Juul has agreed to pay nearly half a billion dollars in a suit filed by 34 states that accuses the e-cigarette maker of marketing its product to teens. The $438.5 million settlement ends a two-year legal battle for Juul, which has also been accused of claiming e-cigarettes help people stop smoking real cigarettes which has not been approved by the FDA. Lawyers for the plaintiffs claim Juul undermined a national push to reduce tobacco use, saying it played a major role in increasing the use of e-cigarettes among teens. READ MORE.
Apple is expected to reveal a new iPhone at a special event later today. The phone is expected to increase in size, but take on a slimmer look. No word yet on price. Apple is also expected to reveal new models of the Apple Watch. The event kicks off at 10a. Google has also its fall hardware event on October 6th. Where they’ll be showcasing its Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro phones, as well as the Pixel Watch - Google’s first smartwatch. READ MORE.
In case you didn’t get enough drama earlier this year, a two-part documentary about Johnny Depp’s defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard will be released September 19 on Discovery+. It’s called Johnny vs Amber: The US Trial, the documentary features interviews with Depp’s lawyers, legal experts and journalists, along with behind-the-scenes footage from the trial. The first episode will focus on Johnny, the second will focus on Amber. READ MORE.
Kevin Hart and Mark Wahlberg are breaking records with their new Netflix movie. The actors star together in “Me Time,” on Netflix and people are not loving it. Rotten Tomatoes has given the film has a critic score of just 7%, putting it at the bottom as each actor’s lowest-rated film of all time. The film’s audience score is only 29%. READ MORE.
Bam Margera has taken off from another Florida rehab center and was later spotted at a bar with a mystery woman. Word is he’s cut off contact with his parents and hasn’t talked with his estranged wife Nikki or seen his son since heading to the latest rehab facility earlier this summer. Authorities will repeat looking for him, once Bam is reported missing, and unless he leaves the states will end up back in rehab, since it’s court mandated. READ MORE.