If you’re anything like us, we see an interesting headline during our daily scroll—pause to read it—but then keep scrolling without reading the actual story. So at the end of each week, we’re rounding up all the buzziest, news-worthy headlines you might have missed. Think of it like the “saved” feature on Instagram but for news instead of aesthetically pleasing photos. Blink-182 band member Tom DeLonge directs an alien movie, and Doja Cat releases Scarlet —this is what you missed.
Tom DeLonge of Blink-182 Makes His Directorial Debut
Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge is trading the stage for the director’s chair in his new film, Monsters of California. The trailer for his directorial debut is out, promising a thrilling ride filled with government conspiracies and UFOs. The film, set to release on October 6th, follows a group of high school friends led by Jack Samson (Zodiac) as they attempt to uncover a paranormal conspiracy hidden by the powers-that-be in Southern California. DeLonge co-wrote and directed the movie, adding his unique touch to the UFO-themed narrative, and has a standout appearance of Blink-182’s hit song “Aliens Exist” in the trailer. As DeLonge explores the world of filmmaking, he’s simultaneously rocking out with Blink-182 on their World Tour. So, get ready for a close encounter with Monsters of California this October, as DeLonge takes us from the stage to the silver screen.
Doja Cat Drops New Album ‘Scarlet’
Doja Cat’s highly anticipated Scarlet album is here, ushering in spooky season accordingly. The album features standout producers like Rogét Chahayed, Kurtis McKenzie, and London on da Track. Looking at the artwork for this album, you may just think it looks like two creepy crawlers, but Doja revealed they have a meaning behind them and it’s pretty profound – “The two spiders signify conquering your fear. None of my album covers had meaning until this album. You not accepting me was a fear I used to have. I don’t care anymore about satisfying you”. Doja is working her image and making music for herself from now on and honestly, we’re here for it. Go off, Doja.
Taylor Swift Crashes Google with ‘1989’ Vault Puzzles
When Taylor Swift isn’t turning heads and setting the internet on fire with bestie Sophie Turner, she’s… crashing Google? Is there any website that can hold it together when the Swifties are involved? In anticipation of the release of 1989: Taylor’s Version, she joined forces with the search engine to create a pop-up animation that prompted fans to collectively solve puzzles, offering hints and Easter eggs related to the re-recorded album. Collectively, the global Swiftie community tackled an astonishing 33 million puzzles, unveiling the From The Vault tracks. Despite some technical difficulties, the die-hard fans persevered, revealing “Is It Over Now?,” “Now That We Don’t Talk,” “Say Don’t Go,” and “Suburban Legends.” If Taylor Swift asked her fans to solve climate change, we guarantee they’d find a way.
Megan Thee Stallion Teases Joint EP and Tour with Cardi B
Okurrr, the iconic WAP duo is taking the world by storm. The pair continuously proves that they can make (ass-shaking) magic together with their latest release, “Bongos”, so why not just go on tour together and give the people what they want? Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B share a natural synergy in their music collaboration, their genuine chemistry and mutual appreciation for each other’s company are reflected in their fiery music. Thee Hot Girl Coach Meg, says, “We’re really building a little EP already. We’re gonna have enough music that we need to go on tour together. Me and [Cardi] going out on together will be so amazing. We are already so cool. And I feel like we got similar fans. So if she wanted to do a little EP, I would definitely be so down to do that, but we are making enough music to already have that.” Although there is no confirmation or release date, we’re sure the pair won’t let us down.