Now, while many of you may have waited until post-Thanksgiving to put out the decorations (we don’t mean you early folks who ate your turkey beside your Christmas tree), we have to roll with Carey.
After all, “The All I Want for Christmas” singer represents for the holiday season big time.
So, how can I not lead off this week’s Pop Life Chronicles with the diva, now that we are firmly in the season?
Three things to watch
‘Mariah’s Christmas: The Magic Continues’
Who does a Christmas special better than Mariah Carey?
Guests include Khalid and Grammy-winning gospel star Kirk Franklin. And the special features an exclusive interview with Carey and her 10-year-old twins, son Moroccan and daughter Monroe.
We are also promised “a dazzling, new rendition of fan favorite, ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).'”
You will have to wait until it starts streaming December 3 on Apple TV+, but it looks to be worth the wait.
Marvel keeps on giving.
Yet another one of The Avengers has gotten a series, this time Clint Barton, played by Jeremy Renner, who teams up with Hailee Steinfeld as another Marvel character, Kate Bishop.
The archers take aim at some enemies, and you don’t have to be a Marvel aficionado to get into the action.
It’s streaming on Disney+.
Shifting gears in a big way here … but part of my job is to keep you in the know, so I have to include this one.
“Hellbound” is the latest South Korean drama to take fire on Netflix.
No spoilers, but it’s about how “supernatural events cause great mayhem and enable the religious group The New Truth to grow in influence.”
“Hellbound” is streaming now.
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Bryson Tiller has made a holiday album for the brokenhearted.
The R&B singer titled it “A Different Christmas,” and he told Billboard the pandemic, coupled with a bad breakup, inspired him, though he has always wanted to make a Christmas album.
The album is currently streaming.
If you are a fan of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey,” I’ve got just the podcast for you.
Fingers crossed that Andy Cohen is one of her first guests.
One thing to talk about
Chrissy Teigen has introduced me to something new: eyebrow transplants.
Perhaps I am late to the party (or maybe because I have such full eyebrows that I live to have them threaded), but I had zero idea that this was even a thing.
“Eyebrows play a huge part of the facial aesthetic,” he wrote in the caption. “They frame the eyes and can either be an asset to the eyes, or they can be the annoying part of your morning you have to spend ten minutes filling in.”
The transplanted hair came from the back of her head, according to Teigen. No judgment over here. Whatever makes you feel you look your best.
Something to sip on
Plenty of celebrities talk about mental health, but Selena Gomez is walking the walk.
Because let’s be honest: We are a society that looks up to the rich and famous. The more open they are about their struggles, the more it encourages others to be honest and seek support.
So, thank you, Selena Gomez for letting us all know that it’s OK not to be OK and that help is out there.