Olivia Wilde slams the Kardashians, Google+ tops 10 million users, and Lady Gaga's YouTube account gets suspended…the Mantenna did not have sexual relations with that woman!
Olivia Wilde Slams the Kardashians
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Olivia Wilde has taken umbrage at the media and reality television stars such as Kim Kardashian. The newly single actress says the media focuses too much attention on the daily live of unimportant people and not on those in the world who are truly suffering. She tells Marie Claire magazine, “I'd like to refocus everyone's attention away from the Kardashians and onto Doctors Without Borders or aid workers. Let's redefine scandal. Scandal is not who so-and-so is dating; scandal is the fact that 1.2 million people are still living in tents in Haiti, and cholera is rampant because Nepalese UN soldiers dumped s**t from their Porta-Potties (portable toilets) into the river.” The 27-year-old actress continues, “That's a f**king scandal. If the average 15-year-old was hearing about that instead of so-and-so's plastic surgery or cheating in Hollywood, I'd feel better about our future.” She has a point.
Google+ Tops 10 Million Users
Google’s new Facebook competitor Google+ has gotten off to a great start by amassing over 10 million users in its first two weeks of operation. Google CEO Larry Page announced the number during a conference call with analysts, saying “Growth on Google+ has been great. Over 10 million have joined. That's a great achievement for the team. There has been a ton of activity.” Page said more than a billion items are being shared on the new social network everyday. Google+ is still along way from toppling Facebook which has 750 million global users. Google+ is still in a “limited” trial phase and isn’t open yet to the general public. The impressive take up rate of Google+ comes on the same day Google announced stellar 2nd quarter results. Income at the company for the quarter rose to a staggering $2.5 billion, up 36% from a year earlier.
Lady Gaga's YouTube Account Suspended
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In yet another chapter in her wacky Internet career, Lady Gaga’s extremely popular YouTube account has been suspended out of nowhere. If you attempt to go to the channel that has racked up over a billion views thus far, you will be hit with a message stating: "This account has been suspended due to multiple or severe violations of YouTube's Copyright Policy." According to a report from Time Out Tokyo, the YouTube suspension stemmed from a video posted on the channel of Gaga's recent performance/appearance on Japan's Fuji TV program SMAP x SMAP doing mashed-up renditions of numerous tracks from Born This Way. For those of you ready to flip, Gaga’s official VEVO channel on YouTube is still workin’ like a charm.
Judge Declares Mistrial in Roger Clemens Case
Just when things were about to get under way, the perjury trial for baseball pitcher Roger Clemens ended abruptly earlier today. In what U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said that even a "first-year law student" would have known to avoid, a mistrial was blamed on prosecutors after they showed jurors ruled-out evidence of videotaped information that a teammate, Andy Pettitte, had informed his wife that Clemens confessed to using a performance-enhancing drug during his during official play. "Mr. Clemens has to get a fair trial," Walton said. "In my view, he can't get it now." Walton said he would hold a hearing September 2 to decide whether Clemens should face another trial.