What’s The Buzz? Week of March 29th
WHAT’S THE BUZZ? WEEK OF MARCH 29TH
To close out the week of March 29th, here’s a round up of the top entertainment stories!
JUSTIN BIEBER ‘JUSTICE’ DELUXE
Justin Bieber released the deluxe version of his 6th studio album Justice. The deluxe version titled Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe) adds 6 new singles to his existing album. The new additions include features from Jaden Smith, Lil Uzi Vert, Dababy, Quavo, and Tori Kelly. Shortly after the release of the deluxe album, Bieber broke the record for the youngest solo artist to have eight number 1 albums on the Billboard 200. Elvis Presley was the last artist to hold the record title.
ARIANA GRANDE AND NBC’S ‘THE VOICE’
Ariana Grande announced she’ll be one of the judges on season 21 of NBC’s popular music show, The Voice. Grande will be joining musicians Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, and John Legend in the judges chairs next season. Nick Jonas, one of the current guest judges on the show took to Twitter to congratulate the star and welcome her to the family. This will be Grande’s first reality TV appearance.
LIL NAS X “SATAN SHOES”
Lil Nas X partnered with the Brooklyn based art collective, MSCHF, to produce 666 pairs of Nike Air Max 97 “Satan Shoes.” The all black shoes each contained a sample of blood from the MSCHF team, sparking major controversy. The sneakers retailed at $1018 USD and sold out in one minute. Shortly after the controversial sneakers went viral, Nike filed a lawsuit against MSCHF claiming that the shoes violated its trademark and damaged the identity of the brand.
DEMI LOVATO COMES OUT AS PANSEXUAL
Demi Lovato has come out as pansexual on a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience. While talking about relationships and marriage, the interview shifted onto the topic of sexuality and fluidity. “I’m so fluid now, and a part of the reason why I am so fluid is because I was super closeted off,” Lovato explained. Further into the conversation, Rogan asked if she identified with the term pansexual, in which Lovato responded, “Yeah, pansexual.”
Make up artist and YouTube creator, James Charles has been under fire on social media for recent accusations that he had flirtatious conversations with minors on Snapchat. Some of these accusations came in the form of viral TikTok videos that were posted by the boys who had conversations with the 21-year-old beauty YouTuber. Charles released an apology video addressing the accusations and stated that he needed to take accountability for his actions and apologize to the people that were affected.
SPONGEBOB EPISODES TAKEN DOWN
Paramount+ and Amazon removed SpongeBob SquarePants episodes from their streaming platforms. The first episode, titled “Kwarantined Krab,” was removed from Paramount+ for the pandemic references as well as the sensitivity amid the anti-Asian violence across the US. The second episode, titled “Mid-Life Crustacean,” was removed on both Paramount+ and Amazon due to the sexual innuendos and story elements that were not appropriate for kids. According to The New York Times, the removal came at a time when other streaming platforms “sought to give audiences context for older films, television shows and books that carry offensive content.”
WOODY ALLEN CBS INTERVIEW
In a rare interview on CBS Sunday Morning, Woody Allen denied the allegations of sexual abuse by his daughter, Dylan Farrow. The interview was filmed in July of 2020 and just released on the Paramount+ streaming service following the conclusion of the HBO docuseries Allen vs. Farrow. The interview was Allen’s first on-camera interview in almost 30 years, and while he didn’t make any new statements, he did address some of the points brought into the spotlight by the docuseries.
HBO Max’s new documentary, Tina, explores the life of the legendary singer Tina Turner. The documentary gives an exclusive look into Turner’s rise to fame, the abusive relationship with ex-husband Ike Turner, her impressive rock career, and details of her family history. While the documentary set out to highlight all the successes of Tina Turner, the story may be the last chapter of the book. In the film, Turner describes how she wants to take a step back from the spotlight, and enjoy her life in retirement.
That’s a wrap on this week’s entertainment stories! Tune in next week to hear what’s poppin’ on the news!