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Does Charlie D’Amelio Support the TikTok Ban in the US?

Charlie D’Amelio states there are other apps if TikTok isn’t in the picture.



Does Charlie D'Amelio Support the TikTok Ban in the US?

Amidst the news that TikTok might be banned in the United States, popular TikToker Charlie D’Amelio‘s reaction might have irked the fans in the wrong way.

D’Amelio is a 19-year-old internet personality who became the most followed personality on TikTok through her viral dance videos.

However, this internet personality has been dethroned from the first position after Khaby Lame took the spot. Nonetheless, due to her extreme popularity in TikTok, she has been able to make a stable career out of it, snagging major brand deals, appearing in shows, and more.

D’Amelio’s success is directly linked with the TikTok app. Therefore, many were a bit disappointed due to her reaction to the recent ban news.

Did Charlie D’Amelio turn her back on TikTok?

In an interview with Shopify’s D’Amelio Footwear Pop-Up, D’Amelio talked about the possible US ban. Her response was pretty positive, and she said that there are other apps if TikTok isn’t in the picture.

She also implied that the situation will be similar to Vine, who died back in the 2010s. She claimed that social media comes and goes, and there will always be new apps, new people, and exciting new trends.

After her response went around the internet, many were quick to criticize her for her nonchalant response. They were disappointed that she didn’t care much about the impact the TikTok ban would have on millions of people and small businesses.

They claimed that she completely turned her back on TikTok, the same app that got her the fame she has now. On a TikTok that discussed this matter, one fan wrote: “She actin like TikTok didn’t make her.”

Similarly, another fan wrote, “Charlie D’Amelio doesn’t care anymore since she isn’t number 1 anymore🙏😭.” D’Amelio might have meant well, but has been gaining a lot of negative reviews from people.

The D’Amelio family might not want TikTok to ban

Although Charlie gave a nonchalant response to the ban on TikTok, her father Marc D’Amelio has been speaking against the ban. In an interview with CNBC, he said, “I don’t want it banned, but it could happen, and if it does, we’re already planning accordingly.”

However, Marc also talked about the need for diversification and how their family had already anticipated this after what happened with Vine. During the interview, he also shoots words of praise for the platform stating there is no other algorithm like theirs that understands users’ interests better than others.

He said, “TikTok is like lightning in a bottle. It still speaks to me.” Through the interview, people understood the D’Amelio family’s stance in the current TikTok ban scenario.

Although the family does not want the platform to disappear, they are ready to embrace alternative social media accounts in the future.

How did Charlie D’Amelio get famous in TikTok?

D’Amelio started her TikTok account back in 2019, posting her first TikTok in July of that year. She started posting content daily and quickly realized the fame it brought her.

Within six months of posting content, she already had 5 million followers. Her content mostly comprised of creative dance routines that would make others follow the same routine under her videos.

Charlie D'Amelio

After following the trends and getting famous, D’Amelio started becoming a trend herself. In November of 2020, she hit 100 million followers, and she was the first person to hit that milestone in the app.

D’Amelio and her sister also joined a group of famous TikTokers and named themselves Hype House. The group of famous TikTokers stayed in the same house and posted videos with each other, adding to each other’s fame.

The internet personality soon increased her followers to a maximum, becoming the most followed personality on TikTok. As per sources, her income from a single TikTok video amounts to $48,000, which is an incredible amount of money.

Stemming from her very popular TikTok career, D’Amelio was signed by the management company, Outshine Talent. She also got to perform alongside Bebe Rexha on the opening act for the Jonas Brothers in 2019.

Charlie D'Amelio

She then extended her reach from TikTok to other social media platforms like YouTube and Instagram and posted content regularly. She also became the brand ambassador for Dunkin’ Donuts and has partnered with big brands like Abercrombie & Fitch and Simmons Bedding Company.

Thanks to her popularity on social media, D’Amelio has her docuseries named The D’Amelio Show, where she appeared alongside her famous family. She also appeared on the thirty-first season of Dancing with the Stars and won the title alongside Mark Ballas.

Why is TikTok getting banned in the US?

Lawmakers across the country have been concerned about China’s influence over TikTok. They are afraid that the company that handles the app, ByteDance can be forced by the Chinese government to hand over the data of US users.

TikTok has been assuring that the data of its US users are safe and shielded from its employees in China, but that hasn’t slowed down the concerns. In an investigation by the Wall Street Journal in January, they found that the data was unofficially being shared in China.

The US House of Representatives has now passed the bill providing ByteDance six months to sell the company or TikTok would be banned in the US. The bill is currently in the process to finalize after it clears the Senate and is signed by the president.

US President Joe Biden has publicly announced that he will sign the bill if it reaches his desk. This will give TikTok six months to give its decision before facing a ban.


Three True-Crime Documentaries Coming to Netflix in April 2024

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Three True-Crime Documentaries Coming to Netflix in April 2024

Netflix has a wide range of TV shows and movies.

Alongside them, Netflix also hosts a lot of documentaries. It has a wide range of documentaries but the true-crime genre is the one that has its audience sitting on the edge of their seats.

