Uber has taken the spotlight lately, but unfortunately for the famous company things are not looking really well. Actually, Uber was accused by a former employee of having a culture that allows sexual harassment and discrimination against women. The former employee, Susan Fowler, published a very in-depth blog post presenting the whole story.
She claimed that she was hired by Uber in November 2015 and after a couple of weeks of training she joined her new team. Susan said in her blog post that she was immediately approached by her direct supervisor, who sent her a series of messages over the company’s chat trying to get her to have sex with him. The worker immediately reported the misconduct to the human resources department. Susan said that although she expected the company to handle the situation, she was actually told by both HR and upper management that it was his first offence and he was a high performer, so the company was not comfortable to punish him.
Fowler said she was offered the option to change teams, which she finally accepted although she wanted to remain on her initial role with the company. She said that after a few months she started hearing a lot of stories from other female employees, some even about the same manager’s inappropriate behavior.
“It became obvious that both HR and management had been lying about this being ‘his first offense’, and it certainly wasn’t his last. Within a few months, he was reported once again for inappropriate behavior, and those who reported him were told it was still his ‘first offense’. The situation was escalated as far up the chain as it could be escalated, and still nothing was done,” she said.
The post continued to say that Susan, along other female employees, scheduled meetings with the human resources department, insisting that they do something about the manager. The manager eventually left the company. Susan also raised concerns on discrimination against women within the organization. She said that despite her reports to HR on discrimination against women and illegal threats to fire her for reporting, the company did nothing.
Fitbit has decided to acquire Pebble and there is nothing new when it comes to this purchase decision. However, what is now is the fact that Fitbit actually paid a much lower sum of money than what was initially reported. Fitbit actually took over Pebble at the end of 2016. The company has only revealed now the final acquisition price.
So, when the purchase was initially revealed back in December 2016 it has been claimed that Fitbit was going to pay between $34 and $40 million for Pebble. Well, it appears that the rumors were not true as Fitbit paid only $23 million for the purchase. The revelation was made in the quarterly report earnings revealed by the famous company. The whole deal between the two is quite curious, as with this purchase what Fitbit did was actually removing a rival from the market.
So, after the purchase, Fitbit decided to terminate the line of smartwatches that Pebble produced. These products were in direct competition with the devices released by Fitbit. On the other hand, from Pebble’s side, the purchase is not that shocking. Actually, Pebble had been dealing with some issues for quite some time. This made numerous specialists believe that Pebble sold for less than what it was initially reported. However, such a low sum, $23 million, was surely not expected.
Well, despite the purchase, things are not looking that well for Fitbit, either. Actually, the holiday sales weren’t what the company expected and Fitbit went to report a decline of its earnings from this period of the year. The company only managed to sell 6.5 million devices during the October – December period. A year earlier, Fitbit definitely did better, as the company managed to sell no less than 8.2 million devices during the same period of time.
And that may not be all. Fitbit also recently announced its plans to lay off no less than 110 employees. Apparently, this is the company’s strategy to reduce costs and be more focused and efficient. Well, maybe a lower financial performance is after all what the company expects, as Fitbit reported that it has projected revenues to drop between $1.5 and $1.7 billion in 2017.
Famous actor George Clooney is set to become a father for the first time and without a doubt this is an amazing thing for the famous actor. Surprisingly, George Clooney decided to open up about parenthood and confirm the fact that he and his beautiful wife are set to welcome twins.
The news that George and Amal Clooney are going to become parents emerged a few weeks ago. The two stars have never talked about these rumors, at least until now. So, Clooney opened up during an appearance on French TV show “Rencontres de Cinema.”
“We are really happy and really excited. It’s going to be an adventure,” the star said. “We’ve sort of embraced it all… with arms wide open,” the actor went on to add. Clooney also shared the fact that his friends are actually teasing him because he will become a dad for the first time at the age of 55. “My favorite part is, you know, all my friends who are my age, and I have many of them, they’re already done. Their kids are all grown up and away to college and they are laughing,” the star explained.
