From Zendaya’s pregnancy hoax to Netflix’s greenlighting Squid Game-based reality show, here are some international pieces of news that made raging trends today.
IS ZENDAYA PREGNANT?
This hit TikToK as a ki and now y’all in an uproar talking about Zendaya is pregnant Y’all have to stop. pic.twitter.com/U7qJp4ZZzk
— they call me cam (@Thecmcbride) June 15, 2022
Millions of Zendaya’s fans got ‘Krissed’ today after falling for a viral Tik Tok joke saying the actress is pregnant with rumored boyfriend Tom Holland’s baby. The video featured an official Instagram ID of Zendaya with a fake ultrasound image captioned, “I love you. Halfway there.” It also featured Tom’s tagged account. Later a dancing Kris Jenner appears on the screen to confirm to the viewers that they have been trolled and this indeed is a hoax.
Minutes after this viral joke, the hashtag ‘Zendaya is pregnant’ started trending on Twitter and netizens surely made a field day out of it. Check out some of the tweets below:
— Bateman. (@KartikK007olo) June 15, 2022
— Theycallmeyazzz (@Theycallmeyaz) June 15, 2022
— hitmanFREZ (@FrezHitman) June 15, 2022
Twitter: “Zendaya’s pregnant!!”
Tom Holland: pic.twitter.com/Zrpm6LRXR3
— Alej G (@Cinephile420) June 15, 2022
— Nisar (@Nisar2468) June 15, 2022
— Suave (@totallysuave_) June 15, 2022
NETFLIX GREEN LIGHTS SQUID GAME-BASED REALITY SHOW
Streaming giant Netflix has greenlit 'Squid Game: The Challenge', a reality competition series based on the hit 2021 South Korean drama. The news came from Bela Bajaria, Netflix's head of global TV, at the Banff World Media Festival on Tuesday, reported 'Variety'. According to Netflix, 'Squid Game: The Challenge' will be "the biggest reality competition series ever," hosting the largest cast and offering the largest lump sum cash prize in reality television history as 456 players compete for $4.56 million.
Contestants will go through a series of games inspired by the original show, plus new additions, which are all intended to test their strategies, alliances and character as others are eliminated around them, as reported by Variety. Recruitment for the series is currently open to English-language speakers from anywhere in the world.
"Squid Game took the world by storm with Director Hwang's captivating story and iconic imagery. We're grateful for his support as we turn the fictional world into reality in this massive competition and social experiment," said Brandon Riegg, Netflix's vice president of unscripted and documentary Series. "Fans of the drama series are in for a fascinating and unpredictable journey as our 456 real-world contestants navigate the biggest competition series ever, full of tension and twists, with the biggest ever cash prize at the end."
The 10-episode competition series is a co-production between Studio Lambert and The Garden, and will be filmed in the UK Stephen Lambert, Tim Harcourt and Toni Ireland executive produce for Studio Lambert while John Hay, Nicola Hill and Nicola Brown executive produce for The Garden.