Here’s Justin Trudeau and the cast of ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ all eating oysters together

June 28, 2017

The Justin Trudeau smile machine took a break from gracing the covers of airline magazines and going shopping for Insta-worthy socks to rub elbows with other internet pop culture demi-gods. The Canadian prime minister (does he still do that?) made a stop in Montreal this week and crashed a pre-production group photo of the X-Men: Dark Phoenix cast. Judging by the photo Sophie Turner posted to Instagram, it looks like they all ate oysters together, probably accompanied by some quintessentially …

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Lady Gaga wore a ballgown and heels on a hike to show the world that she DGAF

June 24, 2017

Lady Gaga never fails to flaw us with her exquisite style. But her latest outfit, worn while on a hike in Montauk, New York, is perhaps her most diva-esque outfit to date. SEE ALSO: Lady Gaga pens touching note for her late best friend While most of us don leggings, hoodies, trainers, or hiking boots, when out for a hike with her boyfriend Christian Carino Gaga opted for something a little more…fancy. The pop diva sported a pair of nude Christian Louboutin heels with a long black skirt …

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Confused fan asks Owl City about a ‘Fireflies’ song lyric and the receives an essay in return

June 22, 2017

If you were alive in the early 2010s chances are you’ve heard of the synth-pop song “Fireflies” by Owl City. The song is both annoyingly catchy and ridiculously cute, yet there’s one lyric that has perplexed even the most brilliant of minds for almost a decade. SEE ALSO: Miley Cyrus lets Google Translate feed her very wrong lyrics to pop songs “‘Cause I’d get a thousand hugs/ From 10,000 lightning bugs” If the logistics of this statement have …

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Wokeness won’t solve Katy Perry’s identity crisis

June 18, 2017

Katy Perry wants to fight the good fight. She'll have to learn how first.Image: Picturematt/REX/Shutterstock In Katy Perry’s haphazard and controversial rebranding as a woke pop star, she seems ready to admit she’s often out of her depth. These days only three words now comprise her Twitter bio: “i know nothing.” It’s a refreshing dose of humility from a celebrity who seems constantly torn between her good intentions and ego. Most of us are, of course, but …

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The gender of Beyonc’s twins might have been revealed by Barack Obama himself

June 17, 2017

… 2017 Did Obama out Beyonc as having twin girls? Otherwise, his comment about Jay beating him in terms of number of daughters doesn’t make sense. Molly (@isteintraum) June 16, 2017 Sure, he could have meant the fact that once they arrive, Jay would just have more kids than him. But, shhhhhit’s a lot more fun imagining that the former leader of the free world spilled a major pop culture secret for us all. WATCH: This teen has some serious moves even after a heart transplant …

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RuPaul has important advice to keep your computer safe from viruses

June 16, 2017

Don't you dare click on that pop upImage: mark boster/ LA Times via Getty Images pop-up ads, sashay away. Since they were unleashed on the web, pop-up windows have not only been annoying users, but they have also been a huge nightmare for digital security. Most people know better than to click on suspicious looking pop-ups, but some of them can be sneaky. But now, we have some essential security advice from an unlikely source: RuPaul. SEE ALSO: Security researcher says he’s figured …

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Katy Perry on how Lady Gaga comforted her after Hillary lost the election

June 16, 2017

Image: Amanda Edwards/WireImage Who would have thought that even after an endless press tour in support of her fifth album Witness, there’s still a bit more to learn about the pop star Katy Perry. In a New York Times profile written by Caryn Ganz, Perry opens up about a lot of things she didn’t get to during her four-day livestreaming experimentincluding Hillary Clinton’s loss, sexuality, and the false nature of award shows. SEE ALSO: Katy Perry chooses to rank her sexual …

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Jerry Seinfeld’s refusal to hug Kesha got turned into a mural

June 14, 2017

… Monday when he unceremoniously turned the pop star down. @jerryseinfeld “No thanks.” @iiswhoiis : Photo by : @its_mike_larry A post shared by lushsux (@lushsux) on Jun 11, 2017 at 12:04am PDT The incident occurred last week at the National Night of Laughter and Song event at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Kesha approached Seinfeld during the interview to tell him she loved him, and to ask for a hug. He turned her down. Twice. The whole ordeal was caught on video, of …

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Katy Perry’s livestream isn’t over yet, but we’re over it

