Finding respite in common culture from the stress of latest occasions, nonetheless, will not be simple. Politics and political figures are intersecting with pop culture, whether or not we wish them to or not.
That’s as a result of the chosen photograph confirmed Harris carrying a informal black jacket, white high and Converse sneakers, posing in entrance of a pink and inexperienced background (the colours of her sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha). Some deemed the selection “disrespectful” and never befitting the primary American woman to function vp, not to mention the primary woman of colour.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: The “Terminator” star and former governor of California took Donald Trump to process following the lethal storming of the Capitol in Washington, DC, by a group of the President’s supporters.
Schwarzenegger posted a video on social media in which he stated “President Trump is a failed leader. He will go down in history as the worst President ever. The good thing is he will soon be as irrelevant as an old tweet.”
And lest we neglect Schwarzenegger is a film star, he used as a prop a sword he stated belonged to Conan the Barbarian, the character he performed in the 1982 movie of the identical identify.
“Our democracy is like the steel of this sword,” he stated. “The more it is tempered, the stronger it becomes.”
Brian Littrell: A number of Backstreet Boys followers had some harsh phrases for Littrell.
That’s as a result of the singer tweeted an invitation for his followers to come back to Parler, the social media platform favored by the far-right.
His mentions sparked plenty of anger and disappointment, with some expressing that they were done supporting the singer, while others argued Littrell had a right to his political opinions.
Those wanting to join him didn’t have long to act on his suggestion. Parler went offline after Google, Apple and Amazon dropped it amid complaints the company hadn’t done enough to stem the violent rhetoric surrounding the Capitol riots.
But in the painful days we have already endured, with sadly more probably to come, it would be nice if pop culture could offer more of a distraction that many of us need right now.
For your weekend
Three things to watch:
‘One Night in Miami’
Oscar-winning actress Regina King makes her feature film directorial debut with this movie.
Based on an actual night in 1964 in which Cassius Clay (soon to be Muhammad Ali), Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown gathered to celebrate Clay’s heavyweight title win, it is adapted from a Kemp Powers stage play.
What could be better than a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
In this series, Wanda Maximoff (played by Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) are two beings living idealized suburban lives while concealing their superpowers. That changes when they begin to suspect that everything is not quite as it seems.
“WandaVision” debuts on Disney+ Friday.
Is there such a factor as too many Kardashian-type actuality reveals? (You most likely already know the reply to that.)
Netflix has a new sequence that “follows a wildly rich group of Asian and Asian American mates (and frenemies) in Los Angeles.” The show promises plenty of glitz and drama.
“Bling Empire” starts streaming Friday.
Two things to listen to:
The boy band Why Don’t We disappeared from the scene for a minute and sparked #WhereIsWDW on Twitter.
The group is again Friday with its sophomore album, “The Good Times and the Bad Ones.”
Let’s hope that title is an omen regarding the new music.
If you like, love, love the British royal household as a lot as I do, let me hip you to this podcast.
There is plenty of discussion about Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and baby Archie, natch, so I’m here for it.
One thing to talk about:
How nicely will “Sex and the City” age?
Only three of the original stars are returning: Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis.
Much has changed since the HBO series (and its big-screen adaptations) were out.
Where have the lives of characters of Carrie Bradshaw (Parker), Miranda Hobbes (Nixon) and Charlotte York Goldenblatt (Davis) led them to this point?
New York City always felt like one of the cast members — and the Big Apple is definitely not the same. So, what does it all mean for the next chapter of “Sex and the City”?
We’ll be dealing with Carrie fever while we wait and see. (HBO Max is owned by CNN’s parent company.)
Something to sip on
Happy 99th birthday, Betty White!
There are few in Hollywood who have achieved the level of admiration that White has over the course of her accomplished career.
She truly is our “Golden Girl.”
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