Pop Culture Catch-Up: Kanye West’s birthday gift for Kim K, Scarlett Johansson tied the knot with Colin Jost, and more


By Lea Rina

Pop Culture Catch-Up: Kanye West’s birthday gift for Kim K, Scarlett Johansson tied the knot with Colin Jost, and more

Kanye’s birthday gift for Kim K West was a “Hologram from Heaven”


Kim Kardashian West did not hold back on celebrating her 40th birthday. A private jet, a private island in Tahiti and a lavish party to top it off, the Skims designer certainly knows how to have a good time. But husband Kanye West topped it off with a present that only he could have thought of it.

Kim shared the special gift on Instagram, calling it a “Hologram from Heaven” with the caption: “For my birthday, Kanye got me the most thoughtful gift of a lifetime. A special surprise from heaven. A hologram of my dad. It is so lifelike and we watched it over and over, filled with lots of tears and emotion. I can’t even describe what this meant to me and my sisters, my brother, my mum and closest friends to experience together. Thank you so much, Kanye, for this memory that will last a lifetime.”

The hologram of her late father starts off by wishing the mother of four a happy birthday before going on to express how proud he is of all her achievements. Kanye never ceases to amaze us with his ingenious gift ideas. Happy birthday to Kim!

After five years of dating, Blake Shelton finally popped the question and Gwen Stefani said yes!


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The internet was taken over by the news of Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s engagement on 26 October. After five years of dating, Gwen shared the happy news in an Instagram photo where she wrote, “@blakeshelton yes please!”

The picture showed the pair sharing a kiss while the ‘Rich Girl’ singer flashed her new diamond ring. The ring that dominates the singer’s finger is estimated to be white gold or platinum with a stone that’s between six to eight carats. Not bad, Blake!

Sam Smith releases his newest album Love Goes along with the premiere of ‘Kids Again’

Debuting his first proper heartbreak album, Grammy, BRIT, Golden Globe and Oscar-winning singer, Sam Smith has once again showcased his amazing vocals in Love Goes, which features songs such as ‘My Oasis’ (featuring inimitable Burna Boy), ‘Dance (Till you love someone else)’, and more. Other notable collaborators on the album include Demi Lovato, Calvin Harris, and Normani. In addition, Sam Smith released a stunning new video for ‘Kids Again’, which expresses the time it takes to fix a heart but how sometimes, memories at certain places can bring it all rushing back.

To celebrate the drop of his new album, Smith has gotten together with the iconic Abbey Road Studios for a live stream concert. Get your tickets here.

Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost tied the knot in an intimate ceremony

Sorry, boys, but Scarlett Johansson is officially off the market! Confirmed by the Meals on Wheels America Instagram page, it was reported that the couple exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony with close family and friends. In celebration of their unity, the only thing on their ‘registry’ was for people to donate to the organisation to raise funds to feed those in need. In the post shared by Meals on Wheels America, it read, “Their wedding wish is to help make a difference for vulnerable older adults during this difficult time by supporting @mealsonwheelsamerica. Please consider donating to celebrate the happy couple by clicking the link in our bio.” While many details of the wedding are still unknown, we are thrilled to hear the news!

The trailer for Season Four of The Crown has us wanting more

Season Four of The Crown brings a whole new wave of tension within the Royal Family. Depicting the era of the late 1970s through to the 1980s, this new season sees Margaret Thatcher become Prime Minister and the stirring issues that eventually lead to the start of the Falklands War.

Coming to Netflix on November 15, the story is also at a point where the Royal Family is concerned with the line of succession. Prince Charles is told: “Your duty now is choice of a woman that people will love as princess and in due course as queen.” And thus, this season sees the introduction of his romance with Lady Diana Spencer, which soon becomes the focus of the British nation.

As Diana struggles with the transition from teenager to a public figure, the trailer also shows her desperation for love from the Queen. “All I want is to be loved,” she tells Queen Elizabeth. She adds, “It’s all any of us want from you.” So who else is ready for the new season?

Dolla drops their new song ‘Impikan’

Following their ‘Dolla Make You Wanna’ release back in March, the four-person girl group Dolla is back with their second song (and music video), ‘Impikan’! Formed in 2019, the girls are known for their amazing vocal and dance talents.

SM Entertainment unveiled the fourth member of the new girl group, Aespa


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SM Entertainment has been hard at work, putting together South Korea’s newest girl group! Proving to be the future of entertainment, Aespa will be made up of both human and virtual members. Having already announced the first four human members—Winter, Karina, Ningning, and Giselle—each girl will have an avatar of themselves that will be a part of the group. Set to debut in November, there’s a lot to anticipate from Aespa, that’s for sure!

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