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Ronda Rousey signs exclusive streaming deal with Facebook Gaming

Published: 13/Feb/2020 19:44 Updated: 13/Feb/2020 23:11

by Alan Bernal

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Longtime gamer and celebrity fighter Rhonda Rousey has joined Facebook Gaming in an exclusive streaming deal, adding to the platform’s growing portfolio of talent.

The former UFC fighter and frequent World of Warcraft Night Elf announced the news in an Instagram post. She showed off her passion for gaming as she was pictured holding a Nintendo Switch and a copy of Pokemon Shield.

Her first Facebook Gaming stream will be on February 18 at 3 PM PT / 6 PM ET and she’s pledged to donate all of the proceeds from that broadcast to the Australian bushfire recovery efforts.

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Rousey is ready to embark on a new streaming venture with Facebook Gaming.

“Good morning Rowdy Ones, I am Rhonda Rousey here to formally announce my official gaming stream on Facebook Gaming,” she said. “The baddest stream on the planet. I’m super excited for us to geek out together, especially because we’re starting out with Pokemon Sword and Shield.”

Wearing an Espeon-onesie, Rousey believes “game streaming is one of the rawest and most authentic mediums” and is ready to hit the ground running from her new broadcast home.

“Gaming has always been a huge part of my life, and I can’t wait to share that passion with my millions of fans on Facebook Gaming,” Rousey said about the announcement. “Through my streams, people can hang out with the real me, not the ‘character’ version of myself they’re used to seeing, though the ‘Rowdy One’ can’t always be contained!”

Rousey has been a fan of gaming for a long time, moderating Pokemon forums years before her time as a pioneer in women’s MMA. She also lent her voice to Mortal Kombat 11’s Sonya Blade in 2019.

As well as announcing the news on Instagram, she simultaneously broadcasted the reveal of her exclusive deal on her Facebook page. At the time of writing 11 million people had ‘liked’ it.

Though she’s yet to announce a set stream schedule, her legion of fans will be ready to get rowdy with Rousey when she goes live for the first time on February 18.

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Rousey has a longtime enthusiasm for gaming, even appearing as a voice actress in Mortal Kombat 11.

This deal locks in a different kind of star for Facebook Gaming. Previously, they signed on former Twitch streamers Jeremy ‘Disguised Toast’ Wang and Corinna Kopf along with Super Smash Bros. star Gonzalo ‘ZeRo’ Barrios.

This signing adds to the competition between the streaming’s biggest platforms as Facebook Gaming, Twitch, Mixer and even Caffeine have all been recruiting top-tier talent in recent months.

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James Charles sparks heated beef with rapper Asian Doll over makeup artist fees

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:17

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star and makeup mogul James Charles has started some unexpected beef with rapper Asian Doll after she made a divisive tweet over the price some makeup artists charge for their work.

James Charles is known for getting into the occasional Twitter spat with high-profile celebrities; in August 2020, the YouTuber called out music artist Alicia Keys for her then-unreleased skincare line, which he mistakenly interpreted as another celebrity cash-grab in the makeup biz. (This was not the case.)

Now, it seems that Charles has struck up a feud with none other than Dallas-based rapper Asian Doll — the first female rapper to be signed to Gucci Mane’s very own record label, 1017 Eskimo Records.

It all started over a post Asian Doll made on January 15, where she took issue with makeup artists charging hefty fees for their services.

 

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“If you charge over $150 to do a face of makeup, you can go to hell, respectfully,” she wrote.

Charles was quick to clap back: “What a stupid tweet. One foundation can cost $50, artists have to buy EVERY SHADE for their kit, & thats just the first step…Either pay an artist’s rate for their time & skill, do it yourself, OR get it done at a counter and risk looking busted.”

It seems that Charles’ reply has sparked an avalanche of backlash against him from Asian Doll’s fans, with many accusing him of overstepping his bounds.

Charles has apparently messed with the wrong rapper, as Asian Doll was also quick to fire shots at the beauty guru in a series of additional tweets.

“What a dumb a** to be in my business replying to something that has absolutely nothing to do with you. I’m having a debate about HOOD PRICES baby, stay over there in HOLLYWOOD where they having you looking GHOST,” she wrote — most likely referring to the infamous photo of James Charles wearing foundation several shades lighter than his natural skin tone.

“Literally stop robbing the poor,” the rapper added in a now-deleted reply. “All I’m saying is people shouldn’t have to pay over $150 for a face, DATS IT!”

It seems that Asian Doll’s post has stirred up quite the debate regarding the value and pricing of makeup artists’ time and work in her comments section — but James’ involvement in the conversation has sparked another kind of conversation, altogether.