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Surprise Announcements All Around

Welcome back to POP! Of Culture Weekly, where we discuss the highlights of all things entertainment for the week! This week, we cover Taylor Swift’s surprise new album and Marvel’s announcement of new content! Check it out!

Taylor Swifts Surprises Fans with a New Album

She’s done it again! American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift announced this week that she will be coming out with another album titled Evermore. The album will be released on Friday at midnight. Swift refers to this album as the “sister record” of her previous album Folkore which she released earlier this July.

Swift wrote in an Instagram caption “Ever since I was 13, I’ve been excited about turning 31 because it’s my lucky number backwards, which is why I wanted to surprise you with this now. You’ve all been so caring, supportive and thoughtful on my birthdays and so this time I thought I would give you something!”

photo from Taylore Swift’s Instagram

Marvel Announces New and Upcoming Projects

Marvel Entertainment announced a bunch of new and upcoming projects that are currently in the works. Marvel Entertainment dropped news about upcoming movies such as Fantastic Four, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Captain Marvel 2, and a Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special.

Many new original series will also be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe including I Am Groot, Armor Wars, Ironheart, Secret Invasion, Moon Knight, She Hulk and Ms. Marvel.

photo from Marvel’s Instagram.

Just when fans couldn’t get enough content, Marvel Entertainment also dropped a few new trailers for the Marvel series that have been announced a few months back including WandaVision, Loki and Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

Love Story and Loving Themselves

Welcome back to POP! Of Culture Weekly, where we discuss the highlights of all things entertainment for the week! This week, we cover Ryan Reynold’s hilarious ad featuring a snippet of Taylor Swift re-recording of her previous albums and Elliot Page coming out as transgender! Check it out!

Reyolds and Swift Collab in a New Advertisement

In a recent advertisement directed and produced by Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift shared the first snippet of her re-recording of Love Story. The hilarious advertisement for Match.com follows the story of Satan finding his match, 2020. In the ad, Satan and 2020 are seen meeting each other for the first time and falling in love with one another.

In a tweet, Swift stated that Reynolds reached out to her asking for a snippet of her re-recording to be used in the video.

Swift is currently in the process of re-recording some of her earlier music after a long and continuous battle and multiple failed attempts to negotiate with record executive Scooter Braun, who had owned the rights to much of her earlier music.

Elliot Page Comes Out as Transgender

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, Canadian actor who starred in the film Juno and is the current Netflix series The Umbrella Academy, Elliot Page came out as transgender. In a lengthy note, Page shared a post to share the news with their followers on Instagram.

photo from Elliot Page’s Instagram

Many celebrities have come to congratulate Page on their announcement. Fellow cast member of The Umbrella Academy, Tom Hopper, who plays Luther Hargreeves on the show, commented on Page’s post saying “Elliot, I’m so proud of you, and even prouder to call you family. All the love.”

American singer-songwriter Miley Cyrus also chimed in saying “Elliot rules!”

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!