CELEBRITY TOP 10: Superman Comes Out As Bisexual; Victoria Vincent Gets Offer From Miss Universe New Zealand
Jonathan Kent, the son of original Superman Clark Kent and journalist Lois Lane, turns out to be bisexual in DC Comics’ latest iteration of the superhero’s adventures. This and more in today’s edition of Celebrity Top 10, Oct. 12, 2021.
Top 10: Timothée Chalamet shares first look as Wonka
Timothée Chalamet is really in the mood to play Willy Wonka when he shared his latest look for the movie.
“Wonka” is a prequel of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” which has already been played twice on the big screen, with Gene Wilder in 1971 and Johnny Depp in 2005.
Joining the cast are Rowan Atkinson, Sally Hawkins, Olivia Colman and Keegan-Michael Key.
“Wonka” is set for release in 2023.
Top 9: Madonna’s tour documentary trailer is out
The Queen of Pop will be the main feature in the upcoming documentary, “Madam X.”
The concert film talks about the performances of Madonna in Lisbon, Portugal. Fans and audience will see the deeper journey of the singer.
For Madonna, this is the opportunity to bring message and artistry of all involved in wider audience. It comes a time when music is so deeply needed to remind us of the sacred bond of shared humanity.
The documentary will be released on Friday via Paramount+.
Top 8: Dwayne Johnson makes historic rap debut
Dwayne Johnson is wearing another cap, this time as a rapper.
The star appeared and made a collaboration with Tech N9ne’s new single, “Face Off.”
Dwayne proudly announced he's got rap skills on Twitter. He also made a shoutout to hip hop and music fans for the hype.
In an interview with Variety, Dwayne said he has been receiving offers from friends who were trying to get him but he was waiting for the right project.
He added that he has no plans of leaving acting but he will never close the door for music.
So let’s watch out how Dwayne will fare as a rapper/singer.
Top 7: Jesy Nelson releases solo debut single ‘Boyz’ featuring Nicki Minaj
Jesy Nelson kicks the door with her massive solo debut single, “Boyz,” which samples Sean “Diddy” Combs’ classic anthem “Bad Boy 4 Life.”
Released via Polydor, Jesy’s comeback has been hotly anticipated by fans since her departure from Brit award-winning girl band, Little Mix, at the end of 2020.
While she acknowledges that many thought her return would be a ballad – something to tease a new direction and get the tastemakers on-side, Jesy isn’t wasting any time on subtleties.
Channeling the in-your-face swagger of the noughties US hip-hop and R&B that she grew up on, Jesy flips Diddy’s 2001 anthem “Bad Boy 4 Life” into a reflection on the men she’s been attracted to, complete with a verse from rap megastar and former collaborator, Nicki Minaj, who declares the reunion of “The UK Baddie and the Barbie.”
Jesy spoke to some Southeast Asian press and this is what she said about her latest single and upcoming album with the 90’s music vibes:
It can be remembered though that just after the release of “Boyz,” Jesy received a lot of backlash due to accusations of blackfishing or when White entertainers appear to be Black or mixed race people.
She responded to these accusations of cultural appropriation by saying that she would never offend anyone and that she loved Black culture and Black music.
Top 6: YouTube bans ads denying climate change
Google, which handles YouTube, said that it will deny advertisements and monetization to content contradicting climate change.
The policy is one of the moves of YouTube to fight misinformation on the platform.
Just two weeks ago, they banned content that included false claims against approved vaccines.
The new policy against climate change false claims is slated for implementation next month.
Top 5: Justin Bieber drops video for ‘Ghost’
Justin Bieber, the global superstar, has revealed the new Colin Tilley-directed video for “Ghost,” the latest single from his multi-platinum album, Justice.
This is while his smash single with The Kid LAROI “Stay” sits atop the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks now.
The video features an incredible performance from Diane Keaton, in a role that was tailor-made for the screen legend.
Here’s a sneak peek of “Ghost” from Justin himself:
Top 4: Rihanna follows, sends direct message to Filipino online personality
How would you feel if an international artist, whom you really idolize, suddenly follows then messages you on Instagram?
That’s exactly what happened to Pinoy social media personality Argie Roguero!
Yes, he is currently making buzz online not just because of his dance videos on TikTok, but also for fangirling Rihanna! All the more when Argie shared he actually conversed with Rihanna herself on Instagram!
In the conversation, it can be seen how Rihanna sent a few Filipino words taught by Argie like “Mahal kita.”
The conversations went on and Rihanna even followed Argie on Instagram.
Top 3: Lego launches Titanic model
“My heart will go on and on…”
It is because Lego has launched its largest set yet: The Titanic Set!
It is 1.3 meters or four feet and five inches long once the 9,090 pieces of plastic bricks are built.
The Lego design has recreated minute details in a one-is-to-200 scale model.
The famous sunken ship has been the main feature of different documentaries and an award-winning film, but wonder how it feels like building its Lego version?
For those who are interested, you can have it next month for $629.99 or more than P30,000.
Top 2: Victoria Vincent gets offer from Miss Universe New Zealand
Miss Universe Philippines Charity 2021 Victoria Vincent shared that after their coronation night, she was offered to be Miss Universe New Zealand to represent the country in the pageant in Israel.
Great offer isn’t it? But after a week of discussions with her family, friends and team, she politely declined the offer.
Victoria said she decided to turn it down because her heart is for the Philippines.
She thanked Miss Universe New Zealand for considering her and for the opportunity.
Top 1: New Superman comes out as bisexual
Out, out and away! – for Superman on National Coming Out Day.
Jonathan Kent, the son of original Superman Clark Kent and journalist Lois Lane, turns out to be bisexual in DC Comics' latest iteration of the superhero's adventures.
The young man kisses reporter Jay Nakamura in issue five of the comic book “Superman: Son of Kal-El,” which will be released on Nov. 9.
“It's not a gimmick,” the writer, Tom Taylor, said in an interview from Melbourne, Australia, wearing a T-shirt with a rainbow-striped Superman logo.
“When I was offered this job, I thought, ‘Well, if we're going to have a new Superman for the DC Universe, it feels like a missed opportunity to have another straight white savior,’” he said.
National Coming Out Day is observed on Oct. 11 to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
“We didn't want this to be ‘DC Comics creates new queer Superman,’” the writer said. “We want this to be ‘Superman finds himself, becomes Superman and then comes out,’ and I think that's a really important distinction there.”
Reactions have been mostly positive, he added.
“I'm seeing tweets of people saying they burst into tears when they read the news, that they wished that Superman was this when they were growing up, that they could see themselves,” he said. “People are saying for the first time ever they're seeing themselves in Superman - something they never thought was possible.”
Jon Kent cares about climate crisis and refugees.
"He is as powerful as hope, faster than fate and able to lift us all and he's a very new hero finding his way, fighting things his father didn't as much," the writer noted, who wants this to be the new normal.
“I hope this isn't a headline in a few years’ time. I hope this isn't trending on Twitter. I hope this just something about a person and good rep for everybody that that represents.”
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