the 31-year-old artist wrote. “I wonder why? TikTok… we need to talk.” All the while, the “Juice” singer was lip-syncing to one of TikTok’s viral sounds that repeats the words “I know,” hinting she already knows the answer.

@lizzo😬 ##fyp

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Lizzo isn’t the first person to suggest that TikTok has been unequally removing posts. In December 2019, a report from the German site alleged that in an attempt to lessen online bullying, “the platform instructed its moderators to mark videos of people with disabilities and limit their reach.” The report also said that LGBTQ+ and fat people were marked as being some of the groups susceptible to bullying, as well.

First, The Guardian reported in December that posts were being censored, not fully taken down. Some videos, for example, weren’t viewable outside of the country in which they were posted. Others were said to have been blocked from being featured on the “For You” page, which is essential if users want to skyrocket to viral TikTok fame.

While TikTok did own up to censoring posts on the app in its beginning stages, they told The Verge that those policies were only temporary. “Early on, in response to an increase in bullying on the app, we implemented a blunt and temporary policy,” a spokesperson told The Verge. “While the intention was good, the approach was wrong and we have long since changed the earlier policy in favour of more nuanced anti-bullying policies and in-app protections.”

So, what happened? Unfortunately, that’s only an answer TikTok has provided, and it’s safe to say Lizzo fans on the app aren’t happy. “Oh wow! Wouldn’t think they’d pull videos from stars,” one user wrote in the comments. And after one fan wrote that the the app has “been caught doing this to so many people,” hundreds of other fans posted comments alleging that their content, much like hers, has been subject to removal, too.

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Andrew Yang Wants To Be Joe Biden's Running Mate

Andrew Yang‘s still got his eye on the White House … because he’d be stoked to be Joe Biden‘s vice president.

The former presidential hopeful joined us on “TMZ Live” Thursday and we asked if he’d say yes to an offer to be Biden’s running mate if Joe’s the nominee. Andrew tells us he’d jump at the chance, and thinks he could bring a lot to the table.

The way Andrew sees it, he could help Biden in some areas where he could be lacking … namely, appealing to younger voters. Andrew says the Yang Gang makes him feel young, even at 45.  It could work on Biden, too.

Remember … Andrew had the most fun of any candidate on the campaign trail, hanging with Donald Glover and doling out whipped cream shots to kneeling supporters.

Andrew tells us he’s still considering a run for mayor of New York City — he wants a high-impact executive role somewhere — but he knows being Veep gives him the best chance to make the country stronger.

Yang also announced Thursday he’s founded a new non-profit group called Humanity Forward, with the mission of implementing policies to build a more “human-centered America” instead of endorsing or donating to candidates.

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Katy Perry Confirms Pregnancy in ‘Never Worn White’ Music Video!

Katy Perry is pregnant!

The 35-year-old singer confirmed rumors that she was expecting her first child with fiance Orlando Bloom in her new music video for “Never Worn White”.

The song is all about her fears of commitment, but now she’s ready for a life of happiness with another person.

At the end of the gorgeous and stunning video, Katy gives a spotlight to her growing bay bump and cradles it for her fans to see.

Fans had speculated that Katy was expecting with the first teaser image she posted on social media.

Earlier today, Katy was seen wearing an oversized sweater to hide her baby bump.

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Lucy Fallon ‘to match £100k Coronation Street salary with Instagram ads’

Lucy Fallon is reportedly not going to miss her Coronation Street salary as she can cash in her Instagram following.

The actress was allegedly earning £100,000-a-year on the ITV soap but now she can coin this in but she won't have to commit anywhere near the same amount of time to do so.

Being part of Corrie has helped Lucy grow a healthy following on Instagram and now she is looking to use that to help negotiate advertising deals.

These deals could see Lucy earning around £2,000 per post, The Sun reports, as she makes the most of her 495,000 followers.

Rather than putting in a day's work though, Lucy can get her money for just ten minutes work in posting the advert.

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The 24-year-old was seen leaving Weatherfield on screen this week after five years in the soap.

She is in hot demand now to plug products and it will be a world away from filming six episodes a week.

Lucy has already started on her Insta career with posts for fashion company InTheStyle and a bedding business.

There has been concern though that by posting too many ads, Lucy might 'dilute her appeal' and her followers will start leaving as they get fed up with an advert onslaught.

