Jeriann Tripodi, Editor
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Welcome to the wonderful world of entertainment. The following news includes highlights of celebrities, television, movies and music this week.
Kanye West demands an apology from Billie Eilish
At her recent concert, pop singer Billie Eilish stopped her show to make sure a distressed fan in the audience got the medical help they needed. Eilish told the crowd, “I wait for people to be okay until I keep going.” Rapper Kanye West believed she was making a reference to Travis Scott and the Astroworld tragedy, so he took to social media to demand she apologize. West has threatened to pull out of Coachella unless Scott receives an apology.
Super Bowl LVI halftime show makes history, featuring all rap, R&B and hip-hop performers
At the Super Bowl LVI halftime show, rappers Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar took the stage. In addition to these rappers, R&B artist Mary J. Blige also performed. Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre opened with their hit “The Next Episode.” They also performed Dr. Dre and 2Pac’s “California Love.” 50 Cent was then shown performing upside down as he took on his hit “In Da Club.” Mary J. Blige danced and sang her hit song “Family Affair.” Kendrick Lamar then performed “Alright” with backup dancers. After that, Eminem took on his hit “Lose Yourself.” The set consisted of a row of white connecting houses with classic cars parked outside and represented Compton landmarks.
Jim Carrey reprises “The Cable Guy” role in Super Bowl commercial
During Super Bowl LVI, comedian and actor Jim Carrey starred in a Verizon commercial. Carrey returned as his famous character, Chip Douglas, from the 1996 satire film “The Cable Guy.” In this ad, Douglas obnoxiously tries to sell a woman cable but finds that she does not need his service because she has Verizon 5G internet. When he checks for himself, he is hilariously surprised that her fast service is wireless.
Channing Tatum stars in “DOG”
Starring actor Channing Tatum, “DOG” is a buddy comedy film that tells the story of a former army ranger, Jackson Briggs, who is looking to return to the military in order to become his best self again. However, he must first perform one specific task. Briggs must drive Lulu, a military dog, to the funeral of her fallen owner. This task is challenging because she is very ferocious. However, while Briggs and Lulu are on the road, they start to bond. “DOG” is rated PG-13 and will arrive in theaters Feb. 18.
Number one on the Billboard charts: week of Feb. 19, 2022
According to “The Hot 100” on the charts, the number one song in the U.S. is “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” by Carolina Gaitan, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz and the Encanto Cast. Staying at the top spot, this is the seventh week the Disney song is on the charts. According to the “Billboard 200,” the number one album in the U.S. is Disney’s “Encanto” Soundtrack. At the top spot for the fifth time, this is the 11th week the Latin pop film score is on the charts.