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Now That Every Star Is Revealing Their Life on Instagram, How Are the Kardashians Keeping Up?



In our new normal that includes daily glimpses into the home lives of celebrities, there’s one glaring omission: Kris Jenner and kin. The family that created the modern-day celebrity and pays the bills with a reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians (and business ventures made possible by the show that gave its members fame), has been, by comparison, uncommonly quiet.

So where have they been, and how have they been reacting to our ongoing crisis? Well they’ve been self-isolating like everyone else. And instead of using this time to connect with fans, heavily promote the season 18 premiere of their show, or bring their talents to Instagram Live, they’ve been sharing just small pieces of their new reality (which included Kim Kardashian West’s tweetstorm that added fuel to the Taylor Swift x Kanye West “Famous” phone call fire).

Gone are the days of relentless Kylie Cosmetics, KKW Beauty, Good American, and Poosh Insta Story ads or hourly updates about Palm Springs vacays. Given that business promotion and self-promotion have been rendered universally gauche in a time of virtual unemployment lines, the Kardashian crew’s eternal hustle has been replaced with eerily sparse videos of Kylie Jenner in a slick bun and minimal makeup urging fans to stay inside.

So the question is: When you can’t contrive a reality, what does your real reality look like? Let’s take a look at the family’s social media output, from least to most attuned to the COVID-19 crisis.


Kendall Jenner is Kris’s only childless child, and her online presence has remained largely business as usual. Barely a variable in the family’s long-running show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kendall has made a few attempts to urge the public to social distance and on March 24 posted a carousel of photos remarking on how much she missed her friends. Though her profile is low, Kendall managed a coronavirus controversy anyway: Early on in the American crisis, she posted a graphic to her IG Story stating that the majority of cases were “mild.”


While it’s unclear if Kourtney is self-isolating with the father of her children, Scott Disick, she is making the time to send cryptic messages to her family and fans. In between walks in the neighborhood with her three kids, Mason, Penelope, and Reign, Kourtney’s found time to allude to the fact that this virus is a punishment from God. She posted a Bible verse explaining how God would unleash an epidemic among his people as a punishment for their evil ways, with Kourtney scrawling in red, “Pay Attention Children.” Kim also shared a 2008 passage from a psychic, Sylvia Browne, which Kourtney had sent to their family’s group chat. This passage predicted a treatment-resistant respiratory virus would sweep the world in 2020. Spooky stuff.

As for Disick, he’s been trying to profit off of the pandemic with “Please Wash Your Hands” hoodies.


After attending a birthday party for music executive Sir Lucian Grainge, who tested positive for COVID-19, the family matriarch was tested for the virus, though she wasn’t showing symptoms. And while she hasn’t publicly confirmed her negative result, she has publicly thanked the health care professionals who are on the front lines. Kris is also partnering with Kylie and Kylie Skin for a little project you’ll read about later. Aside from being one of the lucky ones, Kris has watched the should-be-classic film The Holiday partially because Cameron Diaz is “so adorable.” Kris is spending her quarantine with Rob Kardashian, who is self-isolating away from his daughter, Dream.


Perhaps the Kardashian in the most dystopian situation, Khloé is self-isolating with Tristan Thompson, the father of her daughter, True, who has been trying to woo her back after a series of cheating scandals. Despite living with America’s enemy, Khloé seems to be in good spirits. As she’s wont to do, Khloé’s been passing the time by posting inspirational quotes, throwback images of Hollywood starlets, and small peeks into her daily life with True…and True’s dad.


Kim, as always, seems to be the most vocal of her family members, though in addition to things like promoting criminal justice reform with Vanity Fair, she did also choose to use that megaphone to reignite her Taylor Swift feud. But with more time on her hands, she’s tweeting about Tiger King and using one of her businesses to raise money—20% of her Skims profits—for a COVID-19 emergency response initiative. Kim also hosted Kris at her home, with the two remaining six feet apart as they took a walk around the yard and had lunch. It’s unclear how they sanitized the dishes and serving utensils, but at least they sat far apart! Kim’s also done her part by making appearances on The Tonight Show and The View.


Though she’s still depriving the world of endless makeup tutorials and viral vlogs, Kylie’s still trying to do her part. Under the urging of Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams, Kylie took to Instagram on March 18 to really highlight how bad the spread of this virus is and how staying home can flatten the curve. But this may be the most we get out of Kylie, as she’s proudly said that being pregnant with Stormi prepared her for this. In an effort to hide her pregnancy for the majority of 2017, she didn’t leave her house for months. Odd practice, but it seems to have worked in her favor. She’s also donated $1 million to COVID-19 relief, and that could be just the beginning. Kylie has also closed the fulfillment center for Kylie Cosmetics (as has Kim for KKW Beauty!). She’s also using her billion-dollar beauty business for good; through Kylie Skin, Kylie and Kris will produce hand sanitizer for hospitals in Southern California dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. Gotta keep those hands clean, and, most importantly, cute.

