D'Amelio sisters, Chase Hudson and Noah Beck among attendees of illegal party - Dexerto
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D’Amelio sisters, Chase Hudson and Noah Beck among attendees of illegal party

Published: 27/Sep/2020 16:08 Updated: 6/Oct/2020 10:16

by Charlotte Colombo

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Several members of the Hype House were caught attending a party over the weekend hosted by Instagram influencer Kelsey Calemine, known better by her Instagram name FatherKels.

Dixie D’Amelio, Charlie D’Amelio and Chase Hudson were among several high profile stars who broke current California guidelines over partying to attend the bash.

As pointed out by on Twitter by DefNoodles, these stars’ attendance at this party is against the law in their state, because it can be defined as a “gathering”.

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Parties have become very controversial recently, with stars being exposed attending large gatherings.

For California, “gatherings are defined as meetings or other events that bring together people from different households at the same time in a single space, or place”.

In this current health crisis, California deems gatherings to be too risky because “when people from different households mix, this increases the risk of transmission”.

The current advice, which was issued by the Californian Department of Public Health on 12 September, is that “gatherings unless otherwise specified are not permitted across the state of California”.

This comes after the LA Times suggested that California can expect to see an 89% rise in cases of the illness come October, which caused DefNoodles to quip that we should thank “influencers who are at the front of the […] spreading movement.”

However, it wasn’t just DefNoodles who had strong opinions on the subject. Disgruntled fans made their feelings known in a series of online comments directed to the D’Amelio sisters.

One user pointed out that they “PREACH social distancing but [then] go out all the time and go to parties [sic]”, whilst a user on Twitter suggested that “they are just doing it for attention at this point”.

It isn’t surprising that fans are confused by these stars’ behaviour. After all, back in March, Charli D’Amelio went viral after debuting the ‘distance dance’ challenge on TikTok, with caused her to amass a lot of praise for “using her massive community to do good”.

@charlidamelioStay home & do the ##distancedance. Tag me & the hashtag in your video. P&G will donate to Feeding America & Matthew 25 for first 3M videos ##PGPartner♬ Big Up’s (feat. Yung Nnelg) – Jordyn, Nic Da Kid

With a lot of fans getting mixed messages over Charli D’Amelio’s behaviour especially, one Twitter user summed it up as follows: “If she’s gonna preach about social distancing, she should take her own advice, simple as that.”

What makes it worse is that shortly after the party, host Kelsey Calemine posted an Instagram story of her getting tested for illness. Although pictures from the party show a lot of the attendees wearing masks, this does raise the question of whether the illness was spread further during the party.

FatherKels instagram story.Kelsey Calemine, host of the controversial party, posted a video of her getting tested in the days following the party.

Other high-profile attendees at the party include Sway House member Noah Beck, singer Madison Beer, DJ Chantel Jefferies, NBA player Blake Griffin and model Winnie Harlow. They are yet to respond to this backlash.

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Mr Beast struggles through ridiculous 24-hour ice house challenge

Published: 30/Oct/2020 5:33 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 5:47

by Brad Norton

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Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson is no stranger to over the top challenges but his latest video was one of the most difficult he’s ever filmed, as he struggled to endure 24 hours in a house made completely of ice.

While Mr Beast loves to giveaway crazy prizes to competitors, friends, and even just strangers on the street, he also loves a good challenge. From 24 hours in a prison to surviving on a deserted island, the popular YouTuber has done just about everything.

Looking to push the boundaries even further, his latest task was to endure the freezing cold for a full day. It wasn’t just a cold room with the air conditioning cranked, it was an entire house made of ice. Brick by brick the structure fully was completely encased in ice to keep Mr Beast as cold as possible.

Everything from the chairs to the toilet was also frozen solid. Mere hours into the attempt it had quickly become “one of the harder challenges [he’s] ever done.”

Mr Beast Ice house challenge
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A few hours into the challenge and Mr Beast had to start getting regular checks to ensure he wasn’t in proper danger.

So what was the motive to remain in the ice house? If Mr Beast survived all 24 hours, his closest friends would have to cover themselves “in syrup and feathers” in public. On the other hand, if he left early, the same punishment would be applied.

After a few hours of pacing back and forth to keep his body active, he bargained for a pair of gloves. A nearby crew member handed them over and agreed to a $10,000 deal to be Mr Beast’s “spy” throughout the challenge.

This was certainly one of the more unique challenges on the channel as the gimmick never let up. Mr Beast was even forced to eat a stack of pancakes with a fork made entirely of ice. At the 12 hour mark, he conceded that “it was brutal.”

“Literally the coldest I’ve ever been in my entire life,” he said after the fact. “I was miserable.” Despite the odds being stacked against him and his friends trying to make the challenge even harder, he pushed through to the very end.

Days after revealing his most expensive video ever, it turns out this rather simple challenge was quite costly as well. 

“This video cost me around $300,000 to make. For the price that it cost me to build an ice house, I could have bought a real house.”