MGK & Mod Sun Revolutionize Music, In Their Debut Musical Film, “Downfalls High”

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Last night was the official YouTube debut of “Downfalls High” — Machine Gun Kelly’s visual album, that revolutionized a new era of music. 

The album was 49 minutes long, and featured social media influencer, Chase Hudson, and “Euphoria” star, Sydney Sweeney. The two played the lead roles of star-crossed lovers, Fenix and Scarlett. 

MGK’s “Tickets To My Downfall” album contained 15 songs — all of which were included in “Downfalls High”. The video began with the “title track”, as we saw a sad Fenix getting pushed around the hospital in a wheelchair. He was in a straightjacket, but at the time, it wasn’t revealed why.

As the verse transitioned into a heavy chorus, the screen switched between the storyline and his own “Tickets To My Downfall” music video. 

“Downfalls High” can be considered a “musical”, but it’s so much more than that. There was scarcely a time where music wasn’t playing. If there were breaks in between each track, it only lasted about thirty seconds to a minute. 

The “Tickets To My Downfall” album contained songs about falling in love, sharing a first kiss, losing someone that you care for, learning how to deal with grief, and moving on. It’s a cycle of “firsts”, and MGK did such an amazing job of conveying the message of each song, through his visual storyline. Rapper, Mod Sun, aided MGK in co-writing and co-directing “Downfalls High”.

The love story between Fenix and Scarlett was so organic and pure. Fenix was an introverted teen, who was constantly ragged on, and never stood up for himself. Scarlett associated herself with the popular crowd — which included hanging around the jock who bullied Fenix on a daily basis. 

Well, one day, the two met by Downfalls Stadium, and Scarlett initiated their first conversation. She was the only girl at the school who wasn’t repulsed by Fenix. Shortly after, their love story began to blossom.

“drunk face” was playing in the background of Fenix and Scarlett’s first hangout and first kiss. 

Fenix made things official with Scarlett by giving her a heart shaped candy, and that scene transitioned into the “Bloody Valentine” music video. This scene was filled with romance, mischief and adventures.

The two were having the time of their lives together, until things took a sharp turn. MGK and Mod Sun did such an incredible job of transitioning from “happy and in love” to “destruction and sadness”. 

Scarlett gave Fenix a pink guitar, to pursue his dream of starting his own band. Soon thereafter, they said their “i love you’s” and Scarlett left. Unfortunately, she never came back. 

The visuals during this part were a cinematic masterpiece. Rather than showing Scarlett from an outside perspective, the audience got to experience her point of view, when her life was taken in an instant. The shakiness of the camera, mixed with the crash sfx, provided an added emotional effect. 

As Fenix sat in front of the ambulance, we saw that turning point. We experienced how Felix’s life changed. Meanwhile, MGK performed his song “lonely” in front of the ambulance. 

Flashbacks of the two’s short-lived relationship began to play back in Fenix’s head, and after taking time to grieve, he fulfilled her wish: for him to start his own band. 

Fenix’s first band performance was one of my favorite scenes. The audience reacted to Fenix and the rest of Pink SwitchBlade ‘performing’, when in reality, the vocals/instrumentals were from MGK’s “concert for aliens”. 

Each track transition was so smooth. During Fenix’s set, Scarlett’s best friend admitted that she was into Fenix. Once Fenix exited the concert venue, her best friend was all over Fenix. She then invited him and his friends to her party, and that’s when “my ex’s best friend’ started playing. 

The musical film ended with “play this when i’m gone”. MGK was the only one in the auditorium, as Fenix went up to the podium for his diploma. Only, instead of grabbing his diploma, he grabbed the pink switchblade from Scarlett’s purse, and sliced his ear off. 

This was Chase Hudson’s first professional acting role, and he portrayed the character of Fenix very well.

They say that ‘less is more’, when writing any type of film. It’s safe to say that MGK and Mod Sun got their storyline across. The film wasn’t lacking substance, and it wasn’t overbearing. The minimal dialogue was perfect, because we got to see Fenix and Scarlett interact through body language and song, rather than words. It made the film all the more powerful, and interactive to watch.

Eleanor Kingston’s Latest Single, “Pink Things”, Is The Female Empowerment Anthem That We All Needed!

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Oftentimes, many talented up and coming artists go unnoticed — whether due to extreme competition, minimal advertising funds, or even just lacking the proper platform to express themselves to the right audience.

