While the world adjusts to a new world order, American pop culture continues to make headlines. Top stories made news in the television and film industries. TGIT (Thank Goodness It’s Thursday) TV lineup returned to ABC with the premiere of Season 6 of Scandal and winter premieres of Grey’s Anatomy and How to Get Away With Murder. Elsewhere, fans of New Edition waited with bated breath for the premier of the R&B group’s biography.
Below are my top pop culture moments from this week.
Pop Culture Headlines – January 29, 2017
- Ralph was a loyalist. He stayed loyal to the group and the members throughout.
- Mike Bivins was the businessman. He learned the music industry and leveraged it to his advantage.
- Bobby was the Bad Boy, but we knew that.
- Ronnie was the…dancer.
- Ricky Bell had his share of struggles which surprised many (as I noticed on Twitter).
- Johnny Gill can SING!
The mini-series is a must see for those who came of age in the 90’s. Did you see it? What did you think?
The academy award nominations were announced this week during a live-streamed event filmed in six cities around the world. The telecast, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air Sunday, February 26 live on ABC.
This year the Oscars are NOT #SoWhite. There’s a record six black actors nominated. It’s good to see diverse actors and films receive the year’s biggest recognition. La La Land got the most nominations – no surprise. Other notables:
- Viola Davis became the first African-American actress to receive three Oscar nominations with her nomination for Supporting Actress for her role Fences. Her prior nominations include, 2009 for her supporting work in Doubt, and 2012 for her leading role in The Help.
- Lin-Manuel Miranda is nominated for Best Original Song for “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana. If he wins, he will be the youngest person in history to win the coveted EGOT – Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony awards.
- Taraji P. Henson was snubbed and not nominated for her stellar performance in Hidden Figures.
Will you watch the Oscars? Who would you like to see win this year?
Heather Dubrow announces she will leave the Real Housewives of Orange County. After five seasons, the decision did not come easy, she told ET. You can read more about her decision >>> HERE.
“I felt like I was at a tipping point, and just…it was time. But, it’s all positive and I wish them all the best,” Heather Dubrow to ETonline.com