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What You Missed In Pop Culture This Weekend: Platinum Blonde SelGo, Lena Dunham Backlash…

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While you were busy destressing from the real world this weekend, Hollywood was abuzz. Celebrities don't ever seem to take a break from scandals and drama. But then again, if they did, we'd have nothing to read about! Don't worry though, since you were busy this weekend, we managed to round up all of the important pop culture stories that you need to know from the weekend. Can you believe Selena Gomez made the plunge and is a blondie now?

Selena Gomez is a blonde!

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Our girl SelGo had a busy weekend. She went ahead and unfollowed The Weeknd on Instagram. She dyed her hair blonde, which she can totally pull off. And she debuted this new look at the American Music Awards. On top of all of that, she also performed on TV for the first time in 2017. At the AMAs, she performed “Wolves” but there was a bit of a Twitter frenzy over the performance. Many Twitter users suggested that Selena was lipsyncing the song, but Selena's fans were quick to defend her. Don't forget, this incredible singer had an extremely rough year medically and only recently opened up about her struggles with having a kidney transplant. You go, Selena, we're here for you!

The Incredibles 2 trailer is finally here.


The movie trailer we've all been waiting 14 years for finally dropped this weekend. On Friday, Disney/Pixar hinted “something incredible” was coming Saturday and sure enough, it did. The Incredibles 2 has been in talks for years now and after the longest wait ever, the sequel will be hitting the big screen in 2018. Even though 14 years have passed, the sequel is going to take place directly after the original with that villain who pops up at the very last second of the first movie. In the teaser trailer, you get to see Mr. Incredible's reaction to Jack Jack having powers.

You can see the complete teaser trailer below. The Incredibles 2 hits theaters June 15, 2018.

Justice League debuted at the box office, to not-so-great reviews.

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After a lot of hype, Justice League is finally here and the critics have a lot to say about it. Was it the best film ever? No. Was it 10x better than Suicide Squad? Yes. The fifth film released in the DC Extended Universe has been called “messy” and “poorly written” by critics. People have varied on why they think the movie is a flop, but one main component most critics can agree on is Superman's return. **Spoilers ahead** After the Justice League decides to bring him back from the dead, he basically tries to kill them because he has amnesia. But he just leaves the fight with Lois Lane after she's brought out to calm him down.

As if that isn't weird enough, they never mention the fight to Superman after that. Wouldn't you want to talk to your teammate about that time they tried to kill you? Not only did critics think that was too rushed, they also disliked what came next. Lois and Clark's exchange after he came back from the dead was cringe-worthy at best and although Amy Adams and Henry Cavill are great in their own respects, their lack of chemistry on screen is clear as day.

Not only did the film get negative reviews, some critics are even claiming it is a box office flop. The film came in at #1 over the weekend, beating newcomer Wonder and Thor: Ragnarok during its third week running. It came in with $96 million at the box office. That is only $20 million less than Thor: Ragnarok‘s opening, but it is the lowest box office weekend for DCEU films. Justice League was projected to pull in $115 million its first weekend in North America. In fact, some critics believe Wonder is part of the reason why people didn't see Justice League. The film starring Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay pulled in $27 million and earned the #2 spot of the weekend, even though it was only expected to hit $9 million.

Titanic is returning to the big screen after 20 years.

The best news we could ask for in 2017 is this. Titanic released in 1997 in December and literally broke the box office. It held the top spot on the highest-grossing movies of all time list for over ten years. Then James Cameron knocked himself off that list in 2009 with another film of his, Avatar. To celebrate the film's 20th anniversary (and give us an excuse to see Leonardo DiCaprio on the big screen this year) the film is being rereleased. The film will be shown in 87 AMC theaters for a week, beginning on Dec. 1 Out of that 87, 20 of those theaters will show the movie in 3D. So you can feel like you're really there!

Lena Dunham and Gabby Douglas caused a lot of backlash.

