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'Grease: Live' Dedicates Show To Star Vanessa Hudgens' Late Father

And she did her father proud!!!

Tonight's live production of 'Grease' just wrapped, and yours truly was blown away by Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit and the rest of the cast.

More importantly?

Rizzo, played by Vanessa Hudgens!

Late Saturday, Vanessa sadly said goodbye to her father Greg who died following a battle with cancer.

Vanessa was the professional however, and carried on with the live production and delivered one of the best performances of the night.

At the conclusion of the live taping:

"In Loving Memory of Greg Hudgens June 22nd 1950 - January 30, 2016"

Our thoughts continue to go out to Vanessa and her family.


A message from me to all of you, my amazing readers:

Less then 5 years ago, I began something I had always wanted to do, and that was create a pop culture blog. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be thanking you all for PopGoesTheArts hitting 1 million page views....

And yet, here I am.

January 31st, 2015 will go down as the day that it happened, and the only ones I have to thank are those of you who have been reading since day 1, and to the new readers I reach everyday.

You've indulged me in listening to me profess my love for all things Britney Spears, reading recaps of shows I love (RIP Sons of Anarchy/Revenge) and of course my undying need to be as blunt as possible.

I'm not sure what the future holds for PopGoesTheArts, but I can promise you all this:

This will continue to grow, and it's all because of ALL OF YOU.

Again, I say.....from the bottom of my heart:

Here's to 1 MILLION MORE!!!

Ryan Reynolds Is Hollywood's Newest Silver Fox!!

Move over Anderson Cooper and George Clooney!!

Ryan Reynolds is giving you a run for your money when it comes to the title of Hottest Silver Fox!!

This past Thursday, 'Deadpool' star Ryan Reynolds was snapped by the paparazzi (thankfully) and it appears he may be embracing his gray side.

The actor looked SMOKING hot as he waved to the cameras, and yours truly is begging him:



TONIGHT: "Grease: Live"!!!!!

Who's watching with me???

THIS Is What Lori Petty Wore To The SAG Awards.....

I don't even know what to say.

I absolutely ADORE Lori Petty, and have been loving her on 'Orange is the New Black'....

But....what exactly was going through her mind with this SAG Awards outfit!?

Did she borrow this from Miley Cyrus?

The Oscars Should Take Notice: SAG Awards Honor Diversity

Idris Elba (x2), Uzo Aduba, Viola Davis.....


“Ladies and gentleman, welcome to diverse TV” — Mic (@micnews) January 31, 2016

It's Been 19 Years......


Leo won Best Actor tonight, and this was Kate's reaction:


Leo and Kate! — GIPHY (@giphy) January 31, 2016

Anybody else LOVING this picture!?!?

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet share a 'Titanic' reunion at tonight's 2016 Screen Actor's Guild Awards.

And FYI?

'Titanic' turns 20 YEARS OLD next year.

She Stands Alone: Laverne Cox OWNS The Screen Actor's Guild Awards Red Carpet


While we await the beginning of the 2016 Screen Actor's Guild Awards, there have been many leading ladies shutting it down on the red carpet.

However, only one gorgeous lady is holding court:

'Orange is the New Black' star Laverne Cox!!

That color......the cut......HER HAIR....


Best dressed. Hands down.

MUST LISTEN: Sia Takes Us To The Dance Floor With 'Move Your Body'

Just buy the entire album because it's FLAWLESS, however there is one track I need to discuss.

Yesterday, Sia released her brand new album 'This Is Acting', and yours truly has had it on constant repeat (along with 'Pillow Talk').

'This Is Acting' was put together of songs Sia had written for other artists, but they eventually would either pass on them, or they wouldn't make that artists' albums final cut.

One of the (many) highlights of the album is 'Move Your Body', which is giving us a massive Shakira vibe.

Am I right?

Check it out:


Did Kanye West Just Apologize To Wiz Kalifa & Amber Rose For Bringing Their Son Into Twitter War?

Okay, so he didn't name them specifically, but I think we all get the point.

Kanye West has done something we never though possible, and that's apologize for something he said.

During his Twitter war against Wiz Kalifa (and then Amber Rose), one of the things Kanye said was:

"I own your child!!!", which was directed at Wiz.


Kanye made Amber famous when they dated, which put her in Wiz's sights, and they would go on to marry and have a son named Sebastian.

Kanye tweeted late last night:

God’s dream… Never speak on kids again… all love … all blessings… — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 30, 2016

We'll take it.

