Sometimes, celebrity feuds are messy, knock-down, drag-out wars. Other times, they’re so subtle that you almost miss them completely. This latest bit of drama between Selena Gomez and Bella Hadid falls into the latter camp, with the feud being so subtle I almost couldn’t figure out WTF was going on at first. That’s because it involved an Instagram follow, a comment, and a dirty delete. Grab your microscopes, everybody, because this sh*t that went down between Selena Gomez and Bella Hadid on Instagram is what we in the business call “minute and inconsequential.” But I’ve got nothing to do today (that’s a lie), so I’ll explain this entire scenario. As for why you should care about it, I’m sorry, I can’t explain that.
In order to understand why anyone would even take note of what Selena Gomez may or may not comment on Bella Hadid’s Instagram, you first have to understand the history of their friendship. Or, I guess I should say, lack thereof. Sources tell InTouch that Selena Gomez and Bella Hadid were never really friends per se, but they obviously knew of each other because they both A) are super famous and B) dated The Weeknd. Hating your boyfriend’s ex, simply because she used to date him? It’s a tale as old as time. In January 2017, when Bella learned that Selena was dating The Weeknd, she unfollowed her on Instagram. In March 2017, Selena and The Weeknd both unfollowed Bella Hadid in turn, which really has got to make me wonder what those two did for fun during their relationship. Like, they really sat around and mutually decided to unfollow Abel’s ex on Instagram? Couldn’t you just like, go for a walk instead?
But things seemed to have cooled down between Selena Gomez and Bella Hadid in May, when Bella liked an Instagram picture of Selena. I know, I know, this is all so stupid, why do I waste my time thinking about these people? I can’t say. It’s an asinine job, but somebody’s got to do it.
Well, the cold war between Bella and Selena started up again last night, when Bella posted a picture of herself. Selena Gomez commented “stunning” with the heart eyes emoji, and the next thing we knew, Bella deleted the pic. Fans quickly speculated that she deleted the photo because Selena had commented on it. While certainly possible, that would be extremely weird. If anything, wouldn’t you just delete Selena’s comment? Maybe the post just wasn’t getting good engagement… or maybe Bella didn’t realize Instagram is taking away likes. Or maybe she really is that bizarrely petty. I don’t know the girl, so I can’t say! (If it were me, then you could definitely say she’s just that bizarrely petty.)
This all became actual news when a Selena Gomez fan account posted Bella’s then-deleted picture and called attention to the dirty delete, writing, “She’s all about supporting women. You all just can’t take it nicely. Btw Ms Hadid deleted the post.” Or, put in a way that makes actual sense that you don’t have to re-read three times, “Selena Gomez is all about supporting women, Bella Hadid just can’t take a compliment and deleted the post.” Or maybe “you all” refers to people who may have commented on Selena’s initial comment? It’s hard to tell, and we’ll never know now that the original post with the comment has been deleted.
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Selena Gomez commented “That sucks” with a sad face, and that’s it. That’s the drama. Selena Gomez tried to comment something nice on one of Bella Hadid’s Instagrams, so Bella responded by deleting the entire post. Lmao. I kind of love the ruthlessness of it all. It’s like, “my enemy commented on my post, so I’m gonna throw the whole post away—that will teach her to compliment me!” What a ridiculous power move.
UPDATE: It seems like I was probably right, and Bella Hadid didn’t delete her photo just because Selena Gomez commented on it. In a new Instagram caption (god, why can’t these people just release a statement through their publicist), Selena put the rumors to rest… sort of. In a comment on a pic Elle posted about the not-feud feud, Selena said, “NO. I shouldn’t of spoken without knowing the truth. I’m sorry. Please don’t be hurtful. She is a wonderful person and it is all a misunderstanding.”
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Soooo I was probably right in that Bella deleted the original picture because it got bad engagement, or maybe she didn’t have the rights to post it, or something. Probably completely unrelated to Selena Gomez. Well, this has been a fun exercise in jumping to conclusions! Now, if you need me, I need to figure out what it means when Instagram said 15 minutes ago that someone was online two hours ago, and now it jumped to two days ago.
