Xhibit P: THE POP-UP: 2011-13-09

THE POP-UP: 2011-13-09


Hollywood moves fast, so we keep the pace for you. “The Pop Up” brings you the latest news happening in pop culture, to keep you up to speed in your daily conversations. We weed out the wackness, and deliver quality links that will make you the go-to person for the inside scoop.
Today marks the 15th anniversary of the death of rap legend 2-Pac. Recently, hip-hop group and friends of Tupac The Outlawzdeclared they they actually smoked some of his ashes in a blunt, as it was a ‘request’ made by Tupac Amaru Shakur in the song “Black Jesus”: ’Last wishes, n—-s smoke my ashes.’ Outlawz member E.D.I. said “that was a request that he had. Now, how serious he was about it? We took it serious.” Check the video here for further details. Well, if you can’t remember him with a blunt, check out2pac.com, the official site of the Shakur Estate. From September 13 – 18, the site will be featuring articles about the rapper’s work, a vid about his life and music.
In case you missed it, Leila Lopes of Angola was crowned Ms. Universe 2011! The 25-year-old beauty beat out 88 other competitors for the coveted crown in the wold’s largest beauty pageant. Audience members in Sao Paulo, Brazil all remarked that she deserved win, despite beating their country’s representative and that she had them when she spoke in their common language of Portuguese, answered her questions with the best possible answers and dazzled them with her smile. Leila is the fourth African winner of the Ms. Universe pageant.
In an ironic twist in fashion week, designer John Galliano was found guilty of his anti-Semitic rants in Paris and has been given suspended fines of 6,000 euros ($8,400). The remarks came about two separate incidents occurring in February of this year and October of 2010. The designer, who was prompted fired by Dior for his arrest on the matter, is adamant that he is not racist and that the remarks were the result of both his alcohol and drug dependency due to his ‘stressful job.’



Written By Afiya Augustine

What’s better than having a juicy conversation on the latest pop culture happenings? Listening to your favorite pop culture characters have a conversation about it! In the WWTS blog series, we re-imagine pop culture through the eyes of your favorite characters in movies, television and more.
This week, Don Draper from the hit series Mad Men delivers one of his Draper-esque monologues on remembering 9-11.
Don Draper: This Sunday will be September-11th, a day that is to be remembered in American History as one of the greatest terrorist attacks on American soil. Now let’s put aside for a moment all the conspiracy theories and government faults that many have complained about for a minute because this even is bigger than an individual person. We have to remember first, that we are Americans, and that and we pride ourselves on the values that we’ve created for all those who walk on this country soil. It’s not about how strike fear into the Islamic communities that shook the nation with its heinous act; it’s about how we can be better ourselves as Americans and glorify what it means to be a proud American. What it means to be a confident citizen of a country built on our strength and courage.
We must look at our children, growing up in an ever-changing world and maintain that sense of innocence and nostalgia that we held dear before the towers fell. We should help them to grow up with the all-American vision in mind. They should not feel that they should cower in fear, but rather walk with their heads held high because they did nothing wrong but live a life that can only be defined as the American dream.
This will be a time to look back on of all the 9-11 workers who risked their lives for this country. They felt their sense of Americanism flowing through their veins and gave up their lives to keep that blood pumping…going. We have to their memory alive and keep the values that they had in them very much a part of us. And as for the fear mongers- let them know that on Sunday, we will not look back and remember the fear that these terrorists set into us, but rather the bravery that they unlocked within us all.
Peggy Olsen: Wow Don…that was beautiful.
Don: I know. But I’m just speaking from my heart here…
Betty Francis: I didn’t know you had one of those Don…
Pete Campbell: Good job selling America, Don. Who are we pitching this one to again?

Xhibit P: THE POP UP: 2011-01-09

THE POP UP: 2011-01-09


Hollywood moves fast, so we keep the pace for you. “The Pop Up” brings you the latest news happening in pop culture, to keep you up to speed in your daily conversations. We weed out the wackness, and deliver quality links that will make you the go-to person for the inside scoop.
In recent news, Mother Monster Lady Gaga has pledged her allegiance to MACcosmetics for another year as a spokesperson for the M.A.C AIDs Fund.The fund’s mission is to serve all those who are affected by HIV and AIDs regardless of race, age or gender. Its international goals include raising awareness, providing preventative care as well research in hopes of someday fighting the disease. Lady Gaga has taken the post as the leading lady for next year’s campaign. With her grandiose image and interest in the fund, hopefully sales will come pouring in for the VIVA GLAM collection. All proceeds of sales of VIVA GLAM lipstick and lipglass will go to the MAC AIDs Fund. Find out how you can give atwww.macaidsfund.org
Do you remember famed ‘90’s super hero “Captain Planet?” Well, last month it was announced that Cartoon Network and ‘Transformers’ producers Don Murphy and Susan Montford have plans on transforming our famed ‘eco-friendly’  cartoon hero into a live-action movie.  It seems, however, that FunnyOrDie has their own take on what a live-action Captain Planet should be like with this hilarious skit featuring Oscar nominee Don Cheadle as ‘green’ crusader. The video went viral yesterday as the world was introduced to a grittier and over-powered lean, mean, cleaning machine.
Click the link to see this off-the-wall video yourself:http://FunnyOrDie.com/m/60wj
If you’re a Dancing with the Stars fan, then you know that as of this week the show has unveiled its line-up including former talk-show host Ricki Lake, reality star Rob Kardashian and actor David Arquette.
While we all thought thi s would be a mediocre season with the list of less-than-thrilling ‘celebs,’ one member has thrown many families for a loop- Chaz Bono. If you can recall Chaz Bono, only child of Cher and Sonny Bono was born genetically female and had a sex-change operation to become male. Many families are in uproar over the show’s decision to have a member of the LGBT community star in a “family-oriented” show. While Chaz’s cast mates and celeb mom Cher tweet their support, the public is spewing tons of hate, some going so far as to calling it an “abomination.” Looks like the show just make have a little spice to it this season after all…
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