June 13, 2017

A face I have been watching for 72 hoursImage: neilson barnard/Getty Images Did you watch Katy Perry cry this weekend? If you’ve tuned into her livestream, you might have. It’s part gameshow, part wellness bootcamp, and certainly unlike any other album rollout for a major pop star. Perry apologized to Taylor Swift. She did yoga with Jesse Tyler Ferguson. She addressed her cyclical cultural appropriation. She ranked her famous exes sexual prowess to James Corden to avoid eating what …

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20 facts you didn’t know about ‘Gangnam Style,’ the most popular video ever

June 12, 2017

… featured over of Gangnam Style from Bandcamp user Triple Q.(which is actually divided into partsGANGNAMCORE 3ridiculousAn ingenious use of pop culture phenomena for political and social commentary, Ai Weiwei created his own Gangnam Style spoof called on Oct. 24, 2012. In the video, Weiwei not only called out the Chinese government for arresting him in 2011, but for the countrys strict censorship laws, with the name of the video referencing a made-up creature, which has become a symbol to …

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Justin Bieber’s Instagram finally reflects how bizarre it is to be Justin Bieber

June 11, 2017

Image: kevin mazur/Getty Images for One Love Manchester On May 20, 2017, Justin Bieber decided he couldn’t suffer in silence anymore. So the pop star posted five stone-faced selfies in rapid succession. Two were grayscale. Some repeated an image with a closer crop. They all had the same message: Bieber’s left eye was battling conjunctivitis. This is a great sign. You know, assuming that Bieber and his ophthalmologist cleared everything up. Nobody likes you when you’re 23, but …

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Kesha Who?? Jerry Seinfeld Explains That Awkward Hug Rejection!

June 9, 2017

… In my reality, I don’t hug a total stranger. I have to meet someone, say hello. I have to start somewhere.” But don’t all celebrities kinda have that mutual respect thing going? Where they greet each other as members of the same exclusive club? Well, yeah… except they have to know the other person is a celeb! Jerry said he had no idea who Kesha was or why she was approaching him, explaining: “I’m 63. I don’t know every pop star, I don’t know …

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The surprising list of the 30 most popular people on Instagram

June 8, 2017

… not the most famous person on this list, but shes the queen of Instagram and has been since December 2015. Screengrab via selenagomez/Instagram 3) Ariana Grande 107 million followers The former Disney actress turned pop superstar has dominated headlines in the wake of the terrorist attack at her Manchester concert and her subsequent benefit performance. Screengrab via arianagrande/Instagram 4)Beyonc 102 million followers The only thing less surprising thanBeyonc being on the list …

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Katy Perry’s ‘Witness’ is a bleak crusade for intimacy in the digital age

June 7, 2017

… on with Perry’s iPhone but not with Perry herself. “Save As Draft” doesn’t bother with code one bit, referencing an ex’s SUV on Sunset Boulevard and, more damning, his social media habits. “But I take a deep breath, and I save as draft,” she sings, “You don’t have to subtweet me / my numbers always been the same.” pop stars, historically, haven’t had much luck singing about the tools of technology without sounding clunky. The …

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Ariana Grande Surprises Young Fans Injured In Manchester Attack

June 4, 2017

The pop star paid a surprise visit to youngsters at the Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital, who continue to be treated following the May 22 suicide bombing following her concertat the Manchester Arena. A post shared by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on Jun 2, 2017 at 4:48pm PDT The singer spent some time talking to nurses: She left some gifts: And she also penned a heartfelt note to one of her fans: She surprised those she couldnt visit with video chats: Adam Harrison, …

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Ariana Grande Visits Fans In Manchester Hospital Before Her Benefit Concert

June 4, 2017

… strong and doing really well. The One Love Manchester Twitter page, which provides detailsabout the June 4 performance, updated fans with a collage of photos fromGrandes appearance. Ariana Grande is currently visiting the injured in Manchester! #OneLoveManchester #Manchester pic.twitter.com/KNjdRDhazW One Love Manchester (@1lovemanchester) June 2, 2017 Fans took to social media to show their excitement over the pop starsvisit. Ariana Grande visited her fans in hospital earlier today who …

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Where Andy Warhol Went Dark

June 3, 2017

At what point did Andy Warhols fascination with Americas consumer culture turn to its darker side? A new exhibition at Mexico Citys influential Museo Jumex, Andy Warhol. Dark Star, attempts to provide insights into the conceptual and technical shifts that marked the first decade of the pop Art giants art career. On display throughout all of the institutions exhibition spaces are more than 150 works that start with his breakthrough post-war paintings of consumer products and then move to the …

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Demi Lovato Reveals Why She Won’t Perform At Ariana Grande’s Benefit Concert

