Area 51 memes overtook Twitter as people wondered if they could storm into the top-secret facility, just like Donald Trump’s supporters broke into the U.S. Capitol.
Americans watched in horror as a Donald Trump-supporting mob overtook the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, where Congress had gathered to certify Joe Biden‘s presidential election victory. As clips of protestors smashing windows and stealing property from the U.S. federal government building in Washington D.C. went viral, Twitter users wondered if another government-guarded area would be just as easy to break into: Area 51.
Area 51, which is a United States Air Force facility located in the Nevada desert and has long been subject to rumors of extraterrestrial activity, is closed off to the public — just like the Capitol. “Me and the boys going to Area 51 after seeing how easy it was to get in the capitol building,” one person tweeted, sharing a clip from Ready Player One. Another Twitter user shared a similar joke, instead using a clip of Patrick Starr walking in his platform black boots from that one episode of SpongeBob SquarePants. Another person shared a SpongeBob-themed meme, as you can see below:
Me n the boys walking into Area 51 after seeing how well they defended the capital building. pic.twitter.com/6yLQpeZjQ5
— Josh Laflamme (@swaggyjlaflamme) January 6, 2021
Security at Area 51 vs. The security at the capital pic.twitter.com/kZk0C2FSEX
— Jake Ryan (@JakeRyanTweet) January 6, 2021
Others wondered if they could have actually carried out that satirical raid on Area 51 in 2019. At the time, a college student had made a viral Facebook event called “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us,” planned for Sept. 20 of 2019, as a joke; the FBI ended up calling him. The raid never happened, however. “Starting to think we could have stormed Area 51 and lived,” another Twitter user tweeted on Wednesday, sharing a clip of Naruto running.
Starting to think we could have stormed Area 51 and lived. pic.twitter.com/Yaps5MtaSD
— Vibbs (@thejeffvibbert) January 6, 2021
Me fighting my way into Area 51 to look for real Ben 10 watch pic.twitter.com/DPUBHGbkRu
— Amani 🌟 (@AmaniCapalot) January 6, 2021
Others had similar thoughts. “The government was more worried about the Area 51 raid than what’s going on today,” another Twitter user complained, and Workaholics star Blake Anderson even chimed in, writing, “Storming the Capital Building was like a million times easier than the Area 51 raid WTF.”
Storming the Capital Building was like a million times easier than the Area 51 raid WTF
— Blake Anderson (@UncleBlazer) January 6, 2021
Meanwhile, some people joked about using the scene at the Capitol as a distraction to sneak into Area 51. “Me on my way to Area 51 while everyone busy with them trump supporters in dc,” one such person wrote over a driving clip (see below).
Me on my way to Area 51 while everyone busy with them trump supporters in dc🥶🥶 pic.twitter.com/jJn71btIBD
— ✨WAVON😎✌🏾✨ (@yurrjavon) January 6, 2021
On a more serious note, celebrities took to Twitter with outrage upon seeing the terrifying crowd at the Capitol. “The epitome of white privilege! How disturbing!!! I am sick to my stomach !,” Khloe Kardashian wrote over photos of the looters and protestors (you can see even more stars’ reactions, here).
The U.S. Capitol was eventually secured, but not before one woman was shot and eventually died, CNN reported on Wednesday evening. Amid all the chaos, Trump issued his own message to the protestors, calling them “special,” much to many Americans’ disbelief.
Nikki Bella Rocks A Crop Top To Dance With Artem Chigvintsev In The Kitchen
Aw! New parents Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev proved they’re more in love than ever, as they took the time to slow dance together in the kitchen.
Artem Chigvintsev is teaching his fiancée Nikki Bella a thing or two about busting a move! The Dancing with the Stars pro embraced the former WWE star in a sweet new video, which showed the pair slow dancing in their kitchen. “I just made @theartemc reenact this because we were just listening to Billie Holiday and he grabbed me to dance,” Nikki captioned her April 21 Instagram video. “Then in the middle of the dance he did exactly that! Flipped our food in the pan lol Goodness he’s so cute! So him! Lol.”
In the short clip, Artem reached behind Nikki to flip the food which was cooking in a pan on the stove, barely missing a beat. The new parents, who welcomed a baby boy named Matteo seven months ago, looked just as loved up as ever. Nikki was fresh faced, with her hair pulled back into a loose ponytail, as she rocked a black crop top and grey sweats. Artem cut an equally casual figure in a grey top and black pants.
