Monday, 21 August 2017

Goodbye For Now: A Message From PopGoesTheArts

March 7 2011.

That day will forever stay with me, as it was the day that I started PopGoesTheArts with the intention of simply covering some of the topics that mattered to me.

Celebrity gossip, music, movies, BRITNEY JEAN SPEARS.

You know, the essentials.

And here we are now over 6 years later, with over 3 million all time page views, avid readers, and new friends, I cannot begin to detail the joy I've endured over the years, writing all of these articles, sharing my opinions and feelings on today's pop culture, and knowing that I've reached so many people.

This was always supposed to be an outlet for me to express myself and share with you my passion for this crazy world of entertainment. And it's been just that and I can't thank all of you enough.

The kind words and support I've received over the years have been extraordinary and I couldn't possibly even begin to put into words what it means to me.

Now to get down to the hard part.

As per the title, you guys know where this is heading:

PopGoesTheArts is going on hiatus for the time being.

I'm in need of a recharge. A reboot.

Is this the end of PopGoesTheArts?

Absolutely not, and don't even think you're getting rid of me that easily.

It's simply time for me to possibly branch out, see if there are other opportunities and explore those. There has never been a moment when I've begun writing an article, and simply stopped myself to say "Why are you doing this?". That's never been the issue. What I'm discovering is that I need to focus on WHAT I need to do to maybe change up the pace.

Could that mean when the day comes for PGTA to return, maybe its sole mission will be to irritate you all with the new music I am listening to, introducing you to new artists? Maybe it will be to convince you to go to the movies more often and take in what's incredible at the box office.

There's the option of settling back in front of my TV and reclaiming my time some of my favorite shows and recapping them for you. Or, maybe this entire page will be dedicated to the legendary Britney Spears.

Oh who am I kidding......

No matter WHAT I end up writing about, Britney will find her way in there somehow.

Until that day comes, just know that I've loved all of our time together and there will come a day that I will return with my brand of snark that you'll all come to know and love (and loathe sometimes).

Nothing could truly keep me away forever, and as the title reads, this is simply goodbye for now.

Not forever.


Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Celebrities React To Donald Trump's "Blame Both Sides" Comments

Today.......was quite the day.

Following making a second statement on the horrific, white supremacy attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, Donald Trump doubled down on his initial statement.

During his press conference today, the President placed blame on both sides, and it's left the entire country furious:

Pink To Receive Video Vanguard Award At MTV VMAs!!

What an honor!!

Pink is set to join the ranks of Madonna, Britney Spears, Beyonce, Justinm Timberlake and Rihanna at this years MTV Video Music Awards:

She's this years recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award!!

Pink is also set to perform her new single 'What About Us', and possibly a medley?


MUST WATCH: Seth Meyers Full Statement On Trump's Charlottesville Comments

Nothing I can say will do this clip justice except this:

Seth Meyers is THE BEST late night host right now. 

Now watch this: 

Monday, 14 August 2017

WWE Legend Ric Flair Update: Out Of Surgery; Resting

Let's dive into what we know.

On Saturday, wrestling icon Ric Flair was admitted to hospital and today, the situation turned much more serious.

Earlier, Ric was placed in a medically induced coma, and prepped for surgery, and while it's not entirely known what it is for, reports are suggesting heart issues.

The 68 year old is now out of surgery and resting, although sources are saying that he's not out of the woods.

Thinking about you Nature Boy.

Hang in there.

Taylor Swift Wins Sexual Assault Trial

It's all over.

Today, a jury ruled that former DJ David Mueller did in fact reach up her skirt and grab her bare ass during a 2013 meet & greet.

A judge had previously thrown out Mueller's lawsuit against Taylor and her mother, who he claimed cost him his job with the allegations.

Taylor was suing Mueller for $1, simply making a point that no one should be able to get away with what he did, and it wasn't about the money.

Swift also released a statement following the win:

"I want to thank Judge William J. Martinez and the jury for their careful consideration ... [my attorneys] and anyone who feels silenced by a sexual assault, and especially anyone who offered their support through this four-year ordeal..."
"I acknowledge the privilege that I benefit from in life, in society and in my ability to shoulder the enormous cost of defending myself in a trial like this. My hope is to help those whose voices should also be heard.  Therefore, I will be making donations in the near future to multiple organizations that help sexual assault victims defend themselves."

Goodbye TGIT: Shonda Rhimes Lands Multi Year Netflix Deal

This is HUGE.

After turning Thursday nights in TGIT (Thank God It's Thursday) with smash hits 'Grey's Anatomy', 'Scandal', and 'How to Get Away With Murder', Shonda Rhimes is leaving ABC.....

For Netflix!!

Her trademark Shondaland will begin producing new material for the streaming program, while her ABC deal ends in June of 2018.

While 'Scandal' will be saying farewell next season, there's no word on 'Grey's future (heading into its 14th season) as well as HTGAWM.

Congrats Shonda!!