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Actor Timothée Chalamet says it's tough being alive for the TikTok generation. The star attended the Venice Film Festival, where his new film Bones & All premiered on Thursday.

Chalamet and 28-year-old actress Taylor Russell play two teenage cannibals who set off on a cross-country road trip in the ’80s American Midwest.

Maren (Russell) and Lee (Chalamet) bond in this romantic story of first love and shared taste for human flesh.

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During the film's press conference in Venice, Italy, Chalamet, 26, said, "To be young now, and to be young whenever - I can only speak for my generation - is to be intensely judged."

"I can't imagine what it is to grow up with the onslaught of social media, and it was a relief to play characters who are wrestling with an internal dilemma absent the ability to go on Reddit, or Twitter, Instagram or TikTok and figure out where they fit in."

He added that social media will eventually lead to a "societal collapse".

"Without casting judgment on that, you can find your tribe there, but I think it's tough to be alive now. I think societal collapse is in the air or it smells like it - and, without being pretentious, that's why hopefully movies matter, because that's the role of the artist... to shine a light on what's going on."

Chalamet fears for his little brother and others who may fall prey to social media's ill effects on society.

"I have a little brother who's 19, 20-ish, and thinking about him in this world, and the self-judgement and judgment of others that people seem so flooded with every day in such a drastic and severe way is so scary, because the hope is that you can find your own compass within all of it and that seems like a difficult task now."

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Taylor is a Canadian actress, best known for her role as Judy Robinson in the Netflix science fiction series Lost in Space (2018–2021). She also starred as Lark Voorhies in the Lifetime television film The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story.

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A popular TikTok couple from Alabama was arrested and charged with murder in the fatal shooting of 29-year-old Dakota Bradshaw in Georgia.

Police arrested Johntae Kavon Collier (right) on August 10, and Eric Dodds (left) on August 16, in Huntsville, Alabama, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Thursday.

Collier and Dodds, both 23, are suspected of killing Bradshaw in his home in Rossville, Georgia, a border town near Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Witnesses described a red truck and a blue Dodge Challenger speeding away from the home around the time of the shooting on August 1.

Collier is being held without bond in the Walker County (Ga.) Jail.

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Both suspects were popular on TikTok, according to The Jasmine Brand.

Collier and Dodds have nearly 800,000 followers on TikTok.

Following Collier's arrest, Dodds took to TikTok to say that Collier is innocent.

"For the past couple of days in the media, I've been seeing a lot of things about John and ya'll are concerned about John. 'Is he okay? Has he harmed anyone?' No, he has not done anything to no one. Ya'll know John - John would not harm a soul..."

He continued: "John is okay. I am okay, you guys. Everything is good. My baby will be home soon."

Dodds launched a GoFundMe page to raise funds for Collier's defense. A few days later, Dodds was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service in Huntsville.

Dodd is in the Limestone County Jail awaiting extradition to Georgia.

Fans left hundreds of messages under Dodds' TikTok video.

One fan wrote:

"Please understand that you two are huge influences in the community and the support behind u two is huge !!! Dnt let it fool you we stand with you all [sic]."

Watch the video below.

@eandjgang Replying to @VeryMuch Chinky trynig my best to hold back my tears ??? i miss my baby hes innocent and he siad he love yall so much and thanks for the concerns ?? #fyp #freejohn #viral #eandj #gofundme ? Stayed Strong - ill Nicky

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Black content creators aren't the only ones suing video-streaming networking service Triller for lack of payment.

Swizz Beatz and Timbaland filed a lawsuit against Triller seeking $28 million in non-payment for a Verzuz rap-battle deal.

The mega music producers say the TikTok rival Triller bought their popular livestream battle show in January 2021. But the $28 million agreed-upon payment was never made.

The duo is suing Triller for breach of contract, citing lack of payments in 2022.

Beatz and Timbaland came up with the concept for Verzuz as a way of passing the time during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns in 2020.

The lip-sync rap battles evolved into respectable music competition between B- and C-list bold name artists, such as Monica and Brandy Norwood.

Beatz and Timbaland say the music app made initial payments in 2021, but then defaulted in January 2022. Triller failed to make a large settlement payment in March of this year.

Triller is also being sued by hundreds of Black content creators who say they have been stiffed out of millions of dollars.

Triller offered as many as 300 Black content creators $14 million to leave TikTok. But many say they are in debt and facing eviction because Triller defaulted on payments.

Triller was poised to become TikTok's biggest competition.

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Tiara Mack, Rhode Island's youngest senator, was suspended from TikTok for posting a video of herself twerking for votes.

