What’s Trending? — March 17

Arts & Entertainment

Jeriann Tripodi, Staff

Header Image: Harper’s Bazaar

A-Rod and J-LO address breakup rumors


It was recently reported by Page Six that former Yankees player Alex Rodriguez and pop singer Jennifer Lopez have called off their two-year engagement after rumors circulated that the former third baseman had an affair with “Southern Charm” star Madison LeCroy. Lopez and Rodriguez later made a joint statement, obtained by People Magazine, that although they have thought about calling it quits, they are still trying to work things out. However, neither addressed the cheating rumors. 

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are no longer on speaking terms


Rapper Kanye West and reality star and socialite Kim Kardashian are no longer speaking to each other despite co-parenting their four children following their divorce. However, Page Six claims that the former couple already cut off communication before their divorce. West, 43, has changed his number and told Kardashian, 40, that she may only reach him through his security. Despite this, the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star still trusts her former husband around their children and wants them to have a relationship with their father. West has requested to visit the children only while Kardashian is not home.

“The Bachelor” airs shocking finale

Los Angeles Times

On March 15, “The Bachelor” finale aired and Bachelor Matt James surprised viewers when he decided he did not want to get engaged after the final two ladies met his mother and brother. James then decided to pursue a dating relationship with contestant Rachael Kirkconnell. Afterwards, the “After the Final Rose” episode caught up with the couple and discovered that they broke up after images surfaced of Kirkconnell attending an antebellum-themed party back in 2018. Former football player Emmanuel Acho led the discussion as he filled in for host Chris Harrison who stepped down after receiving backlash for defending Kirkconnell’s past actions. The episode addressed the racial controversy, and Kirkconnell expressed her sorrow. The “ATFR” episode concluded with the announcement of two Bachelorettes. Both women were fan favorite contestants from Matt James’s season. 

Lady Gaga filming movie in Italy 


Pop singer and actress Lady Gaga is currently in Italy shooting the biographical crime film, “House of Gucci.” Starring alongside actor Adam Driver, Gaga will be playing the notorious Patrizia Reggiani, who arranged to have her ex-husband, fashion mogul Maurizio Gucci, murdered in 1995. Fulfilling her role, Gaga was spotted on set wearing a short brunette wig and gold jewelry. Directed by Ridley Scott, actors Al Pacino and Jared Leto will also be a part of the cast. “House of Gucci” will be released this upcoming November. 

Number one on the Billboard charts: week of March 17, 2021

According to “The Hot 100” on the charts, the number one song in the U.S. is “Drivers License” by Olivia Rodrigo. This is the eighth week the pop song is number one on the charts. According to the “Billboard 200,” the number one album in the U.S. is “Dangerous: The Double Album” by Morgan Wallen. The country album is at the top spot for the ninth week straight.


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