What’s Trending — April 14, 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.

Britney Spears says she is pregnant

Pop singer Britney Spears surprised her Instagram followers when she shared that she is expecting a baby with her fiancé, Sam Asghari. Alongside a photo of a pink teacup with pink flowers sitting on a dark colored table, Spears mentioned that she had gained weight and Asghari told her it was all of the food she had been eating. The “Toxic” singer then went on to say, “So I got a pregnancy test … and uhhhhh well … I am having a baby.” The 40-year-old is the mother of two teenage sons, Sean and Jayden, whom she had with her ex-husband, Kevin Federline.

The Mirror


Man believes Heath Ledger is alive and held captive

“No Doubt” bassist Tony Kanal has been granted a temporary restraining order against a man, George Leonardopoulos, who keeps showing up to his house. On one occasion, Leonardopoulos brought a large stick and a knife. According to TMZ, Leonardopoulos keeps returning to Kanal’s house because he firmly believes that Heath Ledger is in there alive and that Kanal is holding him hostage. Leonardopoulos threatened the musician by telling him that if he knows what is good for him, he will let him inside to “wake” the actor. Ledger passed away in 2008, and owned this residence before he sold it to Kanal.

Daily Mail


Jimmy Kimmel gets reported to police over joke

You have heard the one about the actor slapping a comedian over a joke, but have you heard the recent one about the politician who called the police on a comedian over a joke? Well, now you will. Comedian Jimmy Kimmel told a joke about Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene during his monologue on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!.” While talking about the congresswoman, Kimmel stated, “Where is Will Smith when you really need him?” Greene then took to Twitter to state, “this threat of violence against me by @jimmykimmel has been filed with the @CapitolPolice.” Kimmel replied by tweeting: “Officer? I would like to report a joke.”

Global News


“The Call” is trending on Netflix

Top trending in the movies category on Netflix is the thriller “The Call.” Recently added to the streaming platform, this 2013 film stars Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin. The storyline follows a 9-1-1 operator named Jordan who works tirelessly at saving lives each day as part of her job. But one day, when a kidnapped teenage girl calls in for help, Jordan works like never before. By partnering up with the teen, she is determined to save the victim and capture a dangerous serial killer.


Number one on the Billboard charts: week of April 16, 2022

According to “The Hot 100” on the charts, the number one song in the U.S. is “As It Was” by Harry Styles. This is the first week the pop song is on the charts. According to the “Billboard 200,” the number one album in the U.S. is “Unlimited Love” by Red Hot Chili Peppers. This is the first week the alternative rock album is on the charts. 


Thank you for reading this week’s “What’s Trending.” If you’ve enjoyed this article, be sure to watch La Salle TV’s “Backstage Pass” for more celebrity and entertainment news and content. Check out the student-produced show on its YouTube channel, LaSalleTv Philly. You can also watch “Backstage Pass” twice a day on channel 56 on Comcast. The times are as follows:

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