IT'S OFFICIAL: Lauren Graham & Alexis Bledel To RETURN For 'Gilmore Girls' Netflix Revival

Who's ready to go back to Stars Hollow!??!?!

After tons of rumors surrounding the proposed Netflix revival of 'Gilmore Girls', and lots of questions surrounding who would really return, we have our answer:

Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel are officially confirmed to return, while co-stars Scott Patterson (Luke), Kelly Bishop (Emily), Sean Gunn (Kirk) and Keiko Agena (Lane) will also be back.

The concept for the revival will include 4 films, each taking place during a particular season, unfolding into a whole year of story.


Celine Dion Releases Statement Following Rene Angelil's Funeral

This woman has been through so much, we're still thinking of her.

In an exclusive post to her official website, Celine Dion is thanking her fans for their support during the extremely tough time following the death of her husband, Rene Angelil.

The statement reads:

"My family and I are deeply touched by the outpouring of love and support from so many people who have touched our lives during these past few days. We have felt your love for René, and your prayers and compassion have helped us during this most difficult time... more than you'll ever know. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I would also like to sincerely thank the Quebec Government for honoring René with National Funerals as well as the many individuals and organizations who came together to hold such a beautiful tribute in his name. We will never forget all of the kindness that you have bestowed upon us." On behalf of our family, with all of our love, Céline, René-Charles, Nelson & Eddy
Patrick, Jea…

Mariah Carey Debuts MASSIVE Engagement Ring Alongside Fiance James Packer On Red Carpet

How does she even carry that thing without falling over?!

Mariah Carey and James Packer made their red carpet debut as an engaged couple at the 2016 G'Day Los Angeles Gala Thursday night.

Carey looked gorgeous in her black gown, but of course, all eyes were on her massive, sparkling 35 carat engagement ring from James.


Her hair is giving me 'Honey' vibes.


'Valley Of The Dolls' Remake With Madonna, Anne Hathaway And Jennifer Lawrence???

This sounds like......interesting casting.

There are rumors flying that 20th Century Fox is planning a remake of 1967 cult classic 'Valley of The Dolls', which would see Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway and Madonna take on the roles of Anne Welles, Helen Lawson, and Jennifer North.

There's also rumblings that 'Shameless' star Emmy Rossum is in talks to play Neely O'Hara. 

The original film was based on the lives of 3 women in show business, but unfortunately the era of the 60's may be left behind, as the studio wants a remake revolving around Hollywood TODAY. 

'Stepford Wives' remake writer Paul Rudnick is helming the script for the film, so fingers crossed we get some crazy camp factor!

Kanye West Responds To Amber Rose's Tweet

The fact that he actually responded to it, makes the whole thing even funnier!!!

I can't wait to see what she comes back with next.

By now, you're all aware of the hilarious tweet Amber Rose sent out after Kanye West brought her into his Twitter fight with Wiz Kalifa.

In case you had forgotten, her tweet is below:

Well late last night, Kanye responded to the tweets, but is making the whole situation funnier:

Exes can be mad but just know I never let them play with my ass… I don’t do that… I stay away from that area all together — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 29, 2016 I’m not into that kind of shit… I like pictures and videos Me and my wife got the kind of love that can turn exes into best friends — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) January 29, 2016
"I stay away from that area all together"


Oh this just keeps getting better!!!

NEW: Zayn Malik Goes Solo With 'Pillowtalk'


Zayn Malik has officially dropped the lead single 'Pillowtalk' off of his highly anticipated debut solo album, 'Mind Of Mine'.

The album is expected to drop in March.

Check out the video below, which features rumored girlfriend, model Gigi Hadid:

Our beloved former One Direction member has GROWN THE FUCK UP.

What do we think?

LOVE right?

Throwback Thursday: Britney Spears Edition

Just because.

Did Azealia Banks Just Shade Rihanna For Cutting Her From 'ANTI'???

She'll probably deny it, but it seems that way!!

Azealia Banks is crawling out of obscurity right now, and is seemingly shading Rihanna for ultimately her track getting cut from 'ANTI'.

Banks tweeted moments ago:

The point of being versatile is not to just throw a bunch of random genres together. — azealiabanks (@AZEALIABANKS) January 28, 2016 There is an art to making a BODY of work. Meaning it needs a head, two legs and two arms, not a big gut and ten legs. — azealiabanks (@AZEALIABANKS) January 28, 2016 Nice Try. — azealiabanks (@AZEALIABANKS) January 28, 2016
Now, maybe this is directed at someone else....

