Noah Schnapp Denies Using Racial Slurs In A Video That Resurfaced From 2019

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On Tuesday, August 25th, a video of Noah Schnapp went viral on social media. In the video, Schnapp — best known for his role as Will Byers in Netflix’s “Stranger Things” — can be seen singing along to “Freaky Friday” by Lil Dicky and Chris Brown. The song was initially released in March of 2018.

During the video, Schnapp can be seen belting the lyrics to a verse that includes various racial slurs. Although the music is loud, many fans have accused Schnapp of reciting those slurs. 

According to Schnapp, the video was from a 2019 Summer outing, with some of his friends from camp. He also released a statement yesterday, via his Instagram story.

Per his statement, Schnapp admitted that while it wasn’t appropriate for him to have even sung that verse, he allegedly substituted the racial slurs with the term, “neighbor”.

He also stated that although he has never used a racial slur before, his friends would not have condoned his behavior, if he were to sing those slurs.

Schnapp ended his statement by apologizing to the public, and announced that he understands why people were angry when they viewed the video. 

Unfortunately, after he released his apology statement, his comment section began to flood with negative comments. Some people even went as far as to send death threats/wishes to the 15-year-old actor.

One user, however, perceived Schnapp’s apology as “genuine”, and is asking the public to “normalize genuine apologies”.

“We aren’t going to move forward if a genuine apology isn’t good enough. He is not perfect, but he apologized. If you don’t accept that, nobody could ever move forward.”, the woman wrote. 

The hashtag “#noahschnappisoverparty” was also trending on Twitter last night, following the leaked video. 

Schnapp has yet to further address the incident. 

Has Addison Rae Changed Since Rising To Social Media Fame?

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Many people hold celebrities on a high pedestal, and while they may be living a life of luxury, most of them are just like us. Unless born into a famous family, many stars grew up going to public school, where they first met their hometown friends.

Before becoming a famous TikTok star, Addison Rae grew up in Lafayette, Louisiana. While living there, she established her own relationships, friendships, and identity. Recently, a TikTok by @gracieahart went viral. The TikTok depicts a once close-knit friendship between Grace and Addison — from beach days to road trips. 

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Grace captioned the video, “When @addisonre was your actual tracy…”. Several hours after the video was posted, Addison Rae commented the following:

However, it wasn’t long before the public began flooding the comment section with accusations. While some people were quick to accuse Rae of abandoning her hometown friends, others assumed that Rae had changed her whole persona, after moving to LA.

“Sad to see how people change after they get ‘famous’”, one user commented. 

Another girl assumed that Rae doesn’t associate with Grace anymore. However, Grace responded, to clear up any misconceptions.

After noticing an overwhelming amount of hate, Rae responded to further address the accusations. Per her response, her friendship with Grace stemmed from a previous relationship with a boy from her hometown. Grace is her ex-boyfriend’s sister. However, although she no longer speaks to her ex-boyfriend, she still communicates with Grace on occasion. The friendship is allegedly not as vibrant, due to the fact that she moved four hours away from where Grace lived, to attend university.

Shortly after Rae commented on Grace’s video, TikTokRoom re-posted her response onto their public Instagram page. Once again, the comments were filled with accusations and assumptions towards the social media star. So, in a lengthy paragraph, Rae provided a more detailed explanation of her relationship with her hometown friends. 

She noted that her hometown best friend came to visit her in LA this year, and that she was a bridesmaid in another one of her hometown friend’s wedding. However, she also admitted that nobody from her high school reached out to her, until she started to gain popularity in Los Angeles.

Rae ended the conversation by stating that she’s “stepping out of TikTokRoom now”, and that she wishes nothing but positivity for everyone. 

Miley Cyrus Shares A Compilation of Memories To Honor Her “Mammie”

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On Saturday, August 22nd, Miley Cyrus took to Instagram, to inform fans of her grandmother’s passing. Loretta Jean Finley (most commonly known as “mammie”) was always so supportive of Miley’s career. Miley shared specific moments from when “mammie” was present at events, such as “The Last Song” red carpet premiere in 2010. 

