2020’s Cutest Couples Collapse, Details Of The Gossip Girl Reboot, The Fitness Marshall
2020’s Cutest Couples Collapse
By Ava Needleman
2020 has been full of many tragedies, including the crumbling of some of pop-culture’s favorite celebrity relationships! T
Here’s an inside look into 5 celebrity breakups that might shock you:
Ashley Benson and Cara Delevingne
After a 2 year long relationship, Pretty Little Liars star, Ashley Benson and well-known fashion model/actress, Cara Delevingne, have publicly split! In 2018, the two met as co-stars in the film Her Smell. When Delevingne and Benson started holding hands, their fans and the media speculated their relationship. Paparazzi photos revealed that the two had been spending a lot of time together off set. Two years later and their relationship has come to an end. “Before, Cara and Ashley have had ups and downs, but now it’s over”, described Glamour magazine.
Cardi B and Offset
Cardi B has filed for divorce from Offset following a major cheating scandal. Yes, tragic. One of the most popular and prominent couples in the music industry since 2017. These two, who had been making music videos and playing concerts together, are now radically separated. Cardi B seeks custody of their daughter, Kulture. Although bombarded by paparazzi, Cardi B generally tries to keep her personal life private.
Timothée Chalamet and Lily Rose Depp
Unexpectedly, the cutest, young couple Timothée Chalamet, actor, and Lily Rose Depp, daughter of Johnny Depp, have parted ways. Chalamet and Depp met while shooting the Netflix movie, The King, establishing a relationship, which would last only one year. At first, both mutually agreed to avoid publicizing their relationship, however the two made their public debut on the red carpet together in September, 2019. The public learned of the couple’s official breakup when Chalamet referred to himself as “single” during an interview with British Vogue.
Caterina Scorsone and Rob Giles
Grey’s Anatomy actress, Amelia Shepherd, formally known as Caterina Scorsone and her husband (recently ex) Rob Giles (actor and singer-songwriter), have decided after a 10 year marriage to split up. Although this is a very emotional divorce, Scorsone and Giles have decided to continue co-parenting their absolutely adorable 3 daughters, born in 2016, 2012 and just last year in 2019.
Chris Randone and Krystal Nielson
Last but certainly not least, Bachelor in Paradise participants, Chris Randone and Krystal Nielson have broken up after just 8 months of marriage! The couple mutually agreed to end their marriage and fortunately, stay best friends. “Never did we imagine this scenario, but we’ve come to a point where we both need to work on ourselves,” they both explained. They requested privacy from the media and fans as well during this time.
These breakups might have come as an utter shock, or you may have seen the news all over your social media feeds… Either way, these break ups are sad for the respective celebrities’ multitude of fans. Fans are left hoping that these couples might in time meet again when the timing is right.
A First Look Into The Gossip Girl Reboot
By Harry Dresner
It’s true, Upper East Siders: Gossip Girl is making a comeback! After rumors, which started in early 2019, the reboot has been confirmed. The former hit CW show is based on a book series by Cecily von Ziegesar and focuses on the “Scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite.” The beloved show will have updates to fit the new-generation’s norms. The creators behind the original show, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, have both agreed to collaborate on the Gen-Z revival of Gossip Girl.
The Gossip Girl reboot recently started filming their new and upcoming episodes. Though the show was originally supposed to debut in fall 2020, due to COVID-19’s impact, the release of the new series has been postponed until 2021. The creators behind the new series will be creating ten hour-long, drama filled episodes focused on a new generation of rich and famous prep-school teens. The new series will be experimenting with contemporary issues like the pressure of social media and dangers of the cyber world. Unlike the original series, Glamour magazine says “The leads are nonwhite, and there will be plenty of LGBTQ+ storylines.” Such changes make the reboot more current and realistic. Joshua Safran, who wrote and executive-produced the original show, said “even when I went to private school in New York in the ’90s, the school didn’t necessarily reflect what was on Gossip Girl. So this time around the leads are nonwhite. There’s a lot of queer content on this show. It is very much dealing with the way the world looks now, where wealth and privilege come from, and how you handle that. The thing I can’t say is there is a twist, and that all relates to the twist.”
The original Gossip Girl follows a group of wealthy youngsters coming from the most elite families involved in the Upper East Side social scene. In the final episode, the identity of Gossip Girl was revealed and the website was shut down. Although viewers might have assumed that this series finale marked the end of the destructive website, Gossip Girl is back.
