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Pop culture weekly recap (1/5/16 – 1/12/16)

Golden Globe delivers memorable moments, not-so-tasteful sideboob and vulgar humor160110200546-golden-globes-red-carpet-2016---jennifer-lawrence-super-169
Some of the most awkward, memorable and hilarious moments of TV history were made as Ricky Gervais opened the 73rd Golden Globe Awards with a glass of beer on the podium, promising he has changed, but not quite as much as Caitlyn Jenner, following with a deportation joke about America Ferrera and Eva Longoria. On the red carpet, Kirsten Dunst — known best for her role in the original ‘Spiderman’ trilogy — showed some skin in a deep-plunging black dress, leaving little to the imagination. Rachel Bloom of CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” accepted her award out of breath, and like Dunst, her goods were nearly falling out of her dress. Jaimie Alexander and Amber Heard stifled their laughter during an embarrassingly long pause while the teleprompter caught up.

Jamie Foxx pulled a Steve Harvey, purposely incorrectly announcing the winner for the best score category, accepted by Quentin Tarantino on behalf of Ennio Morricone for “The Hateful Eight.” On stage, Kate Hudson wore a three-piece, bright pink sequined dress, vaguely resembling 2000s Britney Spears. Sylvester Stallone accepted his Golden Globe for the “Rocky” follow-up movie, “Creed,” and Taraji P. Henson handed out cookies on her way up to the stage to accept her Golden Globe for her role as Cookie Lyon in the TV drama “Empire.” “The Revenant” won a total of three Golden Globe awards for the night: best dramatic film, best actor in drama and best direction.

Nickelodeon to bring back “As Told By Ginger” in 2017 

imageFollowing the recent addition of The Splat on TeenNick, Nickelodeon is bringing back “As Told By Ginger,” an early 2000s favorite. The nostalgic TV series followed the life of Ginger Foutley, running into life trials such as depression, death, breakups and many other hard topics. Nominated for three Emmy awards, the series is set to take off where it left off, with Ginger entering high school.

Lady Gaga and fiancé Taylor Kinney have sex on canvas for V Magazine

Pop sensation Lady Gaga and fiancé Taylor Kinney stripped, rolled around in paint, then snapped a mirror selfie with a point-and-shoot for the cover of V Magazine. Gaga described the instance that led to the cover of the V99 issue. “We made love amidst chaos,” Gaga said. “We talked about shootings. We made love amidst terrorism, and we talked about how people’s hearts are suffering all over the world.” The proceeds for the issue will go to the Born This Way Foundation, started by Gaga and her mother in “support of the wellness of young people … empowering them to create a kinder and braver world.”

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin official after Mexico vacationjustin-bieber-hailey-baldwin-061515

New couple Bieber and Baldwin jetted out of Cancun after Bieber was reported arriving at the Mayan archaeological site Tulum with beer, climbing on the protected structures and mooning tourists. The two spent several days on the island, visiting an ecotourism camp, watching dolphins in the Riviera Maya region and celebrating New Year’s in Anguilla. Baldwin recently tweeted out “people will always find reasons to make nothing into something – watch out for that (skull emoji),” possibly referencing a fight the couple had recently. Rumors have been flying around that, after the getaway, Bieber might be missing former girlfriend and pop singer Selena Gomez.

Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas “Future Now” tour to start in June

unnamedunnamed-1Tickets for the Lovato/Jonas “Future Now” tour became available to the public Nov. 7. The tour begins June 24 in Sunrise, FL at the BB&T Center. The duo recently announced their joint venture with Safehouse Publishing, which is co-owned by the two singers and their manager Phil McIntyre. From their beginnings on Disney Channel, Jonas and Lovato have both released hit singles “Levels” and “Confident,” respectively, within the year. The tour will stop in North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Illinois and many other states across the U.S., including two dates in Toronto and Vancouver.

Playboy Mansion, including Hugh Hefner, listed for $200 Million

A view of the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, California February 10, 2011.   REUTERS/Fred Prouser  (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) - RTXXPQF

A view of the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles, California. (Photo special to Eagle News.)

The iconic estates of Playboy owner Hugh Hefner recently went on the market for $200 million. What’s the catch? Hefner stays. The 89-year-old set up the deal as a “living estate,” in which the potential buyer will have to continue to let Hefner rent the house until his death. When Hefner first bought the property in 1971, it was sold for slightly over $1 million, and has since increased in value due to its 22,000 square footage, 29 game rooms, catering kitchen, swimming pool, four-bedroom guesthouse and five acres of land, among other amenities. Located in Holmby Hills, California, the mansion is within the ‘Platinum Triangle’ of Los Angeles’ most expensive and exclusive neighborhoods. Neighboring homes include those of Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, The Hiltons and many other big name celebrities.

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Allie Taylor

Allie Taylor is a rising senior in the journalism program, and has dedicated most of her life to writing (whether scooping stories on campus, or practicing her creative fiction). She can recite the entirety of Bo Burnham’s “What?” and loves marathons… of Netflix, of course. When Taylor is not in the newsroom, you can find her rehearsing with the cast and crew of S(He) Will Fade, drinking her weight in coffee at Starbucks or burrito-ing herself in a blanket in her dorm room.

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