The star also went on to talk about a dinner night out with his friends. “We went out to dinner the other night, and it’s a table of eight guys and all their kids are away in college, and we are sitting there and they were all being very supportive, ‘Everything is going to be great, you’re going to love it,'” the actor explained. “Then it got really quiet, and they all just started making baby crying and the whole table just busted up laughing,” he concluded.
George Clooney also acknowledged that a lot of things are going to change in his life because of the fact that he and his wife will become parents. However, it seems that the actor is quite ready for this. “It’s going to change a lot of things but that’s OK, that’s life,” Clooney said. During his new interview, Clooney also talked about other subjects, such as US President Donald Trump.
Melania Trump has definitely kept the media attention lately. The First Lady, the wife of US President Donald Trump, is said to be quite unhappy with her new role. It has recently been reported that Melania is struggling with her new role, since she has never been in such a position before.
The news was reported by Us Weekly, which claimed that Melania is quite unhappy with her life now. Furthermore, the report indicated that Melania is not ready for all the responsibilities that come with being the First Lady of the United States. The claims were actually made by a friend of the First Lady, stylist Philip Bloch, who talked to Us Weekly about Melania’s feelings towards her new life.
“This life wasn’t her dream. It was Donald [Donald Trump]’s,” Philip Bloch claimed. “Truthfully, it’s a lot to cope with.” Bloch also claimed that Melania was quite affected by the fact that she was impersonated by Gigi Hadid during the American Music Awards. A Melania friend also said that she is not used to being so exposed to public backlashes and it is quite difficult for her to get used to this.
However, this may not be all. Melania was also affected by the fact that she was accused of trying to get money from the Daily Mail after she filed a lawsuit against the tabloid. Melania sued the Daily Mail following the publishing of a false story about her. The story was published in August 2016 and claimed that Melania used to work as an escort. The site later decided to retract the story and issued an apology.
However, Melania claimed that this affected her business and her image, but she was later accused of using her public position to get money from the Daily Mail. “Melania is unhappy with how her life ended up. She is miserable,” an alleged family friend also said. Well, this may actually be the reason why Melania is spending most of her time in her apartment and avoids going out too much. She remained in New York with her son.
Some shocking allegations have emerged involving the name of Mike Comrie. It has actually been claimed that Mike has been accused of rape. Mike Comrie is surely well known as the former husband of Hilary Duff and the father of her child.
Of course, he is best known as a former hockey player. So, TMZ reported that Mike was accused of sexual assault by a woman in Los Angeles. The 36 year old woman said that Comrie raped her. The allegations were officially filed, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. “There is an open investigation of sexual assault involving Mr. Comrie,” LAPD Officer Liliana Preciado stated.
TMZ also reported that Mike and this woman met on Saturday at a bar in Los Angeles. The two later went to his apartment in West Hollywood. The woman claimed that this is where Mike sexually assaulted her multiple times. Following the abuse, the woman went to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The former hockey player has not officially commented on the allegations.
However, it has been claimed that he completely denied all these allegations. Reportedly, according to police statements, the star said that the sex was consensual. It has also been claimed that another woman was also involved and she filed no complaint against the star. It yet to see what investigators will find and if Mike is really guilty of anything.
Meanwhile, it surely seems that he has the full support of his former mother in law. So, Hilary Duff’s mother defended Mike. Radar Online reported that Hilary’s mother, Susan, considers Mike to be a “great guy.” Susan has not commented too much on the allegations directly, but it surely seems that she did not change her mind about him.
Mike Comrie and Hilary Duff wedded back in 2012. The couple separated in 2014 and without a doubt the split news came as a shock as they seemed to be a happy couple. They remained friends after the split and actually their divorce was only officially finalized at the beginning of 2016. The formerly married couple has a son together.
It has passed quite some time since Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston announced their separation. The two famous stars dated for a few months in 2016, but they abruptly ended their romance although things seemed to be going great for the two. Well, now the rumors are claiming that Taylor and Tom may actually reconcile.
