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Zoella says she had nothing to do with the price of her 'rip off' advent calendar... It's the Dredge

HMM. All the day’s celebrity dirt, in here.

EVERY WEEKDAY MORNING, rounds up the best of the day’s celebrity dirt from the top to the very bottom.  

Landscape powder snow scene with foot prints Source: Peter Dazeley/Zoella Lifestyle

YouTuber Zoella says she didn’t decide the price of her controversial advent calendar – that was all Boots, so you can leave her out of it.

ICYMI: Zoella released a 12 Days of Christmas advent calendar earlier this month, which cost €55 and contained a variety of extremely disappointing gifts like glitter and a pom pom keyring, which people suggested could have been bought in the €2 Shop.

zoell Source: YouTube

There was a huge backlash online, forcing the vlogger to come out and explain that she was all about the ‘creative’ side, and had nothing to do with pricing:

I’m all about the creativity, I’m all about getting it from a design to a product. Where my input ends is there. It makes me so sad that a product I loved and worked hard on… has left so many people so upset… The price of any product is up to a retailer.

Boots has halved the price of the calendar as an ‘offer of the week’, but it’s unclear if it will go back to €55 after this. What a mess. (YouTube)


CANCEL CHRISTMAS! Mariah Carey isn’t feeling well. No, we mean it. 

The singer has had to postpone two weeks of festive gigs due to an illness, telling her fans on Twitter:

Just in time for the holiday gift-giving season, it seems I’ve received a present of my own: A lovely upper respiratory infection after last week’s flu. Bleak!

That’s kinda gas in fairness. Please rest and get well soon Mariah, Christmas isn’t Christmas without you warbling somewhere or other. (Twitter)

Mark Hamill surprised people at Disneyland’s Star Wars ride and it was basically the sweetest thing ever. 

They were all just sitting down, getting ready to go, when in he walks saying “Hey, what’s up, hello”:

Can’t see the video? Click here.

Sh*t was lost, unsurprisingly.

star wars Source: Twitter/Mark Hamill

We don’t deserve Mark Hamill. :’)

And the rest of the day’s celebrity dirt…

  • Saoirse Ronan has spoken out about sexual harassment in Hollywood being ‘swept under the carpet’. (
  • Emerging US rapper Lil Peep had died of a suspected drug overdose, aged just 21. (The Guardian)
  • Anna Faris seems to have moved on from Chris Pratt. (E! News)
  • Gal Gadot told an excellent story about ‘Wonder Woman’s boosh’. Just listen to it. (Buzzfeed)
  • Drake stopped a show to tell off a fan who was groping women in the crowd. (Independent)

Yesterday’s Dredge: Ed Sheeran has denied that Taylor Swift’s new song Dress is all about him>

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