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SNL Honors Betty White with rebroadcast of the episode she hosted.

The episode originally aired May 8, 2010, with White at the age of 88. She appeared in every single sketch, and JAY-Z served as the evening’s musical guest. What’s funny is Betty White actually rejected SNL 3 times before hosting in 2010. The world is mourning the death of the beloved Golden Girls actress, who died Dec. 31 at the…

There’s a reason why Robert Pattinson’s Batman seems darker.

The Batman hits theaters on March 4th of 2022 and based on the trailers we’ve seen so far, it seems dark dude. Like way dark. There’s a reason behind that though! When director Matt Reeves was writing the first act, he said he had 1991’s Something In The Way by Nirvana playing in the background…

Lorde does it again with new “Leader Of A New Regime” video

Lorde has shared a new video for her song “Leader of a New Regime.” from her third studio album, Solar Power, which was released in August. Fans who follow her newsletter found out first as she nonchalantly dropped the video in the middle of memes and memories from previous years.

Cassette tapes are exploding back onto the scene. Sorta.

This happened in 2018 but according to local station CBS 17, a bomb squad in Charlotte, North Carolina evacuated the Duke Energy Building after it received a “suspicious package” in the mail room. Officials were called in to investigate the package – a small manila envelope mailed from out of state – evacuating the building in…

Incubus Frontman Brandon Boyd Shares New Single “Petrichor”ahead of his new solo album.

Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd hasn’t released a solo album since he released his debut solo album, The Wild Trapeze, in 2010. That’s all about to change with the upcoming release of his latest solo album, In the meantime, Brandon Boyd just dropped “Petrichor,” the latest preview of his upcoming album ECHOES & COCOONS, which is set to…

The Power of Music: Logic’s Anti-Suicide Anthem “1-800-273-8255” Saved Hundreds of Lives

Its “I don’t wanna be alive” line may have become a jokey TikTok trend, but Logic’s anti-suicide anthem “1-800-273-8255” really did save lives. A new study from the BMJ, a peer-reviewed medical trade journal from the British Medical Association, ties performances of the song to a decrease in suicide rates among teenagers. In the days after Logic…

LISTEN! Bon Iver Drops New Song “Second Nature”

Bon Iver has shared a new song titled “Second Nature.” The song, co-written by Nicholas Britell, appears on the soundtrack of the Adam McKay–directed film Don’t Look Up. Justin Vernon co-produced “Second Nature” with Britell and Chris Messina. The track also has contributions from yMusic’s CJ Camerieri (French horn and trumpet) and Rob Moose (strings), as well as Wye Oak’s…

WiFi issues? That Christmas tree may be your problem.

WiFi issues? That Christmas tree may be your problem.

Holiday decorating Pro Tip: Be careful where you put up your Christmas tree because it may be interfering with your WiFi! Putting anything in front of your router, especially big things like a Christmas tree, can cause significant slowdowns and other issues according to The Sun. Lights and tinsel can make it even worse because when…

Tame Impala drops a new single and announces 2022 tour dates.

Tame Impala unveiled new song “No Choice” on Dec. 7 along with a slate of 2022 tour dates around the globe. “It doesn’t matter if I want to go somewhere new/ At the end of the day, I have no choice/ It wouldn’t matter that I had to break it with you/ Going over it all, it brings no joy,”  Kevin…

You deserve a Big Night in New Orleans for NYE.

You deserve a Big Night in New Orleans for NYE.

Let’s do something a bit different to ring in the New Year. SURE, hanging with your friend from 6th grade and his 3 kids is cool but it’s not EXTRAVAGANT. Do something EXTRAVAGANT. You deserve it. Big Night New Orleans NYE is like a festival, but indoors.  It is a place where thousands come to…