Of course, the rumors are quite unexpected. The news was reported by Hollywood Life, which claimed that the actor actually wanted “another chance” with Taylor. The pair ended their relationship in September 2016 and since that moment they were no longer seen together. However, it seems that the two maybe found a way to give their romance another chance.
So, it all started with an interview that Tom give for GQ. The actor addressed some rumors that have been on during his relationship with the singer. Actually ever since Taylor and Tom first started dating it has been claimed that the two were not really a couple and were doing everything for the publicity they were getting. Each time they addressed these rumors, Taylor and Tom claimed that their love and their romance was real.
This is exactly what Tom said during his latest interview. “I have to be so psychologically strong about not letting other people’s interpretations about my life affect my life. A relationship exists between two people. We will always know what it was,” the actor said. “The narratives that are out there altogether have been extrapolated from pictures that were taken without consent or permission, with no context,” Tom also explained. “Nobody had the context for that story.”
Well, a source talking to Hollywood Life revealed that the actor actually wants to reconcile with Taylor. The insider claimed that Tom was very honest during this interview and told only the truth about Taylor. “Good relationships take time to remain good, and he feels that if he had another chance, he would try much harder. [In fact, Tom] would never turn down another chance to date her, and that isn’t out of the realm of possibility in his mind,” the source said. The insider concluded that Tom has no regrets when it comes to the relationship.
New rumors are linked to America’s famous Kardashian-Jenner family. The rumors are claiming that Kris Kardashian’s mother, Kris Jenner, was actually the “mastermind” behind the sex tape that involved her daughter and ended up making the whole family very famous.
A close friend of the family made these claims according to the latest reports. The source revealed that Kris had leaked the tape to the media, confirming a series of rumors that have been on regarding this subject. Apparently, Kim’s former boyfriend and the man with whom she is seen on the tape also confirmed that Kris was the one who leaked the video to make her daughter famous.
In fact, ever since the sex tape was leaked, rumors have claimed that Kris was the mastermind trying to make Kim known to the world. Well, without a doubt, Kris will not comment on this report. However, this is not the only rumor that has been on regarding the famous family.
Other rumors have claimed that Kim is very upset that Beyonce is taking all the spotlight with her new pregnancy. The rumors claimed that Kim is jealous of Beyonce. “Kim was shocked at the Beyonce news and she was totally checking it out and seeing how many people like the post,” an insider said according to Radar Online. “Then when her friend Chrissy Teigen started Tweeting that she was best friends with Beyonce, she was actually hurt and worried,” the insider went on to add.
The source also said that there has always been a rivalry between Kim and Beyonce. The insider claimed that Kim actually thinks that she is a bigger star than Beyonce. The source also said that Kim did not congratulate Beyonce on her pregnancy because she is jealous.
“The fact that Beyonce is going to have more kids than Kim once her twins are born absolutely drives Kim nuts! Kim was totally trying to steal Beyonce’s baby thunder yesterday,” the insider said. The source also revealed that Kim wants to have another child and she is already planning this third baby. The insider concluded that Kim will never be fine with the fact that Beyonce is more famous than her.
The Weeknd and Selena Gomez are a very happy couple and it seems that the relationship is growing stronger. The two famous stars are said to be planning their first Valentine’s Day together. And it surely looks like The Weeknd wants to make sure that it will be a really great time for him and his new girlfriend.
So, it has been claimed that The Weeknd wants to plan a cute first Valentine’s Day with Selena. The famous singer does not want to give Selena only some flowers or chocolate. In fact, he wants to make sure that their first Valentine’s Day together will be a very special time for the two. So, it has been claimed that the star wants to find a special, unique and very personal gift for his new girlfriend.
