What’s Trending — April 21, 2022

Arts & Entertainment

Jeriann Tripodi, Editor

Header Image: TMZ

Welcome to the wonderful world of entertainment. The following news includes highlights of celebrities, television, movies and music this week.

Ben Affleck hits a Starbucks sign with his car

Paparazzi spotted Ben Affleck and his fiancé, Jennifer Lopez, in the drive thru of a Los Angeles Starbucks. While being hounded by paparazzi, Affleck, who was driving, knocked over a small Starbucks sign that was by the curb. The sign then got stuck to the back rim of his Mercedes. One photographer went to pull the sign out from under the actor’s car. According to TMZ, the famous couple went through the drive thru in order to avoid being noticed. However, this incident attracted unwanted attention.



Jennifer Garner gets surprised by her childhood crush on birthday

Actress Jennifer Garner recently turned 50 years old. The “13 Going on 30” star revealed to her followers on Instagram that she received a special birthday present. In the video posted to her account, Garner shared her excited reaction to receiving a personalized e-card featuring her childhood crush, former teen idol Donny Osmond. Little did the actress know that Osmond would then sneak up on her from behind. Osmond sang his hit songs to the birthday girl and brought her a cake that said “13 Going on 50.”



Wendy Williams is planning a big television comeback

Television personality Wendy Williams was spotted out in New York City having dinner with three other people: her niece, her niece’s boyfriend and television personality Baruch Shemtov. According to Page Six, onlookers noted that Williams appeared to be doing well: her personality was vibrant, she was dressed fashionably and she was walking without assistance. The 57-year-old was also overheard telling her group about her plans of returning to television and regaining access to her frozen bank account. The former daytime talk show host stepped away from the limelight last year due to health issues.

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Nicolas Cage plays himself in new film

Actor Nicolas Cage produces and stars in the new action and comedy film “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.” Playing himself, this film follows actor Cage as he faces creative and financial struggles. Cage is then offered one million dollars to attend the birthday party of a superfan which he desperately accepts. Soon enough, he bonds with his fan and they become best friends. However, things take a dramatic turn when Cage finds out that this fan is a dangerous criminal. In order to save his own life, Cage must channel his most iconic action characters. Pedro Pascal, Tiffany Haddish and Neil Patrick Harris also star in this film. “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” is rated R and will arrive in theaters on April 22.



Number one on the Billboard charts: week of April 23, 2022

According to “The Hot 100” on the charts, the number one song in the U.S. is “First Class” by Jack Harlow. This is the first week the hip-hop/rap song is on the charts. According to the “Billboard 200,” the number one album in the U.S. is “7220” by Lil Durk. This is the fifth week the hip-hop/rap album is on the charts. 

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Thank you for reading this week’s “What’s Trending.” If you have 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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