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At this point, Lena Dunham probably knows that every word she says will be dissected, but that doesn't really stop her from putting her foot in her mouth basically every other day. The actress and Girls creator first caused a stir when she released a statement with executive producer Jenni Konner saying they stand with Girls writer, Murray Miller. Murray was accused of sexual assault by Aurora Perrineau. The statement not only said they backed Murray but also had suggestions that sexual assault cases are often misreported — which stands in direct opposition to Lena's former statements about the importance of believing all victims when they come forward. After the statement caused a huge amount of hate spewed her way, she responded by saying, “I naively believed it was important to share my perspective on my friend's situation as it has transpired behind the scenes over the last few months. I now understand that it was absolutely the wrong time to come forward with such a statement and I am so sorry.”

But, that isn't the only issue Lena had over the weekend. A Lenny Letter writer has accused Lena of “hipster racism” as she quit the publication. Zinzi Clemmons has called on “women of color … to divest from Lena Dunham.” Zinzi has claimed that Lena and her circle of friends are well-known racists. It should be noted that in the case of Murray Miller, the accuser is a WOC. Lena has yet to reply to the accusation.

Gabby Douglas put her foot in her mouth this weekend, too, as she found herself on bad terms with her former Olympian teammates. Aly Raisman, Gabby's team captain from the 2016 Olympics, shared a post online about victim shaming. Aly has been very vocal about her experience with U.S. National Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar and has accused him of assaulting her while she was in his care. Gabby responded to Aly's post saying it's never a survivor's responsibility to prevent her own assault, but clearly didn't get the message. In fact, she went on the victim shame women who “don't dress classy” saying they “entice the wrong crowd.” Aly and Gabby's teammate, Simone Biles, was not here for Gabby's comments. She swept in to defend Aly and called Gabby out for, basically, not being Aly's ally. Gabby was quick to apologize online, saying, “not blaming the victim at all,” she wrote. “no man should look at any woman that way.” HM.

The 45th annual AMAs.

MAMA & ME ~ @dianaross @amas #AMAs

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If you haven't been under a rock for the last week, then you know the 45th annual American Music Awards happened Sunday night. ABC tapped their Blackish star, Tracee Ellis Ross, to host the awards show and for an obvious reason. The AMAs honored her mother, Diana Ross, with the AMA Lifetime Achievement Award! It comes as absolutely no surprise that Diana went on to steal the show. She is an icon for a reason. Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama even filmed a video to congratulate Diana before she received her award. She performed a medley of hits, including “I'm Coming Out,” “Take Me Higher” and “The Best Years of My Life.” Diana's son, Evan Ross, introduced her performance and then mother dearest brought her entire family on stage later to celebrate.

While the AMAs were basically a big Ross family party, Bruno Mars also had a good night. And he wasn't even in the building! “I wish I could be partying with y'all,” he said in a pre-taped a video. Bruno won seven AMA awards, including entertainer of the year, video of the year, favorite male artist (pop/rock), and favorite album (pop/rock). He kills it.

A night I will never forget. @pink #trulyanhonor #AMAs2017

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Other performers of the night were P!nk and Kelly Clarkson. The two powerhouses did a cover of R.E.M.'s “Everbody Hurts” as a tribute to all of the victims of the recent natural disasters that have occurred. Their voices blended together beautifully and honestly, we all need more duets from them. Christina Aguilera also had a performance on deck and hers was a scary one. She was tapped for a Whitney Houston tribute, in which she did a medley of songs including “I Will Always Love You,” “I Have Nothing,” “Run to You,” and “I'm Every Woman.” She did a pretty good job (though no one can really top Whitney) but during her performance, the camera cut to P!nk, who wasn't totally paying attention. Cue: fans online stirring the pot about an Xtina/P!nk feud and saying the tribute wasn't a good one. Christina and P!nk used to be ~enemies~, but these two have squashed their beef and even have plans to work together. It is time for everyone to move on from the drama!

That's all for this week’s installment of This Weekend in Pop Culture, stay tuned for a new one next Monday. Because while celebs may go stale, you can count on the gossip to always stay fresh.

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