Geraldine’s Necklace Is the Biggest Clue Yet to What’s Happening on WandaVision

By | January 25, 2021

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The first few episodes of WandaVision have been a cute stream of vintage sitcom references, with an increasing level of confusion over what, exactly, is going on here. In the third episode, their “friend” Geraldine appears again, this time with a necklace that looks very familiar. Did we just get a major clue about what’s happening?

Geraldine’s necklace appears during a pivotal scene towards the end of the episode. After she helps Wanda deliver twin sons, Tommy and Billy, Geraldine stands looking at the babies with Wanda. She’s there when a real memory apparently breaks into Wanda’s sitcom life: she remembers her twin brother, Pietro, and starts singing a lullaby to her sons. Geraldine is visibly shaken by this, and, after a moment, she asks Wanda, “He was killed by Ultron, wasn’t he?” Wanda tears up, then asks her to repeat what she just said. At that point, it seems like Geraldine snaps back into sitcom mode; it’s unclear if she remembers what she just said, but Wanda certainly does — she keeps questioning her.

That’s when Wanda notices something else strange: the pendant Geraldine is wearing. It’s a symbol of a silver sword, surrounded by a circle. Sharp-eyed Marvel fans will recognize it immediately: it’s the symbol of the Sentient Weapon Observation Response Division — aka S.W.O.R.D., which was first teased at the end of Spider-Man: Far From Home. The organization is similar to the now-defunct S.H.I.E.L.D., which deals with superpowered beings and events. The fact that Geraldine, as casting announcements have already revealed, is actually Monica Rambeau, only deepens the mystery, although it does confirm that there’s someone involved on the “outside” of Wanda’s dream reality.

The necklace isn’t the only time the symbol shows up in the episode, either. At the very end, Geraldine/Monica gets thrown out of the dream reality forcefully, crashing through what looks like a force-field bubble and landing, surrounded by tendrils of Wanda’s signature red magic, on the ground. When a bunch of soldiers approach her on the ground, the S.W.O.R.D. symbol appears to be visible on the sides of their vehicles, too, suggesting that they’re there monitoring whatever Wanda’s situation is too. We might not have all the details yet, but S.W.O.R.D.’s involvement is clearly starting to play a major part in the show.

JoJo Siwa Thanks Fans For Their Support After Coming Out: “I’m the Happiest I’ve Ever Been”

By | January 25, 2021

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JoJo Siwa is the “happiest [she’s] ever been” as a public part of the LGBTQ+ community. On Jan. 22, the 17-year-old performer and former Dance Moms star shared a Twitter photo of herself wearing a shirt printed with “Best Gay Cousin Ever” on the front. She also joined the “Pride House” members for a TikTok video. Her posts brought in messages of support from celebrities and fans alike, as they assumed JoJo was coming out. The following day, she addressed the conversation and opened up about her sexuality during an Instagram Live with fans.

“Personally, I have never, ever, ever been this happy before, and it feels really awesome,” JoJo said. “I’ve been happy for a little bit now. It’s just so, so, so awesome.” She thanked her network for all of the love and encouragement she received after her social media posts. She continued, “I’m the happiest I’ve ever been; that’s what matters.”

During the Instagram Live, a fan asked JoJo if she subscribed to any labels. “I have thought about this, but the reason I’m not going to say this answer is because I don’t really know this answer,” she responded. “I think humans are awesome; I think humans are really incredible people. Right now, I’m super-duper happy and I want to share everything with the world, but I also want to keep things in my life private until they are ready to be public.”

She used the opportunity to support her fans of all sexual orientations, especially those who are struggling to come out. “Right now, what matters is that you guys know that no matter who you love, that it’s OK. It’s awesome, and the world is there for you. There are so many people that are there for you. I know everyone’s situation is different and it might be harder for some people and easier for some people to come out or be themselves, but I think coming out has this stigma around it — that it’s this really, really scary thing, but it’s not anymore.”

JoJo continued, “There are so many accepting and loving people out there that it’s OK. Of course people are going to say it’s not normal, but nothing is normal. Literally not one thing about anybody is normal, and it’s OK not to be normal, it’s OK to be a little different, it’s OK to be a little weird, strange, different. That’s something we should never, ever be afraid of.” Watch her full Instagram Live below.

Jennifer Lopez Celebrates 20 Years of J.Lo by Re-Creating Her “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” Video

By | January 25, 2021

Jennifer Lopez is taking us back to 2001 in honor of her album J.Lo‘s 20th anniversary. On Jan. 23, the singer re-created a moment from the “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” music video to celebrate the last two decades. “As I reflect on the fact that it’s the #JLo20thAnniversary, I just wanted to say thank you to all of you for being with me, loving me and supporting me through all the ups and downs,” Lopez captioned a second post. “Thank you so much for all the love over the past 20 years!! I love you so much!!”

Lopez has accomplished a lot since her album release — most recently, she performed “This Land Is Your Land” at the 2021 presidential inauguration. We can expect much more in the years ahead, including a new rom-com called Marry Me with Owen Wilson coming soon. Lopez certainly knows how to deliver for her fans.

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Larry King Has Died at Age 87

By | January 24, 2021

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Larry King died on Jan. 23 at age 87, according to a statement released on his official Twitter account. Ora Media shared the news, writing, “With profound sadness, Ora Media announces the death of our co-founder, host, and friend Larry King, who passed away this morning at age 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.”

The longtime TV host is remembered for his over-25-year run on CNN’s Larry King Live, where he interviewed a variety of notable, newsworthy subjects. “For 63 years and across the platforms of radio, television and digital media, Larry’s many thousands of interviews, awards, and global acclaim stand as a testament to his unique and lasting talent as a broadcaster. Additionally, while it was his name appearing in the shows’ titles, Larry always viewed his interview subjects as the true stars of his programs, and himself as merely an unbiased conduit between the guest and audience,” Ora’s statement read.

No cause of death has been confirmed, although Larry was hospitalized after contracting COVID-19 weeks ago. He is survived by his children, Larry Jr., Chance, and Cannon.

25 Years Later, Where Is the Moesha Cast Now?

By | January 24, 2021

Wow, how has it really been 25 years since Moesha first aired? It seems like just yesterday I was watching Moesha sneak around with Q behind her dad’s back. Oh wait, that was yesterday. I forgot the show is on Netflix now. Anyway, a lot has changed since the show first premiered on UPN on Jan. 23, 1996. For starters, the cast members are all adults now — and most of them are parents! Some of the stars have even ventured into the music world, and you’ve probably already heard their songs. To celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary, we’re taking a walk down memory lane to see what the Moesha cast has been up to since the show ended.