Pitch Perfect 2
If you'd asked me if I ever thought a movie about competitive a capella groups on a college campus would be a big deal, I would've probably laughed. And yet, "Pitch Perfect" became one of those movies pretty much everyone loves (or at least knows of), so it's no surprise that a sequel was made. This week, the trailer to the highly anticipated second film (simply called "Pitch Perfect 2") was released. It stars all of the fan favorites from last time, including Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, and Elizabeth Banks, as the Barden Bellas compete in an international competition. Check it out!
Yesterday, Cher announced that she will be canceling the remainder of her current Dressed to Kill Tour. The cancellation comes after a recommendation from her doctors, who told the singer she needed more time to recover from a viral infection she developed prior to starting this leg of the D2K tour.
Several shows on the tour had been rescheduled, with a handful of shows also getting canceled last week. In a press release from Cher's camp, Cher said, ""I am totally devastated. Nothing like this has ever happened to me. I cannot apologize enough to all the fans who bought tickets. I'm so proud of this show. It is my best ever. I sincerely hope that we can come back again next year and finish what we started."
On Twitter, the singer apologized to her fans,and said she felt "gut wrenching [s]adness" at the realization that she wouldn't be able to finish the tour.
The canceled dates — plus the tweets from Cher — can be found below the cut. Get well soon, Cher!
The Toronto Raptors are by far the NBA’s biggest surprise of the season thus far. Led by veteran point guard Kyle Lowry, the Raptors are off to their best start in franchise history posting an 8-2 record through 10 games. The high-rising DeMar DeRozan leads the team averaging 21.2 PPG, while the 7-foot tall center Jonas Valanciunas is having a career season averaging 8 RPG and 11 PPG. The only NBA team located outside the U.S., the loyal Raptor fan-base has chanted and termed the phrase #WeTheNorth. Look for continued success from a team that is surprising the entire league with their energy and play-making ability.
My Prediction: Toronto will finish in the 5th spot in the Eastern Conference, behind Cleveland, Chicago (if Rose can stay healthy), Washington, and Miami.
The internet got weird this week, guys. Like, half the stuff that went on is not even appropriate for this blog (looking at you, Kim Kardashian and bizarre "Too Many Cooks" video from Adult Swim). So here's some of the other stuff that happened...
Blank Space Music Video
Yahoo made a mistake this week when they accidentally released Taylor Swift's music video for her new single, "Blank Space," a bit early. But Twitter (and the rest of the internet) didn't mind. The video showed T-Swift in a new light: playing up the rumors that she's someone who's "too crazy" to keep a boyfriend by slashing paintings, wrecking shirts, and throwing things. #BLANKSPACEMUSICVIDEO (yep, in all caps to denote excitement) immediately started trending. Although Yahoo pulled the video shortly after the accidental release, a few hours later, Taylor and her team officially debuted the video and people have been talking about it ever since, documenting her outfits, dissecting each important moment, and GIFing everything. I sincerely appreciate the Regina George/"Mean Girls" reference at 2:32.
A Christmas Story
The pink bunny suit. "You'll shoot your eye out, kid!" That creepy-yet-iconic leg lamp. If you loved the 1983 movie, you'll definitely love the stage adaptation of A Christmas Story. The musical, which debuted in 2009 and even had a Broadway stint in 2012, returns each holiday season to tell the story of 9-year-old Ralphie who wants — no, needs — a BB Gun. Specifically, "an official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle with a compass in the stock." A Christmas Story helps bring out the kid in each of us.
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