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Shane Dawson gives his brutally honest opinion on Jake Paul

Published: 24/Oct/2018 22:25

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTuber Shane Dawson told all in an interview with The Hollywood Fix regarding his documentary series on Jake Paul – who he feels isn’t ‘a great guy.’

Dawson commented on the current state of Team 10, which is now undergoing a reorganization after the exit of several YouTubers – despite Paul’s apparent niceties.

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“I don’t think he’s a great guy,” Dawson said in response to the Fix’s cameraman. “I think he’s better now… he’s young. At that point, he was a monster… I think now he’s realized that this isn’t the way to live.”

In fact, Dawson placed Paul in the top three YouTubers he’s worked with thus far, claiming that he was ‘humble’ and ‘accommodating’ during his visit to the Team 10 house.

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He also spoke on the 2017 incident between former Team 10 assistant Meg Zelly and FaZe Banks, whom Zelly claimed had assaulted her in a nightclub. While Dawson had heard Zelly’s voicemails from that night, he feels that she was never assaulted, and that the entire incident was blown out of proportion because she had been drunk.

“I don’t think FaZe purposefully hurt anybody,” Shane said, again calling Banks by the wrong name. “I don’t think Jake planned it. I think it was more, he jumped on it to ruin Banks’s career – which was bad.”

Dawson also compared Jake Paul to Michael Jackson, finding similarities between Jackson’s famed Neverland Ranch and the legoland-esque art in the Team 10 house, alongside their reactions to their massive fame.

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Dawson’s previous series over TanaCon won him a Streamy award for Creator of the Year – which he wasn’t present to receive, as he was, instead, filming the interview with The Hollywood Fix.

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Barstool owner Dave Portnoy reveals they’re 99.9% leaving SiriusXM

Published: 7/Oct/2020 20:10 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 20:14

by Michael Gwilliam

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Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy has appeared to confirm that the popular website’s SiriusXM channel will be moving on satellite radio, claiming he was “99%” sure they were leaving.

The satirical sports website announced its SiriusXM channel back in November of 2017 and launched a few months later in January 2018.

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Now, however, it seems like the deal is done and so is Barstool.

Dave Portnoy, Barstool Sports’ founder took to Twitter to announce that it was looking extremely unlikely that the channel would continue on SiriusXM.

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“I’d say we’re 99.9% out of Sirius,” he revealed. “We aren’t in same stratosphere in terms of negotiations.”

“We will just move on to new platforms as always. Our crowd will follow as always,” the Barstool founder added.

It’s unclear exactly where they will move to and Portnoy, who has grown increasingly famous over the years in part to his viral pizza reviews, offered no clues.

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Dave Portnoy’s pizza reviews have gone viral.

One possible destination spot could very well be Spotify, which shocked the industry by signing Joe Rogan and his podcast to an exclusive deal.

While Portnoy didn’t elaborate on the type of deal he would like, it sounds like he’s being severely low-balled by the satellite radio company, hence his aggressive-sounding tweet.

This news comes as Bloomberg has reported that Howard Stern is nearing a massive $120M a year deal – a step above from his previous deals at $80 to $100 million a year.

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If those reports are right, it’s a sign that Sirius XM is willing to pay some serious cash, but apparently not when it comes to keeping Barstool within its network.

“See this is why I can’t work for peanuts,” Portnoy said in response to the Stern report. “I’m not Stern. But I’m not nobody either.”

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We’ll just have to see what the future holds for both SiriusXM and Barstool, and if a deal can be salvaged.