Here's a rundown of what's in the Pop Culture news this morning, corralled and curated for your viewing pleasure!
Tina Fey And Amy Poehler Poke Fun At Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" (NSFW)
The reigning Queens of Funny Ladies parody Taylor's "Bad Blood" in their own video called "Dope Squad" on Saturday Night Live - which also includes Gayle King and Amy Schumer. There's at least one swear word, so watch accordingly.
J.K. Rowling Casts New Harry, Ron, And Hermione - And They Look Nothing Like The Originals
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will have a new cast of 19 years older versions of Harry, Ron, and Hermione - and J.K. Rowling set everyone straight after some unfortunate words about the new actress playing Hermione Granger, because of her race. Rowling sent out this tweet to combat the situation:
Canon: brown eyes, frizzy hair and very clever. White skin was never specified. Rowling loves black Hermione
Many responded with support after Rowling had her say, including young girls who'd looked up to Hermione for years that are also African American. Check out the cast picture below!
— Pottermore (@pottermore) December 21, 2015
Steve Harvey Crowns Wrong Miss Universe, Things Get Awkward
Steve was sent out to correct his mistake after he crowns Miss Columbia Ariadna Gutiérrez as Miss Universe, when in fact Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach was the winner. According to E!, the show went on, but somehow we have a feeling Steve is going to be in some big trouble with the networks... Watch the awkward moment here:
Steve Harvey just made the worst mistake in TV awards show history pic.twitter.com/VTfNvEIK8v
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) December 21, 2015
See The First Pic Of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Daughter
Her name is Jasmine, and she's already taken to daddy like none other. The Rock also posted a very sweet and introspective caption with the photo. Read it here:
Christmas came early! Within minutes of being born she was laying on daddy's chest. And being a grateful man takes on a whole new meaning... Thank you guys so much for the awesome congratulatory wishes and love you've been sending @laurenhashianofficial and myself. We're extremely grateful. Kinda crazy but in this cool and powerful skin to skin bonding moment with my newborn baby Jasmine, I had just one wish I asked the universe... Give me the strength to be a better man today than I was yesterday. If I can accomplish that, then I'd have a good shot at being a great father. To all you young men out there who will be fathers one day, the goal of "being better" will never steer you wrong. Trust me I've been down this road. Something else that'll never steer you wrong is "walking thru the fire" with your baby's mama. I was right there during labor, helping her breathe, every highly intense contraction, every second of pain, right there watching the actual birth, cutting the cord and wiping the tears. Incredible. *(Now don't get me wrong boys, it wasn't like I was at the end of the table, squatting like a catcher waiting for the fastball to come down the pike..
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton Attend RayLynn's Engagement Party
As a former contestant on The Voice who was eliminated on the Semi-Finals in Season 2, you probably have a stronger bond with your coach than those of the recent seasons. This is true between Rae Lynn and Blake Shelton. Along with girlfriend Gwen Stefani, the two coaches showed up to spend time with Rae Lynn and her fiance. Of course, photos were taken - and check out the goofy-goonie behavior from everyone! Safe to say that Blake has maybe found his match in the silly department!
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