It’s cuffing season! In honour of love or something similar to that, I’m getting straight to the good news – Ryan Reynolds released an ad for Match and as expected from our beloved Deadpool, it is filled with awesomeness. It features 2020 and the Devil (played by the woman and Reynolds respectively) – a “Match Made in Hell” – and a re-recorded “Love Story” by Taylor Swift, not to mention a dig at Scooter Braun!
Swifties also pointed out a potential lyric change in “Love Story” where the song seemingly sounds like “Baby, just said ‘Yes.’” The original lyrics are “Baby, just say ‘Yes,’” which is leading fans to believe that she and longtime boyfriend Joe Alwyn may be engaged.
Moving on, we’ve got so much more entertainment news for you! So without any further ado, let’s check out this week’s roundup of the good, the bad and everything in between.
Have you ever wondered what Drake smells like? Me neither, until the rapper released a candle that smells like him and it quickly sold out. Now, all I can think about is what in the world would a Drake-scented candle smell like? It apparently features hints of musk, ambers, cashmere, suede and velvet – which still doesn’t help. My nose isn’t refined enough to mix all those scents in one magical sniff. I need to smell Drake, but that won’t happen and neither will getting my hands on one of those candles. So, that’s the end of that. Drake released a whole line of candles, but who cares about the rest of them – they’re all also sold out anyway.
If you’ve got a tough decision to make, please feel free to try your luck at posting your dilemma on TikTok, in an attempt to capture Miley Cyrus’ attention. The singer has been commenting on posts that include some variation of “If Miley comments on this, I’ll do…” She has already picked a baby name for a pregnant woman, told a girl to “D.U.M.P. H.I.M.” and so much more! We love that she is interacting with her fans!
An intruder entered DeMar DeRozan’s home and came face-to-face with his children! DeMar managed to chase him away, but the story only gets weirder. The intruder fled the scene, but then returned to the gated community in L.A., where security stopped him. He then told cops that he didn’t mean to enter DeMar’s home, but rather that he was trying to get to Kylie Jenner’s home! This is an all-around horrible story, but why would he admit to wanting to break into Kylie’s home?
It took almost a whole year for the Kardashians to understand the actual extent of this worldwide pandemic, but I think they’ve finally got it. After what seemed like endless vacations and huge birthday bashes, someone has had an epiphany and decided to cancel the annual Christmas Eve party, as mentioned on Twitter by Khloe Kardashian. This is good news, but ultimately bad that it took so long for them to come to this decision.
Everything in Between
If you’ve heard of Red Table Talk, then you know it’s where Jada Pinkett Smith, her daughter Willow Smith and mother – lovingly called – Gammy (Adrienne Banfield-Norris) usually give people (celebrities) a platform and opportunity to tell their side of the story. You may know Olivia Jade as the daughter of Lori Laughlin (Becky from Full House), caught amidst that university admission scandal. Her mom and dad are currently serving time in jail, but Olivia, as Gammy put it, “chose three black women to reach out to for her redemption story.” I also find it odd, but Gammy didn’t stop there. She pointed out that having Olivia on the show “is the epitome of white privilege.” You can watch the interview, but it’s basically Olivia asking for forgiveness and discussing her realization of being the “poster child of white privilege.” Gammy goes on to say, “Your parents are going to go in and do their 60 days, and they’re going to pay their fine, and you guys will go on and live your life. And there are so many of us that it’s not going to be that situation. It just makes it very difficult, right now, to care.”
Do you live within your means? Is that even possible anymore in 2020? Anyway, Cardi B recently called on the opinions of her Twitter fans, asking if she should buy a new $88,000 purse. Obviously, many fans (and social media trolls and everyone else) had opinions, but not about the actual purse – which wasn’t even shown. Most comments were aimed towards how insensitive the post is amidst a worldwide pandemic with a large part of the population struggling financially. In true Cardi fashion, she clapped back and mentioned her multiple donations throughout the year (see below).
I’m no mathematician, but let’s break this down again (like the Russell Wilson thing). In 2020, Cardi’s net worth is an estimated $24 million; the average Canadian earned $50,000 in 2019. If Cardi spent (what seems like a massive amount to us average, middle-class folk) $88,000 on a purse, that’s roughly (if my calculation is correct) .004 per cent of her net worth. If someone earning $50,000 wanted to spend less than half of one per cent of their earnings on a purse, it would cost less than $200. And if I want to spend that on a purse, then just let me be and treat myself!