The daily gossip: Fans defend Natalia Dyer after TikToker suggests she needs plastic surgery, Keke Palmer slams Zendaya comparisons, and more
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Fans defend Natalia Dyer after TikToker suggests she needs plastic surgery
Stranger things have happened on TikTok, but this is definitely up there. Fans of Natalia Dyer, who plays Nancy Wheeler on Stranger Things, are rushing to her defense after a tasteless TikTok suggested she could use plastic surgery. In the viral video, a nurse practitioner and beautician spends over a minute detailing what she would do "if I was Natalia's injector," describing how the 27-year-old actress would supposedly benefit from botox, chin filler, and more to change the shape of her face — and she even shows what she has in mind by Photoshopping a picture of Dyer. Naturally, fans were pretty disgusted, with one tweet reading, "I could never be a celebrity because if someone made a video like this about me I would get violent." Another fan said this person has "no idea what real beauty" is, while still another suggested Dyer should "beat her a--." Here's our prescription for this nurse practitioner: it's time to log off.
'Incomparable' Keke Palmer slams Zendaya comparisons
One Keke Palmer fan may need to say "sorry to this woman." The Nope star has shot down a viral tweet suggesting she's less popular than Zendaya because of colorism. "They were both child-stars, but their mainstream popularity is very different," a Twitter user posited, calling this "one of the clearest examples of how colorism plays out in Hollywood." But Palmer rejected this idea, tweeting that "a great example of colorism is to believe I can be compared to anyone," adding that she's "the youngest talk show host ever," the "first Black woman to star in her own show on Nickelodeon," a lead in the film currently number one at the box office, and more. "I'm an incomparable talent," Palmer wrote. "Baby, THIS, is Keke Palmer." Between this and Jordan Peele denying a fan's claim that he's the best horror director ever, are we sure Nope wasn't named after the cast and crew's reaction to hot takes?
Britney Spears reportedly making comeback with an Elton John duet
The "it's Britney, b---h" is back. Britney Spears is set to finally return to music, as she has secretly recorded a duet with Elton John of his song "Tiny Dancer," Page Six reported on Monday. According to the report, Spears met with John for a "super-secret recording session" last week, and Universal Music will release their track next month. "This was Elton's idea, and Britney is a huge fan," a source told the outlet. "They have recorded a remix of 'Tiny Dancer' as a full duet — and it is incredible." The source added that everyone at the record label who's heard the track is "freaking out" and is convinced it will be "the song of the summer." Earlier this month, Spears, who was freed from her conservatorship last year, shared an Instagram video of herself singing "Baby One More Time," noting, "I haven't shared my voice in an extremely long time ... maybe too long."
JoJo Siwa names Candace Cameron Bure the rudest celebrity she's ever met
How rude! JoJo Siwa has called out Candace Cameron Bure, who played D.J. Tanner on Full House, as being the rudest celebrity she's ever met in her life. In a TikTok, the dancer answered a series of questions by flashing photos on screen for a split second — and since it turns out the ability to pause videos exists, she might as well have just directly told us. Under the caption "rudest celebrity I've ever met," Siwa showed an image of Bure without providing any details. On the flip side, she named Miley Cyrus the nicest celebrity she's ever met, Elton John the coolest celebrity she's met, and Zendaya was identified as her celebrity crush, which, yeah, join the club. Finally, under "celebrity that did me dirty," she flashed an image of ... SpongeBob SquarePants. It's like the song said: no girl ever wants to dance with a fool who went and ripped his pants.
Matt Smith can't escape 'Morbius' memes at Comic-Con
My question is more of a comment, and my comment is more of a meme. Matt Smith took part in House of the Dragon's Comic-Con panel over the weekend, but the event failed to offer him a respite from being reminded that he starred in the year's most mocked movie. During the Q&A portion, literally the first question was a Morbius joke, as a fan declared, "Matt, guess what? It's Morbin' time!" That's a reference to a meme that grew out of people making up fake quotes from the poorly reviewed comic book movie that Smith starred in. "It's what?" a confused Smith responded. The fan took his joke even further by asking how the actor's Morbius character would fare in the Game of Thrones universe. Smith didn't seem amused by the prompt, though, suggesting he'd be a "fish out of water" before telling the fan, "I'm glad you watched a completely different movie." At least someone did.