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. Taylor Swift releases Red (Taylor’s Version), Rosalía and The Weeknd get seductive in Spanish, and Adele teases an emotional interview with Oprah—this is what you missed this week.
Justin Bieber & Tim Hortons Are Launching Timbiebs Timbits
Justin Bieber is giving big Canadian energy this week announcing a new collaboration with Tim Hortons for limited edition donut holes dubbed “Timbiebs.” Most people are familiar with the chain’s oh-so-famous donut holes, but Bieber’s collaboration brings three new flavours to the menu: birthday cake waffle, chocolate white fudge, and sour cream chocolate chip. The snack will be available starting November 29th in the U.S. and Canada, along with merchandise from the collab.
Taylor Swift Releases ‘Red (Taylor’s Version),’ An Expanded Re-Recording of Her 2012 Album
It’s a good week for Swifties as Taylor Swift’s Red (Taylor’s Version) is finally released. The album is a rerecording of the 2012 version of Red but that doesn’t mean Swift added a few verses to old songs and called it a day. While the original album had 16 tracks, the updated one has 30 tracks with features from Phoebe Bridgers, Ed Sheeran, and Chris Stapleton. Still not done, 9 out of the 30 tracks are unreleased songs that didn’t make the cut in 2012. Why did Swift decide to do this? It’s part of an ongoing mission to regain ownership of her early music since she doesn’t own the masters for the first version of Red. A notable track from the release is the new 10-minute version of “All Too Well” which is rumored to be about her relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal. I would ask how she really feels but the lyrics say it all in a much more savage and epic version of the original.
RosalÍa Plays The Weeknd’s Femme Fatale In “LA FAMA”
The lead single off Rosalía’s forthcoming album titled “LA FAMA” features The Weeknd. The song details the allure and pitfalls of fame. My first thought when I read that was a song about fame by two of the world’s most popular artists? Groundbreaking. But listening to the two singers trade sultry Spanish verses over a bachata beat is a refreshing fusion of the Latin genre with The Weeknd’s smooth R&B voice. The accompanying music video shows Rosalía as the femme fatale version of fame seducing The Weeknd along with a nightclub audience.
Mariah Carey & McDonald’s Team Up For 12 Days of Free Food
All Mariah Carey wants for Christmas is McDonald’s and her advent calendar-style Mariah Menu is coming to a fast-food location near you. The 12-day celebration will be leading up to Christmas from December 13th to 24th and features a different deal every day. A $1 minimum purchase through the McDonald’s app gets you the free item of the day from the Mariah menu. The Queen of Christmas’ menu has almost as much range as her five-octave voice featuring Big Macs, McNuggets, cinnamon rolls, pancakes, and more.
Adele Tells Oprah ‘Hold On’ Is About Trying To Move Forward
Is there such a thing as too much Adele? Trick question because the answer is no. Preparing for the release of her forthcoming album, I’ve seen more Adele content in the last month than I have in 6 years and it looks like the best interview is yet to come. Her Adele One Night Only special is a 2-hour sit-down with Oprah Winfrey to discuss everything about the album including the very personal divorce that inspired it. Airing on Sunday, teaser clips have started coming out this week and one clip shows Adele opening up about her song “Hold On.” The heart-wrenching lyrics detail her lowest point feeling exhausted from all the changes a divorce brings about and the title is a tribute to the advice her friends gave her to just hold on. I’m not crying, you’re crying.