Bryce Hall and Addison Rae Confirm Their Relationship

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For the past few months, fans have been wondering if the ‘Braddison’ duo are dating again. 

Bryce Hall and Addison Rae first sparked dating rumors, after they posted their first TikTok together in October of 2019. 

By November, they started using their new ‘ship’ to their advantage. They kept stating that they were ‘just friends’, but their on-camera chemistry was too much for them to deny.

For New Years Eve, Bryce posted a series of Instagram photos, filled with different kisses that he received for the new year. One of those kisses just so happened to be with his ‘friend’, Addison.

Since then, people have created an entire fandom, surrounding ‘Braddison’. There are Braddison fan pages, Braddison fan edits and more, directly meant to support the [at the time] unofficial couple. 

However, it seemed as though Braddison was on/off with their relationship. At times, they would post on social media together, and during other times, they wouldn’t even interact with one another. Braddison shippers were always so confused about where their relationship stood. 

Well, on Halloween of 2020, the two dressed up as The Joker and Harley Quinn. They posted some cute TikToks with one another, and once again, fans were convinced that the two love birds were back together.

Later on, Hall and Rae were spotted at the infamous Saddle Ranch Chop House, in West Hollywood. The Hollywood Fix captured a video of the two sharing a kiss, behind the restaurant. Within no time, the video was shared onto TikTokRoom, — ultimately confirming fan speculation that the two have started dating again.

Shortly after the video was release, Hall uploaded a YouTube video, titled: “SPIN THE BOTTLE”. In the video, Hall and Rae played a friendly game of ‘Spin The Bottle’ with Dixie D’Amelio and Noah Beck. As you can probably guess, Hall and Rae did kiss at one point. 

When asked by paparazzi and media outlets, they continued to insist that they were still ‘just friends’… that is, until yesterday. 

Yesterday, Rae broke the internet, when she announced the title of her new YouTube video, “THE TRUTH ABOUT US”.

In the video, she showcased a workout routine with Hall, while answering some common fan questions about their relationship.

They answered questions about when they first had feelings for one another, first impressions of one another, and they also admitted that they once dated for three days. 

According to Rae, “we’ve only broken up one time, and that was because we dated for three days. It is true. I know I denied that, but we did date for three days, and then I broke up with you.”

She then goes on to reveal that, “after Bryce’s little mishap, then we started talking every day and hanging out again. We ended things again [talking] after his birthday… ‘We saw each other at places and I didn’t talk to you’”.

Finally, Rae answered the question that fans have been dying to know: “Are Bryce and Addison dating?”

The short answer is yes. She confirmed that they’re dating, and that Hall officially asked Rae to be his girlfriend on October 13th. 

They look so happy and in love with one another. Bryce and Addison, we wish you the absolute best, and we hope you make it past December 3rd!

The 2020 TikTokRoom Awards Show Was Last Night, And We’ve Got You Covered

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Last night was the first ever TikTokRoom Awards Show. With 28 categories and over 100 nominations, the winners were chosen, based off of fan votes.

TikTokRoom opened the voting polls at 12 AM on Friday, November 27th. Fans had 24 hours to cast their votes for each category, and Sienna Gomez won 7/28 categories. Hype House member, Jack Wright, also won various categories. 

The full list of winners is as follows:

Best Style [Female]:

  • Arii
  • Kenzie Ziegler
  • Nessa Barrett
  • Sissy Sheridan
  • Avani Gregg (Winner)
  • Addison Rae
  • Nailea Devora
  • Loren Gray
  • Mads Lewis
  • Ellie Zeiler
  • Amelie Zilber

Best Style [Male]:

  • Anthony Reeves
  • Baron
  • Quinton Griggs
  • Chase Hudson (Winner)
  • Vinnie Hacker
  • Noah Miller
  • Jaden Hossler
  • Wisdom Kaye
  • Troy Zarba
  • Alex Guzman

Most Active With Fans:

  • Addison Rae
  • Noah Beck
  • Kenzie Ziegler
  • Larray
  • Charli D’Amelio (Winner)
  • Skai Jackson
  • Alejandro Rosario
  • Jayden Bartels

Best House:

  • Not A Content House
  • Hype House
  • Sway House (Winner)

Most Positive:

  • Addison Rae
  • Loren Gray
  • Sienna Mae (Winner)
  • Sissy Sheridan
  • Charli D’Amelio
  • Amelie Zilber

Best YouTuber:

  • Bryce Hall
  • Alex Warren
  • Thomas Petrou
  • Larray (Winner)
  • Josh Richards

Most Talented Musician:

  • Dixie D’Amelio
  • Johnny Orlando
  • Jaden Hossler (Winner)
  • Jacob Sartorius
  • Nessa Barrett

Best Song:

  • “Be Happy” by Dixie D’Amelio
  • “Angels & Demons” by Jaden Hossler (Winner)
  • “Pain” by Nessa Barrett

Best Makeup:

  • Nikita Dragun
  • Vereena Sayed
  • Abby Roberts
  • James Charles (Winner)
  • Avani Gregg
  • Charlotte Roberts

Best Hair:

