Emo Elmo, 650lbs smuggled Fruit Rollup & a rogue AI girlfriend 👀🍿🧃
Seems like there was a *~*glitch*~* with authoring the post last week, but we’re back to our standard formatting this week, phew. Kicking off with the most-internet lawsuit which is also summed up in the Twitter thread below.
“YouTuber who deliberately crashed his plane and hid wreckage pleads guilty to obstructing investigation, Justice Department says”- Curious about how he ever thought this would be a good plan.
''‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ Is Toxic Behind the Scenes, Staffers Say'“- So basically this Ambush Thank You video aged very, very poorly.
“Americans caught smuggling over 650 pounds of Fruit Roll-Ups into Israel”- But is packing your suitcase full of candy really considered smuggling? Please discuss.
''Pickleball is replacing Bed Bath & Beyond and Old Navy at malls''- I’m obsessed with the rehauling of old malls, but they’ll also probably smell like Auntie Annies’ pretzels forever.
''Peloton is recalling 2 million bikes''- I can’t imagine my seat post breaking in the middle of a ride— but also mostly because I’ve never actually ridden a Peloton.
''George Santos Pleads Not Guilty to Fraud Charges''- Because of course, he would.
''I can't believe you gave him 5K!': TikTok star reveals her ex sued her for $5,000 in a bitter custody battle over their DOG - but viewers insist she shouldn't have paid him''- Def not the point, but Miley Cyrus had a similar legal with 15 animals??
''Influencer is extradited to US in $2M romance scam targeting older, single Americans''- I didn’t even realize extradition would have been an option here.
''A Baker Misread a Request for an Elmo Cake. The Hilarious Result Went Viral''- Not scandalous, but a fantastic misunderstanding.
''Influencer cries after her 'dream' Bali tattoo goes horribly wrong''- To be fair, this could have gone so much worse.
''Influencer who created AI version of herself says it's gone rogue and she's working 'around the clock' to stop it saying s3xually explicit things''- Sort of weird this wasn’t an issue they’d anticipated ahead of time…
A variety of lawsuits this week:
''Influencer Cassidy McGill moves to a smaller place after revealing she was living in a huge beachside apartment in Sydney 'to keep up appearances' on social media''- And a mention of a “white powder scandal,” which is certainly strategic verbiage implemented by The Daily Mail lawyers.
🔏 ''How ‘Get Ready With Me’ Videos Became the Ultimate Confessional''- This feels adjacent to the Youtubers that discuss true crime while doing their makeup.
More Serious Stories
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''Tarte Cosmetics CEO announces brand is overhauling influencer program, apologizes''
"Gwyneth’s In Trouble For Saying This": Hilary Duff Described Her Eating Habits, Referencing Gwyneth Paltrow's Intensely Controversial Diet''
''Details emerge in Summit County snowmobiler assault case involving social media influencer David Lesh''
“Cops say they're being poisoned by fentanyl. Experts say the risk is 'extremely low'“
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