YouTube star James Charles has lost his YouTube competition series following allegations that he groomed minors.
The 21-year-old beauty vlogger will no longer host "Instant Influencer.", YouTube bosses confirm.
"We can confirm Season 2 of the YouTube originals series Instant Influencer will take a new creative direction, including a new host," a YouTube spokesperson told Variety. "We thank James for a great first season, and look forward to building on the show’s success by expanding the opportunity to showcase a diversity of creators across the YouTube platform in our upcoming season."
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Charles was accused of sexting minors and soliciting nudes from them. In his apology he confessed to sending inappropriate messages to boys.
He suggested they lied about their ages.
"I trusted the information that was given to me rather than the information I could have and should have gotten myself...," he said.
"As I did more research on this topic and self-reflected, I realized that the receipts and the screenshots and the specific details of the interaction don't matter, because I f**ked up and I need to take accountability for my actions and apologize to the people who were affected by them."
Charles is the second social media star to be accused of misconduct with children recently.
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Lil Nas X is also accused of exchanging inappropriate messages with minors.
LNX's old Twitter account was suspended this week after fans uncovered disturbing messages about children.
You ladies who are fans of TikTok and YouTube star Sir Cruse will be shocked to learn he is 54 years old, not 29.
For years, Cruse's fans believed he was in his 20s because of his youthful appearance.
Sir Cruse posted a short TikTok video to clear the air about his age, confessing that he is 54, 29. He called out Google for publishing misleading information about his birthdate.
"Hey, hey, hey Google where do y'all get this s**t from... men?" Sir Cruse says. "I'm 54. Where do y'all get 29? I was born 1965, November 9th."
"That's why you shouldn't believe everything you see on internet," he told his followers.
Cruse is a hairstylist - and former SR Morning Wood - who uploads videos teaching Black men how to brush train their waves to achieve that perfect 360 curl pattern.
Sir Cruse teaches young Black males to groom themselves to look handsome and presentable for the ladies. This type of mentorship is what's missing in the Black community today.
Cruse is best known for such videos titled "How to Brush 360 Waves Guide" and "Wave Products and Haircutting Tools."
Cruse, who began uploading videos in 2009, is a graduate from DeVry University with a degree in computer engineering.
Sorry ladies, he's taken. Cruse has been dating Jazzy Glimmer.
An unstable YouTuber is in trouble for alleged child abuse. Social media personality Lovely Peaches was reportedly arrested after she repeatedly abused her minor child on the internet.
Peaches was investigated for over a year for Instagram posts that showed her abusing her daughter, Cora Miracle.
"I brought you into this world, hoe," the 19-year-old told the child in one Instagram video. She also complained about having to babysit her own daughter.
In other social media posts, Lovely Peaches, real name Brittany Johnson, claimed she sold Cora to a sex traffickers and she even claimed she killed her adorable daughter.
Johnson became an overnight sensation for her disturbing posts involving her daughter, Cora, who is reportedly 3 years old.
Johnson, was reportedly arrested after Cora was removed from her custody following an FBI investigation last week.
On Aug. 6, advocacy group Children's Riot reported that Cora "has been rescued and will never be returned to her abusive mother."
"The FBI has ensured that Peaches will no longer have access to hurting Cora or any other children. She is being prosecuted and will pay for what she has done."
The group claimed Cora was placed in the care of her grandmother. "Cora was back with her mother, and has been taken away from her as of this morning," according to The Salvation Foundation. "As of now, she is safe, she is no longer with her mother."
Johnson's social media accounts were deleted recently. The foundation stated they were working on getting all of Johnson's accounts deleted. Her Instagram account alone had over 1 million followers.
Recently, Johnson began threatening TikTok personality Charli D'Amelio, saying she hired a hit man to "sexually assault Charli during a livestream, causing D'Amelio to end the livestream.
Johnson was later banned from TikTok.
The FBI didn't raid YouTube star Jake Paul's Calabasas mansion for assault rifles displayed in one of his videos. The firearms seized during the FBI raid are now in the hands of the L.A. County Sheriff, TMZ reports.
