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Kendall Jenner Has Been Ordered To Pay Up For Her Fyre Fest Insta Post

Ka-ching!

Fyre Festival did a lot of things. It put Ja Rule back on the map (albeit in a very strange way), it gave us the meme of Andy King and the water bottle incident but most importantly it outed the trend of celebrities promoting things they knew nothing about for a bit of coin. One of these celebrities is Kendall Jenner. 

Speaking of reality tv stars, we spoke about ‘Married At First’ on this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

Back in the day, Kendall Jenner took to social media to promote Fyre Festival saying, “So hyped to announce my G.O.O.D Music Family as the first headliners for @fyrefestival… Use my promo code KJONFYRE for the next 24 hours to get on the list for the artists and talents afterparty on Fyre Cay.” But, as the festival never happened, as you know, Kendall Jenner has been sued. Along with many other artists. 

Kendall’s Instagram Post

Today it is revealed that Kendall Jenner has settled the lawsuit concerning her involvement with Fyre Festival. According to court documents, the reality star will pay approximately $140,000 (US $90,000) for the aforementioned social media post. Interestingly, Kendall Jenner was paid approximately $418,000 (US $275,000) for the post itself, a mere fraction of what Jenner will pay up.

Kendall Jenner was sued back in August 2019 for her Fyre Festival post by Gregory Messer, a lawyer who’s also the trustee overseeing the bankruptcy of Fyre Media. We should note that Kendall Jenner isn’t the only celebrity being sued. Emily Ratajkowski, Migos, Pusha T and Lil Yachty have also been sued for their involvement in Fyre Festival. 

The lawsuits weren’t limited to celebrities though, a number of lawsuits were filed as a result of this music festival scam. The festival’s founder, Billy McFarland, was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple counts of fraud.

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Of Course Jeffree Star Is Copping Backlash For His 'Cremated' Palette

“I want to answer a few questions…”

Jeffree Star is no stranger to controversy. From the infamous Tati and James Charles drama to faking his own YouTube videos, Jeffree Star can never seem to get out of the spotlight. And this week is no exception. 

We spoke about this on today’s episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

Just recently, Jeffree Star announced the imaging and release date for his new make-up palette called ‘Cremated’.

Let’s just say, this didn’t really go down well. A lot of Twitter users pointed out the insensitivity in releasing a palate related to death at a time when thousands of people are dying around the world.

As a result, Jeffree Star has released a video today justifying his decision to put out this pallet and giving a reason as to why he didn’t delay the product because of coronavirus. You can watch the video here with the clarification happening at the start of this lengthy clip.

In response to the timing of this palate coming out during the coronavirus pandemic, Jeffree defends himself by citing the lengthy process of releasing a make-up palate. The make-up guru said, “You guys, if you did not watch the series that me and Shane did on making the conspiracy palette… it takes months and months and months, sometimes a year plus to actually make a product…” 

Later on in the video, Jeffree Star also said, “This idea, I created over a year ago, I trademarked it, the trademark went through on September of last year and we delayed this already a lot and sadly, with production and in the make-up world, if I were to try to move ‘Cremated’, it would not have fit anywhere in this year. This year is, uh, full. Which you’ll see later… I would have had to move it to later in the fall of 2021 and I never want to give my customers a bad experience, I never want to sell expired make-up… so I made the executive decision to delay the collection over a month and a half.”

As for the inspiration, Jeffree Star assured his followers that he never intended to hurt anyone with this palette, saying:  “For me, this is art. I never come from a negative place, you guys. My own father who passed away and my two dogs that passed away are all cremated and it is a tradition in my family. Now,  nothing ever comes from a bad place. So, if you were thinking that, absolutely not… I created this to make people smile, I created a brand for all the weirdos for all the people that really didn’t feel like they fit in. So, in no way was this created to be offensive.”

There you have it. Do you think he should have pulled the product?

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Today I Learned Ed Sheeran Literally Owns 27 Houses Cos Why Not

And no, they're not lego houses.

Out of all the celebrities in Hollywood, there’s no one that seems more in touch with their roots than Ed Sheeran. From retiring from Instagram multiple times to singing about not fitting in at Hollywood parties, Ed Sheeran is seemingly the most relatable celebrity out there. Only he’s not that relatable, because the former-busker owns literally 27 houses. 

Yep, according to RealEstate.com.au, the ‘Perfect’ singer has a portfolio of 27 properties that has an estimated value of  $AU110 million. Yikes.

While we’re on the subject of British singers, we spoke about Lewis Capaldi on this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

So, although Ed Sheeran looks like the kind of bloke you could walk up to in a bar and grab a beer with, unless you’re willing to talk about real-estate or your millions of dollars, we’d suggest otherwise. 

Currently, Ed Sheeran is staying in his Suffolk home with his wife Cherry Seaborn during the COVID-19 pandemic, but let’s just say he’s got options for other places to reside in. According to The Sun, this $AU7.1 million home (dubbed Sheeranville) is equipped with the essentials (such as a gym, pool and a man-cave) in addition to some luxurious extras (such as a farmhouse, a pub and a bungalow). Who needs a pub in their own home? Evidently, Ed does.

In terms of the other properties, Ed Sheeran reportedly went on a $AU 18 million shopping spree, snatching up five more homes at the start of this year, including two in central London and some flats near Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. As a result, the ‘Lego House’ singer now owns 22 homes in London, most of which are rented out. 

The bulk of Ed Sheeran’s homes were purchased through Maverick Properties, which is a company that Ed set up with his manager 5 years ago. Gotta love a person that knows how to handle their money. 

At the end of the day, Ed Sheeran has the most streamed song of all time (in addition to two others in the Top 10), he’s racked up millions of dollars performing sold out shows around the world and he’s appeared in a bunch of films/ tv shows. So, really, what did we expect?

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