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Top 15 words added to Merriam-Webster dictionary

NEW YORK (AP) — Top 15 words and definitions added to the latest edition of the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary:.....»»

Category: topSource: yahooJul 14th, 2017

"Selfie," "Baby Bump" and "Hashtag" Added to Merriam-Webster Dictionary

The dictionary is so in with the times. Merriam-Webster announced on Monday that 150 new words and definitions have been added to the collegiate dictionary, including "selfie,"........»»

Category: topSource: eonlineJul 13th, 2017

The "King Of Country PR" Steps Down From Business Amid Sexual Assault Claims

A man who repped country artists such as Dolly Parton and Kid Rock is being accused of sexual assault. Late October, former client and musician Austin Rick — also known as Austin Cody — wrote a post on Facebook accusing publicist Kirt Webster (above, right) of drugging and sexually violating him. Related: Dolly Parton Creates Fund To [...] A man who repped country artists such as Dolly Parton and Kid Rock is being accused of sexual assault. Late October, former client and musician Austin Rick -- also known as Austin Cody -- wrote a post on Facebook accusing publicist Kirt Webster (above, right) of drugging and sexually violating him. Related: Dolly Parton Creates Fund To Support Struggling Families The singer reveals: "In 2008, Kirt Webster, the CEO of the powerful Webster Public Relations did terrible, terrible things to me. He sexually assaulted me repeatedly, he drugged and sexually violated me, he offered me publicity opportunities and magazine columns in exchange for sexual acts. He paid me to keep my mouth shut. And he did everything under threat that he'd make sure nobody in the industry ever heard my name again. It took me a year to escape from him and get away to where he couldn't find me or reach me any longer — although he still continued to harass me via phone and text messages. According to a Webster Public Relations rep, the "King of Country PR" is stepping down amid the allegations. "Webster Public Relations will continue operating — but under the name Westby Public Relations — while Kirt Webster takes some time away from the business to focus on combating the egregious and untrue allegations." Although Webster is distancing himself from business, his rep says Rick's claims are "untrue," "opportunistic," and says the two had a "brief relationship." "As a single adult, Mr. Webster has had multiple relationships over the course of his professional life, all of which have been consensual. This includes a brief relationship with Mr. Rick. It saddens Mr. Webster that nine years later, after Mr. Rick's music career has been stagnant, Mr. Rick has taken the opportunistic approach of mischaracterizing that relationship and posting untrue allegations." 10 former Webster employees complained he created a "culture of fear through sexual harassment," reports The Tennessean. Metro Nashville police have reached "out to the alleged victim to see if he'd like to talk about what happened," said spokeswoman Kris Mumford. According to Page Six sources, other alleged victims plan to come forward against Webster. Read Austin's full post (below): [Image via Getty Images.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonNov 2nd, 2017

Top 15 words added to Merriam-Webster dictionary

NEW YORK (AP) — Top 15 words and definitions added to the latest edition of the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary:.....»»

Category: topSource: yahooJul 14th, 2017

Billboard Music Awards 2018 - Winners List!

