The daily gossip: Heidi Klum dresses in totally bonkers worm costume, Mariah Carey ushers in Christmas season 1 minute after Halloween ends, and more
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Heidi Klum dresses in totally bonkers worm costume for Halloween
Either Heidi Klum has gone even more all out than usual for Halloween, or she woke up inside a David Cronenberg film. The model once again showed up to her annual Halloween party in an absolutely bonkers costume. This time, it was a nightmarish worm costume covering her entire body, looking less like she was dressed as a worm than like she was merged with one in some sort of The Fly situation. Videos showed Klum awkwardly wiggling along on the red carpet, and yes, you better believe she got on the ground and did the worm. The only part of her you could even see in the costume was her eyes and mouth, which blended seamlessly with the worm, and her husband dressed as a fisherman. Klum, the Queen of Halloween, told Page Six the costume took over 10 hours to complete, adding, "It's hard for me to move." After the party, Klum reportedly chased Sandy and SpongeBob around Bikini Bottom.
Mariah Carey ushers in the Christmas season 1 minute after Halloween ends
If Mariah Carey directed it, Halloween Ends would have been titled Halloween Ends … And Christmas Rises. Literally one minute after the clock struck midnight on Nov. 1, Mariah Carey tweeted out a video that first showed her dressed as a witch while on an exercise bike in a Halloween setting, only for it to transform into a holiday backdrop and for her to suddenly be wearing a Santa outfit. "It's time," she screams as "All I Want For Christmas Is You" begins playing, and Carey declared the start of "#MariahSZN." Our condolences to Thanksgiving, which we're not even pretending to give its own month at this point. Not everyone was content to wait until November, though. Doja Cat, perhaps making a play for the Queen of Christmas title, transformed her Twitter profile to be Christmas themed by around 4 in the morning on Halloween. Watch your back, Labor Day: The ever-expanding blob that is the Christmas season is coming for you next.
'Heartstopper' star Kit Connor says fans forced him to come out as bisexual
If you didn't have more than enough reasons to want to quit Twitter over the past week, here's another to throw onto the pile. Kit Connor, the 18-year-old star of Netflix's LGBTQ+ series Heartstopper, has come out as bisexual after he says he felt forced to do so by fans. The actor had been facing allegations of "queerbaiting" after he was spotted holding hands with Maia Reficco, his female co-star in A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow. So Connor returned to Twitter late Monday to tweet, "Back for a minute. i'm bi. congrats for forcing an 18 year old to out himself. i think some of you missed the point of the show." In May, Connor tweeted it was "so funny" that "apparently some people on here know my sexuality better than I do." Alice Oseman, author of the Heartstopper graphic novel, tweeted Monday that everyone who pressured Connor to come out should be "embarrassed as F--K."
Ben Platt learned 'how horrific' the internet can be after 'Dear Evan Hansen' debacle
Ben Platt is waving through a window at Twitter with one particular finger held up high. Speaking with The New York Times, the actor reflected on the negativity surrounding the film version of his Broadway show Dear Evan Hansen last year, saying, "It was definitely a disappointing experience, and difficult, and it definitely opened my eyes to the internet and how horrific it can be." He also noted this is something he probably should "have already known" from starring for years in a musical about the internet, but alas. The Dear Evan Hansen movie was the subject of mockery from the moment the first trailer dropped as fans relentlessly made fun of Platt for looking way too old to be playing the main character, a high schooler. These days, Platt isn't on Twitter, and he told the Times that's because he's found that it's "almost exclusively for tearing people down" — which inspired the hit song from Dear Evan Hansen 2, "You Will Be Ratioed."
James Corden admits he 'inadvertently' stole a Ricky Gervais joke
It's out of the frying pan and into the fire for James Corden. After the dust started the settle from the Late Late Show host's restaurant controversy, he dived straight into another scandal after being accused of stealing a joke from Ricky Gervais. While speaking about Elon Musk's Twitter purchase, Corden joked on his show about the platform being like if people saw a "poster in a town square that says 'guitar lessons available" and said, "'I don't wanna play the guitar!' Well then that sign wasn't for you, it was for somebody else!" After viewers noted that's pretty much identical to a joke from Ricky Gervais' 2018 special, Corden admitted he "inadvertently" told a Gervais joke "obviously not knowing it came from him." Gervais initially called Corden out, only to delete his tweet because he "started to feel sorry for him." Now that that's settled, get ready to tune into Corden's latest project, the hilarious new sitcom The Workplace.