What’s Trending — April 28, 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.

Jessica Simpson’s credit card declines at Taco Bell

Taco ‘bout embarrassing! Pop singer Jessica Simpson was a guest on “The Real” where she talked about a variety of topics, including her clothing line. Appearing from a remote location, Simpson told the hosts that she has been living on a tight budget after putting a large amount of money into expanding her clothing line. As a result, the 41-year-old admitted that she has “no working credit card.” Simpson explained how she didn’t realize this until her card declined while buying food at Taco Bell.

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Amber Heard appears to be copying Johnny Depp’s courtroom look

The defamation trial between actor Johnny Depp and his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, is taking place in Virginia. As the case receives live coverage, social media users have noticed that Heard is copying Depp’s outfits and accessories. For example, Depp wore a gray suit with a black shirt at his last public appearance before the start of the trial. Heard then wore a gray suit with a black shirt on the first day of the trial. The “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor wore glasses while taking the stand; the “Aquaman” actress was then seen wearing glasses. Heard even takes a sip of water after Depp takes a sip. The list goes on. According to multiple sources, Heard is playing “mind games” with Depp.


“The Bachelorette” films in Wildwood

On April 25, production for ABC’s hit reality dating series “The Bachelorette” took to the Wildwood, New Jersey boardwalk to film the hometown date of contestant Tyler Norris, as he showed co-bachelorette Rachel Recchia around his South Jersey hometown. The couple ate funnel cake and spent time at Morey’s Piers. According to sources, the pier and local shops opened exclusively for the show’s production. Recchia, a 26-year-old pilot from Florida, was a finalist on the previous season of “The Bachelor.” “The Bachelorette” is set to premiere on July 11 at 8pm on ABC.

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Billie Eilish is featured in new “Simpsons” short film

Pop singer Billie Eilish voices a “Simpson” version of herself in a new Disney+ short film titled “When Billie Met Lisa.” Based on the animated television series “The Simpsons,” the plot follows Lisa as her family becomes aggravated with her saxophone playing, so she leaves home and goes to a freeway underpass to practice. Eilish and her brother, Finneas O’Connell, are in town and just happen to be driving overhead. The car stops and the pop singer jumps out to try and locate the lovely music. Once the two girls spot one another, Eilish asks Lisa if she wants to jam. The starstruck Lisa, crying tears of joy, says “yes.”


Number one on the Billboard charts: week of April 30, 2022

According to “The Hot 100” on the charts, the number one song in the U.S. is “As It Was” by Harry Styles. Back at the top spot after falling to the second spot, this is the third week the pop/R&B song is on the charts. According to the “Billboard 200,” the number one album in the U.S. is “Call Me If You Get Lost” by Tyler, The Creator. Moving up from the 120th spot to the top spot, this is the 37th week the hip-hop/rap album is on the charts. 


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