Putting a public Instagram account on private seems like no big deal – except when it’s Selena Gomez, aka Instagram’s most followed person ever. Apart from the time she disabled her account after it was hacked, and when she laid low while recuperating from her kidney transplant, Selena has left her feed largely untouched. Which is why fans are starting to worry about the songstress after she quietly put her 130-million following account on private on Tuesday.
This action follows a couple of head-scratching Instagram Story updates. Selena, who’s currently on a promo run in London had first posted this video with the words “I need some alone time” emblazoned across her selfie.
The next day, the ‘Wolves’ songstress uploaded a screenshot of a specific portion of her cover story interview with Billboard – in which she was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year – along with a heated caption.
That particular section is actually Billboard’s introduction to the story, where the writer started off by describing her surroundings.
“There’s a five-foot teddy bear sprawled across the kitchen floor in Selena Gomez’s North Hollywood home. “I know, I know,” says Gomez, rolling her eyes, acknowledging that the stuffed animal doesn’t quite blend with the trio of armchairs nestled in the inviting, marble-accented nook. “It was a gift, and at first I thought, ‘This is so ridiculous, I can’t wait until I give it away to another person.’”
We aren’t exactly sure what went down, but this outburst comes at an odd time; Selena had just thanked Billboard on social media for giving her the accolade, and just days before, had given a heartfelt acceptance speech at their Billboard Music Awards 2017. Could she not have read the story before then? Why is she choosing to call Billboard out now? Surely this is all a huge misunderstanding…
Something wicked this way comes. Who’s in the running to become the next Sabrina Spellman?
There’s been much hype about a Sabrina the Teenage Witch reboot ever since KJ Apa, who plays Archie Andrews on Riverdale, revealed that the iconic character would eventually make her way to their sleepy town. And now that Netflix has stepped in with a 20-episode, two-season, straight-to-series order, that means that Sabrina Spellman is officially coming to the streaming platform.
For the uninitiated (it is a ’90s series after all), Sabrina the Teenage Witch is a sitcom that’s based on the Archie Comics series of the same name. It featured Melissa Joan Hart as Sabrina Spellman, a high school student who unwittingly finds out that she’s a witch on her sixteenth birthday. Sabrina lives with her 500-year-old witchy aunts, Zelda and Hilda, as well as Salem, a talking black cat.
As it turns out, the upcoming version of Sabrina will bear no resemblance to its lighthearted, sitcom predecessor. Based off the Archie Comics graphic novel, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, this reboot is described to be a “dark coming-of-age tale that traffics in horror, the occult and witchcraft.” It will follow in the vein of horror flicks like Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist, which will find Sabrina “wrestling to reconcile her dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal while fighting the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.”
While we’re content with these details for now, we can’t help wondering about the cast members. Melissa Joan Hart left huge shoes to fill, so would Netflix go for a fresh face like they did with Riverdale, or would they cast someone whom the audience is already familiar with? Who will be playing the titular role of Sabrina Spellman? Netflix, if you’re reading this, here are our suggestions!
The 21-year-old Descendants actress has been a solid fan favourite to play Sabrina Spellman – there’s even an official #DoveCameronForSabrinaSpellman hashtag, so you know the fans are serious. Apart from totally looking the witchy part, Dove herself has admitted to being game if the role were ever offered to her, and even went so far to post a photo of Sabrina on IG, complete with a cryptic emoji…
The notion of Selena playing the part of Sabrina isn’t that far-fetched considering the ‘Wolves’ singer once played the iconic role of Alex Russo, the havoc-wrecking teenage wizard on Wizards of Waverly Place. Plus, the singer fuelled fan speculations even further when she rolled up to the 2017 AMAs, randomly rocking a new blonde ‘do. Suspicious or nah?
According to Internet sleuths, Chloë Moretz’s a strong contender for the role not only because of their similar appearances, but because of their social media connections; most of the Riverdale cast follows the Kick-Ass actress on Twitter and vice-versa. And Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (executive producer on Riverdale and the upcoming Sabrina series) was a co-writer on 2013’s Carrie, which Chloë starred in. Could she have been on his radar all along?
