Growing up in the digital age of the internet had one golden rule: clear your search history. Whether you were looking at some not-so-PG content, googling symptoms of a health concern, or creeping your ex, the bottom line was to delete and leave no trace for anyone else to find. We’re a bit older and wiser now and our Google search history is far more interesting—so we’ve decided to share ours every week. Below, find answers to questions about music, pop culture, entertainment, and news.
If Twitter is the de facto town square of the internet, Elon Musk is gunning for the position of global official. After Elon Musk unveiled his $44 billion bid only 11 days ago, it was expected that Twitter would have rebuffed the offer, but surprisingly, the doors opened to negotiating the deal and the bid became successful after reaching an agreement earlier this week. How did we get here? Well, in a Twitter poll on March 25, Elon Musk asked his followers—amassing to roughly 83 million—if they felt Twitter was adhering enough to the principles of free speech, an essential part of a functioning democracy, in which 70% of his followers voted no. His first act of public service? “Defeat the spambots or die trying!” It still remains unclear as to how Elon Musk will actually take action to change the platform and which direction the moral compass is pointing. Depending on your views of the controversial billionaire, you may want to revert back to Tumblr or add a shortcut on your phone to the Twitter app.
As if Billie Eilish needed any more milestones to solidify her spot in everyone’s hearts, she is now on the roster of superstars to get Simpson-ified! Eilish was recently animated for a three-minute The Simpsons short called “When Billie Met Lisa” that is available to stream on Disney+. Both Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas continue to build an impressive library with Disney+, following the concert film Happier Than Ever and writing music for Turning Red. The episode follows Lisa, a Billie Eilish fan—this just makes sense—trying to get some alone time to practice her saxophone under a freeway underpass, where she meets Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell. The episode parodies the famously talented siblings in clever and creative ways, from Billie’s multiple hairstyle changes to Finneas’ 1:1 with Bart, who can’t seem to fathom why he would always be helping his sister. We don’t want to give too much away, but instead are prompting you with a CTA to dive into this short. Here’s our fair warning that this may send you down a rabbithole of The Simpsons appearances that never disappoint.
Spoiler Alert! This post contains details about the Season 14 Grand Finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race. A new Queen reigns supreme in this milestone grand finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Season finalists Angeria Paris Van Michaels, Bosco, Daya Betty, Lady Camden, and Willow Pill were all gunning for the crown in Friday’s finale. This finale marked the franchise’s return to an IRL ceremony after two COVID-impacted years. Each Queen brought their best, whether it was a rap number, burlesque performance, or a campy Vogue-esque routine. Ultimately, RuPaul decided Lady Camden and Willow Pill would lip sync for the crown to Cher’s rendition of ABBA’s “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!”—you know, the song that every girl and gay absolutely lose their minds to at any club or DJ set. The two finalists delivered unmatched lip-syncs and multiple outfit layer reveals before RuPaul made the final decision of giving the well-deserved win to Willow Pill. If you’re anything like me, you’re equally as eager to see who is awarded for Miss Congeniality. This year, taking home the prize for kindest Queen of the season is Kornbread. Congratulations, Queens!
Tinder has launched a new feature called Festival Mode, just in time for this year’s festival season, with the intention of helping users connect ahead of their plans. The feature will be launched on Tinder Explore which was published last September, home to a growing portfolio of social features and experimental crowd-pleasers. Tinder reacts to survey data that speaks to singles enjoying meeting new people while attending live music events and have previously made long-term friends at a concert or festival. In a survey of 2000+ adults, conducted online in the U.S, the data suggests 1 in 3 singles are planning to attend a live music event in 2022 and 64% of those singles are looking to meet some new prospects. VP of Product Innovation at Tinder, Kyle Miller, made a statement saying, “music is a universal language and the number-one interest among Tinder members worldwide. So many of our members are excited to jump back into in-person events. We wanted to build on that excitement and offer them a head start at meeting someone new ahead of one of the biggest festival seasons in years.” The feature will launch in support of 20 festivals globally, including Bonnaroo, Lovers & Friends, Lollapalooza, and more. So, all this to say, if you needed some more incentive to get back out there, whether it be to the dating pool, or just back into the outdoors, Tinder continues to create opportunities to make connections and keep face-to-face small talk at a minimum.
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