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Jared Leto set to play Andy Warhol

Abhishek Joshi, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016


Filed under Celebrity, Culture, Movies & Television

The last couple of years have been seemingly interesting for Jared Leto. After the release of Warner Bros. pictures’ distributed production, “Suicide Squad,” Leto has signed up to play the role of artist Andy Warhol in a biopic -  titled “Warhol.” Along with that, Leto has also signed to co-produce...

“Atlanta” proves to be a great hit

Chyna Davis, Assistant News Editor

September 15, 2016


Filed under Celebrity, Culture, Music

Donald Glover has finally released his new project “Atlanta.” The lyrical genius, also known as Childish Gambino, plays a character named Earn Marks, a Princeton dropout struggling to make ends meet as he gets involved with his cousin Alfred (Brian Tyree Henry), an upcoming rapper. Glover not...

A greater meaning behind “The Greatest”

Isabella Bruni, Chief Copy Editor

September 15, 2016


Filed under Celebrity, Culture, Music

Sia’s music videos are always visually stunning, intriguing and hold a deeper meaning in her process of storytelling. Along with her haunting vocals, powerful lyrics and unique choreography, her lyricism is strongest in new single and music video “The Greatest.” The music video is an ode to...

Lady Gaga switches it up with “Perfect Illusion”

Michael Anthony, Contributing Writer

September 15, 2016


Filed under Celebrity, Culture, Music

It’s been three years since Lady Gaga last released any new music. In 2013, the singer released her single “Applause” and highly anticipated album “Artpop.” It was supposed to begin a new era for Gaga, one that was meant to solidify her status as the Queen of Pop. Artpop cost nearly 25 million...

“Work” music videos bring back Rihanna and Drake’s steamy vibe

Michael Jn-Marie, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2016


Filed under Celebrity, Celebrity News, Culture, Music

2016 has been an amazing year thus far for music legends Rihanna and Drake. With RiRi releasing her much anticipated album, and arguably her best to date, "ANTI" this past month and Drake being given the key to the city of Toronto along with being the unofficial host of NBA All Star Weekend this year,...

Tina Fey delivers big laughs

Alyssa Ford, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2016


Filed under Celebrity, Culture

We all know and love actress Tina Fey for her comedic roles in numerous films, such as “Baby Mama” and “Mean Girls.” The fan favorite, however, has to be her impression of former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin. Thanks to Palin’s nearly embarrassing speech given at Donald Trump’s campaig...

The million-dollar secret is out: Charlie Sheen reveals that he’s HIV positive

Jasmine Imani Davis, Entertainment Editor

November 18, 2015


Filed under Celebrity, Celebrity News, Culture

“It’s a hard three letters to absorb. It’s a turning point in one’s life.” Early Tuesday morning, Actor Charlie Irwin Estévez, best known by his stage name Charlie Sheen, appeared on “The Today Show” and revealed that he is HIV positive. “I have to put a stop to this barrage of attacks and...

Angels spread wings once more

Precious Watts, Contributing Writer

November 18, 2015


Filed under Celebrity, Celebrity News, Culture, LifeStyle, Movies & Television

The 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is causing a flurry of excitement and it hasn’t even aired to the public yet. Every year, this extravaganza somehow manages to go above and beyond. So, if you aren’t hip, I’m here to fill you in on all of of the important details. This year, the show ...

Keke Palmer declares adulthood: “I Don’t Belong To You” shows Palmer’s erotic side

Jasmine Imani Davis, Entertainment Editor

November 4, 2015


Filed under Celebrity, Celebrity News, Culture, Music

Akeelah who? Lauren “KeKe” Palmer has grown up with no apologies in her new music video. On Monday, Oct. 26, Palmer, 22, released the music video for her new single, on iTunes on Tuesday, Oct. 27, “I Don’t Belong To You,” with appearances from two familiar faces. London On Da Track produce...

Adele just came back to say “Hello”

Melanie Sheehan, Contributing Editor

November 4, 2015


Filed under Celebrity, Celebrity News, Culture, Music

British superstar, Adele, has burst back onto the music scene this week with the unveiling of the music video for her new song, “Hello.” With 27.7 million views on Vevo in the first 24 hours, this new hit has just surpassed the previous record set by Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood.” Not to mention...

“808s & Heartbreak” Part II: Kanye West brings back album’s vibes with two new songs

Chyna Davis, Contributing Writer

October 28, 2015


Filed under Celebrity, Celebrity News, Culture, Music

Have you heard Kanye West’s two new songs this past week? This ‘lyrical genius’ released a remix to The Weeknd’s song, “Tell Your Friends,” from his new album “Beauty Behind the Madness,” according to the RTT newswire. West, 38, actually produced the track “Tell Your Friends,” which ...

Lamar Odom is back on the radar

Melanie Sheehan, Contributing Writer

October 28, 2015


Filed under Celebrity, Celebrity News, Culture

Overshadowing most stories this week has been the shocking news of Lamar Odom. If you have been living under a rock, or just try to ignore anything involving the Kardashians, Khloé’s estranged husband, Lamar Odom, was found unconscious on Tuesday, Oct. 13, inside of the Love Ranch brothel in Crystal, N...

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