What’s Trending — March 24, 2022

Arts & Entertainment

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 is banned from performing at the Grammy Awards

            According to The Blast, rapper Kanye West’s team has received a phone call that he will no longer be in the lineup of performers at the 2022 Grammy Awards due to his “online behavior.” This announcement has come after the “Eazy” rapper’s recent 24-hour suspension from Instagram for using a racial slur towards comedian and television host Trevor Noah. Ye became angered with Noah for showing support for Kim Kardashian, Ye’s ex-wife. Noah, who is hosting the upcoming annual award ceremony, referred to the rapper’s behavior towards Kardashian as “belligerent.” Ye is being nominated for five Grammy awards, including album of the year.

Entertainment Weekly

Rachel Zegler says she was not initially invited to the Oscars

            Actress Rachel Zegler surprised fans when she took to social media to share that she did not receive an invitation to the 94th Academy Awards despite her starring role in the film, “West Side Story,” which is being nominated for Best Picture. After this revelation took the internet by storm, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decided to invite Zegler to the Oscars. She is also being asked to be a presenter. The 20-year-old actress is currently in London shooting “Snow White,” but accommodations will be made in the shooting schedule in order to allow her to attend.

Time News

“The Bachelor” makes history twice in one night

            ABC’s hit reality show “The Bachelor” aired its season finale and history was made twice during its two-hour time slot. For the first time in the show’s history, the bachelor was rejected by the final woman. As a result of the rejected proposal, the leading man, Clayton Echard, walked away broken-hearted. However, Echard and the contestant who rejected him, Susie Evans, reconnected after the show and are now dating. The second historical event took place on the “After the Final Rose” special, which aired right after the season finale. For the first time in the show’s history, it has been announced that the next season of “The Bachelorette” will feature two women, as they will star alongside one another and find love on the same journey. These two women, Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia, were finalists on Echard’s season of “The Bachelor.”

Variety

“The Adam Project” is trending on Netflix

            Top trending on the streaming platform is the Netflix original film “The Adam Project.” Directed by Shawn Levy, this sci-fi/adventure tells the story of a time traveler, Adam Reed, who is from the year 2050. He tries to go back to the year 2018, but accidentally lands in the year 2022 instead. Here, he comes face-to-face with his 12-year-old self. The big Adam and the little Adam, who are complete opposites, must put their differences aside in order to team up and save the future. “The Adam Project” is rated PG-13 and stars Ryan Reynolds, Walker Scobell, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner and Zoe Saldaña.

Hit Network

Number one on the Billboard charts: week of Mar. 26, 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 61st week on the charts, this alternative/indie song remains at the top spot for the third week in a row. According to the “Billboard 200,” the number one album in the U.S. is “7220” by Lil Durk. This hip-hop/rap album is at the top spot during its first week on the charts.

Pitchfork

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