Blackpink’s Jennie Entangled in The Weeknd’s ‘The Idol’ Chaos
Production crew said, “It was like three or four lines per episode for her.”
Despite the hype surrounding her acting debut, it appears that Blackpink’s Jennie has minimal screen time in the upcoming HBO series, The Idol.
Although the production challenges faced by HBO’s upcoming series, The Idol, director Sam Levinson managed to attract a star-studded cast for the show’s reshoots in May 2022.
Notably, he added Rachel Sennott, Dan Levy, Hank Azaria, Moses Sumney, and producer Mike Dean to the cast. However, the biggest addition was K-pop superstar Jennie.
Blackpink’s Jennie has minimal screen time in the upcoming series, The Idol. (Source: jennierubyjane/Instagram)
Although teasers showed her in several scenes, sources from the production crew alleged that the K-pop star has minimal screen time and an inconsequential story arc.
Crew members claimed to Rolling Stone that Jennie barely has any air time and further said, “It was like three or four lines per episode for her. They didn’t let her talk that much. Her job was to sit there [and] look pretty, basically.”
This news may come as a disappointment to her fans, who were excited to see her on-screen in a supporting role, but it remains to be seen how her character will fit into the overall narrative of the show.
A fan noted, “So basically, Jennie gave The Idol ALL the hype and this is how they decided to treat her…?”
Another fan tweeted, “Idk if it’s true or not but yeah them taking jennie in the idol is a huge publicity stunt and jennie is obviously pretty. She can sit, look pretty and everyone will still talk about her.”
The Weeknd’s ‘The Idol’ scandal explained
The Weeknd’s The Idol has been making headlines, with production delays and rumors of creative struggles plaguing the upcoming HBO series.
Initially set to premiere in the fall of 2021, the show has been shrouded in secrecy, with no concrete release date yet announced.
Sources close to the production have revealed to Rolling Stone that the show was plagued by delays, reshoots, and rewrites, with director Amy Seimetz leaving the project with 80% of the series finished.
After Levinson took over as director, he reportedly scrapped Seimetz’s approach to the story, making it less about a troubled starlet fighting against a predatory industry figure and more of a degrading love story that some crew members found offensive.
According to five production sources, most of the crew from the first shoot did not return when production resumed in May 2022.
The crew was very worried about Levinson changing the show’s original message and turning it into a warped and jarring drama that lost its overall impact.
“It was a show about a woman who was finding herself sexually, turned into a show about a man who gets to abuse this woman and she loves it,” the sources claimed.
According to three sources with knowledge of the situation, there were several unsettling sexual and physically violent scenes between Depp and Tesfaye’s characters in Levinson’s scripts.
Seimetz’s version of The Idol was also intended to have graphic material, including sex scenes and nudity, but Levinson drastically increased the amount of sexual material as per sources.
The delay and alleged creative struggles have left fans and industry insiders wondering what the final version of The Idol will look like and when it will finally make it to air.
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Alabama Barker Says She Is Dropping Her Makeup Line in 2023
All about Alabama Barker’s upcoming make-up line.
Alabama Barker, an internet personality, is set to launch her own makeup line this year.
Life and Style Magazine reported in December 2021 that Barker was launching a makeup line.
The report came after a fan commented on one of her TikTok videos, “If you made a makeup line, I would literally buy every product double,” to which Barker replied, “I am, babe,” with several cute emojis.
Barker recently revealed the launch date for her makeup line. On March 22, 2023, the internet personality posted the story to ask her question.
Following the story, many of her fans bombarded her with questions, one of which was, “When are you dropping the makeup line because I’m ready?”
“Very soon!!” said Barker in response to the question. “Coming this year.” Later, the official page of TikTok Insider Info posted the screenshot of Barker’s story and captioned, “#alabamabarker to release a makeup line at some point this year!”
Many of Barker’s fans were overjoyed to hear the news. “I’m actually excited, I can’t lie,” one person said, while another wrote, “Slay, I can’t wait.”
Unfortunately, the internet personality did not reveal details about her line’s release. However, she is surrounded by plenty of businesswomen who can help her. After all, her father, Travis, is married to Kourtney Kardashian.
Barker’s stepmother Kourtney founded Poosh.com, and her sisters, Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian, both own major beauty brands.