“Yessssssssssssssssss Artem,” fellow DWTS pro Keo Motsepe commented, while one fan wrote to Nikki, “You got the love and life you always wanted and always deserved.” The sweet post comes just a few weeks after the Total Bellas star told HollywoodLife that her relationship with Artem was “better than ever” after he returned from filming season 28 of DWTS. “Oh my gosh, it’s so much better. When they say it takes a village [to raise a child], it truly does take a village,” Nikki explained. “Matteo loves his daddy. And not only does Matteo need daddy, but I need daddy. Artem is so helpful around the house with Matteo and it was like a night and day difference for me.”
Along with sharing parental duties, she emphasized the importance of spending quality time with your partner. “You forget how important date night is, even on the couch. We watch The Bachelor on the couch together every week and we get our food ready, get our drinks, and do it in bed,” Nikki told HL. “We get so excited and it’s totally given us this spark. We can have mommy daddy time and we don’t have to worry about waking up Matteo. I just feel like we’re kind of back where we were before Matteo came in this world.”
Sofia Richie Rocks A Sexy String Bikini While Hitting The Beach In St. Barts — Photos
Sofia Richie looked super cute in the white and orange two-piece that she fashioned for her day at the beach in St. Barts! Check out the young model’s swimsuit style.
Sofia Richie had some fun in the sun on her recent trip to St. Barts! The model, 22, enjoyed a day at the beach, where she was photographed sporting a super cute orange and white bikini. Sofia accessorized her beach day look with a green bucket hat and wore a pair of sunglasses to keep the beaming rays out of her eyes. Along with being photographed by paparazzi, Sofia also shared a few photos to her Instagram account on April 19, which featured her look!
Sofia has really been enjoying her island getaway, and she’s posted about it on her social media accounts! Prior to her recent carousel post, Sofia shared a photo of herself with her new boyfriend, Elliot Grainge, going for a ride in a luxurious convertible. In the photo, Sofia could be seen positively beaming, as she lifted her arms in the air and threw up two peace signs.
The model also captioned the snap with the perfect word to encapsulate her day. “Dreamy,” she wrote alongside the photo, which was seemingly captured by Sofia’s pals Nicolas Bijan and Roxy Bijan. While Sofia has been keeping her romance fairly low-key, she’s clearly been enjoying herself with her new beau in St. Barts!
It also seems that Sofia’s newfound romance has a lot of support from her famous father, Lionel Richie. “There is a deep level of trust between [Sofia and Elliot],” one source EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife. “Their dads are very close, so she’s known him a long time. Her dad could not be happier.” Indeed, there’s already a lot of trust between the families, since Lionel has known Elliot’s dad, chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group Sir Lucian Grainge, for years. Plus, Elliot is quite accomplished, himself!
“He studied business and after he graduated her launched his own record label, he’s very ambitious and very smart. Everyone in Sofia’s life is happy about this, they all think he’s a great choice. She’s such a sweet girl she deserves a really great guy and by all accounts Elliot is a winner.” As Sofia continues to enjoy her tropical getaway, take a look at her and more stars rocking swimsuits on the beach with the gallery above!
Mark Wahlberg Honors Mom Alma After Her Death With Photo Of Her & His 4 Kids: ‘Miss You’
Mark Wahlberg paid tribute to his late mother, Alma Wahlberg, with a beautiful photo of her cuddling up with her grandchildren.
Gone, but not forgotten. Mark Wahlberg honored his mother, Ama Wahlberg on Instagram with a sweet photo two days after announcing the devastating news to his fans. The Transformers star, 49, posted a beautiful throwback of Ama sitting on a couch surrounded by his four adorable kids: Brendan, 12, Ella, 17, Grace, 11, and Michael, 15. Mark and his wife, Rhea Durham, are in on the cuddles, too.
He captioned the post, “Miss you grandma” with a red heart emoji. Mark announced 78-year-old Ama’s death in an April 18 tweet. The Daddy’s Home star posted a lovely photo of his mother with a huge smile on her face, captioning it, “My angel. Rest in peace.” Ama’s other children, including singer Donnie Wahlberg, also honored their mother online. Donnie, 51, penned a lengthy tribute on Instagram accompanied by a slideshow of photos and videos.
“I’m so blessed to have been brought into this world by, raised by, taught by and set on my life’s path by, such an amazing woman,” he wrote, in part. “My mom Alma’s joy for life, love and people — combined with a pride in her humble beginnings and refusal to forget where she came from — undoubtedly shaped me into the man that I am. She was, without a doubt, the most loving human being I’ve ever known.”
Ama was mother to nine children and was a regular fixture on Wahlburgers, the A&E reality show that followed the family’s Boston-based burger chain. The show, which aired from 2014 to 2019, showcased many members of the Wahlberg family, including son Paul Wahlberg — who later named another restaurant Alma Nova in her honor. “I was very hesitant and nervous at first,” Alma told USA Today in 2014 about being on the show. “[My sons] said, ‘You can talk to a wall, Ma. You won’t have any trouble.’”