Could Sabrina Carpenter also be Sabrina the Teenage Witch? The Girl Meets World actress has shown her acting chops through her role as the tough but flawed Maya, and would be suitable for the darker scenes that The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Spellman is sure to bring. Plus, she’s already called Sabrina…
With roles in The Bridge to Terabithia, Race to Witch Mountain and The Carrie Diaries, AnnaSophia Robb has a solid resume that might appeal to casting directors. And judging by responses online, she’d be a strong contender if fan casting were a thing.
Who do you think should play Sabrina? Let us know in the comment section!
As if being a singer, composer, budding YouTuber, meme king and social media ninja weren’t enough, DAY6’s Jae is now trying out a new hobby… as a fanfic writer?!
Only six months ago, DAY6’s Jae made headlines when he voluntarily sought out fan-fiction that was written about him. If you’re familiar with the often steamy nature of K-pop-related fanfics, you’d know that it’s something that should stay strictly within the fan base.
The story, which was based on two photos of Jae looking gorgeous in a suit at the MAMA awards, described a “Will they? Won’t they?” situation between him and a mystery lady. The fan kinda left the story hanging, so we imagine Jae took it upon himself to continue it.
He suddenly came to the epiphany that he had transcended the very definition of beauty. Brushing the crinkles in his sexy black suit, he valiantly paraded towards her, screeching a victorious roar. https://t.co/T5OUTsJ5V0
Showing off his masterful command of the English language, the singer took matters into “his” own hands by first giving fanfic-Jae the boost of confidence he needed to approach his love interest. And he followed up by having his fanfic-self “valiantly parade towards her, screeching a victorious roar.”
While other My Days realised something very important.
Considering the only place Jae appears on the original tweet is through photos (the dude isn’t mentioned or tagged), it’s highly plausible that he’s been lurking around My Day’s social media accounts – which we can imagine is both exhilarating and terrible at the same time.
From action packed thrillers and gory horror flicks to light-hearted animated films and slapstick comedies, December’s list of movies will keep you and your friends entertained this holiday season.
The Snowman (7 Dec)
The first of Winter just fell and the elusive serial killer is ready to play again – creating snowmen out of severed body parts from different victims, he’s carved out a reputation as the “Snowman Killer”. Will the elite team of detectives be able to connect decades-old cold cases with new clues and uncover the man behind this heinous crime or will they have to live in fear of every white winter?
Paddington (7 Dec)
Our favourite marmalade loving fuzz ball is back! Now happily settled in with the Brown family, Paddington has taken on a series of odd jobs to buy a London Pop Up book for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday. But when the book gets stolen, Paddington and his friends rally to find this thief! This sweet-natured film is a predictable plot that will warm you up in time for the festive season with endearing characters and slapstick humour.
Madame (7 Dec)
It’s a special occasion and Anne insists that her loyal maid Maria evens out the numbers under the guise of a Spanish noble woman because 13 at a table is simply not auspicious. The supposedly uneventful dinner took a spicy turn when Maria accidentally endeared herself to the British art broker scoring a date. Their budding romance will have Anne and Bob stalking their every meeting, plotting to destroy this unbecoming relationship.
Wonder (14 Dec)
27 surgeries have helped Auggie to breath, see and hear without machines but none could fix his facial deformities. Now the time has come for his first day of elementary school and his parents can only hope that he will be treated kindly. While the school struggles to find compassion and acceptance, Auggie manages to rise above the bullying to become the unlikely hero who unites the community. Get ready the tissue box because this movie is going to break your heart and put it all back together again!
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (14 Dec)
After meeting her estranged father and defeating the death star with her own team of rebels, the Star Wars saga continues with Rey getting reacquainted with her past and awakening her deepest powers. Joining forces with Luke Skywalker, Leia, Finn and Poe, Rey sets foot into the world of Jedi to unlock the age-old mysteries of The Force.
Bleeding Steel (21 Dec)
Bleeding Steel was supposed to be just another fiction novel but it turns out that the book is written based on real secrets that’s desperately sought after by a dangerous gang. Jackie Chan stars in yet another action packed movie as a special forces agent tasked to protect a young girl from the same snaky criminals.