An industry insider told The Sun : “The trick is turning down things as well as saying yes. She doesn’t want to agree to everything because the bigger firms will run a mile if she starts doing teeth whitening ads or ones for food supplements.

“That way the money can go on quite dramatically and she could be left scrambling for £150 like a desperate former reality star."

They went on to point out: "She only needs to be snapped with a product once a week and post the pictures and she’s on the same cash ITV were paying her – only for a few minutes' work.”

Coronation Street bosses used to ban their stars from endorsing products on social media but after a number of big names leaving the soap, they have relaxed the rules a little.

A soap source told The Sun that this had been a "bone of contention" for a while and the cast can "now plug stuff" but they need to get permission of Corrie bosses.

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Kylie Jenner Wore a Cotton Candy Pink Wig for a Night Out, and She Is Serving

We know that out of all of her siblings, Kylie Jenner is easily the Kardashian fam’s queen of wigs. Homegirl is not afraid to switch it up, and her history of wearing multiple hair colors throughout the years is literally all the proof we need.

Remember that time Kylie wore a pastel rainbow wig to Coachella? Or the other time she went emerald green just because? Oh, and surely you haven’t forgotten Kylie’s peachy orange wig with the exposed roots, right? What I’m saying here is that Khloé might have a closet for her hair extensions, but Kylie probably has an entire storage facility for hers. And now, Kylie busted out yet another fun wig just for old time’s sake.

It looks like Kylie’s finally back in California after living it it up in the Bahamas just in time to celebrate Victoria Villarroel’s birthday—yes, that’s Kylie’s former assistant who allegedly quit to be a full-time influencer. It’s unclear exactly where Kylie and the gang went, but Kylie pulled up to the party in a cotton candy wig, which you can obsess over below:

This is a pretty huge departure from Kylie’s previous hairstyle. During her Bahamas trip, Kylie notably wore her highlighted brunette hair in a super-long, braided ponytail that would make even Rapunzel jealous.

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So, will Kylie’s wigs make a more permanent comeback? Hard to say, but God is this making me want to try something new for spring. To my hairstylist, expect a call soon!

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Katy Perry’s Wedding Dress When She Married Russell Brand Was An Interesting Color

Katy Perry graced fans with a new music video for her new single “Never Worn White” on Thursday, March 5. The song is a love letter to the singer’s current fiancé, Orlando Bloom, about the couple’s engagement and Perry’s nerves over becoming a wife. This begs the question: what color was Perry’s wedding dress when she married Russell Brand?

“But I’m scared / ‘Cause I’ve never worn white / But I wanna get it right,” Perry sang in “Never Worn White,” referencing her previous nuptials. Perry and Brand revealed they were dating back in 2009. The couple then got married in 2010, at the height of Perry’s “Teenage Dream” era, in Northern India at a tiger sanctuary. The wedding reportedly mixed traditional Hindu and South Asian customs with Perry’s Catholic upbringing throughout the ceremony. For the ceremony, Perry wore a traditional wedding gown made by Lebanese designer Elie Saab. The dress came from his 2010 fall Haute Couture collection and was a dove-gray color with lace sleeves, intricate embellishments, and a subtle sparkle. She also wore custom beaded, satin heels.

According to PopSugar, other notable details from Brand and Perry’s wedding include that the couple reportedly included elephants in the ceremony and had matching Henna tattoos. Perry also reportedly wore a Nath (a traditional gold nose ring with a chain that stretched from her nose to her ear) and other gold jewelry. It was also apparently an incredibly private ceremony; the couple reportedly only had 80 guests join them.

Since her first wedding, Perry has worn Saab a few times. Most notably, the singer matched a blue Saab dress to her blue hair at the 2012 Grammy Awards. The Lebanese designer is known for his maximalist gowns, which definitely suited Perry at her first wedding, and he has also dressed Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and a plethora of other stars.

After her divorce from Brand in July 2012, Perry then started dating Bloom in 2016. Since then, the two got engaged in February 2019 and are now expecting their first child, per the sweet reveal at the end of “Never Worn White.” But while Perry didn’t wear white in her first marriage, earls ‘00s kids will likely remember Perry’s iconic wedding romper-and-skirt combo from “Hot N Cold” (2008).

