An Interview With Up And Coming Hip-Hop Artist, Jay Voss:

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With everything that’s currently going on in the world, music will always be the universal language of healing. If you’re reading this, and you’re searching for new music to listen to, then look no further.

Meet Jay Voss — a 17 year-old up and coming hip hop artist, based in Miami, Florida.

Voss currently has 7 songs uploaded on Spotify, and over 26,000 monthly listeners. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Voss about his latest release: “They Gonna Follow”.

For people who may just be hearing your name for the first time, why do you think they should listen to “They Gonna Follow”?

I feel like it gives listeners a good idea of who I really am, and it says pretty much everything about how I am feeling in my current situation of entering into the rap game..

I really love that the lyrics tell a story so personal to you. Can you tell us the backstory behind the creative process? 

Ever since I started making music, I always wanted to create a song, describing what my emotions were. I started free styling break up lines, as finding my flow; not really taking it too seriously. My first song that I ever dropped was “Forget Her”. It started getting a lot of streams, and playing at a bunch of my highschool parties. I was shocked.  Back in Sept. 2019, I had the chance to go work with some big producers in LA. 16 years old, and flying to LA for the first time ever had me feeling incredible. I linked up with one of my producers (Onassis) up in Paramount studios, and we were just vibing. He was cooking up some beats from scratch, while I laid down some ideas. I started to feel like I had accomplished so much, and proved so many people wrong. That’s when it was the right time to talk about it in a song, and from there I got it all down in about 30 minutes. The energy and the vibe were just insane that night, and I think that played a huge role. We made like 5 songs that night, and in making them, “They Gonna Follow” was one of those.

How involved were you in the post-production process of the song? 

I was very involved. However, when it comes to the post production process of a song, it’s not a 1 man show. My manager, Luieville, is a picky maniac when it comes to quality… Hahah, but that a huge blessing for me, because I never knew my music could sound like that. After mixing the song and vocals, my manager brought in Chris Gehringer —known for his work with Drake, & Rhianna —  to master our song. So, I absolutely love the quality that we are delivering to the fans… That’s super important to all of us.
We went back and fourth with our engineer, and I think we mixed the vocals about 5 or 6 times, before deciding on the final versions. After all of the feedback, we really feel like people are gonna appreciate how big the song vocal and .wav quality sounds.

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What was the most challenging part about creating “They Gonna Follow”?

The most challenging part of creating “They Gonna Follow” was definitely the pressure that I put on myself. I felt like I had so many people depending on me, and I didn’t want to waste anyone’s time. Working with a producer who has been making music for rappers that I look up to, being in the world famous Paramount Studios, and having Swae Lee in the room next door to mine was crazy! It was my first time ever doing something like this, which probably explains why I felt like that. Anyways, I was able to turn that into positive energy, and not only meet my expectations, but I also think I went above and beyond them. Oh, and the jet lag, coming from Miami and being in Los Angeles for the first time was weird. I never expected that, or knew it existed.

Are there any upcoming projects in the works? If so, what we can expect to see from you in the near future?

Yeah. Definitely a lot of new music to look forward to from me this year. We’re sitting on about 28 incredible songs, where I collaborated with some of the world’s biggest producers. Omg, 3 of those songs that I’m dying for the world to hear were collaborations with Jovan Dawkins and Shampoo Press & Curl — Bruno Mars production team. They blessed me with bangers, that I think could be chart-topping singles. Also, on the production, I have Ricky Luna from Las Vegas. Luna produced major movie placements, and we worked on a song for the Fast n Furious franchise, that I’m also super excited about. I love the studio. I really be spending more time at the studio, then in my own house. Making new music is definitely not a problem for me. I work pretty quickly and consistently. So, like I said before, a lot of new music will be dropping.

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What advice would you give to young, aspiring artists, trying to make it in the hip hop industry? 

To the young, I mean I’m only 16, and just coming into the game… But, from what Ive learned so far, I would say…

Number One: Always be yourself. Don’t care about what anyone else thinks about you, and don’t let anyone bring you down. It’s always important that you are happy with yourself, before anything else.

Two: Surround yourself with a great team… My manger and I have a great business structure, but also a great friendship. He’s been in the industry for years, and is known for working with major celebrities. Yet, while he has the plugs and connections, he always gives me the truth about learning to be patient, and that timing is key.

