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‘The Room’ star Tommy Wiseau adds to Mixer’s growing celebrity list

Published: 2/Aug/2019 18:46 Updated: 2/Aug/2019 20:20

by Meg Bethany Koepp


Much-loved movie director and actor Tommy Wiseau has joined the growing list of celebrities signing up to Microsoft’s streaming platform Mixer.

Twitch star Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins announced on August 1 that he would be leaving the platform for its biggest rival Mixer, following an exclusive deal with Microsoft. He was one of the service’s biggest streamers, so his sudden move was a shock to the system for many.

‘The Room’ star Tommy Wiseau decided to follow suit and join the growing list of celebrities migrating onto the platform.

Wiseau FilmsThe Room is known as one of the “best worst” movies of all time.

“Oh, hi Mixer!”

In a tweet on August 1, Wiseau announced he’d signed up for Mixer and would be streaming there from now on.

“Mixer” he tweeted simply, alongside a link to his new channel which also included a spin on one of the famous lines from The Room: “Oh hi mixer !” 

At the time of writing, there is currently no indication as to what the actor will be streaming on the platform – whether it’ll be gameplay or just a place for him to talk to fans is unknown.

Wiseau’s fans were excited to see him join Mixer

Wiseau’s fans were ecstatic to see the movie star join Mixer, and replied to his announcement with messages of welcoming and jokes.

“Oh hi Tommy” one user tweeted. “This may hands down be the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.” another said.

TwitterFans were excited for Wiseau’s Mixer debut.

Others took The Room star’s announcement as an opportunity to bash Twitch, and said things like “LOL you know its bad when even tommy wiseau is leaving for mixer” and “L8r twitch”.

TwitterPeople took the opportunity to dunk on Twitch.

His Mixer signup even made its way to Reddit, where fans were excited to see him join the platform alongside Ninja.

Users commented things like: “I like how Ninja had a great big announcement and Tommy just says ‘Mixer’” and “Wow, kind of surreal to see Mixer grabbing Twitch’s biggest and most marketable star, and also getting Ninja.”

RedditBoth Ninja and Wiseau’s announcements shocked many.

Snoop Dogg is another celebrity on the streaming service, though he joined in early 2019. Could we see a Snoop x Wiseau collab in the future?


Jake Paul and Ben Askren exchange heated texts ahead of fight

Published: 25/Feb/2021 4:08 Updated: 25/Feb/2021 4:29

by Andrew Amos


YouTuber Jake Paul and former UFC star Ben Askren are set to take to the boxing ring on April 17, but they’re already in a war of words ahead of the bout.

It’s no Conor McGregor, but Jake Paul is going big for his next boxing bout.

After taking down Nate Robinson with relative ease, the YouTube star turned hopeful boxer will take to the ring against Ben Askren on April 17.

However, in the lead up to the fight, the two have already thrown punches over text.

Ben Askren leaked DMs between the two on February 24, claiming “this next generation has some really bad role models.”


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“Hey Jake seriously were you even trying against Ben [Darmstadt]? That was pathetic. Hope you try a little bit harder in our fight,” the former UFC fighter opened with in the exchange.

“Hiya bubba! So good to hear from you! I know Masvidal gave you brain damage so I’m guessing you meant to ask if I was even trying against Nate,” Paul replied.

“We’re going to get you through this fight nice and fast so you can retire after.”

Askren clarified that he was talking about Ben Darmstadt, before Jake Paul went on a tangent, asking his opponents if he’s ever taken drugs, saying he needs “help taking his edge off.”


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While Askren ignored most of Paul’s questions, he had the final jab ahead of the bout.

“You gave up here like you’re going to give up in our fight. You don’t have the heart. Please don’t back out of our fight.”

Jake Paul vs Ben Askren is locked in for April 17, and is set to be one of the biggest PPV fights in history.