What’s Trending — Nov. 10, 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.

 Travis Scott is being sued by concertgoers after Astroworld Festival tragedy

            On Nov. 5, a deadly crowd surge took place at the opening night of rapper Travis Scott’s concert, Astroworld Festival, in Houston. As a result, eight people died and hundreds were injured. Concert attendees are suing the rapper and Live Nation due to inadequate security and medical staff as well as for pain and suffering “caused by several stampedes and a crowd compression,” according to legal documents obtained by TMZ. Scott, who has been blasted on social media for continuing the show while the chaos unfolded, will pay for the funerals of his deceased fans.


Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are both moving on to new relationships

            According to Page Six, both rapper Kanye West and reality star Kim Kardashian are dating other people since they have announced their split. Although their divorce has not been finalized, West has been spotted with a model named Vinetria, who is half his age. The 44-year-old rapper and the 22-year-old beauty made their first public appearance together at a basketball game. Meanwhile, Kardashian is dating “Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson. The 41-year-old socialite and reality star and the 27-year-old comedian have been spotted kissing and going out to dinner at hotspots in California and New York.


“Stranger Things” season four will have a summer 2022 release

            In a recent tweet, streaming platform Netflix has announced that the highly-anticipated fourth season of its hit sci-fi and drama series, “Stranger Things,” will be released during the summer of 2022. The tweet also announced the titles of the nine episodes. In addition to this announcement, Netflix released the fourth teaser, titled “Welcome to California,” indicating that the majority of the action will no longer take place in Hawkins, Indiana, which was the setting for the first three seasons.

Stranger Things 4 | Welcome to California | Netflix

Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo are cast for upcoming “Wicked” film

            Pop singer Ariana Grande and actress Cynthia Erivo both took to their Instagram accounts to announce that they will be starring alongside one another in director Jon M. Chu’s “Wicked,” which is based on the hit Broadway show with the same name. In their similar posts, Grande and Erivo shared photos from their video chat and also shared handwritten notes to each other expressing their happiness of working together. Playing the witches of Oz, Erivo will star as Elphaba and Grande will star as Glinda.


Number one on the Billboard charts: week of Nov. 13, 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 third week in a row, this is the fourth week the pop ballad is on the charts. According to the “Billboard 200,” the number one album in the U.S. is “=” (pronounced “Equals”) by Ed Sheeran. The pop album is at the top spot during its first week on the charts.


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