Ex-Secret Service agent pleads guilty in Silk Road case; he pocketed $820000 … – Los Angeles Times


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A former U.S. Secret Service agent who was part of a team investigating illegal activity on the online drug market Silk Road has pleaded guilty to money laundering and obstruction of justice, prosecutors announced Monday. Shaun W. Bridges, 32, of
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iLoveMakonnen Is the Life of the Party in “Trust Me Danny” Video

iLoveMakonnen drops a new track, “Trust Me Danny” today, (Aug. 31) and is gracious enough to release the inebriated music video to go with it.

On the track produced by Danny Wolf, Makonnen manipulates his voice to simulate a conversation with his dealer and raps about riding high and low (“the woods, city and forest”) to move all the products around. The four-minute visual, directed by OG Hoodrich, shows Makonnen in and out of focus taking part in a basement rager. Flanked by sunglass-wearing friends and cardboard cutouts of Homer Simpson and Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb, Makonnen takes the college house party to another level by bringing the drugs and music for added entertainment.

Starting off 2015 fairly quiet, the OVO signee has since been in the headlines a lot more lately thanks to singles with Ty Dolla $ign and the announcement that his first album under OVO Sound come October.

The White House Is Looking Forward to Kanye West’s 2020 Presidential Bid

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“And yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020, to run for president.”

Those were the words proclaimed by Kanye West during his rousing 12-minute long speech after he received the Video Vanguard Award at the 2015 MTV VMAs last night (Aug. 30). Since then the Internet has gone nuts, making a bunch of memes in the process. ‘Ye’s speech was so impactful that MTV executives are considering him as the host for next year’s VMAs. The White House seems to be open to the Chicago native as a potential presidential candidate. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that he looks “forward to seeing what slogan he chooses to embroider on his campaign hat.” Earnest, along with the President, are traveling aboard on Air Force One to Alaska.

While leaving a VMAs after party, Kanye, his wife Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner were mobbed by paparazzi who wanted a comment from Yeezy on his announcement. The pop culture icon said that if he was President every one in America would be given a new pair of Yeezy. “Ready For Kanye,” a newly formed PAC out of Maryland, has submitted its statement of organization to the Federal Election Commission (FEC). A PAC is an organization that collects campaign contributions (money) from its members and donates the funds to campaign for or against candidates, ballot initiatives or legislation. Tramal Ferguson, the owner for “KanyeForPresident.com,” received several offers for the domain name, with some offering as much as $80K. If ‘Ye was on to take steps to be President, here are the steps he must take.

Who’s Hotter, Amber Rose or Blac Chyna?

At the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, Amber Rose and her good friend Blac Chyna—they are rumored to be starring in an upcoming reality show together—arrived at the show in honor of Rose’s Slutwalk campaign. Slutwalk began in Toronto as a protest against any and evert derogatory comments towards women. The two wore bright, tight outfits with “Stripper,” “slut,” “bitch,” “whore,” and “gold digger” written all over the outfits, which were designed by Brittany DeShields and Iris Barbee Bonner of These Pink Lips. Amber Rose’s Slutwalk event is slated to take place in L.A. on Oct 3rd.

Before the BFFs went to this year’s annual award show, they were twerking in a car while listening to Future’s “Freak Hoe.” This isn’t their first time they’re twerking with each other. Back in December, Rose shared a video of how they keep their”asses firm and tight.” Watch both of the IG Post below. If you had to choose, which bombshell would you pick is hotter? Amber or Chyna? Let the gallery above help you for this tough decision.

When ur Uber Driver don't know who he got in his car 😂

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The latest iPhone 6S and Apple TV news. Plus, the all-new ‘Magic Mike’ Mouse – CNET


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CNET · Tech Industry; The latest iPhone 6S and Apple TV news. Plus, the all-new "Magic Mike" Mouse. The latest iPhone 6S and Apple TV news. Plus, the all-new "Magic Mike" Mouse. Apple's September 9th event is official, 9to5Mac breaks all the majors …
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David Bowie, Aerosmith, Flaming Lips Pen Songs for ‘SpongeBob Musical’

A surprising collection of musicians will write songs for an upcoming theatrical production of SpongeBob SquarePants, dubbed The SpongeBob Musical. David Bowie, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Cyndi Lauper, Flaming Lips, John Legend and T.I. will all contribute original songs to the show. Bowie’s tune will feature additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton, who is also contributing his own song.

