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Jack Mackenroth's Shower Selfie Challenge Raises Funds And Awareness for HIV/AIDS - VIDEO

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Hoping for a viral sensation like the ALS ice-bucket craze, Jack Mackenroth is stripping down and soaping up for a challenge of his own: the shower selfie. Mackenroth, known as much for being a reality star as he is for his AIDS activism, has started an online campaign encouraging people to take sexy (but PG-rated) shower pics and then challenge three friends to do the same, using the hashtag #weareALLclean.

“I was inspired by the use of the word ‘clean’, especially common in gay culture, to describe oneself as STI/STD free. Indirectly this implies that HIV-positive people are somehow ‘dirty’”, says Mackenroth about the campaign which he kicked off this week with his own sudsy selfie. It's all part of a two-pronged effort he hopes will remove the stigma of HIV while also raising money for AIDS care and research through donations to Housing Works.

Mackrenroth has set up a page on the Housing Works website where you can donate directly to the campaign, which he hopes will raise one million dollars. While it's a lofty goal, it could happen if it takes off like this summer's ALS challenge which went super-viral and ended up netting over 100 million for the Lou Gehrig's disease charity. Mackenroth is working with the gay social app Moovz where people can post their pics, or just use their own accounts on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

So far he's enlisted sexy singer Chris Salvatore and model/activist Colby Melvin, who have already posted their shower pics online. You can check them out AFTER THE JUMP...

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Jimmy Kimmel Takes #CutestSelfieEver With One Direction: VIDEO

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The boys of One Direction stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live the other night to help Kimmel take the "Cutest Selfie Ever." Kimmel enlisted the help of the teenage heartthrobs, but the host felt the boys alone weren't cute enough; cue the reinforcements of puppies, teacup kittens, tiny ballerinas, stuffed animals, a unicorn and even Guillermo himself to capture the most sickeningly sweet selfie ever. 

Even Louis Tomlinson appeared in good spirits on the show considering he angrily tweeted a UK reporter last week for insinuating the singer is gay in a tweet the reporter posted. However, it was Niall Horan who decided to go diva this week, donning a tiara from Kimmel's prop box;

Watch the boys mug for the camera AFTER THE JUMP...

[photo via Twitter]

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Gay Lithuanian Filmmaker And Activist Giving Away Nude Selfies To Fund Movie: VIDEO

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Gay Lithuanian filmmaker and LGBT rights activist Romas Zabarauskas is taking a novel approach to generate interest in a Kickstarter for his latest film: giving donors nude selfies of himself. 

Says Zabarauskas of the human rights situation in Lithuania, "Lithuania is a tiny Eastern European country with approximately 3 million inhabitants. It’s a country of spectacular landscapes, a rapidly growing economy, and people who dream big. The bad news is that our politicians are increasingly pushing a homophobic agenda. Since 2010, a controversial Protection of Minors law, similar to Russia’s anti-gay legislation, has been in force."

YCELZabarauskas' previous films Porno Melodrama and We Will Riot took on homophobia, neo-nationalism and corruption. Zabarauskas is no stranger to controversy or fanfare. In 2013, he walked the red carpet at the Moscow Film Festival wearing a "Free Pussy Riot" t-shirt

Of his new film, You Can't Escape Lithuania, Zabarauskas adds, "The provocative campaign and the film will challenge the Lithuanian society and will bring up the important political context in crazy artistic ways." The film also seems to promise plenty of beefcake (see actor Adrian Escobar pictured right).

You can check out and support Zabarauskas's Kickstarter campaign, HERE.

And watch trailers for his previous works, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Epic Selfie Fail Happens Live On Air As Man Falls Into the Sea: VIDEO

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So you're standing somewhere faraway and picturesque and you think to yourself, "Sweet view. Let me take a selfie." But first, before you take that selfie, be sure to check your proximity to any potential pitfalls, like large bodies of water that you can plummet into.

Watch as one man learns the all too real dangers of social media, AFTER THE JUMP...

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'Baby Daddy' Hunk Derek Theler Goes On A Shirtless Dune Buggy Adventure

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Never known to be shy about showing off his muscular physique, the 6'5" Baby Daddy actor recently shared a shirtless selfie on his Instagram that shows Theler stopping for a respite while on a dune buggy adventure. Dune buggy adventures and shirts are notorious enemies. 

ICYMI, take a look back at some of Theler's signature shirtless moments, as a centaur (Halloween is coming), getting his post-gym sweat on and looking surprised to see you.  


Fake Pete Wentz Shark Attack Selfie Fools The Internet

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Just in time for Shark Week comes the strange story of Pete Wentz's shark selfie. The image above, a photoshopped image of Wentz 'taking a selfie' while being pursued by a Great White, reportedly comes from a year's old Tumblr post that was then turned into a bogus news story about a man, "James Crowlett," a 34-year-old insurance salesman from Oregon, who died attempting to take the selfie to end all selfies. Wentz even got into the silly spirit of things by tweeting out the news story with the caption, "Rest in Pete." Sadly, many were fooled by this digital sleight of hand and believed the "shark attack selfie" was, in fact, real. So in case anyone is wondering, Pete Wentz is alive. The rule of three does not apply here.


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