Pitch Perfect 3 (21 Dec)
Get ready to have a Merry Pitch-mas! Struggling with their post-grad jobs and desperate for another shot at their aca-awesome days of singing, the Barden Bellas reunite for a competition in Europe and make some hilariously questionable decisions. Are our acapella divas capable of beating the bands with original lyrics, or will it just be another fiasco waiting to happen?
Jumanji (21 Dec)
Brought together by detention, four teenagers stumble upon Jumanji – an old video game that is out of this world, literally. Suddenly, all four of them are lost in the virtual jungle as avatars with special abilities, taken on the adventure of a lifetime. To escape, the ragtag team has to complete the game by jumping off waterfall cliff, defeating an army of bad guys and surviving herds of stampeding wild life. Can our rebel youths find their way back to reality or are they about to become the disappearing mystery of the school?
Ferdinand The Bull (21 Dec)
In spite of his ferocious looks and strong built, Ferdinand is a gentle, flower loving soul – but that didn’t stop the town from fearing him. When he accidentally sits on a bee sting, his howl of pain was mistaken for a mad rampage that had him shipped off to be a fighting bull. Desperate to reunite with his loving owner Nina, Ferdinand will stop at nothing to escape the coming bull fight – proving to everyone that a fierce looking bull can be as gentle as he pleases.
Father Figures (21 Dec)
Operation Who’s Your Daddy is in action! 40-year-old fraternal twins Kyle and Peter is on a man hunt to find their biological father, starting with their mother’s list of ex boyfriends. From a hot headed man covered in tattoos to a practicing veterinarian, the duo meets all sorts of people who could potentially be their dad. With Owen Wilson and Ed Helm (Hang Over) as the two main stars, you can almost guarantee a hilariously good time.
Just Getting Started (28 Dec)
Duke Diver is the resident manager of Villa Capri resort community, he is a hit with the ladies and champion of every activity the resort has to offer, until Leo moves in. The two are immediately at logger heads, fighting for the alpha position within the community. But when Duke’s past catches up to him in the form of poisonous snakes and deadly explosives, the two set aside their differences to keep their beloved Villa Capri safe.
The Greatest Showman (28 Dec)
Freshly unemployed with a family to feed, P.T. Barnum taps on his greatest asset for a living: his imagination. Recruiting outcasts from around the world – including a bearded lady, little people and other talented performers – he creates the world’s first circus that celebrates being different because “nobody has ever made a difference by being like everyone else”. Starring showbiz’s biggest names Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Zendaya, get ready for a star-studded musical extravaganza!
November Criminals (28 Dec)
When 17-year-old Kevin is found dead at the cafe he works at, the police declare it an act of a gang crime but his friends are not buying it. College-bound friends Addison (Ansel Elgort) and Phoebe (Chloe Grace Moretz) decide to take it upon themselves to solve the mysterious death of their classmate. But with corruption and cover-ups starting to surface, their search for justice isn’t as smooth-sailing as they would have hoped. And it doesn’t help that the both of them find themselves falling for each other…
What are the must watch shows on your list? Share with us in the comments below!
To no one’s surprise, the most famous celebrities are also the most popular on Instagram.
As if it weren’t enough that Selena Gomez aka the most followed person on Instagram and Billboard’s Woman of the Year, broke records of becoming the first IG account to reach 100 million followers earlier this September – she also swept the competition for ‘Most Liked Posts on Instagram’ and ‘Most Followers Gained in 2017’.
Based on the results which were revealed in Instagram’s 2017 Year In Review, close seconds were Ariana Grande, Queen Bey and celebrity footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. The latter is also the most improved, with his account gaining a whopping 30 million over followers this year. Overall, the list of most-followed celebrities remain unchanged, with the exception of Tay Tay dropping down several ranks while Justin Bieber has scored himself a place on the chart, above Kendall Jenner’s #10 spot.
Here are the top 10 most liked posts on Instagram in 2017.
Following their split, The Weeknd has since unfollowed Selena and deleted all traces of her from his Instagram. This led to the fans leaving a flood of comments on their couple shots on Selena’s account, urging her to do the same.