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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.

Larry King Has Died at Age 87

By | January 24, 2021

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.

If You Loved Netflix’s Lupin, Crack Open One of the Books That Inspired the Series

By | January 24, 2021

If you recently watched the French import Lupin on Netflix and are now totally enchanted with all things trickery, disguise, sleuthing, and classic thievery, then you’re not alone. The series is completely addictive, wrapping up viewers in protagonist Assane Diop’s mission to avenge his late father, victim of blood-curdling injustice by a megarich family. Using the tricks of fictional gentleman thief Arsène Lupin, featured in a series of books by Maurice Leblanc, Assane robs, kidnaps, and connives his way into getting justice for his father – and yes, it’s incredible to watch.

If you finished Lupin and want more, why not try reading some of the classic French books yourself? Below, find the entire collection of Arsène Lupin novels by Maurice Leblanc, ordered by date published, and prepare for all the scheming. It’s important to note that Leblanc’s earlier books have easy-to-find English editions, while the later books can mostly only be found in French. Whether you prefer to stick to the English ones or brush up on your French, you’ll find all kinds of artful, stealthy gems to get your heart racing and bring out your inner sleuth.

WandaVision’s Geraldine Is Actually This Legacy Marvel Character

By | January 23, 2021

First introduced in the second episode of WandaVision, Wanda’s friend Geraldine seems to be playing an increasingly big role going forward. But just who is she, exactly? Although her true identity hasn’t been officially revealed on screen as of yet, Marvel has made no secret of who she really is: she’s Monica Rambeau, the now-adult daughter of Captain Marvel‘s Maria Rambeau.

We first met Monica during Captain Marvel, when she was just a young girl and her mom was Carol Danvers’s best friend. Captain Marvel takes place in 1995, so, with Monica now appearing to be an adult (played by Teyonah Parris), it suggests that WandaVision does take place somewhere in the “present” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Why Monica is there in Wanda’s alternate reality, and what role she’s playing there, however, remains to be seen. At first, she seems like a friend to Wanda, but they quickly clash when Monica, aka “Geraldine,” breaks whatever illusions are happening in this reality.

It does seem like she has some memories of what life on the “outside” is like – she briefly breaks through Wanda’s sitcom persona when she asks Wanda about the death of her brother, Pietro. At the end of the third episode, she gets ejected forcefully from Wanda’s reality, crashing through a force field and landing on the ground somewhere outside, surrounded by a group of soldiers.

If the comics are anything to go by, Monica has a huge destiny waiting for her. In those storylines, she eventually takes up the mantle of Captain Marvel after gaining superpowers when she’s exposed to extradimensional energy. Not only does she join the Avengers, but she actually becomes their leader at one point! It’s worth noting that two of her early superhero allies are Doctor Strange and Scarlet Witch – remember, WandaVision is rumored to link, in some way, to the upcoming Doctor Strange sequel, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The version of Monica we’re seeing now appears to already have some links to the broader MCU: Wanda ejects her after noticing her necklace, which bears the symbol of the post-S.H.I.E.L.D. organization, S.W.O.R.D. In any case, we can’t wait to see how Monica fits into the Marvel world!