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READ HERE: Be In The Know With April’s Pop Culture Guide!



April showers make for an excellent excuse to both stay indoors and stay on top of all things pop culture. You don’t want to be the one who shows up to work on Monday not privy to the big events of the weekend, only to have the receptionist laugh at you and then gather up the rest of the office to join in at your expense…it was one time Carol…To avoid workplace humiliation, I am here to give you a breakdown of the most exciting entertainment events this month. So let’s mark our calendars and put Carol in her place.

Television: (Click title for more info)

The Last O.GApril 3rd TBS at 10:30p EST

Jersey Shore Family Vacation April 5th MTV at 8p EST

Killing Eve April 8th BBC at 8p EST

The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Special April 23rd CBS at 10p EST

Dancing With The Stars: All Athlete Edition April 30th ABC at 8p EST

*Editor’s Choice*

Jesus Christ Superstar Live April 1st NBC at 8p EST

Why not start the month on a high note..? A little musical humor for you all. Jesus Christ Superstar Live looks like an amazing production, and something everyone will be talking about come Monday morning. There is a superstar cast with Sara Bareilles, Alice Cooper and, of course, John Legend who will portray Jesus himself. It’s no coincidence that the show takes place during the last week of Jesus’ life, and is airing on Easter Sunday. You will definitely need to crash after eating all those Cadbury Eggs, and what better way to do so then by catching this Andrew Lloyd Webber classic?

Movies (Click title for more info)

A Quite Place April 6th

Rampage April 6th

Duck Duck Goose April 20th

Super Troopers 2 April 20th

Avengers: Infinity War April 27th

Animal Crackers April 27th

I Feel Pretty April 27th

*Editor’s Choice*

Blockers April 6th

It’s pretty obvious that Avengers will sweep the box office this month, but there are other quality cinematic moments happening in April….like John Cena chugging beer through his anus in Blockers. This film looks hysterical and has great comedic actors. The aforementioned Cena, Leslie Mann, and Ike Barinholtz make the perfect comedic dream team as the unlikely trio who are trying to stop their kids from having sex on prom night. Rotten Tomatoes has already certified the film as “Fresh,” and Seth Rogen is one of the producers so you can pretty much expect a memorial night at the movies.



Behind The Curtain: Todrick Hall April 5th

Troy: Fall Of A City April 6th

Greg Davis: You Magnificent Beast April 10th

Spy Kids: Mission Critical April 20th

The Letdown  April 21st

Kevin James: Never Don’t Give Up  April 24th

*Editor’s Choice*

Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity April 6th

I am apparently a big Seth Rogen fan, as he is getting two shoutouts this month. You’re welcome Seth. Rogen is known for his outrageous humor and his latest endeavor seems to give us more of what we love. The Netflix special is a variety show that will feature a number of hilarious acts. Many special guests are in attendance with the list ranging from Tiffany Haddish to James Corden to The Muppets. With such heavy hitters I am sure the special will keep us in stitches.


Kylie Minogue Golden April 6th

Jason Aldean Rearview Town April 13th

Tinashe Joyride April 13th

Janelle Monae Dirty Computer April 27th

*Editor’s Choice*

Cardi B Invasion Of Privacy April 6th

Belcalis Almanzar what are we going to do with you? Ever since Cardi B stepped onto the scene with her “bloody shoes” fans can’t get enough of her. She certainly has the midas touch as every song she releases turns to gold. Even though she isn’t winning any Pulitzer Prizes for her colorful lyrics, the girl knows how to construct an ear worm that keeps everyone dancing. If her first single from the album, “Be Careful,” is any indicator of what to expect, it is safe to say fans will be pleased.

Broadway (Click title for more info)

Carousel Opens April 12th

My Fair Lady Opens April 19th

Children Of A Lesser God Opens April 11th

The Iceman Cometh Opens April 26th

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Opens April 23rd

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Opens April 22nd

Saint Joan Opens April 25h

*Editor’s Choice*

Mean Girls Opens April 8th

I might be almost too gay to function because I cannot wait to see Mean Girls  on the Great White Way. The film, penned by Tina Fey, makes it’s transition to Broadway, and fans are like totally freaking out. Fey had a direct hand in bringing this musical to fruition as she wrote the book for the show herself. Previews have already begun, and word on the street is that the show is a hit. Don’t get slammed by the Regina George in your circle, check this one out!