Jenner recently added a new product to her beauty line. On March 22, 2023, the 25-year-old entrepreneur launched a mascara line under her Kylash brand. Her volume mascara is designed to give full, lifted, defined lashes that feel weightless. The mascara line has been in development for more than a year. She registered the Kylash trademark in April 2022.
Moreover, according to a TMZ report, Jenner is working on cosmetic preparations, extension fibers, eyelash serums, tints, and eye makeup remover for her line.
Barker might have drawn inspiration from her stepmother’s sister’s success in the cosmetics industry. She also unquestionably received immense support and guidance from the Kardashians.
Alabama Barker’s net worth in 2023
Barker is estimated to have a net worth of $1 million. However, this figure is not verified because her actual earnings and net worth are yet to be revealed.
Barker primarily earns money through her influence as a well-known social media personality. She also makes a good living from her self-titled YouTube channel, which has over 76,700 subscribers and 4.9 million views.
Her channel typically features a variety of content, such as music videos, challenges, DIY, and more.
Alabama Barker leads a unique lifestyle. (Source: Instagram)
Likewise, Barker has over 1.7 million followers on Instagram and 3.5 million followers on TikTok. Due to her popularity, various brands have approached her for a possible brand endorsement deal, allowing her to earn money independently.
The internet personality has also released multiple songs such as ‘Mistletoe,’ ‘Blue Christmas,’ and many more.
Furthermore, Barker is the daughter of American musician Travis, so her lifestyle is lavish. As previously stated, the internet personality is going to release her own line of cosmetics, so her net worth could increase shortly.
Inside Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman’s Height Difference
There is a noticeable height difference between Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are both British actors who are perhaps best known for their roles in the television series Sherlock, which aired from 2010 to 2017.
In the series, Cumberbatch played the title character, Sherlock Holmes, while Freeman portrayed his sidekick, Dr. John Watson. Fans of the show have been obsessed with the height difference between the two actors, with many taking to social media to discuss and comment on it.
According to their IMDB bios, Cumberbatch stands at 6’0″ (183 cm) while Freeman stands at 5’7″ (170 cm). This means there is a noticeable height difference between the two actors when they appear on screen together.
Fans reacted to the height differences
Fans have been discussing the height difference between Cumberbatch and Freeman, and this has been a topic of discussion and memes on social media.
Twitterati has burst with a post that compared the height of these two The Hobbit actors. One Twitter user posted a photo where Cumberbatch and Freeman stood together.
She wrote in the caption, “I’m the same height as martin freeman.. So this is basically mine and benedict Cumberbatch’s heights compared..”
I’m the same height as martin freeman.. So this is basically mine and benedict Cumberbatch’s heights compared.. pic.twitter.com/SzJni0cQxB— Ebony (@EbonyTheZombie) March 12, 2014
The post compared the height of both actors from their hands to their heads.
On a fan page dedicated to Cumberbatch, a photo was posted featuring Coca-Cola bottles of varying heights, with the bottle labeled ‘Ben’ being taller than the one labeled ‘Martin.’
The caption mocked the height of Cumberbatch and Freeman as it read, “even the height difference is accurate…”
The cokes with differing heights labeled with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman’s names (Image Source: Facebook)
Like the meme above, one of the Twitter users tweeted, “Benedict Cumberbatch is 14 Martin Freemans tall.”
In reply to the tweet, another user tweeted, “But when Benedict Cumberbatch takes his shoes off, his mouth is magically level with Martin Freeman’s face. Nature has decreed it so.”
The tall height of Cumberbatch alone has always dragged the attention of the fans. One fan tweeted, “I hate when I’m trying to sleep then I’m overwhelmed with the need to google something, like how tall is Benedict Cumberbatch I need to know.”
Similarly, the other one wrote on Twitter, “So, I just met Benedict Cumberbatch. I can’t stop shaking. How is he so tall? I barely come up to his frickin’ shoulder.”
Something not well between Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman
It’s not surprising that Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are compared to each other, especially since Freeman also played a dwarf in the movie The Hobbit. Along with the fan’s comparison, there was a certain feud seen among the actors.
Mirror, in 2014, also reported that the two actors had a “toxic feud” on the set of the hit TV series Sherlock. According to the article, tensions rose between the two stars due to creative differences and egos. Freeman reportedly felt overshadowed by Cumberbatch’s popularity and the attention his character, Sherlock Holmes, was receiving.
