By Danny McCarthy, Staff Writer
With the thrum of Spring in full swing, it’s easy to believe that the end of school is nigh! But fear not, because although the semester is winding down, the world of pop culture will never die as long as there are people to care about celebrity Instagrams (aka me). So as is my duty and pleasure, let’s get down to “bidness.”
We’re starting off with the King of Cute and the Duke of Darling: Prince George! At his first royal engagement since his birth, the little prince went on a play date with the children of notable dignitaries in New Zealand. The parents were all first-timers like Will and Kate, and included both single mothers and same-sex couples. The tiny future King of England was adorable in an overall onesie and is possibly the only person who can trump his glamorous mother, Kate Middleton! I’m looking forward to a lot of cute photo-ops in the future!
We knew that when David Letterman announced his retirement, we could start expecting a flurry of potential replacements in the late night world. And it came as a bit of a surprise when Stephen Colbert of “The Colbert Report” was announced as Letterman’s successor. The shock mostly comes out of Colbert’s distinctive style and comedy, which has some people wondering how it will translate to the iconic late night show. Colbert has assured us that the show will not be done in any sort of “character” and that the public will get to see him being himself. I’m looking forward to Colbert and his take on “The Late Show.”
4. Anne Hathaway and Jimmy Fallon Broadway-ify Rap Songs:
So this is the thing that I never knew I needed until I discovered it. Anne Hathaway and Jimmy Fallon sang show tunes versions of rap songs. It is times like these that I am reminded that Hathaway, despite her impressive repertoire of serious roles, can easily change into a comedic actress. It’s a nice reminder, especially when it comes wrapped up in a Broadway ribbon of “In Da Club.” Brava, Anne Hathaway. Brava!
Is winter coming? You should probably ask the cast of “Game of Thrones” in their fourth season premiere on Sunday. The hit show, which has captivated audiences with its complex story-lines, nuanced characters and sweet amount of naked butts, premiered on the HBO Go website. The colossal amount of traffic, about 6.6 million people tuning in, promptly crashed the site. The newest premiere marks the largest audience yet, up from 4.5 million in 2013. Word of mouth made “Game of Thrones” popular, and it seems like the fire has not diminished.
The past week has been quite the roller coaster for Cyrus. Last Tuesday, her beloved dog Floyd passed away. But now she has a new puppy to ease the pain. Her mother, Tish Cyrus, got her an adorable pooch named Moonie. But sometimes a new love cannot dull old pain. Cyrus is grieving for Floyd, and her new Elle cover showcases her sad side. In the photoshoot, Cyrus rarely cracks a smile, preferring to smolder sullenly in beautiful Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Louboutin pieces. While the photos turned out stunning, we miss our fresh and wildly fierce Miley Cyrus.
Amy Poehler and Old Navy have teamed up again and the result is glorious. In the newest ad, Poehler is grilling a woman in an Old Navy dress while making the worst burrito of all time. Poehler is also due to team up with bestie Tina Fey for a new movie called “The Nest,” which will feature the two comediennes as sisters having one last party in their childhood home. If their last project together, “Baby Mama,” is any indicator, this movie will be amazing.
That’s all for this week. If there was anything I missed, put it in the comment section below!
By Seline Jung, Staff Writer
The 85th Academy Awards were pretty much like every other Academy Awards. Nothing groundbreaking happened, although good moments were made better because of reactions and coverage on social media. Here are some quick personal observations of the ceremony on Sunday. All opinions are my own:
- The gowns were quite underwhelming this year. Anne Hathaway literally wore a satin pink slip. What happened to dramatic haute couture? My best-dressed picks were: Amy Adams, Sally Field, Naomi Watts and Alicia Vikander. For a night like the Oscars, I appreciate “Go big or go home.”
- All the controversy around Seth MacFarlane’s hosting job being sexist or inappropriate has no basis. At all. What do you expect from the creator of the most inappropriate show on television? He was actually funny and I didn’t want to pull my hair out from sheer cringe-worthiness, as was the case with Anne Hathaway and James Franco last year (fail). Also: “We Saw Your Boobs” was hilarious. As a woman, I found no offense in it.
- Facial hair was abundant, and I wasn’t against it.
- Anne Hathaway hate on Twitter was rampant last night.
- Ben Affleck’s thank-you to his wife Jennifer Garner was sweet, honest and sincere, even if it may have come off wrong in the moment. But it didn’t.
- Daniel Day-Lewis is 55 and he’s never looked better.
- Quvenzhane Wallis is adorable. I secretly wish she won best actress just for the bombshell shock factor. Also, how amazing would her speech have been?
View a Storify of Oscar Twitter reactions here.