5 Things You Need To Know In Pop Culture Today! (Mar. 2)

Here's a rundown of what's in the Pop Culture news this morning, corralled and curated for your viewing pleasure!

 

Nicole Scherzinger Confirmed To Be Joining Dirty Dancing Remake

Well, this eases our minds a tiny bit. According to Entertainment Weekly, the former Pussycat Dolls frontwoman will play a lead role of the show (i.e. not Baby). Being that we already know she can at least dance between PCD and Dancing With The Stars, there's at least someone on the cast so far that knows how to shake it.

 

Lorne Michaels Sticks Up For Kanye's SNL Incident

When asked about Kanye West's leaked audio rant from Saturday Night Live, Lorne told E! "That happened in his dressing room. Kanye's been on the show a lot of years, and it's always different. He's an artist, you know? A great artist." The article on E! claims that a member of Kanye's staff leaked the audio and it happened privately in his dressing room, and that he wasn't yelling at the SNL staff. Lower your pitchforks, everyone.

 

Britney Gets V Magazine Makeover, Viewers Scream "PHOTOSHOP!"

Britney has been looking better than ever, Vegas is treating her right. Many are leaving comments on her Facebook post, however, that she looks severely photoshopped. You be the judge.

 

A Hospital Dressed Up Newborns On Leap Day As Frogs

So unbelievably cute! Leap Year 2016 brought in a bunch of newborn babies that sadly are doomed to not have an "authentic birthday" but every 4 years. To make up for this tragedy (and let's be honest, celebrate it on the 28), the babies were dressed up as little frogs. HOW FREAKING ADORABLE. This particular photo in the tweet was from St. Clair Hospital in Pennsylvania.

 

Poor Chris Rock! Apparently Rihanna Laughed Off His Oscars Joke!

Well, are we surprised? Chris was talking about Jada Pinket-Smith's boycott of the Oscars, and he said "Jada said she’s not coming. Isn’t she on a TV show? Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties. I wasn’t invited." “Chris’ joke was epic! She laughed her a** off at it... But not only was it funny, it was also true. She’d never invite Chris into her kitchen like that,” says a source of Hollywood Life. Ouchhhh. Maybe that table is reserved for Drake? #WorkWorkWorkWorkWork

 

Amy Cooper is a writer and pop culture fact nerd, and on multiple occasions has been referred to as a “Walking iPod.”