Welcome back to The Weekly Buzz, our recurring column that keeps you in the know about everything going on in the world of pop culture that you can’t afford to miss! From music to TV and everything in between. We’re buzzin’ about it.
Hottest news out of the honey pot this week was the race to greatness with the first-ever THP Artist of the Year Awards, where fandoms fought nobly across Twitter for bragging rights for their faves to reign supreme. Over 600,000 votes across ten days saw BTS emerge victorious after a neck in neck race with EXO. Both groups deserved the title, but there can be only one. We’ll see you all again next year for a new Twitter buzz!
Speaking of hot news, or at least hot new artists, we met Johnny Utah this week, the newest rising star on our radar, and trust us … if you haven’t checked him out, you should, because when he hits, we’re going to be saying “I told you so” to every last person we know.
In movie news this week, James Wan announced a wrap on filming Malignant, The Grudge remake was announced to be released January 3, and none other than Mark Hamill let it slip that Harry Styles is a secret Storm Trooper in the newest Star Wars installment.
Tweet of the Week
We’ve covered Mr. Beast’s Tree Initiative, and we’re buzzed to let you know that the mission is officially accomplished! And, while we know there’s still miles to go before our planet is in a good place, this is an inspiring way to kick off the New Year!
This week saw memorials across social media as K-Pop fans around the globe paused their daily lives to remember SHINee vocalist Jonghyun on the anniversary of his death. We will forever miss you, Jonghyun, thank you for everything and you did so well.
A battle royale ensued on Twitter between BTS, EXO, and Monsta X for the THP Artist of the Year, GOT7 sold out Thailand’s largest stadium two days in a row, and SEVENTEEN’s member Jeonghan announced a temporary hiatus until the end of December due to health issues. A speedy recovery to him!
BTOB’s member Sungjae will release project single 3×2=6 Part 1 on December 26. He will release two songs per month for three months, which certainly helps us understand that math.
You Oughta Know …
More headlines you may have missed, but shouldn’t have are ready for you. How much time do you have? Because we have a lot to share here in The Weekly Buzz!
BabyJake has released his video for ‘Blue Cellophane‘ much to the delight of ears everywhere.
In celebration of six decades of Motown Records, Better Gift Shop has teamed up with the legendary brand, Roots to create a limited edition 60th anniversary jacket. They’ve made being cold look oh, so cool! Grab yours up before they’re gone!
In an effort to ensure that family-friendly arts programming is accessible to all, the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre will be hosting special showings of Yeti, Set, Snow! for children and adults with disabilities. Each show will have an ASL interpreter and reduced sound while the lights will be dimly kept on instead of turned completely off. For more information and to grab your tickets, just head over to their website! Performances are running now through February 23!
Hey, cinephiles! Breaking news right off the reels this week names Keith Thomas the director of the Firestarter reboot. You may also know him for his work on Vigil. A Quiet Place has a trailer coming, so expect that New Year’s Day, and Robert Kirkman has been named Executive Producer on the upcoming adaptation of his comic Stealth.
Not into music or movies? We’ve still got the hookup for you. Benjamin Lieber is releasing his first-ever photo. Glimpses Into Heaven is a 116-page book that contains film images from Lieber’s years on the road, accompanied by various poetry works from him as well. If you’re looking for that last-minute Christmas gift idea, this one is a must-have for your list!
Hot in the Hive
We at The Honey POP are fans just like you, so we thought we’d share the buzz about Team THP’s faves in The Weekly Buzz!
“Inspired by their U.S. Jingle Ball tour, I’ve been rewatching a lot of old Monsta X interviews, and I’m falling in love with them all over again — as if I ever fell out!” – Ibby, Owner
“David Dobrik is giving away a Tesla.” – Gabbi, Writer
“Gucci Memoire. I had the roller ball for just £22 because it was on offer and it’s gorgeous! Always trust Harry Styles’ sense of smell. It’s perfect to put in your bag too.” – Jazz, Editor-in-Chief
A TikTok Send Off
So, what are you absolutely buzzing about this week? Let us know by dropping us a comment, or tweet us @TheHoneyPOP and be sure to check back next week for another installment of The Weekly Buzz!
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