But considering the timing?

It's probably RiRi.

Andy Cohen BEWARE: Danielle Staub Releasing Tell-All On Bravo, 'Real Houswives Of New Jersey'

A former 'Housewife' is on the ATTACK!!

Former 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' cast member Danielle Staub revealed earlier today, that she will be breaking her silence regarding her former stomping grounds.

And more importantly?

It's creator and network.

Danielle tweeted:

I'm breaking my silence And writing my tell all including the "Reality of #RHONJ" the impact on mine and my family's life's @Andy@bravotv — danielle staub (@daniellestaub) January 28, 2016
Get ready Andy Cohen....

Because Staub is coming for WEAVES with this tell all!!

Troye Sivan Performs 'Youth' Live On Ellen!!


Troye Sivan has been freaking out on his social media about performing his single 'Youth' on the Ellen DeGeneres show, and we now have the video!!

As per usual, Troye's effortless vocals pour through, and his stage presence continues to grow!!

Check it out:

Wendy Williams DESTROYS Kim & Kanye: "We Met Your Wife On Her Back"


Wendy Williams has never been one to hold her tongue, and she's surely not doing that when it comes to Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.

The talk show host was discussing the feud that Kanye erupted with Wiz Kalifa (and Amber Rose) on Twitter, and kept things pretty tame at first....

Which didn't last.

Wendy started off by mentioning Kanye's tweet, calling Amber a stripper (she used to be), which is very well known at this point:

'The idea he's talking about Amber being a stripper, you're not saying about anything she hasn't admitted herself. 

'As a matter of fact, Kanye, you're the one who gave this stripper her come-up. [As Amber and Kanye dated].
Wendy then made the decision to BLAST Kanye's current wife Kim Kardashian, and her rise to fame thanks to her sex tape with Ray J:
'And, by the way, we recall meeting your wife on her back.'
Wendy then began to refer to Amber Rose's now legendary tweet to Kanye:

'I'm not going to say…

We Need To Talk About Iggy Azalea's Outfit From Paris Fashion Show

I pick on her a lot.....but she makes it too easy.

Iggy Azalea arrived to the Viktor & Rolf 2016 Spring/Summer Fashion Show in Paris on Wednesday, and she was rocking quite the ensemble.

Iggy wore a sheer top, revealing a grey sequined bra underneath, paired with crochet skirt, orange sunglasses and her newly pink hair.

Not to mention the baby blue handbag.

Hit or miss?


Kanye West, Wiz Kalifa And Amber Rose Cause Twitter EXPLOSION: Read The Tweets

By now, you're all very aware of what happened yesterday, but yours truly is here to remind you.

Yesterday, Kanye West went off on fellow rapper Wiz Kalifa in a series of tweets (which he has since deleted), and even attacked former girlfriend (and baby mama to Wiz) Amber Rose in the process.

Wiz responded to early tweets by Kanye, but then remained largely quiet during the rest. You can read them all below.

Included in the tweets was:

"You let a stripper trap you" referring to Amber Rose. Now, Kanye shouldn't have included Amber in the tweets, because she absolutely CAME for him and the internet exploded in laughter.

This feud may just be getting started, as Wiz even took the stage last night and called Kanye out with a simple:

"F*ck Kanye".

Let's just wait for it to continue.

'Celebrity Apprentice' Cast REVEALED!!

Quite the impressive list!!

Donald Trump may be busy running for President of the United States, but Arnold Schwarzenegger is ready to tackle the 'Celebrity Apprentice'.

We've learned today the entire first cast of Arnold's debut season, and they are:

Laila Ali — boxing champ and daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali
Brooke Burke-Charvet — actress
Eric Dickerson — Former NFL running back
Boy George — Grammy Award-winning singer
Matt Iseman — “American Ninja Warrior” host
Carrie Keagan — Actress and TV host
Carson Kressley — celebrit stylist.
Lisa Leslie — WNBA champion
Jon Lovitz — comedian and former SNL star
Vince Neil — lead vocalist for Mötley Crüe
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi — Reality television star
Kyle Richards — The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reality star
Chael Sonnen — mixed martial artist
Porsha Williams — The Real Housewives of Atlanta reality star
Ricky Williams — Former NFL running back
Carnie Wilson – Wilson Phillips singer

Can we get some DRAMA between Porsha and Ky…

Louis Tomlinson Shares FIRST Image Of Son Freddie!!

Thank GOD that previously rumored name was just that....