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards air on Sunday night (May 20) – and a bunch of today’s top artists have already been announced as winners! Plenty of performers are already winners in the non-televised categories, which were announced earlier in the afternoon, including Imagine Dragons, Drake, Ed Sheeran and Kendrick Lamar. In addition to the [...] The 2018 Billboard Music Awards air on Sunday night (May 20) – and a bunch of today’s top artists have already been announced as winners! Plenty of performers are already winners in the non-televised categories, which were announced earlier in the afternoon, including Imagine Dragons, Drake, Ed Sheeran and Kendrick Lamar. In addition to the standard award categories, Janet Jackson is also being honored this year with the Icon Award during the ceremony. Check out the full list of winners in the non-televised categories below, which will be updated with the televised winners later in the evening! Find out who won inside… ARTIST AWARDS Top Duo/Group: The Chainsmokers Coldplay Imagine Dragons – WINNER Migos U2 Top Billboard 200 Artist: Drake – WINNER Kendrick Lamar Ed Sheeran Chris Stapleton Taylor Swift Top Hot 100 Artist: Imagine Dragons Kendrick Lamar Bruno Mars Post Malone Ed Sheeran – WINNER Top Streaming Songs Artist: Cardi B Drake Kendrick Lamar – WINNER Post Malone Ed Sheeran Top Song Sales Artist: Imagine Dragons Kendrick Lamar Bruno Mars Post Malone Ed Sheeran – WINNER Top Radio Songs Artist: Halsey Imagine Dragons Bruno Mars Charlie Puth Ed Sheeran – WINNER Top Touring Artist: Coldplay Guns N’ Roses Bruno Mars Ed Sheeran U2 – WINNER Top R&B Artist: Chris Brown Khalid Bruno Mars – WINNER SZA The Weeknd Top R&B Male Artist: Khalid Bruno Mars – WINNER The Weeknd Top R&B Female Artist: Beyoncé Rihanna SZA – WINNER Top R&B Tour: Bruno Mars – WINNER Lionel Richie The Weeknd Top Rap Artist: Drake Kendrick Lamar – WINNER Lil Uzi Vert Migos Post Malone Top Rap Male Artist: Drake Kendrick Lamar – WINNER Post Malone Top Rap Female Artist: Bhad Bhabie Cardi B – WINNER Nicki Minaj Top Rap Tour: J. Cole JAY-Z – WINNER Kendrick Lamar Top Country Artist: Kane Brown Luke Combs Sam Hunt Thomas Rhett Chris Stapleton – WINNER Top Country Male Artist: Sam Hunt Thomas Rhett Chris Stapleton – WINNER Top Country Female Artist: Kelsea Ballerini Miranda Lambert Maren Morris – WINNER Top Country Duo/Group Artist: Florida Georgia Line – WINNER Old Dominion Zac Brown Band Top Country Tour: Luke Bryan – WINNER Florida Georgia Line Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Top Rock Artist: Imagine Dragons – WINNER Linkin Park Portugal. The Man Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers twenty one pilots Top Rock Tour: Coldplay Guns N’ Roses U2 – WINNER Top Latin Artist: J Balvin Daddy Yankee Luis Fonsi Ozuna – WINNER Romeo Santos Top Christian Artist: Elevation Worship Hillsong UNITED Hillsong Worship MercyMe – WINNER Zach Williams Top Gospel Artist: Anthony Brown & group therAPy Travis Greene J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise Tasha Cobbs Leonard – WINNER Tamela Mann ALBUM AWARDS Top Billboard 200 Album: Drake “More Life” Kendrick Lamar “DAMN.” – WINNER Post Malone “Stoney” Ed Sheeran “÷ (Divide)” Taylor Swift “reputation” Top Soundtrack: “Black Panther” “The Fate of the Furious: The Album” “The Greatest Showman” “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2” “Moana” – WINNER Top R&B Album: Khalid “American Teen” Bruno Mars “24K Magic” – WINNER SZA “Ctrl” The Weeknd “Starboy” XXXTENTACION “17” Top Rap Album: Drake “More Life” Kendrick Lamar “DAMN.” – WINNER Lil Uzi Vert “Luv Is Rage 2” Migos “Culture” Post Malone “Stoney” Top Country Album: Kane Brown “Kane Brown” Luke Combs “This One’s For You” Thomas Rhett “Life Changes” Chris Stapleton “From A Room: Volume 1” – WINNER Brett Young “Brett Young” Top Rock Album: Imagine Dragons “Evolve” – WINNER Linkin Park “One More Light” Panic! At The Disco “Death Of A Bachelor” Portugal. The Man “Woodstock” U2 “Songs of Experience” Top Latin Album: Nicky Jam “Fénix” Christian Nodal “Me Dejé Llevar” Ozuna “Odisea” – WINNER Romeo Santos “Golden” Shakira “El Dorado” Top Dance/Electronic Album: Avicii “AVĪCI (01)” The Chainsmokers “Memories…Do Not Open” – WINNER Calvin Harris “Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1” Kygo “Stargazing” ODESZA “A Moment Apart” Top Christian Album: Elevation Worship “There Is A Cloud” Hillsong UNITED “Wonder” Hillsong Worship “Let There Be Light” Alan Jackson “Precious Memories Collection” – WINNER MercyMe “Lifer” Top Gospel Album: Anthony Brown & group therAPy “A Long Way From Sunday” Travis Greene “Crossover: Live From Music City” J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise “You Deserve It” Tasha Cobbs Leonard “Heart. Passion. Pursuit.” – WINNER Marvin Sapp “Close” SONG AWARDS Top Streaming Song (Audio): Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber “Despacito” Kendrick Lamar “HUMBLE.” – WINNER Lil Uzi Vert “XO TOUR Llif3” Post Malone ft. 21 Savage “Rockstar” Post Malone ft. Quavo “Congratulations” Top Streaming Song (Video): Cardi B “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber “Despacito” – WINNER Lil Pump “Gucci Gang” Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like” Ed Sheeran “Shape of You” Top Selling Song: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber “Despacito” – WINNER Sam Hunt “Body Like A Back Road” Imagine Dragons “Believer” Imagine Dragons “Thunder” Ed Sheeran “Perfect” Top Radio Song: The Chainsmokers & Coldplay “Something Just Like This” Imagine Dragons “Believer” Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like” Charlie Puth “Attention” Ed Sheeran “Shape of You” – WINNER Top R&B Song: Childish Gambino “Redbone” DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller “Wild Thoughts” Khalid “Young Dumb & Broke” Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like” – WINNER Bruno Mars ft. Cardi B “Finesse” Top Rock Song: Imagine Dragons “Believer” – WINNER Imagine Dragons “Thunder” Linkin Park ft. Kiiara “Heavy” Portugal. The Man “Feel It Still” The Revivalists “Wish I Knew You” Top Latin Song: J Balvin & Willy William ft. Beyoncé “Mi Gente” Becky G ft. Bad Bunny “Mayores” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber “Despacito” – WINNER Maluma “Felices Los 4” Wisin ft. Ozuna “Escápate Conmigo” Top Dance/Electronic Song: The Chainsmokers & Coldplay “Something Just Like This” – WINNER Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie “Rockabye” Cheat Codes ft. Demi Lovato “No Promises” Kygo & Selena Gomez “It Ain’t Me” Zedd & Alessia Cara “Stay” Top Christian Song: Elevation Worship “O Come To The Altar” Hillsong Worship “What A Beautiful Name” – WINNER Lecrae ft. Tori Kelly “I’ll Find You” MercyMe “Even If” Zach Williams “Old Church Choir” Top Gospel Song: Anthony Brown & group therAPy “Trust In You” J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise “You Deserve It” – WINNER Travis Greene “You Waited” Tamela Mann “Change Me” Charlie Wilson “I’m Blessed”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMay 20th, 2018

