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Jennifer Aniston Is ‘Most Beautiful’ In 2016

For 2016, People has named the former Friends actress as their World’s Most Beautiful Woman.
 
This is the second time that Aniston has been named as People’s World’s Most Beautiful Woman, joining Julia Roberts and Michelle Pfeiffer as the other two to accomplish this feat.
 
Aniston is currently 47, and still looks stunning. The oldest person to win the honor was Sandra Bullock who was 50 in 2015.
 
Aniston’s title also makes her a record breaker in another way: she’s the second oldest woman to win the title, following just behind Sandra Bullock who won the title in 2015 aged 50.
 
She told People magazine that she was “very, very flattered” upon hearing the news.
 

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Can you think of anyone more deserving? We think not!
 

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A Few Interesting Yet Little Known Celebrity Facts

In the world of entertainment, there’s often more than what meets the eye and even though we think we know a lot about our favorite celebrities, some facts remain concealed. Here are a few interesting yet little known celebrity facts:
 
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Starting with the dreaded villain of the X-Factor talent reality show, Simon Cowell, he literally ‘axed’ his way to fame – he started off as a runner on Stanley Kubrick’s horror thriller The Shining, where he was responsible for polishing the axe used by Jack Nicholson in the famous scene with the axe and the bathroom door.
 
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The scintillating voice of Bruno Mars has taken over the hearts of many young damsels. But what many do not know about this talented singer who sang When I Was Your Man is that the singer was christened Peter Gene Hernandez.
 
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Celebrated actor from the Friends series, Matthew Perry, has a portion of the middle finger on his right hand missing. The actor’s grandfather had accidentally slammed the car door on his finger when he was a little boy!
 

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Ke$ha, whose song music and lyrics are of the synthpop genre, is one of the few celebrities with a perfect combination of beauty and brains. The talented singer scored an impressive 1500 on her SATs and is gifted with an IQ of 140.
 
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Speaking of smart celebrities, Dolph Lundgren, aka Ivan Drago from Rocky IV fame, is quite smart as well. The action hero has to his credit a master’s degree in engineering and even earned a Fulbright Scholarship to MIT!
 
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We all know Inside the Actor’s Studio host, James Lipton. Most of us thoroughly enjoy the grueling and interesting interviews he conducts with his celebrity guests. But did you know that during the 1950’s, Lipton spent a whole year as a pimp to an entire brothel in Paris?
 

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With a metallic cross dangling around his neck, smokey eye make-up, long hair and convoluted tattoos, the famous English Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne is understandably looked upon as a Satanist. Little would anyone have guessed that the rocker is actually a member of the Anglican Church and a holy one at that! Ozzy is even known to say his prayers before each of his performances!
 

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The celebrated reggae singer, Bob Marley, was born out of a bi-racial marriage. His father was a White English-Jamaican Marine, Captain Norval Marley. In 1978, Bob Marley did confirm this information and was pretty resentful about the whole thing. Having an absent father all his life growing up in a way inspired and influenced Bob Marley’s entire musical career.
 

Nicolas Cage is admired for his dedication to the trade and work in Hollywood. The actor, however, is said to have once bought an octopus for a pet, hoping that it would help him with his acting career. Not that the artist seems to need much help, but it’s rather strange that he expected any help at all from the eight legged sea creature.
 
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Woody Harrelson is the son of a contract killer, Charles Voyde Harrelson. Charles was the estranged father of the veteran actor and was convicted of assassinating federal judge John H. Wood Jr., the first federal judge to be killed during the 21st century.
 

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And to round out this list, here’s a fact that is simply bonkers! Jerry Springer, the man who is well known for his absurd show where couples reveal a lot more than they need to, was actually once the Mayor of Cincinnati!
 

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How Justin Bieber Responded To Picture Ban Criticism

Justin Bieber, the Canadian-born singer and songwriter, has had enough and announced on Instagram that he will no longer be taking pictures in public anymore citing that he feels more like a “zoo animal” rather than a human being.
 