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In these dark times, the social media presence of Miley Cyrus is one of the few things that brings light to our world. It’s been years since Miley gave a f*ck what anyone thinks of her, and her Instagram is a ray of sunshine. Seriously, she looks so happy. It’s been a few months since she and Liam Hemsworth finally got married, and things seem great in the world of Miley.
To illustrate just how happy and free she is, yesterday Miley posted a photo of herself naked on a lounge chair in the desert, as one does. While I don’t even want to think about the sunburn this could cause (I sure hope she liberally applied SPF), Miley looks pretty content in just an orange and yellow bucket hat. Her caption celebrates festival season and being queer, which is a whole-ass mood. Miley, you’re doing amazing sweetie.
So we love the photo, but Instagram, being a complete messy bitch who lives for drama, chose the perfect comment to highlight in my algorithm:
That’s right, it’s none other than Tana Mongeau. If you’re thinking that name sounds familiar, but have no earthly clue why, I’ll help you out: Bella Thorne. Until just a few weeks ago, Tana was the third member of Bella and Mod Sun’s throuple, may it rest in peace. Bella cleared things up by tweeting that they’re not together anymore, and we pretty much stopped thinking about Tana.
I’ll admit, I know more about Tana and her community of YouTuber friends than I should, and I generally find her pretty insufferable. Like, this girl started what was basically the Fyre Festival of conventions. (It was called TanaCon; look it up. One highlight: fans were stuck waiting outside the site of TanaCon for hours in the heat and left with nothing but third-degree sunburns.) So it goes without saying that I am mercilessly fascinated by what is going on in her personal life. I needed to know: Does Tana know Miley? Are they friends? Is something going on here? Is she thirsting? Or is she just being a fangirl? Are we human? Or are we dancer? I’m off the deep end, watch as I dive in.
First of all, Tana is clearly a huge Miley Cyrus fan. She’s tweeted about her many times, dating back to at least 2013:
“@MileyCyrus: My name is Miley. I sing about it. Stfu” I love u
— Tana Mongeau (@tanamongeau) July 23, 2013
Tana was just 15 when she tweeted this, so basically she was all of us on Twitter when we were 15. No shame in that game. However, Tana is now 20 years old, and her Miley obsession hasn’t cooled down. Just last month, she went full Amanda Bynes in a couple of tweets that are honestly so deranged.
i would shave my head so miley cyrus could use my hair as fake grass for her pets to piss on
— Tana Mongeau (@tanamongeau) February 10, 2019
Okay so obviously this is some spooky sh*t, but was it really just an inside joke between two friends? Tana and Miley are definitely not on the same level in terms of fame, but just four days later, this whole psycho fan relationship got turned on its head. On Valentine’s Day, Tana posted photos of a very special gift from Miley:
when your idol sends you weed it kinda tops every other valentine’s day… i love u @MileyCyrus pic.twitter.com/nmXFfrULCU
— Tana Mongeau (@tanamongeau) February 17, 2019
Okay, what do I have to do to get a weed bouquet from Miley Cyrus, because that’s literally the only thing I want in this world. Also, how do I ship a weed bouquet to myself (and pretend like it’s from Miley Cyrus)? Okay, I’m getting sidetracked. In case you don’t feel like clicking to read the note, here’s what it says:
Nothing breaks like Tana’s heart when Miley doesn’t respond to her tweets! Girl – I got you! Happy Valentine’s Day!! – Miley
This is…so weird. Props to Miley for referencing her own song in the note; that’s how self-promotion is done. Also, way to acknowledge Tana’s tweets without actually responding to Tana’s tweets. This is the most Miley gift I’ve ever seen, and I am taking detailed notes for all my future gift-giving occasions.
It’s important to note that Miley does follow Tana on Instagram, but I have a feeling they’re not like, actually friends. If anything, my guess is that someone told Miley about Tana’s obsession with her, and it’s fun for her to feed into it, and why not? There’s no evidence of them hanging out or anything, so I really don’t think this goes past social media. Either way, I still want to get my hands on one of those weed bouquets.
