Pop Culture Catch-Up: Billie Eilish's anti-Trump speech, Scott Disick and Sofia Richie's split, and more
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Billie Eilish's anti-Trump Speech
Billie Eilish stood to be the youngest music artist to speak at the Democratic National Convention. According to Variety, the 18-year-old, and a first-time voter, used the platform to express the importance of voting right. She delivered a thunderous speech against President Donald Trump, advocating for Joe Biden and urged Americans to vote smart.
Further pushing the message that that is the future America needs to look to, and create themselves, Eilish went on to perform—for the first-time ever in public—her latest song 'My Future'.
Apple announces Apple Music Radio
ICYMI: Apple Music continues to expand its network. First, with the renaming of Beats 1, the flagship global radio station, to Apple Music 1. Then, with the additions of two new live global radio stations that are a little more specific: Apple Music Hits and Apple Music Country. Both will feature exclusive original shows by top music hosts and artists, catering worldwide to 165 countries.
Apple Music Hits offers a full catalogue of the biggest songs fans know and love from the ’80s, ’90s, and 2000s. Helmed by daily on-air hosts such as Jayde Donovan, Estelle and many more, fans will also be able to tune in to hear new exclusive shows from artists like Backstreet Boys, Snoop Dogg and more. On the other hand, Apple Music Country amplifies the experience for modern country music fans, aiming to be the definitive place for every lane of an increasingly diverse genre.
Scott Disik and Sofia Richie officially end things
The on-again, off-again relationship between the Keeping up with the Kardashians star Scott Disick and 21-year-old model Sofia Richie has officially hit the brakes. A source recently revealed to E! News that following their recent rekindling in July, Sofia has been determined in her efforts to make the relationship work, but Scott called it quits and the couple are no longer talking.
What could have driven the pair to split? A source revealed to E! News that the couple's 15-year age gap played a huge role in the breakup. Scott is now hoping for a quieter life, focusing on his children and his investment business. Meanwhile, Sofia is still unsure of where her life is headed. These differences were, unfortunately, some of the causes behind the breakup.
Although the couple had an on-again, off-again relationship, a source tells E! News that Scott was very sure that the relationship is over and there is no chance for reconciliation in the foreseeable future.
David Dobrik has finally settled for a $9.5 million L.A mansion
After a long time of house hunting, Variety reports that celebrity Youtuber and Tik Tok star David Dobrik—with over 20 million followers on Tik Tok and 8.4 billion views on Youtube—finally found a luxurious home after his house hunting went on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The house is estimated to be 7,800 square feet with six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, an infinity-edged swimming pool and an inset spa overlooking a beautiful skyline view. The house is also equipped with a temperature-controlled wine closet, a movie theatre, and gym. Outdoors, the home features a lounge area, fire pit and a full kitchen that includes a BBQ centre.
JYP and Sunmi has released their collaboration
The highly anticipated song ‘When we disco’ by Park Jinyoung (also known as JYP) and Sunmi has finally been released earlier this week. The retro-flavoured disco-track is a collaboration following Sunmi's departure from JYP Entertainment.
According to HelloKpop, JYP created the song in just a few hours and he couldn't think of anyone better than Sunmi to do the song with. Sunmi, in turn, mentioned that she felt like she was dreaming throughout the entire recording of the song and music video as she never would have imagined she would sing a duet with JYP.
BTS releases their new song 'Dynamite'
The K-pop superstars have just released their long-anticipated new single ‘Dynamite’. According to Pitchfork, the English-language single was dropped along with an exciting music video directed by the one and only Yong Seok Choi.
BTS has been teasing the release of ‘Dynamite’ for a while and we are not disappointed one bit! There is more to come, starting with their upcoming 2020 VMAs performance followed by their concert film Break the Silence: The Movie that's due for a September release.
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