Bad publicity? Cohen? Russiagate? Many reasons Trump canceled Putin meeting, but Ukraine isn’t one

US President Donald Trump cited the recent incident in the Kerch Strait when canceling the meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. Experts who spoke with RT doubt that this is the real reason behind the last-minute move. Officially, Trump called off the meeting because “the ships and sailors have not been returned to Ukraine from […]

Recommended Reading: Mid-Terms, Morose Pop, and Publicity Stunts

Modern online media is all about the signal boost, so every Friday here at Flavorwire, we take a moment to spotlight some of the best stuff we’ve read online this week. Today, smart takes on Tuesday’s mid-term elections, a round-up of old-school movie hucksterism, and a investigation of what happened to pop-y pop music.  Kristin Hunt […]

Netanyahu named in new bribery case: $286mn for good publicity

Israeli MP Benjamin Netanyahu, already under investigation for two instances of corruption, may complete a hat-trick. A state prosecutor has named Netanyahu as the beneficiary of a PR scheme worth “up to a billion shekels.” Earlier this month, police recommended Netanyahu be indicted for allegations of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. These are being […]

Richard Branson remembers the time he let a helicopter drag him across Sydney Harbor by bungee cord for a publicity stunt — and nearly ran face-first into a bridge

Tony Woolliscroft/Getty In the following excerpt from “Finding My Virginity,” Richard Branson recounts his experience during one of Virgin Mobile’s publicity stunts. In 2000, he was tied to a helicopter by bungee cord and flew 100 feet below it across the Sydney Harbor. Mid-flight, he realized he was headed straight toward the side of the […]

Charity rents out Trump’s childhood home to refugees in publicity stunt

The international charity Oxfam rented out President Trump’s childhood home in Queens, New York, letting four refugees stay for a weekend. The publicity stunt comes as the Trump administration’s temporary travel and refugee bans are about to expire. The action was intended to put pressure on Trump, and other world leaders attending the UN General […]

Peter Kay speaks out after scrapping Car Share: 'People thought it was a publicity plan'

The Bolton-born comedian revealed the shock decision on BBC Radio Manchester yesterday after ringing up spontaneously for a chat. And today, Peter rang the same station again and told presenter Becky Want that he had not anticipated the overwhelming reaction from viewers demanding more series. “I am sorry I have upset people,” he said. “Sian […]

Sutton United's Wayne Shaw resigns after pie eating publicity stunt during Arsenal clash

Shaw was shown on TV eating a pie, which he has since claimed was a pasty, after a bet had been promoted by the club’s one off sponsors the Sun via their Sun Bets brand. Sun Bets tweeted after the game that they had paid out a “five-figure sum” on a bet that 46-year-old Shaw […]

A Publicity Stunt at the National Prayer Breakfast?

The National Prayer Breakfast, held annually in Washington, D.C., is typically a scandal-free part of the president’s schedule. Since 1953, every commander-in-chief, usually alongside members of Congress, Cabinet officials, and a wide variety of prominent guests, has taken one morning a year to address the gathering, which the Christian organization The Fellowship hosts as an […]

Saint West: Kim Kardashian’s ‘Offensive’ Publicity Stunt Draws Harsh Criticism

Kim Kardashian is known for her propensity to do just about anything to attract the limelight; most sources agree that is why she managed to become famous. But her latest publicity stunt, remarks a report by Radar Online, may be a new low, even for her, in terms of desperation. I know I'm a late […]