Pop culture this week

Alexa Ash

ARTS & CULTURE EDITOR

Billy Ray rides LIl Nas X “ ‘til he can’t no more”

Famously known as Hannah Montana’s dad (not so famously known for his career in country music,) Billy Ray Cyrus, 57, is featured on Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road - Remix”. This country-trap song that quickly took over the Billboard’s Hot Country chart just as quickly fell off. In an attempt to save face, Lil Nas X, 20, recruited the “Achy Breaky Heart” crooner to record on this quintessential country song about women and horses. Cyrus took to Twitter to fill us all in on his take on the song and how it will impact country music: “I thought, it’s honest, humble, and has an infectious hook, and a banjo. What the hell more do ya need?” I think I need another season of Hannah Montana instead of this weird cameo, that’s what.

Spoilers are Coming

Maisie Williams, better known as Arya Stark from the global sensation that is the “Game of Thrones” series gave fans somewhat of a shock during her interview with Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”. As this is the final season of a series that is famous for its blatant disregard for the lives of its own characters, fans are not-so-patiently waiting to know the fate of their favorite storylines. After blurting out that her character Arya would be dying in the second episode of the season, a very uncomfortable few minutes ensued that involved Williams running off stage and Fallon to be more awkward than he usually is. Fortunately for GoT fans it was just an April Fools joke and everyone went home happy. But, like, is this some kind of reverse psychology scheme and she actually DOES die? So many questions.  

And the Bride wore Marc Jacobs

Designer Marc Jacobs, 55, got hitched on April 6th to former model Charly “Char” Defrancesco. Although it has been dubbed an “intimate ceremony” by E! News, it is safe to say that us plebes want to know all of the “intimate” details about that star-(not rhinestone)-studded guest list for the reception held at the Grill Room in New York City. It’s not too surprising to see top models such as Cindy Crawford, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Kaia Gerber, Emily Ratajkowski, and Kate Moss show up in their finest designer couture. Queen and all around legend Anna Wintour also made an appearance in, yes, her signature black-tinted sunglasses. Between the A-List guests and what I would imagine to be a stunning ceremony, this may be the wedding of the year.