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Understandably, fans were going to be upset. Justin took some harsh criticism, but even so, posted one such message to point out again why he’s made the decision to do this.
 

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Have A Look At The Top 10 Richest Actors

The film industry is not just one that helps individuals skyrocket to glittering fame, but also one that offers lucrative, almost unheard of sums of money. Hollywood has single-handedly catapulted a number of actors’ bank balances and net worth to great heights.
 

This list sheds some light on some of those stars who have made it big in Hollywood, thanks to their popularity as well as keen business sense!
 
Jerry Seinfeld
 
Jerry Seinfeld, the famous American actor and comedian, is considered one of the richest actors the world has seen, with a whopping net worth of $820 million. The talented comedian is famous for his sitcom Seinfeld that started in 1989. He has hosted numerous other shows and has also written a book after the name of his most famous work too. Seinfeld also made a good deal of money for his appearance in the advertisements for Windows Microsoft 2008. In 2014, he was called the wealthiest actor with the projected net worth of $820 million. Seinfeld lives with his family in a luxurious property in Long Island, one that was previously owned by Billy Joel. The successful comedian purchased this paradise-like home from Billy in 2000 for a cool $32 million.
 
Sylvester Stallone
 
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Stallone is famous for his role as the relentless Rocky Balboa in the series of Rocky movies and has several other credits to his name, including the Rambo and now, The Expendables franchise. Sly is an actor, screenwriter, and film director who lives in a mansion in Beverly Hills, California. This brilliant actor, whose star shines brightly on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is also one of the richest actors in Hollywood, with a total estimated net worth of $275 million.
 
Tom Cruise
 
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Celebrated for his role as the irresistible Maverick in the film Top Gun, Tom Cruise earned his fame in Hollywood with this role. With his compelling acting talent, he later went on to make numerous successful films such as Cocktail, A Few Good Men, Jerry Maguire, Minority Report and Oblivion, among others. The talented actor has a net worth that’s as great as his fame and popularity too, amounting to a staggering $500 million.
 
Johnny Depp
 
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An actor, film producer, musician, and even voted as a sex symbol, Johnny Depp is among the most versatile entertainers Hollywood has ever seen. With his remarkable performances in movies like Pirates of the Caribbean and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory he held the Guinness World Record in 2012 as the highest paid actor. Depp also pursues his unending passion for music as that was his initial dream. Nonetheless, everyone would have to agree that it was acting that got him further than he may have ever imagined, propelling Depp to this list of richest actors in Hollywood, with a net worth of $350 million too!
 
Jack Nicholson
 
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Imagine an actor pulling off some of the most difficult roles Hollywood has conjured and Jack Nicholson immediately comes to mind. Nicholson is not just an outstanding actor, but is also a producer, film director and writer.  With marvelous movies like The Shining and Tim Burton’s Batman to his name, Jack Nicholson is part of this league of prosperity with a net worth of $400 million.
 
Clint Eastwood
 
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Born in 1930, this veteran actor started his career at the young age of 20. The Academy Award winner has many box office hits to his credit, such as Million Dollar Baby, Unforgiven and Gran Torino. His coarse masculine voice adds perfection to the aura of the action hero as well as romantic protagonist, making him a heartthrob in every genre. With a net worth of $375 million, Eastwood undoubtedly features among the highest paid actors in Hollywood, and one who has used it well too!
 
Tyler Perry
 
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Tyler Perry is a well-known name in the entertainment industry. Terry plays a myriad of professional roles that include being an actor, director, producer, screen writer, author and song writer. Starting at the age of 23, Tyler has been into writing plays, gospel songs and books. His book Don’t Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea’s Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life was number one on the New York Times Best Seller List for 12 weeks! A resident of southwest Atlanta, Perry is one of the richest celebrities Hollywood has seen, with a net worth of $400 million.
 