One insider talking to Hollywood Life, said that the star may actually write some songs together with Selena and share something special. “Plans are still being made but The Weeknd wants to write [music] with Selena,” one source claimed. “Even if it never makes it to the studio he feels that is the biggest connection he can make with her is to share his art. He thinks it would be the icing on the cake of a full day of good times,” it added.
And that may not be all. Selena may also enjoy a vacation with her boyfriend in Toronto. So, after going to Italy together, The Weeknd wants to take Selena to his hometown. “For The Weeknd, no place says love more than Italy and that’s one of the reasons he wanted to spend time there with Selena [Gomez],” one insider claimed.
The source also said that The Weeknd and Selena Gomez enjoyed an amazing time during their latest trip. The two stars visited a series of historical sights, laughed together and enjoyed very much traveling in each other’s company. Selena and The Weeknd have not tried to hide the fact that they are a couple. Selena even shared a photo of her new boyfriend on Instagram, although she later decided to delete it.
Jennifer Lopez is without a doubt one of the most famous singers in the world. The star has a very successful career and is enjoying all the benefits that come with it. But, life has not always been simple for the famous singer. Jennifer has recently open up about her childhood and her struggles while growing up.
Jennifer Lopez grew up in The Bronx, New York. The star claimed that she has not forgotten her modest roots and this is the reason why she is now developing a new project, her own shoe collection, in partnership with Giuseppe Zanotti. “I grew up with holes in my shoes. So this is very special to me, to be able to create such beautiful shoes with an artist like Giuseppe,” the singer said according to The Daily Mail. “I just love what I do. I feel very fortunate,” she added.
So, the star went on to add that she feels very lucky. “To now be here launching my own shoe collection with an amazing artist and being able to work with amazing artists and do what I love, that’s where I get my stamina. I live with a lot of gratitude,” she claimed.
However, her career and projects are not everything that matters for the famous singer. Actually, Jennifer claimed that her family is the most important thing in her life. “My family is my stability. They’re so solid for me. When you think of shoes you think of being grounded. There was a connection there for me. They keep me grounded,” she said.
Jennifer Lopez has definitely enjoyed a lot of successful projects lately. The famous singer has also created a lot of headlines with her personal life. It has been claimed that Jennifer is dating famous rapper Drake and now a new report claimed that the star actually fears that he will be tempted to cheat on her. The report came from Hollywood Life, which indicated that Jennifer is very worried about Drake’s weekend at his Super Bowl party. The rumors were later dismissed by a Gossip Cop report.
Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers are without a doubt a very happy couple. But, if there are no issues when it comes to this relationship, it does not mean that the two are not linked to scandals. Actually, it has widely been reported that Olivia and Aaron are not in very good terms with his family. And the latest comments made by Olivia seem to prove once again these claims.
The fact that Aaron has a strained relationship with his family is no secret. The exact reason why this has happened has not been confirmed, but a series of reports have previously claimed that Olivia is the one to blame for this reality. Now, it seems that the actress decided to throw shade at Aaron’s family by associating them to some negative comments that have been made on social media.
Aaron and his team, the Green Bay Packers, lost to the Atlanta Falcon over the weekend. After the match, Olivia liked several negative comments about Aaron’s family that were shared on Instagram. Of course, this led to a lot of speculation and claims that his issues with his family are very serious.
Olivia also shared a handwritten note to show her support for her boyfriend and his team. “So proud of this team,” her message said. “They faced a lot of adversity on and off the fields, but battled to get this far. THANK YOU to those of you who encouraged and supported them by choosing to put out only positive energy. It helped them get this far,” it added.
The rupture between Aaron and his family has reportedly occurred after the NFL star started dating the Hollywood actress. Aaron’s father, Ed, previously said that he and his son are not on speaking terms. “Fame can change things,” Ed said without revealing anything else. However, several reports said that Olivia is to blame for the fact that Aaron has become estranged to his family.
“When he got together with Olivia Munn, his family told him they didn’t trust her and thought she wasn’t with him for the right reasons. That made him furious, and he ended up choosing Olivia over his family,” an insider said according to US Weekly.