Social News Daily Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:44:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 ‘Game Of Thrones’, Maisie Williams Star To Guest On ‘Doctor Who’ Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:44:40 +0000

Two fandoms will collide as Maisie Williams will film a guest role on the BBC hit series, ‘Dr. Who’. Williams is popularly known as a star of HBO’s series, ‘Game Of Thrones’. Both shows have large followings, so the news has gone viral.

Bristol born actress, Maisie Williams says she is thrilled to star in Dr. Who because of how important of a role it has played in British culture.

“I’m so excited to be working on Doctor Who as it’s such a big and important part of British culture. I can’t wait to meet the cast and crew and start filming, especially as we’ll be shooting not too far from my home town.”

The show’s director, Steven Moffat is also thrilled to have Williams appear on the hit show.

“It’s not possible to say too much about who or what she’s playing, but she is going to challenge the Doctor in very unexpected ways. This time he might just be out of his depth, and we know Maisie is going to give him exactly the right sort of hell.”

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The Rock Remakes Bambi With Action Twist On SNL [Video] Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:16:14 +0000

It’s a Disney classic with a twist. On Saturday Night Live, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson hosted and starred in the hilarious sketch, a remake of Bambi with an action film twist. SNL castmembers appeared with the Rock as his fellow Fast and Furious 7 castmembers, Vin Diesel (Taran Killam), Tyrese Gibson (Jay Pharoah) and Michelle Rodriguez (Cecily Strong).

The Rock plays Bambi, Killam plays Thumper, Pharoah plays Flower and Rodriguez plays Faline.

The badass Bambi is out for revenge for his mother’s death. The beginning of the faux preview shows the Rock confronting a hunter. The weapon-wielding, forest-dwelling creatures are a farcry from Disney’s original story.

With Ludacris singing the theme song and a motto of “Get Bucked”, this skit has gone viral with more than 1.5 million views.

This isn’t the first time Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has appeared on Saturday Night Live.

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Madonna And Taylor Swift Perform Together At The iHeartRadio Awards [Watch] Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:13:31 +0000

Yes! Queens!

Madonna and Taylor Swift were on stage TOGETHER slaying “Ghosttown” at the iHeartRadio Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Best part? No one knew Swift was going to join Madonna either = greatest surprise.

Pop Queen and Pop Princess for a Pop explosion. Madonna, 56, can still command a stage, while Taylor, 25, rocked that guitar, not singing at all, and still holding her own. What a great love song duo.

One unforgettable performance. Especially for Taylor Swift. The country turned pop lady freaked out about the chance to perform with Madonna on her Instagram.

Including “ugly cries”

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Madonna posted the same photo and her caption is just too cute, “Even with no light we’re gonna shine like GOLD! Thank you again TS. ❤️#rebelhearts”

And Taylor’s other post: “I might be okay but I’m NOT FINE AT ALL.”

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I mean, look at this blossoming friendship!

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Madonna even got to present Taylor with “Song of the Year” award

Side note: Taylor Swift SLAYED at the iHeartRadio awards. Winning Song of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Best Lyrics.

Watch the entire performance below:

[Photo credit: Washington Post]

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New ‘Daily Show’ Host Announced, You Probably Have No Idea Who He Is Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:36:49 +0000

The announcement of Jon Stewart leaving ‘The Daily Show’ left many people scratching their head. Who would take his place? Who could fill his shoes?

The heads over at Comedy Central have found their new host. Ironically, no one seems to know who he is.

Trevor Noah is a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa. While he may be unknown now, it is just a matter of time before he will become one of the most talked about hosts on television.

The New York Times first reported that Noah would replace Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show.’ After a weekend of rumors, it was made official. While many are questioning why the show’s producers would choose a relatively unknown person, others say it is part of the network’s plan to reinvigorate and add new faces to the channel.

Noah has appeared on The Daily Show a few times as a correspondent. He offers a fresh perspective as an outsider and a biracial South African.

