Pop Culture Corner: EP debute, S&M, viral stunts and more

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Last week concluded Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week spring 2014 collection held in New York City.

Designers like Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang and Zac Posen took their spring styles to the runway.

Lines ranged from ‘90s grunge to steam punk, next spring is sure to please the masses.

Keep an eye out as fashion week moves on to London, Milan and Paris.

Fashion news reports say that pastels will be a big spring addition, go figure. Other trends to look for this coming spring are loose fitting dresses and tennis inspired pieces.


Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam won the roles of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey for the film ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’ Fans went to the web to start a petition to correct the “casting mistake.”

Change.org asks for fans’ signatures to get the cast they truly desire. With over 80 thousand signatures the fans were disappointed when Alexis Bledel and Matt Bomer were shot down, again.

Hunnam interviewed with Entertainment Weekly this week.

“I isolate myself [so I] haven’t been too aware of what’s [going on in] social media. [I am] so excited to be entrusted with this empowered character,” Hunnam said.


Singer-songwriter Ella Yelich-O’Conner, known by her stage name Lorde, topped charts with her single Royals.

The 16-year-old Australian native started writing at the age of 14. She attributes her talent to her mother who is a poet.

Her EP titled The Love Club is available now on iTunes. It has only five songs, which includes Royals.

With her debut album Pure Heroine set to release Sept. 27.

Lorde, experiencing many new firsts, just grabbed the title as the youngest woman to top Billboard’s Top Alternative songs chart.


Harry Potter fans went wild last week when J.K. Rowling announced she would be writing a screenplay for her novel ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.’

“[The movie] is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world,” Rowling said in a statement issued last week.

The new film is set 50 years before Harry Potter and will focus on Newt Scamander’s grandson, Rolf Scamander.

No one has commented on when this film will start production.


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Last Monday Jimmy Kimmel revealed he was behind the “Worst Twerking Fail EVER” video. Filmed two months ago, it was ready to hit the web before this twerking phase was in its prime.

“We put it up and didn’t send it to any TV station. I didn’t tweet it, we didn’t put it on any websites. We just put it up on YouTube and let the magic happen,” Kimmel said.

With the help of stuntwoman Daphne Avalon the video spread like wildfire.

“Thank you for helping us deceive the world and hopefully put an end to twerking forever,” Kimmel said.