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Disney Plus Mulan Fails to Make an Impact




Disney Plus’s most anticipated movie of the year was Live-Action Mulan, the infamous remake of the 1998 version of the Disney classic Mulan. With a budget of almost $200 million and alot of hard work involved, the film release’s expectations and excitement were at an all-time high. Disney’s marketing team left no stone unturned in promoting the film throughout the world as Mulan was one of the most influential female protagonists in a Disney movie. 

Mulan was known for her power and courage to take a step towards change and create a name for herself instead of becoming a burden for her family. She brought them honor but not through finding a compatible suitor, but through her bravery in fighting amongst the opposite gender when it was considered a taboo. 

But did the real Mulan walk in the footsteps of the animated one? Did it create an impact as strong as the classic version, which people love and adore even after 23 years? Sadly, no. The live-Action Mulan was nothing like the 1998 Mulan because it was not supposed to be that way. 

The old Chinese folklore inspired the Live-Action Mulan. The Balad of Mulan, which was different, more serious, and portrayed a much more feminist approach by eliminating any romantic or cartoonish elements or characters from the remake. 

The elimination of the character of Mushu came as a surprise for all the die-hard Mulan fans who were anticipating the voice-over of Eddie Murphy in a better-animated dragon who is by Mulan’s side, aiding in tough times. We did see a dragon, but it was a silent companion only coming in need. The remake also got rid of all the eventful songs which were hummed as we watched the animated version all the time.

Another setback was the mediocre release of Mulan during the Pandemic, which basically ruined the official March release. Mulan eventually made the screen on September 4 on Disney+ Premier Access, a pay-to-view for $30 across the US. In contrast, countries where Covid-19 was under control, saw a theater release like China. But that hardly made 50% of the total movie budget. Disney hoped to make some dollars in China by accurately depicting the Chinese culture and actors, but that didn’t happen either. 

Viewers with access to Disney+ also did not venture enough on the Premier Access service. What further disappointed the release was Mulan’s availability on multiple torrents and platforms for free in HD quality on its release. VPN users worldwide watched the movie for free without paying a whopping amount of $30 for a single film, while the whole service along with other streaming services cost ⅓ of the price. 

Live-Action Mulan was also under scrutiny for shooting in the Xinjiang, the region of China where Uighur Muslims were detained and imprisoned in concentration camps. This sparked outrage over the entire social media, where Muslims worldwide protested against the Chinese government’s actions. Disney+ did not state an official apology on their platform, nor did they acknowledge their wrongdoings, probably to stay clear of the Chinese government’s atrocity. 

Meanwhile, even within China, Mulan failed to impact the Chinese audience as they have a much better take and approach to recreating any Chinese epic or myths. Their cinema is far more advanced in portraying their culture with local actors and a local production house. As we all know, China has a strict censorship policy on international content, and they have an alternate of their own. It applies here as well. 

Lastly, the ill-natured tweet of the lead actress Liu Yifei, openly supporting the Hong Kong Police’s atrocities when China was implementing new security policies on Hong Kong, claiming it as a part of the Chinese government. The Hong Kong police came under fire for mistreating peaceful protestors and using harsh means to disperse the crowd. This tweet leads to #boycottmulan across the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Thailand. 

Liu Yifei made no outright apology. 

Despite so much anticipation, live-action Mulan came under alot of controversy and failed to make a solid impression on the audience, despite holding a strong message for its feminist audience. Wrong timing and a few wrong decisions cost Disney millions of dollars and somewhat tarnished the reputation of their remake sagas. 

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5 Underrated Shows on Netflix USA You Must Watch Right Now!




American Netflix is home to hundreds of TV shows across multiple genres. Still, it could be hard at times to find something binge-worthy on it. Now we all have that one friend that’s perfectly content with re-watching their favorite TV series, but the rest of us normies find it a tad boring. We’re on a never-ending hunt for the next big show hoping to inject some excitement into our otherwise mundane existence. However, with so much to choose from, it’s only natural that a few gems go unnoticed when scrolling through the recommendations. 

Don’t sweat it! After spending endless hours of research, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 underrated shows on Netflix USA that are definitely worth your time.

Can’t access US Netflix in your home country? There is an easy way around. Just download a Netflix VPN, connect to a US server, and start streaming. 

  1. 1994

Genre: Documentary

Season(s): 1 season; 5 episodes

Year of release: 2019

1994 is a modest 5-episode docu-series offering the perfect guilt-free, binge-watching experience. The show revolves around a promising presidential candidate in Mexico who stands to threaten the status quo. Seen as a threat by the powerful elite, he gets shot during one of his televised political rallies. If the events of the first episode seem unusual, then what follows is downright bizarre. 

Viewers are in store for surreal events backed by actual interviews and real-life footage that ups the ante with each passing episode. 1994 is a fascinating, informative, and rich account of one of the most turbulent times in Mexico. It not only gives viewers a glimpse of the past but also a story that follows a narrative very close to what we’re seeing in our present political climate.