Three: I would say make use of your time… When I hit the studio, I usually leave with like 4 or 5 songs, because I never know when I’m gonna be in the same room again with those major producers. So, I definitely take full advantage of that moment. 

You can keep up with Jay’s future projects by following him on Instagram (@jayyvoss), and by following his music on Spotify.

A Review of Netflix’s Newest Original Series: Tiger King

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Within recent weeks, Tiger King has been #1 on the Netflix trending page, and people are obsessed. I wanted to see what all of the hype was about, so naturally, I started watching. There are a total of 7 episodes, and the first episode starts off with an Investigation Discovery sort of theme

We’re introduced to Joe Exotic (real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage) — former owner of Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. Within the first two minutes, the audience learns that Exotic was accused of hiring someone to murder Carole Baskin — owner of The Big Cat Rescue. If found guilty, he could face up to 80 years in prison.

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It helped Netflix that Exotic felt the need to film every part of his day. So, running out of footage was never a problem.

I really liked how it brought us on his journey, and it allowed the viewers to see things from an outside, unbiased perspective. Yet, it also immersed the audience into what Exotic’s mindset was throughout all of this. 

If clips of animal cruelty makes you sick to your stomach, then this is definitely not the show for you (I could barely handle it at times). Former Hannah Montana star, Emily Osment, took to her Instagram story yesterday, to post that within five minutes of watching the first episode, she broke into tears. “It’s just not the show for me”, she explained, after mentioning how exhausted one caged snow leopard appeared to be.

What I really enjoyed about this was that each episode gets to the point fairly quickly. It doesn’t drag on and leave things out, which is most likely why each episode is 40 minutes long. Within the first few minutes, we learned why Exotic began his feud with Baskin. He found out about Baskin when she released a newspaper article, claiming that Exotic was using his tigers for “financial gain”, and that he was mistreating the poor creatures by confining them to cages.

I didn’t think I was going to sympathize with this man at all throughout the show, but halfway through the first episode, I found myself feeling sorry for the “Tiger King”. He explained his struggle with his sexuality, and his suicide attempt, and it was almost hard to hear about that. 

However, the empathetic feeling didn’t last long, because in the episodes to follow, we learned much more about Exotic; cramping Tiger cubs into a semi-truck for long periods at a time, abusing animals with no remorse, and having a murder mindset towards getting revenge on Baskin.

“For Carole, and all of her friends that are watching out there… Before you bring me down, it is my belief that you will stop breathing.” This is a direct threat that Exotic said on his television show, and just hearing that made my skin turn pale. To see how dark someone can get, and how vicious this turned over his own mistakes… It’s something right out of a horror film.

Clips of Joe Exotic threatening Baskin’s life starts at timestamp 4:56.

Although I won’t go into how each episode made me feel, the final episode is well worth mentioning. 

There were a lot of twists and turns — the main one being that Carole may have been a suspect in her husband’s mysterious disappearance/death. However, there is no confirmation of that. So, it remains a prominent theory. 

It was finally revealed in the finale, that Joe Exotic is now facing 22 years in federal prison.

Courtesy: Santa Rosa County Jail

Exotic was convicted on 20+ charges. 5 charges are for murdering five of his tigers, 2 charges are for the hire-for-murder scheme, and the rest are for endangering the welfare of wild animals. 

Netflix ended the series by providing an important fact: 5,000-10,000 tigers currently live in captivity, across the United States. 

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The amount of research, editing, and hours of filming that went into this series is truly admirable. My final thoughts on it are that although there are a lot of graphic images and animal abuse content, the show is crafted in a way, where it’s really hard to look away. Each episode gets more and more addicting, and it makes you realize that you never really know what’s going on behind the scenes in a zoo. 

Although Tiger King was difficult to watch at times, due to the surplus of animal cruelty, I hope that people become more aware of this, and donate their money to wildlife conservations, instead of zoos that trap wild animals into small, confined cages.

At one point, Exotic mentioned that he felt like he was “trapped in a cage” when he was in prison, and I’m not ashamed to say that I clapped during when he said that. Exotic murdered innocent animals, and getting a lengthy prison sentence ensures that animal abusers are no longer getting away, scott free. 

As for Carole Baskin, there is currently no evidence to convict her of murdering her late husband. However, be sure to check back here for any updates, in case new information surfaces.

