What’s Trending? — Oct. 6, 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.

Man sets off fireworks display outside of Kylie Jenner’s home

According to TMZ, a man went to Kylie Jenner’s LA property after 10 p.m. and asked security if he could see her. When security told him to leave, he did, but soon returned. This time, he was carrying fireworks and set off a display outside of the young billionaire’s home. Causing a distraction, the trespasser was able to hop Jenner’s fence. However, law enforcement apprehended the suspect before he made it to the socialite’s house. According to sources, the fireworks caused over $1,000 worth of damage to Jenner’s fence.

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Shakira gets her purse snatched by wild boars during attack

Pop singer Shakira surprised fans when she shared on Instagram that she and her son were victimized by wild boars in Barcelona. In a series of videos posted to her story, the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer explained how she was walking in a park with her son when they were randomly attacked by the two animals. Holding up her torn purse, Shakira stated, “They were taking my bag to the woods with my mobile phone in it.” Both Shakira and her eight-year-old son were unharmed.

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“Dancing with the Stars” airs Britney Spears tribute night

On Oct. 4, “Britney Night” aired on ABC’s reality competition show “Dancing with the Stars.” During this third week of competition, the celebrities and their professional dance partners danced to some of Britney Spears’ biggest pop hits. One notable performance was Cody Rigsby and Cheryl Burke’s rendition of “Gimme More.” The couple performed a jazz number separately from their own living rooms after both tested positive for COVID-19.


“Challenge” will become the first film shot in space

An upcoming Russian film titled “Challenge” plans to make history as the first feature-length film shot in outer space. Directed by Klim Shipenko and starring Yulia Peresild, this drama tells the story of a cardiologist who is sent to outer space in order to perform emergency heart surgery on a cosmonaut who lost consciousness during flight. According to Variety, NASA announced last year that they were teaming up with Elon Musk and Tom Cruise to shoot the first film in space. However, Russia has beaten them to it.


Number one on the Billboard charts: week of Oct. 2, 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. Remaining at the top spot, this is the eleventh 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 third week straight.


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