  • Larray
  • Addison Rae
  • Dejuane Mccoy
  • Charli D’Amelio
  • Devyn Winkler (Winner)
  • Avani Gregg
  • Diego Martir
  • Tati Mitchell
  • Cherry Hunt

Best Fandom:

  • Vinnie Hacker
  • Addison Rae
  • Nessa Barrett
  • Charli D’Amelio
  • Griffin Johnson
  • Sienna May (Winner)
  • Bryce Hall
  • Jules Leblanc
  • Avani Gregg

Best Dance Creator:

  • Jalaiah Harmon
  • Jeff Tingz
  • Skai Beauty
  • Tdfw.shot
  • Haley Sharpe (Winner)
  • Jean-Victor Mackie

Best Group/Duo:

  • Triple A
  • 4Freakshow (Winner)
  • Perkin Sisters
  • Wright Brothers
  • New Jersey Boys
  • Wiggles
  • D’Amelios

Best Disstrack:

  • “Convenient” by Griffin Johnson
  • “Cancelled” by Larray (Winner)
  • “Still Softish” by Josh Richards & Bryce Hall

Kindest TikToker:

  • Jack Wright
  • Amelie Zilber
  • Blake Gray
  • Sienna May (Winner)
  • Addison Rae
  • Jules LeBlanc
  • Charli D’Amelio
  • Nessa Barrett

Best Comeback/Clapback:

  • Larray
  • Bryce Hall
  • James Charles (Winner)
  • Dixie D’Amelio
  • Nikita Dragun

Best Dancer [Male]:

  • Jeff Tingz
  • Wright Brothers (Winner)
  • Zach Jelks
  • Ondreaz Lopez
  • Jean-Victor Mackie
  • Baron

Best Dancer [Female]:

  • Haley Sharpe
  • Zoi Lerma
  • Charli D’Amelio (Winner)
  • Addison Rae 
  • Jalaiah Harmon
  • Syera Plitt
  • Kenzie Ziegler

Best Role Model:

  • Jack Wright
  • Avani Gregg
  • Amelie Zilber
  • Charli D’Amelio 
  • Jules LeBlanc
  • Sienna May (Winner)

Least Problematic [Female]:

  • Kenzie Ziegler
  • Charli D’Amelio 
  • Sienna May (Winner)

Least Problematic [Male]:

  • Kio Cyr
  • Jack Wright (Winner)
  • Alex Warren
  • Hamzah
  • Larray
  • Vinnie Hacker

Best Ship:

  • Addison Rae and Bryce Hall
  • Sienna May and Jack Wright (Winner)
  • Vereena Sayed and Alex Guzman
  • Jaden Hossler and Mads Lewis

Most Achieved [Male]:

  • Larray
  • Bryce Hall
  • Jack Wright
  • James Charles (Winner)
  • Jaden Hossler
  • Chase Hudson

Most Achieved [Female]:

  • Ellie Zeiler
  • Charli D’Amelio (Winner)
  • Sienna May
  • Avani Gregg
  • Jalaiah Harmon
  • Dixie D’Amelio
  • Addison Rae
  • Nessa Barrett

Favorite TikToker [Male]:

  • Ondreaz Lopez
  • Vinnie Hacker (Winner)
  • Alejandro Rosario
  • Hamzah
  • Tayler Holder
  • Isaak Presley
  • Mattia Polibio
  • Spencer
  • Troy Zarba

Favorite TikToker [Female]:

  • Devyn Winkler
  • Riley Hubatka
  • Charli D’Amelio
  • Brooke Monk
  • Madi Monroe
  • Vereena Sayed
  • Danielle Cohn 
  • Sienna Gomez (Winner)
  • Sarah Lugor

Funniest TikToker:

  • 4Freakshow
  • Tati Mitchell
  • Arrington Allen
  • Larray (Winner)
  • Spencer
  • Quenlin Blackwell
  • Noah Miller

Best Couple:

  • Cynthia Parker and Quinton Griggs
  • Lauren Kettering and Gio
  • Zoi Lerma and Baron
  • Amelie Zilber and Blake Gray
  • Avani Gregg and Anthony Reeves
  • Dixie D’Amelio and Noah Beck (Winner)
  • Sissy Sheridan and Miles Despair

TikTokRoom is Hosting Their First TikTok-Related Awards Show

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TikTok has been growing tremendously in the last year, with creators forming their own TikTok creator houses. It all started with the Hype House, followed by the Sway House. Now, there’s over 25 TikTok-related content houses, such as: Not A Content House, Clubhouse BH, The Vault, etc. 

As more creators began to modernize the TikTok platform, the public soon realized that TikTok was more than just a ‘teen dance’ app. The short form application is now used for growing dancers to showcase their talent, up and coming artists to promote their new music (in hopes that one will turn into a viral trend), and for the public to spread awareness about current issues that are going on in the world. 

The app was originally called “Musical.ly”, but in 2017, Bytedance acquired the app and renamed it “TikTok”.

However, as social media influencers’ presence began to increase, so did the public’s awareness of mistakes, failed judgements, and drama. 