David Harbour Helps Kick Off The Public Theater"s Under the Radar Festival 2018!

David Harbour happily poses for photographs while attending the opening night party for the 2018 Under The Radar Festival held at The Public Theater on Thursday (January 4) in New York City. The evening before, the 42-year-old Stranger Things star talked about how he feels about Merriam-Webster ‘honoring’ his body as a dictionary example of [...] David Harbour happily poses for photographs while attending the opening night party for the 2018 Under The Radar Festival held at The Public Theater on Thursday (January 4) in New York City. The evening before, the 42-year-old Stranger Things star talked about how he feels about Merriam-Webster ‘honoring’ his body as a dictionary example of a “dad bod” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. This popular and highly-anticipated program of The Public‘s winter season will include artists from across the U.S. and around the world. Curated by UTR Festival Director Mark Russell, this year’s Under The Radar festival expands to venues throughout New York City in addition to The Public Theater’s home at Astor Place. Work by innovative artists Dickie Beau, Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, David Cale, Adam Gopnik and much more will be featured at The Public. Before flying outta the deadly cold of New York to launch into terrible red carpet photos in LA, i’d like to take a moment to appreciate @JetBlue who picked up ball dropped by @Delta at the @PublicTheaterNY this past summer. Proud to fly the friendlier artistic skies with them. — David Harbour (@DavidKHarbour) January 5, 2018.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 5th, 2018

Scrabble Dictionary Adds 5,000 New Words, Including ‘Selfie,’ ‘Frenemy’ and ‘Buzzkill’

Believe it or not, Scrabble hasn’t updated its official dictionary in nearly a decade. But that’s all going to change come Aug. 11, when Merriam-Webster publishes the fifth edition of The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, along with a whopping 5,0.....»»

Category: topSource: celebuzzMar 9th, 2017

Merriam-Webster names "culture" word of the year

NEW YORK (AP) — A nation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail against them, are behind Merriam-Webster's 2014 word of the year: culture......»»

Category: topSource: yahooDec 15th, 2014

Dubstep joins Merriam-Webster"s 2014 freshman class

The word is one of 150 new additions to Merriam-Webster's 2014 Collegiate edition......»»

Category: topSource: usatodayJul 14th, 2017

Yooper blooper: Dictionary pronounciation omits P

NEW YORK (AP) — There's good news and bad news for Yoopers in the new Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary......»»