Eleanor Kingston is a 20-year-old up and coming pop/R&B artist. Through music, Kingston breaks the barrier of fan vs. artist, and allows her audience to view her as she is: raw, vulnerable, and human. 

Her first single, “Highway” was released in 2018, and focused on the double standards that men and women have. If men embark on one-night-stands with women, they’re considered ‘studs’ and ‘the man’. However, if a woman goes out and sleeps with multiple men, then she’s automatically shunned, and branded as a ’slut’. 

Kingston has always been extremely vocal about controversial topics. She uses her voice and platform to stand up for those who may not be able to. 

On January 8th, Kingston debuted her latest single, “Pink Things” — a song about nonconformity and female empowerment.  Oftentimes, women are categorized as ‘one’ or ‘the other’. If a woman is wearing a floral printed sundress and light makeup, then according to society, she’s categorized as “sweet and innocent”.

If a woman wears dark makeup and is dressed in all black, then she ‘has’ to be “depressed and gothic”. Kingston’s intent behind creating “Pink Things” was to showcase the fact that women shouldn’t be labeled as ‘one’ or ‘the other’. They should be allowed to express themselves, however they choose. If they like grunge, but also like to feel “pretty in pink”, then they should do so, without fear of judgement. 

During the chorus of her song, she states that “You say I’m crazy; have no soul. I should sit pretty just for show. But, I have spent an eternity inside of me, trying not to lose control. So, here’s to pink things, ‘cause when you put us down, it only makes us grow.”

The song (written by Kingston and produced by Boia) has been streamed over 20,000 times on Spotify alone, and very recently, “Pink Things” was selected for the “Fresh Pressed” and “Fizz: Hits of Tomorrow, Today” editorial playlists on Soundcloud. 

Kingston’s first ep, “Great Kind of Madness”, is scheduled to release on all streaming platforms, on January 22nd. “Great Kind of Madness” will contain 4 songs — all of which revolve around her own personal experiences. Each song contains a theme of its own, including topics like: relationships, mental health, and friendships.

“Great Kind of Madness” is meant to be an oxymoron, for Kingston’s musical technique. She takes the negative experiences from her personal life, and turns it into something positive. Her last single, “Meaningless”, was all about the constant battle of needing to feel “perfect” in the digital age. Social media is where everyone posts their happiest moments, but no one really knows what happens offline.

Kingston described the single as her way of “transforming that pain into art, and to start living a life where we all feel confident in being ourselves”. 

Not only is Kingston planning on releasing her first ep this year, but “Great Kind of Madness” will be divided up into two parts. The release date for the second half of Kingston’s ep has yet to be announced. However, fans should be on the lookout for her “Pink Things” music video — dropping January 29th.

In the meantime, be sure to keep up with Kingston on social media, as she’ll be releasing her newest single from her second ep on February 26th. You can follow her on Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music, Instagram, Soundcloud, TikTok, Snapchat (@eleanorkingston) and Twitter. She’s always very open and interactive with her fans. Trust me when I say that if you haven’t heard her name yet, you will by the end of 2021.

TikTok Is Getting Really Creative With “Driver’s License” Theories & Rewrites

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On Friday, January 8th, the “High School Musical The Musical: The Series” lead, Olivia Rodrigo, announced the debut of her recent single, “Driver’s License”. The song was an emotional rollercoaster, about longing for a boy who’s since moved onto a new relationship.

Within hours of releasing “Driver’s License”, the single was #3 on the iTunes charts — just below Taylor Swift’s Evermore singles: “it’s time to go” & “right where you left me”. Since Rodrigo is a huge Swiftie, she was so excited and posted a TikTok about it.

Soon after, TikTok was flooded with people dancing, singing, and even reenacting “Driver’s License” from various perspectives. The hashtag “Driver’s License” has been viewed 877.2 million times, just on TikTok alone, and the song has only been out for six days.

It wasn’t long before fans began piecing the storyline of the song together, though. Many have theorized that “Driver’s License” is about HSMTMTS co-star, Joshua Bassett. Although their relationship was never confirmed, it was rumored that they had a private relationship together, and that Bassett had broken up with Rodrigo for “Girl Meets World” star, Sabrina Carpenter.

During the first verse of Rodrigo’s song, she sings the following: “and you’re probably with that blonde girl, who always made me doubt. She’s so much older than me. She’s everything I’m insecure about.”

However, those weren’t the original lyrics. In July of 2020, Rodrigo posted a snippet of “Driver’s License”, but instead of ‘blonde girl’, the lyrics were originally ‘brunette girl’.

