Hey, hey! We’re back on a Friday with the usual. Every week, in case you didn’t know this, we talk about some of the stories making headlines in the cultural or entertainment biz. Time again to recap those from the week in our forty-ninth (!!) edition of this series… or whatever we’re calling this. pop culture news edition forty nine✨⭐POP CULTURE NEWS EDITION FORTY-NINE: ALL ABOUT A SLEEPLESS MIDNIGHT + TWITTER⭐✨ #MIDNIGHTS #TS10 #TAYLORSWIFT #TSWIFT #BRITTNEYALDEAN Click To Tweet
Ok, so this week we again have STORIES. Which makes me happy. I love TV show tidbits, but honestly, I prefer finding stories. The one is “controversial,” which means you guys probably won’t comment on them, but I’m going to share some thoughts because well, that’s what I do. Here we go. Let’s dive in.
POP CULTURE NEWS EDITION FORTY NINE
90s GIRL POP CULTURE THROWBACK
If you were a kid or preteen in the 90s, chances are you may have watched the TV show Doctor Quinn Medicine Woman. If so, you may love knowing that Jane Seymour and Joe Lando will reunite on screen in a 2022 Christmas movie. Set to air on Lifetime, the film follows a woman who directs the Christmas play only to fall for her leading man.
The network, in addition to A Christmas Spark (it’s current working title), will add two more titles to their current lineup. Something I’m hoping to share here soon since I know so many love the Christmas TV movies.
COUNTRY GIRL ENEMIES
During this past week, I think probably right after I posted last week’s post, a disagreement (fight?) broke out between Cassandee Pope and Brittney Aldean. The former is a musician. The latter is married to country star Jason Aldean.
The argument started after Brittney posted a Reel looking super girly saying she’s glad her parents didn’t change her gender during her “tom boy” phase and how much she loves this “girly life.” All fine. She has a right to use that caption.
This didn’t sit right with Cassandee Pope who chimed in saying that Aldean was excluding people and that she was “comparing their ‘tom boy phase’ to someone wanting to transition. Real nice.” Again, all fine. Pope just like Aldean can share this. Then country musician Maren Morris replies to Pope’s tweet saying, “It’s so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins and zip it…” She goes on to call Aldean a name meant to be an insult. Again… fine if you want to say your piece.
However, Aldean then responds to Pope in an Instagram story, tagging her handle saying that what Pope advocates for under the guise of “gender affirming care” (specifying she is talking about children) is “one of the worst evils.” She also says she will “always support my children and do what I can to protect their innocence.” Her statement is that “protecting your child until they are mature enough as an adult to make their own life decisions.”
She says more, but honestly, I thought her response defends her perspective in a solid way. Whether you agree with it or not isn’t the point. The point is, just like Morris and Pope chose to, she’s sharing her opinions. Just because hers is different than theirs doesn’t mean she cannot share. Morris also played the victim card. A bit. No matter one’s politics, that’s one thing I don’t like. Don’t play a victim when your stir or encourage the “argument” or conversation. Morris also told Aldean to “zip it” in one of her tweets, which I also don’t care for.
If you want the right to make your case, don’t encourage the idea that someone else must silence theirs.
MEETING AT MIDNIGHT
During the past week, there was the big VMAs award show. Honestly, like any awards show, taking a cursory glance at some of the fashion, I am again left going, what? It matters not to me that this awards show is about more outlandish, I still didn’t care for fashion stars like Taylor Swift wore (but she was praised for her look). Honestly, while I still don’t like it, her after party look (below) has more “wacky fashion” potential than her red-carpet look.
But I digress. Her fashion isn’t the big news of the night for Swift. Nope, as everyone and their mother now knows, Swift announced a new album releasing October 21. It’s titled, Midnights. The album is comprised of 13 tracks (and as per usual, there’s four different album covers and color aesthetics) and is new songs written by Swift over the course of her life during 13 sleepless nights. Sounds like this will be a much moodier album and I’m not sure I’m here for it.
For me, I’ve never been a Swift addict in buying merch or the like, but I’ll still listen. Will you?
Kyra Sedgwick is joining season two of The Summer I Turned Pretty. This will be quite the unusual role for me to see her in after starring in TNT’s crime drama The Closer
After photos surfaced of Sydney Sweeney’s mother’s sixtieth birthday, Twitter trolls came AFTER her. I’m not a fan of hers one way or another, simply because I haven’t seen her in anything. However she’s the latest “it” girl. Despite not knowing anything about her, what she’s now trolled for is ridiculous. The comments were trashing her for a party attendee wearing a thin blue line shirt and red caps with a message play on recent political slogans. Here’s the thing, the idea that this means Sydney holds any of these beliefs is absurd. Maybe she does. Maybe she doesn’t. Either way, all these photos maybe show is she’s able to be friendly with people who perhaps differ from her in their convictions. Did you see that story?
There are two upcoming romantic comedies in the works. One is titled (at publication) Upgraded and features Marisa Tomei. The second is Emma Roberts in Space Cadet, a story about a party girl who ends up being the only person who can “save” NASA, the space program.
The Downton Abbey star Allen Leech will star in the Sundance production The Vanishing Triangle. The series described as a six-part drama based on a real event (but with “fictional” characters) described as events that shakes “Ireland in the 1990s, when several women disappeared.”
Following her upcoming November release with Netflix, Lohan’s second picture with the streamer will be Irish Wish; a film about a woman whose love of her life becomes engaged to her best friend. When she wakes as the bride rather than the bystander, she must decide if she has all she wants. Who else thinks this sounds like a mash up of Made of Honor and When in Rome with a dash of Leap Year (because of the Irish setting).
Which of these stories did you see? Which intrigue you most? Do any make you giggle or upset? I’m genuinely curious to know your opinions. Comment all the comments. Let’s chat in the comments.pop culture news edition forty nine
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