Category: topSource: yahooJul 14th, 2017

Tyra Banks wants to know why 'smize' doesn't have a dictionary entry

Tyra Banks would really like the word “smize” to be added into the dictionary. Buzz60's Nathan Rousseau Smith (@fantasticmrnate) has the details.         Tyra Banks would really like the word “smize” to be added into the dictionary. Buzz60's Nathan Rousseau Smith (@fantasticmrnate) has the details.        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayOct 19th, 2017

Nashville's Webster PR Changes Name Following Sex Abuse Claims Against CEO - Billboard

BillboardNashville's Webster PR Changes Name Following Sex Abuse Claims Against CEOBillboardNashville-based publicity firm Webster Public Relations has changed its name to Westby Public Relations following allegations from a former client that company founder and CEO Kirt Webster had sexually assaulted him nearly a decade ago. Earlier ...Nashville Publicist Kirt Webster Accused of Sexual AssaultRollingStone.comCountry music publicist accused of sexual assaultPage SixCountry music's top publicist accused of sexual abuse by singer denies allegationsFox NewsTaste of Country -International Business Times -The Tennessean -The Boot (blog)all 61 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsNov 1st, 2017

Dolly Parton, Kid Rock Among Stars Cutting Ties with Nashville Publicist Over Sexual Assault Allegations - PEOPLE.com

PEOPLE.comDolly Parton, Kid Rock Among Stars Cutting Ties with Nashville Publicist Over Sexual Assault AllegationsPEOPLE.comSome of the biggest names in country music, including Dolly Parton and Kid Rock, are severing ties with Nashville publicity titan Webster PR following a deluge of sexual harassment and assault allegations made against the firm's owner/CEO, Kirt Webster.Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr. & More Cut Ties With Webster PR Following Sexual Assault Allegations Against CEOBillboardMore Alleged Victims Come Forward With Kirt Webster Sexual Assault ClaimsTaste of CountryDolly Parton, Kid Rock and more leave PR firm as exec Kirt Webster is accused of sexual assaultNew York Daily NewsThe Tennessean -Fox News -Paste Magazine -Queertyall 113 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsNov 2nd, 2017

Bowie lauded as an artist who made it OK to be different

NEW YORK (AP) — It's perhaps not so surprising that the word "androgynous" was spiking on the Merriam-Webster online dictionary after David Bowie's death was announced, as people looked up a word so commonly mentioned in connection w.....»»

Category: artsSource: yahooJan 19th, 2017

Magnificent Man in a Flying Machine: The 'finest' first World War work of Warren Merriam

NO PARACHUTES, pilots taking pot-shots with rifles from their cockpits, and life expectancy measured in weeks - our fledgling First World War air force was a shambles until Warren Merriam came along.....»»

Category: topSource: expressMar 24th, 2017

Country music's top publicist accused of sexual abuse by singer denies allegations - Fox News

Fox NewsCountry music's top publicist accused of sexual abuse by singer denies allegationsFox NewsFox411: A former client of Kirt Webster, celebrated publicist of Dolly Parton, Charlie Daniels and Kenny Rogers, says Webster sexually assaulted him over the course of a year. A former client of Kirt Webster, the celebrated publicist of Dolly Parton ...Country music publicist accused of sexual assaultPage SixKirt Webster, powerful Nashville music exec, shutters firmThe TennesseanWebster PR Shuts Down Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Kirt WebsterThe Boot (blog)Wide Open Country -Nashville Sceneall 17 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsNov 1st, 2017

Dev Patel, Nicholas Hoult and Other Celebs Who Totally Longbottomed

If you looking up "Neville Longbottomed" in the dictionary, well, you probably won't find anything. Consider this our official notice to Webster and his cronies at the Dictionary........»»

Category: topSource: tmzJan 12th, 2017

Kylie Jenner Will Not Entertain Gossip That Bodyguard Tim Chung Is Stormi Webster"s Father!

