#OhMyRival! Entertainment Year In Review!

Oh My Rival | Hazel-Lovely Saunders | December 29, 2015

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Let’s take a trip to memory lane. Here are your top newsworthy trends in entertainment that were talked about in 2015.

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is finally here! #notworthit #fiftyshades

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‘Fifty Shades of Grey” is an erotic romance novel by E.L. James on March 25, 2011. The first installment of the movie adaptation was released on Valentine’s Day just in time for fans. But was it even good? I would say NO. I saw it for my birthday, which was 2 days after Valentine’s Day. Fans were eager but didn’t get the real concept the book had in the film. Moviegoers gave ‘Shades’ a C+ Cinemascore rating, and I agree with their grade. The movie strips away the sexual activities and the cringe-inducing descriptions. Moreover, there was no bondage-themed sexual encounter that was in the book.

Social media users even gave a negative review as fans use the hashtag #50ShadesOfGrey.

Just walked out of #50ShadesOfGrey. Literally everyone is talking about how bad/boring it was. Even the ladies.
Producer Ian @IanZak

If you don’t like good stories, good acting nor good wirting, then #50ShadesOfGrey is for you. The special effects were awesome, though.
C.P. McClennan @stranded_in_to

Fans were eager but didn’t get the real concept the book had in the film.

One Direction looses a Directioner #OneDirection

After five glorious years of our favorite millennial boy band. Zayn Malik has decided to leave One Direction. (Cues all fans crying).

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LIKE, WHY? Niall, Harry, Liam and Louis have continued to stay as a four-piece group after Zayn’s departure. This English-Irish pop boy-band had their last album released on November 13th, the same time Justin Bieber released his comeback album. The four mates have also declared a hiatus for one to two years. At the 2015 American Music Awards, One Direction won Artist of the Year for a second year. I am sad to see them go on a break and so are many fans, but we can only hope they come back bigger and better.

Their last performance will be on New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. #OneDirectioner #5eva !

 The Biebs is Back!


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This young man has face so many obstacles. His 2013 album Journals, which was horrendous, affected the Biebs real bad. After a stormy two years, he’s back, better than ever. His collaboration with DJ duo Skrillex and Diplo of “Where Are U Now,” became a summer hit, which led him to trend his new album, which released in November. He has a new sound of Pop, EDM, and R&B, and had many help from DJ’s, Producers, and featured artists on his tracks. Moreover, Bieber had many help to let him rise up from his absence. Also 44.7 million albums sold in the U.S. WOW! 

Bruce to Caitlyn


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Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, is an American tevelevsion personality and retired Olympic gold medal-winning decathalon champion. In April 2015, Jenner revealed her identity as a trans woman. In a Vanity Fair July 2015 cover story, Jenner announces her name change to Caitlyn. Jenner’s gender transition is told in an eight-part TV documentary series, which will be renewed for season two in 2016. In her interview on the Ellen Show, Jenner revealed how she is still conservative and her views on marriage. Host Ellen DeGeneres was shocked to hear about Jenner’s view on gay marriage. She told DeGeneres that she did not initially support gay marriage. “I’m a traditionalist, I’m older than most people in the audience. I kind of like tradition, and its always been a man and a woman.”

VIDEO here:

Those darn tweets #TwitterFeuds

Minaj v. Swift

That whole beef between Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift was squashed at the VMA’s when they performed together. What made them rivals were the number of nominations T-Swift had. Swift has seven nominees, including a Video of the Year. Minaj was not pleased.

Here’s a parody of the VMA feud:

Gwen Stefani And Blake Shelton

Since Stefani’s ex husband Gavin Rossdale, cheated on her. Stefani has started an intimate relationship with co-coach of The Voice, Blake Shelton. Both have been seeing each other since their marriages ended. The duo spent Christmas together in Oklahoma, where Gwen shared a video of them kissing. Recently the two went to see a football game in Arizona. I ship them! Both are happy and having fun!

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Back to the Future Celebration

In ‘Back to the Future Part II,” Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to the future. They come to October 21, 2015. The movie predicted flying cars (which we don’t have yet! Damnit!) How well did the movie predict October 2015?


3D Movies?

Video calling?


Adele ‘25’ smashed the sales records

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Damn, Adele. Adele’s 25, sold 1.16 million-album sales in the week ending of Christmas Eve, according to Nielsen Music. Her album sold 3.38 million in the week of November 26 of her debut. As I quote DJ Khaled, “Another one, another one, another, and another.” 25 earned a fifth week at No.1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, while Justin Bieber’s Purpose stays at No. 2. Adele is back! Can’t wait for her 2016 tour.

Her key to success is clearly 25.

 Star Wars: Episode VII—Premiere

It finally is here! Episode VII premiered and it was good (I mean I haven’t seen it). The Force Awakens is the first film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy announced since Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005). Critics praised the movie favorably to the action, the acting, the special effects, musical score and emotional drama. As of December 27, the movie has generated a box office gross of over $1.08 billion. Episode VIII is scheduled for release on May 2017, followed by the remaining trilogy, Episode IX, in 2009.

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That’s all I got folks. See you in 2016.

Have a Happy New Year!