In the video, the 28-year-old politician twerks awkwardly while in a handstand.

Mack described the reaction to her twerking video as "misogyny, classism and racism" in a phone interview on Wednesday.

"My behavior on my Twitter, Instagram and TikTok are consistent with a young millennial who is in office and challenging norms," Mack said.

"I'm showing that leadership looks different and welcoming people into the many different facets of my life."

But not everyone agrees with her message. Twitter users called Mack's behavior disgraceful and shameful and they said she had no business being a state senator.

Mack's TikTok account was restored on Wednesday after being suspended on Tuesday.

"My community stands in overwhelming support of me," Mack said, referring to the LGBT+ community. "They know exactly what these attacks are and what these attacks can do, especially for a queer person of color."

Mack, who was elected in 2020, said the video was "a way to show that elected officials can be silly and have fun and enjoy a day off."

She believes the TikTok suspension was politically motivated after she proposed a bill last year that would require Rhode Island schools to provide sex education to children that "affirmatively recognize pleasure based sexual relations, different sexual orientations and be inclusive of same-sex relationships."

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A viral video with over 5 million views on Twitter shows a couple going off on Planet Smoothie employees who refused to serve them one minute before closing.

The TikTok video shows the couple using profanity and threatening to call the corporate office because the workers refused to serve them ice cream one minute before the store closed.

The couple claim they waited in line for 30 minutes before entering the store at 8:29 p.m. But the workers insist they entered at 8:30 - closing time.

"We want to go home," one employee told the irate couple.

As the argument went back and forth, the male threatened a teenage employee. "I want you [outside]," he tells the kid.

Twitter users, who normally side with people who cry racism and discrimination, sided with the employees.

"As customers.. don't walk into a place 1 minute before closing .. just dont," one user tweeted.

Another Twitter user wrote: "58 year old man throwing a hissy fit over sprinkles & coconut shavings lord have mercy."

And a third tweeted: "Ready to beat up a minor over ice cream at 8:29 pm........"

Question: Who's in the wrong here: the Black Karens or the workers?

Watch the video below.




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A Ciara fan encounter video sparked rumors that the mom of three is pregnant with her fourth child.

In a video, TikTok user @lolaloveu5 complimented Ciara on her amazing vocals and her glowing skin. "But you're so beautiful. You just be shining," the fan said, referencing the glow that pregnant women usually have.

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Another TikTok user, @almondmilkfairy, asked @lolaloveu5 if Ciara was pregnant.

"Wait, when was this taken? I didn't know she's currently pregnant?" To which @lolaloveu5 responded, "A day ago! I just found out too."

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After the rumor spread like wildfire online, @lolaloveu5 clarified, "In my defense, I didn't even see she was pregnant. When I said I just found out it cuz y'all pointed it out to me. I had no bad intentions."

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The rumors came weeks after Ciara's husband Russell Wilson was traded to the Denver Broncos from the Seattle Seahawks.

It seems Ciara is hesitant to expand her family because she turns 37 in October. Doctors warn that pregnant women over 35 are high-risk and their unborn babies may face complications.

Watch the video below.

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Teyana Taylor is following in Cardi B's footsteps and threatening bloggers who lie (cap) about her personal home life.

According to Lovebscott, it all started when someone sent a fake story to a popular TikTok blogger who reenacts "unconfirmed stories & parodies" in videos.

In the reenactment, the TikTok blogger, @klatschhh, portrayed an unnamed singer "with two daughters" who watches her husband Iman Shumpert on "Dancing with the Stars."

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As you know, Iman Shumpert won DWTS last year.

Supposedly, the unnamed singer took an overdose of nose candy and wound up in the hospital. If you recall, Teyana posted a photo of herself in an emergency room after working herself to exhaustion on tour.
 
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In a social media post, Teyana threatened the TikTok blogger with legal action and advised her to "have her court coin ready." She was further outraged that the troll sent the fake story to a white woman during Black History Month.

Via Complex.com:

"The person who sent in this CAP ass TikTok story is a fool, the person who 're-enacted' this CAP ass story is a fool (she better have her court coin ready) but the people who believed the CAP ass story are the biggest fools smh,” Teyana wrote in a since-deleted post responding to the accusations. "Y'all allow a YT girl to pull some shit like this during Black History Month???"

NOBODY AND I MEAN ABSOLUTELY NOBODY CAN MAKE PETUNIA OVERDOSE ON A DAMN THING," she said. "I'd kill @imanshumpert fine ass, put him in a nice suit and bury him my damn self before I EVER let him or ANYBODY to push me to do drugs or take myself out."

