Logan Paul’s gone back to the drawing board after more hiccups in the vlogging world — and now he thinks an albino person’s gonna solve his problems … TMZ has learned. The troubled YouTube star held a last-minute casting call Tuesday in search of…
Move over, Logan Paul.
Another talent-free YouTube star would log to steal some of your negative headlines for a few hours.
Kian Lawley, a social media sensation with over 3.3 million YouTube subscribers and over six million Twitter followers for some reason, has been fired from the upcoming film adaption of “The Hate U Give.”
Per Variety, this is what a Twentieth Century Fox Films spokesperson said about the decision, which comes two weeks after a video surfaced online of Lawley saying lots of racist stuff:
Due to the controversy surrounding his past comments and behavior, Kian Lawley will no longer appear in The Hate U Give.
The studio plans to recast the role of Chris and reshoot scenes as needed.
The controversy cited above centers on a 12-second bleeped video on YouTube that made the Internet rounds in January.
It features Lawley very clearly using a racist slur and making other racially-offensive remarks.
“We’re all black drinking purple Kool-Aid and eating Kentucky fried motherf-cking chicken,” he says in the clip.
Check it out here:
Lawley had been scheduled to appear in the aforementioned movie as the boyfriend of Amandla Stenberg’s character.
The film is a widely anticipated release because it’s based on a critically-acclaimed young adult novel by Angela Thomas.
It tells the story of a 16-year-old girl who feels torn between the worlds of her poor and largely black neighborhood… and the suburban prep school she attends.
She later witnesses the murder of her childhood pal at the hands of a police officer.
Such big-time names as Issa Rae, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Algee Smith, Lamar Johnson and Common are also attached to the project.
Shortly after the scandalous footage went viral, Lawley apologized for the video, Tweeting:
“if u don’t learn from ur mistakes, u can never grow as a person.
“i’ve learned a lot & i am grateful to have the power to change. i never want to be who i was yesterday. we’re in a constant battle to become a better version of ourselves, use ur voice as ur weapon.”
He also now says he agrees with the studio’s decision to drop him from the film.
Said the young star in a statement:
“Words have power and can do damage. I own mine and I am sorry. I respect Fox’s decision to recast this role for The Hate U Give, as it is an important story, and it would not be appropriate for me to be involved considering the actions of my past.
“I understand the impact and I have grown and learned since then. From now on I plan to use my voice for positive change.”
However, just because Lawley has acknowledged his mistake and accepted his punishment, this doesn’t mean his fans have done the same.
Many have bombarded Thomas with hate in light of this recast.
“Y’all are screenshotting me and coming at my friends without knowing the details of the situation. There is so much more that you don’t know, and I’m honestly sad for you.
“But I’m unprofessional?” the author Tweeted this week.
As you can see above, it looks like Thomas has faced an onslaught of misguided abuse.
She’s clearly pained about what transpired with Lawley, but she also is clearly NOT the person to blame here.
Give her a break, Kian Lawley fans, and realize that your very own hero has taken some responsibility for his awful actions here.
Generally, when we talk about Demi Lovato here it’s because she blessed the internet with another memorable swimsuit selfie.
But today, we’d like to take a moment to applaud Demi for providing an invaluable service to her legion of adoring fans.
Throughout her career, Lovato’s struggles with addiction and mental health have served as fodder for tabloid headlines, but while some stars might attempt to hide such troubles, Demi has embraced her struggle.
She openly discusses her painful past in hopes of serving as an inspiration to fans who might be struggling.
And now she’s going even further to ensure that young people who are experiencing the same problems she endured are able to receive the help they need.
Appearing on Good Morning America Wednesday, Demi announced that her new tour will feature group therapy sessions and talks from motivational speakers before the music begins.
“It’s basically like a therapy session before the concerts, and we have speakers from all over and we’re also helping out with different charities from around the country,” Lovato said in an interview.
“I actually have bipolar disorder, and I’m very open about that because I think that mental health affects so many people and we need to take the stigma away from it.”
Demi went on to speak about what she feels is her duty to the fans that made her famous:
“I think that it’s important for me to use my voice for more than just singing,” she stated.
“I just know how important it is to use my platform to help others and to share my story in hopes that it inspires people to either get into recovery or better themselves. Whatever it is, I just want people to know they’re not alone and I’m here for them.”
Thousands of fans have already taken to social media to thank Demi in advance for this important gesture.
In March, the singer will celebrate six years of sobriety following a struggle with drugs and alcohol that she says nearly cost her her life.