Laughing off the gossip. As you surely know, social media has had a field day suggesting Stormi Webster is NOT the daughter of Travis Scott. Apparently, the gossip started after a pic of Stormi surfaced (above), where she looked an awful lot like mom Kylie Jenner's bodyguard Tim Chung. Related: The KarJenner Sisters Pose For Vogue's Video [...] Laughing off the gossip. As you surely know, social media has had a field day suggesting Stormi Webster is NOT the daughter of Travis Scott. Apparently, the gossip started after a pic of Stormi surfaced (above), where she looked an awful lot like mom Kylie Jenner's bodyguard Tim Chung. Related: The KarJenner Sisters Pose For Vogue's Video Portraits! It's said that people have called out the young Miz Webster's eyes and skin coloring as evidence of the uncanny similarities. However, perTMZ, the lip kit mogul is refusing to comment on this conspiracy theory -- as it is total bullshit. Sources close to Jenner have defended that the rumor has NO basis in fact. In fact, it is completely impossible for Stormi to be Tim's child, as he and Kylie have N-E-V-E-R had sex. Well, this is good to hear! Sadly, this isn't the first time that Stormi's paternity has been questioned. In case you forgot, shortly after the KUWTK starlet gave birth, it was reported that ex boyfriend Tyga thought he was REALLY the newborn's poppa. He's since shut down this particular narrative: "I've never said anything about someone else's child or family insinuating my involvement; and will never do so. Please, Stop spreading false stories and attacking people's families." Snap! Snap! Although, we can't say we're surprised that tongues are wagging about Stormi's paternity, as she IS the result of Jenner and Scott's whirlwind romance. Regardless, Tim Chung... you are NOT the father!! [Image via Instagram.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonMay 9th, 2018

Stormi Webster Has The Most Beautiful Lips In Adorable New Photo: Future Kylie Cosmetics Model? - Hollywood Life

BillboardStormi Webster Has The Most Beautiful Lips In Adorable New Photo: Future Kylie Cosmetics Model?Hollywood LifeKylie Jenner showed off a new photo of baby Stormi Webster sleeping on Mar. 14 and her lips are so gorgeous we can't help but wonder if she'll be modeling her mom's lipstick in the future. See the sweet pic here! Stormi Webster's one beautiful baby ...How Did Kendall Jenner & Blake Griffin Meet? The Reported Couple May Have Been Set Up By Famous FriendsBustleSleeping Beauty! Kylie Jenner's Daughter Stormi Is Too Adorable in New Snap Shared by MomPEOPLE.comKylie and Kendall Jenner Are Twinning on 'Day Off' -- See Their Matching StyleEntertainment TonightRefinery29 -HuffPost -Cosmopolitan.com -InStyleall 192 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsMar 14th, 2018

Kylie Jenner Joins All These Other Hot Mommas To Flaunt Their Post Baby Bodies!

Snap back! Although we didn't get to see much of Kylie Jenner's body while she was pregnant with Stormi Webster, it seems the 20-year-old new momma is back to her old ways of posing in her underwear for all to see! Werk! Related: Travis Scott Gushes Over 'Lil Mama' Stormi Webster The KUWTK star joins all of [...] Snap back! Although we didn't get to see much of Kylie Jenner's body while she was pregnant with Stormi Webster, it seems the 20-year-old new momma is back to her old ways of posing in her underwear for all to see! Werk! Related: Travis Scott Gushes Over 'Lil Mama' Stormi Webster The KUWTK star joins all of these other celebrities to show off their post-baby bodies (below)!! CLICK HERE to view "Celebrity Post-Baby Bodies!" CLICK HERE to view "Celebrity Post-Baby Bodies!" CLICK HERE to view "Celebrity Post-Baby Bodies!" CLICK HERE to view "Celebrity Post-Baby Bodies!" CLICK HERE to view "Celebrity Post-Baby Bodies!" [Image via Instagram.].....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzMar 1st, 2018

Kylie Jenner's Baby Girl Stormi Webster Already Living 'Million Dollar Life': Birkin Bags, Bling & More - Hollywood Life

Hollywood LifeKylie Jenner's Baby Girl Stormi Webster Already Living 'Million Dollar Life': Birkin Bags, Bling & MoreHollywood LifeKylie Jenner isn't taking motherhood lightly! HL learned she's giving her daughter Stormi Webster everything she could ever want — including bling and Birkin bags! Kylie Jenner's daughter Stormi Webster was only brought into the world on Feb. 1, but ...Scott Disick Doesn't Think Tyga Should Ask for a DNA Test — and We're Like, Same (REPORT)In Touch WeeklyBrody Jenner 'didn't even know' Kylie Jenner was pregnantFox NewsBrody Jenner Didn't Know Kylie Jenner Was Pregnant Until She Gave Birth, But Would Like to Meet StormiJezebelNew York Daily News -PerezHilton.com -Page Six -The Hollywood Gossipall 329 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsFeb 9th, 2018