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Hello! Welcome to your daily compilation of what's happening in pop culture.
This morning, my phone pinged with another news alarm that made me breathe and I decided it was: time has come for Christmas. Normally I have a strict, not-before-Thanksgiving rule for festive songs and movies, but this year I'm with Oprah who released its annual holiday list with favorite things today. " It's a wonderful life " is finally available for streaming (on Amazon), and I'll spend this evening watching it rolling through Oprah's incredibly expensive taste.
first A new live action Mowgli
The new trailer to Andy Serki's "Jungle Book" remake (not confused with Disney's 2016 version) is out: It promises lots of mechanical and C.G.I. animal, Matthew Rhys as a baddie and a beautiful stellar cast cast that includes Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Benedict Cumberbatch. " Mowgli: Jungle Legend " will be on Netflix and in selected theaters on December 7th.
2nd Remember celebrity blogs?
In the mid 2000s, they were big stores, and Michael K's gossip blog Dlisted stood out because it was well written and always tried to punch. Soraya Roberts traced him to Jezebel and wondered that celebrity gossip is now "back in the social sphere in which it came from, people who say smart dumb things in one sentence or even a picture."
3rd Work It
Missy Elliott has become the first female rapper who nominated for the Songwriter's Hall of Fame. If your reaction to this news is "what?" I would say, let's just be grateful for her appropriate institutional recognition. In 2017 Jay-Z became the first rapper ever to be induced.
4th Sad songs: (
"Are not pop singers generally supposed to pick us up?" Asks Jayson Greene in Pitchfork. He watched Billboard Top 100 and did not see many songs it was good enough to do. I'm not complaining that pop becomes "softer, sad, uglier, darker, more intimate", but the question of why is really exciting.