During the night of the red carpet premiere, an ABC news reporter can be seen interviewing Cyrus’s grandmother. After politely asking what title he should address her as, Lorraine told the reporter to call her “mammie”. That moment, in itself, portrayed her as such a gentle, positive soul.

Miley also shared an old Disney Channel music video. The video featured Demi Lovato, and Lorraine can be seen making a brief cameo appearance.

In 2015, Miley appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, in which she discussed a baking sketch that she had filmed with her mammie. Snoop Dogg was an another celebrity chef involved in the sketch, and their dessert dish was none other than brownies. During the Jimmy Kimmel interview, Miley revealed that Lorraine was smitten with Snoop Dogg from the very beginning. 

Yesterday, during one of her three tribute posts, Miley also admitted that the brownies from the sketch contained traces of marijuana in them, and that Lorraine had consumed them. 

According to Miley, her mammie was such a huge beauty icon. In fact, she recalled a specific incident, in which she had injured her finger. Miley had gotten cut by a blender, and she was being rushed to the hospital for wound reparations. However, before entering the hospital, mammie stopped the car and wouldn’t let Cyrus into the hospital, without applying powder to her face.

“We gotta put on powder, because you never know who’s going to be in there”.

In April, during an episode of “Bright Minded”, Miley admitted that Lorraine was in a nursing home, and that she feared for her well being, due to COVID-19. However, she was taking the proper precautions to distance herself from both her mother and her grandmother, to keep the both of them safe.

Mammie appeared to be such a vibrant support system in Miley’s life, and we extend our deepest condolences to the Cyrus family. 

James Charles Gave JoJo Siwa The Ultimate Makeover, And The Results Are Uncanny

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James Charles (21) and JoJo Siwa (17) are from two different worlds, and yet, both rose to fame in 2015. Siwa’s career began at the age of 12, when she first appeared on “Dance Moms”. Meanwhile, Charles’ career began after he joined the YouTube beauty community as a makeup artist. 

Both Charles and Siwa grew tremendously in their careers, and even shifted their focus towards marketing and business. In 2018, Charles launched his Morphe x James Charles eyeshadow palette, and it sold out within minutes. Charles also owns his own clothing line (Sister’s Apparel), ran a beauty competition show [via YouTube], and actively posts makeup tutorials/celebrity collaboration videos onto his YouTube channel. His net worth is estimated to be $12 million.

Siwa also has a billion dollar business empire, which reflects her public image. Siwa is known for her unique style, which includes sneakers, loud jewelry, comfortable t-shirts, and of course, her signature scrunchies. According to an article by Forbes, Siwa’s franchise has sold over 80 million bows.

“Even if you take a conservative estimate, that’s $400 million generated by bow sales alone.”

Per an article by Celebrity Net Worth, Siwa’s net worth is also estimated to be $12 million. 

Due to their passion and motivation for the entertainment industry, it’s not a surprise that two of the biggest influencers have collaborated together. Earlier today, Charles uploaded a YouTube video, titled: “Giving JoJo Siwa A FULL MAKEOVER!”.

Towards the beginning, we can see Siwa dressed in bright, sparkly colors. She has glitter and stickers on her face, as well as her iconic blue, sparkly bow. 

According to JoJo, “I went full JoJo, ‘cause I need to feel the most JoJo. So, that way when I’m so not — when I’m NoJo — then, like, I’m good. Yano?”

Charles briefly interviewed Siwa during her makeover, and it was revealed that Charles had previously asked Siwa to collaborate on a video in 2018. However, due to the fact that Siwa was too young, and hadn’t shown a different side to her, Siwa respectfully declined. 

She went on to explain that TikTok has gotten her out of her shell, and that through the popular social media app, she was able to explore a different side of herself. 

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IT’S MY BIRTHDAY TOMORROW

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Siwa opened up about her “Dance Moms” days, and stated that she’s very grateful that the show provided her with such a massive platform. 

Charles quickly transitioned into talking about the business side of things, and asked Siwa to name all of the products that are available for sale. Some of which she listed includes: JoJo bedding, JoJo accessories, JoJo toys, and JoJo apparel. The JoJo Siwa brand (managed by Nickelodeon) is worth over one billion dollars. 