The internet is filled with a bunch of detectives. People quickly found out that Rodrigo is 17, and Carpenter is 20. Carpenter was also seen at a BLM protest, alongside Bassett. Although there was no face reveal, fans also speculated that Carpenter was the girl in Bassett’s music video, for “Anyone Else”.

During one part of the music video, Bassett holds a girl’s hand and rests his head against it. The girl’s nails are white, acrylic, and pointy. Within minutes, fans compared it to this photo of Carpenter’s nails, around the same time that “Anyone Else” was realized. The song was allegedly also written about Bassett’s feelings for Rodrigo.

Another easter egg was that Rodrigo wore a similar jacket in her “Driver’s License” music video, as Bassett wore during an episode of HSMTMTS.

People on TikTok have rewritten the “Driver’s License” lyrics to fit the perspective of Bassett, Carpenter, a Bassett + Rodrigo duo, and others have gotten even more creative — going so far as to write from the perspective of God, the car, and the driver’s license itself.

@alllson5

ugh the cut off at the end :/ anyway pt2 for those who asked! @lukedypookie #fyp #driverslicense #oliviarodrigo #joshuatbassett #theatrekid #hsmtmts

♬ original sound – allydillydally
@hollycprince

A different driver’s license perspective:) #God #driverslicense

♬ original sound – Holly Prince
@jeromejarambe

Driver’s License from the perspective of the driver’s license. @livbedumb I apologize for this. #driverslicense #oliviarodrigo #hsmtmts

♬ original sound – Jeremy Crawford

If you’re searching for more proof, Rodrigo admitted in an Instagram story that Bassett was the one who first taught her how to drive. She was 16 at the time, and she had never driven a car before. So, after work, Bassett taught her the ropes in an In N Out parking lot.

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“Driver’s License” is currently #1 on the iTunes global charts, and according to @chartdata on Twitter, Rodrigo has officially broken two new records:

A huge congratulations to Rodrigo for her record-breaking success. It’s so well deserved. Be sure to check out Rodrigo’s music video for “Driver’s License” below! The video has already amassed over 22 million views.

Week 2 of “The Bachelor”: Victoria Causes Chaos Amongst The Mansion

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Last week on “The Bachelor”, we got to meet Matt James’ 32 contestants, and WHEW… What a whirlwind. “Queen” Victoria and Kit certainly made a long standing impression on Bachelor Nation fans, and Abigail made a positive first impression on both Bachelor Nation fans, and the bachelor himself. Matt was so smitten with Abigail, that he gave her his first impression rose. 

This week started off with Chris Harrison announcing that there would be two one on one dates, and one group date. Bri received the first one on one date card.

They started their date off with an ATV ride through the woods. She and Matt were having the time of their lives, amped up on all of the adrenaline. Meanwhile, back at the mansion, Victoria started some unnecessary drama. While the other contestants were expressing their excitement for Bri, Victoria expressed her disdain for her — claiming that she’s “not here to be in a sorority”, and that she’s solely there for Matt. Naturally, the other contestants were annoyed at her attitude. 

Bri hopped onto Matt’s ATV, after saying that she trusted him. Well, it didn’t last too long before Matt flipped the ATV over on accident, while performing a series of donuts. He immediately felt bad, but they both laughed it off. Shortly after, they settled down in a hot tub, and enjoyed a lovely glass of champagne — before sharing a passionate kiss. 

Then, they had a heartfelt conversation and opened up to one another about their upbringings. Both Matt and Bri admitted that they grew up without father figures, and that they had always gravitated towards friends that had large, ‘stable’ families. 

Matt toasted to their first date, and Bri received the one on one rose. They celebrated with a night full of kisses and fireworks.

Back at the mansion, Victoria stirred up the pot again with some more unnecessary drama. The contestants were gawking over the fireworks and the possibility that Matt and Bri were making out. Victoria took this as a jab towards Matt and Bri, and used that to defend her actions, earlier in the day. She then started accusing Marylynn of ‘being mean’ to her, and then stormed away in a huff, after Marylynn tried to make amends. 

The following day was the big group date. It started off with the women getting dressed up in wedding gowns for a photoshoot with Matt. Some photos were playful, others were more on the romantic side, and then there was Victoria. She didn’t hold back. She made Matt remove a garter belt from her leg, and then proceeded to makeout with him. 