“I never thought I’d be more afraid of police in America than in South Africa,” he said with a smile. “It kind of makes me a little nostalgic for the old days, back home.”

He also shared the way he felt when he found out he would be the new host.

“You don’t believe it for the first few hours. You need a stiff drink, and then unfortunately you’re in a place where you can’t really get alcohol.”

It seems former host, Jon Stewart agrees with the choice. In a statement, he shared his happiness for the young comedian.

“I’m thrilled for the show and for Trevor. He’s a tremendous comic and talent that we’ve loved working with.” Mr. Stewart added that he “may rejoin as a correspondent just to be a part of it!!!”

Trevor Noah is quick to add that he will bring a uniqueness to the show.

“I didn’t live a normal life — I grew up in a country that wasn’t normal.”

Despite being new to the scene, Stewart is passing the torch to Noah without any worries.

“He told me, ‘I was where you were when I took over the show,’ ” Mr. Noah said. “ ‘Nobody knew me. I was just starting out, finding my voice, and that’s when I was handed this seat.’ ”

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“Tinder” co-founder Whitney Wolfe Creates “Feminist Tinder” Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:28:17 +0000

Tinder, everyone’s favorite matchmaking app/ part game/ hottie scoper has just met its feminist match.

Meet Bumble, the newest matchmaking app where ladies go first.

On Bumble, ladies get to send the message first to their matches. If the woman doesn’t initiate a conversation with the next 24 hours, the connection disappears forever. It works just the same for same-sex connections — no “Hi” in 24 hours, bye-bye match. No more dead-end matches, no more awkward conversations. If things in your life get too crazy, and you need to hang on to that connection for just one more day? No problem — Bumble will let you extend for another 24 hours, but for just 24 hours more. Best not to waste precious time.


Whitnet Wolfe, co-founder of Tinder, left the company January of this year, and filed a very public sexual harassment and discrimination suit against her former company. After a few months, she dreamed up Bumble as her way of returning to the dating app scene to create a kinder, safer environment for ladies, particularly young ones, looking to test the relationship waters. Originally she had planned to create an app similar to Instagram, but Andrey Andreev, founder and CEO of Badoo, encouraged her to come back and make matchmaking apps again.

“I wanted to start a social platform app that would encourage kindness among a younger demographic of women, more of the junior high or high school set,” she shares in an interview with Racked. “It’s such an impressionable age for girls, and it’s a time they’re likely to be affected negatively by bullying. The original goal was to make something similar to Snapchat or Instagram where you could only talk to one another in kindness, whether it’s through emojis or pre-approved comments.”

Good on you, Whitney! You make us proud.

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Meet Winter The Jumping Lamb [Video] Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:13:38 +0000

Who doesn’t like to jump on the bed? This video introduces Winter, the lamb. His owner filmed him doing one of his favorite pastimes, jumping on the bed.

Winter is seen discovering he bounces when jumping onto the bed. He begins gleefully hopping on and off, much to his owner’s delight.

The absolutely adorable video was uploaded to Youtube and is quickly gaining hits. It seems Winter is no stranger to viral videos. Back in August, his owner introduced him to the world. The proud owner shared Winter’s story: “Winter is a little handraised lamb i took on as a day old. We found him and his twin very weak due to being born on a very cold night. Sadly it was a little too late for his twin which passed soon after.”

Youtube is no stranger to pets doing quirky things. For instance, back in December we met Hamilton, the foodie pig. The little piglet sniffs his food like a true connoisseur.

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Rowling’s “The Casual Vacancy” is now an HBO Series [Video] Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:35:05 +0000

J.K. Rowling’s heart-pounding whodunnit novel The Casual Vacancy” is coming soon to your late-night viewing as a three-part series on HBO.

