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KSI Explains Why The Boxing Match vs Logan Paul Will be Pay-Per-View on YouTube

Published: 19/Jul/2018 19:11 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 16:02

by Calum Patterson

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YouTuber KSI has addressed the decision to make his fight against Logan Paul a pay-per-view event, after fans were unhappy with the move.

KSI posted the official link to the boxing match stream, which will go down on August 25, but the link required payment of $8 (£6) to access, sparking controversy.

It was unexpected as the first YouTube boxing match, which KSI also participated in vs Joe Weller, was free to watch on the website and attracted millions of live viewers.

In an attempt to justify the decision, KSI has taken to Twitter to explain to fans that the costs of running the event are much higher than last time, and that it “all adds up”.

He also claims that the pay-per-view fee is considerably lower than most other events, and will all contribute the ensuring the event is the best possible experience and there is no “cutting corners”.

Finally he confirmed that it is not just the main event that is pay-per-view, as his brother Deji’s fight vs Jake Paul, plus “other ppv fights” will be included in the $8 fee.

Additionally, there is ‘build-up’ content which he says will be free to watch, however it is unclear what exactly this content will entail.

Tickets to attend the fight in Manchester in person are also on sale, and while there are some very affordable prices, the VIP tickets will set you back over £500 ($650), but includes behind the scenes access.

The other concern, which KSI has not addressed, is the likelihood of unofficial streams of the fight being hosted on other streaming platforms. Those unwilling to pay the PPV fee may choose to watch these instead, in turn hurting the overall viewership on main streams.

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Jeffree Star sued by Anna Nicole Smith Estate over lipstick shade name

Published: 31/Oct/2020 0:54

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jeffree Star has been involved in several controversies throughout the years, but now the internet personality has found himself in hot water after being sued for using Anna Nicole Smith’s name in a lipstick shade.

Jeffree Star is a multi-talented internet personality, but he’s best known for being the founder and owner of Jeffree Star Cosmetics.

His cosmetics company reportedly sells more than 100 million dollars worth of products each year. It started with three lipstick colors and expanded into a whopping collection of many different make-up products.

Jeffree Star Anna Nicole Smith SuedJeffree Star is no stranger to controversy.

However, the company has recently been sued by Anna Nicole Smith’s estate for selling a lipstick named “Anna Nicole” in their Velour Liquid Lipsticks line. The estate inherited all the intellectual property rights associated with her name after she passed away in February 2007.

The estate believes the lipstick was clearly named after Anna Nicole Smith. They also claim it’s a very similar shade to the one she wore herself. What’s more, it seems like Jeffree Star Cosmetics never sought out permission to use her name on their products.

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Anna Nicole and Hugh Hefner at the 1993 Playboy Playmate of the Year Party in Beverly Hills.

This prompted them to file a lawsuit, claiming Jeffree Star Cosmetics used Anna Nicole Smith’s “name, image, and likeness to advertise for sale and sell its different commercial products.”

The estate also claimed the company is selling a lip liner and eyeliner inspired by Anna Nicole Smith. It also happens to be one of their best-selling products.

If their lawsuit is successful, it’s very likely that they could be entitled to some or all of the profits Jeffree Star Cosmetics has made from selling the Anna Nicole lipstick, as well as the additional lip liner and eyeliner. 

Jeffree Star has not made an official response to the lawsuit yet. However, we will update you as more information arises.