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According to "The D'Amelio Show," Being Famous on TikTok Sucks

The New Yorker

A television producer knocks on her bedroom door and enters to find Charli burrowed under the covers, an army of pastel-colored plush toys standing sentry around her. Though she has barely cracked open her eyes, she does not seem perturbed to find herself thus awoken by a camera crew. As she comes to, she is already clutching her iPhone--the implement with which she has incessantly documented herself on social media for the past couple years. We see a smattering of endless notifications, both loving and hateful, which appear not just on her phone but on our screen as well, crowding the frame: "Charli is such an amazing and kind person"; "Can somebody explain how she is Tik Tok famous?"; "Your over hyped." In this oppressive context, the intrusion of reality-TV cameramen into one's bedroom seems almost quaint. Charli, the center of "The D'Amelio Show," on Hulu, was only three years old when "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" premièred, on E!, in 2007.


TikTok star Charli D'Amelio doesn't order her Dunkin' drink by name, here's why

FOX News

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. TikTok's biggest star might have snagged a unique partnership with Dunkin', but that doesn't mean she wants to flaunt it in front of everyone. Sixteen-year-old Charli D'Amelio and Dunkin' introduced a new coffee beverage into shops nationwide last month, which has been named "The Charli." But, the teen has recently admitted that she feels a little shy when it comes down to ordering her namesake drink, which is a medium-sized beverage that is blended with Dunkin' Cold Brew, whole milk and three pumps of caramel swirl.


Charli D'Amelio joins Triller, TikTok's rival app

Mashable

Charli D'Amelio, who reigns TikTok as the most followed individual on the app, joined Triller on Tuesday and has already racked up more than 927,000 followers. Her first three videos all feature the song "Be Happy" by Dixie, which was a viral TikTok sound. Triller, a video sharing platform similar to TikTok, has been around since 2015. Triller's App Store downloads skyrocketed after India banned TikTok on Jun. 29 following ongoing border disputes with China. The Trump administration has expressed concern over TikTok's security, since the app is owned and operated by the Chinese company ByteDance.


TikTok star Charli D'Amelio gets Dunkin' drink named after her

FOX News

On Wednesday, 16-year-old TikTok star Charli D'Amelio ventured through a Dunkin' drive-thru to grab herself a drink that the doughnut-and-coffee chain has made in her honor. "The Charli" joined Dunkin's menu nationwide on Wednesday and is reportedly based on D'Amelio's go-to coffee order – a cold brew with whole milk and three pumps of caramel swirl. The partnership, which may come as a surprise to some, came into fruition because of D'Amelio's "self-professed love for Dunkin'," the chain's press release states. D'Amelio hinted at the drink's launch to her 27.8 million followers on Tuesday with a post showing her holding a cup of Dunkin' coffee. She captioned the photo, "rumors are swirling… teehee 9.2.20."


The D'Amelios Are TikTok's First Family, and They Want to Be TV Stars

WSJ.com: WSJD - Technology

On TikTok, Charli and Dixie D'Amelio present themselves to their 180 million combined followers in brief bursts of dancing, glamming and goofing. On a new television series about the sisters' lives as teen internet stars, there is a content warning to viewers about mental-health struggles. In one scene, then-16-year-old Charli slumps on the kitchen floor, scanning messages stirred up by an online rumor predicting her death. "Now, everyone's just like, 'Kill yourself,' " she tells her sister.