What’s Trending — Nov. 3, 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.

 Zayn Malik has been charged with crimes against Gigi Hadid and her mother

            Former “One Direction” member Zayn Malik has been charged with four criminal offenses of harassment after being accused of shoving the mother of his partner, supermodel Gigi Hadid, during an argument. According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Malik shoved 57-year-old Yolanda Hadid into a dresser and called her derogatory names. The singer has also been charged for harassing his partner. The pair have since broken up.


Drake treats himself to $5.5 million watch

            Rapper Drake recently turned 35 years old and bought a $5.5 million watch as a birthday present to himself. The watch is a rare, 1-of-1 piece designed by Swiss luxury watch company Richard Mille. The high-end item is see-through due to its sapphire crystal case, and employs “complex tourbillon movement,” according to TMZ. It has been reported that this is the most expensive gift the “God’s Plan” rapper has ever bought for himself.


Dan Levy will launch a new cooking reality show

            Actor and showrunner Dan Levy has announced that he will be launching and hosting a new cooking reality competition series titled “The Big Brunch.” In a press release, the “Schitt’s Creek” star stated that he has made this show for people “who create communities around their cooking, hoping to take their skills to the next level.” According to NBC News, the aspiring chefs will share their stories and dreams before competing for a “life-altering prize.” “The Big Brunch” will be released to HBO Max in 2022.


“House of Gucci” trailer is released

            On Oct. 28, MGM released the dramatic trailer for the highly anticipated Ridley Scott film “House of Gucci.” This biographical crime drama stars big Hollywood names such as Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Jared Leto and Salma Hayek. The trailer emphasizes fashion, power and animosity as it focuses on the very confident Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga) who marries into the wealthy Gucci family but becomes vindictive when things do not go according to her plan. Gaga, who is shown in a black wig and smokey eye makeup, sports a heavy Italian accent. “House of Gucci” is rated R and will arrive in theaters Nov. 24.


Number one on the Billboard charts: week of Nov. 6, 2021

According to “The Hot 100” on the charts, the number one song in the U.S. is “Easy On Me” by Adele. Staying at the top spot for the second week in a row, this is the third week the pop ballad 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 back at the top spot during its eighth week on the charts.

Los Angeles Times

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