Thursday, October 1, 2020

Nicole Ellison Pop Culture & Entertainment Contributor

THE BIGGEST COMPANY IN FILM HAS MASTERED PERFORMANCE FEMINISM

MODERN FEMINISM AND THE MEDIA At this point in history, we are on our fourth wave of feminism. We’ve come a long way from the 1940s—nearly any piece of media with women in it will find a way to say just as much. But while this wave has a strong...

WHAT MAKES A CELEBRITY IN 2020

THE MOST FAVORITE PEOPLE YOU HAVE HEARD OF In 2017, YouTuber Logan Paul wreaked havoc when he attended the popular YouTube convention VidCon despite being banned from the event. Paul hid over $3,000 around the venue for fans to find and when he was spotted by fans, it caused a...

CELEBRITY FRAGRANCES

THE UNUSUAL TREND AND WHERE IT'S GOING When I was in middle school, what I wanted most for my upcoming birthday was Justin Bieber’s debut scent, Someday. The product description for the perfume on the Filene’s Basement website describes the scent as “perfect for the Justin Bieber fan who will...

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TRUMP AND TIK TOK

IS IT ACTUALLY BANNED? President Donald Trump may be up against his toughest opponents yet: the somewhat politically active, trendy dancing, K-Pop loving teenagers of the popular social media app Tiktok.  “As far as TikTok is concerned we’re banning them from the United States,” President Trump said on July 31st aboard...

IS QUARANTINE OVER

IF PLACES ARE OPEN, SHOULD YOU STILL GO The Disney company announced it was ending its Disney College and Internship programs on March 15 after just a month and a half. This came just days after the shutdown of multiple theme parks across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic.  “...

CELEBRITIES IN 2020

WILL 2020 SEE THE DEATH OF CELEBRITY CULTURE Remember back when quarantine started, and Wonder Woman sang a John Lennon song on her iPhone?  If you don’t know, or in case you forgot, I’m referring to the time in early March where a number of celebrities, led by Gal Gadot, all...

LOOKING GOOD FOR ZOOM CALLS

WHY WOMEN SHOULD STOP APOLOGIZING FOR THE WAY THEY LOOK Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: “I’m sorry about the way I look. I didn’t have time to do my make-up before today’s call.”  One of the biggest ways the coronavirus pandemic (and subsequent quarantine) has affected our day-to-day lives...

KANYE 2020

KANYE 2020 IS A JOKE, AND IT'S NOT A FUNNY ONE Ever since Kanye West first announced his presidential plans at the MTV Music Awards in 2015, ‘Kanye 2020’ has been a running joke on the Internet. But just as Donald Trump’s presidential run was unimaginable back in 2011, the...

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS YEAR’S BET AWARD NOMINEES

BET AWARD NOMINATIONS EXCLUSIVE This year marks the 20th year that the BET awards have celebrated Black excellence across the platforms of music, television, film, sports, and entertainment. Today, the 2020 nominees were announced.  The top nominee for 2020 is Drake, with a total of six nominations, but newcomers Megan Thee...

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE SEASON 12 IS A GLORIOUS TRAINWRECK

NO MORE PIE  VH1’s Emmy Award-winning reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race has been a powerhouse of LGBT media since it’s conception in 2009. But while the search for America’s Next Drag Superstar has always focused its spotlight on drama and “shade,” that drama has always remained somewhat superficial and has...