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Leslie Jordan trying to avoid going stir crazy is all of us right now

(Images: @thelesliejordan | Instagram) Like so man of us right now, the gay, comic actor Leslie Jordan, 64, is social distancing himself from others. Normally based in Los Angeles, he’s returned to his home town of Chattanooga, Tennessee, to self-isolate himself with his elderly mother. To help pass the time, he’s been posting humorous videos to his Instagram each day – revealing everything from how his mom is embroidering tea towels to pass the time, to experiences in the 70s taking drugs wi...
Tags: Hollywood, Instagram, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Tennessee, Jordan, Betty White, Memphis, Chattanooga, White, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Leslie Jordan, CHATTANOOGA Tennessee, Gloria Estefan


Meghan and Harry secretly move to L.A. ahead of coronavirus lockdown, reports say

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made their move to leave Canada and settle permanently in Los Angeles before the border between Canada and the United States was shut last Friday, according to reports. The Sun first reported that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex took a private flight from British Columbia to the Los Angeles area sometime before Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump closed the border between the two countries. They are now, like other Californias, shelteri...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Celebrities, News, Instagram, California, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Canada, Soccer, United States, The Sun, Sun, Prince Charles, Kate Middleton


Social Bluebook was hacked, exposing 217,000 influencers’ accounts

A social media platform used to match advertisers with thousands of influencers has been hacked. Social Bluebook, a Los Angeles-based company, allows advertisers to pay social media “influencers” for posts that promote their products and services. The company claims it has some 300,000 influencers on its books. But in October 2019, the company’s entire backend database was stolen in a data breach. TechCrunch obtained the database, which contains some 217,000 user accounts — including influenc...
Tags: Startups, Instagram, California, Los Angeles, Signal, Social Bluebook, Sam Michie


‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ star Alaska gives glamour tips for quarantine before Digital Drag Fest

After the global spread of the novel coronavirus forced the cancellation of RuPaul’s DragCon, which was set for May 1-3 in Los Angeles, and the bars and clubs shut down in West Hollywood, drag queens and other LGBTQ artists quickly adapted to streaming content to help save their livelihood. “We don’t miss a beat, honey,” Los Angeles-based drag performer Alaska, who was runner-up on season five of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and winner of the second season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars,” said during ...
Tags: Instagram, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Alaska, Jeremy, Jesse Eisenberg, West Hollywood, Rupaul, Kenny Rogers, Sherry Vine, Clairol, Marcel Marceau, Magnus Hastings


California Man Accused Of Hawking Fake Coronavirus Cure Arrested

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The FBI has arrested a Southern California man who officials said falsely claimed to have developed a cure for the coronavirus and solicited investments in a company he said would market the medication, federal prosecutors said. Keith Lawrence Middlebrook told his 2.4 million Instagram followers that his company would return hundreds of millions of dollars in profit, the U.S Department of Justice said in a statement Wednesday. Middlebrook claimed he had developed pills that wo...
Tags: News, Instagram, California, California News, Los Angeles, Ap, Fbi, Johnson, Scam, Southern California, U S Department of Justice, Middlebrook, Earvin Magic Johnson, Nick Hanna, Coronavirus, Keith Lawrence Middlebrook


Instagram Muscleman Arrested For Allegedly Peddling Fake Covid-19 Cure

Keith Lawrence Middlebrook, an Instagram weightlifter and self-described “Genius Entrepreneur,” was arrested in the Los Angeles area yesterday for allegedly peddling a fake cure for covid-19, the disease that has so far infected at least 69,210 Americans and killed at least 1,046. Read more...
Tags: Science, Instagram, Los Angeles, Fbi, Doj, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Keith Lawrence Middlebrook


FBI arrests Southern California man accused of promoting bogus methods to prevent, cure coronavirus