Take advantage and make this month count, now that you have everything you need to champion through it! Suck it Carol.




LISTEN: Britney Spears Wants Her Life Back – Full Testimony Details Claims Of Prolonged Abuse



For the first time, Britney Spears is speaking publicly about the conditions surrounding her conservatorship. In a powerful 23 minutes, she claimed the conservatorship does way more harm than good, detailing punishments and bullying from her father and a team of people on her payroll.

The full testimony is below.

In one instance she referred to her previous statements to her social media following where she claimed she was ‘okay’ and ‘happy,’ revealing that the statement was a lie.

“Now I’m telling you the truth, OK? I’m not happy. I can’t sleep. I’m so angry it’s insane.”

Another hearing is scheduled for July, but the exact next steps remain unknown.

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Get The Look! A Buyer’s Guide To Brian Balthazar’s Philadelphia Home Redesign



As the world was forced to spend more time at home, Brian Balthazar found himself in a position where he had sold a house before the lockdown and had to find a new one.

“We sold our home with all the furniture in it, so not only did we find ourselves struggling to find a new place, once we found one we didn’t have any furniture to put in it.”

And so, Brian and partner Dennis got resourceful, turning to refurbishing and buying store floor models. They were inspired to make bold, fun choices in color and style when they started shopping around for wallpaper.

Below is the segment as it appeared on the Today Show, and further down, a rundown of where you can find the pieces or ones with a similar look!


Let’s start with the Dining Room!

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Brian saysThe dining room was the first space we wanted to do. I haven’t had a true dining room since I was a kid, and I’ve always wanted a big table for dinner parties! There were no tables within the price range we wanted, so we found a floor model at one of our favorite go-to stores, Arhaus. We easily saved 75 percent on this table by getting the one that they weren’t going to carry anymore. The chairs are from Wayfair.  On each side of the fireplace (not seen in the photo, but visible in the Today Show video) are two black tall lanterns flanking the fireplace. I got them at Target. I can’t currently find them on their app, but similar versions pop up every year. Get thee to Homegoods! Homegoods and Homesense (same parent company) are my go-to spots for home accessories for virtually every room in the house. You never know what you’re going to find, which is part of the fun.

But let’s focus on the real WOW element to this room – the wallpaper! This pattern is called Bellewood, by RebelWalls.   As you will soon see, I’m sort of obsessed with their patterns. To me, this room is magical with the added whimsy of this forest pattern. (They also have a more muted version with grays and even one with blues.) I also love that by hanging the paper from the chair rail up, you almost get the feeling that you’re standing on a balcony overlooking the forest. I surrounded the whole room with this paper, which I love, but you could easily add the same magical feeling by just doing one feature wall. Their website shows how it can translate to a bedroom or office. You might be intimidated by hanging wallpaper but don’t be! This pattern has so much going on that it really looks perfect when it goes up!



Brian says: The guest bedroom is on the top floor of the house, so it’s got roof lines on two sides that make it a tricky space to navigate if you’re not careful. The planning of this space alone resulted in a few bonked heads. On the upside, the wall where the bed goes is tall, so it was an obvious place to create some visual pop. Again, the wallpaper takes the spotlight.  Called “Nude Roses,” also by RebelWalls, I love this design. Floral wallpaper was ‘big’ in popularity back in the 1920s when this house was built, but the patterns at that time were smaller, repeated more often, and were often really bold in color. This interpretation is so fun to me! Gone are the small roses in favor of oversized blooms, and the bold colors are more subdued pink and gray hues, with touches of dark green and creamy whites.

While roses can inherently feel feminine, the plaid bedding (30 dollars for a queen set from Target) are a surprising complement that keeps everything from feeling a little stereotypical. The side tables are mismatched – partly because we didn’t want to go too “matchy=matchy” – but also to save some money – the one on the left side (hard to catch here) was from West Elm. Normally $199, we got it for half off as the floor model. The one on the right we found in the trash. It was perfectly fine, clearly someone had just gotten tired of it! Nothing some disinfectant can’t fix. That gave us some extra money to spend – To reduce the softeness we went with industrial lamps and edison bulbs. The lamps  are called “Ginyard,” from Wayfair. The headboard was on sale at Arhaus. The dark gray takes balances out the pink hues well. The pillows are from Target and Homegoods.

