Pop Culture News Articles: 5 Updates from Last Week

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Can you believe it’s already April? We’ve made it through the first quarter of the year. The season has changed and life is forging ahead. The hottest pop culture news articles from last week included diapers, a Hall of Fame induction announcement, a show revival, and Tyra Banks.

Pop Culture News Articles

1…Black women share their unfortunate experience at work | The Huffington Post

Black women took to Twitter this week after Rep. Maxine Waters was mocked by Bill O’Reilly on Fox News Tuesday morning. They [black women] shared their experiences of they way they are treated at work. The hashtag #BlackWomenAtWork showcased the things black women deal with at work on a daily basis. Read more from The Huffington Post >>> HERE.

When I logged into Twitter and saw the #BlackWomenAtWork hashtag trending, I was almost scared to click through. But, I’m glad I did. The sheer amount of activity on the hashtag was astonishing. The experiences people shared were true…and sad. As a black woman who has worked in corporate america, I could relate to many of the experiences being shared. Reading through the tweets was like a slap in the face of the racial reality that is ever-prevalent in our society. We’ve come a long way, but we have a long way yet to go. If you haven’t read the tweets, click the hashtag above to read it now. Did you share your experience this week on Twitter? 

2… Snoop Dogg to induct Tupac into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame | Page Six

It’s official Snoop Dogg will induct Tupac into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 7 in New York City. Snoop and Tupac collaborated on two songs during their careers. Reports indicate that Snoop will perform a mashup of three songs, including “California Love.”

It’s fitting that one rap superstar will induct a fellow rap legend. It should be a great performance. It’s been almost 21 years since Tupac’s death. I think this is a well-deserved honor for Tupac and Snoop Dogg as the person who will induct him. How do you feel about the upcoming induction of Tupac into the Hall of Fame?  

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3…Tyra Banks returns to ‘America’s Next Top Model’ and removes age limit | E! News

Tyra Banks is returning as host of ‘America’s Next Top Model’ and announced that the age limit restrictions have been removed to allow for older contestants. The previous seasons called for contestants aged 18-27. As Banks described on Instagram, “you just need to know how to smile…”

Rita Ora tried it [hosting ANTM], but Tyra Banks will resume hosting duties for the 24th cycle of the how. This should interesting. Let’s not forget what happened when American Idol raised the age limit…we got the “Pants on the Ground” guy. First, Tyra decides to do a season with male models and now she’s removing the age limit. 


4…The Honest Company is now selling MLB team-logo diapers | Adweek

The Honest Company announced recently that your favorite MLB team-logos are now available on diapers. You can find the logo-themed diapers at Target stores. Run, don’t walk, to get your major league diapers today.

Okay, so, this may be a tad bit much. I understand the licensing interest and lucrative potential of MLB diapers. However, is this necessary? The one upside (outside of the profits) is the probability of attracting the dads shopping the diaper aisle. This could be a very memorable “dad moment” – have your favorite baseball team logo on your little one’s diaper. What do you think? Would you buy MLB team logo diapers? 

5…TLC is bringing back Trading Spaces | E! News

During the Discovery Communications Upfront, it was announced that TLC is bringing back Trading Spaces in 2018. It’s been off the air for 10 years, and fans have been wanting more. Credited with started in the home renovation/decoration craze, the show made several designers famous – Vern Yip, Ty Pennington, and Genevieve Gorder.

I loved this show! I still remember my favorite makeovers. I continue to follow the designers on social media. I. ?? AM. ?? HERE. ?? FOR. ?? THIS. I can’t wait for this to return. I hope a few of the original designers also return. That would be fantastic. Will you watch the new “Trading Spaces” on TLC? 

Elsewhere in Pop Culture…

▶︎ Nicole Murphy is your new Fitness Instructor. She posted on Instagram to promote her website and the internet couldn’t stop talking about her looks. [Instagram]

▶︎ Mama June reveals her now Size 4 body. Honey Boo Boo’s momma went from “Not” to “Hot” on her new show. [People]

▶︎ Lee Daniels reveals his dark childhood. The famed director was very candid when discussing how he grew up. [E! Online]


What do you think? Which pop culture news articles did I miss? Share your thoughts in the comments below.


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  1. Victoria

    I am so out of the loop. I hadn’t come across any of these topics. So, thanks for bringing me up to speed on whats going on in our world.

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  2. Britney

    Thanks for the roundup! I loved watching Trading Spaces. I have been out the corporate workforce for awhile. Maybe I shouldn’t have been shocked about the experiences I read about, but I was. In this day and age, you would think people would have more common sense and respect, but sadly, the don’t.

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  3. Tonia

    I’m excited to see Tyra come back. I had stopped watching ANTM several seasons ago, but I used to enjoy it. I don’t think I’m a fan of the age limit, but it will be interesting TV.

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