A Southern California man who falsely claimed Earvin “Magic” Johnson was on the board of directors for his company was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of wire fraud related to bogus claims he had drugs to prevent and cure coronavirus, officials said. Keith Lawrence Middlebrook, 53, was arrested by FBI agents, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles said in a statement. Middlebrook is associated with residences in Newport Beach, Murrieta and Westwood in Los Angeles. At least 2 million people ha...
Tags: News, Instagram, California, La, Senate, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Magic Johnson, Justice Department, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Southern California, U S Justice Department, U S Attorney s Office, LA County


Officials: FBI arrests Southern California man promoting bogus medications to prevent, cure coronavirus

A Southern California man who falsely claimed Earvin “Magic” Johnson was on the board of directors for his company was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of wire fraud related to bogus claims he had drugs to prevent and cure coronavirus, officials said. Keith Lawrence Middlebrook, 53, was arrested by FBI agents, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles said in a statement. Middlebrook is associated with residences in Newport Beach, Murrieta and Westwood in Los Angeles. At least 2 million people ha...
Tags: News, Instagram, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Magic Johnson, Justice Department, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Southern California, U S Justice Department, U S Attorney s Office, LA County, Garcetti


Charli D'Amelio has taken over as TikTok's biggest star. These are the 40 most popular creators on the viral video app

TikTok is one of the most popular social platforms, particularly among Gen Z, where users can watch short-form video clips and create something that could go viral. Some of the most popular creators have millions of followers who watch them lip-sync, dance, and produce comedy skits as they grow into high-profile influencers. These are the 40 most popular TikTok stars, who found fame on the platform and racked millions of followers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The most ...
Tags: Instagram, Youtube, India, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Spain, Atlantic, Britain, Katy Perry, Connecticut, Vine, Starbucks, Houston, Khan, Oklahoma


How much money Instagram 'micro' influencers can earn for a sponsored post, starting with 5,000 followers

There's growing demand in influencer marketing for sponsored posts from creators with fewer than 100,000 followers. These creators offer authenticity over reach, typically drive high engagement rates, and charge lower rates than their more-famous counterparts.  The influencer-marketing agency Obviously works with micro and macro influencers on thousands of campaigns across its network of 440,000 influencers.  The company said brands, on average, pay its micro influencers $150 in cash and an ad...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Los Angeles, Trends, Gucci, Brian Freeman, HiSmile, Mae Karwowski, Hype House, Sway LA, Macy Mariano, Dunkin Bose, Karwowski, Karkowski


How much money Instagram 'micro' influencers can earn for a sponsored post with 5,000 followers and up

There's growing demand in influencer marketing for sponsored posts from creators with fewer than 100,000 followers. These creators offer authenticity over reach, typically drive high engagement rates, and charge lower rates than their more-famous counterparts.  The influencer-marketing agency Obviously works with micro and macro influencers on thousands of campaigns across its network of 440,000 influencers.  The company said brands, on average, pay its micro influencers $150 in cash and an ad...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Los Angeles, Trends, Ken Burns, Gucci, Brian Freeman, HiSmile, Mae Karwowski, Hype House, Sway LA, Macy Mariano, Dunkin Bose, Karwowski, Karkowski


How much Instagram 'micro' influencers can earn for a sponsored post and when they should consider hiring a manager

There's growing demand in influencer marketing for sponsored posts from creators with fewer than 100,000 followers. These creators offer authenticity over reach, typically drive high engagement rates, and charge lower rates than their more-famous counterparts.  The influencer-marketing agency Obviously works with micro and macro influencers on thousands of campaigns across its network of 440,000 influencers.  The company said brands, on average, pay its micro influencers $150 in cash and an ad...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Los Angeles, Trends, Ken Burns, Gucci, Brian Freeman, HiSmile, Mae Karwowski, Hype House, Sway LA, Macy Mariano, Dunkin Bose, Karwowski, Karkowski


Josh Gad, Jake Johnson & Gal Gadot Try to Make Coronavirus Quarantine a Little More Tolerable