For the 360 degree view of this room, watch the Instagram reel below!  You’ll see the dresser, on sale for $599 from Arhaus, a lamp from Homegoods, and mobiles from Amazon which we fashioned into a ‘piece of art’ that keeps you from hitting your head on the angled wall opposite the bed. Watch the video to check it out!


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Brian says: The idea for the basement game room was to create a space that feels like a lounge you might find if you went out with friends. When you go into this basement it definitely feels like you’ve gone someplace unique! Believe it or not, I found out the Today Show had invited me to to record my house tour just a few days in advance, and so we turned around this spot in just THREE days! There was literally no pool table at the time, (although it had already been scheduled to come on Friday, the wallpaper came on Saturday, (as well as the floor tiles!) and by Sunday we were covered in paint and glue and drinking wine to celebrate it’s completion! I recorded the final video that Monday.

Some people might not think to take a bright basement and make it dark, but that was our first instinct. Clubs are dark and moody, and we wanted this to feel like that. We painted the walls Wrought Iron by Benjamin Moore, which is a very dark gray that seems to take on different hues based on where you paint it and the light that shines on it. We painted the ceiling black. This was Thursday night! Then Friday the pool table came. The floor tiles (“Tweed Indeed” in black by Flor) hadn’t arrived until the next day, so when they did arrive I meticulously trimmed four tiles to fit around the pool table legs so it looks like they were there the whole time. I had ordered the pool table online weeks before from and by sheer coincidence it was scheduled to arrive in time for me to shoot the redesign. This was the second time I have ordered a pool table from them (which was initially scary because you’re not even seeing it beforehand!) but it always arrives in perfect condition to your specific selections. I love that the felt jet black and keeps things dark and moody. In the time that has passed since this photo was taken, I’ve added more of the carpet tiles to make the carpeted floor area darker and bigger.

But once again, the wall mural steals the show in a marvelous way! This mural is called “A Priori” from Rebelwalls, and is inspired by The Allegory of Divine Providence and Barberini Power, a famous fresco by Italian artist Pietro da Cortona. Fitting, because this house is Italian in style on the outside. You can’t see it from this photo but the wallpaper runs up part of the ceiling as well. It truly gives the room a wow factor when you enter it. The lamps are from Homegoods, (we’ve since added some industrial floor lamps for extra mood lighting) and the piano was something we brought with us. The bar tables are from Amazon ($72 each) and the stools we brought with us – they were discards from someone who didn’t like their original bright colors and thought they were dated! We covered them ourselves with gray plaid fabric and they’re better than they were new!


So there you have it! Hope you enjoyed the rooms and find something you like!

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Well Sh-t, Leslie Jordan Has Shared Three Videos Of Himself Dancing In One Week And They’re All Perfect



Doing much better now, Leslie.

If you’ve never believed that “good things come in small packages” then you’ve never seen Leslie Jordan’s instagram. The 4’11” actor known for his iconic roles in shows like Will & Grace and American Horror Story has recently developed a whole new fanbase who loves him for his viral Instagram videos. Usually starting each video by greeting fans with “Well shit, how y’all doing?”, viewers have grown to anticipate Jordan’s hilarious recounting of stories from his time in show biz or growing up in the south. This week, however, the Tennessee native has shared 3 videos of himself dancing within 5 days and honestly it’s precisely what we all need right now.

The first video was posted on August 12th and shows Jordan taking part of the “Git up and dance challenge” which swept the internet about a year ago. Even though he is a little late, the video is still perfection.

On August 13th, Jordan does a dance to “You Can’t Stop The Beat” from Hairspray a with special guest dance partner Katie Couric!

Finally, on August 15th, Jordan does an epic “tootsie roll” and challenges Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star, Lisa Rinna, to do the tootsie roll herself. Of course Rinna commented with a big “ON IT ❤️😂.” Who could say no to the viral star?!?

The moral of the story here is that the world is going through some tough times right now but maybe, even for a few seconds, we could all feel better if we’d just dance it out. Thanks for the inspo Leslie Jordan!

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