Lindsay Lohan, Akon and Ne-Yo fined for illegal promotion
Several high-profile celebrities, including Lindsay Lohan, Akon, and Ne-Yo, paid tens of thousands of dollars in fines to settle claims that they promoted cryptocurrency companies to their followers without disclosing that they were being paid promotions.
The group, which also included Lil Yachty, social media boxer Jake Paul, and Michelle Mason, agreed to pay more than $400,000 to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for promoting Tronix and BitTorrent to their millions of social media followers.
While none of the celebrities admitted or denied the SEC's findings, Lohan who announced recently that she’s pregnant, returned the $10,000 she was paid plus interest and paid a $30,000 fine.
Rapper Soulja Boy and pop singer Austin Mahone did not settle with the SEC.
Popular influencer dumped by sponsor for admitting to killing two cats
Emma Claiir, a popular Australian influencer, has lost her partnership with skincare brand MCoBeauty after admitting to killing two cats during her childhood. Emma, who is 28 years old and a mother-of-one, apologised for her actions and expressed her regret. The confession was made during an episode of the podcast she co-hosts called Simply Chaotic. Emma stated that she accidentally killed her cat while swinging it around like a stuffed toy, and also killed her best friend's cat. The comments
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Elon Musk removes legacy blue ticks from verified Twitter accounts
Celebrities, businesses and high-profile individuals will see changes to their Twitter accounts today as Elon Musk's decision to revamp Twitter's verification system has resulted in the removal of 'legacy' blue ticks from numerous accounts. Users who didn't subscribe to Twitter Blue also lose their verification badges. Previously, verified accounts were given blue ticks based on their public interest, but now only those with Twitter Blue can keep the blue tick. The change is part of Musk's a
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Tiktok influencer denies involvement in crash that killed two men
At the Leicester Crown Court, it was alleged that TikTok influencer Mahek Bukhari had fabricated a false story about her role in a fatal crash that resulted in the deaths of Saqib Hussain and Mohammed Hashim Ijazuddin. Mahek Bukhari and her mother, Ansreen Bukhari, along with six others, were accused of killing the two 21-year-olds, who were forced off the road and killed in a collision on the A46. Despite evidence indicating that Mahek knew both victims before the crash, she denied any invol
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