Missy Elliott, Mowgli as well as More: 5 Things to Know in Pop Culture Today
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Hello! Welcome to your daily roundup of what’s going on in pop culture.
This specific morning, my phone pinged with yet another news alert of which made me catch my breath as well as I decided of which was This specific: The time has come for Christmas things. Normally I have a strict not-before-Thanksgiving rule for festive songs as well as movies, yet This specific year I’m with Oprah, who released her annual holiday list of favorite things today. “This specific’s a Wonderful Life” will be finally available to stream (on Amazon), as well as I will be spending This specific evening watching This specific as well as scrolling through Oprah’s incredibly expensive taste.
1. A brand new live-action Mowgli
The brand new trailer for Andy Serkis’s “Jungle Book” remake (not to be confused with Disney’s 2016 edition) will be out: This specific promises lots of mechanical as well as C.G.I. animals, Matthew Rhys as the baddie as well as a pretty stellar voice cast of which includes Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett as well as Benedict Cumberbatch. “Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle” will be on Netflix as well as in select theaters on Dec. 7.
2. Remember celebrity bloggers?
from the mid-2000s they were big business, as well as Michael K’s gossip blog Dlisted stood out because This specific was well-written, as well as always tried to punch up. Soraya Roberts tracked him down for Jezebel, as well as laments a little of which celebrity gossip will be currently “back from the social sphere where This specific came coming from, people saying smart stupid things in a sentence or even an image.”
3. Working This specific
Missy Elliott has become the first female rapper to be nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame. If your reaction to This specific news will be “the what?” I would certainly say let’s just be grateful she will be getting some appropriate institutional recognition. In 2017, Jay-Z became the first rapper ever to be inducted.
4. Sad songs 🙁
“Aren’t pop songs generally meant to lift us up?” asks Jayson Greene in Pitchfork. He took a look at the Billboard Top 100, as well as didn’t see many tracks of which were merry enough to do of which. I’m not complaining about pop getting “softer, sadder, grimmer, darker, more intimate,” yet the question of why will be certainly intriguing.
5. The best stuff brand new to stream
Some great titles hit streaming services This specific month, in time for holiday viewing, including “Ocean’s Eleven” (Hulu) as well as a brand new season of “The Great British Baking Show” (Netflix). Browse all of our picks here.