The likes of TikTok “stars“ Addison Rae were smart to pivot from lazily busting out Ambien moves for her millions of followers to joining Hollywood in taking a machete to some people’s tweenhood classics. Because as Addison butchers She’s All That, Donald Trump has cut one of TikTok’s arteries by throwing down an executive order, which bans TikTok from app stores, starting on Sunday. Another Chinese-owned app, WeChat, will also be pulled. This is just Trump’s latest shanking in his war against TikTok. If only scientists called coronavirus “TikTok” from the get-go, he would’ve taken it seriously and ended that bitch by now.
This week started out with Jennifer Lopez saying that her first two marriages didn’t really count. Now the Today show is following suit and saying that flashing sex toy giver and over-all giver of the creeps, Matt Lauer, is being erased from their history (which is hard to do because he was basically the face of the show for 20 years). Today celebrated the 25th anniversary of their move to their current studio (they will really celebrate anything) this morning, and they mentioned nearly every past member of Today, except for Matt Lauer.
BBC Radio 2 has apparently quietly dropped Michael Jackson‘s song catalog from airing on the station ahead of the premiere of the two-part documentary Leaving Neverland, which starts airing on HBO tonight and on Channel 4 in the UK on Wednesday. Leaving Neverland, in case you don’t already know, shows the sad and fucked up account of the abuse that MJ allegedly afflicted upon James Safechuck and Wade Robson when they were children. That documentary has caused BBC radio to ban all things recorded by the singularly sparkling gloved one.
It’s a real bitch to basic betches from the U.S., when they visit the Great Wall of China and can’t post some pseudo-offensive photo to Facebook, pretending to be a samurai, because it’s banned. Well, now they can’t even pair their trip to Shanghai with a Justin Bieber concert where he refuses to sing his songs, because he’s viewed as just as much of a cultural threat as that “poke” button! China has likely been disgraced by him since they thought he looked too much like a P.F. Chang’s menu in his outfit (pictured above) to the 2015 Met Gala “China: Through The Looking Glass.”
I don’t know if there’s a Chinese equivalent to “COME TO BRAZIL, QUEEN.” But if there is, it’s something that will be put on hiatus indefinitely. The Guardian is reporting that China allegedly considers Lady Gaga a “hostile foreign force” and has banned her.
But first, let me answer the question in your head: No, that is not Ben Affleck in the background to the right. That dude’s chichis aren’t nearly as plump and calzone-esque enough for him to be Batffleck.
A few months ago, 29-year-old professional tennis player and gummy candy mogul Maria Sharapova announced that she was told by the International Tennis Federation that she had to temporarily put down her racket after she tested positive for a banned drug. Maria admitted to taking some shit called “meldonium,” which was put on the ITF’s banned list last year. The ITF banned it because they said there’s some evidence that athletes use it as a performance-enhancing drug. Maria said that her doctor prescribed her the drug for a magnesium deficiency and she’s been taking it since 2006. In January, the ITF sent out an e-mail of all the banned drugs for 2016. Maria admits to getting the email, but said she didn’t read it. I bet Maria has hired a full-time e-mail reader to read every line of every e-mail she gets, because that temporary suspension has become a 2-year ban.