Chris Harrison interrupted the photoshoot by hosting a game of “capture the heart”. Similar to ‘capture the flag’, Team Red has to capture Team Blue’s heart (or vice versa) and bring it back to the wedding armor. To stop the opposing team from placing the heart in the wedding armor, contestants will have various wedding accessories readily available to them. They must dip the object into a bucket of paint, and tag their opponent. The team who successfully captures the heart wins a date with Matt. 

Things heated up quickly. Cake was thrown, faces were covered in paint, and it was a free-for-all. The red team won the cocktail party date with Matt.

Sarah got the next one on one date card. 

At the cocktail party, although each woman was vying for Matt’s love and attention, he already had someone in mind for the group date rose. After escorting Victoria back to the group, he asked to speak with Lauren. Matt admitted that he wanted to get to know Lauren better. Lauren gladly accepted the group date rose. 

The following day was Sarah’s one on one date with Matt, and it was truly a once in a lifetime adventure. They began their day with an aerial view of the mansion, and the surrounding Pennsylvania area. Once they landed, Matt tried to get Sarah to open up about her personal life, but there were still some visible restrictions. Behind the camera, he admitted that although he wants things to workout with Sarah, he can’t see a future with her if she’s not vulnerable with him. 

During the dinner portion of their date, Sarah opened up about her father. Over five years ago, Sarah’s father was diagnosed with ALS. She admitted that it was hard to leave her father behind to be on “The Bachelor”, but that she wanted to find love with Matt. 

Matt seemed to really appreciate her honesty and selflessness. Sarah received the one on one date rose. 

The cocktail party got a little messy, but would it really be “The Bachelor” without some sort of drama? Victoria confronted Matt, and made up a story about how Marylynn “cries to manipulate situations”. She then called Marylynn “toxic”. YIKES.

Well, like the kind hearted man that he is, Matt believed Victoria. He then spoke to Marylynn about the situation, and after Marylynn denied bullying Victoria (as she should, because she didn’t bully her), Matt walked away, more confused than ever.

Marylynn then asked to speak to Victoria outside — to which Victoria immediately declined. The other women who were sitting in the surrounding area were kind enough to step out and give Victoria and Maylynn their space to hash things out. 

Unfortunately, Victoria wasn’t willing to listen to anything that Marylynn had to say, and constantly interrupted her. After trying to come to an understanding, Marylynn was forced to give up, after Victoria got up and walked away. 

The rose ceremony was filled with anxiety and tension. As Matt was handing a rose to each woman, Sarah lost her balance. The producers guided her away from the rose ceremony, and the episode ended with Sarah admitting that she “couldn’t see”.

The episode ended on that cliffhanger, but we hope that Sarah is alright!

“The Bachelor” Season 25: First Impressions, Eliminations and Drama

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Last night was the Season 25 premiere of “The Bachelor”, and it was an emotional whirlwind. First, we finally got to meet the man himself — Mr. Matt James. We learned that he was from North Carolina, grew up in a Christian household with his mother, moved to New York City, and now has two jobs: a real estate broker, and helping children in the city get out and do some fun activities. 

Right off the bat, Bachelor Nation could tell that he was a sweetheart. Everything about him was gentle, loving, and he seemed to have a playful personality. 

His mom appeared for a quick pep talk, before the 32 women arrived. There, James admitted that he’s always felt hesitant about falling in love with someone — due to his father’s split from his mother, when James was very young. 

James’ mother encouraged him to give it a try. Like any mother, she just wanted him to be happy, and to find the love of his life. 

Soon thereafter, Chris Harrison wished James luck, as the first batch of limos were arriving. However, James was still pretty hesitant. So, Harrison gave him a bit of a pep talk — since not only was it James’ first time in the Bachelor Nation franchise, but he was also the first Black Bachelor. 

After their heart-to-heart, James was ready to meet the newcomers: Abigail, Alicia, Alana, Amber, Anna, Bri, Carolyn, Casandra, Chelsea, Corrinne, Emani, Illeana, Jessenia, Kaili, Katie, Khaylah, Kimberly, Kit, Kristin, Lauren, Magi, Mari, Marylynn, MJ, Pieper, Rachael, Saneh, Sarah, Serena C., Serena P., Sydney, Victoria. 

According to Harrison, this was the first time that “The Bachelor” had received so many responses from interested women. James broke a BN record. 

The first limo of contestants included: Bri, Rachael, Sarah, Jessenia, Chelsea, and Mari. All of them were so gentle and sweet. They seemed like they all had a temporary calming effect on James.