TikTokRoom (formerly known as the MuserShadeRoom) was originally an Instagram ‘tea’ page, dedicated to posting the latest gossip, tea, and updates about the most popular influencers on Musical.ly. 

However, once new social media influencers began to skyrocket onto TikTok, the ‘MuserShade Room’ became ‘TikTokRoom’.

When the pandemic first began, millions began to download TikTok, and before long, TikTokRoom gained 1 million followers on Instagram. Popular influencers, such as Dixie D’Amelio, Noah Beck, Bryce Hall, Charli D’Amelio, etc. began to keep up with what was being posted on TikTokRoom.

If an influencer was involved in drama, people would refresh TikTokRoom to see if they had posted anything about it. Back in July, when Chase Hudson was involved in a Twitter scandal, TikTokRoom was posting updated tweets every 5-10 minutes. The page is run by Nat and Elasia. They’re constantly on their A-game, and they’re always up-to-date on the latest social media drama. 

Well, recently, they’ve announced that they’re hosting their first TikTok-related awards show: The TikTokRoom Awards. 

The awards show will be on Saturday, November 28th (Time is TBA). Voting is currently open, until 12 AM EST on Saturday.

If you’d like to go vote for your favorite creators, head over to their Google forms voting list!

Use the hashtag: “ #TTRAwards2020” to stay up to date with further details, regarding the show!

Noah Brings Up The House Drama, During Week 7 of “The Bachelorette”

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It’s a new day at La Quinta Resort, which means new drama, competition, and a whole lot of tension. 

If you missed last week’s episode, feel free to catch up with a recap through our previous article.

This week started off with a new group date, featuring: Bennett, Ivan, Blake, Riley, Demar, Zac, and Kenny. 

Their first task, according to Chris Harrison, was to take the time to write a love song for Tayshia. This involved writing lyrics, with the option to accompany their performance with an instrument of their choice.

Zac kicked things off with a very interesting performance. Honestly, A+ for effort, and at least he rhymed the lyrics!

Kenny admitted to being nervous, but he gave it his all and tried his best for Tayshia. 

Blake’s performance was playful, witty, and absolutely amusing. Tayshia looked like she was having a great time, listening to the men.

Then, there was Bennett… Ah, Bennett. A true Harvard man, who got a little too confident in himself. Although he seemed amused in front of the camera, behind the scenes, he was acting extremely full of himself. He was blunt and straight to the point — admitting that “Riley didn’t really step up, because he was being ‘classic Riley’”. He also said that “I’m not worried about Blake. He stands zero chance.”

Ivan’s performance was so wholesome and sweet. He didn’t use an instrument, but he wrote a beautiful verse, pouring his heart out to Tayshia. He rapped about the storyline of “The Bachelorette” — mentioning Clare and her departure, his excitement when he first met Tayshia, and how he can really picture her as his future wife. 

Demar said some supportive words, behind the scenes, about Ivan, and we love to see it! Speaking of Demar, he came through with his song. He tried his best to sing, but his lyrics + the guitar were actually really genuine and the tune was catchy. He even titled the song, “Mocha Latte”. We stan an original king.

After everyone’s performance, Tayshia chose the winner: Ivan. As the winner of the song-writing competition, Ivan won a one-on-one date with Tayshia.

He arrived at her cottage, and the two had such a fun, magical night together. They ordered room service, played ‘the floor is lava’, whacked each other with fluffy pillows, and indulged in the biggest ice cream sundae that I’ve ever seen. 

While this date was going on, we hopped back into the common room area, to catch up with the other contestants. Another group date was announced, involving: Demar, Kenny, Zac, Bennett, Riley, and Blake. Noah expressed his disappointment, with not being chosen for the group date.

This stirred up a verbal altercation between Bennett and Noah, until Noah accepted defeat.

Back with Tayshia and Ivan, they began to talk about family values and morals. Tayshia mentioned that she was raised to always practice and believe in her faith, while Ivan spoke about his brother. Ivan was never interested in doing drugs or alcohol — a main reason being to serve as a positive role model for his little brother.

However, he then revealed that while he was in college, his little brother involved himself in negative practices, and it caused him to live 4 years of his life behind bars. 

Ivan started to get emotional, when he admitted that during the first two years of his niece’s life, she had to see her father in a prison building, through a glass pane. 

The conversation topic then switched to that of the Black Lives Matter movement. Tayshia began to get emotional, while talking about her feelings towards everything. She also opened up about feeling like she was the ‘odd one out’, as she grew up in a primarily Caucasian area of California. 

Ivan was given the one-on-one date rose. 

The next day was the second group date. Tayshia, Becca Kufrin and Sydney Lotuaco hosted the event. The date consisted of Truth or Dare: Tayshia style.

Since there were six men on the group date, the hosts divided the men up into 3 teams:

  1. Riley and Zac
  2. Demar and Bennett
  3. Kenny and Blake

Riley had to chug a disgusting, scorpion-filled smoothie. He must really care deeply about Tayshia, because even though he almost vomited, he completed the dare. Zac chugged the smoothie and completed the dare as well. 