They spoke about Siwa’s future goals, performing on stage, and the two briefly sang “Electric Love” by Børns.

Finally, it was time for Charles to reveal the new JoJo Siwa — technically, Joelle Siwa. 

Siwa’s prediction was indeed correct. She looked completely different after her makeup transformation, and even fans were caught off guard. 

Some people even mistook Siwa for beauty influencer, Nikkie Tutorials.

Siwa admitted that while it’s not her every-day appearance, she really loved her final look. 

“You did a wonderful job on the makeup and the hair… I feel like a different version. I feel like I’m Joelle right now”.

Cole Sprouse Clears Up Speculation About His Breakup, and Wishes Lili Reinhart Nothing But Happiness

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Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart met on the set of “Riverdale”, in 2017. Shortly after their characters (Betty Cooper and Jughead Jones) began to date, rumors swirled that Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart were dating. 

However, due to the fact that both Sprouse and Reinhart preferred to keep their dating life private, their relationship was merely speculation (with the occasional teasers). That is, until August of 2018, when things started heating up.

In August of 2018, the two began posting more photos with one another, along with heartfelt captions. Their co-workers/on-screen parents, Skeet Ulrich and Mädchen Amick, discussed Sprouse and Reinhart’s relationship, during a 2018 interview with Entertainment Tonight.

“It’s great. I mean, they didn’t talk about [their relationship] the entire time, until just recently. So, it’s nice that they’re able to now, like, be public with it, so it’s not so under wraps”, Amick stated. 

The two slowly began opening up to the public, and while they’ve never discussed their relationship in depth, they’ve posted numerous photos with one another, in which they shared public displays of affection. 

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Last Summer, however, fans began to speculate whether or not their relationship had come to an end. On July 21st, Sprouse and Reinhart had both attended a “Riverdale” panel at the San Diego Comic-Con. Allegedly, the two had attended the event separately, and their interactions were scarce. 

Earlier this year, there were rumors circulating that Cole Sprouse had cheated on Lili Reinhart with actress/model, Kaia Gerber. Those rumors were quickly shut down, after Sprouse and Reinhart voiced their frustrations to the public:

On April 22nd, Reinhart responded in a since deleted tweet:

“Twitter is actually the most toxic form of social media. People are a**holes for the sake of being a**holes. Do you not understand karma? It’s fine if you don’t, you’ll understand when it bites your miserable a**”.

On Tuesday, August 18th, Refinery29 released their candid interview with Reinhart. In the interview, Reinhart opens up about her life-long battle with mental health, and what her daily life consisted of as an aspiring actress. 

Reinhart told Refinery29 that, “I couldn’t see the light. I was like, I feel like I’m dying. It was fucking rough, and there’s no other way through it than just through it. I’ve seen a lot of people when it comes to heartache and grief and breakups, and they try to get that void filled with sex, with coke, with food, with drinking, [but] the void is still there. I took the road less traveled and just dealt with my shit. I had to face my own pain head-on.”

Although the interview clearly depicted Reinhart’s struggle with mental health, the above quote was taken out of context. Fans and certain media outlets began to associate Reinhart’s statement with her breakup.

However, Reinhart was quick to dismiss their speculation. Yesterday, Reinhart took to Twitter to address the meaning behind her quotes:

Earlier today, Sprouse posted a photo of Reinhart on Instagram. His caption was filled with words of endearment towards his Riverdale co-star, and he briefly addressed the timeline of their breakup. 

Sprouse revealed that the two had temporarily separated in January, before deciding to permanently end their relationship in March.

We’re glad to see that although they are no longer together, Sprouse and Reinhart are still there to support one another. 

The Cast of Pitch Perfect Are Using Their Voices To Aid In Relief For the Children of Lebanon

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It’s been eight years since the release of the first “Pitch Perfect” film, and three years since “Pitch Perfect 3” first premiered. 

The original “Pitch Perfect” follows Beca Mitchell’s journey through her Freshman year of college. Mitchell’s dream is to pursue a career as a music producer, but her father is persistent on Mitchell finishing college. So, Mitchell begins working at a campus record store, where she meets the ever so dreamy, Jesse Swanson. 