According to the anonymous source, the two actors had a complicated working relationship and barely spoke to each other by the end of the show’s third season. It also suggested that Freeman’s dissatisfaction with the show’s direction may have contributed to his decision to leave after the fourth season.
Freeman, known for his role in The Office, has expressed his dissatisfaction with the overwhelming fan attention that comes with starring in Sherlock.“Being in that show, it is a mini-Beatles thing. People’s expectations, some of it’s not fun anymore,” he said.
In contrast, during an interview with The Telegraph in April 2018, Cumberbatch expressed his disagreement and criticized his co-star’s remarks. He noted, “I’m very grateful for the support, but that’s about it. It takes on its own thing. But that happens with every franchise or entity like this.”
Fans Want Nessa Barrett to Collab with Lana Del Rey and Blackbear
Will Nessa Barrett work with Lana Del Rey and Blackbear in the future?
Fans want American singer Nessa Barrett to collaborate with Lana Del Rey and Mat Musto aka Blackbeard, after they followed each other on Instagram.
Barrett’s fans became excited about the collaboration with Lana Del Rey after she mentioned her name in an interview at the American Music Awards. She was asked, “if you could record with one artist then who would it be?” to which Barrett said, “I feel like Lana. I just love her and I am very inspired by her. She is all over my playlist. I feel like she has just a distinct style. I appreciate her as an artist.”
On November 21, 2022, Variety posted a clip of her interview with the caption, “Nessa Barrett says her dream collaborator is Lana del Rey.” Following the post, many Barretts’ fans expressed their desire to see them in a future album.
One social media user wrote, “omg these two women would be so iconic together,” while another said, “friend I saw you talking about her and now I read this here I also remembered you kkkkk,” in Portuguese.
Barrett and Del Rey started following each other on social media shortly after Barrett mentioned her desire to collaborate with Del Rey. Barrett also followed Blackbear, which his followers noticed right away and expressed their desire for them to collaborate in the music.
Similarly, whore4tea posted a screenshot of their social media account showing that they had recently followed each other and wrote, “First Lana Del Rey followed her, now blackbear?? We need a collaboration!” followed by a smiley and a heart emoji.
Even though fans are excited to see Barrett, Lana Del Rey, and Blackbear working together on new music, the singers have yet to respond.
Nessa Barrett is TikToker turned singer
When Barrett first entered the public eye, she was well-known for her lip-syncing videos, and now, she’s kicked off a pretty massive music career. She first released her piano-based ballad debut single ‘Pain’ in 2020.
Nessa Barrett was interested in music from a young age. (Source: Twitter)
Later in October of the same year, Barrett released her second single, ‘If U Love Me,’ and in August 2021, her song ‘I Hope Ur Miserable Until Ur Dead’ debuted at number 88 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Barrett’s life has revolved around music. “If I’m being honest, music is one of the only ways that I can express myself because I can say so much that’s on my mind without actually saying it,” she said in an interview with the music blog Cool Accidents. “It’s my only outlet, my only coping skill and it does help.”
Blackbear dropped out of high school to pursue a music career
Growing up with a heroin-addicted father, Blackbear found solace and escape in music. He then dropped out of high school to pursue music full-time and began sending demos to people in the music industry.
Later, he received one response from the manager of R&B singer Ne-Yo, who invited the young Mat to Los Angeles to spend a week writing songs with him.
Since then, Blackbear entered the music industry and released various studio albums, including, Deadroses, Help, Digital Druglord, and many more.
Lana Del Rey has had a lifelong interest in music
Del Rey began her career by performing at open mic nights and club gigs. She entered a songwriting competition in 2006; she did not win, but a panel judge assisted her in creating a demo, which led to her signing with the indie label ‘5 Points.’
Later, Del Rey posted self-made music videos for her songs ‘Video Games’ and ‘Blue Jeans’ to YouTube in 2011, with vintage footage interspersed with shots of her singing on her webcam.
After a lengthy career in the music industry, her song ‘Born to Die’ achieved commercial success, charting at number one in 11 countries and debuting at number two on the US Billboard 200 album chart. She has since released several albums, including Born to Die, Ultraviolence, Lust for Life, and many more.
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