Tom Hanks
 
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Talk about making it Big in Hollywood! This epic actor, filmmaker and warm personality has stolen the hearts of many with his on screen appearances. Even off screen, his charisma and charming personality make him one of the most likable actors in Hollywood. Tom Hanks has a list of movies to his credit, all of them box office hits such as Philadelphia, Apollo 13, Cast Away, The Da Vinci Code and Captain Phillips to name a few. Apart from his massive fan following, Hanks also boasts of a net worth of around $350 million.
 
Bill Cosby
 
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Born in 1937, this old-timer made it big in the television industry with his famous television series The Cosby Show that topped the charts as the favorite sitcom in America for 5 consecutive years from 1985 to 1989. Cosby had initially started his career as a stand-up comedian and then went on to star in and produce his own show. The profits he made during his career came from sitcoms as well as ad campaigns for various well-known brands like Coca-Cola, Kodak, White Owl Cigars, Jell-O pudding and many more. This celebrity may be sliding down the popularity charts due to the recent sexual assault allegations being leveled against him, but his total net worth, valued at $350 million, remains untouched.
 
Adam Sandler
 
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Adam Sandler is an all-round performer of sorts and along with being an actor, is also a comedian, entrepreneur, film producer, screenplay writer and musician. The Big Daddy star founded the film and television production company called Happy Madison Productions and this venture has yielded quite an exorbitant profit, shooting the actor directly into the list of richest actors with an estimated net worth of around $300 million.
 
This list of top 10 rich actors has certainly shown that a few celebrities in Hollywood possess the perfect combination of talent and flair for acting, as well as a shrewd business sense, driving their bank balances to unimaginable figures!
 

 

10 Shortest And Most Talked About Celebrity Marriages

If marriages are made in heaven, the ones in Hollywood live in a totally different world! If the divorce rate in the US is high, Hollywood marriages are surely the biggest contributors to this trend, and this list shows you why. Find out which Hollywood couples changed their hearts and minds a little too soon after saying “I do.”
 
Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian
 
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Kim Kardashian may be in the news these days thanks to her high profile lifestyle and nude photos in Paper magazine, but there was a time when her wedding to Kris Humphries was all that people were talking about. Well, the talk didn’t last long because the marriage didn’t either. It only took the couple 72 days for the pair to get tired of each other and Kim filed for divorce from the NBA player. The wedding was even featured on E! in the show Keeping Up with the Kardashians in a special titled Kim’s Fairytale Wedding.
 
Katy Perry and Russell Brand
 
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One of the most recent celebrity divorces that made headlines was Katy Perry and Russell Brand. Their marriage lasted for 14 months and ended in December of 2011. The split caused Katy to give up on alcohol due to the negative thoughts entering her mind. As for Brand, well he seemed to go off on a ‘let’s change the world and everything in it’ journey, which includeed crazy interviews and a news network of his own on YouTube. The initiative still hasn’t ended.
 
Britney Spears and Jason Alexander
 
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If we’re comparing time to divorce – this one would’ve taken the cake. Britney Spears’ marriage to Jason Alexander lasted a mere 55 hours! As most drunk couples tend to do, they married in Las Vegas and probably decided to end it as soon as the effects of alcohol wore off. The fall of the pop star began here, though luckily, she was able to revive a part of her celebrity status.
 
Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson
 
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Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson took their relationship to three levels in the three years that they were together – the two began dating in 2001, were engaged in 2002, and called it quits in 2003. They got together again in 2006, again with a wedding that was held in three stages – a wedding ceremony on a yacht on July 29th, the signing of official wedding papers at the courthouse in Beverly Hills on August 3rd, and then an onstage wedding in Nashville on August 17th. Well, the three-tier series didn’t last very long as the couple filed for divorce about three months later – on November 27th. Wow!
 
Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman
 
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Now this one was quite a story. Dennis Rodman and the Baywatch beauty Carmen Electra got married on November 14, 1998. Less than a week later, Rodman announced that he was drunk during the wedding, and then went on to file for annulment of the nuptials, which he soon withdrew. However, half a year later it was Carmen’s turn to head to court asking for divorce. This time though, it stuck.
 
