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Logan Paul teases bizarre new documentary featuring slap fighting tournament

Published: 25/Apr/2019 20:18 Updated: 25/Apr/2019 20:41

by Virginia Glaze

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Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul’s divisive Flat Earth “mockumentary” debuted in late March – but he isn’t through with the documentary genre just yet.

While Paul hinted that he’d come up with an idea for yet another film shortly thereafter, further details have since arisen as to what could be his next project – which could feature a “slap fight” against Russian strongmen.

Russian fitness outlet ‘Generation Iron’ revealed that Paul will be a participant in their ‘Battle on the Volga,’ which includes a legitimate “slap fight” between the YouTuber and two major names in the Russian slap-battle space.

Logan Paul vs the ‘Dumpling’

According to an article on Generation Iron’s website, Paul will be throwing down with “the enormous Uncle Serozha,” as well as the “Russian slap champion” known as ‘Dumpling.’

Vasily Pelmen, who goes by the stage name ‘Dumpling,’ weighed in at 370 pounds and took the Male Slapping Championship at the 2019 Siberian Power Show in an unquestionable landslide victory.

Dmitry Kotov, VICEhttps://www.vice.com/en_us/article/evewxm/competitive-slapping-is-the-worlds-greatest-sport

While Paul has yet to speak out on his presence at the event, the ‘Battle on the Volga’ takes place from May 24-27 – giving Paul just a little over a month to train.

KSI vs Logan Paul – YouTube’s most anticipated boxing rematch

However, Paul may already be in peak condition for the battle, thanks to his training for the upcoming KSI vs Logan Paul boxing rematch in November 2019.

Paul has been outspoken on his desire to enter professional MMA with the UFC, as stated in multiple interviews and vlogs following his initial boxing match with KSI in summer 2018.

Despite owner Dana White’s dismissive statement on the matter, Paul continues to train, even uploading sparring footage from his initial boxing match in August 2018 with a scathing caption targeted at his rival KSI.

“KSI is doing everything he can to dodge this fight, tbh, I don’t blame him,” Paul wrote. “I’m collecting skulls this winter.”

KSI and Logan Paul’s rematch has been the subject of much scrutiny, after the two were speculated to face off once more in February 2019.

After being accused of breaking their contract, KSI set their rematch date for November 2019 – although further details on the match have yet to be released.

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Charli D’Amelio invests in $50 million banking service for teens

Published: 2/Dec/2020 19:00

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok’s most-followed content creator, Charli D’Amelio, has invested in her very first startup, and it’s a $50 million mobile banking service specifically aimed at teenagers.

In true D’Amelio fashion, Charli has decided to invest in her first company, Step, along with a slew of other celebrity investors.

What is Step?

Step is a mobile banking service directed toward teenagers aged 13-19, which announced this morning that it has raised over $50 million during its Series B funding stage.

Step has grown to over 500,000 users in two months after its official launch, and features a variety of elements seen in apps like Venmo and PayPal, allowing users to send money to friends via peer-to-peer technology.

 

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The service also offers its teen customer-base FDIC-insured bank accounts without any fees, easing their foray into the financial world. Step even gives users a Visa card that allows them to establish credit prior to turning 18.

Charli D’Amelio on her Step investment

As for Charli D’Amelio, she seems to be quite jazzed about the bank’s entire concept, having risen to prominence in the mobile world before turning 16 this year.

“As a Step partner and customer, I’ve been able to see firsthand how easy Step makes it to manage your money while providing the educational resources that today’s teens need but have largely been unable to find—myself included,” D’Amelio stated.

 

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“I’m excited to be able to use my platform to help close this gap and have made a direct investment in Step to help them develop even more useful products.”

Charli isn’t the only big name putting some stock into Step; A-list celebs like Will Smith, the Chainsmokers, and Justin Timberlake are also investing in the bank, making for a truly star-studded affair for the emerging company.

Step is planning to partner with even more celebrities and influencers in the future, and hopes to help its teenaged customer-base with everything from student loans to building credit in the long-term.

Charli D'Amelio invests in Step mobile banking
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Step aims to help teenagers ease into the confusing financial world.

“Student loans are a big thing. Being able to extend credit to these folks. Being able to offer new products and services so they’re not paying these outrageous, predatory banking fees and high interest credit cards,” Step CEO MacDonald said of the service.

It looks like Charli is making big waves with this major investment, and all eyes are peeled to see if her 101 million TikTok followers will hop onto the Step trend, too.