The next batch of contestants consisted of: Magi, Carolyn, Sydney, Kristin, and Anna. These women were very confident, and Anna made a good first impression with her “Bachelor survival kit” for Matt. It was very light hearted, and he seemed to appreciate it. 

Khaylah isolated herself from the limo of women, and drove up in her North Carolina pick up truck. James admitted that he felt more comfortable with the women by that point. 

After that, the interactions flew by. There was more laughter, step stools were involved, ballerina dancing occurred, and one contestant (Katie) even brought a special “device” from home, to share with James. 

Meanwhile, the contestants that had already met James were inside, watching it all unravel from the window. It was hilarious, and the women seemed to match one another’s energies. 

Once the introductions were done, it was time for the cocktail party. All of the women were being so sweet towards Matt. They were hyping him up, being respectful, expressing their interests, and being honest with him. 

Mari’s deep conversation with James was interrupted, when she got tapped on the shoulder by Katie’s, um… “device”. Although it was pretty awkward, Mari laughed it off with the other women, and even created a fun ‘buzz kill’ pun. 

‘Queen’ Victoria interrupted Kit’s time with James, and then interrupted Saneh’s time later on. Kit and Victoria may be the ‘trouble queens’ of the season, but it’s only just begun. So, we’ll see what happens next week. 

Abigail’s conversation with Matt was so wholesome and raw. She opened up to him, in a way where he felt comfortable enough to not only kiss her, but to also give Abigail the first impression rose. The chemistry between the two was so apparent.

Alicia, Carolyn, Amber, Corrinne, Saneh, Kimberly, Emani, and Casandra were eliminated during the first rose ceremony. 

Minus the obvious tension between “Queen Victoria” and Kit, there was no drama in this episode. The promo for next week, however, is quite intense. 

Get ready for tears, adventures, surprises, and lots of heartbreak.

Kelley Flanagan Responds to Breakup With Former Bachelor, Peter Weber

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As Bachelor Nation probably knows, Peter Weber and Kelley Flanagan have recently split up. Weber was Season 24’s ‘bachelor’, and Flanagan had appeared on his season, as one of the contestants. 

Their love story was quite unique. While the other twenty-nine women had just met Weber for the first time, upon seeing Flanagan, we quickly learned that this wasn’t their first encounter together. After a wedding reception, Flanagan walked into the lobby of a hotel — where she danced with a man who was at the same hotel for his high school reunion. The man’s name? You guessed it. Peter Weber. 

Throughout the entirety of the season, fans were rooting for Weber and Flanagan. Not only had the two met before, but their chemistry on the show was undeniable. Alas, although Flanagan had made it to the final five, she was eliminated. Weber had gone on to propose to Hannah Ann Sluss, before breaking it off, and admitting his feelings for Madison Prewett. 

Prewett and Weber’s relationship lasted all but two days, and in March of 2020, TMZ leaked photos of Weber and Flanagan getting cozy in Chicago — Flanagan’s hometown. 

Finally, on May 2nd, the two announced their official relationship to the public. Since then, they’ve been going on adventures, doing TikToks with one another, and traveling as much as quarantine restrictions would allow. 

In December, Weber even revealed that he and Flanagan would be making the move to “the big apple”, during the new year. They were supposed to move to a NYC apartment this month, but unfortunately, things worked out differently for them. 

On December 31st, Weber took to Instagram, to announce his split with Flanagan. According to Weber, “while our relationship was filled with countless beautiful memories, our relationship simply didn’t work out in the end”. Weber also goes on to state that he wishes the absolute best for Flanagan, and that he will always have love for her in his heart. 

Well, yesterday, Flanagan responded to the breakup with a statement of her own. She admitted that she needed to take a few days to process the breakup, before going public about it. Similarly to Weber’s statement, she wished him the best, but revealed that they were both walking on two different paths in life. Their paths weren’t aligned, and because of that, they had to let each other find happiness on their own. 

Many Bachelor Nation fans were supportive of the two, but devastated that 2020 ended with their breakup. 

Former contestants from Weber’s season were also showing their love and support for Flanagan:

Public breakups are tough. You’re almost forced to come out and say something, even when you’re still trying to wrap your head around it, yourself. 

We wish both Weber and Flanagan the best in life, and we hope that they’re able to find the type of happiness that they’re searching for.

