Pop Culture News Bytes Vol. 2

Happy Friday, y’all!! It’s crazy to think we’re already in February. We’ve made it to the end of the week so you know that means it’s time for the weekly pop culture wrap up. Here are this week’s pop culture headlines that’ll keep you in the know!

‘Black Panther’ is the first superhero movie to win the Best Ensemble Screen Actors Guild Award. “This is Us” captured their second straight win for Best TV Drama Ensemble while “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” took the comedy top prize.

“Empire” star Jussie Smollet is recovering after being a hate crime victim. Smollet was attacked in Chicago by two unknown suspects that yelled racial and homophobic slurs, hit him, poured bleach, and tied a rope around his neck before leaving the scene.

Pop star Christina Aguilera is the latest entertainer to land on the Las Vegas strip. Her residency, The #Xperience, kicks off in May and runs through October at Zappos Theatre inside Planet Hollywood.

Margot Robbie is bringing back her DC alter-ego, Harley Quinn, as she revealed a first look on Instagram.  Robbie is bringing executive-producing and starring in “Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)” alongside Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Ewan McGregor.

Fox debuts not so live musical ‘Rent’ after one of the main performers breaks his foot during dress rehearsal. The latest musical outing garnered a record low of 3.6 million viewers.

Let me know what you think should’ve been included in this week’s pop culture wrap up by leaving a comment below.

Til next Friday!

-A.

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