  1. Rise of Empires: Ottoman

Genre: Drama

Season(s): 1 season; 6 episodes

Year of release: 2020

Following the wildly popular show Ertugrul—at least in the eastern part of the world—Rise of Empires: Ottoman features a historic mix of immaculate production value and dramatic re-enactment of the 1453 fall of Constantinople. A Turkish production, the show is entirely in English and revolves around the life of a young Ottoman Sultan named Mehmet. It shows how the 21-year old leader risks everything to conquer a city his father and so many others failed to take before him.

This point marked a crucial juncture in history: The fall of the Roman Empire and the transition of a local regional entity to that of a global superpower. While the show does have its set of drawbacks (such as the frequent History Channel-type flashbacks), the appeal of our protagonist is sure to have viewers in for a memorable ride. 

  1. Wild Wild Country

Genre: Documentary

Season(s): 1 season; 6 episodes

Year of release: 2018

The mere mention of Wild Wild Country in front of veteran Netflix viewers is sure to garner you some respect points. Based on a true story, Wild Wild Country tells the tale of an Indian cult that’s decided to relocate to Oregon. What ensues is a series of unusual events as the locals struggle to come to terms with the new inhabits and in particular, the eccentric leader of this cult: Bhagwan. This mini-series manages to capture and re-tell a significant—albeit unusual—event in American history and media and retell it in a way that’s sure to leave some viewers scratching their heads!

  1. Lenox Hill

Genre: Documentary

Season(s): 1 season; 9 episodes

Year of release: 2020

For those looking to embark on a roller-coaster ride of emotions, look no further than Lenox Hill. While we do recommend this docu-series especially if you’re a fan of Grey’s Anatomy or ER, Lenox Hill is not your average watch. It’s a far cry from what you’d call a feel-good series as it reveals the brutal reality associated with people diagnosed with really bad things.

Set in New York, the show follows the story of an ER physician, an OB-GYN, and two brain surgeons that are part of a small-time hospital competing with bigger establishments. It lifts the curtain from the otherwise romanticized emergency-ward that we’ve grown accustomed to and accurately depicts the struggles of both patients and doctors.

This highly emotional series might not sit well with everyone but if you want to watch a story about individuals that sacrifice everything to save others then this one’s for you.

  1. Borderline

Genre: Comedy

Season(s): 2 seasons; 12 episodes

Year of release: 2016

The Office is the most viewed show on Netflix according to Chicago Tribune which is a pity because its contract is set to expire on January 1, 2021. Enter Borderline, a British comedy series and ‘mockumentary’ of sorts that follows a similar pattern and humor as The Office. Set in the fictional Northend Airport instead of an office, viewers are quickly introduced to a slew of funny and ridiculous personalities.

The best part of the series is that it has its own version of Pam, Dwight, Jim, and a Michael type-boss. It also doesn’t try too hard to resemble its more popular counterpart and a few episodes are enough to make you wonder why more people aren’t watching it!

Agree with our list? Know of some underrated shows that need more love? Let us know in the comments section below!

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The Advantages of Online Casino Welcome Bonuses




When it comes to online gambling, the industry is thriving in 2020. Although casinos are banned in many countries, people still find ways to enjoy their favorite games of chance. However, considering the level of competition on the market, it may be difficult for a beginner to find a good online platform and take advantage of all offers. In this article, you will learn the benefits of casinos’ welcome bonuses.

What Is a Sign-Up Bonus?

As we have already established, the industry is growing rapidly and companies are desperately looking for new ways to attract customers. A welcome bonus is often used by online casinos to get new leads and players in the future. However, the best casino bonuses can be easily used to the player’s advantage. Here are the main reasons you should not neglect this offer.

  1. It saves your money

Quite obvious, right? Well, this is the main reason why you should always use welcome bonuses in online gambling: it is always better to not risk your own money. It is especially true for beginners. Since they have no experience, it is fairly common for beginners to lose their initial investment and be done with gambling for good. However, if you use your welcome bonus as a way of getting the basics skills, the chances of success will rise significantly.

  1. It allows you to try several games

Another common issue beginners face is a lack of understanding of which types of games they want to try: slots, roulette, baccarat, blackjack, etc. If you use your sign-up bonus, you will be able to play several games and choose the ones you like better. Moreover, you can take advantage of a welcome bonus on several online gambling platforms. That way you will try out even more options.

  1. It will make future gambling more profitable

Besides beneficial sign-up bonuses, good online casinos usually have great loyalty programs. For instance, the company may double up to five first deposits on the platform. If you invest 100 USD, you will get 200 USD to your account. More money — more games — more chances of winning.

Although a welcome bonus is a great way of upping your gambling game, there are a few things you should pay attention to. Firstly, a good bonus does not equal a good platform. Before choosing a casino, make sure that the company is legal and trustworthy. Since there are many scams right now, it is essential if you want to save your money. Moreover, check the available deposit/withdrawal methods and their terms.

We hope that this article has shown the true power of online casinos’ welcome bonuses and how you can use them to your own advantage. Follow our tips while choosing a platform and enjoy the best gambling experience.

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