Swanson belongs to the Treblemakers — the on-campus male acapella group. After striking a deal with her father, Mitchell tries out for The Barden Bellas — the on-campus female acapella group. After numerous moments of hesitation, Mitchell grows to love the Bellas. 

Although it’s been quite some time since we last saw the cast, they surprised fans with a virtual reunion, earlier today. The reunion consisted of: Hailee Steinfeld, Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hana Mae Lee, Alexis Knapp, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Chrissie Fit, Kelley Jakle, and Shelley Regner. The purpose of this reunion was to promote their acapella rendition of “Love On Top” by Beyoncé. 

A portion of the proceeds from their “Love on Top” rendition will go towards the UNICEF Organization, to provide relief for the children of Lebanon. 

As if a global pandemic wasn’t enough to deal with, the citizens of Beirut are now facing the aftermath of a major warehouse explosion. According to an article by the BBC, the Beirut explosion caused approximately 300,000 people to be homeless, 200 deaths, 5,000 injuries, and between $10-$15 billion in damages. 

The Barden Bella’s rendition of “Love on Top” is currently available on all major streaming platforms, such as: Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, and the iTunes store. 

Bryce Hall Is The Latest Social Media Influencer To Throw A Major Party, Amidst A Global Pandemic

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Although the U.S. is still in the midst of a global pandemic, many social media influencers appear to find themselves exempt from COVID-19. 

Last month, Jake Paul was under fire for throwing a rager in his Calabasas mansion. Over one hundred other influencers attended the party, and it even caught the attention of Calabasas Mayor, Alicia Weintraub. Per an interview with Fox 11 News, Weintraub stated that, “they’re having this large party, no social distancing, no masks, it’s just a big, huge disregard for everything that everybody is trying to do to get things back to functioning.” 

As of August 14th, however, Bryce Hall was the latest influencer to throw a massive party. The party was in celebration of Hall’s 21st birthday, and influencers who attended include: Josh Richards, Tayler Holder, Teala Dunn, Harry Jowsey, Olivia Ponton, Kio Cyr, and Blake Gray, amongst others. 

Hall also became a trending topic on Twitter, after fans found out about his large party. The 21-year-old YouTuber received major backlash, with many former fans confirming that they’ve unfollowed the influencer. 

A Twitter thread was also created, by Def Noodles, in which they revealed more information, regarding the party. According to the Twitter page, Hall’s party allegedly had over one hundred influencers in attendance, and their Hollywood Hills party was finally shut down by the LAPD at around 4AM.

There are also rumors that Bryce Hall’s alleged relationship with Addison Rae is in hot water, due to the events that took place last night. Several videos from the party have been leaked, showing female strippers sensually dancing in Hall’s lap. 

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Earlier today, Rae tweeted the following:

Although “Braddison” was never officially confirmed by either party, fans have assumed that Rae’s tweets were directed towards Hall.  

One TikTok has since gone viral, which shows Hall trying to get up and leave, before the strippers arrive. In the video, we see Hall’s friends blocking him from leaving, and pushing him back into the chair. While some fans targeted Hall’s friends for allegedly “breaking up Braddison”, other fans claimed that the video was in response to the male strippers. 

Another video shows a male stripper in a police officer uniform. The man begins to dance, and as he approaches Hall, he stands up to try and exit. That’s when his friends stop him from leaving.

Other influencers, such as Tyler Oakley, Matthew Espinosa, and Elijah Daniel, have also spoken out about their thoughts, regarding Hall’s birthday bash:

FaZe Rug Announces His First Major Motion Picture Role, Directed By Gregory Plotkin

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Brian Awadis (FaZe Rug) is a gamer/social media influencer, with over 16 million YouTube subscribers. Awadis joined FaZe Clan — a professional esports and entertainment company — in 2010, and has worked extremely hard to grow his fan base. 

Along with excelling in video games, FaZe Rug has created skits, adventures, and new experiments to keep his fans entertained. Many of his YouTube challenges include his close friends and family, and he is always distributing his wealth amongst those closest to him. 

