Amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, people have sheltered indoors to practice healthy socially distancing and flatten the curve of the outbreak. Unfortunately, there’s not a whole lot to do in self quarantine, unless you’re the kind of person who can work from home. With production schedules indefinitely postponed and tours and public appearances canceled, Tinseltown has turned to the internet to pass the time.
There’s a lot of great social media content coming out from cooped up celebrities. No, we’re not talking about Gal Gadot’s viral cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine.” (Does anyone else think Zoe Kravitz looks like she’s being held hostage?) We’re talking about TikTok, the app that rebranded and relaunched in 2017, then amassed a whopping 1.5 billion users, according to The Verge.
Since there’s not much else to do but dance in our living rooms, the app seems more popular than ever among the Hollywood set. Without further ado, here now, are the best TikTok videos of celebrities during the quarantine.
Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato reunited on TikTok for a quarantine puppy playdate
Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato? Name a more iconic duo, we’ll wait. The former Disney Channel stars seemingly reignited their friendship during quarantine when they reminisced about their good ol’ days in an Instagram Live. Remember, back when Lovato was kissing Jonas Brothers and had a gap tooth or when Cyrus was apologizing for smoking salvia?
Most of the Instagram Live, which is part of Cyrus’ new IG-based talk show Bright Minded: Live with Miley, was super deep. According to Page Six, Cyrus dove in about how she was body shamed after wearing a tan-colored latex bikini during her performance with Robin Thicke at the 2013 MTV VMA Awards, and both stars discussed their longstanding friendship. The real takeaway, however, was the stuff that ended up on Cyrus’ TikTok account. Let’s be real: getting deep is good, but we’re looking for some lightness in the middle of a pandemic.
In one of the TikTok videos, Cyrus freely embraces the quarantine life, “Uhm, this is a stain. I have not gotten out of these sweatpants, uh, for about five days,” she says. “And I have no plans on doing it anytime soon.” Same! In the second video, Cyrus and Lovato take their pups on their very first playdate (through video chat of course because all good boys are keeping their social distance, too). We can all probably agree that the world needs more puppy content right now.
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner took their TikTok to Lego Hogwarts
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner are getting pretty bored in isolation. Imagine jumping out of Game of Thrones to indefinitely spending time on your couch? Then again, there are worse things than being stuck indoors with your person. They didn’t need all the bells and whistles for their quirky Las Vegas wedding, and they don’t need all the bells and whistles for their time in quarantine. Joe Jonas even let all of TikTok know that he’s drinking Coors Light while hanging around his house and not even Miller High Life, the champagne of beers (or at least the champagne of cheap beers).
Jonas also admitted that he and Turner were slowly “loosing” their minds in isolation (we forgive the spelling error because times are rough), but they’ve turned to a more productive habit than sitting around face-filtering each other into oblivion. The couple have become total Potterheads, building an entire Hogwarts Lego set. They posted the final product on the app, set over the classic Harry Potter music. Do you think Joe’s more of a Gryffindor or a Hufflepuff? Everyone knows Sansa Stark would be a Ravenclaw for sure.
Ashley Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgens reminded us we're all in this together … on TikTok at least
There’s no way on the planet that Gabriella Montez deserved the lead in the high school musical when Sharpay Evans worked for it her entire life. The High School Musical fan favorites were rivals on screen, but in real life they’re all in this together. Both Ashley Tisdale and Vanessa Hudgens teamed up for a TikTok where they reprised their beloved Disney roles, just a little.
In the TikTok, Tisdale is clad in a tie-dye sweat suit with her hair in a messy ponytail (she’s all of us right now) while performing a dance routine to the HSM favorite “We’re All in This Together.” We really needed some inspiration from our Wildcat faves, and this was it. In Hudgens half of the split-screen, she was sitting by herself, lighting a candle, and pouring a glass of red wine as she chair-danced to the same song. Clearly, she’s living her best quarantine life.
Inspiring message aside, the TikTok comes fresh off the heels of a minor quarantine scandal for Hudgens. The star was accused of making light of the pandemic when she claimed reports saying the situation could last through July were “a bunch of bulls**t.” It seems like she’s gotten her head in the social distancing game.
Ashley Benson and Cara Delevigne are keeping up with the Kardashians
Ashley Benson and Cara Delevigne are keeping up with the coronavirus by keeping up with the Kardashians. The pair recreated a hysterical moment between Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian on TikTok. Is this the rock bottom of boredom or the rock top?
