What’s Trending? — Sept. 29, 2021

Arts & Entertainment

Jeriann Tripodi, Editor

Welcome to the wonderful world of entertainment. The following news includes highlights of celebrities, television, movies and music this week.

Nicole Richie sets hair on fire while blowing out birthday candles

            Television personality Nicole Richie had a hot start to her 40s. In a video posted to Instagram, Richie captured the moment her hair went up in flames, while blowing out her birthday candles. After extinguishing the fire, and many screams later, Richie was able to laugh. The former BFF to Paris Hilton, and daughter of singer Lionel Richie, captioned the video by mentioning how forty is the fire emoji so far.


Kim Kardashian is hosting “Saturday Night Live”

            Reality star and socialite Kim Kardashian surprised fans when she announced that she will be hosting an upcoming episode of “Saturday Night Live.” In an Instagram post that stated her name, Halsey’s name, and the date of the event (Oct. 9), Kardashian captioned that she will be hosting SNL and that there is no turning back. Hosting an episode for Season 47 of the NBC sketch comedy show, the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star is the first from her family to be featured on the show.


“Tiger King” is returning for a second season

            The widely successful Netflix hit, “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” will return for a second season, according to the official Twitter account for the streaming service. The first season of the docuseries followed Joe Exotic, who owned big cats in Oklahoma, and focused on his feud with Big Cat Rescue CEO Carole Baskin. Currently, it is unknown which characters will return, but CNN has reported that filming has taken place in 2020 and the beginning of 2021.


All-star cast announced for “Super Mario Bros: The Movie”

            The upcoming animated Super Mario Bros. film has announced its cast, which consists of all big names in Hollywood. Chris Pratt and Charlie Day will voice Mario and Luigi. Princess Peach will be voiced by Anya Taylor-Joy. Jack Black will voice Bowser, and Keegan-Michael Key will voice Toad. Other stars set to join the cast are Seth Rogan, Sebastian Maniscalco and Kevin Michael Richardson. Charles Martinet, who is the voice of the video game character Mario, will have a cameo role, according to Entertainment Weekly. As of now, the plot has yet to be revealed. “Super Mario Bros: The Movie” is rated PG and will arrive in theaters on Dec. 21, 2022.


Number one on the Billboard charts: week of Sept. 25, 2021

According to “The Hot 100” on the charts, the number one song in the U.S. is “Stay” by The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber. Moving from the sixth spot to the top, this is the tenth week the pop song is on the charts. According to the “Billboard 200,” the number one album in the U.S. is “Certified Lover Boy” by Drake. The hip-hop/rap album is at the top spot for the second week straight.


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