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This post is part of the Pop Culture Rewind Series.

A week after the Oscars, and the entertainment industry continues to have hot news items. This week included a celebrity feud or two. In politics, our new administration continues to make headlines. In sports, the college basketball regular season is winding down. Selection Sunday is next week (March 12). The latest pop culture updates include stories from Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lego and Teyana Taylor. Check out the pop culture updates below. Let me know what you think.

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1…Arnold Schwarzenegger is not returning to ‘Celebrity Apprentice’

It’s official. Arnold Schwarzenegger is not returning to ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’ He is walking away from the reality show to focus on other opportunities. Also, he confirmed in an interview with Empire that Donald Trump is to blame for the decline in viewers and sponsors. Read more on Empire [dot] com >> HERE.

I watched a few episodes of the last season of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ with Arnold. It wasn’t bad. I was originally watching because Laila Ali was playing for the Women’s Sports Foundation, an organization I used to work for in New York City. I can understand why Arnold is leaving the show. It as more than he bargained for…late night tweets from the President were not part of the deal. Did you watch the Celebrity Apprentice? Do you think the series will survive? 

“Even if asked [to do it again] I would decline.” ~Arnold Schwarzenegger to Empire.com

2…Lego is creating a Women of NASA set inspired by the Hidden Figures Movie

The winner of the 2016 Lego Ideas competition is a set of created by Science Editor, Maia Weinstock. The set, debuting later this year or early 2018, will highlight the contributions of women in STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). The figures [for the set] include Mae Jamison, Margaret Hamilton, Nancy Grace Roman, Sally Ride and Katherine Johnson (of Hidden Figures fame). Read more from Vulture >>> HERE.

Yay! Women. This will be a great Lego set. History-making and a collector’s item. I can’t wait for the set to hit the shelves. This is perfect timing for the announcement as we enter Women’s History Month. Well-played, Lego. I also appreciate the selection of women to highlight. They were all instrumental in NASA’s success. It’s also awesome that all but Sally Ride are still alive to experience this honor. Will you purchase the Lego set? 


3…’Cash Me Ousside’ girl is getting her own show

Danielle Bregoli, better know as the “Cash Me Ousside” girl, is set to talk to production companies in Los Angeles for her own reality show. The 13-year-old became a viral sensation after appearing on The Dr. Phil Show. Read more from InTouch >>> HERE.

Lawd. Fix it, Jesus. Everyone viral sensation doesn’t need their own show. However, if people are going to watch…there may be an audience. I, for one, will pass on viewing this reality show. I have other priorities in my TV schedule and DVR. I will give Danielle credit. She created a hot meme…one that is still going strong months later. Will you watch? 


4…Emily Blunt is playing Mary Poppins

Disney announced the remake of the 1964 classic movie, Mary Poppins. Emily Blunt will play the iconic lead role made famous by Julie Andrews. Mary Poppins Returns is set 20 years after the original film and takes place in London. Learn more about film and the amazing cast on Cosmopolitan >>> HERE.


I ?? so ?? here ?? for ?? this! I loved the original movie. I can’t wait for the updated version. I think Emily Blunt will do a fantastic job. The biggest challenge for me will be waiting until the release date during Christmas 2018. Ugh! That’s almost two years! Why? I’m also excited that Lin-Manual Miranda will be in the movie along with Meryl Streep and Colin Firth. Did you watch the original Mary Poppins film? Will you watch the remake?
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5…Get Fit with Teyana Taylor’s ‘Fade 2 Fit’ Dance Workout Program

Teyana Taylor announces her workout program, Fade2Fit which officially launched on March 1. The program is based on dance moves and available through a subscription program. The program includes videos and meal plan. Read more about Fade2Fit >>> HERE.

We remember Teyana Taylor from her performance [and body] in the ‘Fade’ video by Kanye West. How can we forget? She is the ultimate #BodyGoals. I am still amazed when I watcher 2016 Video Music Awards performance. As someone who is always on a mission to lose pounds and tone my muscles, I am surely checking out this program. Would you take fitness advice from Teyana?


Elsewhere in entertainment…
▶︎ Thinking of last-minute travel to Europe? Think again. Soon, it may be a lot harder for Americans to travel to Europe. [Elle]
▶︎ 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards are this weekend. The music industry event will be in Los Angeles Sunday, March 5. [iHeartRadio]
▶︎ Music fans are still waiting on a response from Nicki Minaj. Remy Ma dropped her diss track, shETHER,  last week.
What do you think? Did I miss any pop culture updates? Which updates caught your attention? Share your thoughts in the comment section below or on Facebook or Twitter.
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