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Some days I really miss being a kid.
Back then I couldn’t wait for summer to come because that meant no going to school, catching fireflies with my friends and lots of ice cubes.
Now, as an adult, this means high gas prices, uncomfortable temperatures and – if I’m lucky – cocktails on a patio with friends while the mosquitoes feast on us.
You know what? I think I’ll just stay in and start streaming some happiness.
‘Stranger Things’ Season 4
I’m not a huge sci-fi fan, but the thing about “Stranger Things” is that it’s so much more than that.
It actually mixes several genres including horror and coming of age, fueling the craving for 80s nostalgia.
Season four is split into two different parts and is going to be big – and I don’t mean just in terms of growing up child actors. No spoilers here, but I’ll say we get to learn a little more about the character Eleven, who is played to perfection by Millie Bobby Brown.
The first part of the new season of “Stranger Things” is streaming on Netflix.
‘Look at me: XXXTentacion’
Rapper XXXTentacion was only 20 years old when he was gunned down in Broward County, Florida in 2018.
But his music and the fascination with him and his life lives on.
Director Sabaah Folayan uses unseen archival footage and commentary from those who knew and loved him to tell the story of how XXXTentacion grew from a kid with music dreams into one of the most streamed hip-hop artists ever.
The documentary will be streamed on Hulu.
Ricky Gervais: SuperNature
Ricky Gervais is beyond irreverent.
So it should come as no surprise that people are up in arms about his new comedy special, in which he aims to cancel culture.
Why did it make the list of what to watch this week? Because I firmly believe that we shouldn’t bury our heads in the sand when it comes to controversial content.
Far too often we complain in a nuanced way about things we don’t even know, understand, or have no context for.
If you want to see what the uproar is all about, “Ricky Gervais: SuperNature” is streaming on Netflix.
Speaking of problematic, musical artist Liam Gallagher has also seen his share of controversy, including his controversial relationship with his brother and former group member, Noel.
Liam Gallagher now has a new album entitled “C’mon You Know”, and apparently no regrets.
“I don’t think I’ve taken a wrong step,” he told Esquire. “I think it went pretty much according to plan.”
The new album came out Friday.
Steve Earle honors one of his heroes.
His new album with The Dukes, ‘Jerry Jeff’, is a tribute to singer-songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker, who died in 2020.
“This record completes the set, my teachers’ first-hand work,” Earle wrote in the liner notes, referring to 2009’s “Townes” and 2019’s “Guy,” which were made after those mentors passed away, according to SavingCountryMusic.com. “The records were recorded and released in the order they left this world. But make no mistake – it was Jerry Jeff Walker who came first.”
“Jerry Jeff” was released Friday.
I was blessed to talk to Queen Latifah about her weight loss journey and why she wants people to focus more on health when it comes to obesity.
She was incredibly open not only about her own struggles, but also about how a curvier woman in Hollywood can lead to pressure from both those who want her hair thinner and those who want her to continue to represent bigger women.
She reminded me that you can’t please everyone, so it’s better to find contentment in yourself.
It seems like only yesterday that I received a DVD containing the screener for a new NBC drama titled “This Is Us.”
Yes, it was that long ago – networks still mailed DVDs of their new shows.
Almost six years later, the series has ended, which tore the hearts of many viewers every week. It played on the emotion of life and family in such a way that long after the show is off the air, people will be talking about the masterful stories.
But to me, it’s the cast of “This Is Us” that were not only incredible on the show, but seemed to become a real family over the years as they went viral on social media, holding each other as they shot to stardom. .
Thank you, Pearsons – and all the other characters in their world – for the joy you have brought to your audience over the years.