Zumba prostitution scandal, pickle feud & DeuxMoi is super over it 👀🍿🧃
Hope everyone’s having a better day than the FAA is. If you need a little break from all the ☕ that Prince Harry is spilling or the garbage that Gwen Stefani is spewing, here’s your weekly 👀🍿🧃 roundup!
''Lifetime turns Zumba prostitution scandal into made-for-TV movie''- This is the initial Vanity Fair piece for those of you wondering about the source of inspiration.
The influencers have committed to chaos this week:
''“I Live In An Instagram Photoshoot”: Guy Can’t Stand Influencer Wife’s Obsession With ‘Aesthetics’, Asks For A Divorce''
''Queens Moroccan Restaurant Is Targeted by Bizarre Harassment Campaign Led by Influencer''
''I was a toxic fitness influencer – don’t fall for the lies I used to tell''
''Influencer is roasted over TikTok rant about how her investment property's interest payments have doubled: 'I don't pity you'''
''‘Same thing happened to me!’: Woman says shampoo and conditioner she purchased at Burlington caused her hair to fall out''- I guess this is just another case of the Monday(s).
''‘It’s causing mayhem’: TikToker films Target customers struggling with new anti-theft shopping carts''- Incredibly dumb to have the wheels lock up only feet into the actual parking lot.
''NYC Bans Students and Teachers from Using ChatGPT''- Seems like most of the usage of ChatGPT would be used for homework, so curious about how effective that ban will be.
''The Absurd Rise of $BONK Shows That Nobody Learned Anything In the Crypto Crash''- This is why we can’t have nice things in Web3.
''Why C-SPAN’s Camera Work Is Suddenly So Interesting''- Finally, C-SPAN has had its moment!
There have been tons of new layoffs across tech and fashion:
''Literary Icon DeuxMoi Doesn't Care About Petty Celeb Gossip''- I’d imagine running that account would be more fun if they did but 🤷🏼♀️.
“The Air India passenger who urinated on a woman mid-flight has been fired by Wells Fargo, where he was a vice president”- No. No. No. No.
''Con Artist Admits to Phishing Plot That Duped Scores of Famous Authors''- One of our fave podcasts, Scamfluencers did an episode on this scam, it’s well worth a listen!
“Italian tennis star under investigation for allegedly using FAKE Covid vaccination paperwork to get into the country… as she prepares to play in the Australian Open this month”- Ball’s in your court, Australia.
''The Logan Paul-Coffeezilla Cryptozoo Controversy Explained''- Coffeezilla has become one of my favorite niche influencers, especially since he was the one who got SBF (of FTX) to admit to fraud on camera.
''Journey’s Neal Schon accuses Trump’s spiritual adviser of improperly accessing band’s bank account''- Hmm… is this like Yoko Ono-but-generally-grifter-situation?
''In lawsuit, local pickle-maker accuses Wahlburgers of misrepresenting its pickles''- We love bottom-of-the-barrel news.
''Prosecutors Drop Murder-for-Hire Charges Against Ozarks Realtor''- Highly recommend reading the initial article, “Botox, Speedboats, and an Alleged Murder Plot” which delves into the realtor allegedly wanting to "bump off grandma"
Also, this is not scandalous but it is delightful:
More Serious Stories
We realize some of these can be triggering for some readers, so feel free to skip!
''Citizen App Doxes Billie Eilish’s Family Home to Tens of Thousands of People''
''Fan outrage at Susan Meachen, the romance novelist accused of faking her death''
''An AI Expert Explains How Realistic ‘M3GAN’ Really Is''- I’m putting this here because the idea of evil AI dolls freak me out.
''A Doctor Was Deluged in Harassment After Joe Rogan Discussed an Obviously Fake Tweet on Air''
''Noma, Rated the World’s Best Restaurant, Is Closing Its Doors''
''Woman in GoFundMe Scam Gets 3 Years in New Jersey Prison''
''How This ‘Most Dangerous’ African Tribe Cleverly Fools Tourists''
''Some bosses are using the threat of a possible recession this year to give workers an ultimatum: Come back to the office or be fired''
''4 Black women on the controversy around Alix Earle and Mielle Organics''
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