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Blurry Lines in hip-hop: Influence vs. manipulation

Written by Kevin Paul, Asst. Entertainment Editor The lines between influence and manipulation in today’s hip-hop industry are blurry. Some of hip-hop’s most prominent figures, such as Drake and Kanye West, have been criticized for stealing content within their careers. Throughout history, influence has been a guideline within hip-hop as artists use pop culture to create distinctive records. One of ...

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Kim Kardashian Robbery recap and update

Written by Julie Jernigan, Staff Writer Unless you have sworn off the internet for the past few months, you might have read that the queen of our royal family, Kim Kardashian, was robbed during Paris fashion week. On the morning of Oct. 3, Kardashian was held at gunpoint by two masked men, who were disguised as police officers, in her Paris ...

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Hollywood mourns the loss of Mary Tyler Moore

Written by Tyler Gibbs, Staff Writer Mary Tyler Moore showed the world that women can accomplish their dreams. On Wednesday, the world lost a beloved female actor known for paving a way for the women that followed in her footsteps. Moore came from a problematic household. After leaving her home in pursuit of a job in dancing, she debuted on a ...

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Mariah Carey speaks out on New Year’s Eve performance

Written by Tiana Foster, Staff Writer Mariah Carey has finally spoken out about her taunted New Year’s Eve performance at the Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve concert. After the huge blowout, the famous popstar responded to her fans and viewers via Twitter. She tweeted, “In my own words,” followed by a two minute audio recording on her Twitter account. The ...

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Chris Brown and Soulja Boy plan to fight it out

Written by Erin Turner, Staff Writer Chris Brown and Soulja Boy are going to settle their differences in the boxing ring. Chris Brown has a history of being a hothead, and with Soulja Boy seeming to love the limelight, it was only a matter of time until the two clashed. The beef began when rapper, Soulja Boy, liked an Instagram ...

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Taylor Swift to Zayn Malik, there are Hollywood breakups everywhere this week

Written by Kayla Stroud, Web Editor While the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard divorce has taken over headlines since it was announced, there have been a few other newly broken up A-List couples clamoring to the forefront of the ever-revolving news cycle. From Taylor and Calvin to Zayn and Gigi, a number of young Hollywood couples seem to have also ...

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Pop Addict–Grammy Edition

Written by Kayla Stroud, Web Editor A pop culture fanatic’s shortlist of this week’s happenings. Secondhand embarrassment for Bow Wow New year; same results. For the second year in a row, the Grammys churned out yet another snoozer of an award show. The show was low on the awards and high on the tribute performances Monday evening. According to Deadline, ...

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Pop Addict – Top Celeb News of 2015

Written by Kayla Stroud, Web Editor A pop culture fanatic’s shortlist of this past year’s happenings. Zayn Bids Out While in the middle of the One Direction’s final tour before going on an extensive hiatus *cough*their breaking up *cough*, band member Zayn Malik decided to dip out. Although rumors of infidelity had been running rampant as to the reason for the ...

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Star Wars soars out of box office, Steve Harvey fumbles Miss Universe, and more.

Written by Kayla Stroud, Web Editor   One Direction hard at work Now that One Direction’s window of relevancy is coming to an unfortunate close, its PR team is hard at work finding new ways to keep its client’s names in the media. Immediately coming out with solo music? Yep. Hosting gigs lined up? Of course. Suspiciously looking PR relationships? ...

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Zayn Malik gives his first interview, One Direction and Justin Bieber battle it out and Charlie Sheen has an announcement

Written by Kayla Stroud, Web Editor A pop culture fanatic’s shortlist of this week’s happenings. Zayn Malik Gives His First Interview Ex boy bander Zayn Malik gave his first in-depth interview since his sudden departure from One Direction. Malik is the cover boy for the December issue of Fader Magazine and in an extensive feature, he discussed his reasoning for ...

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