“The Bachelorette” Season Finale Premiered Last Night, And It Was Full of Surprises

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Last night’s season finale of “The Bachelorette” began with Tayshia Adams and Ben Smith continuing their last conversation. Ben continued to reiterate that he was in love with Tayshia, and Tayshia invited him to the rose ceremony. 

Before leaving for the rose ceremony, Ben had asked for a hug. Well, he got more than he requested, when Tayshia pulled him into a passionate kiss — leaving him blindsided and even more love-crazed.

Zac and Ivan were clearly taken aback that Ben was invited to the rose ceremony. 

After a brief chat, Ivan was eliminated. Zac and Ben each received a rose.

Tayshia reunited with her family the following day. Her mother, father, and two brothers showed up to La Quinta Resort to meet the final two men, and support their daughter/sister. 

Ben was the first one to sit down with Tayshia’s family. He admitted to Tayshia’s mother that he was in love with her daughter, and they had a nice heart-to-heart.

Tayshia’s father was more stern, when interrogating Ben. According to Mr. Adams, he wanted to make sure that these men had the best intentions with his daughter, before putting her through another marriage. The last thing any father wants is to see their daughter get hurt, and go through a second divorce.

Ben appeared to answer each question honestly, and the conversation ended on a positive note. Tayshia’s father admitted that he appreciated Ben’s honesty, and that he thought of Ben as a “good, genuine young man”.

Later on, Ben, Tayshia and her family had a quick scooter competition, before Ben returned to his suite.

Finally, it was Zac’s turn to meet Tayshia’s family. Zac immediately won over Tayshia’s mother, with his honesty and love for her daughter. When asked the question 

Tayshia’s father challenged Zac a bit more, but rightfully so. Zac admitted that he understands what the significance of an engagement ring means, and that he wouldn’t propose to Tayshia if he wasn’t committed to being with her forever. 

The conversation ended with high hopes for Tayshia’s dad. During the post-interview, he revealed that Zac put any feelings of doubt at ease, and that he’s excited to see what happens, moving forward.

Later on, Tayshia’s dad showed up at her suite to bring some clarity to her. Unfortunately, according to Tayshia, their talk was more overwhelming than helpful. Tayshia got emotional, reminiscing about the hurt that she felt when she went through her divorce. 

Tayshia met up with Zac again for a one-on-one date. Their date consisted of ballroom dancing. An instructor taught them a beautiful “first dance” routine, and although Zac was excited, Tayshia’s nerves were more visible than ever. Zac tried to refocus her attention back to the moment, and before long, the two were perfecting the dance routine. 

During her post-interview, Tayshia revealed that she wasn’t sure if she was ready to get married again, and that she had quite a bit of uncertainty. 

After talking to Zac, however, it cleared up a lot of confusion within her. He was very soft spoken, and he knew just the right words to say.

Tayshia then went to talk to Ben, and although he felt really secure in their relationship, Tayshia didn’t reciprocate those feelings. She admitted that she wasn’t on the same wavelength as Ben, and that she didn’t want to lead him on. Ben was heart broken, but he stated that he was happy for Tayshia. They said goodbye.

Zac then met with Neil Lane to discuss the ring that he was going to propose to Tayshia with.

Meanwhile, Tayshia was having a heart-to-heart with Chris Harrison. She admitted that she loves Zac, and then broke down crying. After giving one final hug to Harrison, Tayshia walked over towards the last rose, and waited for Zac.

When Zac arrived, he held her hands, recited a beautiful, heartfelt speech, and got down on one knee. Zac went into this proposal with full confidence and of course, Tayshia said yes. I mean, if she didn’t say yes, we would’ve! His speeches were so emotional and genuine.

Tayshia got her happy ending with Zac, and everything worked out the way it was supposed to. Congratulations, Zac and Tayshia, on your new life together!

Tayshia’s Fantasy Suites: Who Self Eliminated, Who Returned, and What Will Happen Next?

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Let’s get right into it. Last night were the fantasy suites, and while it was mostly fun for Tayshia, there were a few major roadblocks.

Towards the beginning of the episode, JoJo Fletcher came back to hype Tayshia up. She’s been through this process before, so she was able to alleviate feelings of stress from Tayshia.

Ivan was chosen first for the fantasy suites date. After he left for the date, Zac and Brendan admitted their feelings of uncertainty.

