This Week in Pop Culture… 2/13

This Week in Pop Culture

Happy Thursday, everyone!!

It hasn’t been the busiest week in Hollywood, but it’s been Bieber drama-free…which is all a girl can hope for, at this point.

However — there are plenty of other icky tidbits to around.  Particularly from one Mr. Cyrus.

Let’s discuss.

Shirley Temple

In sad news, Shirley Temple passed away at the age of 85.  What’s awful is that when I found out, I looked at my husband and said, “wait…she was still alive?  And only 85??”  I have no concept of time, obviously.

I loved Shirley Temple as a child, my grandma and I used to watch her movies together.  I look forward to watching them with Lucy as well.  She will be missed!

Philip Seymour Hoffman

It has been announced that Philip Seymour Hoffman will be digitally recreated for his last major scene in Mockingjay.  Hoffman had completed filming for the first Mockingjay film, and had about a week left on the second.  I loved him so much as Plutarch Heavensbee (were the roles in these films perfectly cast or WHAT??) and I’m so sad he wasn’t there to film them himself, but I am glad there’s been a resolution.  Can’t WAIT for the next movie.

Jennifer Aniston

It has been reported that Jennifer Aniston’s fiancee Justin Theroux was absent from her 45th birthday festivities.  Apparently he’s filming in New York and she’s busy in California and it’s as simple as that.  But part of me is worried trouble is a brewin.  Girlfriend can’t catch a break.  On a different note — I’m loving her short hair.

(P.S. Justin Theroux is filming The Leftovers, a television adaptation of the book by Tom Perrotta.  I liked the book and am interested in how it translates on screen)


Apparently Lil Kim is pregnant.  That’s all I have to say about that.


And last and least…Billy Ray Cyrus.

Billy Ray has decided to capitalize on his daughter Miley’s publicity and launch a HIP HOP version of his 90′s hit Achy Breaky Heart.  A warning — the video is NOT appropriate for work or children.  You can see it HERE.

I was really hoping this was just a parody.  But sadly…he seems to be taking this seriously.  And as much as I’d love to say that this is his deal and not piggybacking on his daughter, when you’ve added lines to your song like, “Miley keeps twerking and Daddy keeps working”, well…


In theaters this week:


A Winter’s Tale

The synopsis, according to Movie Insider:

Set in 1916 and present-day Manhattan, Winter’s Tale follows the story of Peter Lake (Colin Farrell). Peter Lake is a thief who falls in love with Beverly Penn (Jessica Brown Findlay), a dying girl who occupies one of the houses he breaks into. Lake is saved from the insane gangster Pearly Soames (Russell Crowe) and his gang of thugs by Athansor, a mysterious white horse who becomes his guardian angel.


Endless Love

The synopsis, according to Movie Insider:

Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde star in the story of a privileged girl and a charismatic boy whose instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart.

A Winter Tale looks like it could be promising but I don’t think I’m feeling Endless Love.  Thoughts?

Have a happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!!

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  1. 1
    Theresa says:

    Why did I click the link…I can never Un-see that… Weird…

  2. 2
    Leslee says:

    Oh My Gosh… that video is so embarrassing…. he looks like an idiot and I was waiting for an orgy to breakout!

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    ShannonA. says:

    I’m not feeling Endless Love either; it’s either from the constant previews on ABC Family or the fact that Alex Pettyfer looks exactly like my ex-fiancé (and I mean, so much my brother called me to ask if I had seen the previews). Creepy. Oh, plus, the original was horrible.

  4. 4
    Shay says:

    That video was so sad!

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