One Direction member Louis Tomlinson has JUST shared the first photo of his precious 6 day old son, Freddie.

Just moments ago, Louis released the photo via his social media, and we've finally discovered the name as well:

Meet my little lad, Freddie 👶 — Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) January 28, 2016
There were previous photos and reports of a name, which have come back as inaccurate.


Rihanna's New Album 'ANTI' Is Officially Released Via Tidal


Rihanna seems to realize a Tidal exclusive may have been a mistake....

And she's giving the album out FOR FREE!!

Click here to get your copy.

What a messy, messy day.

Following Rihanna releasing new single 'Work' this morning, her brand new album 'ANTI' leaked onto streaming service Tidal.

It was then taken down, and is now BACK up, in official form.

You can sign up for Tidal, and stream the album.

Or not....because it's awful.

The end.

Zayn Malik SPEAKS: Says He 'Never Really Wanted To Be In One Direction'


We've also learned, that Zayn's solo album will be titled 'Mind Of Mine' and will be released sometime in March.

You know....

Love this guy I do, but he's coming off very ungrateful.

In his upcoming solo interview with Beats 1 (airing in entirety Thursday), Zayn Malik told host Zane Lowe that he never really waned to be in One Direction in the first place.

He said:

“I think I always kind of wanted to go, from the first year, really,” 
“I never really wanted to be there in the band, I just gave it a go because it was there at the time.” “I think the boys kind of knew — in terms of the music — that wasn’t my cup of tea… They obviously didn’t want me to leave, but they couldn’t talk me out of it at that point. I’d already made my mind up.”
Watch the clip below:

Seriously!? Joseph Fiennes To Play Michael Jackson In New Film

This is LEGIT folks!!

An upcoming made for TV film is set to be based on a (possibly false) story, originally reported in Vanity Fair, that will feature Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marlon Brando driving from New York to Ohio in an attempt to get home following 9/11.

The claim of the story comes from a former PA to Elizabeth Taylor.

Guess who's set to play Michael?

Actor Joseph Fiennes!!

No word yet on who will be playing Taylor and Brando.

This seems......strange.

However, Fiennes has confirmed his role with this statement:

“It’s a fun, light-hearted tongue-in-cheek road trip of what celebrity of that kind is like. But also it’s rather beautiful and poignant about their relationships as well.”

Teen Wolf 5x14: Separate Hunts

Prepare those 'Stydia' emotions.....

'Teen Wolf' dove deeper into Lydia's saga this week, as our favorite Banshee was still learning how to fine tune her screams.

We were right into the thick of the action as the episode kicked off with Chris and Gerard on the hunt for The Beast, With Gerard's knowledge on the legendary beast, and now that he's fully healed, one had to wonder how much he would be able to do.

The pair were armed, and ultimately went separate ways as they kept up their hunt. Anybody else having a really hard time trusting Gerard fully?

He came face to face with the Dread Doctors in the underground, but somehow managed to stall them with something that tapped into their frequency.

Chris however, made an even more horrifying discovery:

Bodies hidden in the tunnels!!

Back at the hospital, Parrish was rattled by seeing all of the bodies, while Scott, Stiles and Kira brought Sheriff Stilinski up to speed on the Doctors possibly covering for The B…

Justin Bieber & Kendall Jenner Put Their Bodies On Display In New Calvin Klein Ad


If you've got it, FLAUNT IT!

Justin Bieber and Kendall Jenner are putting their famous, chiseled bodies on display for the 2016 Calvin Klein Spring ads, and I don't think many are complaining.

Justin's pictures came in via his social media, while Kendall released a quick video clip via her own.

You can see them all below:

I want to be with you in #mycalvins. My new Spring 2016 @calvinklein campaign... What do you do in yours? — Kendall Jenner (@KendallJenner) January 26, 2016
I flaunt in #mycalvins. Introducing the @CalvinKlein spring 2016 campaign — Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) January 26, 2016
Back in bed with @justinbieber. As feat. in the S16 global ad campaign photographed by Tyrone Lebon. — Calvin Klein (@CalvinKlein) January 27, 2016

NEW Rihanna Featuring Drake: Listen To 'WORK' Here!!

And we have 'ANTI' news!!

Just minutes ago, Rihanna dropped her brand new 'ANTI' track featuring Drake, titled 'Work'!!

The track premiered on radio, and while miles above her other released 'ANTI' material so far (except 'Bitch Better Have My Money') it's not exactly the killer single we've been waiting for.