Next up was Demar and Bennett. Their dare was quite unique and incredibly hilarious. They interrupted Chris Harrison’s lobster/champagne themed lunch, to ask him for his autograph. However, the autograph was required to be written on a body part, typically hidden by under garments. Although he was initially taken aback, Harrison obliged.

Blake and Kenny had to give a public impression of what they sound like, during an intimate moment. They had to use the telephone to voice their sounds onto the hotel speaker. The men who weren’t chosen to be on the group date were so confused, yet amused, by this random notion. 

As soon as they had completed their dares, they switched places and began a new dare, until there were no more dares left.  

Their last dare of the day was for each contestant to eat a full habanero pepper, and immediately drop to one knee, and fake-propose to Tayshia. 

All of their speeches were so sweet and thoughtful, & some of them even shed a tear — a nice touch, thanks to the side effects of the habanero peppers. 

Later that night, the men returned for a round of ‘truths’. Although all of the men began to open up, we saw a different side of Riley and Blake. They let their walls down and spoke their truth towards Tayshia, which she seemed to very much appreciate. 

However, she felt a stronger connection with Zac, which is why he ended up receiving the group date rose. 

Although the group date ended that night, Ben made his way over to Tayshia’s room at 2:30 a.m. He wanted to clear up the misunderstanding that he ‘didn’t care’ about Tayshia, and he wanted to prove that he was always going to show up for her. 

Meanwhile, Ed had the same thought of heading towards Tayshia’s room. However, he stopped in front of the wrong room — Chris Harrison’s room. Harrison invited Ed in for a drink, and man, that was a painfully awkward scene to watch. 

The following night was the cocktail party. Noah pulled Tayshia aside, and expressed his disdain about the tension between him and some of the men.

Tayshia took Noah’s confession, and brought it to the cocktail party. She consolidated the contestants into one room, and bluntly admitted that she would ‘gladly’ eliminate those who try to question her decisions.

Immediately upon leaving the cocktail party, a near-physical altercation occurred, between Ed and Noah.  

At the rose ceremony, everyone received a rose, except for: Chasen, Joe, Kenny, and Jordan.

The 2020 AMAs Were Full of Surprises, and We’ve Got You Covered

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Last night were the 2020 American Music Awards, and although it was different this year due to ongoing circumstances, the venue was flooded with heart, soul, and so much talent. 

Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes opened the AMA’s with their newest collaboration, “Monster”. Mendes had written a majority of the song when he was younger, but he contacted Bieber, hoping that he would be able to add his own truth to the song. Well, Bieber did NOT disappoint. 

This was Mendes and Bieber’s first live performance together, but hopefully not their last. After “Monster”, Bieber stayed on stage to perform an emotional rendition of his other two hit singles: “Lonely” with Benny Blanco, and “Holy”.

“Empire” actress, Taraji P Henson, hosted the AMA’s. She started off the show with an entertaining dance to some of Meg Thee Stallion’s most viral hits. 

Bad Bunny was supposed to perform “Dákiti” with Jhay Cortez last night, but unfortunately, he revealed this morning that he had contracted COVID-19, and that was why he was unable to attend last night’s AMA’s. We wish a healthy and speedy recovery for Bad Bunny!

Other AMA performers included: Meg Thee Stallion, The Weeknd, JLo, Katy Perry, Darius Rucker, The Weekend, Kenny G, Lewis Capaldi, Billie Eilish, Jennifer Lopez (JLo), Maluma, Bell Biv Devoe, Dua Lipa, Dan + Shay, iann dior, 24kGoldn, Shawn Mendes (Wonder), Lil Baby, Doja Cat, BeBe Rhexa, Machine Gun Kelly, Travis Barker, BTS, Nelly, and City Spud.

The AMA presenters consisted of: Ciara, Cara Delevingne, Derek Hough, Tayshia Adams, Bad Bunny, Laverne Cox, Becky G., Paris Hilton, Anthony Anderson, Christian Serratos, Kristin Cavallari, Megan Fox, and G-Eazy.

Soul/R&B Album: 

  • “Hot Pink” by Doja Cat
  • “Over It” by Summer Walker
  • “After Hours” by The Weeknd (Winner)

Favorite Pop/Rock Song:

  • “Someone You Loved” by Lewis Capaldi
  • “Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa (Winner)
  • “Circles” by Post Malone
  • “The Box” by Roddy Ricch
  • “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd

Favorite Country Song:

  • “10,000 Hours” by Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber (Winner)
  • “The Bones” by Maren Morris
  • “Nobody But You” by Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani

Female Soul/R&B:

  • Jhené Aiko
  • Doja Cat (Winner)
  • Summer Walker

Favorite Latin Female Artist:

  • Karol G
  • Rosalia
  • Becky G (Winner)

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Song:

  • “WAP” by Cardi B. feat. Meg Thee Stallion (Winner)
  • “Rockstar” by DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch
  • “The Box” by Roddy Ricch

Favorite Soul/R&B Song:

  • “No Guidance” by Chris Brown feat. Drake
  • “Playing Games” by Summer Walker
  • “Heartless” by The Weeknd (Winner)

Artist of the Year:

  • Doja Cat (Winner)
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Roddy Ricch
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • DaBaby
  • Lil Baby
  • Megan Thee Stallion

