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Latest Pop Culture Headlines: Get the Tea!

This week political stories may have dominated the mainstream airwaves, but the latest pop culture headlines were spicing up the entertainment world. From disaster benefit concerts to Twitter trending topics to Major League Championship series deciding the World Series teams, things continued to shock the world. The Yankees lost, and the Chicago Cubs were almost swept. Marvel Studios dropped a trailer and almost broke the internet. While other updates included retirements and anthem protests.

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Let’s get into to the latest pop culture headlines that were trending this week.

Latest Pop Culture Headlines

1…The Black Panther Trailer dropped this week and Twitter freaked out. 

Yes, the trailer for Black Panther is LIT ? as evidence by the reactions on Twitter earlier this week. The first Marvel Studios film with a black lead opens February 16, 2018. Comic fans and melanin folks everywhere are more than excited. The cast is full of heavyweight actors of color – Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Sterling K. Brown, and more. Are you planning to see Black Panther when it hits the box office next year?

Full article from Hidden Remote

Watch the full Black Panther trailer below.

2…Tom Joyner announces the end of his morning radio show

Tom Joyner announced his retirement this week, a full two years in advance. The “Fly Jock” as he is often referred, will end his morning radio show in 2019. Joyner started his ground-breaking show in 1994. Since that time he has interviewed countless celebrities and musicians, supported a plethora of causes and organizations and entertained listeners with his on-air soap opera, “It’s Your World.” He plans to celebrate for the next two years with more live events, parties and signature events. What will you miss about the Tom Joyner Morning Show? “Oh, oh, oh…” ?

Full article from Black America Web

3…Fashion Designer Mychael Knight dies at 39

The world lost a young fashion designer this week. Mychael Knight, of Project Runway fame, died at the age of 39. He was most known for his fourth place finish in Season 3 [of Project Runway]. Celebrities and friends shared their tributes and loving memories of Knight on social media. His creativity and sweet spirit will be missed. Rest in peace. ?

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4…Lupita Nyong’o is the latest actress to speak out in the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

Lupita Nyong’o broke her silence in the Harvey Weinstein harassment scandal this week. The Oscar-winning actress detailed her experience with Weinstein in a op-ed column in the New York Times on Thursday, October 19. Her encounter involved Weinstein and inappropriate actions from him. Nyong’o is the latest female celebrity to share her story about Weinstein. The list is growing.

Full article from Entertainment Tonight

“Now that we are speaking, let us never shut up about this kind of thing,” ~Lupita Nyong’o

5…Singer Justine Skye takes a knee while performing the national anthem at NBA game

Justine Skye was invited to sing the national anthem at the Brooklyn Nets home season opener on Friday night. When she finished singing, the R&B singer briefly took a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Her silent protest was met with mixed reactions, the Associated Press reported. Unlike the NFL, the NBA requires players to stand during the anthem. It’s a league rule.

Full article from Yahoo!

 Google Doodle of the Week: Selena Quintanilla

Google honored the Latin singer with a Google Doodle on Tuesday, October 17, commemorating the release of her first album 22 years ago.

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Elsewhere in Pop Culture

▶ The World’s First Black Girl Festival is happening later this month in London. {Blavity}

▶ Fashion Police to end with a Joan Rivers Finale Special on November 27. {Page Six}

▶︎ New Lena Waithe Chicago drama series, The Chi, set to premiere on Showtime on January 7. {TV Series Finale}

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What did I miss? Which of the latest pop culture headlines were you following? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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  1. Carissa

    Great Read! I didnt hear Tom Joyner make the announcement but I was listening to the reactions of his coworkers…they were hilarious! I will hate to see him go, but its probably time!

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