What’s Trending — Dec. 8, 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.

Petition seeks to stop Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith from doing more interviews

            A man named Dexter Morales has started a petition on Change.com that asks for the media to stop interviewing Hollywood couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith due to the intimate information the couple tends to share about their private lives. So far, the petition has over 20k signatures and users have left comments supporting the cause. One comment stated, “Everything I learn about this couple is against my will. Free us.”

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Machine Gun Kelly launches nail polish brand

            Rapper and pop punk singer Machine Gun Kelly has launched a unisex nail polish line called “UN/DN LAQR.” With a wide variety of color choices, fans can choose from neutrals to bold hues. In a press release, MGK shared that he was inspired to start this brand because nail polish has always allowed him to express himself and make a statement because “every color has a purpose.” Each bottle of nail polish is selling for $18.


The next “Bachelor” is officially announced

            ABC has confirmed that the leading man for season 26 of “The Bachelor” will be Clayton Echard. The 28-year-old former NFL player first emerged as a contestant on Michelle Young’s season of “The Bachelorette.” His surprise elimination during a one-on-one date was the moment when he captured America’s heart — as he broke down in tears while stating that he wished he could find the right person. Echard’s season of “The Bachelor” will debut on Monday, Jan. 3 at 8 p.m. on ABC.


The “Home Alone” house will be available to rent this holiday season

            The iconic house from the 1990 Christmas movie “Home Alone” will be available to rent on Airbnb for one night. Beginning Dec. 7 at 1 p.m., renters will be able to request to stay in the McCallister family home on the night of Dec. 12. For just $25, four lucky guests will be welcomed with a candlelit mac and cheese dinner, a meet-and-greet with a tarantula and booby traps. Actor Devin Ratray, who played the older brother named Buzz in the film, is hosting.


Number one on the Billboard charts: week of Dec. 4, 2021

According to “The Hot 100” on the charts, the number one song in the U.S. is “Easy On Me” by Adele. This is the eighth week the pop ballad is on the charts. According to the “Billboard 200,” the number one album in the U.S. is “30” by Adele. The pop album is at the top spot for the second week in a row. 


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