Cher and Greg Allman
 
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Cher and Greg Allman’s end began only 10 days after their wedding with Cher filing for divorce. Legally however, they were married until 1979. There was even a child from this union – Elijah Blue Allman, now well known for his place in the band, Deadsy. Cher got into the marriage only a week after her previous one to Sonny Bono officially ended. The fact that Allman said that Cher ‘smelled like I imagined a mermaid would smell’ did not help them either!
 
Drew Barrymore and Tom Green
 
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You know how some people say they’re dying from laughter? Well, it turns out that when MTV comedian Tom Green married Drew Barrymore, the laughter ended up killing the marriage! Kinda. The two married on July 27, 2001, but took less than five months to apply for divorce, which they did on December 17th the same year.
 
Lisa Marie Presley and Nicholas Cage, Then Michael Jackson
 
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The King’s daughter was quite notorious when it came to marriages. Her first one with Nicholas Cage was in August, 2002, but only three months later in November, Cage applied for divorce, even proclaiming that they shouldn’t have gotten married in the first place. It didn’t take long for the lady to give it another go though when she married the King of Pop Michael Jackson only 20 days after this divorce. The one with the pop star lasted another 20 months before that one ended too.
 
Jennifer Lopez and Cris Judd
 
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Our very own JLo isn’t known for many mistakes in her life or career, though there’s one that stands out like a sore thumb – her wedding to Cris Judd, her second one after she was married to Ojani Noa. This one only lasted four months at the end of which she had a brief relationship with the dashing Ben Affleck. Jennifer Lopez, of course, later went on to marry Marc Antony.
 
Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney
 
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The beautiful Renee Zellweger was four months into her relationship with Kenny Chesney when they decided to get married, which they did in May of 2005. Unfortunately, it took them exactly another four months to file for divorce. The statement they made was weirdly formal, “The miscommunication of the objective of their marriage at the start is the only reason for this annulment.”
 
Some of these celebrities moved on to better lives while some of them simply slipped away into oblivion, but one thing all of them took away from this was to not rush into marriage again. *Cough* Sorry, some of them.

 

 

This Was The Best Prince Skit Of All Time

In 2004, Dave Chappelle’s sketch-comedy Chappelle’s Show, ran a skit featuring Charlie Murphy recounting a story involving Prince, basketball, and pancakes.
 

In this True Hollywood Story, as told by Charlie Murphy, Prince arrived at a club where Charlie and movie-star brother Eddie Murphy were at and invited the group back to his home.
 
Once there, Prince challenged Charlie and his friends to a friendly game of basketball. As Murphy’s team was dressed to play, the same couldn’t be said about Prince’s team and joked that the game should be “shirts vs. blouses.”
 
Little did they know that Prince and The Revolution could ball.
 
When it was all said and done, Prince’s side won, and in Murphy’s words, “it was a landslide victory.” Then, he served everyone pancakes. What a boss.
 
The best part of this story isn’t even the portrayal of Prince in the skit, it’s how he handled the situation afterwards. He loved the skit and wasn’t shy about his level of game.
 
 

But the fun didn’t stop there. In 2013, Prince released a single called “Breakfast Can Wait” and used Chappelle’s image of him from the skit as the cover art.
 


 
On an episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Chappelle was asked about the incident. Skip to 3:09 for Chappelle’s reaction.
 
 

Earlier this year, Charlie Murphy was on the Madd Hatta Morning Show and revisited the skit:
 
 

RIP Prince, you will be missed!
 

 

Meet The Newest Members Of The Fast & Furious Family

Just days after it was announced that Charlize Theron will be joining the cast of Fast and Furious 8, Scott Eastwood will also be joining the franchise for their next installment due out next year.
 

