Welcoming Friday with our standing weekly recap. Looking for some culture-y news stories to share in our little collection for the end of another week. Because that’s just what we do in this space on Friday. pop culture news edition forty-three
Honestly, though I seem to say this each week, this week is literally one that I had to dig really deep to try and find anything. There just didn’t seem to be anything that was interesting or much happening. Could be a positive depending on how you look at it I suppose. When you want easier content creation, it’s not all that exciting but since it forces you to look other places, maybe that’s a lesson in getting creative. Either way, I’m just giving fair warning, there’s not much to share this week.
POP CULTURE NEWS EDITION FORTY-THREE
According to multiple articles, Twitter Q2 revenue did see a drop which of course the company is blaming on Elon Musk, given he and his lawyers are saying they’ll pull out of the buyout deal if the company continues to refuse to disclose the bot and spam accounts. It’s a curious story and honestly, why won’t a company like Twitter show that? It’s a reasonable request.
Comic-con is going on which means there’s lots of much anticipated trailer drops and news about upcoming TV shows or movies that have otherwise been shrouded in mystery. Other than the headlines, I haven’t been following along.
Netflix has “officially” got a fifth season of Virgin River coming in the aftermath of its recent season four debut.POP CULTURE NEWS EDITION FORTY-THREE: ANOTHER WEEKLY RECAP #POPCULTURE #JLO #JENNIFERLOPEZ #DISNEY #NETFLIX #MOVIES #TWITTER Click To Tweet
Netflix, speaking of, lost one million subscribers in their latest Q2 report.
A couple of weeks ago, we talked about ABC’s upcoming live-action anniversary celebration for Beauty and the Beast. This week, news broke that singer H.E.R. will play Belle in the one-time special. What do we think; will she make a good Belle? I just always wonder if they can actually sing!
One story I did see that seems interesting is Ana De Armas saying she doesn’t think there should be a “female Bond.” Instead, she thinks there should be “better roles for women.” Honestly, I don’t agree with all of her hyper inflated feminist opinions on roles for women, but do tend to agree that there’s no need to “convert” a famously male role into a female role (we’d likely not like it if it were reversed and made a famously female role into a male one). Why not, instead, create a role that’s for women and make that famous? If it’s good storytelling I think audiences would like it.
If you’re into their romance, you’ve all likely seen that Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck married in Las Vegas, and the pop culture scene is flipping out over not just this fact, but also that Lopez has said she wore one of the dresses she wore in one of her previous films.
A week or better ago, Kiera Cass revealed the cover of her upcoming December release A Thousand Heartbeats. I love the concept of this one, but am curious, what do you think of the cover art?
Lea Thompson and Stacey Farber are set to co-star as mother and daughter in The Spencer Sisters, a CTV (Canadian) series from the creator of Private Eyes, also a Canadian series. The show sounds like a fun concept about a cop and her renowned mystery novelist mother who decide to open a detective agency. Right now the show is slated for a 2023 debut.
Ok, we turn things over to you now. Did you read about any of these stories? Did you like any of these? What do you think about the casting for Beauty and the Beast? Are you a fan of Virgin River or did you follow the Twitter story? Comment all the comments! Let’s chat.
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