There are various true-crime documentaries and docuseries on the platform, including American Nightmare, Girl in the Picture, Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich, Tiger King, and Don’t F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer, among others.

In April 2024, various documentaries and docuseries are coming to Netflix. However, the three most anticipated true-crime shows are — What Jennifer Did, Crime Scene Berlin: Nightlife Killer, and Files of the Unexplained

Here is all we know about it.

‘What Jennifer Did’ 

What Jennifer Did is an upcoming documentary directed by Jenny Popplewell, the creator of another famous Netflix documentary, American Murder: The Family Next Door.

What Jennifer Did digs into the frightening story of Jennifer Pan, who plotted to murder her parents. The crime, disguised as a heist gone wrong, unravels through police interrogation film and interviews, showing Pan’s network of lies leading up to the incident.

Pan is a Canadian woman who was convicted of a 2010 kill-for-hire attack on her parents, which killed her mother and injured her father. The crime occurred at the Pan house in Unionville, Markham, Ontario, in the Greater Toronto Area. 

According to her exact account, several gunmen entered the house, forcefully retrained her and her parents, then shot them. Her father, Huei Hann, was sent to the hospital, and her mother, Bich Ha, died instantaneously.

A whole new image appears as the law enforcement personnel piece together the facts. Pan plotted the entire operation with her drug dealer boyfriend, Daniel Wong, whom her parents had forbidden her from dating. 

This motivated her to seek his help and devise a plan to murder her parents. This threatening notion was carried out in the form of a burglary, with Pan as the victim. The documentary will also concentrate on her arrest and the legal processes.

What Jennifer Did will be released on April 10, 2024.

‘Crime Scene Berlin: Nightlife Killer’ 

As the name of the documentary suggests, Crime Scene Berlin: Nightlife Killer is based on true events that occurred in Berlin. The series examines the case of several odd and unusual killings.

In 2012, three guys were murdered and robbed in Berlin after being unintentionally drugged. While the murderer was called ‘The Darkroom Murderer’ at the time, just one occurred in a dark room at a homosexual bar in Berlin. 

‘Crime Scene Berlin: Nightlife Killer’ will be released on April 3, 2024.

‘Crime Scene Berlin: Nightlife Killer’ will be released on April 3, 2024. (Source: Netflix)

However, the murderer did look for guys in and around the city’s party scene to prey on victims. Only when one of his targets survived his attack and the assassin attempted to purchase a train ticket with one of the deceased men’s credit cards did the inquiry begin to narrow.

Jan Zabeil and Caroline Schaper directed this true crime show and Netflix will begin streaming the series on April 3, 2024. 

‘Files of the Unexplained’

Files of the Unexplained is an upcoming terrifying eight-episode docu-series that talks about strange encounters, weird disappearances, disturbing incidents, the mystery of mutilated feet washing up, and more. 

This investigative documentary series examines genuine stories that defy explanations and talk about witnessing weird encounters and strange events. 

Files of the Unexplained kind of dives into a similar area as its previous documentaries like Unsolved Mysteries, Haunted, and 28 Days Haunted. According to its plot on Netflix, the series is described as “Eerie encounters, bizarre disappearances, haunting events, and more perplexing phenomena are explored in this chilling investigative docuseries.”

The docuseries will be released on April 3, 2024.

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‘Cowboy Carter’ — Everything You Need to Know About Beyonce’s New Album

The album will be released on March 29, 2024.




‘Cowboy Carter’ — Everything You Need to Know About Beyonce’s New Album

When Beyoncé announced her 2022 album Renaissance, she made it clear that it was merely the first installment of a multi-act body of work.

And now, after over two years of waiting, the singer has revealed that Act II is on the way — Cowboy Carter. Cowboy Carter, also known as Act II: Cowboy Carter or just Act II, is Beyoncé’s eighth studio album, set to be released on March 29, 2024, by Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records. 

It is the second chapter of Beyoncé’s trilogy project, developed during the COVID-19 epidemic, and follows Renaissance (2022).

The then-untitled album was first announced on February 11, 2024, during Super Bowl LVIII, when Verizon Communications aired a Super Bowl commercial, titled ‘Can’t B Broken,’ in which Beyoncé tried to ‘break the Internet’ by doing increasingly outlandish means —  from releasing a jazz saxophone record and performing on top of the Las Vegas Sphere to building an AI version of herself and launching a “Barbey” doll collection.

After all of the ideas failed, Beyoncé closed the advertisement by saying, “Okay, they ready. Drop the new music.” Following the broadcast, the singer shared a preview video for Act II on Instagram. 

The video paid tribute to the 1984 movie, Paris, Texas, which mentions border blasters, and incorporates Chuck Berry’s 1955 song ‘Maybellene.’ The singer’s official website was updated the same day, announcing her eighth studio album, Act II, which would be released on March 29, 2024.

The album’s two main singles, ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’ and ‘16 Carriages,’ were then made available for digital download and streaming. On March 12, 2024, Beyoncé stated that the album would be called Cowboy Carter via a teaser poster with a western saddle and sash. 