Ppl are dying, police are still killing our brothers, our brothers are still killing our brothers, Black women are still the most disrespected & unprotected women in the world," she wrote. "Kids are still [getting] trafficked. We got bigger fucking fish to fry here y’all. Get focused damn smh. Now carry on. Nothing to see here."

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A woman who asked TikTok to help her find a handsome guy who flirted with her was heartbroken to learn he's already taken.

Blogger and model Mica Renee was disappointed that the handsome man who flirted with her while on vacation in Miami is married with four kids.

Mica got the tea from the horse's mouth: his long-suffering wife.

The blogger was smitten with the man she briefly flirted with in Miami. So she shared a video of the guy, explaining that she forgot to save his phone number and was desperate to see him again.

"TikTok help me find this man I met in Miami. He walked right into the ocean to introduce himself to me. I was lit when he gave me his number. Hopefully he ain't married... I was in Miami, looking all good in the ocean, and my friend was taking pics of me. He came up to me and he introduced himself. My friend thought he was bold, so she kept recording."

The video was viewed more than 5 million times. TikTok sleuths immediately went to work and found the man — who goes by "AJ" on TikTok.

Among the people who reached out to Mica was AJ's wife, who let her know she and AJ were somewhat happily married with four children.

AJ commented that Mica was doing way too much and should have known that a handsome guy like himself would be taken.

"I wasn't gonna comment to anything, honestly, because I know the truth [and] everything that happened. But little miss cheater is really trying to run off this clout that she got from completely capping. It's time for the truth."

He said they met on the beach in August 2021 and spoke for 7 minutes tops.

"The video you made, you definitely edited it and sliced it in a good way to depict whatever the hell you [are] trying to prove or say. I was already enjoying myself in the ocean, basking in God's blessings upon me as the sun shined upon my bald head, then you wobbled your a** down to the water."

Watch the video below.

@micarenee Reply to @micarenee #fyp #reply ? original sound - Mica Renee

@latishawalton #duet with @micarenee ? original sound - Mica Renee

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Gabrielle Union shared a shocking secret that explains why the "Bring It On" trailer is so different from the movie.

For years, fans of Bring It On wondered why certain scenes in the trailer were left out of the movie.

Now Gabrielle explains that the scenes were not in the movie because they were shot after the movie wrapped.

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Gabrielle played "Isis," the head cheerleader of the Clovers, a Black cheerleading squad from Compton that takes on a team from an affluent school in the cheerleading championship.

The cult classic also starred the late Natina Reed and Shamari DeVoe as the Clovers and Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, and Jesse Bradford as the rival cheerleaders who lose the title to the more talented Clovers.

"Story time!," Gabby said at the beginning of a now-viral TikTok video, that featured clips from the trailer.

"So, we shot these snippets that you see here after the movie wrapped, because once test-audiences saw the movie they wanted more of the Clovers. We shot these [scenes] only for the trailer, not for the movie, to make people think we were in the movie more than we were. The end."

Over 2 million viewers watched the Tiktok video.

Watch the Tiktok video and movie trailer below.


 

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Steve Harvey was confused when his wife, Marjorie Harvey walked into the gym wearing a vibrating body suit.

The comedian and TV host was speechless when his wife turned around and walked away from him.

The 57-year-old socialite entered the gym where Steve worked out, and said, "Just came to give you a hug."

As Steve stared at his wife's vibrating butt, she couldn't hold back her laughter.

Finally, she let him in on the joke. "Can you please show my husband the controller," she told an assistant.

"Is something vibrating?" Steve asked her. "Yes, you thought I was doing that myself," Marjorie replied, as Steve walked over and touched her rear end.

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A TikTok user has exposed speed rapper Twista as a deadbeat dad who refuses to acknowledge her in public.

The young lady, who goes by Sparkle Cahtour on TikTok, captioned a video:

"When your first time seeing your dad is in concert but he tell security he don't want to talk to you."

 

@sparklecahtour

#greenscreenvideo ???? #MyAncestryStory ?

? Fine people use this sound - Wiinter???

The video was viewed over 3.2 million times on TikTok.

According to Twista's bio, the Chicago native was married from 1991 to 1999 and fathered a daughter with his ex-wife. Apparently, the child support checks have run out and the daughter is now speaking out.

Twista, 48, is best known for his rapid-fire rapping style. He once held the Guinness World Record for pronouncing 598 syllables in 55 seconds.

