We have fun around these parts, even if we sometimes go in depth.
Because that’s pop culture – the shows, movies, music, and the times we talk about with our friends.
A Little About Me: I consider myself a “pop culture princess” and more recently “The Mistress of Memes”.
Things I love: Beach vacations, great food, music, and Tudor history. Things I could do without: Internet trolls, Covid-19 and being called “ma’am” – because in my mind, I’m leaning more towards Megan Thee Stallion than towards Mackenzie Phillips, are you digging?
I also managed to lose a few pounds in the midst of the pandemic (I know, right?), Which you can read in an article I wrote titled “The Pandemic Made Me Feel More Comfortable In the world of fitness. ” (You can also listen to a conversation I had on this topic with my friend Dr Sanjay Gupta on his “Chasing Life” podcast.)
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Here I like to share some of what to watch, listen to and discuss each week.
So tell a friend and let’s get started, shall we?
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After all this time, the cast of “Friends” will still be there for you.
HBO Max (which is owned by CNN’s parent company) hosts one of the most anticipated casting meetings, bringing back the gang who loved spending time at the Central Perk Cafe.
“Friends” starred Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer. The hit sitcom aired on NBC from 1994 to 2004.
The reunion also includes appearances from Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and BTS.
It sounds very random, but also a lot of fun.
“Friends: The Reunion” is streaming on HBO Max.
Oscar-winning Emma Stone is the meanest villain in this all-new live-action feature film, which serves as the origin story for one of Disney’s most notorious villains – and notoriously fashion – the legendary Cruella de Vil.
Set in London in the 1970s in the midst of the punk rock revolution, the plot follows a young grifter named Estella, “an intelligent and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her creations”.
It hits theaters and begins airing Friday on Disney +.
Season 3 of the Kominsky Method
It’s a curtain call for this Netflix series about aging actor turned acting trainer Sandy Kominsky (Michael Douglas) and his best friend Norman Newlander (Alan Arkin). The two refrain from laughing as they navigate the ups and downs of aging.
The show earned its stars and creator Chuck Lorre distinctions
“I don’t know if I was ready to end the series, but after much discussion with Netflix, they agreed that we didn’t have the opportunity to shut down the characters in the first two seasons,” Lorre told Gold Derby
“We weren’t planning a season 2 in season 1 and I wasn’t planning a season 3 in season 2,” he said. “I was taking that one show at a time. And it felt like, especially not having Alan Arkin in the final season, this was an opportunity to carry out Sandy, the character of Michael Douglas. I can’t believe it. that I said fruiting. “
The final season begins airing on Netflix on Friday.
Two things to listen to
DMX died in April at the age of 50 from a heart attack, but his art lives on.
The rapper’s posthumous album, titled “Exodus”, will be released on Friday.
The project includes collaborations with Alicia Keys, Bono, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Nas, Snoop Dogg and Usher.
Old Moby has become new.
No, he’s still a vegan and an animal rights activist. But what’s new is his album of stripped-down and rearranged versions of some of his old songs.
“Reprise” finds the musician-singer revisiting some of his previous work with the help of some of his friends, including soul singer Gregory Porter and country singer Kris Kristofferson.
Moby spoke to GQ
about re-recording his song “Porcelain” and a moment on the song where he doesn’t quite hit the mark he’s trying.
“I love a good, technically perfect, self-tuning pop vocals, but this record was meant to be vulnerable,” he said. “When I listen to this, it makes me uncomfortable. But why would the imperfection, which is shared by every human being on the planet, make me uncomfortable?”
The new album comes out on Friday.
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Speaking of what’s old that feels new again, Jennifer Lopez seems to be spending time with her former fiance Ben Affleck again.
Don’t get me started on the assumption that they’re strictly friends, friends with benefits, or a rekindled romance. What I do know is that being photographed with Affleck three point two seconds after ending her engagement to Alex Rodriguez has a lot of people interested.
One need only listen to his single “Dear Ben” – from his 2002 album “This Is Me … Then” – to know that Lopez had a hard time for Affleck (the lyrics include the lines “I love you / You are perfect / A manifestation of my dreams “). And when I interviewed him in February 2020 about his movie “The Way Back”, he made sure to sing the praises worthy of J. Lo.
No matter what happens, I thank them for helping me feel 19 years younger.
I was now years old when I discovered.
Discovery has a new series of competitions called “Who Wants To Be An Astronaut?” – in which ordinary people have the chance to travel to space and live aboard the International Space Station.
Seriously how cool is that really?!?!
At least one not-so-ordinary person has already applied.
World famous chef José Andrés wants to feed the world and those above it.
“I just requested a space,” he tweeted recently, sharing the link to the app. “Why don’t you apply for the space? Come on, let’s do it …”
I would love to see this menu!
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Something to sip
If you are tired of hearing about race, imagine how tired I am talking about it.
In his new AppleTV + show, “The Me You Can’t See”, Prince Harry talks to Oprah Winfrey about his fear of losing his wife, a woman of color, after losing his mother, Princess Diana, to whom he said “she was prosecuted for her death while in a relationship with someone who was not white.” (Diana died in a car crash in 1997 while she and her boyfriend were then Dodi Fayed were being chased by paparazzi.)
“It’s incredibly triggering to potentially lose another woman in my life,” he said. “Like, the list goes on.”
Learning to be an ally can be difficult. But learning about anti-racism can be more difficult because it simultaneously means fighting against those who deny racism. and go to places of guilt, because society has been shaped to make some people believe that they have the right to have all rights.
As I said before, equality is like oppression when a group has enjoyed supremacy.
In Prince Harry’s case, he and his family are the epitome of ‘privilege’. Watching him do the hard and necessary work to be a better husband, a better father and a better human is proof that he is a prince of man in more than just a title.