Music Awards and Macy’s Parade

Welcome back to POP! Of Culture Weekly, where we discuss the highlights of all things entertainment for the week! This week, we cover the 2020 American Music Awards as well as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! Check it out!

2020 American Music Awards Recap

The 2020 American Music Awards took place on Sunday, Nov. 22 with Taraji P. Henson as the show’s host for the night. Many artists were recognized for their work and took home many awards. The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, and Dan + Shay all went home with three awards each, winning in categories such as Artist of the Year (Swift), Favorite Male Artist-Pop/Rock (Bieber), Favorite Duo/Group-Country (Dan + Shay), and Favorite Male Artist-Soul/R&B (The Weeknd).

Along with giving out awards, the AMAs also had many artists perform throughout the show. Jennifer Lopez and Maluma performed their song Pa’ Ti + Lonely, Billie Eilish performed her song Therefore I Am and Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes performed their song Monster.

photo from AMA’s Twitter

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade took place on Thursday, Nov. 26. Even during a pandemic, the parade was still able to put on a show, but following COVID-19 conduct, of course.

Many balloons and floats were showcased in the parade such as balloon of Snoopy in an astronaut uniform, a SpongeBob balloon, a Pikachu balloon, and much more.

photo from Pokemon’s Twitter

There were also many performances during the parade to keep watchers entertained. The cast of Hamilton took the street and performed the broadway hit The Schyler Sisters. Tori Kelly, Keke Palmer, Dolly Parton, Pentatonix, and other artists also performed during the parade as well!

People’s Choice and Fashion Choices

Welcome back to POP! Of Culture Weekly, where we discuss the highlights of all things entertainment for the week! This week, we cover the 2020 People’s Choice Awards and Harry Styles’ Vogue cover! Check it out!

2020 People’s Choice Awards

The 2020 People’s Choice Awards happened on Sunday, Nov. 15 with singer and actress Demi Lovato as the show’s host for the event. Many artists, actors/actresses, and influencers took home an award that night including Chris Hemsworth for Action Movie Star for his role in Extraction, Ellen Pompeo for Female TV Star for her role in Grey’s Anatomy, Ariana Grande for Female Artist, Emma Chamberlain for Social Star, and many others.

The show also honored Jennifer Lopez with the Icon Award, Tyler Perry with the People’s Champion Award, and Tracee Elliss Ross with the Fashion Icon Award.

photo from Jennifer Lopez’s Twitter.

Harry Styles’ Vogue Cover

Harry Styles made Vogue history last week by being the first solo man to appear on the magazine’s cover. In some of the photos, Harry is seen wearing skirts and dresses, which did not sit well with some people. Cameron Owens, a conservative commentator expressed her thoughts on Harry’s outfits on the magazine. She tweeted this about the most recent Vogue cover:

photo from Candace Owen’s Twitter.

This tweet sparked a lot of attention and other celebrities came to defend Harry. Actor Elijah Wood responded to Owens’ tweet saying “i think you’ve missed the definition of what a man is. masculinity alone does not make a man.”

American actor and dancer Harry Shum Jr. also responded saying “Being comfortable in your own skin as a man is manly. However that is expressed. Props to Harry Styles for doing him. There are plenty of men who are so insecure w/ themselves already so spare me ‘the world only needs more agro/aggressive men’ crap.”

Passings and Performances

Welcome back to POP! Of Culture Weekly, where we discuss the highlights of all things entertainment for the week! This week, we cover the passing of Alex Trebek and the announcement of the performer for the Super Bowl halftime show!

Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek Passes

The host of the TV game-show Jeopardy!, Alex Trebek passed away on Sunday, Nov. 8th. Trebek was 80 years old and lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. Trebek had reportedly passed away “peacefully and surrounded by family and friends” according to Jeopardy!’s Twitter post.

Many celebrities came to social media to post their condolences.

Actress Viola Davis said in a tweet “RIP Alex Trebek. A true, true gentleman and courageous hero. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”

photo from Viola Davis’ Twitter.

Dr. Phil wrote “Television has lost a true treasure and icon. Alex was in a league of his own. Class act, grace and courage just scratch the surface. Always warm, friendly and unassuming. Robin & I send our heartfelt condolences to the entire Trebek family. You are all in our prayers,” on Twitter.

photo from Dr. Phil’s Twitter.

The Weeknd to Perform at Super Bowl Halftime Show

On Thursday, Nov. 12, it was announced that Canadian artist, Abel Tesfaye, known professionally as The Weeknd, will be performing at the upcoming Super Bowl halftime show.

The three-time Grammy Award winner will perform at the halftime in February in Tampa, Florida.

The Weeknd shared this tweet to announce the news.

photo from The Weeknd’s Twitter.

Elections and Engagements

Welcome back to POP! Of Culture Weekly, where we discuss the highlights of all things entertainment for the week! This week, we cover hilarious comments made by celebrities during the 2020 Presidential Election as well as Clare Crawley blowing up The Bachelorette!


As many Americans know, the 2020 Presidential Election took place on Tuesday, Nov. 2. As anxiety levels rose, many celebrities took to social media to relieve a bit of anxiety and also give a bit of laughter to others during a stressful time.

Chrissy Teigen tweeted a photo with the caption “I honestly dunno how steve is still going im bout to die”. The “Steve” that Chrissy is referring to is the MSNBC American political journalist Steve Kornacki. Kornacki has been given lots of attention from viewers because of his upbeat energy and enthusiasm during the election process.

American late-night television show host, Jimmy Kimmel also tweeted this comment during election night in relation to all the anxiety and stress caused by the election:

American actress and singer, Hilary Duff shared this post on her Instagram on election night:

Clare Blows Up The Bachelorette

Bachelorette Clare Crawley has officially blown up the show. During a “normal” season of The Bachelorette, the bachelorette gets a couple months to spend time and get to know the men on the season. After some time, the bachelorette gets to choose who she wants to spend the rest of her life with and it all ends in a happily ever after (usually). Well, with the way that 2020 is going, nothing seems “normal” anymore. Since day one of the season, bachelorette Clare Crawley said she met her husband, Dale Moss, when she first saw him step out of the limo. Throughout the season, Clare could only think about Dale and fell head over heels for the former NFL player. Just after four episodes, Clare called it quits and got engaged with Dale, leaving the show and the rest of the men.

Feeling shocked and confused, the rest of the men from the show were given a choice to leave the show or stick around for another chance at finding love. As the Bachelor Nation had anticipated and the show had advertised, a new bachelorette has stepped in to find love on the show. Tayshia Adams was introduced as the new bachelorette on the show, picking up where Clare had left off.