The Casual Vacancy” revolves around the charming, idyllic town of Pagford and its residents. On the surface, Pagford is pleasant and all is well, but there highly-charged tensions and rivalries roil underneath the facade. Teenagers wage war against their parents, the rich pit themselves against the poor, wives are against their husbands, and teachers fight against their students… The town is bursting at the seam with secrets, and nothing is what it seems. The death of council member Barry Fairweather leaves a gap in the water-tight parish council, and the vacancy is now a catalyst to what could be the biggest war Pagford has ever seen. the arrival of the “ghost of Fairweather” further complicates matters, along with the secrets, turncoats, and revelations that will break the calm veneer of this town.

JK RowlingThe Casual Vacancy” was originally credited to a certain Robert Galbraith. The literary world was in shock when Galbraith was leaked to be the pseudonym for J.K. Rowling. She created the name from conflating the name of political hero Robert Kennedy and her childhood fantasy name “Ella Galbraith”. She later explained she decided to write under a male pseudonym to test the strength of her writing with grittier adult themes, and not rely on the success of the Harry Potter series attached to her name to shoot up sales. It was also a worthy challenge for her, one she has succeeded over — “I successfully channelled my inner bloke!”, she declares in the FAQ of the Robert Galbraith website.

The Casual Vacancy” premiered on 15 February 2015 in the UK, and is set to premiere on 29 April 2015 in the US.

Watch the trailer here:

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Will Unseen Become The Favorite Anonymous App Used By College Students? Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:30:18 +0000

College students are all over social media. As a recently graduated one, sometimes I wonder if I ever took part in actual face-to-face human interaction. How do you break such a rude habit? Find another new up-and-coming app to obsess over.


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“Unseen is for the moments when you need to leave behind your social network, your history, and everyone’s expectations.”

Just when you think all of the apps that could possible be a thing.. are out there, another company sprouts from the dirt with a new app that answers the question you didn’t know you were asking.

Bearch, the Austin-based startup, spent two years at Texas A&M attempting to create an “unnetwork.” They understood the struggle that was social media and it not being so private, but also understood how addicting and fun it can be. So after collecting $2 million in funding, the completely anonymous app has taken off, being used by over 200 campuses in the US and Canada. Encouraging its users to “go underground” and “get unseen.”

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Started with college students as the target audience, Unseen gives you an unfiltered view of campus. According to the iTunes app store description,  “Unseen is the best way to express yourself and connect with other students on campus. Anonymously view the crazy, unseen moments, thoughts, and beliefs on your campus to build lasting, meaningful relationships.”

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The CEO, Michael Schramm, wants Unseen to be different, the opposite of traditional social media sites “who [are] actually driving people further apart rather than bringing them together because you have to maintain this appearance to your friends, or professionally.”

Sure, another “anonymous” app. This is where Unseen promises and holds true to the word, “no signups, no logins, no names.” While you may have other apps like this one on your phone promising anonymity, most of them require a phone number, email address, geographic location, and other personal info. Unseen does the opposite.

I did a trial run of this app. After it opened and gave me a small intro screen “welcoming me to the party,” the only information I was prompted to give was my college. But since there are no geographic limitations, you could pick a school halfway around the country.

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Even if you decide to pick the actual university you attend, you can easily see other schools’ photos and which colleges are trending.

If this app interests you and you don’t go to college, Unseen doesn’t discriminate. Michael Schramm is convinced non-college students use and will use Unseen “I’m sure there are people that download the app, and they don’t go to that specific college, but it hasn’t been an issue in any way.”

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The PR Team for Unseen admits the negative connotation the word “anonymous” has, but strongly conveys how Unseen strives to do the opposite:

“The topic of anonymous apps often meets with a frown and honestly, we’re seeing a lot of coverage about the dangers for kids today with Yik Yak and Secret making headlines. However, if it’s hard to imagine the beneficial possibilities of anonymous social media, that’s because the concept is so drastically different from the standards set by giants like Facebook. Though most of us have at least thought that social media does nothing but enable the narcissist in all of us, anonymous apps turn this idea on its head. Without histories, profiles, or any way to identify one user from another, your identity is completely out of the picture. The focus shifts away from who is posting to what it is that’s being posted.”

