Sunday Paper: December 27, 2015

2015 is almost over so we’re taking you through 10 of 2015’s top trending moments.

10. Shia LaBefou ‘Just Do It’ 🙇🏻
Full equipped with his rat tail, LaBefou has had a rather interesting year. From being arrested and live tweeting his own reactions to his starring roles to making inspirational videos, we were all motivated to ‘just do it’.

9. Baby Yeezus👨🏾👩🏻👧🏽👶🏽
After the announcement of Kimye expecting their second child and revealing it would be a boy, the world could not wait to meet baby Yeezus. Kim Kardashian gave birth to Saint West on Dec. 5th after posting an Instagram photo just hours before her delivery captioning it, ‘Ready whenever you are lol.’ Saint joins North as another addition to the Kardashian-West clan.

Photo By: Kim Kardashian Instagram
Photo By: Kim Kardashian Instagram

8. Kanye President 2020 👨🏾🇺🇸 🗽
Yeezus for President! At least that’s what the 38-year-old rapper proclaimed at this year’s MTV VMAs. After giving a speech that seemed to do nothing but drag on after receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, Kanye announced his run for the White House in 2020. We aren’t entirely sure if he was serious because he was under the influence and drinking something brown, but we can only cross our fingers he wasn’t serious…

7. Drake Diss 👦🏽👊🏾🔥👨🏾
R.I.P. Meek Mills. Just when you thought the Internet killed Meek Mills, Drake went ahead to bury him. After Meek claimed that Drake doesn’t write his own raps he tried to make a diss track about Drake in which Drake fired back with three diss tracks that had the Internet blowing up. Do you need some ointment for that burn, Meek?

6. Justin Bieber Album📀🙏🏼
What do you mean you didn’t get J-Bieb’s ‘Purpose’ album? The ‘Where Are Ü Now’ singer returned to music this year with heavy celebrity promotion and memes for his new album ‘Purpose’. The Biebs also performed at the MTV VMAs for the first time in five years and broke down on stage. After cleaning up his bad boy image, Justin appears to have a new found faith, respect for his fans, and purpose for his music.

5. White/Gold vs. Blue/Black Dress
I mean, should we really speak about it? You know, the dress that started wars, broke families and friendships, and reeked havoc on every soul it encountered? Okay maybe that’s a little dramatic, but that damn dress fooled us all. Earlier this year a photo surfaced of a dress that appeared to be white/gold while others saw it as blue/black. The internet went crazy asking for answers as to how two people looking at the same dress could be seeing different colors. The answer? The lighting in which the dress basically plays a trick on our retina and how we perceive color.

4. Miley, What’s Good? MTV VMAs 👸🏾🚫👧🏼
Talk about an ‘oh sh*t’ moment! At this year’s VMAs after the ever graceful Nicki Minaj took to the stage to accept her award for Best Hip Hop Video. After eloquently thanking her pastor, Minaj turned to host Miley Cyrus and called her out for talking badly about Minaj in a previous interview. ‘And now… Back to this bitch that had a lot to say about me in the press the other day. Miley, what’s good?’ Meme history.

3.Steve Harvey Miss Universe 👨🏾🙇🏾👸🏽🚫👩🏻👸🏻                                       At last week’s Miss Universe pageant, Family Feud host Steve Harvey made the most epic mistake on television. After announcing Miss Columbia as the new 2015 Miss Universe, he later back tracked and said she was the runner up. The real Miss Universe 2015 title would go to Miss Philippine. The Internet exploded with memes of Harvey’s cringe worthy mistake. Harvey apologized profusely for his mistake and even poked fun at himself while posting a Christmas photo with the caption ‘Merry Easter y’all’.

Photo By: Steve Harvey Instagram
Photo By: Steve Harvey Instagram

2. Adele Album 🙋🏼.                                                                                    We’re just going to throw out a random number and see if you can find any significance in it. 3.38 million… Any ideas where we got this number? Oh, that’s just the album sales for one week of Adele’s new album ‘25’. The ‘Hello‘ announced her new album earlier this year and blessed us with her new single ‘Hello’ (which is still no. 1 on the charts). From her NBC Live In New York special and announcement of her North American and European tour to her SNL performance, self impersonation skit, and chart shattering album, Adele has owned 2015.