It’s going to be a rough couple months as everyone in the United States (hopefully) spends as much time at home as possible. Cities like Los Angeles are getting a little more strict about keeping people at home in order to slow the spread of coronavirus around the country, and it’s only a matter of time before everyone else follows suit. Thankfully, even though production is shut down on movies and TV right now, some celebrities are taking the time to make self-quarantine and social distancing ...
Tags: Movies, Instagram, New York City, John Lennon, Disney, Los Angeles, United States, Broadway, Kevin-Bacon, Venice, Ellen Degeneres, Gal Gadot, Donnell, Zooey Deschanel, Olaf, Rosie O Donnell


Queer events you can attend online

As the coronavirus pandemic alters daily life, queer events around the world are getting canceled, but there’s one event COVID-19 can’t touch: Couchella. That’s right — the hottest ticket in town is the house-party-of-one you’re hosting from your living room. Proximity doesn’t preclude us from gathering in the digital age. While it’s necessary to practice social distancing to stop the spread of the coronavirus, a social recession doesn’t need to be the byproduct of staying safe. Whether you ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, New York, London, Instagram, Australia, Mexico, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Sydney, Broadway, Lady Gaga, Coachella


Most of tech's most powerful CEOs are coupled up. Here's what life is like for the husbands and wives of Silicon Valley's elite.

Most of tech's most powerful CEOs are married.  Not everyone is coupled up — Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have girlfriends, while Jack Dorsey and Tim Cook appear to be single.  But for those who are married, many of them have been with their spouses for years or even decades.  Here's a look at the lives of the spouses of tech's biggest CEOs.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It takes a special type of person to become the partner of a high-powered tech executive: From long week...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hong Kong, Elon Musk, New York, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, New York City, Disney


Meet the 21 startups cofounded by women that reached unicorn status in 2019, hitting a valuation of $1 billion or more

A record 4,399 investments were made in female-founded startups in 2019, according to new data from All Raise and Pitchbook. The funding helped boost a record number of startups with at least one female cofounders to unicorn status in 2019, meaning that they hit a valuation of $1 billion or more. Here are the 21 startups with female cofounders that hit valuations over $1 billion in 2019. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A record 4,399 investments were made in female-founded...
Tags: New York, Instagram, Australia, Ebay, China, Ipo, Boston, India, Softbank, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Linkedin, Bloomberg, Mit


The most money YouTube stars have made from a single video, Hollywood agents turn to TikTok, and the coronavirus hurts esports

Welcome to this week's Influencer Dashboard newsletter! This is Amanda Perelli, and I'll be briefing you on what's new in the business of influencers and creators. TikTok's surge in popularity sparked a talent war in the entertainment industry, with agents and managers competing to nab these new viral stars. "It started this frenzy," said Justin Greenberg, a digital agent at WME. "We found it really interesting because we are now dealing with sort of the premier Gen Z creator, who is defining t...
Tags: Hollywood, Instagram, Youtube, Los Angeles, Trends, House, Paris Hilton, WME, Coachella, Twitch, Hudson, Disney Channel, Ftc, Emarketer, Dan, Kevin


New American Horror Story Season 10 Poster Teases Mysterious Theme

New American Horror Story Season 10 poster teases mysterious theme Award-winning creator Ryan Murphy took to Instagram to share a brand new poster for the upcoming tenth season of FX’s long-running horror anthology series American Horror Story, hinting the new season’s mystery theme which also seemingly confirms the story’s beach setting. Golden Globe and Emmy winner Sarah Paulson will be returning for Season 10 as its central character following her absence during the last season. Check out...
Tags: TV, Movies, Instagram, Horror, Los Angeles, TV News, Hulu, Ryan Murphy, American Horror Story, FX, Sarah Paulson, Krysten Ritter, Murphy, Golden Globe, Matthew Morrison, ComingSoon


Passive-aggressive behavior of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick is setting up a cold, silent ending

When the story dropped this week about Tom Brady's latest Los Angeles-related venture, it thumped into the free agency grist mill like a tactically lobbed hand grenade — just six days from the legal tampering window for NFL teams and right into the center of see-sawing rumors about the future plans of the iconic New England Patriots quarterback. The timing, as with so many recent incidents that have stoked Brady speculation, was impeccable and impossibly coincidental. Just days from his pro...
Tags: News, Instagram, NFL, Los Angeles, Bill Belichick, New England Patriots, Tom Brady, Brady


