It’s time for Pop Culture Countdown!
Yes, the weekly recap of all things cray cray in pop culture as told by our super saucalicous Ms. Karalee!
This week there’s tons happening including Red Toilet Paper only for Beyonce! People like Kristen Stewart? Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence are back on?!? And Taylor Swift has 18 million bucks in cash just laying around!
Check out this weeks Pop Culture Countdown after the jump!
Welcome back to PCC! Thanks for stopping by for this week’s rundown of stars and their shenanigans. There were arrest videos (we still love ya, Reese), Twitter wars (Minaj, take a seat), and women ranked for hotness (umm, congrats Mila Kunis…). But the news that really stuck out, in the saddest of ways, was the death of Chris Kelly, one half of the 90’s rap duo Kriss Kross. He was found dead on Wednesday after a suspected drug overdose. He was 34. I remember “Jump” being a staple of my freshman year of high school. PCC prayers go out to his loved ones. Now, making a hard turn, let’s shift to the oddities and absurdities that make up this little piece of online real estate that is, the PCC…
Charmin is for chumps
Beyonce is a bona fide superstar, no doubt about it. She can sing, dance, rock her 10-pound mane with a wind fan, and drop baby weight at warp speed.
Apparently all that talent requires certain diva necessities to properly function. According to a report this week, Beyonce has an interesting list of alleged demands while touring for her Mrs. Carter Show,
including hand-carved ice balls,
the use of titanium straws to drink alkaline water served at exactly 21 degrees (because 22 degrees is for heathens),
and rolls of red toilet paper.
Umm, am I the only person who didn’t even know red toilet paper existed? I looked it up and you can get a three-pack for $16 online. (Cue NBC’s “The More You Know…” theme music.) I guess when you get into the upper echelon of fame and stardom, you can’t just wipe your bootylicious tookus with Angel Soft.
Oh, for the love…
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon renewed their wedding vows in a quiet, intimate ceremony, attended by their closest friends. And if you believe that, then you also think Mariah has never gone under the knife (the girl in “Vision of Love” is not the woman we see today, just sayin’). No, the couple no one gave a chance (and by “chance” I mean “passing thought”) shut down Disneyland for their fifth anniversary and said “I do” all over again in front of 250 people.
A few tidbits: Mariah arrived in a horse-drawn carriage, dressed as a princess. She met her Prince Nick at Sleeping Beauty’s castle for the ceremony. Fireworks concluded the spectacle. Guests then retreated to Fantasyland for the reception, which reportedly featured 15,000 flowers and 10,000 crystals. Oh, and Prince Nick spun tunes, serving as deejay.
Umm, you can afford to shut down Disneyland and bring in 10,000 crystals… but you can’t get a DJ other than the groom? Somewhere Pauly D is screaming, “What the GTL?! I was free! I could’ve done it!”
Ugh, this whole thing brings new meaning to “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Booooo(!!).”
There’s no accounting for taste
For the second year in a row, Glamour UK readers selected Kristen Stewart and her “rock-chick style” for best dressed celebrity — in the world. Stewie beat out several others, including Emma Watson, Victoria Beckham and Kate Middleton.
For those who disagree with Kristen’s latest honor, guess what: She doesn’t care. Quelle surprise! “I just so wholeheartedly disagree with people who don’t like what I wear,” she told Vogue UK last year.
Wow, way to put us in our place. You know what we wholeheartedly disagree with? People who cheat.
Reunited? And it feels so good?
Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence made headlines this week when she showed up to “The Great Gatsby” premiere Wednesday in New York without makeup. I thought she looked fresh-faced and lovely as ever.
Perhaps the inner glow was in overdrive thanks to her dinner date two nights before in West Hollywood with ex-boyfriend Nicholas Hoult. The duo, currently filming “X-Men: Days of Future Past” (they met on the set of 2011’s “X-Men: First Class), reportedly cuddled during the meal. A few months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Nicholas (I’m a big fan of “About a Boy”) after he taped a talk show appearance and he couldn’t have been nicer.
PCC says, “Scoop him up, J. Law!” Maybe he should serenade her with “Killing Me Softly.” And close his eyes.
(If you haven’t seen “About a Boy,” that won’t make sense to you. If you have seen it, you know exactly what I’m talking about.) 😉
Cold, hard cash
Everyone’s favorite aww-shucks-who-me singer/songwriter Taylor Swift bought herself a new casa — a five-acre Rhode Island mansion, boasting five bedrooms, 700 feet of waterfront and more than 11,000 square feet of living space.
She’s a celeb, no big deal, right? The kicker, though: She reportedly paid for the $18 million abode in cash.
She has $18 million in cash and yet that’s the best she can do with her hair? That’s not a judgment; just a question. A judgmental question, yes, but a question nonetheless.
That’s it for this week, friends…catch ya on the flip side!
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