She released the album cover on Instagram on March 19, 2024, and teased surprises and collaborations on the album. On March 20, 2024, she unveiled a limited edition unique cover featuring a ribbon that says “act ii BEYINCÉ,” referring to a generational family surname.

On March 27, 2024, she unveiled the album’s tracklist via a themed poster. She shared a graphic on Instagram of the album’s tracklist, which was inspired by classic Chitlin’ Circuit posters. 

Cover of Beyoncé’s eighth studio album, ‘Cowboy Carter.’

Cover of Beyoncé’s eighth studio album, ‘Cowboy Carter.’ (Source: Instagram)

It includes the titles “Dolly P” and “Smoke Hour Willie Nelson,” implying possible collaborations with Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson. Similarly, ‘Jolene,’ was written on the poster, which netizens believe is a cover or reinterpretation of the Parton’s song of the same name.

‘The Linda Martell Show,’ has also been mentioned on the poster, possibly referring to the first Black woman to achieve commercial success in the country genre. 

The themed poster revealing the album’s tracklist has been confusing a lot of netizens. The following things have been mentioned on the poster, so possibly, these are the songs on the album.

They are —  ‘Texas Hold ‘Em,’ ‘16 Carriages,’ ‘Ameriican Requiem,’ ‘Blackbiird,’ ‘Protector,’ ‘My Rose,’ ‘Bodyguard,’ ‘Daughter,’ ‘Spaghettii,’ ‘Alliigator Tears,’ ‘Smoke Hour Willie Nelson,’ ‘Smoke Hour II,’ ‘Just for Fun,’ ‘II Most Wanted,’ ‘Levii’s Jeans,’ ‘Flamenco,’ ‘Ya Ya,’ ‘Oh Louisiana,’ ‘Desert Eagle,’ ‘Riiverdance,’ ‘Tyrant,’ ‘II Hands II Heaven,’ ‘Sweet Honey Buckin’,’ ‘Amen,’ ‘Jolene,’ and ‘The Linda Martell Show.’ 

It looks like we will only get to know the collaborations and tracklist of Cowboy Carter after its release on March 29, 2024.

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‘Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2’ Debuted With 100% Rotten Tomatoes

“A drastic improvement over its novel predecessor.”




‘Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2’ Debuted With 100% Rotten Tomatoes

When Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey was released back on March 10, 2023, it was not received well. 

It was neither liked by critics nor the audience. At the time of writing, it has 3% on Tomatometer out of 62 reviews and a 50% audience score.

Looking at the previous installment, many believed that the second movie — Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 — would not do well. However, it came with a massive comeback.

It debuted with 100% on Tomatometer and at the time of writing, it has 56% with 18 reviews. One of the critics wrote, “Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 is a drastic improvement over its novel predecessor, even if it suffers from some of the same problems.”

“This flawed but enjoyable sequel defies expectations — albeit low ones — and outperforms its predecessor on most levels,” another critic quipped.

By the looks of it, the audience is loving the second movie more than the first. It has an 83% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes with over 250 audience reviews.

Giving reviews on the movie, one netizen wrote, “Really fun twist on a classic. Directing acting and plot was fantastic. Not corny like most movies just fun and worth the watch.”

“This sequel was incredibly enjoyable! Despite my appreciation for the first film, this one surpassed it 1000% with its fantastic kills, (so much fun brutal, gory kills) the enhanced appearance of Pooh and friends, and a captivating storyline that kept me interested throughout. I’m eager to add this movie to my collection,” another commented. 

Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 is a 2024 British indie horror film directed by Rhys Frake-Waterfield and written by Matt Leslie. It is the second installment in the Twisted Childhood Universe (TCU) and a follow-up to Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey (2023), a horror reinterpretation of A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard’s Winnie-the-Pooh stories. 

The film stars Scott Chambers as Christopher Robin and Ryan Oliva as the eponymous figure, with Tallulah Evans, Eddy MacKenzie, Lewis Santer, Marcus Massey, and Simon Callow in support. 

In a June 2022 interview with Dread Central, Frake-Waterfield showed interest in making a sequel to Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey, stating that he wants to ramp it up even more, go even crazier, and go even more extreme. In September 2023, teaser photographs were revealed revealing the new character Owl. 

The film contains a fresh cast and character designs, and it is set in the Ashdown town rather than the Hundred Acre Wood. Furthermore, the character Tigger, who was absent from the original film, reappeared after entering the public domain in January 2024.

The film’s budget was first rumored to be five times bigger than its predecessor, it was subsequently revealed that the budget had climbed to ten times that of the previous picture. Shaune Harrison, who has previously worked on the Harry Potter franchise and Game of Thrones, was the film’s monster and gore designer, while Paula Anne Booker oversaw the special effects. 

In the movie, Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Owl’s house and life are jeopardized as Robin discovers their presence. Not wishing to remain in the shadows any longer, the group resolves to go on a rampage through Robin’s native village of Ashdown to exact their retribution once and for all.

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