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Gigi Hadid's House Is One Decorative Flag Away From A Backpacker Hostel

Pillowtalk for $10 a night.

If you’re craving a night in a bunk bed at a backpacker’s hostel, Gigi Hadid’s chic NYC apartment might just be up your alley.

Coloured pasta cupboards, a giant pen, a bit of driftwood filled with cue balls and a view of every New Yorker cover ever while you’re doing a wee – Gigi Hadid’s apartment has it all.

So now that Gigi’s place is all finished, she of course wanted to share her space online. She posted pictures on her Instagram of her newly designed apartment and said, “Spent all of last year designing and curating my passion project / dream spot. Of course it all came together right before quarantining out of the city.”

There were obviously mixed reviews on Gigi Hadid’s colourful and eclectic design but most people were just pissed off at how rich people spend their money. Remember when Kim Kardashian’s sink was literally just a slit in the bench? Rip.

This one person was legitimately just so overcome with hatred for Gigi Hadid’s decorating choices.

We’ve had a glimpse inside celebrity homes before and it often ends the same way because we can not comprehend the amount of money spent on making their places fkn chic, but I reckon it’s lowkey really cool. Bit scared to say that on Twitter but let’s keep it between me and you, ok?

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.

Watch The President Of The U.S. Give An Alleged Sex Trafficker His 'Well Wishes'

This is unsettling.

There are few things that can shock us anymore, because we are seemingly so desensitised to the darkness of the world we live in, but this recent press conference has cut through the noise and forced us all to stand up and start paying attention again. Donald Trump, the current President of the United States, sent alleged sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell “well wishes” in front of the entire world.

To bring you up to speed on Ghislaine Maxwell – she was friends with convicted sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein. After years in hiding, she has been arrested and faces up to 35 years jail time for her alleged involvement in Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking underaged girls. In her first court appearance, she plead ‘not guilty’.

Hear a full breakdown of Ghislaine Maxwell’s involvement here:

Ghislaine Maxwell is expected to reveal some big names that were involved in Epstein’s sex trafficking ring in her testimony, including Donald Trump, who is a long-time friend of hers.

In an appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Alana Goodman, the co-author of ‘A Convenient Death: The Mysterious Death of Jeffrey Epstein’ said, “I think that Ghislaine Maxwell has every incentive to talk in this situation.”

Trump’s most recent press conference is so disturbing, because you can tell that he is being very careful with his wording – which he’s not exactly known to be. The reporter presses Trump to reveal how he feels about Ghislaine Maxwell’s arrest and the rumours that she is expected to hang everyone out to dry.

Trump says, “I haven’t really been following it too much – I just wish her well, frankly.” He goes on to say, “I’ve met her numerous times over the years, especially since I lived in Palm Beach, and I guess they lived in Palm Beach… uh, but I wish her well, whatever it is. I don’t know the situation with Prince Andrew, just don’t know – not aware of it.”

Aside from the disturbing image of the President of the United States wishing Ghislaine Maxwell well, and allegedly being linked to those crimes too – we can take solace in the proof and fact-checking available to debunk the claim that he’s not aware of the situation with Prince Andrew.

One Twitter user shared a reminder of Donald Trump saying that “the island was an absolute cesspool” – referring to Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Pedophile Island’. He then says, “just ask Prince Andrew about it.”

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