Pop culture this week

J-Rod? A-Lo?

It’s finally happened. Everyone’s family celebrity couple (or maybe just mine) took to Instagram to celebrate the news of their upcoming nuptials. Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez, 43, got down on one knee and proposed to singer and actress, Jennifer “J-Lo” Lopez, 49, on the beach during what seemed to be a very romantic vacation. Posting with a picture of a ring that may or may not cost as much as some of (or most of) our houses, A-Rod wrote that “she said yes ♥️”. Well, duh? But Rodriguez was not to be outshined on this very important day. J-Lo’s own engagement announcement featured a beautiful beach, a gorgeous sunset, a ridiculously large engagement ring, and, of course, A-Rod’s World Series ring. The couple that wears matching colossal diamonds together stays together, right?

Pop-Princess takes on Broadway

Anyone got any plans for November 13 through December 1, 2019? No? Well let me let you in on a little secret: Britney’s Back, B**tch. Coming to Broadway in Chicago this winter in its debut running is none other than the Britney Spears-themed musical comedy, “Once Upon a One More Time” from screenplay writer, Jon Hartmere, and Tony-nominated director, Kristin Hanggi. The absolute bangers by the pop-princess herself will be the backdrop for a Grimm Fairy Tale-inspired story about “letting your hair down, gaining your sea legs, smashing the glass slipper, and claiming your own kingdom,” according to their website. CNN reports that this is a “dream come true” for Britney. Honestly, this is a dream come true for every person who grew up singing “Toxic” in the shower. Anyone wanna carpool? I’ll bring the snacks.


A True Hallmark Drama

Where do us college kids draw the line when it comes to getting and paying for our expensive education? Would you, perhaps, I don’t know, bribe the school with hefty “donations” and then go onto your Youtube channel and tell everyone that all you want out of the college experience is to party and have fun? YouTube vlogger and famous spawn of Aunt Becky from “Full House”, Olivia Jade, 19, seems to have done just that. Amid allegations of her mother, Lori Loughlin’s, 54, cheating scandal with USC admissions, it seems Jade’s life as a beauty and fashion influencer is perpetually over. During the flurry of rumors surrounding the news that Jade has been dropped from collaborations with companies like Tresemme and the Olivia Jade x Sephora collection, Hallmark has decided do void their relationship with longtime partner, actress, and collaborator, Lori Loughlin. Worried about making it into your dream college? Don’t worry, as long as you have rich parents who are willing to commit fraud, you shouldn’t have a problem.

This week in pop culture

Alexa Ash
Arts & Culture Editor

Jordyn Woods. Photo (Getty)

Jordyn Woods. Photo (Getty)

World War K

Everyone better suit up because it’s getting crazy out here. The Kardashians have had, yet again, another internet-breaking scandal. But this time, it wasn’t their fault. Best friend and practically sixth Kardashian sister, Jordyn Woods, has been publicly shamed and ostracized amid stories of her getting a little to close and comfortable with Khloe’s baby daddy and known philanderer, Tristan Thompson. The (real) Kardashian sisters started an all-around “Jordyn Woods Detox,” where they wiped any trace of Woods from Khloe’s “Good American” fashion line—where she had expanded her modeling career—from her collab with Kylie Cosmetics, and even from Kylie’s house. I’m sure Tiger Woods feels a whole lot better now that the cheating allegations have been placed upon a different “Woods”.

JoBros Part Deux?

We are burning up for you Nick, Joe, and yes, even you, Kevin. In response to the reunion of the Jonas Brothers, there has been an outpour of adult women, including myself, reverting back to their pre-teen ways. The Jonas Brothers didn’t want to make their reappearance a quiet affair. They dropped their new song “Sucker” with an absolutely boujee and over-the-top music video to go with it. The song shot up to the No. 1 single on iTunes, and their music video is the No. 1 trending video on YouTube. Officially making their reunion public on March 1, the JoBros hinted at an upcoming “Jonas Brothers Week” on “The Late Late Show with James Corden”. If the “Camp Rock” stars were here to make waves, they certainly got what asked for. Don’t mind me though, I’ll just be at Target buying the newest TigerBeat magazine wearing my Aeropostale shirt with twelve tank tops underneath and my jean skirt over colored leggings.

You’ve “Scott” to be kidding

It is just so not the Kardashian’s week. Amid the Khloe-Tristan-Jordyn cheating scandal that has been shaking the internet these past couple days, Kylie Jenner has been questioning her own relationship with rapper Travis Scott. If we jump back to December 2018, Scott and Jenner were the victims of a cheating hoax involving a balcony, a scantily-clad woman, and a Travis doppelganger. Coming back to the present, this one ain’t no hoax. After checking his phone, there seemed to be some indication of his infidelity, and fueled by the Khloe and Tristan drama, Kylie was already in a suspicious state of mind. If it’s true or if it’s not, the Kardashian name has been in everyone’s mouths these past two weeks. What’s that saying that’s been floating around the meme culture of the internet: “The Devil works hard, but Kris Jenner works harder”.