Bill Nye the Science Guy Suing Disney for $28M
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Bill Nye the Science Guy Sues Disney
Bill Nye the science guy is taking Disney to court and suing them for $28 million. This lawsuit has been going on since 2017 and has just been given the green light to head to court. Our childhood hero is accusing Disney of withholding profits from his show Bill Nye the Science Guy. They originally had an agreement that Bill Nye would get 16.5 percent of the net profits from sales and distributions of the show. However, in 2008, Disney sent him a check for about only $600,000. Then they had the nerve to ask for nearly $500,000 of it back due to an "accounting error." So Bill Nye requested an audit, which eventually found he was owed royalty payments in the amount of $9 million. Guess its safe to say we wont be getting a Bill Nye the Science Guy reboot. (via TooFab)
Snooki Retires from Jersey Shore
If you are a fan of the hit MTV reality series Jersey Shore, it may break your heart to hear that Snooki just announced that she is retiring from the show. She broke the news on her podcast on Friday and said that stepping away from the show is what's best for her at the moment. Her main reason for this decision is that she hates being away from her kids. At 32 years old she feels it isn't mature and responsible of her to leave her three kids to go party on TV. She also said she doesn't like the direction the show is heading in. There is a lot of drama and negativity that she doesn't have time for anymore. (via Popcrush)
No More Fake Calling in Sick for Chipotle Workers
Fun fact: Chipotle has nurses on call to check if workers who call in sick are just hungover. "We have nurses on call, so that if you say, 'Hey, I've been sick,' you get the call into the nurse, The nurse validates that it's not a hangover — you're really sick — and then we pay for the day off to get healthy again," said a spokesperson for Chipotle. So if you ever thought about lying to get out of work, think again! (via Business Insider)
Antonio Brown Apologizes for Off-Field Antics
Looks like AB desperately wants to play football again and is willing to do whatever it takes to convince NFL owners he's worth taking a chance on. The NFL is investigating Brown under its personal conduct policy after his former trainer Britney Taylor filed a lawsuit alleging she was sexually assaulted by Brown on multiple occasions. He also was accused of sexual misconduct by an artist who was working at his home in 2017. Read his latest statement below.
Spotify's Annual Roundup
- Top Streamed Artist for 2019: Post Malone
- Top-Streamed Album of 2019: WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?, Billie Eilish
- Top-Streamed Song for 2019: Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello "Señorita"
- Top Breakout Artists: Lil Nas X, Lizzo
- Top Podcasts 2019: "The Joe Budden Podcast with Rory & Mal"
Feel Good Story of the Day
A 5-year-old little boy name Michael Clark Jr. got adopted on Thursday, and his entire kindergarten class came to the adoption ceremony! Check out a super-cute pictures of the class in the court room below. (via BuzzFeed)
Liam Payne's Debut Album Fail
If you saw #LiamPayneisOverParty trending this weekend, here's why. Payne’s 17-track LP1 has been described as "weak," "disappointing," "monotone" and more. Also, Liam is being accused of of fetishizing bisexuality on his song "Both Ways." One of the lyrics offended the the LGBTQ+ community and other individuals. (via PopCrush)
Pink's New Haircut
And the caption is an entire MOOD. Find out the significant meaning behind her new buzzcut here.
How is Kylie Jenner's daughter Stormi only two years old, but somehow way cooler than me?