Our crew will face its greatest adversary ever in our next film as we welcome Charlize Theron to the Fast family. 4.14.17. #F8

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Kurt Russell’s Mr. Nobody has a new protégé. Welcome Scott Eastwood to the Fast family in our next film. 4.14.17. #F8

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Scott is incredibily excited with the project and posted a lengthy and heartfelt message on Instagram:
 

It's hard to put into words how excited I am for the next Fast & Furious. To me, the series is so much more than just a franchise. It’s a legacy. These great actors who have been in it together for so long have become a family. I absolutely can’t wait to join it. Now I can’t say too much, but I get to play a new character who operates under Kurt Russell in the movie, which is incredible, because Kurt was a total childhood hero of mine growing up. Very much looking forward to learning a thing or two from such an original and cool guy. Paul was a close friend of mine. We surfed together, traveled together, and he was a huge role model and influencing figure in my life when I was younger. He still is. He was an older brother to me. For me to be able to add to the F&F story, Paul’s story, and the FAST family is like a dream come true. Gary Gray and Neal Moritz – I can’t wait to get started and dive in. Vin – thank you for the support and the insight. Paul – I am going to make you proud. #F8

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Fans should also be excited that there will be a steady stream of fast cars and intense action flowing though theaters over the next 5 years.
 

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Theron will be playing a villain in #F8, a departure from her other driving roles in films such as The Italian Job and Mad Max: Fury Road. If you have any doubt about Charlize’s ability behind the wheel, just check out this video:
 
 

As for Scott, he’s going to be Kurt Russell’s new protégé. If you’ll recall, Russell played Mr. Nobody in Furious 7 and was a covert operative/ government agent.
 
 

While Mr. Nobody was an ally throughout the movie, it’s uncertain that his protégé will be the same. Remember what happened in Furious 6?
 

 

5 Most Popular Backstreet Boys Songs For Vegas

It looks like Britney Spears may have a started a trend with her Piece Of Me show in Vegas because now, reports say that the Backstreet Boys may be getting a show of their own!
 
While Nick Carter was attending the premiere of Dead 7, he set the record straight regarding the possibility of a BSB reunion in Vegas. In fact, the group has a deal in place already with Live Nation and they are set to do a nine-show test run to get things started.
 
But wait – there’s more! Kevin Richardson also told ET that the group is recording a new album and also planning a world tour! Check out the interviews here:
 
 

So which Backstreet Boys songs would you expect to hear at the shows? Here are the most popular ones on YouTube right now:
 
I Want It That Way – Their smash hit from their Millennium album was released in 1999, but that hasn’t stopped fans from watching it 204,000,628 times:
 
 

As Long As You Love Me – Released internationally in 1997, this song has 66,327,528 views and is one of BSB’s signature songs.
 
 

Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) – Anytime you hear anything about a Backstreet Boys reunion or comeback, it’s this song that’s referenced.
 
 

Incomplete – Released as their first single after a 2-year hiatus in 2005, this powerful ballad should definitely make the cut.
 
 

Shape Of My Heart – We know these guys make hits, just like this song from their fourth studio album in 2000, Black & Blue.
 
 

What other songs should make the list? Let us know!
 

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Miley Cyrus Loving Her Engagement Ring Again

If you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, then you can be excused.
 

In January, People and Us Weekly reported that Miley and ex-fiancé Liam Hemsworth were indeed getting back together.
 
When the two first got engaged, they were still very young and growing in their careers. Hemsworth was 22 and Cyrus was only 19. According to the report by People, Hemsworth was feeling “too exposed” during the relationship with Cyrus, and her antics which drew even more attention certainly didn’t make matters any better.
 
However, after their September 2013 split, the pair have reconnected and their relationship should be stronger because of it. How do we know this is the real deal again? Well, Miley’s starting to show off that 3.5-carat sparkler again!
 
Here she is with the ring front and center as she’s out in Manhattan on March 29, 2016.
 
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She also had it on in a promo photo for her appearance on NBC’s The Voice:
 

Peep me and my big bro @pharrell on @nbcthevoice tonight ❤️❤️❤️

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Hope it lasts this time!
 