Images: Shutterstock; @mileycyrus / Instagram; @tanamongeau / Twitter (3)
As most Americans with a working Internet connection know by now, Tristan Thompson and Jordyn Woods are currently set up to be the most hated people in America. Khloé Kardashian reportedly dumped Tristan Thompson last night—not, y’know, because he cheated on her days before she gave birth. It’s because he cheated on her once again—this time, with Kylie’s BFF Jordyn Woods. Apparently, Thompson flew into town for Valentine’s Day (aw), but then spent Sunday at a house party “snuggled up” with Jordyn. TMZ reported they were “all over each other” and “making out,” (TBH, grateful we at least don’t have to hear about Thompson “making out, grabbing junk, motorboating” again. As I’m sure Khloe is too.)
Look, no matter what happened, I’m sure we can all agree that Khloé should dump Tristan’s ass once and for all. But given how close Jordyn is to the family (remember that recent series of her and Kylie in blackface matching bikinis?), I’m obviously very excited concerned to see what kind of rifts this incident could cause. Here’s what the Internet has to say so far, and all the hints we’ve gathered that the cheating rumors are true.
First off, Tristan apparently tweeted “FAKE NEWS” following the incident—then deleted it.
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#PostAndDelete : #TristanThompson tweets #FakeNews after reports surfaced that he allegedly cheated on #KhloeKardashian with #JordynWoods — He deleted his tweet shortly after ??? — A source close to #JordynWoods is also denying the allegations. We spoke to people close to the Kardashians who says this denials are “cover ups”.
While many of us might take that as confirmation the reports are false, if we’ve learned anything from James Kennedy (or Trump, for that matter), when someone calls something “fake news”, that means it’s incredibly likely to be real news, and furthermore, that there’s probably proof of it. (Otherwise why would his publicist demand he take down the tweet? Famous men have lied their way through worse…)
Confounding this “did Jordyn Woods hook up with Tristan Thompson” sh*tstorm is this recent Instagram from Jordan, but more importantly, this comment by Khloé.
This photo was uploaded two days ago, after the alleged cheating would have occurred, and still Khloé commented “baby girl”. If Jordyn did hook up with Tristan, would Khloé really be commenting cute things on her Instagrams? Then again, if the timeline of the incident is to be believed (which I will get to in a second), this comment could have occurred literally right before Khloé found out about the alleged cheating.
Next up in the “they really hooked up” evidence, we have this incredibly cryptic tweet from Jordyn—posted Sunday, the day she and Tristan allegedly hooked up.
I could love you and still cut you tf off.
— Jordyn Woods (@jordynwoods) February 17, 2019
In it, she says “I could love you and still cut you tf off.” Which yeah, is one way to announce to your close friends that you’re a cold-blooded sociopath who will hook up with the father of their children at any point. Though in her case, it’s really more the Kardashian/Jenners who have the ability to “cut someone off” here—by which I mean Jordyn is dreaming if she thinks her career is not taking a hit from this. You don’t mess with America’s royal family and come out on top, honey. You can talk to Blac Chyna about that.
While Jordyn and Tristan are busy being shady on Twitter, the Kardashians and their allies are sharing their feelings with another time-honored social media tradition: the telling Instagram comment. In a now-deleted post by Hollywood Unlocked, founder Jason Lee puts forth a pretty damning series of claims about the incident.
In the video, Lee confirms the entire thing. He says one of his writers was there, and reported to Lee that Tristan “took everybody’s phone” (yikes), then Jordyn came in and “was all up in lap,” “ was all over her,” “touchy-feely,” and—the kicker—“you let the girl stay the night until seven in the morning.” Honestly, I’m feeling like this is all the proof I need—and Khloé and her friends seem to agree.
