Wattpads storytelling app, now with 60M monthly users, adds a subscription service

Wattpads storytelling app, now with 60M monthly users, adds a subscription service
Wattpad, the company behind a suite of apps for reading and sharing stories – including a fairly popular “chat fiction” app Tap, a rival to Hooked – is today adding its first ever subscription plan for its flagship application. The option, called Wattpad Premium, will remove the ads from Wattpad’s otherwise free app – a feature users have been requesting for some time. The service will cost $5.99 per month, or $60 per year, the company says, and will

Heres The Deleted Scene From It That Was Too Gruesome To Show In Theaters

Heres The Deleted Scene From It That Was Too Gruesome To Show In Theaters
It We already know a controversial child orgy scene was omitted from the 2017 adaptation of Stephen King’s , but now another scene that didn’t make it into the final version of the film is being passed around. The scene in question features Bill Skarsgard (who plays It/Pennywise) as himself rather than in Pennywise’s costume, talking to a woman in 1637 during a previous reign of It. In the movie, the scene would have taken place after the loser’s

John Boyega of ‘Star Wars’ was asked to defend a totally different movie. He crushed it.

John Boyega of ‘Star Wars’ was asked to defend a totally different movie. He crushed it.
After playing a supporting role in "Captain America: Civil War," Black Panther is finally getting his own standalone film — and it looks absolutely awesome. The majority black cast is unlike anything seen in the sprawling Marvel Cinematic Universe and is a completely welcome change of pace. Some people, however, pointed to the film's casting as proof of hypocrisy from people who advocate for diversity in Hollywood. One Twitter user reached out out to John Boyega. It ... didn't

A powerful, poignant post about men’s role in the #MeToo movement went viral.

A powerful, poignant post about men’s role in the #MeToo movement went viral.
Actor Jim Beaver. Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images. In a heart-wrenching Facebook post, actor Jim Beaver ("Supernatural," "Deadwood") described being molested by a superior while serving in the U.S. military. But, as he poignantly noted, the #MeToo movement wasn't created for people like him. And that's OK.The #MeToo hashtag has flooded Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter in recent days as millions of women have shared their personal experiences with sexual harassment and assault, adding "#MeToo" in their posts as an

Hiya, a Whitepages spinout, nabs $18M for its smart caller ID technology

Hiya, a Whitepages spinout, nabs $18M for its smart caller ID technology
Hiya came to life a year ago when it was spun out by Whitepages to take on TrueCaller and others in the world of smart caller ID services. Using machine learning analytics on a vast database of calling data (3.5 billion calls to date), Seattle-based Hiya’s mission has been to supercharge the humble phone call — by providing detailed information about who is calling you, whether it’s a regular person or an IRS fraudster. Now a fully independent company,

Twitter introduces a new video-centric ad format

Twitter introduces a new video-centric ad format
While there’s a larger debate swirling around Twitter’s problems with abuse and harassment, the business side of the business is still chugging along. Today, the company is unveiling a new ad format called the Video Website Card, which it describes as “a creative format that combines the power of video with the ability to drive users back to a site to learn more or take action in the moment.” Basically, the Video Website Card starts out as an auto-playing

Amazon Studio Boss Price Resigns After Harassment Scandal

Amazon Studio Boss Price Resigns After Harassment Scandal
Roy Price resigned as the head of Amazon hasn’t explained why it acted against Price now when Hackett first filed a complain in 2015. The company investigated the allegation at the time and said it addressed the issue, according to an August report in The Information. Amazon suspended Price last week.Emily Martin, vice president of workplace justice at the National Women’s Law Center, said secrecy around sexual harassment investigations is common and has benefits for accusers and employers of

Blac Chynas Lawyer Claps Back At The KarJenners For Starting A ‘War’ Amid New Lawsuit: ‘Its On’

Blac Chynas Lawyer Claps Back At The KarJenners For Starting A ‘War’ Amid New Lawsuit: ‘Its On’
The back-and-forth continues! As we Lisa Bloom, the reality TV star's lawyer, is now speaking out about why it's so important for Chyna to sue Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian West, Kourtney Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Khloé Kardashian, and Kylie Jenner. She told Us Weekly: "They decided to start a war by trashing her online repeatedly, so it's on… and we are going to vigorously fight for Chyna in this case. Even though Chyna left Rob at the end of 2016,

Fashion Police To Officially End Next Month After 22 Years!

Fashion Police To Officially End Next Month After 22 Years!
Prepare to say goodbye to Fashion Police! Twenty two years later, the show originally hosted by the late Joan Rivers and her daughter Melissa Rivers is officially being ended by E!. Photos: Joan's Best Quotes & One-Liners Fashion Police: The Farewell series finale episode will air November 27 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT with Melissa hosting alongside Giuliana Rancic, Brad Goreski, NeNe Leakes, and Margaret Cho. Will U be tuning in?? Related Stories More Bad Blood! Taylor Swift 'Chronicles Her

Reese Witherspoon revealed she was sexually assaulted at 16, in a powerful speech.

Reese Witherspoon revealed she was sexually assaulted at 16, in a powerful speech.
Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for ELLE. Reese Witherspoon's three decades in Hollywood have been peppered with prestigious awards, a long list of blockbuster successes — and, she shared recently, several incidents of sexual assault at the hands of powerful men.The A-lister was on stage at ELLE's Women in Hollywood event on Oct. 16, introducing her "Big Little Lies" co-star Laura Dern, when she revealed she's been sexually harassed numerous times throughout her career. One instance, she said, occurred when

52 Questions To Ask If Youre Ready To Really Get To Know The Deepest Parts Of Someone

52 Questions To Ask If Youre Ready To Really Get To Know The Deepest Parts Of Someone
Benjamin Davies Personal 1. What is the darkest thought you’ve ever had? What about the darkest thing you’ve never told anybody? 2. Is there something out there, a thought, an idea, a current event, or a fear that you find deeply unsettling? 3. What would you consider to be your deepest fear? (This question can be really telling of the depth or lack thereof of a person.) 4. Is there an activity that calms you? A place or a

7 Surprisingly Good Horror Movies Most People Havent Heard Of

7 Surprisingly Good Horror Movies Most People Havent Heard Of
Hounds of Love I’ve never heard anyone else talk about this movie. I found it randomly on Netflix a few years ago (sadly, it’s no longer streaming) and gave it a try. It’s a pretty typical horror movie about a couple taking a weekend vacation at a secluded lodge, but when the grisly stuff started happening, I really wasn’t prepared for how scary the “bad guy” was going to be. Let the Right One In The genuinely terrifying premise

Rizzo From ‘Grease’ Looks Unrecognizable As She Makes TV Appearance To Mark Movie’s 40th Anniversary

Rizzo From ‘Grease’ Looks Unrecognizable As She Makes TV Appearance To Mark Movie’s 40th Anniversary
There are few movies which are as timeless and nostalgic as Grease. The 1978 musical’s enduring popularity is the result of a brilliant storyline, extremely catchy songs, and, of course, the actors and actresses it thrust into the limelight. Unlike many other movies from the seventies, Grease transcends generations. I watched it for the first time with my mom when I was a kid, and I’ve seen it countless times since then with my friends. There’s no doubt I’ll show