In the years since she got clean, Demi has become far more than just a singer to her millions of fans.
For many young people, she’s living proof that struggles can be overcome and there’s a light at the end of every tunnel.
Demi’s 2018 US tour kicks off in February.
She’ll play more than 20 shows in the next six weeks, and touch untold thousands of fans.
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Remember the good old days of Khlomar?
Sure, things ended terribly for Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom, and yes, it turned out that things were never actually that great for them, either.
Khloe has said that she managed to keep a lot of Lamar’s issues private for longer than we know, and they’ve both been open about how he cheated on her.
But still, there was a lot of love between them, and when things were good, they were so good, you know?
And that’s why it’s a little surprising that Khloe is reportedly freaking out about the possibility of Lamar writing a tell-all.
To back up a little, yes, Lamar has confirmed that he’s working on a book.
He told Hollywood Life that the book would be an “autobiography of my life,” and that he’s “looking forward to that.”
When asked exactly what would be included in his story, he said “Everything! Everything! Just everything!”
“Open about everything, everything that has been going on in my life! About the facts!”
He sure seems excited about it, right?
And goodness knows he has plenty of material.
He could write about his basketball career — several ups and downs there — and his troubled childhood.
He could write about his 2015 overdose, how he very nearly died in a brothel. We imagine that information could sell some copies.
He could also write about the Kardashians.
And that seems to be an issue.
According to a source, Khloe’s entire family is “very concerned about this tell-all book,” and they have “reached out to ask him to be respectful.”
“Lamar has spoken recklessly about her family in the past,” the source says, so “Khloe fears what major secrets he could reveal.”
“While Khloe and the rest of the Kardashians try to live a good life, they are no saints.”
… Is that supposed to be a shocker?
“Like any family,” the source continues, “they have skeletons in their closet which could seriously hurt their brand if revealed.”
Their “brand” was started with a sex tape Kim Kardashian made with Ray J. How much lower could they go?
Maybe Lamar knows that he’s usually a pretty sympathetic figure, and he has dirt on Khloe he could twist to his advantage.
Or maybe since he used to be so close with Rob Kardashian, he knows some things about him that the family wouldn’t really want to be made public.
It’s hard to say exactly what they’re afraid of.
It’s also hard to say whether or not Lamar will take it easy on them.
For the most part, he’s been nothing but respectful about the entire family — but he’s also been very honest about how upset he’s been about losing Khloe.
One thing’s for sure: we’ll be eagerly awaiting the release of any and all book Lamar releases from now until the end of time.
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Farrah Abraham is nothing more than an opportunist.
Put her in any situation and she’ll find a way to sway everything in her favor.
She can flawlessly make people think they’re in the wrong.
It’s quite sad, but it makes for great television and that’s probably why WEtv have snapped her up to appear on an upcoming series.
Family Boot camp offers counseling to warring families. If you watch Marriage Boot Camp, then you probably already know what it will be about.
If you recall, Jenelle Evans was originally meant to appear on the series, but there were a lot of things that led to Farrah getting her foot in the door.
Word is that there was some tension between the network and Jenelle because of the way things played out.
Maybe Jenelle was too busy taking her kid to the beach during hurricanes.
Her mother, Barbara Evans backed out, so that kind of ruined the whole idea in Jenelle appearing in the first place.
Instead, the network offered her to appear with David Eason in Marriage Boot camp: Reality Stars.
That did not sit well with Jenelle, who declined the offer.
How the heck did she expect to appear on the original series if she didn’t have Barbara on board?
With that said, Farrah was approached and was probably doing cartwheels with excitement at taking Jenelle’s place.
We all know what Farrah is like. She revels in annoying her peers.
That’s sort of what she does.
The funny thing about all of this is that Farrah was not the second choice.
According to Amber Portwood, she was actually the third.
Amber tweeted, before retweeting a fan who suggested she was talking about Farrah:
“I just passed on a certain show because of my surgery so they went to the 3rd choice to take my place..wonder who that was lol??”
“No shade…well maybe a little bit of shade haha,” she added.
“This would be the 2nd time this has happened…I love not being a reality show puppet.”
Portwood went on to say:
“I never strive to be a millionaire or famous I just want to make sure my family and future is taken care of and we’re happy and healthy.”
Basically, the producers knew Farrah would be a nightmare to work with and went to her as a last resort.
It should be interesting to find out just how terrible it was working with Farrah.
What do you think about all of this?
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