Jeriann Tripodi, Editor
Welcome to the wonderful world of entertainment. The following news includes highlights of celebrities, television, movies and music this week.
Drake loses over a quarter of a million dollars in a bet
Rapper Drake lost $275,000 after betting that Jorge Masvidal would beat Colby Covington at UFC 272. Drake lost the bet because Covington won the fight. After the fight, Covington took the mic. He said, “Let’s talk about all the money that Drake lost tonight,” before calling his music a derogatory term. Despite this, one positive thing from this experience was that Masvidal, who was an underdog heading into the fight, took to Twitter to offer Drake a free dinner the next time he is in Miami.
“The Bachelor” airs new episodes two nights in a row
ABC’s “The Bachelor” aired its “Women Tell All” episode on its usual Monday night time slot. Here, the women who were eliminated from bachelor Clayton Echard’s season reunited on stage. They confronted the villain from the season, Shanae. The ladies also expressed their hurt and disappointment to Clayton. The following night, the “Fantasy Suites” episode aired. Viewers were surprised to see Clayton unexpectedly say goodbye to a front-running contestant after they got into an argument over his previous overnight dates with the other two women.
Kelly Clarkson pays tribute to Dolly Parton at the ACM Awards
The 57th Academy of Country Music Awards was recently held in Las Vegas. One of the most notable performances of the night was pop singer Kelly Clarkson’s tribute to country music legend Dolly Parton. The “American Idol” alum sang “I Will Always Love You,” a song that was originally written and performed by Parton. The audience was moved, as Clarkson received a standing ovation. Parton then walked onto the stage and embraced Clarkson before telling the crowd, “I was backstage trying not to cry my false eyelashes off.”
“The Weekend Away” is trending on Netflix
The new film “The Weekend Away” is trending on the streaming platform Netflix. Starring Leighton Meester and Christina Wolfe, this thriller tells the story of two female friends named Beth and Kate who take a girls’ trip together to Croatia. After Kate tragically vanishes, Beth is investigated and named as a suspect. As Beth frantically races to figure out what really happened to her friend, she discovers something unsettling. “The Weekend Away” is rated TV-14.
Number one on the Billboard charts: week of Mar. 12, 2022
According to “The Hot 100” on the charts, the number one song in the U.S. is “Heat Waves” by Glass Animals. During its 59th week on the charts, this alternative/indie song is at the top spot for the first time. According to the “Billboard 200,” the number one album in the U.S. is Disney’s “Encanto” Soundtrack. At the top spot for the eighth time, this is the 14th week the Latin pop film score is on the charts.