Tiger King is currently ranked number one on the Netflix trending page, and rightfully so. 

Peter Weber Is Social Distancing With Kelley Flanagan

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You may have seen the pictures that TMZ and Reality Steve posted last week. However, if you haven’t, here’s a refresher:

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Season 24 Bachelor, Peter Weber, was photographed in Chicago, with former contestant, Kelley Flanagan. He held her over his shoulder as he ran back and forth near a pier.

Flanagan is currently followed by Weber’s entire family on social media, and fans were speculating as to whether or not the two were an official item.

Early this morning, Weber confirmed that he and Flanagan were, indeed, in quarantine together, when he posted a video on his main Instagram timeline. The video showed Weber sitting on a couch, eating a cookie and reading hate comments on his latest TikTok video.

Weber recently made a TikTok account, and he only has two videos thus far. One video is the “flip the switch” challenge, and the other is a humorous dance to Roddy Ricch’s infamous song, “The Box.”

Although Weber turned his Instagram comments off, it didn’t take long for fans to repost screenshots of the video onto their own Instagram timeline. One fan noticed that the apartment in the background looked very familiar, and it was confirmed when Weber decided to tag Flanagan in the video. 

Yesterday, the Instagram account “Bachelornation.Scoop” posted a TikTok of Weber and friends doing an infamous TikTok dance. It’s unknown who’s TikTok account the video was originally posted to, but if you watch until the very end of the clip, you’ll see that Flanagan is the last person to do the dance.

Considering the two have been spending quite a bit of time together, playing card games, doing TikTok dances, and hanging out in Flanagan’s apartment alone, could it be a “quarantine and chill” type of situation? Or, do you think that it’s just a really close friendship that the two have? 

Nothing has been confirmed yet, but when it happens, we’ll be sure to let you know. 

Until then, stay inside, take lots of vitamins, and happy TikTok-ing.

Daisy Keech Is Suing These Hype House Co-Founders

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If you don’t know who Daisy Keech is, she is one of the co-founders of the infamous TikTok Hype House. While a lot of people may accredit the title of “co-founder” with Chase Hudson (Lil Huddy), or former Team 10 member, Thomas Petrou, Keech had a lot more involvement than one may think.

Several days ago, Keech posted a video on YouTube, titled, “Truth about the Hype House”. In the 22 minute long video, she explained that she collaborated with Petrou and Hudson to create a “content house”. They all put down money for the downpayment on the house. Hudson and Keech each put down $18,000, and Petrou was only able to put down $5,000.

That’s when they started receiving a lot of press attention. One of the first outlets to interview them was The New York Times. That’s when things took a turn. Keech was 20 years old at the time, and while Petrou was already known, and Hudson had a manager to push for him to speak, Keech got wiped under the rug. 

“I was 20 years old, and it was my first interview, so it was intimidating. I had no idea to speak up and to say that I was a co-founder. I kind of already assumed that Thomas and Chase would have given the other co-founders — Not just myself — credit… During the New York Times interview, Thomas and Chase completely took over.”

She then admits that she regrets not speaking up and setting an example for other female business women in her position. 

Keech then admitted that she confronted Petrou about the situation, after not mentioning her or the other co-founders in future interviews that Keech was unable to attend. 

Then, later on, Keech received a call from her lawyer, who reiterated the situation, and how it was important for Keech to speak up and declare herself a cofounder. 

As time passed, Keech confronted Petrou again, and this time, Petrou responded by removing access for Keech to see important emails. “We had no idea what brand deals were coming, and whether they were paid or not. He claimed that the Hype House has made no money. Yet, he’s bragging about the $8,000 cartier bracelet that he bought, a $10,000 cat. He’s talking about buying a new Tesla.”

Keech also mentioned that he “loves to tell people what to do, and when to do it. He loves to have power.” Back in February, YouTuber, FaZe Rug, uploaded a video where he went to the Hype House to make TikToks with some of the most popular people on the app. 

One of the people that Rug collaborated with was none other than Hype House member, Dixie D’amelio. Before filming the TikTok, D’amelio admitted that she hadn’t filmed a TikTok in a week, and Petrou wouldn’t let her eat until she finally made one. 

The Dixie D’amelio clip starts at timestamp 11:00.