Pop/Rock Duo/Group:

  • BTS (Winner)
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Maroon 5

Favorite Latin Album:

  • “Emmanuel” by Anuel AA
  • “Las Que No Iban A Salir” by Bad Bunny (Winner)
  • “YHLQMDLG” by Bad Bunny

Favorite Male Soul/R&B Artist:

  • Chris Brown
  • John Legend
  • The Weeknd (Winner)

Collaboration of the Year:

  • “Rain On Me” by Lady GaGa with Ariana Grande
  • “Savage Remix” by Megan Thee Stallion feat. Beyonce 
  • “10,000 Hours” by Dan + Shay feat. Justin Bieber (Winner)
  • “WAP” by Cardi B. feat. Megan Thee Stallion
  • “Rockstar” by DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch

Artist of the Year:

  • Justin Bieber
  • Post Malone
  • Roddy Ricch
  • Taylor Swift (Winner)
  • The Weeknd

Swift revealed that the reason that she was unable to accept her AMA award in person, was because she is currently re-recording all of her old music. Can you imagine a “Fearless: 2021” album? Um, YES PLEASE.  

Taraji also mentioned that Swift had won the award for favorite pop/rock female and favorite music video.

David Dobrik made a guest appearance as T-Mobile’s spokesperson. Dobrik mentioned Justin Bieber with a smile on face, and clearly, Dobrik is a fan (aren’t we all, though?). We’ll never forget the infamous collaboration between the two. Bieber and Dobrik collaborated earlier this year to promote the release of Bieber’s single, “Yummy”. 

BTS closed out the AMA’s with a beautiful (and colorful) remote performance of “Life Goes On” and “Dynamite”. Their outfits were groovy, and their dance moves were so perfectly synced.

Charli D’Amelio Hit 100 Million TikTok Followers, And Here’s How She’s Celebrating

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It’s been quite the uphill battle for Charli D’Amelio this week. The internet tried to ‘cancel’ the 16-year-old influencer, after she made a comment about wishing she had hit 100 million followers, within one year of hitting 1 million.

People took that comment as D’Amelio being ‘ungrateful’ for the followers that she did have, and as a result, she lost about one million followers — bringing her down from 99 million followers, to 98 million.

Soon thereafter, she hopped onto Instagram live, where she apologized to the fans that she hurt, but stated that it was a “misunderstanding”. D’Amelio also had an emotional breakdown, after admitting that people had flooded her inbox with death threats and hate… over a YOUTUBE COMMENT.

Then, Trisha Paytas involved herself by trying to get a reaction out of people, and it worked. However, this article is about Charli’s new milestone, so if you’d like to catch up with how Trisha Paytas involved herself, please head over to Insider

Earlier today, Charli announced her latest TikTok milestone: Hitting 100 million followers on the short form app. Not only did she accomplish such a difficult goal, but D’Amelio is also one of the fastest growing social media influencers. 

Several days ago, D’Amelio announced that she had something very special planned when she reached 100 million followers. Today, we finally found out what that was.

After thanking everyone who supported her thus far on her journey, D’Amelio announced that she’s partnering with TikTok to donate $100,000 to the American Dance Movement, on December 1st.

According to D’Amelio, the American Dance Movement is, “an organization that is committed to increasing and improving the access to dance education in the United States.”

D’Amelio continued the video, by stating that an additional $10,000 will be distributed to 10 dance schools in the U.S.

@charlidamelio

A HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS HELPED ME REACH 100 MILLION SUPPORTERS!!! AND ANOTHER HUGE THANK YOU TO @tiktok I LOVE EVERY ONE OF YOU!!! 💕💕

♬ original sound – charli d’amelio

For those of you who may not know much about her, Charli isn’t your average TikToker. While she excels at the ‘renegade’, she’s actually been dancing professionally, since she was 3 years old

Speaking of the renegade, her fans have been begging the social media star to recreate the ‘renegade’ dance to “Lottery” by K CAMP. 

The original dance was created in 2019, by 15-year-old Jalaiah Harmon.

So, what better way to celebrate 100 million followers, than with a 2019 throwback? 

Jalaiah recreated her ‘renegade’ dance, after Charli hit her new milestone. Not even an hour later, Charli duetted the video:

@charlidamelio

#duet with @jalaiahharmon 💕💕💕💕

♬ Lottery – K CAMP

As if that wasn’t already a wonderful treat for the fans, D’Amelio wanted to further show just how much she appreciates her followers. About an hour ago, D’Amelio posted a video, in which she revealed that she will be hosting several free meet and greet sessions.

Due to COVID-19, the meet and greet sessions will be hosted by D’Amelio, via Zoom. She stated that she’ll be posting all of the information on her Twitter, @charlidamelio

However, it looks like the Zoom sessions have already begun. Hopefully, she’ll be conducting more Zoom sessions in the near future!

A huge congratulations goes out to Charli. We hope that you’re able to celebrate with a close family/friends dinner! (Maybe just keep snails off of the menu for a while).

Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber Open Up In Their Latest Collaboration, “Monster”

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Last night, Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes took to social media, to announce the debut of their latest single, “Monster”. This is the first time that the two have collaborated on a song, and Mendes/Bieber fans went wild. 

In 2015, when Mendes was first rising to stardom, Bieber was interviewed by the 95.5 radio station. During the interview, the host asked Bieber if he felt like he could relate to Mendes’ quick rise to stardom. Well, Bieber responded truthfully with the now-infamous meme of, “… who’s Shawn Mendes?”.

It was quite hilarious, and it didn’t take long for the interview to blow up on social media. At the time, Bieber would’ve never guessed that the two would be as close as they are now. 

In fact, during a recent Instagram live, Bieber cleared up the interview response, swearing that “I really didn’t know.. like that was the first time I had ever heard your name”. They also revealed that they will be performing together at the 2020 AMA’s, at 8 PM EST.

In November of 2017, Mendes was reportedly seen showing PDA to Hailey Baldwin at Rita Ora’s EMA Awards afterparty. Although the two had never confirmed that they were officially an item, dating rumors first began when US Weekly caught the two holding hands at a Halloween Party. In May of 2018, Baldwin and Mendes attended the MET Gala together.

Then, in June of 2018, Bieber and Baldwin reconnected, and the rest is history. Social media began to stir up rumors that, due to the fact that Bieber and Mendes had a common ex, they ‘must have beef with one another’.

Thankfully, those rumors were shut down, when Mendes admitted that he was happy for the (at the time) newly engaged couple — Bieber and Baldwin. He stated that he had even sent Baldwin a congratulatory text message. 

In 2019, Observer Magazine made Mendes the cover of their April edition, and crowned the artist with the title of, “prince of pop”.

Bieber hilariously replied to the post by commenting the following:

“Hmm Gonna have to break a few more records to dethrone my title there bud (canadian voice).. but if you want we can play hockey for it but i heard your a real bender on the ice  we could just drop the buckets and tilt for it”.

The Mendes army viewed Bieber’s comment as “shade”, and began to attack the Canadian singer. However, Mendes himself saw the comment as playful banter, and graciously accepted Bieber’s challenge. 

“LOL any time any day you just let me know!!!!!!”, Mendes responded. 

These two Canadian artists remind me of a best-friend movie duo. They complement one another really well, and we’d love to see them double date, post-pandemic! Imagine Shawn and Camila, with Justin and Hailey? Umm, we may have never seen two pretty best friends, but these would be FOUR pretty best friends that we would love to see together. 

Along with their latest single, Mendes and Bieber also released the music video for “Monster”. The music video showcased climbing to the top of a platform and standing up on a pedestal for everyone else to see. In an interview with Elton John, for the VMAN 45 magazine, John asked Mendes to open up about his collaboration with Bieber, and Mendes admitted the following:

“Justin and I have never really had a relationship together, and I had this song called “Monster” that I wrote a long time ago. It’s about how society wants to put celebrities up on a pedestal, but as much as they want to do that, they want to celebrate the fall. It was a time when I was really afraid of my industry and afraid of my craft and afraid of everything. I didn’t have control. Everyone else had control over me. I think it just ended up becoming a metaphor for a bigger thing; that we all put pressure on each other as humans to be great, to be perfect. I called Justin and said, “I have this song and it means a lot to me. If it means something seriously to you and you want to put something very real on it, please be a part of this with me.” And he did. Since then, we have become closer than ever. Sometimes I think that music comes along for a bigger reason, which, for me in this case is to create a song to inspire people, but to also create a friendship that was never there before.”

The fan response has also been extremely positive and authentic. The song is eye opening to people who never realized how hard being in the public eye can be. 

One fan stated that, “this is deep. I guess they’ve been wanting to tell the people out there how they felt growing up struggling, but instead, they tried to become what society wanted them to be”.

“Monster” is currently set at #9 on the iTunes charts, and now has over 11 million views on their music video. 

Although this is Bieber and Mendes’ first collaboration together, hopefully it won’t be their last!

Dixie and Charli D’Amelio Respond To The Backlash Over Their “D’Amelio Family Dinner” Video

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On November 16th, the D’Amelio family premiered their ‘mystery dinner guest’ video on YouTube — the first of many, in their upcoming series. 

Their mystery guest ended up being beauty influencer/icon, James Charles. Soon after Charles sat down, Chef Aaron May (the D’Amelio Family chef) began bringing out an array of delicious assortments, such as: a mushroom, plant-based paella, a shrimp and chicken paella, and toasted garlic bread with mushroom, oil, sea salt and fresh tomato.

Charles discussed moving his family out to California, getting along with the Kardashian family, and feeling grateful to have been chosen as the November cover of Vogue: Portugal

Later, Charles admitted that if he weren’t a social media influencer, he would have become a lawyer. That’s when Marc suggested that the two open a law firm together, and name it, “Charles-D’Amelio Law Firm”. 

Everyone loved the name, but Dixie joked that the reason the name sounds good is because it sounds similar to “Charli D’Amelio”.

After joking around for a bit, Dixie picked a black object up from her paella and inspected it. She confirmed with Chef Aaron that it was, indeed, a snail, and Aaron admitted that eating snails are a sign of ‘good fortune’.