1. DJ Khaled Keys To Success 🔑🙌🏾
DJ Khaled showed us his SnapChat is the key to our success. Take these into your 2016.

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Sunday Paper: December 6, 2015

Here’s a recap of a few top stories in entertainment and pop-culture news in your Sunday Paper!

Just a few weeks early from Kimye’s original due date, the happy couple welcomed their second child early Saturday morning!

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Kim has said that she was surprised she could get pregnant for the second time after giving birth to her first daughter North West, 2-years-old, back in June of 2013. To all of our surprise when she announced she was having a second child we couldn’t help but to be happy for the proud mama. We were even more excited when she revealed North would be having a baby brother.

Kim, 35, recently revealed having a health scare due to pregnancy complications with pre-eclampsia during her previous birth. She was told by her doctor she may have diabetes as a result of her pregnancy condition. She unveiled the information to sister Kourtney and mom Kris in a very somber moment on season 11 of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

Just a day before Kim gave birth she took to Instagram and posted a picture of her bare belly, captioning it, “Ready whenever you are lol.”

Photo By: Kim Kardashian Instagram
Photo By: Kim Kardashian Instagram
Just hours after Kim was rushed to the emergency room and gave birth. A photo of Kim and Kanye hold hands was posted to Kim’s official website announcing the birth with the caption, “Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West welcomed the arrival of their son this morning. Mother and son are doing well.” We are thinking about you too, Kanye!

Congrats to the Kardashian West Family!

Photo By: Paul Gilmore/ NBC
Photo By: Paul Gilmore/ NBC

Did y’all catch The Wiz?

We sure did and it was nothing short of SPECTACULAR!

The cast was star-studded with seasoned veterans like Queen Latifah (The Wiz) and David Alan Grier (Cowardly Lion) to fresh faces like Ne-Yo (Tin-Man) and Shanice Williams (Dorothy Gale).

From the whipping and nae-nae-ing to the soulful renditions of the critically-acclaimed songs that Diana Ross and Michael Jackson once sang, the entire cast was out of this world.

Critics seem to agree that NBC did a great job with the casting and production of this year’s holiday musical in comparison to years past. However, some Twitter users were upset with the upset casting because “remaking something with an all-black cast seems…a tiny bit racist. #TheWiz”. Hmm… They must have not seen the original The Wizard of OZ.

Check out these highlights from the musical below!

Check out more on NBC’s website!

Here’s the list of the entire cast:

Dorothy Gale: Shanice Williams
Scarecrow: Elijah Kelley
Tin-Man: Ne-Yo
David Alan Grier: The Cowardly Lion
Uzo Aduba: Glinda the Good
The Wiz: Queen Latifah
The Bouncer: Common
Addapearle: Amber Riley
Mary J. Blige: Evilene
Auntie Em: Stephanie Mills
Ensemble/Cirque: Chris Silcox
Munchkin: Asmeret Ghebremichael
Deputy Munchkin: Tamika Sonja Lawrence
U/S Wiz/ U/ S Glinda: Natasha Yvette Williams
Ensemble/Acrobat: Frederic Jean
Puppeteer: Paul McGinnis
Lord High Underling: Donald Webber Jr.
Winkie/Messenger: Marcus Paul James

Adele strikes again!

Photo By: BBC/ Guy Levy
Photo By: BBC/ Guy Levy
Her third studio album ‘25’ has not only sold 3.38 million copies in it’s first week, but it sold another million copies in the week following. The “When We Were Young” singer smashed the previous record for most albums sold in a week which was N*SYNC’s ‘No Strings Attached’ back in 2000. That album sold a total of 2.4 million copies.

Missed Adele on SNL? Check it out here! 

Here are all the accomplishments of ‘25’ so far:

• 20th album to sell 1 million copies in a week.
• First album to sell more than three million copies in a week.
• Most records sold in a single week.
• Best First-Week sales for a female artist.
• First single to sell one million copies in a week.
• The best-selling album of 2015.
The barriers that this album has broken will be hard to top for any upcoming album. It’s safe to say ‘25’ is definitely album of the year.

Tell us what you think Kim should name her baby, what you thought of The Wiz Live, and if you’ve listened to ‘25’ in the comments below or by using the hashtag #GlamorousPaper.

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