Thanks to Comments By Celebs doing the lord’s work out here, you’ll notice Malika Haqq (Khloé’s BFF) commenting “STRONG FACTS,” Larsa Pippen (another family friend) commenting “Amen!!!” and Khloé herself just adding shouting emojis. If I were Khloé, my entire brain would just be shouting emojis at this point, so I really feel that. Malika goes above and beyond to prove herself as bestie of the year (to be fair, the bar just got way lower), and commented on another post about the situation saying “These hoes ain’t loyal.”
So…Malika in, Jordyn out? While Kylie hasn’t officially responded to the rumors yet, a source told E! News that “the whole family is writing Jordyn off,” and adds that Kylie “was in denial for days.” For now, it doesn’t seem like the Kardashians have taken action—Khloé and Kylie still follow Jordyn, and in other mildly suspect news, Jordyn and Tristan don’t follow each other.
In a final twist to this situation, which I am updating in real time, Tristan apparently admitted to Khloé that it was true when she confronted him. Several sources approached Us Weekly that Tristan “admitted it was true” when she confronted him on Monday.
And there we have it. Tristan Thompson and Jordyn Woods are over, cancelled, done. Can’t wait to see what kind of pointed inspirational quotes Khloé posts on her Instagram for the next month, and really can’t wait for a Revenge Body: Part II. (In that one, she gets Hulk-strong and beats the sh*t out of all her exes).
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In case you haven’t noticed, Kelly Ripa is kind of killing it on Instagram these days. We’ve loved Kelly for a long time, from the days of staying home sick from school and watching Live, back when Regis was still on. But in the last year or so, Kelly has become one of the most prolific celebrity commenters on Instagram, and the ladies of CommentsByCelebs have been there to document all of her best moments. Today is Kelly Ripa’s birthday, so to celebrate, we rounded up some of Kelly’s greatest hits. There’s a little bit of sass, a lot of Mark Consuelos, and just general perfection all around.
Happy birthday Kelly, we love you!
If you’re a follower of Comments by Celebs (and if you aren’t, then go fix that ASAP), you’ve probably seen a lot of Gary Janetti on your feed. His posts and comments are always funny, but you’ve probably been wondering, “who is this man and why/how is he best friends with Lisa Rinna?” Well, I did the Googling that you’re all too lazy to do, and now I have answers for you. Yeah, I work really hard, so you’re welcome. This is the story of Gary Janetti, and why he’s all over your Instagram feed.
Gary Janetti was born on March 22nd, 1966 in Queens, New Y0—JK, I’m not going to bore you with the actual story of his life. Let’s fast forward to the interesting stuff.
Basically, Gary is a TV writer and producer. His biggest successes were executive producing several seasons of Family Guy and Will & Grace, so he’s a big deal in the TV world. Will & Grace money is no joke. Recently, he also wrote and produced a British sitcom called Vicious, which I haven’t seen, but I’m sure it’s funny. All of this explains how Gary is involved in the entertainment industry, but to understand why he matters, you have to dive a little deeper than his producing resume.
First, it’s important to know that Gary is married to Brad Goreski. That’s right, he is officially one half of a gay power couple. If you don’t know who Brad is, here’s a quick summary. He got famous from being on The Rachel Zoe Project (lol #tbt) as Rachel’s style director, and then he got his own reality show called It’s a Brad, Brad World. For the past few years, he’s been one of the cohosts on Fashion Police. He is also a real stylist who has a long list of celebrity clients. He’s also um, very very hot. Gary is 12 years older than Brad, but they’ve been together for a long time and are really cute together.
Aside from his perfect husband (and adorable dogs), Gary’s best asset is his Instagram. He rarely ever posts pictures of himself or his actual life, but instead mostly posts about the British Royal family. It sounds weird, but it’s honestly hilarious. He started making these satirical posts where he imagines Prince George as this totally sassy betch who can’t stand Meghan Markle. He posts a lot, and I respect the commitment.
I’m starting an official petition for Prince George to join the cast of Lindsay Lohan’s new reality show.