So, naturally, Dixie consumed the snail. However, within seconds, she had to leave the table to regurgitate the food. Heidi D’Amelio called the action ‘dramatic’, and Charles was disgusted at the sight of Dixie’s vomit (mostly because he was eating as well. So, seeing anyone vomit during a meal will naturally take away one’s appetite for food).

Meanwhile, Charli was enjoying her food and inquired whether or not Chef Aaron had whipped up some ‘dino nuggets’. 

Marc, Heidi, Charli and James continued their conversation, while Dixie cleaned herself up. Within no time, Dixie was back at the dinner table, consuming her paella (snail-free, this time).

James fit in with the D’Amelio family so organically. He playfully roasted Charli and Dixie, had a legal conversation with Marc, and spoke to Heidi so sweetly, as if she were his second mother. 

Unfortunately, things took a turn when Charli admitted that (during the time of filming) it hasn’t even been a full year since she’s reached one million followers. For those of you who aren’t on TikTok, Charli D’Amelio is the fastest growing TikToker on the app — with 98 million followers in less than a year. 

She then stated that, “I wish I had, like, more time… ‘cause imagine if I hit 100 mil, a year after I hit a mil”.

James Charles clapped back almost immediately.

“Were the 95 not enough for you?”, to which Charli clarified herself.

“Well, I was just.. saying… even numbers”.

It didn’t take long before both of the D’Amelio sisters began to receive public backlash. 

People were sending hate comments and death threats (we won’t be including specific comments, due to the safety and mental well being of the D’Amelio sisters) to Charli and Dixie.

Charli was at 99.5 million followers on TikTok, but following the backlash, people began to unfollow the social media star, — leaving her at 98.2 million followers (she now has 98.4 million).

As for Dixie, TikTok/Instagram users flooded her comment section with accusations that she ‘disrespected’ Chef Aaron, by regurgitating the snail and acting ‘childish’.

In response to the backlash, Dixie posted the following video to TikTok, yesterday:

@dixiedamelio

-video…anyways, not posting this for any other reason than to share the truth of something that was ridiculously blown out of proportion…

♬ original sound – Dixie D’Amelio

She had also apologized to Chef Aaron in the comment section of a TikTokRoom post — though she stated that the chef (as well as her team) convinced her to eat the snail, knowing that Dixie would have the reaction that she had in the YouTube video. She ended the video by asking people not to judge an “out of context, 15-second video”.

As for Charli, she went on an Instagram live to apologize. She was shaking, crying, and having an emotional breakdown, as she asked the public not to send death threats to her, for a ‘misunderstanding’ from the video. 

She also stated that she wasn’t sure if she wanted to continue posting on social media anymore, if this is how people are going to treat her. 

(TW: Death threats and suicide)

Truthfully, nobody deserves death threats. The D’Amelio sisters didn’t directly attack or hurt anyone, and they don’t deserve an influx of hate. 

James Charles tweeted out the following, after the D’Amelio sisters began receiving an outpour of negative backlash:

Chef Aaron also spoke to The Hollywood Fix about the situation, and admitted that the snail bit was set up to get a dramatic reaction out of Dixie, and that he has no ill will towards the D’Amelio sisters, whatsoever. 

The Bachelorette Continues, As The Contestants Get Progressively Honest

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Tayshia admitted that Brendan has set the bar very high for the other men during the last one on one date (See previous article for a recap of last week’s episode).

However, last night started a new week with the men, and Tayshia was looking forward to her upcoming group date. 

The group date consisted of: Montel, Ivan, Demar, Ben, Chasen, Ed, Joe, and Bennett and their goal during this date was to prove that they were ‘grown a** men’. There were several rounds throughout this challenge: an intellectual round, a physical strength round, and a ‘breakfast in bed’ round. 

Most of them did well. However, although Bennett had attended Harvard University, he lacked in the Mathematics and English department. As for the physical strength round, all participated except for Bennett. The reason he was unable to participate was due to a former athletic injury. 

Ben Smith excelled during the physical round. The ‘breakfast in bed’ round was quite interesting. There were mimosas, eggs & bacon, and would it really be an ABC reality-dating show, without a shirtless man?

The ‘man child’ award was presented to Ed, who took the fake baby like a champ. He accepted it with pride, which Tayshia appreciated. 

After the other contestants were able to breathe, it was time for the ‘grown man’ award. There were some men that were confident in themselves, but things took a sharp turn when Bennett was presented with the award.

According to Tayshia, Bennett bounced back with that romantic gesture. Unfortunately, not everyone was too supportive of Bennett’s win. Chasen admitted that he was annoyed at how ‘classless’ Bennett was acting. Yikes. (Just wait. It gets even more heated.)

Later on, not only did Chasen and Bennett discuss their indifferences, but Ed chimed in as well. He admitted that Chasen had fraud-like qualities, and that everything that he said to Tayshia was ‘recycled’ content that he previously uttered to Clare. 

Ed felt so strongly about Chasen’s motive, that he brought up the topic to Tayshia. He also warned Tayshia that Chasen may have utilized his appearance on “The Bachelorette” for internet fame. 