Other artists who will be contributing songs to the production include Lady Antebellum, Dirty Projectors, Panic! at the Disco, Plain White T’s and They Might Be Giants. The SpongeBob Musical is set to open on July 3rd, 2016 in the Windy City at Broadway in Chicago’s Oriental Theatre. Preview performances will begin on June 7th. It will then open on Broadway in the 2016 – 2017 season.

The show’s producers describe the musical as a “rousing tale of a simple sea sponge, who faces the unfathomable,” and they go on to describe the show as “a celebration of unbridled hope, unexpected heroes and pure theatrical invention.”

Director Tina Landau (Superior Donuts) will lead the show, which features a book by Kyle Jarrow (A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant) and music supervision by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal). Casting for the show has yet to be announced. Tickets will go on sale in October via the theater’s website.

“We’re taking our leads from the TV show, but this is an original story with an original design approach and original songs written just for the occasion by an amazing array of songwriters,” Landau said in a statement. “We will present the world of [SpongeBob’s habitat] Bikini Bottom and its characters in a whole new way that can only be achieved in the live medium of the theater.”

Earlier this year, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water was a commercial success, becoming the Number One hit its opening weekend. The series premiered on Nickelodeon in July 1999 and has since become Viacom’s most widely distributed property ever, with translations into more than 50 languages.

The production’s most surprising contributor, David Bowie, previously lent his voice to the show in 2007, according to Pitchfork. He is also in the process of developing the characters from his movie The Man Who Fell to Earth into its own musical, Lazarus. He’s writing new music for that production, which will star Dexter actor Michael C. Hall.

Samsung unveils Gear S2 smartwatch – USA TODAY


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What T-Pain, Ja Rule and More Really Think of Donald Trump

All across these United States, the same unlikely word echoes from one town to the next: Trump! Could the MTV Music Video Awards in Los Angeles be so different? Did the billionaire presidential candidate’s name come up again and again on the red carpet this weekend?

No. But we conducted a short survey anyway about the man from artists on their way into the VMA’s, asking one simple question: “Trump 2016. What do you think?”

Ja Rule: “Trump is very entertaining. He speaks very openly and candidly about what he feels. I think it’s a breath of fresh air for everybody to hear it. It’s not always the politically correct thing, but I think that’s what people are enjoying about Trump being in the running…. Trump is crazy. He has always been an outspoken person. I’m not shocked by anything that comes out of his mouth at all. He’s like a rapper.”

T-Pain: “He’s got a hell of a PR person. He’s got money — allegedly — and he’s got PR. I think it’s great. Do your thing, man. If he can win, who can stop him? It will be a huge deal. I will probably move to Australia, but good luck you guys.”

Grandmaster Melle Mel: “I just hope we don’t have a moron for a president. He’s being a bully basically. The president of the United States doesn’t need to be a bully.”

Kat Graham: “I like when there are candidates who are such a contrast to what would normally be the appropriate decision, because it forces issues to come up…. I don’t really have an opinion on him. I treat it as a bit of sensationalism — like Fox News. I don’t watch Fox News. But I’d invite him to dinner. I’m absolutely not taking it seriously, but you know what, the guy has a brilliant mind.”

Grandmaster Caz: “Any other president would never talk like that. The average person in New York doesn’t support that mentality.”

Charlie Puth: “I know Donald Trump says ‘China’ a lot. He’s always been like a celebrity. It’s probably better to never, ever talk about political things because people hate you. They’ll beat me up if I say something wrong.”

What’s in 90 percent of seabirds’ guts? 1 word: Plastics – Washington Post


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