Although Perry and Bloom have been engaged for over a year now, details about their wedding are still incredibly vague. Nevertheless, “Never Worn White” is clearly a heartfelt declaration of love toward Bloom, and Perry seems ready to walk down the aisle soon.

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Britney Spears and Sam Asghari Spark Pregnancy Speculation With Sultry Instagram Photos

Britney Spears is once again causing a frenzy on social media. But this time, it’s more than just concerns about her mental health.

After going on a posting spree sharing sensual photos of herself posing with beau Sam Asghari, many fans were convinced that there was a more profound message behind these photos than just love.

Fans speculate that the couple’s expecting their first child

Will Spears soon be a mother of three?

That is what many fans are now trying to figure out after seeing the singer’s latest social media posts.

On Mar. 2, the “Womanizer” crooner sparked pregnancy speculation when she shared a series of photos, with one wishing her boyfriend of four years, Asghari, a happy early birthday.

“Happy early B-day to this man !!!!! I adore and love him so much ….!!!! Happy Birthday @samasghari.”

The photos showed Spears and Asghari in a sensual embrace as they posed for the camera. The singer donned a white bodysuit as her fitness trainer beau rocked a shirtless look.

After seeing the snapshots, fans couldn’t ignore that Spears appeared to be glowing and quickly began to speculate that these photos were the couple’s way of subtly hinting that they were expecting their first child together.

“Looking for a third,” one fan wrote.

“Is she pregnant?? I’m confused,” someone else commented.

“She’s pregnant!,” another user penned.

Though many are confident that Spear is currently with child, others took to the comments to express their concerns for her mental health.

Aside from those who think she’s glowing, some people thought the singer didn’t look mentally well.

“What is going on with our girl?,” one person commented.

“I just want you to look better & healthier britney,” another fan wrote.

Spears’ son just hinted that she could be quitting music

Although many would love for Spears to announce that she’s expecting her third child with Asghari, it appears that now just isn’t the right time for her to welcome a baby.

For the past few months, the singer has been going through a lot, and according to her son, Jayden, she could be making some significant changes to her life and career pretty soon.

The Grammy winner’s second child with ex-husband Kevin Federline took to Instagram Live on Mar. 3 to give an update on his mom and shared that she might be putting her music career to rest.

When a fan asked whether Spears would be releasing any new music soon, the 13-year-old said, “Actually I haven’t seen her doing a lot of music at all. I don’t think that … I don’t know, dude. I don’t even know. I remember one time I asked her, I said, ‘Mom, what happened to your music?’ and she was like, ‘I don’t know, honey. I think I might just quit it.’ I’m like, ‘What? What are you saying? Like, do you know how much bank you make off of that stuff?’”

Spears’ son went on the share a lot more about his family dynamic and even had a few choice words to say about his grandfather James Spears, who’s currently the singer’s conservator.

From what we can tell, a lot is going on in the Spears family, and hopefully, the singer isn’t looking to welcome another child with all of this drama currently taking place.

While she or Asghari has yet to comment on the pregnancy rumors, it remains unclear if they’ve even discussed having children together.

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As of right now, it appears that the couple is just enjoying their time together and will start adding children to their brood when they feel the time is right.

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Russell Brand Gets Real About ‘Heartbreak’ After Katy Perry Baby News

Russell Brand opened up about past heartbreak following news that his ex-wife Katy Perry is expecting her first child with fiancé Orlando Bloom.

“Healing From A Broken Heart,” Brand, 44, wrote via Instagram on Thursday, March 5, alongside a video of himself. “Has your heart ever been broken?”

The British actor shared his thoughts on heartbreak one day after his ex announced on Wednesday, March 4, that she is going to have a baby.

“I’ve experienced heartbreak most of my life,” he admitted in the Instagram video, which titled “How I Got Over Heartbreak.” “Now I’m in my 40s so I can look back at heartbreak when I was 15, heartbreak when I was 12, heartbreak when I was 11, heartbreak in my 20s and 30s. You know sort of right into like until when I got married. Just getting my heart broken again and again.”

The Get Him to the Greek star explained why he thought he’d lost love in the past saying, “I reckon in my case it was because I like to be in the outside. I’m by default [going to turn] to drug addiction and alcoholism. I’m not good at sitting with myself.”

Brand, who was married to Perry, 35, from 2010 to 2012 and later remarried in 2017 to Laura Gallacher, then told a story of falling in love on the road while touring.