Tayshia brought this up to Chasen, and Chasen didn’t accept this well. He confronted Ed immediately after his conversation with Tayshia, and it almost seemed like a fight was ready to break out. However, in that moment, Tayshia walked in and the men sat back down.

The group date rose was given to Ivan, and although he was happy, Ben was disappointed that he didn’t receive the rose (even after he poured his heart out to Tayshia).

During the cocktail party, Tayshia pulled Chasen aside to discuss the [almost] physical altercation between him and Ed. Following that conversation, Chasen pulled Ed aside to try and clear the air, but Ed continued to circle the conversation. Zac C. had to interrupt their conversation to break it up.

At the rose ceremony, everyone got a rose… except for Montel, Jay and Peter. 

The following day was a new day, and a new group date. The date took place in a boxing arena, and consisted of: Eazy, Brendan, Joe, Jordan, Spencer, Ben, Ed, and Chasen.

Wells Adams co-hosted the wrestling match with Chris Harrison.

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Adams appeared on Season 12 of “The Bachelorette” and was also a contestant on Season 3 of “Bachelor In Paradise”, before being eliminated in Week 6. Adams later found love with actress, Sarah Hyland, and the two are now engaged

There were five total rounds:

  1. Eazy vs. Joe (Eazy won)
  2. Brendan vs. Jordan (Jordan won)
  3. Spencer vs. Ben (Draw)
  4. Ed vs. Chasen (Ed forfeited)
  5. Noah vs. Chasen (Chasen won)

After Ed forfeited, Noah hopped the fence to replace Ed. After a close and (almost dangerous) fight, Chasen won the event and got to spend some quality time with Tayshia. 

Although Noah lost, he did get invited to the after party with Tayshia and the rest of the men on the group date. The other men weren’t too happy with that decision, but they talked amongst themselves about it, rather than bringing it up to Tayshia.

During the after party, although some of the men kissed Tayshia, she made the first move when it came to Brandon. It was very apparent that she’s very smitten, when spending one-on-one time with him.  

Noah got the group date rose, after he *gasp* shaved his iconic mustache for true love.

Naturally, all of the men on the group date were annoyed, and Ed announced that he was going to confront Noah in front of the whole house.

Stay tuned next week, because things are about to get even messier. Whew.

Candace Owens Responds To Harry Styles Backlash In A Lengthy Instagram Video

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On November 13th, Harry Styles took to Instagram, to announce that he will be on December’s cover of Vogue. The photo is of Harry blowing a balloon, and looking absolutely amazing in a white and black dress. 

Styles has worn dresses and pantsuits in the past, and he’s known for defying the gender normative. 

At the 2019 Met Gala, Styles blew fans away, when he showed up in a beautiful sheer blouse, black nail polish, and a white pearl earring. 

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Well, soon after Vogue announced that Styles would be their December cover photo, fans went crazy.

Unfortunately, not everyone had such a positive reaction. In fact, author and conservative commentator, Candace Owens, tweeted out the following, in response to Styles’ Vogue cover:

After receiving hundreds of hate comments, Owens decided to clarify her opinion, via Instagram. In an 8-minute video posted on her profile, Owens discusses her “bring back manly men” tweet.

She began by stating that her tweet wasn’t meant to be directed at Harry Styles, but more so towards Vogue, and “the culture in general, that are trying to shove this down our throats”. 

Owens then goes on to state her opinion about men in dresses, and how she doesn’t agree with the concept. According to Owens, outside of Hollywood, any man seen in a dress is assumed to have “mental issues”.

She then went on to say that she wouldn’t want her children around men in dresses, but that she has ‘nothing against Harry Styles’, and that she likes his music and thinks that he ‘seems like a nice enough kid’.

The video didn’t end at Harry Styles, though. Owens went on to take shots at Cardi B, for promoting the “WAP” to ‘young, teenage girls’ on TikTok, and she also called out Miley Cyrus for “promoting abortion”. 

(In June of 2019, Cyrus posted an Instagram photo of her licking a cake. The writing on the cake read, “Abortion is healthcare”).

Owens ended her Instagram video by comparing Hollywood to Satanic rituals, because “nothing good has come out of Hollywood”, and that [to paraphrase her quote] Hollywood destroys the lives and mental well being of celebrities everywhere. She leaves the public with one last thought to ponder: “Examine the personal lives of celebrities. Tell me if that’s a life that you aspire to have. I actually have a question. Do you think that person is happy?”.

Actress/activist, Olivia Wilde, got called out towards the end of Owens’ video — when all Wilde did was respond to Owens’ initial tweet:

When speaking ill of any celebrity — especially a progressive celebrity (whose goal is to initiate a positive safe space), you should know that an entire fandom will be there to stand up for them.

The Harry Styles/One Direction fandom responded to Owens’ “clarification” video with some opinions of their own:

Celebrities also stuck up for the ideology of men breaking the stereotypical normative:

Although Styles has yet to comment on Owens’ tweet/video, it’s apparent that no one will alter his mindset. He’s going to keep living his life to the fullest, whilst doing the things that make him the happiest (as he should).