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Pop Shots – Copycats
Monday, August 01, 2016

Welcome to your weekly dose of pop world musings. Covering all things pop culture, this week Pop Shots is hitting you with thoughts on everything from the vaguely familiar name of Mariah Carey's new reality show, to yet another celebrity divorce, to the lawsuit alleging Beyonce's Lemonade wasn't an original idea, and since this is Pop Shots you know everything is seasoned with a little bit of attitude.

* Mariah Carey will have a reality show on E! named Mariah's World. Mariah's World? Hmm, I wonder where she could have possibly come up with that name? {looks at blog header}

* Lorde tweeted that her Uber driver was very excited to have a celebrity in his car... but the celebrity in question was the passenger before her. He did not recognize Lorde. Hey, don’t worry about it, Lorde, this means you can still sing the lyric, "We will never be royals" and have it ring true!

* Lady Gaga has become a godmother once again, because when a child is born, the most appropriate gift is that of sheer terror.


* Pokemon Go is starting to disrupt concerts. Rihanna is having none of it, stating in a video from a recent gig in France, "I don't want to see you catching any Pokemons up in this bitch." Similarly, a Beyonce fan flipped out at a show, also in France, when he saw a woman closer to the stage than he was looking for Pokemon. The male fan posted a video where he shouted, “She’s finding Pokemon when Beyoncé’s singing. F*cking Pokemon! Look at where she is. Look at where she is. She’s next to the stage!” It should not be lost on people that he, too, wasn't watching the stage, he was watching someone else play a game on their phone. Look at that pot! Look at that pot calling the kettle black!

* A random man reportedly slapped Justin Timberlake while JT was attending a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe. Police caught the man, who claimed he just wanted to "touch" the singer. My only question is, what horrible school for making excuses did that guy graduate from? "No officer, I didn't do that simple crime, I actually was trying to do something much creepier."

* After 12 years of marriage, Mary J. Blige and her husband/manager Martin "Kendu" Isaacs are getting a divorce. Looks like Isaacs is going to have TWO jobs to fill.


* Beyonce is hoping a judge will dismiss the lawsuit filed against her by indie filmmaker Matthew Fulks, who sued her in June, claiming Lemonade, and its trailer, copied nine elements of his short film Palinoia. C'mon Beyonce, you know what they say, when life hands you lemons...

* Speaking of Beyonce, the nominees for the 2016 MTV VMAs were announced, and she lead the way with 11 nominations. Adele had the second most, scoring eight noms. MTV promises they'll eventually get around to actually playing those videos. Just kidding. They made no such promise.

* In more MTV related news, VH1 Classic is being rebranded as MTV Classic, with a lineup of '90s, and early millennium, MTV programming. This means we will finally have the triumphant return of Beavis and Butt-Head! Prepare the nachos!


* Ozzy Osbourne, and his son Jack, have a new show on the History Channel titled Ozzy and Jack's World Detour, where they visit historic sites in the US and UK. There's no word on how many of those "historic sites" will be rehab clinics.

* TBS has announced it's developing a scripted comedy inspired by the Notorious B.I.G. The show, titled Think B.I.G., will reportedly be loosely based on legendary rapper’s lyrics. Am I the only who thinks it's gonna be a bit of a challenge to find the comedic elements of "Warning" and "What's Beef?"


And with that, my time is up for the week, but I'll be back next week with more shots on all things pop.

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