Ivan’s date with Tayshia started off very interesting. Since it was hot outside, the two were met with two ice baths. Although it looked extremely chilly, it wouldn’t be all torture. Tayshia and Ivan were aiming to beat the world record, for the “world’s longest and coldest kiss”. 

So, they changed into their bathing suits and hopped into the freezing water. Chris Harrison and Big Paulie moderated the competition, and within no time, the two were off to kissing.

Tayshia looked like she was calm, cool and collective for the most part. Meanwhile, Ivan appeared to be struggling. He was shaking a bit and constantly moving, but his lips never left Tayshia’s.

Luckily, they were both calmed by one another soon thereafter, and they managed to beat the world record by a long shot. After Harrison announced their victory, the two continued kissing for another two minutes or so. 

Later on, they regrouped for a lovely dinner outside. They spoke about how they would motivate each other, what kinds of activities they would do with one another, and how they feel so comfortable with each other.

Ivan admitted that he was falling in love with Tayshi, and Tayshia reciprocated those feelings. They spent the night together in the fantasy suite, and well, you can probably guess what happened next. 

The following morning, Tayshia and Ivan had breakfast together, and then, it was time to bid adieu.

Shortly after, it was Zac’s turn. They utilized the day portion of their date by painting each other’s bodies. It was very intimate, playful and messy. Their goals with body painting was to turn an empty canvas into a representation of their love for one another.

Later on, Tayshia and Zac rehashed their day over a delicious dinner. She questioned him about initially not wanting to have children, and he admitted that he used to lie to himself in the past, but that he does want children. 

He revealed that he was in love with Tayshia, and Tayshia reciprocated. She admitted that Zac seemed so sincere when he said it, and the two went off to the fantasy suites, to enjoy their night together.

Lastly, it was Brendan’s turn. Throughout this entire episode, Brendan appeared to be very hesitant, and it only grew worse as the night went on.

Brendan and Tayshia met up for what Tayshia thought would be a great date… and it was, for a short while.

Their day portion consisted of looking into their future. Tayshia guided Brendan towards Neil Lane. Lane is the man that provides engagement rings to the Bachelors/Bachelorettes, to use on the show. He’s been a part of the “Bachelor Nation” franchise for quite some time now.

With the help of Neil Lane, Tayshia and Brendan perused engagement jewelry.

Behind the scenes, Brendan admitted that this scared him and made him nervous. Since it’s his second time possibly getting engaged, his nerves were getting the best of him. According to Brendan himself, “am I ready to give Tayshia that commitment of forever? I don’t know”. 

Later on is where things got complicated. Brendan admitted that he isn’t at the same level as Tayshia, and that because she deserves “a man that is complete”, he can’t be that man for Tayshia. He self-eliminated himself, and that was a complete shock to Tayshia.

She walked him out, they said goodbye, and although sad, the situation was handled well and maturely by both parties. 

Tayshia admitted during the post-interview that she was planning to choose Brendan in the end. 

The following day, Rachel Lindsay showed up to coach Tayshia through her next steps. Lindsay was on the 13th Season of “The Bachelorette”.

During their conversation, Tayshia admitted that she had doubts about sending Ben home, and that it was tough for her. 

Little did she know that Ben was already talking to Chris Harrison about whether or not he was able to admit his true feelings to Tayshia. To recap, Tayshia sent Ben home, due to the fact that he wasn’t as open and honest with her as he could’ve been. 

Ben was able to catch Tayshia before the rose ceremony, where he admitted his true feelings to her. He not only revealed that he was in love with her, but he also stated that he sees a life with Tayshia. 

Naturally, Tayshia was once again caught off guard, and she had to stop him before he continued on. She left him sitting on the couch, while she went to think about everything in a separate room.

Although the episode ended there, from the brief sneak peak of tonight’s finale, we now know that Tayshia takes Ben back for one final chance.

Stay tuned for tonight’s two hour finale. Who will be eliminated, and who will end up being Tayshia’s new fiancé? 

December Is A Month of Engagements For These Celebrities

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December has been a month filled with holiday cheer, love, and newly engaged couples.

Ariana Grande, Casey Cott and Kelianne Stankus all got engaged, within the past week.

Kelianne Stankus is a social media influencer, with over 10 million combined followers. She’s also a member of the infamous Hype House, and she’s best known for her gymnastic stunts, positivity, and her genuine friendship with other Hype House members: Tayler Holder and Nate Wyatt.

