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The Way Jacob Elordi Got Emo For ‘Kissing Booth 2’ Will Crush You

He let it slip in the 'bloopers' reel.

The Kissing Booth 2 is out! It’s just as cringe as the first but somehow, it’s prominently featured in everyone’s ‘Watch Again’ on Netflix. Some things have definitely changed since the first instalment hit our screens, but the most notable is the relationship breakdown of The Kissing Booth co-stars Jacob Elordi and Joey King.

If you’re a stan of The Kissing Booth, you’d know that Jacob Elordi and Joey King – who portray the lead characters – dated back in 2018, after meeting on set and then promptly broke up. As you can imagine, reuniting for The Kissing Booth 2 would’ve been pretty awkward.

At the end of The Kissing Booth 2, there’s a cute blooper reel of sweet moments from set. Fans spotted one scene from the reel in particular where Jacob Elordi is getting into character. When someone asks Jacob to describe what he’s doing and he says: “Yeah yeah, it’s me. I’m playing a slideshow. Just getting in my emotions. Pardon me.”

The slideshow in question turned out to be one of those iPhone auto-generated slideshows with sad music that included real photos of when Jacob and Joey were together.

Actors do a lot of odd things to get into character but, uh, maybe someone should check on Jacob Elordi because I don’t know how healthy that is.

Smash Mouth Got Dragged Through The Swamp Over Taylor Swift Shade

Ain't the sharpest tool in the shed.

Taylor Swift’s folklore came to us as a surprise release over the weekend, and became the perfect immersive soundtrack escape from dreary days, all around the world. Unfortunately, Smash Mouth didn’t get the memo that Taylor Swift has been through enough ridicule and it’s time she got a proper apology.

folklore is Taylor Swift’s 8th studio album, and is an amalgamation of stories that she made up in her mind. The album was made completely in isolation, and feels like she’s had the chance to find her way back to herself since the starkness of her previous albums Reputation and Lover. It’s a masterpiece.

Taylor was greeted on Twitter by a basic, low-effort tweet from Smash Mouth, of Shrek fame. He simply tweeted, “borelore”.

Smash Mouth haven’t been spoken about since the announcement that they were headlining what Vice calls, the most ‘depressing concert lineup‘ so maybe in addition to an apology, they can flick Taylor Swift a ‘thank you’ card for keeping them relevant.

Taylor Swift fans were quick to call out Smash Mouth and delivered some absolutely cutting blows to the one-hit-wonders.

Some fans felt it was their civil duty to remind Smash Mouth that their rent was due, even though they dissed folklore, which is nice of them.

Even though Smash Mouth clearly aren’t digging on Taylor Swift’s new vibe, it seems that the rest of the world is absolutely lapping it up. It’s doing absolute numbers on streaming platforms.

folklore was streamed 80.6 million times on Spotify in its first day, the highest first-day streams for a female artist on the platform. Taylor’s album also received over 35 million streams on Apple Music, and was the most-streamed pop album on that platform on the day it released. Far out.

Long live Taylor Swift, a musical chameleon and a legend of our time.

Netflix Is Fixing A Major Fault With A Simple ‘Shuffle’ Feature

iPod Shuffle is quaking.

How have you been working through the Netflix catalogue during iso? Alphabetically? Categorically – Coming Of Age Films With A Strong Female Lead first and then followed up with Films Directed By Women? Or if you’re like me, the Watch Again category is getting a workout. However you’ve been traipsing through the titles, you never have to do it again – thanks to a new Netflix feature.

Netflix’s ‘The Kissing Booth 2’ is coming soon, hear all about it:

A new feature was spotted by a random Android user when using the Netflix app on their phone. The Netflix feature appeared under a new category on the home screen with a ‘shuffle’ icon in the top right corner.

The user then tipped off Android Police (lol ok) about the new feature, who did some investigating to make sure this hasn’t been around for ages and we’re just finding out now.

Hear all about Netflix’s other secret features here:

Turns out, Netflix is trialling a ‘shuffle’ feature on popular TV shows so you can just pick up at any random place.

A spokesperson for Netflix said, ““We are testing the ability for members to play a random episode from different TV series on the Android mobile app. These tests typically vary in length of time and by region, and may not become permanent.”

This has been something that people have really been after for a while, and would be welcomed in addition to the Netflix Party feature where you can watch with friends on different screens.

If you want to keep going back to something you’ve seen a million times, but not start the whole damn thing again, this feature is genius. If you’ve got an Android, keep an eye out for the new Netflix feature trial.

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