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Demi Lovato Doubles Down on Yogurt Shop Controversy

This is a follow-up to the three posts on the subject: part one, part two, and part three.

Instead of apologizing to The Bigg Chill, the small Los Angeles business that she called out for having sugar-free cookie options (and mistakenly assumed was a product of diet culture), Demi Lovato took to Instagram live to defend her position on why she continues to be a spokesperson for people with eating disorders and why she wants to stand up for the little girl inside of her who received such constant harmful messaging. It's a strange and prickly rant in which she fails to hold herself accountable for targeting a small business as a celebrity (many of her fans sent threats to the business owner), completely misunderstanding the purpose of having sugar-free items, and once again making it all about her.

This rant also came after she lied about the packaging that had upset her; TMZ released exclusive DMs you can read here. Apparently Demi tried to use an old image including a protein cookie with "guilt free" packaging to explain what set her off, but the store hasn't carried the product since 2016, so she deliberately lied about what she found triggering at the store.

Demi's friend Jameela Jamil also stepped in to defend her in a series of Instagram stories:

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YouTube has demonetized James Charles

The makeup "guru", "star", ? has been demonitized by Youtube after multiple accusations of sexual misconduct by men and boys.

However, it's only Temporary, and youtube has not said how long he is to be demonietized. YouTube may take action against creators who intend to cause "malicious harm to others" or who cause "real world harm" via abuse or violence, cruelty, or participating in fraudulent or deceptive behavior. (Apparently only one in a million)

This follows the breakup of his partnership with Morphe, in which neither side really took responsibility.



Wellness influencers and TikTok users are smoking flowers as 🍁 and 🚬 alternatives

Rose petals, raspberry leaves, and chamomile are turning popular as herbal cigarettes among wellness influencers and those looking to kick their tobacco addiction.

Herbal cigarettes have been a thing since forever in Asia, but now are taking Instagram and TikTok by storm as a trend. Sold in aesthetic packages with with a wide range of plants, like mugwort, lavender, mullein, damiana, blue lotus, peppermint and skullcap. Believed to be non-addictive, peddled as “tools to help through addictive relationships with weed or tobacco.” They’re featured on TikTok in aesthetic videos where users create an ethereal ambiance.

Some claiming the benefits of smoking them, chamomile, for example, supposedly helps with insomnia and acne. However due to a lack of scientific research, there are concerns on the effects of the substances when inhaled.

Favorite plant to smoke, ONTD?

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Good Girls 4x07 Promo "Carolyn with a Y"

Ruby and Annie get frustrated with Beth. Things change when Rio asks Beth to recruit a new team member. Stan is wary of involving Beth in new business. Annie is convinced to pull Ben from private school.


Anyone else still watching this show? There's definitely been some fan service the last couple of episodes..
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Demi Lovato tries to take down small business but it Backfires

Demi Lovato had no mf'ing chill trying to take down a small business due to promoting 'diet culture' but it Backfires as business booms! “For the past 36 years, our small woman-owned business has catered to anyone who’s come through the door. Whether they are diabetic, vegan, gluten-free, or just wanting a decadent dessert," says The Bigg Chill. Demi was not cool for the summer coming after a small business, especially in a pandemic. The problematic and insensitive camp rock star also got herself into trouble earlier this month. When asked about dmx's overdose she answered and made it about herself.


Peaky Blinders Salutes Helen McCrory As Filming Resumes

The set of Peaky Blinders has paid tribute to Helen McCrory, who passed away from cancer on Friday. After filming shut down following the announcement of her death, they are back to work today and saluting Helen.

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Damian Lewis also paid tribute to his wife with an essay for the Sunday Times.

  • While many were praising Helen McCrory the actor, he wanted to praise Helen the person.

  • She was innately kind, overtipped, and consciously spread happiness. Even on her deathbed, when talking to her carers and nurses, she repeatedly said, “thank you so much” in her half delirious state.

  • Damian recalls a potentially awkward conversation with Lauren Bacall during Helen's run of Uncle Vanya, where Bacall confused her with costar Emily Watson. Helen responded by calling her Ms Hepburn, which cracked Bacall up.

  • She had prepared their children for her death, saying, “Don’t be sad, because even though I’m about to snuff it, I’ve lived the life I wanted to.” She wanted the family to live and be happy, telling them, “I want Daddy to have girlfriends, lots of them, you must all love again, love isn’t possessive, but you know, Damian, try at least to get though the funeral without snogging someone.”

  • He ends the essay by calling Helen a meteor in their lives, and quoting the Maya Angelou poem Phenomenal Woman.

You can read the whole piece here.

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'Ginny & Georgia’ Renewed For Season 2 At Netflix

Netflix revealed that the first season was watched by 52M subscribers in its first 28 days with particularly strong performance in the U.S., Australia, Brazil and Kenya.

The second season will comprise of another 10 episodes and will be produced in Toronto, Canada.


I can think of one person who isn't happy about this renewal...

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'Spaceman' Cast Assembles Around Adam Sandler

Carey Mulligan, Paul Dano and Kunal Nayyar are set to join the cast of the upcoming Netflix film Spaceman, starring Adam Sandler and directed by Johan Renck (Chernobyl).

The plot: An astronaut heads to the edge of the galaxy as his life begins to crumble. There, as his mind starts to slip, a creature from the beginning of time appears to him.

Colby Day is adapting the script from the Jaroslav Kalfar novel Spaceman of Bohemia.

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BTS x McDonalds Meal! (an iconic collab???)

Our kings of eating at chain restaurants while overseas have scored their very own McDonalds meal!

What will it consist of? Let's look at the USA today article.

The meal includes a 10-piece Chicken McNuggets, medium fries, a medium Coke – and, for the first time in the U.S. – Sweet Chili and Cajun dipping sauces. McDonald's says the sauces are inspired by popular recipes from its restaurants in South Korea, where the boy band is from.

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So what say you, ONTD? Will you be picking up this meal? Only if McDonalds gives you a photocard with the meal? Give me all your thoughts!

Also please post all your favorite BTS x McDonald's memes. I have seen a lot of good ones!