June 2, 2017

… something and for whatever reason, theyve chosen this. Demis to-the-point response sparked quite a lot of debate. Some people started throwing shade at Ariana, suggesting there might be a rift between the pop stars. Others jumped to her defense. User forrevergirl wrote, Ariana is friends with a lot of celebrities, she cant ask every single one of them. Usermichellenangelinachimed in, The one who made that is Scooter Braun, Arianas manager. He has a right to choose any singers he want. If its …

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James Corden is Late Night’s biggest overachiever (just not in ratings)

June 1, 2017

… TBS’ Drop the Mic series will pit four stars from the worlds of entertainment, music, sports and pop culture against each other in a rap battle royale hosted by Method Man and Hailey Baldwin. The show was initially slated for a May 2 premiere, but has been pushed back to fall, where it should receive a bigger promotional launchpad. Corden is on board as an executive producer but isn’t expected to appear on screen, which is a good way to guard against overexposure but similar to …

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Ariana Grande’s Mom Shares Emotional Message For Fans Following Manchester Attack

May 31, 2017

… pic.twitter.com/oUDmB7VD6x Joan Grande (@joangrande) May 29, 2017 Ariana has committed to helping the victims by paying for funeral costs and hosting a benefit concert. The pop star wrote, Music is something that everyone on Earth can share. Music is meant to heal us, to bring us together, to make us happy. So this is what it will continue to do for us. Joan echoed her daughters sentiment and refused to back down to terror. Me & my beautiful girl, last night where she crushed it …

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Why Isn’t Taylor Swift At The 2017 Billboard Awards?

Its been the most-heated debate of the week: Is Taylor Swift going to the Billboard Awards? To the disappointmentof literally every Swift fan on the planet, Swift opted to skip the show this year, keeping in line with her recent low-profile take on her celebrity.So why isnt Taylor Swift at the Billboard Awards? In the past, the Billboard Awards (BBMAs) have been notoriously good to the pop star. In 2013, Swift opened the show with a dance party through the halls of the MGM Grand Garden that …

May 22, 2017
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Taylor Swifts Bad Blood Hypocrisy: An Anthem Fit for Regina George

Sunday nights VMAs promise to be chock full of delightful surprises. Who will wear a dress made entirely of zippers? Which Teen Wolf will be spotted pawing at which Disney starlet? Are we old? And is Harry Styles even coming? But one thing is for sure: Taylor Swift, who is nominated for nine Moonmen, is sure to take home at least one award for her Katy Perry power pop fatwa, Bad Blood. When Bad Blood first debuted on Swifts album 1989, it was immediately clear that the aural F-you was …

May 22, 2017
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The Nicki Minaj-Taylor Swift-Katy Perry Feud Just Saved the VMAs

And here everyone was saying the VMAs were irrelevant Its been years since MTV has regularly played music videosthe medium it built its brand and its popularity onand its been years of mockery when the network unveils its annual list of Video Music Award nominations. As the award show evolved into a trolling pop spectacle with waning cultural influence and shrinking viewership numbers, the cultural grand jury made its ruling: the VMAs dont matter anymore. Apparently no one told Nicki Minaj, …

May 21, 2017
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Why losing an icon like Chris Cornell to suicide raises really complicated emotions

… called his death “inexplicable.” SEE ALSO: How to protect yourself when live video of suicide spreads on social media “The family believes that if Chris took his life, he did not know what he was doing, and that drugs or other substances may have affected his actions,” Kirk Pasich, the family’s lawyer, said in a statement. Regardless of the factors that may have contributed to Cornell’s death, grieving a celebrity that embodied a defining moment in pop …

May 20, 2017
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Ruby Rose disses Katy Perry’s new Taylor Swift diss track

… Swift. SEE ALSO: Katy Perry’s new songs have been pretty terrible, and that’s a problem Taymerican citizen Ruby Rose, who has stuck up for Swift on Twitter in the past, is not a fan. She said her song “Chained to the Rhythm” is “purposeful poop” which I think we can all agree is funny regardless of our pop star alliances and suggested Perry’s “woke” rebrand is insincere. I just think with everything going on in the world to go from …

May 20, 2017
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Justin Bieber is a genius under the influence of caffeine

Image: HANDOUT/EP/REX/Shutterstock It’s beautiful day, the sun is shining, and the only thing I can think about is a few brief but captivating seconds of Justin Bieber footage. Tuesday, Bieber participated in the sacred summer ritual of drinking iced coffee. The effects (possibly of a particularly potent cold brew) are spellbinding. The over-caffeinated pop star even created the perfect dance to speak for those among us who have been bested by the elixir and took advantage of vocal …

May 18, 2017
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