Tomorrow is the start of Holy Week here in the United States. The world is in turmoil. The days are getting longer and the temperatures are getting warmer. The most interesting pop culture news articles from last week included a retirement, free music performances, a new series on Netflix, an insensitive commercial and more.
Interesting Pop Culture News
1…GirlBoss, the Series, premieres this month
Sofia Amoruso’s famous book, GIRLBOSS, is being made into a series for Netflix. The official trailer has been released. According to the TV Guide article, Season 1 of Girlboss will chronicle Sofia’s decision to start her vintage business. You can view the trailer below.
I started reading the Amoruso book, but I haven’t finished. I will most likely want to finish before watching this series. I believe it will be entertaining as her life has been the same. I watched this rise and fall of her empire over the last few months. It’s a classic entrepreneur case of what works…and what doesn’t work. Will you watch the series?
2…Tony Romo retires from Football; joins CBS Sports
Tony Romo has retired from professional football. The announcement came this week. He is the newest member of the CBS Sports family. He will be an lead NFL game analyst.
Congratulations, Tony Romo. He spent 14 years with the Dallas Cowboys, America’s most loved and hated team. In recent years, Romo lost his quarterback position to a younger player. I think he will be great as a broadcaster. What do you think?
3…Kendall Jenner made a Pepsi commercial and Twitter “clapped back”
The Huffington Post
On the 49th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this new Pepsi commercial was trending on Twitter and the broad internet. The commercial features Kendall Jenner making peace with a cop [at a protest] by offering him a can of Pepsi. People on Twitter were not happy.
“We are removing the content and halting any further rollout,” the company said.
This was simply tone-deaf and insensitive. The message that was sent that life’s protests and struggles can be solved with a can of Pepsi. This is not the first time a brand created ads that went too far. When will these brands learn? It’s more crucial now [than ever] to have a diverse group of people at the decision-making table. These insane commercials are getting approved, but how?
4…Amazon to Wins Bid for NFL streaming rights
The Hollywood Reporter
Amazon has secured a deal to stream 10 Thursday Night NFL games during the 2017-2018 season. The games will only be available to Amazon Prime members. The deal is reported to be for one year and valued at $50 million.
This is major news. Live streaming is here to stay. This is a good deal for Amazon. It gives them clout in the live streaming arena. Plus, this is another feature for Prime members. Yasssss, for the Prime membership! This will be a nice option to have, you know, in case I need it. Are you a Prime member? Will you watch the NFL live stream on Amazon?
5…Coachella will live stream main artists on YouTube
Watch the acts from the comfort of your home. YouTube will live stream select artists on the Coachella channel. April 14-16, viewers will be able to catch live performances for free. The lineup for the YouTube live stream will be announced later. This is the seventh year in a row that YouTube has exclusively broadcast the event.
Ok. This is really cool. I, for one, will be tuning in. I’ve never been to Coachella, but I know how big it is. It’s awesome that YouTube is offering a few music acts for free. Hopefully, we will get to see Lady Gaga and a few others. One of these days I will make it to the festival (I guess). In the meantime, I will watch on YouTube. Will you tune in?
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