Due to getting a lot of hate from fans, Petrou uploaded a TikTok of his own, re-enacting the situation. Dixie featured in it, and they hinted that the whole thing was just a joke. However, whether or not it’s true is still unknown.

Keech then proceeded to mention how Petrou made sexist comments about her behind her back, and continued to manipulate her and lie to her about the things that he was doing. He allegedly belittled her, and made her feel as though she wasn’t an intelligent business woman.

Petrou also decided to host a major music video production at the house, without consulting Keech, the landlord, or any of the other Hype House founders. Keech said that this could have ended badly for her, since they didn’t receive permission to host a huge production in the house, and her name is on the lease. 

After confronting him a few more times, Keech was soon kicked out of the Hype House, and Petrou forced the other house members to unfollow her on social media. This was all unbeknownst to Keech, and according to her, people in the Hype House are “afraid of Petrou”, because if they speak up, he could make the decision to kick them out in a heartbeat. 

Keech ended the video by sharing some tips for her followers: “Listen to red flags… When it comes down to business, dial down your percentage in the company, before you contribute your assets.”

She thanked Petrou for hurting her in the way that he did, because this situation pushed her to stand up for herself, and to be a role model for her younger fans.

Fans in the comments were all so supportive of Keech, and what she had to say. One fan, by the name of Kristina Lenkowsky, stated that, “When my kids ask what a strong woman is- I will be showing them this video.”

According to an article by Forbes, Keech is now planning to sue Chase Hudson, and Thomas Petrou.

LilHuddy Reportedly Cheated On Charli D’Amelio, And A Diss Track Was Made

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Recently, rumors have surfaced about Chase Hudson (aka Lil Huddy) cheating on Charli D’Amelio. Both TikTok stars met in October of 2019, and their relationship flourished from there. 

In February, during an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Hudson admitted that although he and D’Amelio were exclusive and very into one another, they were trying to take things “as slow as humanly possible”, before putting a label on their relationship.

Within the past few weeks, since California went into a state of emergency over the COVID-19 virus, D’Amelio went back home to Connecticut, to quarantine with her sister Dixie, as well as their parents.

While she was away from the Hype House, rumors started circulating that Hudson sent a text to Nessa Barrett, and invited her to the Hype House for some alone time. 

Barrett is currently dating Josh Richards — member of The Sway House (the Hype House’s rival). Rather than responding back to the text, Barrett informed her boyfriend of the situation, and things got ugly. While the official texts have not been released, Richards collaborated with YouTuber/Sway House member, Bryce Hall, to create a diss track towards LilHuddy. 

The track is called, “Still Softish”, and currently has over 7 million views. Richards confirmed that the situation did, in fact, happen, and they proceeded to say that Hudson never really loved D’amelio, because he was too busy talking to other girls.

A few days ago, Richards uploaded a vlog on YouTube, and in the video, he can be seen confronting Hudson. He looks nervous, and he’s wearing a sweatshirt with the hood over his head. However, Richards tries to play it cool, and admits later on that he decided to drop the drama.

That didn’t seem to stop fans from targeting Hudson, and wondering about what D’Amelio thinks about the situation. 

Although she hasn’t directly said anything, relating to the breakup, D’Amelio was caught retweeting/favoriting a series of heartbreak tweets. 

Some of the many heartbreak-related tweets that Charli favorited.

It all started when her mother, Heidi D’Amelio, took to Twitter to post this statement: “Here for the one that got hurt while y’all were focused on getting revenge on each other”. Charli retweeted that, and many fans assumed that she was talking about the diss track situation. 

Hopefully, Charli is able to get her mind off of the current situation, and is focusing on spending time with her family in Connecticut. Maybe in the near future, she’ll make a direct statement about the breakup. However, that’s solely her choice.

We’ll just have to wait and see what happens. 

Tana Mongeau Faces Backlash For Her Recent MTV Episodes

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Tana Mongeau, 21, is a popular YouTuber, best known for her storytime videos and controversies. Between getting cheated on by former boyfriend, Brad Sousa, marrying/divorcing ex-husband, Jake Paul, and facing many scandals, Mongeau has gone through quite a year. 

Mongeau’s popularity reached an all time high in 2019. So much so, that MTV decided to give Mongeau her own show. The first season was called: Tana Turns 21, and was meant to follow her journey towards the day that she finally becomes legal. 

Right now, season two is airing on MTV’s YouTube channel. However, since her 21st birthday has already passed, the show is now called: Tana Mongeau.

