What's New In Pop Culture?
On December 31, 2021, beloved actress Betty White died, just two weeks before her 100th birthday. As soon as the news of her death broke, social media was flooded with people expressing their sadness at her passing. Many prominent figures posted statements following her death, including President Joe Biden, who described her as “a cultural icon who will be sorely missed.” Rest in peace, Betty White.
Unfortunately, the 2022 Grammy Awards are being postponed indefinitely as a result of concerns surrounding the highly contagious Omicron variant. Nominations had already been announced at the time of the postponement, leaving many fans disappointed with the development as they would not get to see their favorite artist (hopefully) receive the award.
The highly anticipated season 2 of the HBO Max series Euphoria has finally begun streaming. The show, which is known for the way it tackles mature subject matter, was given a warning by the lead herself, Zendaya, who reminded her followers that the show is “for mature audiences”, and is “a raw and honest portrait of addiction, anxiety and the difficulties of navigating life today.” Viewers also took to TikTok to poke fun at some of the more unrealistic aspects of the show, including the way the characters dressed as they were attending their high school classes.
Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox have gotten engaged! On January 11, Machine Gun Kelly tweeted out the date, followed by “i spy angel numbers and a sum of 9”. Fans were confused to say the least, until Fox posted a video of the proposal on her Instagram, with a lengthy caption that ended with her stating that after the proposal, her and her fiancé “drank each other’s blood”.