In the hazy week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, Justin Bieber got involved in a minor social media skirmish with YouTube star JoJo Siwa (if you don’t know who that is, I envy your innocence). He didn’t make a comment about her personally or even directly to her, but he said something about her car (“burn it”) and it got picked up by a lot of outlets. He immediately apologized, because Justin is not the type to go around being an asshole to teenagers. And, in his defense, here’s a photo of the car he was referring to.
@itsjojosiwa I have nothing against you it was the car and the colors I didn’t like I really hope you didn’t think it was malicious or mean spirited— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) December 30, 2018
Before New Year’s Eve, The Sun ran an unflattering article about the Beckhams, implying that their upcoming NYE party was all about putting on a united front after a tough year. When it comes to this particular paper, the Beckhams can’t win. If they are together with family, it’s a “front” and if they are on vacation they are “mending” and if they don’t post then they are “tense.” For the record (that I’m keeping in the margin of my diaries), they spent the night with their children (and assorted friends and cousins), both of their families (including parents and siblings), Dave Gardner and Liv Tyler (who Victoria posted about on her Insta-story, despite the British tabloids insisting Victoria doesn’t like them). Becks posted a dark video of him and Victoria kissing and that was deemed “awkward” (you can see the screenshot here) – it’s very grainy because they are outside but there’s nothing unusual about it This story is reaching.
Shailene Woodley ripping her jeans while doing the splits is the most I’ve ever related to her.
You may have noticed a lot of the “#topnine” posts on Instagram. Beyoncé isn’t going to do what everyone else is doing – of course not. Instead, she gave us a montage of triumph. It’s also a reminder that she has a private Snapchat.
For those looking for an FKA twigs and Shia LaBeouf update (it’s me; I was looking for an update), it’s still happening. They are at the top of my “Instagram official” wishlist. I want to see what this whole deal looks like up close.
One thing I need this year is for Ike Barinholtz to keep his intense passion for commenting on Mindy Kaling’s Instagram alive.