In the TikTok, Delevigne took the role of the Lord and mouthed Disick asking Kardashian, “So, are we cool? Like, are we in agreement?” Benson, who was pantomiming Kardashian, replied, “ABCDEFG, I have to go.” When Disick (Delevigne) asks what the heck she means, Kourtney (Benson) says, “It’s just a phrase I use. It means the conversation is over … G, goodbye!”
Admittedly, things get a little weird when you’re trying to ABCDEFG a global pandemic by staying indoors, but it doesn’t seem like the Pretty Little Liars actress and supermodel are sweating it yet. At least they’ve got their sense of humor.
Kristin Chenoweth's TikTok hit the high notes
Kristin Chenoweth is serious about disinfecting. Before COVID-19 ever made its way to the United States, the Tony Award winner had a stringent airplane sanitization routine. During a November appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers, the star admitted this involves taking disinfectant spray and basically spraying everything and everyone around her. We feel that, girl!
Now that the novel coronavirus has become a global pandemic, the star took to TikTok to help us disinfect our homes while hitting all of the high notes. Clad in a Barbra Streisand t-shirt (which, for some reason, feels like a seriously important detail), the singer ran around her kitchen wiping down high-touch surfaces like her refrigerator or kitchen sink with a Clorox wipe. Each time she swiped the wipe, she hit an increasingly higher note and struck a pose.
Sure, the video is funny, but wiping down high touch surfaces with a disinfectant wipe is actually an important part of preventing the spread of coronavirus. According to a study from the The New England Journal of Medicine, the virus can live for up to 72 hours on plastic and stainless steel and for four and 24 hours on copper and cardboard, respectively.
Do you have a square to spare, Logan Paul?
Is Logan Paul’s TikTok good because he’s likable, or because he’s the kind of celeb people love to hate? Listen, we need something to hate other than what’s happening in the news, okay? In the way we all rolled our eyes when the YouTube star went on a veritable apology tour after literally filming a dead body and posting it on the platform, we’re rolling our eyes when he’s making fun of global pandemic. Hasn’t he learned anything?
It’s no secret that the coronavirus outbreak has led to increased sales of toilet paper. According to Business Insider, the practice of panic buying has gotten so bad that, at one point, Amazon, Walmart, and Target were running low on their toilet paper supplies. Have y’all never heard of a bidet? Of course, Paul made fun of this panic on TikTok. In a video, he pretended to use toilet paper as currency to pay for a muffin in a cafe. “Buying things in 2020,” he captioned the re-upload on Twitter. Somewhere, Elaine Benes is fuming. Yes, you can spare a square.
Courteney Cox used TikTok to dance through quarantine
Courteney Cox is very bored in quarantine without her friends, but the actress certainly knows something about dance challenges. Her entire career was essentially built on that one breakout moment where she was pulled up on stage to bust a move in Bruce Springsteen’s video for “Dancing in the Dark.” TikTok was made for the Friends star.
In the midst of her quarantine, Cox tried out the viral TikTok dance challenge “Why Is Everything Chrome?” and it’s safe to say that she’s still got moves, but her family and friends might not think so. When she re-uploaded the post on Instagram, she captioned it, “Could this be why Coco and Johnny are socially distancing themselves from me?” For reference, Johnny McDaid is the star’s boyfriend and Coco is the star’s 15-year-old daughter.
Matthew Perry was equally as concerned. According to Business Insider, Cox’s sitcom husband came out of the woodwork to ask, “Hi honey, what the hell just happened?”
Gloria Gaynor's quarantine TikTok reminded us that we will survive
In what has become a fulfilling prophecy, Gloria Gaynor’s 1978 smash hit “I Will Survive” has, well … survived. For some reason, it peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2019 — a whopping 40-plus years since it first debuted. Around the time of its initial release, the track won “the first — and last —Grammy ever awarded for Best Disco Recording,” according to History. Why has it stood the test of time? Because we need it to.
Honestly, if there’s anything the word really needs right now, it’s Gloria Gaynor to hit us with some mega motivation. The star took to TikTok to let us know that we may be afraid, we may be petrified, but we will survive — as long as we keep washing our hands correctly and practice social distancing. Keep up that quarantine, y’all!
In the video, which is set to Gaynor’s hit track, the Grammy winner mouths the words while scrubbing her hands in the sink. “It only takes :20 seconds to SURVIVE,” she wrote in the caption. She’s not wrong. The TikTok promotes the CDC’s recommendation to periodically scrub hands “for at least 20 seconds” with soap and warm water as “one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs.”