Check it out HERE (via Popology Now)


Also, concerning 'ANTI':

There are reports circulating that Rihanna is set to finally drop the album THIS WEEK!!

One Direction Bring The Feels With 'History' Video

They may be on hiatus, but they're still making us feel things!!

One Direction have just released their (final?) video for latest single 'History', and we're taking a stroll down memory lane with the boys....

Including former member Zayn Malik!!

Footage of the boys rise to fame can be seen throughout the video, including their creation on the UK 'X Factor'.

Anybody else get REALLY emotional seeing Zayn with the guys?

Check it out:

Nick Carter SUED After Attacking Bouncer Prior To Arrest

Things just got worse for our beloved Backstreet Boy. 

Following Nick Carter's arrest for misdemeanor battery, he's now being sued by the bouncer that tossed him and his friend from the Florida bar.

Skylar Corden's lawyer has come forward with the lawsuit, claiming the bouncer was simply doing his job in escorting Nick and his friend out of the bar. Once outside, Corden's lawyer claims that Nick began "striking and choking" Corden.

The attorney, Mark DiCowden calls Nick a 'Backstreet thug', stating that his client was simply doing his job.

The lawsuit is stating that Corden suffered mental anguish, pain and suffering.

When Nick was released from custody, all he had to say to the awaiting press?

"The truth will come out".

Let's see if it does.

Jessica Simpson's Mother Shares Interesting Photo With Son-In-Law Eric Johnson


Does this seem normal between a son-in-law and mother-in-law??

Jessica Simpson's mother Tina posted an interesting photo to her Instagram last week, in which she's alongside Jessica's hubby Eric Johnson.

The pair appear in the photo doing the splits, with Eric's head rested.....between Tina's legs.

Son in law A photo posted by Tina Simpson (@tinersimpson) on Jan 18, 2016 at 4:37pm PST

John Krasinski Talking About Wife Emily Blunt Will Make You SWOON!!

These two.....

Warm my cold heart!!!

During an interview with 'The Daily Beast', former 'Office' star John Krasinski spoke openly about wife Emily Blunt.

John began saying:

“I’ll be really honest with you, I was never the coolest kid on the block,” he said. “So for me, the best days of my life started when I met my wife — that’s the truth, it’s not just me saying it because it sounds nice on a card.”
“She’s one of the coolest people, she’s so talented, she’s beautiful, and she’s certainly out of my league.”
“When you’re lucky enough to meet your one person then life takes a turn for the best. It can’t get better than that.”

Rihanna Claims She's Listening To 'ANTI'......

Bitch. my patience has officially EXPIRED.

Give us a release date!!!!!!

listening to ANTI 🎈 — Rihanna (@rihanna) January 25, 2016

When The Cast Of 'Friends' Met The Cast Of 'Big Bang Theory'!!

This is kind of cool, even if both casts aren't QUITE complete.

The casts of 'FRIENDS' and 'Big Bang Theory' got together for one epic photo op, as they all took part in the taped special honoring James Burrows.

Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer all sat down for a photo alongside Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, and Simon Helberg.

Notably missing of course was 'FRIENDS' alum Matthew Perry, who unfortunately had to miss the taping due to his play in London, and 'Big Bang Theory' co-star Kunal Nayyar.

The special will also reunite the casts of 'Cheers', and 'Will & Grace' among others.

What a great photo!!

WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN: Britney Spears Posts 3 HOT Instagram Videos!!

This woman is making me question my sexuality.

Britney Spears had her entire Britney Army talking today, with the release of 3 incredibly hot videos posted to her Instagram.


New era approaching?

#B9  is coming.....

A video posted by Britney Spears (@britneyspears) on Jan 25, 2016 at 2:23pm PST A video posted by Britney Spears (@britneyspears) on Jan 25, 2016 at 2:26pm PST A video posted by Britney Spears (@britneyspears) on Jan 25, 2016 at 2:29pm PST

Tom Daley Shows Off KILLER Body At National Diving Cup

Happy Monday!!

Dustin Lance Black is a lucky man!!

Tom Daley showed off his killer physique during the National Diving Cup in London, England over the weekend.

Daley and fellow diver Daniel Goodfellow each took home a gold medal for their respective dives, and Tom responded to the win via his Twitter:

Very happy with the way this weekend has gone :) I will share my weekend in Southend with you all on @YouTube very soon :) #DoubleGold — Tom Daley (@TomDaley1994) January 24, 2016
But seriously?