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Are You Prepared For The Bad Boy Reunion Concert?

The event will take place on May 20th, the same day which would’ve marked the late Notorious B.I.G.’s 44th birthday.
 

Puff Daddy is bringing the Bad Boy family back together for “One Night Only” – and you can expect some of the biggest names from the roster including Feel So Good rapper Mase, Love Like This singer Faith Evans, Lil Kim, the Lox, Total, 112, French Montana and Mario Winans. Not only that, special guest appearances will be headlined by Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige.
 
Puff Daddy is definitely pulling out all the stops here to make this the experience of a lifetime. In a statement released by the rapper/business mogul, he says, “This isn’t just another concert – This is hip-hop history.” He continues, “Also, we are celebrating one of the greatest of all time – Notorious B.I.G. This will be a night to remember. I can’t wait to see you all there.”
 
Just last year at the BET Awards, Diddy brought out the fam to perform some of their greatest hits over the course of 10-minutes:
 

 

This concert though is going to be a different beast altogether! If you’re looking to take a trip down memory lane spanning over 20 years of the Bad Boy discography, tickets will go on sale Saturday, April 2nd at 11am (local) at Live Nation.
 

 

Justin Bieber Cracks 10 Billion Views On Vevo!

Justin Bieber has certainly had his fair share of ups and downs, but the latest news just goes to show how popular his music really is.
 

According to Vevo, Bieber became the first artist to reach the 10 billion total views milestone – and to reach this goal the 22-year old singer/songwriter took only 2,316 days!
 
Ever since the release of his latest studio album (third in total), his videos have racked up view after view. In fact, four billion of the views have come after the release of Purpose.
 
Check out the numbers from some of his most successful videos (numbers as of date of writing):
 
Baby ft. Ludacris: 1,340,325,363
Sorry (PURPOSE : The Movement): 1,142,671,863
What Do You Mean?: 899,661,752
Beauty And A Beat ft. Nicki Minaj: 618,059,055
Never Say Never ft. Jaden Smith: 551,645,821
Boyfriend: 515,787,166
Love Yourself (PURPOSE : The Movement): 468,717,878
One Time: 456,103,394
 
What’s more, he is 1 of only 3 artists to have more than 1 billion views on two videos. He could become the first artist to have three videos with 1 billion+ views if the clicks on “What Do You Mean?” continue to rise.
 
Doesn’t look like things will slow down anytime soon!
 

 

Crazy! Hogan Wins $140 MILLION In Sex Video Case

Apparently, if you’re married and have sex with your best friend’s wife, and if you’re filmed without you knowing, and it gets posted online, you may just be entitled to $115 million.
 

That’s what happened to Hulk Hogan when he sued Gawker Media for $100 million, saying that the company violated his privacy, personality rights, and intentionally inflicted emotional stress by posting the sex tape.
 
The trial took place in March 2016 which lasted two weeks. On March 18th, 2016, the jury awarded Hogan with $115 million – $55 million due to economic harm and another $60 million for emotional distress.
 
But the fun doesn’t stop there! On March 21, 2016, Hogan was awarded an extra $25 million in punitive damages on top of what he received on Friday. Gawker Media is forced to pay $15 million, Gawker owner Nick Denton was hit with $10 million and A.J. Daulerio, the editor who posted the video and the accompanying post is forced to come up with $100,000.
 

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A Florida jury awarded a total of $25 million in punitive damages on Monday in the Hulk Hogan sex tape trial, hitting Gawker Media with a $15 million judgment and its owner, Nick Denton, with $10 million.
 
Jurors also assessed $100,000 against A.J. Daulerio, the Gawker editor who decided to post the edited sex video and wrote the post that accompanied it. While Denton has a total of $121 million in assets and Gawker Media’s gross revenues in 2015 were $48.7 million, Daulerio has debt to the tune of $27,000 in student loans.
 

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This trial could be a deterrent to other media companies who try to capitalize on sex tapes without getting the proper rights.
 

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