According to London's Dailymail.com, Paul purchased the sprawling 15,000 sq. ft. mansion for $6.9 million when he was 20 in 2017.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the feds seized a collection of assault rifles during a raid of the star's home on Wednesday.
ABC 7 News aired drone footage of law enforcement officers walking out of the home carrying long guns and assault rifles.
Reports initially stated the feds raided the home with a search warrant to seize the firearms Paul displayed in a YouTube video.
The assault rifles were perched on a wall of Paul's bedroom during a YouTube prank.
According to TMZ, the raids were connected to looting at a Scottsdale, Arizona mall, where Jake and a friend were live-streaming during Black Lives Matter riots in June.
The FBI was searching for merchandise stolen during looting at the mall. Authorities did not disclose what they found inside the residence. Paul was not taken into custody.
The 23-year-old Capricorn has over 20 million subscribers on his YouTube channel. He earns around $10 million a year from YouTube videos and a clothing line.
Former Bad Girls Club star Demitra "Mimi" Roche passed away on Wednesday at age 34. Her death was announced by her former colleague and record producer Vince Valholla, founder of Valholla Entertainment.
Roche worked at Valholla Entertainment as vice president of A&R at the independent record label.
"I'm at a loss for words. Don't know what to say," Valholla wrote on Twitter. "Mimi was kind to everyone she came across. She was big dreamer & was part of our Valholla family. I'm heartbroken by the news of her passing. I'm thankful I got to know & work w/her."
Roche, who recently celebrated her 34th birthday, starred in Bad Girls Club season 8, which aired on Oxygen Network in 2012. Roche was known as "Miami Maverick" on the show.
The series centered around a group of women who lived in a mansion for three months.
Roche's death comes nearly 2 weeks after the unexpected death of YouTube star Nicole Thea, 24, who died of a massive heart attack while 8 months pregnant. Her unborn son, named Reign, did not survive.
Th UK-based dancer and accessories designer died in her home, hours after telling her boyfriend, dancer Global Boga, she was experiencing chest and back pains.
Thea was best known for documenting her first pregnancy in YouTube videos.
Thea's mother shared the news with her daughter's 182,000 followers on Instagram.
"To all Nicole's friends and supporters it is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Nicole and her son she and [her partner] Boga named Reign sadly passed away on Saturday morning," she wrote.
"As a family we ask that you give us privacy because our hearts are truly broken and we are struggling to cope with what has happened. Thank you her mum RIP My beautiful baby girl Nicnac and my grandson Reign, I will miss you for the rest of my life until we meet again in eternal heaven."
Thea pre-scheduled YouTube videos that her family posted because they believe she would have wanted her fans to view them.
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Two years after a judge slapped a restraining order on drag queen TS Madison (left), he is still harassing and bullying blogger Michelle "ATLien" Brown (right) on social media.
In a video dated July 2, Michelle explains the drama that began after the breakup of the Queens Court YouTube series, when Madison assumed Michelle had something to do with breaking him and Khia up as a team.
Michelle, pictured with singer Trey Songz, writes:
"I've also been harassed, doxed and bullied by TS Madison's gang of supporters that he calls the "Maddie Mob" for reporting on the break up and the bullying continued even AFTER I sought a restraining order.
My only recourse over the years has been speaking up for myself as TS has gone on various platforms showing his disdain for women. He also appeared on Tasha K's podcast alongside Storm Monroe in a video titled, "Exclusive | T.S. Madison FINALLY CONFRONTS BEEFS with Khia, Gio, Michelle B. & more! Part 1" to continue the harassment against me.
Now the drama has started again. After I reported on the Lovely Ti, B. Simone drama, TS Madison went on his platform with a screen shot of my image bearing the likeness of Gary Coleman and proceeded to "drag" me for 2 hours. When does it end?"
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YouTuber Tré Melvin suffered a brain injury in a hit-and-run car crash that killed his best friend, Katherya, early Monday.