Two weeks ago, episode four aired, and it landed Mongeau in some hot water with her fans. The episode followed the YouTuber, as she went to the doctor for an ongoing cough that she had. Her manager, Jordan Worona, wanted to ensure her health and well being. So, although reluctant, she agreed to get checked.

Mongeau went to a lung specialist, and fans were quick to comment about the way she treated the medical professionals. Though, she stated in the car with Worona that she had PTSD from visiting doctors, due to her childhood, people saw that as an excuse.

While the nurse was taking her blood pressure, Mongeau ripped the velcro off of her arm, looked at the nurse, and said, “Can you take this off of me? Oh my god. I can’t do this. My arm literally hurts so bad”.

“The way she treated the nurse who was simply trying to take her blood pressure was disgusting”, one user commented.

After the doctor listened to her lungs, he diagnosed Mongeau with asthma. She was prescribed an inhaler, but during the car ride back home, admitted to Worona that she wasn’t going to use it. “It’s not a big deal. Asmtha is better than Tuberculosis”, she stated.

Another viewer stated that Mongeau should be taking her diagnosis seriously — especially since the COVID-19 virus attacks the respiratory system.

While that episode received a lot of negative backlash, the episode that aired last week (Tana and Jordan’s Biggest Fight Ever) received just as much hate.

In this episode, they got into a fight about Mongeau being two hours late to set, due to her oversleeping. Worona claimed that he was being yelled at by producers, and was made to look bad. Meanwhile, Mongeau claimed that she wasn’t feeling well, and after agreeing to push the call times back, he called her the next morning and yelled at her for being irresponsible.

This episode showed a lot of attitude and disrespect that Mongeau was throwing at her manager, and the comments certainly pointed that out.

Erica Bellile commented that, “Jordan should just quit. He’s not her dad… Girl grow up”.

After the most recent episode, Mongeau spoke out on Twitter, about the “careless” reputation that she’s getting, due to her show.

“All the things we all said (for 400 hours) about these topics didn’t make mtv’s cut. video coming soon explaining EVERYTHING so hopefully i can move on & use my platform to help the world rn instead of having to do this”, she tweeted. 

She also tweeted about her best friend, Trevor Moran’s sobriety, caring about mental health and recovery, and she stated that her intention was never to discredit asthma.

Mongeau has a lot of explaining to do, but hopefully her upcoming video will answer all of the fan questions/concerns. 

Be sure to stay tuned for when the video drops!

Celebrities Performed Virtually, During The iHeart Living Room Concert for America

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Quarantine concerts have been a major source of entertainment for the past few weeks. Between Charlie Puth, Niall Horan, ColdPlay, John Legend and more, music has been there to guide us through these difficult times. 

Last night, FOX and iHeartRadio debuted a virtual concert series, called: The iHeart Living Room Concert for America.

The concert featured artists like: Demi Lovato, Sam Smith, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Lizzo, and so many more talented musicians.

The concert series was also raising money to support two organizations: the 1st Responders Children Foundation, and the Feeding America Foundation. The 1st Responders Children Foundation serves to “provide financial support to both children who have lost a parent in the line of duty, as well as families enduring significant financial hardships, due to tragic circumstances.” 

The Feeding America Foundation helps anyone who is facing hunger, due to financial circumstances, or any other limiting factor. According to their website, “Every dollar raised from the COVID-19 response fund will be used to get food and funds to local food banks across the U.S.” They also stated that in 2019, more than 40 million people couldn’t afford the proper nutrition for their household, and they had to depend on food pantries for help.

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Elton John hosted the show and started off by thanking all of the nurses, doctors, scientists and first responders that are working the frontlines to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Alicia Keys kicked off the concert, by dedicating her part of the show to all of the medical professionals and first responders. Keys played the piano and sang her song, “Underdog”. However, it came with some lyrical changes. Instead of singing “sons on the frontlines”, she changed it to “people on the frontlines”, and adjusted the song accordingly to the current global crisis.

The Backstreet Boys joined together through video chat, and absolutely knocked “I Want It That Way” out of the park. The fact that they could all put on such an incredible live performance without being together in the same room gave me the chills. And those live vocals? I’m speechless.