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Wonder how Unseen will keep the anonymous post possibilities in line? Because, spoiler alert, most of the posts deal with sex. Unseen is very clear and concise when laying down the law, written in a hilarious, yet truthful down-to-earth college vernacular.

“Pornography or sexual acts: even if it’s just for you and your hand, get a room.”
“Shit. Flush it, don’t post it.”

Along with the opportunity to easily post graphic content on an anonymous app, user may have their worries about bullying and harassing other anons. Other apps like Yik Yak have been facing heat recently because of the hateful comments spread on their app.

Unseen’s Bullying and Harassment policy is simple and blunt, “Don’t be a d*ck.”

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The Unseen team is constantly on the watch for posts that violate the rules. Schramm told VentureBeat, “We do have moderators scanning each community and removing content if it violates our terms of service. So if we see someone trying to buy Adderall, we yank it immediately.”

But never yank the cat posts. #Internet

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With that all being said, Schramm is a firm believer in being “the change you want to see.”

“I think, look, if you’ve got an issue with the content on Unseen, and this is something we encourage even students themselves. We don’t create a meaningful community by silencing people and removing all the content that could potentially cause some questions.”

Some students took his message to heart and used this app for good things like helping out strangers who forgot to turn off their lights…

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who can’t find their computer charger…

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and for those who lost their wallet…

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And this guy who needs to fix his shirt…

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Bravo to any app that doesn’t encourage narcissism or those “humble” moments where people narrate what they did on a Facebook status.

Still want to know more information? Check ‘em out on Facebook or Twitter.

Unseen is available for iOS and Android mobile devices.

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Zayn Returns To One Direction… Just Kidding [Video] Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:28:53 +0000

The wound is still healing for One Direction fans as they find a way to live without Zayn Malik. Zayn recently decided to leave the group, citing stress concerns. The news hit teenage fans hard. Maybe that is what makes this video so hilarious.

The video shows a teenage girl sitting calmly. Until, someone enters the room and gives her some fantastic news. Zayn Malik has decided to return to One Direction. It’s the news every fan has been dreaming to hear. She jumps up and down and yells in excitement. Once you think she is about to pass out from sheer excitment, she is told the truth. It was all a joke. Zayn is still gone…


Posted by The LAD Bible on Monday, March 30, 2015

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Norman Reedus Rocks With Breastfeeding Women Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:49:53 +0000

Norman Reedus wants you to “free the nipple”. In the streets! On the bus! In the cafes! He wants you to free that nipple and show your support for breastfeeding moms the world over.

Last week, Tammie Hamed and Libby Dalton queued up to meet him at the HorrorHound Weekend Convention in Cincinatti. They asked is he wouldn’t mind posing with them for a picture, and they noticed he was holding a fake boob (possibly a stress ball of some sort). In their conversations, babies and breastfeeding came up, and Tammie and Libby offered to take a breastfeeding picture with him. Reedus was elated, and very game to do it. He used his fake boob prop, and rocked out with these two proud ladies.

Need more proof? Here’s the picture:

Free it! Love these ladies! Tonight’s show is gonna be awesome!!!

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The “The Walking Dead” star was so stoked with this photo opportunity. The moms posted another shot of the event on the Momma is a Hippie Facebook community, and relates “He was excited and said it was the best pic he’s ever taken”. Reedus is a full-on big supporter of breastfeeding. He is very open in his support of his wife, Danish model Helena Christensen, and her decision to breastfeed as a new mom. He has joined the ranks of other pro-breastfeeding stars, such as Miley Cyrus, Scout Willis, Rihanna, Michelle Rodriguez, and Lena Dunham, just to name a few. He has also “freed his own nipple” in a cheeky instagram post that went viral:


He and his other pro-breastfeeding colleagues feel the issue of breast-feeding should go beyond a woman’s right to go topless in public, but that it also must be about creating a more socially-acceptable attitude toward breastfeeding women.

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