Diverse Team USA at the Winter Olympics… Kristin Cavallari’s own reality show… Hulu is hoping to stop the bleeding… Suspended ads on Logan Paul’s channels… and Taylor Swift’s BFF Karlie Kloss hangs out with Katy Perry
Saw this interesting article on E! News this morning. Before the Winter Olympics even began, Team USA made history. First of all, Team USA has the largest team at the Winter Games with 242 athletes, with breaks our own record of having 222 athletes at the Sochi Games in 2014. Our team is also one of the most diverse we’ve ever had for the Winter Games. Out of the 108 women and 134 men, 10 are African-American, 11 are Asian-American, and we have the first ever openly gay male athletes representing the USA, freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy and figure skater Adam Rippon. And the 2014 games Gus was still in the closet. Also, female speed skaters Erin Jackson and Maame Biney are making history as the first African-American women to represent the US in their sport. And don’t forget to follow SNL’s Leslie Jones — twitter.com/Lesdoggg — because she live tweets the Olympics and she’s awesome.
Kristin Cavallari became a faux-reality star on “The Hills,” and she knows that’s her money-maker. TMZ says she’s coming back with her own reality show for E! that focuses on her life in Nashville and her growing fashion empire. (Kristin Cavallari has a fashion empire??) Sources say her husband Jay Cutler will appear on the show, but how much depends on whether or not he gets another job in the NFL. And Kristin has said before that she’d never put her 3 kids on a reality show, but a girl always reserves the right to change her mind!
Hulu shows win Emmys, but at what cost? Its four owners — Comcast, 21st Century Fox, Disney and Time Warner — invested $1 BILLION 2017. They ended up losing $920 million, which is way worse than the $530 million they lost in 2016. Believe it or not, Hulu thinks they can still turn this thing around. They’re expected to lose $1.7 BILLION in 2018, but they’re hoping to stop the bleeding by only spending $1.5 BILLION.
YouTube has temporarily suspended ads on Logan Paul’s channels. This decision will cut off Paul’s income stream, which is estimated by some to be more than a million dollars a month. In a statement to BuzzFeed, YouTube said “After careful consideration, we have decided to temporarily suspend ads on Logan Paul’s YouTube channels. This is not a decision we made lightly, however, we believe he has exhibited a pattern of behavior in his videos that makes his channel not only unsuitable for advertisers, but also potentially damaging to the broader creator community.”
We’ve been guessing that something wasn’t right between Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss for quite some time, but after Karlie had sushi with Katy Perry Wednesday night, we can now safely assume that Taylor and Karlie are DONE. The two of them haven’t been seen together since November 2016. Fast forward to this past December when Karlie was part of the LOVE Advent calendar shoot and she posted a picture of herself playing basketball, captioning it, “Swish swish.” That just so happens to be the name of Katy’s song we all assume is dissing Taylor. After so much backlash, Karlie changed the caption to “Nothing but net.” And then she gave us hope that it was just a big misunderstanding when she wished Taylor a happy birthday on Instagram. But now this sushi dinner changes EVERYTHING.
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