A lot of celebrities are pretty lame on Instagram, but Gary is actually worth a follow for the content. While most famous people are basically just documenting their unattainable lives, Gary is consistently delivering comedy. I’m into it. You know who else is into it? Lisa Rinna. Lisa and Gary are basically best friends, and she does this thing where she comments “Gary.” on basically all of his photos. It’s like they have a secret language where she can communicate with him with just one word. I really want in on this friendship.
So in a nutshell, Gary Janetti is a successful TV writer and producer who’s currently relevant because he’s very devoted to his Instagram persona. As much as I tried to uncover annoying and/or shady things about him, he just seems like a pretty regular guy. At least now you won’t be confused when you see his comments on your favorite Real Housewives’ photos.
Lmk in the comments if there are other Instagram personalities that you need to know more about, because the internet is full of famous randos.
Images: @bradgoreski / Instagram; @garyjanetti / Instagram; @lisarinna / Instagram
It’s been nearly 48 hours since the news of Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin’s engagement broke, and I’m slowly wrapping my mind around it. Young love is in the air, and I guess my allergy medicine is finally kicking in. Yesterday, we brought you a breakdown of Justin Bieber’s Instagram announcement, which was a hell of a lot to process. The photo currently has over 10 million likes, which is fully what I expect when I eventually get engaged. The amount of likes is staggering, but the comment section really has some celebrity gems. Here are a few of my favorites, along with one truly special tweet. This relationship is the gift that keeps on giving, so buckle up.
Paris Hilton & Yolanda Hadid
Paris Hilton just knows exactly what I need, and she fucking delivers. Apparently “congratulations” was too big of a word to spell, so she decided to go with the simpler “congrats.” It’s okay girl, spelling is hard. However, she failed to delete her original comment, where she couldn’t spell “congratulations” correctly. Honestly, how did autocorrect not catch this? Whatever, I’m happy about it. Congrarulations Paris, you’ve made my day. Please also note Yolanda Hadid, former Real Housewife and mother of Bella and Gigi, who is also happy about the news. Will Bella and The Weeknd be our next surprise engagement? Stay tuned.
Marshmello & Diddy
My favorite thing about this screenshot is that both Marshmello and Diddy call Justin “brother.” Look at his influence, just wow. Honestly, I always forget that Justin has actual hip-hop connections, dating back to when Usher basically gave birth to him circa 2008. Good times, good times.
Ryan Good (& Hailey Baldwin)
Okay, so idk who Ryan Good is, but this is a good find. This is why @commentsbycelebs is so important. Okay, so Ryan Good is actually like a producer or something, who used to date Ashley Benson and obviously has a lot of famous friends. Irrelevant, but I’m really glad that Hailey shares my feelings about the mustache. Like, I’m attracted to the mustache in a gross, confusing way, but if Justin doesn’t shave it for the wedding then I’m gonna jump off a fucking bridge. It’s fine, I’m fine.
Jessica Alba, Jessica Alba, & Jessica Alba
God, I just love when celebrities are bad at technology. Unlike Paris Hilton, Jessica Alba didn’t make any unfortunate typos in her comment, but she still managed to post it three different times. I love it. The comment itself is actually a little weird, because it doesn’t actually mention the fact that Justin is engaged, or that Hailey even exists. This comment is like the equivalent of when you ask if someone likes your outfit and they just say “you’re so pretty!” Like, thanks I guess, but what about the outfit? I’m also in love with the Bieber fan account popping off about Selena Gomez at the bottom.
I love Ariana Grande, but she might need to learn to take a joke. The original joke about Scooter Braun is an excellent joke. It just is. Much like all the jokes about Kris Jenner working harder than the devil, it’s just fucking funny. Ariana’s sense of humor, however, is apparently broken, so she clapped back with some BS about finding love. Okay, I get it, you’re in love. She’s since deleted her tweet, so maybe she realized she took it too seriously. Whatever, she’s clearly still happy for Justin and Hailey after her “hooooraaaaay” comment on his Instagram.
Images: @justinbieber / Instagram (4); @arianagrande / Twitter