Yesterday FaZe Rug took to Instagram, to announce his latest project: a feature length film. The film is currently untitled, but FaZe Rug has announced that he will star as the leading role. Gregory Plotkin has also joined the project as a director on the film. Plotkin is best known for his work on Happy Death Day, Paranormal Activity, Get Out, and Hell Fest

The film is the first of FaZe Clan’s newest franchise: The FaZe Clan Cinematic Universe — inspired by the Marvel Cinematic Universe. FaZe Clan first announced their plans back in June.

According to an article by Deadline, the franchise will be a collaboration between FaZe Clan and Invisible Narratives. There will also be a drive-in red carpet premiere event that will be taking place in Los Angeles, sometime during the month of September. 

Plans for the premiere include: “combining car culture, gaming, music and film. Celebrity guests and FaZe members will be ‘driving’ the red carpet with a complete motorcade.” 

FaZe Clan’s newest venture, FaZe Studios, will self-fund and produce the film — alongside Invisible Narratives founders, Adam Goodman and Andrew Sugarman. Simon Boyes has also joined the team as a Screenwriter.

Sugarman admitted that by partnering with FaZe Clan, their hope is that their cinematic films will come across as authentic, yet highly captivating.

This Hype House Member Was Body-Shamed, and People Were NOT Having It

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Although public figures may be living a life of luxury, it sure comes with a price to pay. Every day, they put themselves out on the internet, for the world to judge and critique them. If they’re having a bad hair day, they get judged. If they’re walking their dog with a messy bun, stained sweatpants, and a sweaty t-shirt, then that shot would be considered “paparazzi worthy”. 

Many public figures have also had to face numerous body-shaming comments. TikTok star, Chase Hudson, has been facing hate for months, regarding his thin figure. People have even gone as far, as to compare his arms to “noodles”. 

Charli D’Amelio has also been bullied, regarding her weight. In April, after posting a photo of herself in a bikini, she was swarmed with comments, regarding her body shape and appearance. It was so overwhelming, to the point where the 16-year-old social media star deleted the photo, and released the following tweet:

Several days ago, one user targeted Hype House co-founder/member, Kouvr Annon, for her body type. In a now deleted TikTok by @adambilll, he posted inappropriate photos, in which he implied that Annon was “overweight”. (We won’t be posting the video, out of respect for Kouvr).

It wasn’t long before Adam went private on all of his social medias, changed his username, and turned off all of his comments on TikTok. 

Once the video went viral, Annon posted the following statements to her Instagram story:

D’Amelio, outraged, also stood up for her friend, throughout a series of tweets:

Social media users joined together, to flood Annon’s comment section with love and positivity.

No matter the circumstance, bullying is never the answer. You never know what someone could be going through, so please be sure to spread positivity. 

David Henrie Is Throwing A Special Premiere Party With Selena Gomez, For His Latest Film, “This Is The Year”

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Yesterday, Henrie surprised fans with a video that he recorded, featuring Selena Gomez. Fans automatically assumed that an official Wizards of Waverly Place reunion was happening. 

However, their assumptions took a turn when the D’Amelio sisters (Charli and Dixie) announced their involvement in the project. 

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After almost 24 hours of pining for an answer, Henrie finally announced the details of the mystery project. 

Unfortunately for Wizards of Waverly Place fans, the project doesn’t consist of an official full cast reunion/reboot.

In an informational video, Henrie and Gomez announced that their collaboration is in relation to Henrie’s coming of age film, “This Is The Year”.

The film is David’s first directorial debut, alongside his brother, Lorenzo Henrie. 

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David revealed that the film is set to premiere on August 28th, and that anyone is welcome to attend the virtual party. 

Although the premiere is available to all, viewers must purchase a movie ticket. The ticket is $11.99 USD, and all proceeds will go towards the Plus1 COVID-19 Relief Fund

The full night of events will consist of the following:

And to all of the Wizards of Waverly Place fans out there, although this isn’t an official cast reunion, you’ll be seeing some familiar faces in the movie.

Some of the WOWP cast is involved in the movie, such as: Gregg Sulkin (Mason Greyback), David Henrie (Justin Russo), and Jeff Garlin (Uncle Kelbo).

If you’d like to purchase tickets for the premiere, you can go to: https://thisistheyear.film/cart