The Guy Who Hiked Prices on an AIDS Medication Was Arrested
Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical entrepreneur and former hedge fund manager who became the most hated man on Earth after gouging prices on drugs, was arrested by federal authorities. He’s being charged with securities fraud, and federal prosecutors in Brooklyn are expected to hold a news conference on the matter later today. The internet is responding appropriately, calling his arrest Karma, saying what goes around comes around! Get more here.
— Gawker (@Gawker) December 17, 2015
Star Wars Mayonnaise and Window Coverings?
You may have noticed that there are a lot of products out there labeled with “Star Wars” products that have nothing to do with Star Wars, like oranges. Well that’s just the begining, Lucasfilm has filed legal documents to own all sorts of bizarre products including; Mayonnaise, Window blinds, Mattresses, Magic tricks, and many more. According to TMZ, they’ve filed hundreds of trademark applications. Get more here.
— Laurie Brown (@brolaurie) December 14, 2015
LL Cool J Is Hosting the Grammys
Two-time Grammy winner himself, LL is set to host the 2016 Grammys. It’ll be his fifth consecutive year hosting the awards. Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow said “We are delighted to welcome back the very talented LL Cool J as our host for the 58th Grammys. His unique expertise, both as a Grammy-winning recording artist and accomplished actor, allows him to connect with both his musical peers and the fans at home, and his dynamic personality and charismatic energy set the perfect tone for our show.” LL had this to say: “I’m honored once again to host Music’s Biggest Night as we celebrate the talented music creators of today. It’s going to be an incredible night and I’m excited to share this experience with the world.” Get more here.
— E! Online (@eonline) December 16, 2015
Wahlburgers is Going National
If you’ve been enjoying the reality show “Wahlburgers” and wishing you could eat at an actual Wahlburgers some day, your prayers might be answered soon. Because the chain started by Donnie, Mark, and Paul Wahlberg is expanding. Right now they have five locations in Massachusetts, New York, and Toronto. And they plan to add 100 or 150 more in the next five years, including stores in Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Orlando, Manhattan, and Washington, D.C. The non-Wahlberg CEO of the chain says the show is a huge reason the company is growing, quote, “Mark and Donnie understand the importance of the show to the brand so they have done everything they can to promote the show.” Get more here.
— People magazine (@people) December 17, 2015
Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” is the First Album to Go 30 Times Platinum
Michael Jacoson’s “Thriller” has just been certified 30 times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. That means it has sold more than 30 million copies in the U.S. And it’s the first to do so. Worldwide, “Thriller” has sold over 100 million copies. When it was released in 1982, it spent 37 weeks at #1 on the “Billboard” 200 album chart. It stayed in the Top 10 for its first 80 weeks, and spent almost two and a half years in the Top 200. It was nominated for 12 Grammys, and won seven. Wow, we can picture Michael celebrating from beyond the grave. Get more here.
— NME (@NME) December 17, 2015
A Woman Is Suing Simon Cowell Over a Trip and Fall
Simon Cowell is being sued for millions by a woman who tripped over some cables during an America’s Got Talent show taping. D’Arcy Gurr says in her lawsuit the studio was overcrowded, and dangerous. The taping took place at the L.A. County Fair grounds, so she’s is suing the America’s Got Talent, Simon Cowell, and the fairground for $5 million. Good luck with that, we’re pretty sure Simon has nothing to do with where they put the cables. Get more here.
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) December 17, 2015
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