The daily gossip: Doja Cat is beefing with one of the Stranger Things kids, Kylie Jenner slams 'lying' Instacart worker, and more
Doja Cat calls out Noah Schnapp for sharing DMs without permission
Doja Cat may now know how Chris Rock feels — as she says she's been slapped in the face by Will. The rapper slammed Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp as being a "weasel s--t" after he publicly revealed their DMs. The 17-year-old actor, who plays Will Byers, had recently shared on TikTok a screenshot of Doja Cat reaching out for help getting set up with his 29-year-old co-star Joseph Quinn, asking if he has a girlfriend and if Schnapp could tell Quinn "to hmu." The TikTok quickly went viral — and Doja Cat is really mad, as she says Schnapp didn't have permission to share the messages. "The fact that Noah did that ... is so unbelievably socially unaware and whack," she said. "That's borderline snake s--t. That's like weasel s--t." Her very strong words came just moments after she told herself to "be chill," considering the kid she's putting on blast isn't even 18. Maybe he can paint her an apology?
Kylie Jenner slams 'lying' Instacart worker after pepperoni delivery
Kylie Jenner says a guy who made a whole TikTok about delivering her lunch meat is totally full of baloney. Pablo Tamayo, who claims to be an Instacart worker, made a viral video frantically describing how incredibly amazing it is that he allegedly delivered a $12 order of pepperoni to Jenner's house. After declaring that the "b---h could have paid me more," he proceeds to film himself simply walking up to her gate and handing the food to someone, an action so unbelievably interesting that he then returns to his car "shaking" before proclaiming, "I didn't see Kylie, I didn't see Stormi, but I swear I heard a baby scream." But in the comments of a video of her own showing herself making a sandwich, Jenner said Tamayo "WAS" tipped and is "lying for attention" about "seeing through my windows and hearing my son cry," adding, "if you don't know what I'm talking about just carry on." Believe us, we wish we didn't know.
'The Flash' star says The CW failed to protect her against racist fans
Candice Patton really could have used some support against racist fans after joining The Flash, she says in a revealing new interview. The actress spoke on The Open Up Podcast about being subjected to racist online harassment when she was cast as Iris West on the CW series, recalling that "there were no support systems" in place for her at the time. "No one was looking out for that," West said. "It was free range to get abused every single day." West argued it isn't enough to cast people of color in franchises like DC to say "we're so progressive" if the network and studios proceed to throw these cast members "in the ocean alone around sharks," calling for more people in positions of power who understand the Black experience. She also alleged she was treated differently than her white counterparts on the show. "When I step on set and everyone working around me is white," she said, "I'm not protected."
Dave Chappelle calls himself a 'once-in-a-lifetime talent' in Netflix speech
Netflix is doubling — or is it tripling ... quadrupling? — down on Dave Chappelle. Without warning, the streamer dropped a speech onto its service that Chappelle recently gave at his alma mater, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, in which he defends himself after the controversy over jokes about transgender people in a special for the streamer. In particular, Chappelle blasts students who had a problem with a theater being named after him and gave him a hard time at a Q&A last year, accusing these kids of being "instruments of oppression." He also defends his "freedom of artistic expression," describing his controversial special The Closer as a "masterpiece" and comparing it to Mona Lisa. "I am maybe a once-in-a-lifetime talent," Chappelle adds. At a certain point, Netflix may just start sending Chappelle's latest takes to every individual subscriber in the mail.
George R.R. Martin: 'Game of Thrones' books are moving 'further and further away' from the show
In news completely unrelated to the fact that everyone hated the Game of Thrones ending, George R.R. Martin would like to announce his own conclusion will be way different — promise! In his latest blog, the author reveals that as he continues writing the long-delayed next Thrones book, The Winds of Winter, he's moving "further and further away from the television series." The basic events of the final books already happened in the show, as Martin shared planned plot points with the writers. But he now says that while "some of the things you saw" in the series will be the same, "much of the rest will be quite different" — including because he plans to kill some characters who survived the show. As far as that ending goes, "some things will be the same," Martin stressed, but "a lot will not." So, it'll be good, in other words? Of course, there may be one other key difference: eventually, the show was actually finished.