With many questions unanswered and a multitude of twists to expect, there’s one thing the public does know: the former leads — Blake Lively and Leighton Meester — will not be appearing in the Gossip Girl reboot, nor will Penn Badgley, Chase Crawford or Ed Westwick. Even though the original leads won’t be present on screen, there’s still hope that some of the more minor characters from the original series will make an appearance. Rumors have also been circulating, speculating whether or not the reboot will feature the original voice of Gossip Girl, Kristen Bell. While Bell was not seen on camera during the original show, her distinct voice as Gossip Girl is one of the many elements that made the Gossip Girl series so iconic. When Bell was asked about a possible return to the new show by E! News, she replied, “Maybe. I’ll never tell.” Bell’s return was then confirmed in fall 2019, and since then Bell has officially signed on to the HBO Max reboot as the narrator. In March of 2019, HBO max announced that actress Emily Alyn Lind would play the lead. Will Emily Alyn Lind be the new Serena? According to Deadline, the answer is no. Emily Alyn Lind will be playing the role of Audrey, a character who has “been in a long-term relationship and is beginning to wonder what more could be out there.”
Meet The New Faces of Gossip Girl
So “who will her[Emily Alyn Lind’s] costars be?” The new cast will include Whitney Peak (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Eli Brown (Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists), Comedian Johnathan Fernandez, and Jason Gotay (Peter Pan Live), according to the Hollywood Reporter. In March, Deadline released another list of new actors joining the series: “Rookie” magazine founder Tavi Gevinson (Scream Queens), Dove Cameron’s boyfriend Thomas Doherty (High Fidelity), Adam Chanler-Berat (Next to Normal), and Zion Moreno (Claws).”
XOXO, Gossip Girl
It’s a “Party in the USA” After the Election
By Natasha Gilman
The Presidential Election brought stress and uncertainty to the minds of many Americans throughout November. On November 7, when Joe Biden received more than 270 electoral votes, the amount necessary to secure the presidency, many Americans rejoiced in response to the news. Paying tribute to their emotions, many people played Miley Cyrus’s hit song “Party in the USA.” Following the election, ’ “Party in the USA” made its return to ITunes’ top 200 list.
Pop-star Selena Gomez posted an Instagram story of herself singing along to the “Party in the USA” in light of the election results. Throughout the election process and pretty much her whole career, Selena Gomez has been adamant in using her vast platform to educate and positively influence her followers. During the past months, Selena has urged individuals to vote by reminding them of the importance voting holds. Selena said, “So many people think that it doesn’t matter, but other elections have been this close before, so you have to understand that your voice does matter and it’s so important.”
Miley Cyrus herself has also been extremely influential during this election as she eagerly voiced her support for the Democratic Party. In 2017, Miley spoke about her song “Party in the USA,” stating that “It’s not a party in the USA if we don’t have equality, unity, justice, compassion, kindness, opportunity, healthcare, education, non-violence”. These words ring especially important during the current trying times characterized by the polarizing election, deadly pandemic, and essential movement for social equity.
How The Fitness Marshall Changed the Mindset of One Individual
By Natasha Gilman
In 2018, novelist Amy Jo Burns lost a close friend to cancer. In the months following this heartbreaking event, Amy was plagued by a lack of motivation to complete daily tasks, be present among her young children, and take care of her physical health. The grief that consumed Amy, prevented her from exercising and left her in a negative mindset.
Amy realized that what she needed was to move her body, but she wasn’t sure how. Amy says that dance had always been the “best way for my[her] heart to speak when my[her] mouth couldn’t find the words”. Eager to find something that would entertain her and her kids while getting them all moving, Amy browsed through hundreds of Youtube dance videos. Once Amy found an easy-to-follow dance video to Britney Spears’ “Womanizer”, the whole family was instantly hooked. The maker of the video was a man named Caleb, also known as The Fitness Marshall. The Fitness Marshall videos were not only fun, but also extremely funny. Amy says “I understood something I hadn’t before: If I wanted to care for my body, I needed to laugh first”. These dance videos have now become part of Amy and her childrens’ daily quarantine routine.
With limited access to entertainment during the pandemic induces quarantine, motivating oneself and moving can be especially hard. The Fitness Marshall is a fast and easy way to have fun and feel less isolated and lonely. If you are bored and eager to try something new during your time in quarantine, the Fitness Marshall’s dance videos might be exactly what you are looking for!