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello absolutely killed it with the acoustic rendition of Cabello’s hit single, “My Oh My.” Between Mendes’ exquisite guitar skills, and Cabello’s in depth range of voice, the song made me feel like I was in the room with them, getting serenaded.

Billie Joe Armstrong followed that song with the Green Day hit, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.” The Boulevard of Broken Dreams is one of those songs, where if you hear just the first note, you know exactly what song it is. The early 2000’s nostalgia was too real with this song, and Armstrong didn’t fail to give it his all. The song was just as beautiful now, as it was when it released in 2004.

Billie Eilish and her brother/talented songwriter, Finneas, also took part in the concert, and performed an acoustic version of “Bad Guy.” Finneas occasionally chimed in to sing the song. However, he was mostly focused on playing the guitar. It was incredible how effortlessly they both sang/played the song. I couldn’t even sing that effortlessly in my dreams, so I commend them for how talented they are.

Demi Lovato performed a very emotional piano version of her 2011 song, “Skyscraper”, and even nine years later, the song will have you feeling some type of way.

Even country icon, Tim McGraw, did a four way video call with his band and performed popular song, “Something Like That”.

A few other celebrities made cameos throughout the concert, to provide positive messages to people facing the consequences of this virus. 

Lady GaGa had a beautiful message for those struggling through social distancing. “I just wanted to check in to make sure that you’re finding time to be kind to yourself, and doing whatever you can to maintain your mental health”. GaGa continues, by admitting that “social distancing isn’t easy. But, try to chat with your friends remotely. Move your body, meditate when you can, and otherwise, find joy wherever you can.”

Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone. They asked that people stay indoors, stay safe, and donate if they can. It ended with Falcone hilariously wiping McCarthy’s face with a Clorox wipe to disinfect her.

One of the best parts of this, was that in between performances, the audience got to see what nurses, doctors, first responders, truck drivers, supermarket employees, etc, are going through on a daily basis. Seeing how hard they’re all working to help the general public is inspiring and very admirable. 

If you missed the live premiere on FOX, YouTube is streaming the full concert for the next 54 hours. If you missed a certain part that you wanted to see, don’t worry. It loops back around once the stream ends. 

To all of the first responders, doctors, nurses, and everyone fighting the frontlines during this incredibly stressful time, we thank you. I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say that your hard work is greatly appreciated.

If you’d like to donate to the Feeding America Foundation, you can go to: http://www.feedingamerica.org/take-action

If you’d like to donate to the 1st Responders Children Foundation, you can go to: https://1strcf.org

Jamie Lynn Spears Created The Zoey 101 Challenge

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Within just this week alone, Miley Cyrus posted an Instagram live with Emily Osment, the cast of Nickelodeon’s Victorious celebrated their ten year anniversary with a zoom video chat, and Big Time Rush’s Kendall Schmidt featured Ned’s Declassified star, Devon Werkheiser, for some quarantine survival tips.

Most recently, however, Jamie Lynn Spears (Zoey from the TeenNick television show, Zoey 101) took to TikTok to post a Zoey 101 challenge. The challenge consisted of various dance moves to a remix of the theme song.

For the most part, the dance moves appear to be doable. Spears even did the dance with one of her daughters. She wanted it to become a challenge, and within no time, it started to catch on. 

Fans of the show started duetting Spears on TikTok, and it even carried on to Instagram. “The only good thing about this quarantine are the nostalgic posts of disney and nick, so THANK YOU”, one user commented.

Paul Butcher saw the challenge and decided to spread the trend across Instagram/TikTok. Butcher played the role of Dustin Brooks (Zoey’s younger brother) in the series. 

He posted the TikTok dance on Instagram, with the caption: “Did the #Zoey101challenge with my big sis Zoey. I think PCA needs a dance squad, don’t you?” 

Butcher also noted that the whole cast should post a dance for the Zoey 101 challenge, but none of the former cast members responded.

However, when Spears posted her dance onto her Instagram timeline, a few members of the Zoey 101 family commented. Erin Sanders (who played the role of Quinn Pensky) said that she “loved this challenge”. Yet, when Spears asked Sanders to post a video of her doing the challenge, she didn’t respond. 

Chris Massey (who played the role of Michael Barret) hyped the challenge up, and stated that he “would be down for this. I love it!”. Although she didn’t comment directly, Abby Wilde saw and liked the challenge. Wilde played the role of Stacey Dillsen on the show.

