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The Federal Trade Commission issued strong warnings to celebrities and influencers who peddle products on social media in exchange for cash.

The FTC warned celebrities that they must disclose the compensation they receive in return for peddling products on social media such as Instagram or Twitter.com.

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Glory Johnson

A Phoenix judge denied WNBA player Glory Johnson’s request for $20,000 a month in alimony from WNBA star Brittney Griner.

The judge also told Johnson to make her own monthly payments on the Mercedes Benz Griner gifted to her.

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Lupita Nyong'o Lands Miu Miu Eyewear Deal

There is no stopping Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o now! She continues to add to her growing list of accomplishments! In addition to landing endorsement deals with Lancome and being named the ‘Most Beautiful Woman In The World’ by PEOPLE magazine, the Kenyan-bred African Nubian beauty has just signed as spokeswomen for Miu Miu Eyewear!

And she is doing big things without taking her clothes off or baring her nipples on Instagram.

Watch the stunning Inez and Vinoodh commercial after the break!

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Adidas Signs Kanye West for $10 Million

The corporate sponsorships keep rolling in for troubled music producer Kanye West, despite his recent rant against corporate greed. Footwear giant Adidas announced a new sponsorship deal with West worth $10 million.

$10 million might not seem like a lot of money considering the hundreds of millions Adidas and NIKE throws at professional athletes for endorsements, but West will reportedly receive royalties on his products. The lack of royalties is the reason behind West’s split with NIKE.

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Josh Homme Jay Z

At least one A-lister hates aging rap mogul Jay Z.

Josh Homme, the Queens of the Stone Age singer/guitarist, played Jay Z’s Made in America festival recently, but Homme says he was not impressed with the aging rapper, his festival or the champagne he is currently peddling for dollars.

In an interview with CBC Radio 2?s “Strombo Show”, Homme referred to Beyonce’s husband as a “kook”. Homme was perturbed because Jay Z’s security frisked him and his bandmates and searched their bags, like they were former crack dealers from Brooklyn.

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La La Signs Huge Endorsement Deal

Eat your heart out Kim Kardashian. Reality TV star and entrepreneur La La Anthony just signed a huge endorsement deal with Caress Body Wash as their FABULISTA spokesperson for their newest fragrance “Tempting Whisper”! La La brings her growing reputation as a style expert and fashion consultant to the brand.

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Paula Deen dropped by Target Wal-Mart

When it rains it pours. Embattled TV chef Paula Deen has been dropped by Target and Novo Nordisk following her admission that she uttered racial slurs in the past. The Food Network declined to renew Deen’s contract on Friday. And on Wednesday, Wal-Mart announced it was dropping Deen as a sponsor. Deen’s other sponsors, online shopping giant QVC and Smithfrield Foods are awaiting the outcome of a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Deen’s brother, Bubba Hiers.

Deen, 66, could lose $17 million in endorsement revenue as a result of the controversy.

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