All the best celebrity gossip, rumours, and news in 2021: Armie Hammer is a cannibal, Kanye x Jeffrey…
Let us pose a critical question to all our favourite actors, actresses, and all-around famous people out there: are you guys alright? Tap the screen of whatever you're reading this on for yes, and blink rapidly for no. We're asking this out of concern, seeing the sheer amount of chaos you guys have wreaked in 2021 — with the year having just barely begun, we might add. Still, we suppose it's a much-more pleasant distraction from the harsh realities of a pandemic-riddled world. From accusations of cannibalism to song-writing feuds, here's the best of Hollywood gossip so far in 2021. Kaypohs, assemble.
Armie Hammer could (potentially) be a cannibal.
Bear in mind: this is pure speculation considering how the Call Me by Your Name star has fervently denied all accusations. Still, it's hard for Hammer to wriggle out of this one as his previous partners have stepped up to verify this. They've also accused him of abusive behaviour, with Paige Lorenze — his ex-girlfriend — claiming that Hammer has a "desire to hurt women." Evidence has emerged in the form of Hammer's private Instagram DMs; screenshot upon screenshot of him expressing his wishes of breaking Lorenze's ribs and, uh, smoking them. Interesting. We're hardly the type to kink-shame, though the allegations of manipulation and cruelty are definitely troubling, to say the least.
Olivia Rodrigo and Sabrina Carpenter are beefing over Joshua Basset.
You've probably heard Rodrigo's hit single, Drivers License, by now. Unsurprisingly, fans have theorised that the song was written about Rodrigo's High School Musical series co-star — and rumoured boyfriend — Joshua Basset. Standard T.Swift fare, with the lyrics tellingly referencing a blonde girl ("You're probably with that blonde girl/ who always made doubt") that suggests Basset was snatched up by fellow ex-Disney star, Sabrina Carpenter. Juicy stuff that was further exacerbated after Carpenter released a song titled Skin in response.
The lyrics tell you everything you need to know. "Maybe you didn't mean it / Maybe 'blonde' was the only rhyme," she sings. It is then followed by, "I'm happy and you hate it, hate it, oh." Eep. She also talks about a guy whose hands is all over her skin which is, uh, pointed to say the least. Still, kudos to both parties for channeling their emotions through song! It's very High School Musical of them.
Kanye West was rumoured to be cheating with beauty guru, Jeffree Star.
News of the scandal quickly eclipsed Kim and Kanye's divorce announcement. Star immediately took to YouTube to dispute the claims, and it wasn't long before the source of the scandal — TikTok personality, Ava Louise — revealed that she made it all up for clout. Well, okay then. Perhaps she should have spoken up early before Star made that effort to produce a 23-minute long video proclaiming his innocence? Just a suggestion. Editing takes a lot of work, ya know.
Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde are dating.
Rumours began flying when the pair was spotted at a friend's wedding holding hands. It's likely that they met on the set of Don't Worry Darling; a film starring Styles and directed by Wilde. Sources from Us Weekly even claimed that Styles referred to Wilde as his girlfriend while officiating the ceremony. Cute!
Lana Del Rey incurs flak over tone-deaf comments regarding her new album cover.
The singer released her cover image for Chemtrails over the Country Club on 11 January; a black and white image of Rey seated at a table with several of her friends. Nothing confusing there. Except, her caption, of course, whereupon she declared that, "As it happens when it comes to my amazing friends and this cover yes there are people of color on this records picture and that's all I'll say about that." Uh, what? She then went on to add that she has a lot of issues, but "inclusivity ain't one of them."
No one said anything, but okay. The Internet is, naturally, comparing Del Rey to one of those folks who claim that they can't be racist because they have Black friends. We'll admit to enjoying the bounty of memes that have emerged from this.