We still have yet to hear from the rest of the cast, but hopefully, we see more nostalgic videos from them in the near future!

Big Time Rush Meets Ned’s Declassified Quarantine Survival Guide

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If you remember Big Time Rush, then you know who Kendall Schmidt is. Schmidt played the role of Kendall Knight in the popular Nickelodeon series.

Schmidt has an IGTV series on Instagram, called “Koffee With Kendall”. He checks in with his fans, while talking to them about what’s going on in his life, as well as in today’s society. 

Recently, he posted an episode that featured none other than the star of Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide: Devon Werkheiser. Werkheiser was there to provide tips on how to survive this quarantine.

He starts off by saying that self care is a very important part of the quarantine survival guide. “It’s hard because of so much anxiety and uncertainty, but rest. Rest, rest, rest. Drink water, learn to meditate. It’s really important to ground yourself in the present moment, and the best way that I know how to is by meditating, breathing exercises, and working out.” 

Schmidt mentions that fans have written to him, promising that Werkheiser has all of the great tips to survive this dark time. 

That’s when Werkheiser admitted that he feels almost identical to his former on screen character, Ned Bigby. “I booked the role as a kid, but as I grew up, I think I became Ned Bigby. It’s strange, man.” 

Schmidt then went on to ask about Werkheiser’s music, to which he gushed about his new single release, “Miles.” 

They closed out the livestream, by playing a game that Schmidt created, called “This or that: Quarantine Survival Edition.” The game works by choosing one of two items to store in your house during the quarantine. 

There were some food choices, canned fish options, etc. However, the one that caused a bit of a humorous discussion was the “toilet paper or baby wipes” question. Werkheiser chose toilet paper, and then it turned into a discussion with Schmidt about how baby wipes would accumulate a “poopy trash can”. 

It’s great to see past Nickelodeon cast members reuniting, during these trying time. 

Cardi B Called Out Celebrities For Taking Advantage of COVID-19 Tests

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Two days ago, Cardi B posted a video message for all of her followers to see. No, it wasn’t another humorous video of her saying “corona virus”. This one wasn’t intended to be funny, or comedic in any way.

She starts off by admitting that celebrities are receiving special treatment during this COVID-19 pandemic. “Number 45 is on the podium, saying that if you don’t show symptoms of the corona virus, then you can’t be tested, because we have limited testing supplies.” Cardi then goes onto state that, “if you’re a celebrity, and you say, ‘hey, I don’t have symptoms and I feel healthy, but I went and got tested, and I’m positive for the corona virus’, that’s going to cause some confusion.”

Cardi B makes a valid point, because many celebrities have been using the tests towards their advantage. They’ve not only been able to test without proper symptoms, but they’ve also been able to receive their test results the next day. Meanwhile, the working class, and anybody in between has to wait about eight days after showing symptoms to even get tested, and four days after getting tested, to receive their results (this applies to people under the age of 30).

Anybody over the age of 40, according to Cardi B, will get tested right away, but (as mentioned above) must wait an additional four days for their test results.

The main reason that celebrities are able to sneak around the medical system, is mainly due to money, and how much they’re willing to pay for fast results. Cardi B was raised in the Bronx. So, she knows first hand what it’s like to be a part of the lower/middle class in society.

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She also goes into depth, in regards to living situations. “They will make you quarantine in your house, and you’re only allowed to go back to the hospital if your symptoms worsen. I don’t feel like that’s right, because not everyone has the luxury to go in their big a** bedroom and live in a big house. A lot of people live in small a** apartments, with a lot of people. So, if you sending me home and I have the corona f*c*ing virus, I’m most likely gonna give it to my spouse, my kids.. anybody that’s around me.”

She ends the video by blaming the government for not taking the virus seriously in the first place, and pleads for the higher powers not to charge anyone if they test positive for the COVID-19 virus.

Most of the time, due to wealth and massive Hollywood egos, it’s tough to relate to celebrities. However, in this case, Cardi B. spoke the truth, and her 61.2 million followers were all in support of the message that she spoke. Many of her fans were thanking her for speaking out about the issue.

One fan even commented, “Cardi for president. Do a better job than Trump!” Honestly, if Cardi B. decided to run for president, she’d have my vote.

Cardi, thank you for using your platform to spread awareness, and to stand up for those who need testing more than others.