A statement posted on Melvin's Twitter account announced that they both suffered brain injuries, Katherya was unresponsive and she later died.
Melvin updated his followers on his medical condition: "to those asking, i'm (physically) okay. i was knocked unconscious on impact and my brain bled fairly heavily but the bleeding stabilized this morning. my neck + my back want me dead, but that's what meds are for. i'm alive and i’m grateful."
Melvin asked for donations to pay his best friend's funeral costs.
In a follow-up tweet, he wrote: "to whoever hit us, and ran: kathy is now an ancestor. she will lead us to you."
The news comes a month after YouTube demonetized Melvin's videos when he appeared to support looting and rioting following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.
"i will no longer allow the platform to censor my pain," he tweeted. "i will no longer allow the platform to demonetize my pain. i will no longer sit at a table both my blackness and my queerness have never truly been welcome at. i will build my own."
Police are having no luck finding Huxley, the 5-year-old boy who was "rehomed" by Youtube vlogger Myka Stauffer and her husband James.
YouTube viewers lashed out at the couple after they gave up their adopted son because his autism and other special needs made him too difficult to handle.
The couple adopted Huxley from China in 2017 when he was 2-years-old.
The state of Ohio launched an investigation into the case, and the police are now involved because the boy can not be located in Ohio.
"We're very aware of this case," Tracy Whited, Delaware County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman, told BuzzFeed News. "We are investigating, but it is an active case, and as such, we cannot divulge too much information just yet."
Buzzfeed confirmed that Huxley is not being cared for by the state of Ohio. The county sheriff's office said it's working with "several other agencies" to find Huxley.
Fans of the couple's popular YouTube channel began asking questions after pictures of the boy were removed from their Instagram account and they acted like he never existed.
The couple was criticized for exploiting Huxley for profit on their YouTube channel. According to Today, major brands cut ties with the couple following the intense backlash. Brands including Playtex Baby, Danimals, Suave, Chili's, and Big Lots have announced they will no longer partner with the Stauffers.
In response to the constant questions, the couple, who have four other children, recorded a video explaining that Huxley was "rehomed" with another family who could better address his needs.
The Stauffers said "numerous medical professionals" told them Huxley would need a "different fit."
"We've been trying to get his needs met and help him out as much as possible." James Stauffer said.
YouTube viewers lashed out at vlogger Myka Stauffer and her husband James after they gave up their adopted son, Huxley, because he was too much to handle.
Myka and James earn thousands of dollars a month documenting their family on YouTube.com. The Stauffers have three biological children.
Their revenue increased when they documented the difficulties of trying to adopt baby Huxley from China.
The couple celebrated when they were finally approved to adopt Huxley in 2017 when he was a baby.
Stauffer, of Ohio, told her 700,000+ YouTube subscribers he had "stolen" their hearts. Their subscribers were genuinely happy for them.
But this week, the couple confessed to rehoming Huxley, a 3-year-old who has special needs.
In a new video, Stauffer revealed that Huxley would be going to a "new forever home" after discovering he had additional medical needs beyond his autism and a brain cyst.
"After multiple assessments, after multiple evaluations, numerous medical professionals have felt that he needed a different fit in his medical needs," Stauffer said in her tearful video. "He needed more."
The couple's decision drew intense criticism on Twitter and other online platforms, as many accused her of exploiting the boy for profit and giving him up when he was no longer profitable to them.
One viewer wrote: "I'm sorry but you did fail as a mum. You wouldn't have given up your own child."
Stauffer claimed the accusations were "insidious" and "hurtful." She added: "Do I feel like a failure as a mom? Like, 500 per cent."
Stauffer also claimed that she and her husband have not shared "95 per cent of the struggles" they had with Huxley and she could not share any more details out of respect for the boy's privacy.
The YouTuber went on to say that she and her husband have been updated on his progress and experts found him a family "they felt would ultimately be the best fit".
The NYPD has confirmed the death of popular YouTube gamer Desmond "Etika" Amofah whose body was pulled out of the East River on Tuesday morning. He was 29.
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