Stankus has been in a relationship with fitness model, Chase Mattson, for quite some time now. Along with being a fitness model (and now, current influencer), Mattson is also a father to his two adorable daughters: Nora and Hazel. Mattson recently corrected an article published by Seventeen, which stated that his daughters were from a previous marriage. 

According to Mattson, he had never proposed, until Kelianne. 

The proposal was so romantic, though. Mattson guided Kelianne on a romantic helicopter ride into the mountains. While overlooking a beautiful, mountainous view, he proposed. 

Although we don’t know the exact date of when the two started dating, their relationship was made public on June 4th, via Instagram. 

Fellow TikTokers and social media influencers were quick to congratulate the two:

The next couple to get engaged was Riverdale’s very own, Casey Cott. Cott plays the role of Kevin Keller on the hit series. 

Although not much has been revealed, pertaining to his relationship, he did take to Instagram, to make the official announcement.

Cott posted a picture of him and his new fiancé, looking smitten with one another. The ring looks absolutely beautiful as well.

We’re so glad to see him happy, and I greatly admire the fact that he prefers to keep his relationship private. 

His “Riverdale” family rushed to the comment section, to declare their happiness for Cott and his new fiancé:

The most recent celebrity to get engaged is none other than the “Positions” queen herself, Miss Ariana Grande. 

Grande has been openly dating boyfriend, Dalton Gomez, for about eleven months. The two first connected through a mutual friend group. Though Gomez is now a realtor, he used to have a career as a dancer. 

While details of the engagement have yet to be revealed, there’s no doubt that these two look so happy and in love with one another. 

Celebrities have also left heartfelt comments towards the newly engaged couple:

Ariana & Dalton, Kelianne & Chase, and Casey & fiancé, we wish you nothing but the best in life, and we hope for a lifetime of happiness and love between you and your loved one.

We can’t wait to see photos of the wedding! 

Why The “Lizzie McGuire” Reboot Is No Longer Happening

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In August of 2019, Hilary Duff excitedly announced her newest collaboration with Disney+, to bring back the 2001 iconic television show, “Lizzie McGuire”. The show was set to follow the original “Lizzie McGuire” cast, years later. 

However, there was just one problem. With Disney’s “family friendly” brand, the new “Lizzie Mcguire” reboot would have had to maintain certain restrictions, and the reboot wouldn’t have been authentic to present day life. 

Nonetheless, the cast attempted to film the reboot in November of 2019 — 

with Hilary Duff, Jake Thomas, Hallie Todd, Adam Lamberg, and Robert Carradine reprising their original roles. They all seemed so excited about venturing out into a new adventure together, and bringing back all of the nostalgic, early 2000s feelings. 

Unfortunately their moment of triumph didn’t last too long. In February, Duff reposted a headline article, pertaining to the Hulu smash hit, “Love, Victor”. The show is a television adaptation of the 2018 LGBTQ+ coming of age film, “Love, Simon”. The title revealed that due to Disney’s ‘family friendly brand’, “Love, Victor” would no longer be airing on the Disney+ streaming service. Rather, it was pushed to Hulu’s platform. 

Duff captioned the re-post “sounds familiar…”.

The reboot began to fall apart, shortly after showrunner, Terri Minsky (creator of the original “Lizzie McGuire” show), was laid off back in January. They were only two episodes into filming by that point. Production was halted soon, thereafter. 

According to an interview with Variety, Minsky admitted that, “Hilary has a grasp of Lizzie McGuire at 30 that needs to be seen. It’s a wonderful thing to watch. I would love the show to exist, but ideally I would love it if it could be given that treatment of going to Hulu and doing the show that we were doing. That’s the part where I am completely in the dark. It’s important to me that this show was important to people. I felt like I wanted to do a show that was worthy of that kind of devotion.”

On February 28th, Duff pleaded with fans to help her convince Disney to allow for a transfer of platforms — from Disney+ to Hulu.

Since then, we haven’t heard much about whether or not the reboot would continue on a different platform… until recently. 

On Wednesday, December 16th, Duff broke the mystery by posting the following statement to her Instagram:

While so many fans of the original series are heartbroken, they’re also very supportive and understanding of why Duff decided not to go with the “PG” version of the reboot. She stuck up for herself, her cast mates, and the character of ‘Lizzie’ that inspired so many young adults, still to this day. 

Hilary, we see you and we support you. Maybe one day, Disney will come around and allow the reboot to be streamed on a more ‘adult’ platform. Until then, keep doing you, and keep standing up for what you believe in. Your supporters aren’t going anywhere.