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 Devon Delfino, Blog Editor
Are you tired of only finding Halloween costumes for your pet? Doesn’t he or she deserve the chance to express their own personal style, from preppy to hipster, tailor-made to small, medium and large dogs? Do you want the chance to match outfits with your furry best friend?
Well now you can with American Eagle Outfitters’ new line of doggy clothing.
Personally, I think it’s adorable (and who doesn’t like staring at photos of cute dogs?). The site even offers links to matching human apparel, but there has been some skepticism as to if it’s real or just a crack at an April fools joke. I hope it’s real because my dog just has to have that ‘selfie’ beanie. Although if my dog dressed this well, I think I might be in danger of her showing me up because the outfits and the dogs featured in the campaign are seriously cute.
And yes, in case you didn’t already know, doggie outfits are actually a thing — not to mention “doggles” — though it looks like the campaign just uses regular sunglasses for more of a laid-back vibe.
In the promotional video for the new line, American Beagle Outfitters seems to poke fun at the frivolousness of a doggy clothing line while offering an adorable array of outfits. My favorite part of the site is the fundraiser for The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on the site, which pledges to give $1 per order purchased on the site for up to $100,000. What better way is there to both help out the ASPCA than by buying ridiculously cute outfits for your dog?
Either way, I’m just happy to see so many pics of adorable dogs wearing hilarious (and stylish) outfits. Check out the “dogumentary” below:
By Kyra Louie, Staff Writer
With the anything but close game Sunday at Super Bowl XLVIII, it’s only fair to focus on the things that made the Super Bowl interesting. Don’t get me wrong, football is always fun to watch, but with the Seahawks already winning by 22 points going into the third quarter against the Denver Bronocs, the only real entertainment was Bruno Mars, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and the commercials.
So, without further ado, here are my top three commercials from Super Bowl XLVIII (in no particular order.)
Pistachio’s “Wonderful Pistachios” featuring Stephen Colbert:
This string of commercials supremely tops last year’s pistachio commercial. No offense to Psy, but the parody of “Gangnam Style” probably did not have the exact effect the company was looking for.
On a lighter note, Stephen Colbert and the bald eagle were wonderful. The next pistachios commercial 30 seconds after the first was both unexpected and the key part of this commercial’s cleverness and charm. Also, anything involving Stephen Colbert is sure to draw a lot of attention.
Coke’s “America the Beautiful”:
Lately, this commercial has been getting a lot of controversial attention. Personally, this one ties the Coke Polar Bear as my favorite Coke commercial ever. I love that the song is a cappella, but more importantly, I love that it isn’t only in English. The diversity in the song represents America itself, and what better way to broadcast our diversity than at the Super Bowl? Even cooler, Coca Cola put a series up on YouTube interviewing the different singers of their #AmericaisBeautiful ad
Budweiser’s “Puppy Love”:
Budweiser always gets me. Always. Maybe it’s because I have a soft spot in my heart for animals. But come on, Clydesdale horses and golden retrievers make a good mix! What their friendship has to do with beer, I have absolutely no clue. You just really can’t go wrong with horses and puppies.
I salute all the other commercials that didn’t make it into my top three. Everyone loves Doritos, as well as watching David Beckham run around in his briefs, but these three stood out the most. Hopefully next year the game will be half as entertaining as the commercials.