David Dobrik busted out the Lunchables pizza
David Dobrik is best known for his YouTube channel, which has racked up more than 16 million subscribers at the time of this writing. Though he’s not quite as popular on TikTok (he’s only got about 11.5 million followers), he’s kind of killing the quarantine. Dobrik, who’s general persona is like if the prankster in high school study hall suddenly got rich and emancipated from his parents, attempted to cook himself a romantic, candlelit quarantine dinner and filmed the results for TikTok.
So, what did he make? Chef Dobrik cooked up the childhood comfort food staple of a Lunchables pizza pack. This certainly makes him the cool kid at the lunch table, only we’re social distancing, so there is no lunch table, and nothing matters. Also, it’s unclear why any adult in their right mind would want to eat cold marinara sauce from a squeeze tube. Maybe that’s all that was left at the grocery store after people panic bought everything else, though it kind of seems like Lunchables would be a doomsday bunker staple like Twinkies. Do they even expire?
In any event, Dobrik seemed to enjoy the Lunchables a lot more than he enjoyed the red wine. Perhaps his mom should have packed him a juice box instead.
Did Tyler Cameron and Hannah Brown just confirm their relationship on TikTok?
This week is a big week for Bachelor Nation, who are stuck at home with the upcoming season of The Bachelorette on indefinite pause. Don’t worry though, there’s some old Bachelorette drama here making us angrier than Barb during The Bachelor finale. Meanwhile, Hannah Brown and Tyler Cameron seemingly confirmed they are quarantining together in Florida with a brand new TikTok account called @thequarantinecrew. Just because you’re quarantined doesn’t mean you should take back your ex!
In case you need a refresher, Tyler was the runner-up on Brown’s The Bachelorette season, but she ultimately chose Jed Wyatt, who may or may not have had a secret girlfriend the entire time. After that, Brown attempted to go back to Cameron, but it never happened, probably because who would want to date someone when they know they’re the backup plan? He briefly dated Gigi Hadid, but according to People, they broke up sometime in 2019. Now, it appears like he’s picking up where he left off with Brown.
From the looks of their TikTok, Brown and Cameron are spending a lot of time hanging out by the pool and frolicking on a beach with their friends rather than social distancing. Now, this isn’t confirmation that the pair are for sure an item, but according to TMZ, they may have spent the night together all the way back in August 2019. It sure looks like he’s accepted her rose this time around.
Tana Mongeau's TikTok has become a junk food tutorial
Tana Mongeau’s life is a circus by design. There was the disastrous Tanacon and her whirlwind Las Vegas wedding to fellow YouTuber Jake Paul, which according to Business Insider, cost $500,000 and wasn’t even “legally binding.” Then, five months after the couple traded vows, they decided to take a break, at which point Mongeau was spotted getting an intimate kiss on the top of her head from Paul’s brother Logan Paul. In between all that, Bella Thorne told the Los Angeles Times that she was in a thruple with Mongeau and Mod Sun, and Mongeau had a health scare (she’s all good, now). It’s been hectic, but now that Mongeau is social distancing like the rest of us, how much trouble could she really get into?
Apparently, not that much. The star is chilling on TikTok and eating snacks like everyone else. While her rumored lover David Dobrik filmed himself eating Lunchables on the platform, Mongeau’s quarantine food was, perhaps, the Holy Grail of all ’90s snacks: Fruit-by-the-Foot. Like all ’90s kids, she ate it the absolute right way by slowly rolling the whole thing into her mouth as part of the “What That Mouth Do” challenge. “Day 1 hour 5 of quarantine,” she wrote in the caption. “Duet this and do it with something? what that mouth do challenge?? i’ll go.” Can someone pass the Dunkaroos?
Ciara is busting a move with the fam on her TikTok
Singer Ciara and her husband Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson don’t have a lot to do at the moment, either. The NFL is in its off-season and, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer, have canceled all public events in Las Vegas where the draft was being held (though, the draft is still happening). The music industry — or at least the live event sector — is pretty much completely shut down until further notice, as of this writing. Instead, they’re taking their time in quarantine to level up their TikTok game, and it’s a real family affair.
In a March TikTok video, the pregnant star gave the viral “Something New” dance challenge her best shot along with her two-year-old daughter, Sienna, who started the dance in the middle of their kitchen. After Sienna boogied on by, the line made way for Future, Ciara’s five-year-old son with rapper and ex-fiance Future. Then came Ciara and her baby bump. The singer announced her third pregnancy on Instagram in January. The three (or three and a half) of them were followed by Wilson and Wilson’s younger sister Anna.
The family that quarantines together does viral TikTok dances together, at least if they get bored enough. Sorry, we don’t make the rules!
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