Happy Friday m’dudes, we did it.
I’m most appreciative of everyone who recently signed up for the newsletter, welcome! If you follow me on social, you might know that I’m in the deep throes of my first Sopranos watch, and have just begun season 4. An upcoming newsletter will be my thoughts on the first 3 seasons of the Sopranos (I have a theory why Meadow’s name is Meadow).
But for now, we’ll do a quick social media/pop culture round-up.
This week, one of my TikToks went lowkey viral (what constitutes a piece of media as “viral”? How many views? How many news stories?). Because I keep every memento that ever was of any importance to me, I found my 2012 sorority rush handbook in my “college box.” The contents of this handbook were so outlandish, that I felt compelled to capture them on video. Reading through the comments has brought me much joy. The 2012 aesthetic is still alive in the people’s hearts, and there alone.
Adele did not go easy on us with the release of her new single, Easy On Me. The song is off her upcoming album, which we pretty much all assumed was called 30 (I even saw a 30 Instagram ad yesterday). However, her incredibly charming Vogue 73* questions lead me to believe that it’s not… watch for yourself until the end and let me know what you think. Is it 95?! Tell us Adele!
Much of this past week was consumed dissecting the second installment of the four-part Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion. My thoughts are as follows (as always, feel free to disagree):
Love her or hate her, Kyle is the force that we need for this show to work. One of the many Bravo podcasts I listen to (Two Judgey Girls, Comments by Celebs, Watch What Crappens, Sexy Unique Podcast, Danny Pellegrino’s Everything Iconic) made an interesting point. They said something along the lines of “Whenever the series ends, we will look back and realize it was all about the relationships of the Richards sisters.” Really makes ya think, huh!
I deeply despise Lisa Rinna, find many of her actions and words gross, and want to tell anyone in her proximity that you can’t trust her. With that being said… she brings a level of messiness we need on the show, until we can find someone else who can provide that.
Erika, Erika, Erika… this topic along might deserve a separate newsletter post. There’s too much to digest and to mention just briefly here. For now, I’ll say her facial language, specifically her mouth/lips, when she’s “angry” is hmmm... I don’t know what it is. But it is something.
Saved the best for last. It was revealed to us that our sweet, angel baby Harry Styles (ever heard of him?) is a fan of RHOBH. The man has exquisite taste.
Other odds and ends. I haven’t watched Winter House yet, and I’m not sure I will to be totally honest! I place a curse upon Randall Emmett, if rumors are to be believed. Teresa Giudice got engaged to her questionable boyfriend, all of which I have to say to is run, girl, run.
Finally, I would like to propose a book club on David Quinn’s Not All Diamonds and Rosé: The Inside Story of The Real Housewives from the People Who Lived It. Join me, won’t you?
Dynasty is calling. Photo from US Weekly
My best friend, her cousin and I will be seeing Funny Girl starring one Beanie Feldstein (!) in April, and rest assured I will be providing a full report. I had the honor of seeing Beanie - alongside the Divine Miss M Bette Midler - in the 2017 revival of Hello Dolly. Beanie was an absolute stand out in that cast, and it’s going to be so exciting her as the role of Fanny Brice.
Not to bring Lea Michele into it, but you just know the woman is seething. I’ve had a morbid fascination for her career for some time now, perhaps because I once worshipped her as a young musical theater kid, only to see it all come down in shambles.
The following possibility was also brought to my attention, as something we might experience while seeing Funny Girl:
“Beanie was in Booksmart, which Olivia Wilde directed. Olivia might visit her former co-worker’s show, and maybe bring a date???” aka the aforementioned Harry Styles. Our hearts simply couldn’t handle such a thing!
See you next week!
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