This week, Batman will make his triumphant return as a kid from Bahston; 'NSync is messing with us; and Allen Iverson is ready to retire.
Ben Affleck is Batman
The internet has lots of opinions, and the no one can decide if Ben Affleck as Batman is the best or worst decision DC has made for its upcoming "Superman" sequel. All we know is we have a lot of feelings. Some are arguing that Ben Affleck as Batman is a horrible, awful, rotten, no-good choice — likely in part because Ben Affleck is known as a less-than-fantastic actor. On other parts of the internet, however, some are saying Ben as Batman is actually an excellent choice. He likes comics, he recently did well critically with "Argo," and similar hoopla surrounded Heath Ledger when he was cast as The Joker, which turned out to be one of the most well-acted roles of all time. So the jury's out, but it's still fun to fight about it. Let's keep in mind that Ben Affleck was in "Daredevil"... and we all know how that ended up.
Can it be? Is it possible that 'NSync has finally heard all of our cries and will reunite at this year's MTV awards?!
According to "sources" at Page Six (which have never been reliable, but let me believe), the answer is: YES. I can't find a more reputable source but essentially every news outlet has been running with this story, including Rolling Stone which is now straight up reporting this story as fact.
Here's what we know for sure: Justin Timberlake will definitely be performing at the show, as he announced this, officially, last week. He will also be receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, which is said to be a major honor. So maybe it's possible that if enough of us report the 'NSync reunion as true, it will happen. And if they do reunite, what does this mean? Will it be a one-off reunion like the beautiful Super Bowl stunt by Destiny's Child? Or could it mean... more music? We need answers, STAT. Also, can we please ask them why there are so many different ways to stylize their name?
I mentioned in my post on Friday that I was on my way to see the Backstreet Boys and I wasn't lying. I am wholeheartedly (still) a Backstreet Boys fan and their show in Camden, NJ on Friday, Aug. 16, marked my 10th Backstreet Boys concert. I had pit tickets, as well as their Gold VIP Package. So how'd it go? Was it worth it? Am I full of regret for how much money I spent on just one evening? Am I just really embarrassed that I'm an adult and this is my life?
I hope y'all like pop stars, Oprah, and boy bands, because that's where this post is going. You're welcome!
I already talked about the best boy bands of the '90s, followed by '90s boy bands we probably forgot about. Now it's time to give the ladies some love. Here are the top five girl bands of the '90s — girl power and stuff!
Let's be real here, when anyone mentions '90s girl bands, the Spice Girls are not only the first one you think of, but quite possibly the only one you think of. The British pop group was (is) made of five members: Melanie Brown (Scary Spice), Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice), Emma Bunton (Baby Spice), Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice), and Victoria Adams (Posh Spice). And they were huge in the '90s. You couldn't escape the group, their catchy songs, their Barbie dolls, mini Barbie dolls, stickers, hit clips, CDs, DVDs, T-Shirts, jewelry, books, lollipops, candy... okay, so, whatever, they were also heavily marketed. But that doesn't take away from the fact that they have sold over 80 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling pop groups of all time. They are the most successful British band since the Beatles — just let that sink in.