He is also known for his hit records "Slow Jamz" (featuring Kanye West & Jamie Foxx) and "Overnight Celebrity."
 

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A McDonald's restaurant in China has installed exercise bikes for customers who crave junk food while burning off unwanted calories.

In a viral TikTok video uploaded by user @cris13yu, and viewed over 32 million times, McDonald's diners can be seen munching on Big Macs and fries while riding stationary exercise bikes.

It isn't clear if McDonald's plans to install exercise bikes in restaurants in the U.S. where obesity rates increased 30.5% to 42.4% from 1999-2000 through 2017-2018.

Newsweek contacted McDonald's and @cris13yu for comment but did not hear back in time for publication.
 

@cris13yu

mc da China kkkk amei a ideia

? som original - cris13_u


 
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A Florida teenager was arrested after bringing a loaded handgun to school on "National Shoot Up Your School Day" on Friday.

Miramar, Florida police confirmed a teenager was taken into custody for having a loaded handgun at Miramar High School on Friday, according to CBS Miami Affiliate CBS 4.

Additionally, South Plantation High School is on lockdown while the Plantation police investigate an incident there.

Law enforcement agencies across the country are on high alert after a TikTok challenge, which originated on an anonymous account, warned students not to attend school on Friday, Dec. 17.

"Beware don't go to school tomorrow threats are being made to all schools nationwide bomb and shooting threats stay safe --- if you need to skip school cause your parents are being dumb and making you go then do so [sic]."

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Another TikTok user wrote: "prayers for everyone who has school [tomorrow] be aware of the "National shoot up your school day."

Police were made aware of the threats by concerned TikTok users on Thursday night.

"Every threat to a school community is taken extremely seriously and we work closely with the NYPD to investigate threats made to any school community," New York City Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter wrote in an email to parents Friday morning.

Police in Nassau County checked classrooms in the district's 450 buildings but no schools were closed.

Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder told ABC 7: "'All schools in the United States will be targeted on December 17.'Stay safe. Stay home.' That's gone viral. We are going to be out there ... visiting every one of our schools."

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Kim Kardasshian's "mature" 12-year-old nephew, Mason Disick, expressed concern for his 8-year-old cousin, North West, after she went live on TikTok without permission.

Mason was alarmed when North went live on TikTok and filmed Kim lying in bed alone over the weekend.

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Mason is the son of Kim's big sister Kourtney Kardashian and her ex Scott Disick (pictured).

The smart boy advised 40-year-old Kim not to let North go live on TikTok without supervision -- after all, she's just a kid.

Kim shared her nephew's thoughtful text messages via her Instagram Stories:

"Hi I don't wanna disrespect North but I don't think she should do the lives unless someone is with her because people are always screen recording and she might tell information that isn't correct and stuff like that, that she will regret."

He added:

"I did the exact same thing as she did I would do the lives and now I regret saying one of the things I said."

The preteen was seemingly referring to the time he went viral for denying reports that Auntie Kylie Jenner and rapper Travis Scott were back together in March 2020.

Mason added:

"Just in case for safety" and "I'd love to talk to her about it. Next time I come over maybe."

Kim was impressed and thanked her nephew for the kind advice.

"I appreciate you looking out and I agree. She felt bad and I don't think she will do it again but it could be good if you talk to her about it."

Kim referred to her nephew as a "king" and she invited him for a sleepover.

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A TikTok user is going viral after she confessed she flew 11 hours to hook up with a guy she met online 24 hours before.

The woman, whose TikTok username is @4everchantel, shared videos that shows her meeting the guy who gave her flowers and took her on a shopping spree in London.

Summer Walker's song "Insane" plays in the video background.

The original video was viewed over 1.3 million times.

@4everchantel

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done? ##foryou ##fyp? ##xyzbca ##trending ##SimsSelves

? Insane - Summer Walker

@4everchantel

Tell him to book a flight sis ##fyp? ##foryou ##xyzbca ##trending ##PawlidayPics

? original sound - emm.

@4everchantel

Reply to @brieatheestallion ? ##fyp? ##londonboys ##foryou ##xyzcba ##ShareTheMagic ##trending

? TO THE MOON - Jnr Choi

Twitter users were not impressed. They agree that women are more willing to take risks for social media clicks and views.

One user wrote: "Serial Killers don't even have to work hard anymore."

Another person tweeted: "Y’all be desperate trying to disguise it as romance."

And a third Twitter user wrote: "At least she's documenting her journey ... in case something does happen. I hope she's safe, regardless of her lack of common sense lol."
 


 
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