Inside YouTube star Brent Rivera's content company, which created a superhero for TikTok and wants to become the next Disney Channel

Amp Studios is a new talent incubator and content group founded by 22-year-old YouTube star, Brent Rivera, and his manager and business partner, Max Levine.  The 10-person creator team generates more than a billion views on social media each month, occasionally crossing into traditional-media formats like television. Amp said it recruits new talent based on the quality of their content rather than follower count, hiring creators with just a few thousand fans and growing their audiences to more...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Instagram, California, Youtube, Disney, Los Angeles, Trends, Netflix, Vine, Ohio, Ken Burns, Hulu, Chipotle, Alex, AMP


A teeth-whitening brand studied TikTok's algorithm to decide which influencers to hire and ending up gaining 100,000 followers in a week

HiSmile is a teeth-whitening brand with a history of paying high-profile influencers like the to promote its products on social media. Now the brand is turning to TikTok. The Australian company recently hired TikTok stars from the Hype House and Sway LA — two Los Angeles-based "collab houses" — to try to create a wave of attention-grabbing videos on the app.  Creators involved in the campaign wore matching sweatshirts and rolled out sponsored videos sequentially over a 24-hour period to maxi...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Australia, La, Los Angeles, Trends, House, Ken Burns, Conor Mcgregor, Kim Kardashian West, Frank Ocean, US UK, Dunkin, Gregg, Keech, Abrams Artists Agency


The winner of 'The Circle' unpacks Netflix's social-media strategy for the reality show and how it propelled him to Instagram fame (NFLX)

Netflix has propelled young stars like Millie Bobby Brown and Gaten Matarazzo of "Stranger Things" to Instagram fame.  Joey Sasso, a contestant on the Netflix reality series "The Circle," told Business Insider what it was like to experience that propulsion firsthand. After Sasso won the first season of the show — and its $100,000 prize — his Instagram following exploded to more than 550,000 followers from 900. Now, he's working to keep the momentum going and jump-start his acting career. Clic...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Netflix, Esquire, Lambert, Rochester New York, NFLX, Sasso, Netflix US, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Tiktok, Joey Sasso


Inside the whirlwind romance of Snap CEO Evan Spiegel and model Miranda Kerr, who are raising 3 kids together while each running their own companies (SNAP)

Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel are one of the most influential power couples, each having dominant presences in their respective industries. The Snap CEO and Australian supermodel began dating in 2015, got married in 2017, and had their second child together last October. Here's the story about how the two met and a timeline of their whirlwind romance. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Snap CEO Evan Spiegel and Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr are incredibly influential ind...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Shania Twain, Instagram, La, White House, US, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Trends, Snapchat, Sergey Brin, Sydney, Venice, Evan Spiegel, Harrison Ford


The winner of Netflix's 'The Circle' explains how he's approaching his newfound Instagram fame and his plan to kick-start his Hollywood career (NFLX)

Netflix has propelled young stars like Millie Bobby Brown and Gaten Matarazzo of "Stranger Things" to Instagram fame.  Joey Sasso, a contestant on the Netflix reality series "The Circle," told Business Insider what it was like to experience that propulsion firsthand. After Sasso won the first season of the show — and its $100,000 prize — his Instagram following exploded to more than 550,000 followers from 900. Now, he's working to keep the momentum going and jump-start his acting career. Clic...
Tags: Facebook, Hollywood, Instagram, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Netflix, Esquire, Lambert, Rochester New York, NFLX, Sasso, Netflix US, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Tiktok


How a teeth-whitening brand gained 100,000 followers on TikTok by sponsoring a 'wave' of content from the Hype House and Sway LA

