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Ariana Grande at Pier 36 on December 6, 2018 in New York City.
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We get it. We can barely keep up with the onslaught of information ourselves. That being said, it’s our mission to keep readers in the know, which is why we’ve combed through it all, distilled it to its essence, and dispensed it into easily digestible tidbits. Want to be the most knowledgeable culture savant in your group of friends? Then check back every Sunday for what you’ve missed in the world of celebrities and fashion.

1

Coachella Announces Line-Up

Coachella, the annual three-day music festival in California, announced its line-up for 2019 this week, and it came with a few surprises. The reaction on social media was overwhelmingly positive for the main headliners – Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, and Tame Impala – but some were curious as to why actor Idris Elba was included on the schedule. Is he launching a new music project, people wondered? Some fans were also curious about the absence of Justin Timberlake and Kanye West, who were rumored to be playing the festival, which just goes to show that you can’t please everybody.

Coachella Line-Up
Photo: Courtesy of Coachella
2

The Kardashian-West Clan Expands Again

After suffering from a rare condition called placenta accreta, which makes natural birth a life-threatening proposition, Kim Kardashian West opted to have her third child, Chicago West, via surrogate. Last week, it was announced that her fourth child would also be delivered via a surrogate, who is said to already be “well into her pregnancy”. The baby’s due date is some time in May.

3

Zendaya’s Wisdom-Teeth Removal Video Goes Viral

Pain medications administered for the removal of wisdom teeth do funny things to people, as evidenced by hundreds of hilarious YouTube videos online. Recently, Zendaya joined the ranks of those who had hilariously loopy post-removal moments, which she chose to share with followers on social media. Her self-deprecating sense of humor earned her points with fans, who followed suit by responding to her viral video with their own versions of how they behaved after wisdom-teeth surgery. If your day needs a laugh or two, you can watch her adorable video here.

4

Survivors Speak out Against R. Kelly

The full scope and scale of R. Kelly’s monstrous behavior towards women is finally being revealed, thanks to a television miniseries on Lifetime called Surviving R. Kelly, which began airing this week. The horrific stories – which are supported with details supplied by his ex-wife, family members, former bodyguards, and dozens of women that he assaulted and abused when they were teenagers – sparked an enormous backlash online. The R&B singer has threatened to sue the network in retaliation.

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