“I know I have a reputation for being promiscuous and I was a promiscuous person but, also, I used to really fall in love with people,” he admitted.

The comedian noted that there are different levels and situations in which one feels heartbreak. For example, if you’re married for decades and one person has an affair it is a “kind of death.”

“I suppose when I think of the word heartbreak, I imagine it being a kind of temporary experience that’s due to an illusionary projection of spiritual feelings onto [an object],” the Arthur actor said.

After suggesting that one goes on a silent retreat or do meditation following a breakup, he sadly admitted that most people fall back into the same patterns.

“The real heartbreaking thing is that you’ll probably continue experience heartbreak unless you alter your patterns and habits and examine the reason why you continually, or just in this instance are experiencing it,” Brand explained.

He continued to say that heartbreak is an “enormous subject” that is also a “motivator of so much art and poetry” due to the “rupture” and “separation” that take place and the “feeling of being cast out of the Eden of love.”

In the end the Forgetting Sarah Marshall actor concluded that he’s been “whooped and whipped and cowed by life to the point where I can only apply sacred devotion to the sacred.”

The Hop actor’s emotional words come after he talked about the “California Gurls” singer during a comedy show appearance on Tuesday, March 3, in Australia.

“He was taking questions from the audience, and someone asked him about love,” a source told Us Weekly exclusively at the time. “Then, another person called out Katy’s name and Russell said she is a ‘lovely human being’ but wouldn’t say more.”

A day later, Perry released her music video for “Never Worn White” in which she references the couple’s nuptials. With the video the American Idol judge also revealed that she was pregnant by rubbing her baby bump at the end of the song.

“I am excited,” the singer said in an Instagram Live video on Thursday, March 5. “We’re excited and happy. It’s probably the longest secret I’ve ever had to keep. I like to tell you guys everything, but I knew I would tell you in the best way, which was through a piece of music because that’s how I speak to you. That’s how we speak together with each other.”

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Arnold Schwarzenegger's Co. Sues Russian Robot Co. Over Using His Likeness

Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s famous mug and iconic voice are being ripped-off by a Russian robot manufacturer, and he wants more than $10 million to make it right … or for the robot to go hasta la vista.

Arnold’s company is suing Promobot, which makes autonomous service robots consumers can customize to look human. The product’s called the Android Robo-C, and can be made to look like a person of your choosing.

The problem — according to the suit — Arnold did not give permission to Promobot to use HIS likeness to promote it, and is generally very strict about his face being used for ads because “such activity diminishes his hard-earned and well-deserved reputation as a major motion picture star.” However, according to the lawsuit … he’s become the “unwilling face” of the product.

Arnold’s company claims Promobot is using the Arnold-like model at public events to promote and market the Android Robo-C. Even more egregiously … Promobot allegedly asked Arnold to pose for a photo with its robot while he was in St. Petersberg to deliver a speech in 2019 … and he refused.

However, according to the suit, Promobot kept using the Arnold android … including at CES in Vegas in January. At that point, Arnold’s attorney — legal pit bull Marty Singer — fired off a cease and desist letter to the robot company demanding it stop.

Singer made it clear to Promobot … he’s won cases like this in the past, including scoring a judgment for more than $2.5 mil for Priscilla Presley, who’s “far less commercially valuable” than Schwarzenegger. In fact, Arnold says he would not have accepted anything less than $10 million for using his likeness.

Promobot allegedly assured Arnold’s team it would cease using the Arnold-bot … it popped up again at the New York Toy Fair at the end of February. Hence, a lawsuit’s now been filed for misappropriation of Arnold’s right of publicity.

Schwarzenegger’s company not only wants an injunction blocking Promobot from using his face and voice, but is also seeking $10 mil, any profits made off the Arnold-bot … plus punitive damages and attorneys’ fees.

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Olivia Jade Meets Up With Friends For Lunch in LA

Olivia Jade looked ready for spring while getting lunch with friends!

The 20-year-old YouTuber was spotted heading into Croft Alley for a bite to eat on Wednesday (March 4) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Olivia Jade

Olivia has been keeping things low key since making her return to YouTube in December.

Since posting her first video after the college admissions scandal, Olivia has only shared one other video. We hope that Olivia shares more content soon!

Olivia was most recently spotted getting dinner with her older sister Bella back in February.

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