HiSmile is a teeth-whitening brand with a history of paying high-profile influencers like the to promote its products on social media. Now the brand is turning to TikTok. The Australian company recently hired TikTok stars from the Hype House and Sway LA — two Los Angeles-based "collab houses" — to try to create a wave of attention-grabbing videos on the app.  Creators involved in the campaign wore matching sweatshirts and rolled out sponsored videos sequentially over a 24-hour period to maxi...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Australia, La, Los Angeles, Trends, House, Ken Burns, Conor Mcgregor, Kim Kardashian West, Frank Ocean, US UK, Dunkin, Gregg, Keech, Abrams Artists Agency


Tech billionaire Elon Musk and musician Grimes are expecting a baby together. Here's where their relationship began and everything that's happened since. (TSLA)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and musician Grimes have been dating since 2018, when they made their debut as a couple at the annual Met Gala.  The couple has weathered ups and downs, like Musk's infamous "funding secured" tweet.  Now, Grimes and Musk are having a baby together and are due in May. Here's how their relationship has progressed since 2018.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Elon Musk and the musician Grimes took both the business and music worlds by surprise in 2018 when...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Elon Musk, Instagram, Banks, China, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Azealia Banks, Shanghai, TSLA, SEC, Grimes, Mars, Rolling Stone


SXSW Pitch Finalist: LexSet

The LexSet Co-Founders (left to right) CEO Francis Bitonti, President Leslie Oliver Karpas, and COO Azam Khan won $250,000 in Verizon’s Built on 5G Challenge The Forrest Four-Cast: March 3, 2020 LexSet serves AI engineers, especially those with limited resources, with a better way to annotate photos.Computer Vision AI has typically needed vast quantities of well-annotated images to use as data to train the software. Instead of sending images to click farms to be munged into usable data, LexSe...
Tags: Photos, Startups, Verizon, Los Angeles, Startup, Atlanta, Data, Earth, Brooklyn, Silicon Valley, Mars, Seattle, Gpu, Silver Lake, Sxsw, Ideo


How Instagram 'nano influencers' with only 2,000 followers can make money from sponsored posts

There's growing demand in influencer marketing for sponsored posts from creators with fewer than 5,000 followers. These "nano influencers," who don't work full-time as creators, are much cheaper to hire and can often appear more authentic than career influencers with millions of followers. The influencer marketing startup Heartbeat has built a marketplace to connect brands with 275,000 Instagram users that have an average of about 2,000 followers.  Heartbeat said it pays its nano influencers a...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Los Angeles, Trends, Heartbeat, Freeman, Dunkin, Julia Engel, Kettle Foods, Brian Freeman, Hype House, Caitlin Patton Jehava Brown Katy Bellotte, Macy Mariano, Dunkin Bose


Lori Loughlin's daughter Olivia Jade is getting back into influencer marketing on Instagram, as her parents face charges in the college-admissions scandal

Olivia Jade Giannulli, whose parents Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannull have been charged in the college-admissions scandal, appears to be ramping up her influencer-marketing efforts on Instagram. In the past 24 hours, Jade posted links to two Amazon pages in her Instagram Story using affiliate-marketing links that suggest she could earn a commission from resulting sales.  Jade also reshared a photo of herself posted by Kim Kardashian West's shapewear brand, Skims. Click here for more BI Prime...
Tags: Amazon, Instagram, Youtube, Los Angeles, Trends, Ken Burns, Usc, Sephora, Kim Kardashian West, Jade, Tezza, Julia Engel, Adina, Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli, RewardStyle


Olivia Jade is getting back into influencer marketing on Instagram as her mom Lori Loughlin faces charges in the college-admissions scandal

Olivia Jade Giannulli, whose parents Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannull have been charged in the college-admissions scandal, appears to be ramping up her influencer-marketing efforts on Instagram. In the past 24 hours, Jade posted links to two Amazon pages in her Instagram Story using affiliate-marketing links that suggest she could earn a commission from resulting sales.  Jade also reshared a photo of herself posted by Kim Kardashian's shapewear brand, Skims. Click here for more BI Prime stor...
Tags: Amazon, Kim Kardashian, Instagram, Youtube, Los Angeles, Trends, Ken Burns, Usc, Sephora, Kim Kardashian West, Jade, Tezza, Julia Engel, Adina, Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli



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