January Favorites: ‘Black-ish’ 6×13 & Tame Impala’s “Lost In Yesterday” Music Video

A part of me didn’t want to look back at January 2020 because it was SO HORRID, but now I realize that compiling my favorites for this post will allow me to remember some of the fun stuff that occurred throughout the month.

It can only get better from here, right?

January 2020 had no shortage of great music and music videos, which is getting me super excited for what the rest of the year has in store.

Without further rambles, enjoy my favorites in pop culture and entertainment for January 2020:

Favorite News Articles

1. The infamous champagne scene from The Bachelor season 24. I don’t even watch the show but when I heard about this scene I lost it.

2. The woman who answered the Popeye question incorrectly on Family Feud Canada got free food from Popeye’s. A savory non-victory.

3. Dunkaroos are coming back in summer 2020. Guess I’ll have to add a few more minutes to my exercise bike at the gym to compensate for all those additional calories come June.

Favorite Music

1. “Simmer” by Hayley Williams. So glad she’s branching out of Paramore for some solo work!

2. “Yummy” by Justin Bieber. I got serious Journals vibes from this track.

3. “Vulnerable” by Selena Gomez. The monotone vocals in the verses get me every time.

4. “Time and Again” by The Human Kind. There’s something very nostalgic about this song.

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

1. Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas being romantic as ever at the Golden Globes 2020.

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My beautiful #GoldenGlobes date.

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2. Liza Koshy rocking animal print at the Grammy’s 2020.

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Liza with a Z…bruh

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3. Hair nostalgia with Marzia.

Favorite TV Episodes

1. Blackish, “Kid Life Crisis.” I nearly fell off my couch laughing when Jack sneezed on the expensive eggs!

2. The Good Doctor, “Fractured.” It was crazy seeing Moises Arias (Rico from Hannah Montana) in this episode. Also, Kerry is definitely going to be one of the most memorable patients in this series.

Favorite YouTube Videos

1. Tame Impala’s music video for “Lost in Yesterday” is January 2020 in a nutshell.

2. The Jonas Brothers’ music video for “What A Man Gotta Do” made 13-year-old Dana scream all over again.

3. SNL’s “Slow” feat. Halsey and Adam Driver is painfully funny.

Month of Love incoming.



Fan Art Fridays: Paramore

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Paramore is back with some new music this week!

Their new song and music video “Hard Times” was released on Wednesdays, and Paramore fans are super stoked. So many things have changed about the band since their self-titled album came out in 2013. Hayley Williams got married, she died her hair blonde (loving it!), Zac Farro left for his solo project HalfNoise, and now he’s back!

So much excitement going on here!

In honor of this, enjoy a piece of Paramore fan art I found on Deviant Art by KoRniszonka. It features a 2012 version of the band, which included Hayley, Jeremy, and Taylor.

Oh, how times have changed.

Be sure to check out the original fan art on Deviant Art and watch “Hard Times” below!

Movie Review: Zedd’s ‘Moment of Clarity’ Mini-Documentary

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“It all started with a moment of clarity,” says Zedd, reminiscing on the moment he wrote “Clarity” (feat. Foxes), the hit song that brought him into the spotlight.

The 25-year-old DJ and producer’s mini-documentary,┬áMoment of Clarity,┬ágives fans a behind the scenes look at last years┬áworld tour of the same name.

In the documentary, we learn that the crew only had a grand total of 8-hours of rehearsal for the tour. If they hadn’t said anything I wouldn’t have noticed, because the edits of the tour scenes were superb.

Zedd is such a busy body that one of his band members believes there are two of him, one relaxed version of him at the piano, “and another one answering emails, because he gets stuff done!”

In one part of the video, Zedd is watching his fans on Twitter tweet about the leak of “Stay the Night,” a song he recorded with Hayley Williams. “Sh*t happens,” he said after getting off the phone with his manager.

The funniest parts of this documentary are the story of how he ended up producing three songs for Lady Gaga’s Artpop┬áand his response to how he’s holding up on the tour.

“I bought a juicer,” he tells the journalist. The scene should have cut to a smoothie tutorial. That would have been perfect.

The documentary features appearances by Skrillex, Hayley Williams, Foxes and Matthew Koma.

Watch the documentary on Vevo.

2013 Teen Choice Awards

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Award shows are the best. Celebrities get all dressed up and come together to celebrate their achievements in film, music, and other art forms. But the best part about the Teen Choice Awards is the fact that we get to choose who wins whatÔÇönot The Academy, and not the Screenwriters Guild. The power lies in the hands of the millions of teens that vote for their favorites each year.

Teen Choice does things a little bit differently. Instead of having an actual trophy-like award, winners receive a Teen Choice surf board. They also break award show tradition by having a blue carpet instead of a red carpet.

I was very excited to find out that Lucy Hale and Darren Criss were hosting this years Teen Choice Awards.

Lucy Hale and Darren Criss

Lucy Hale and Darren Criss

I love the two of them to pieces! It was so cute the way they walked down the stairs together holding hands.

They both did such a great job hosting the show!

Before the main event, Teen Choice live streamed from the blue carpet with hosts Tim Kash and Taryn Brooks. The Teen Choice Awards isn’t much of an upscale award show, so there really is no need to arrive in extremely fancy attire. However, that doesn’t mean you should wear whatever. Here are the attendees that got it right:


Drew Chadwick (second from left), Emblem3

Drew Chadwick made dressing up a bit more casual with an open waistcoat and a button up shirt with the first few buttons undone. Nothing says laid back better than a few undone dress shirt buttons.

Melissa Benoist, Glee

Melissa Benoist, Glee

Melissa Benoist kept it simple with a floral strapless dress. I also love the braid in her hair. It’s a nice elegant touch.

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Shay Mitchell, Pretty Little Liars

Shay Mitchell jazzed up the blue carpet with a sexy black and white pant suit. It really frames her body well.

Holland Roden, Teen Wolf

Holland Roden, Teen Wolf

Holland Roden looked adorable in a bright yellow lace dress. I love the fact that the lace makes a small train at the back.

JWoww, Jersey Shore

JWoww, Jersey Shore

JWoww looked super hot in a sparkly strapless dress with a train extension. Her curls looked fabulous as well.

Nick Jonas, Jonas Brothers

Nick Jonas (third from left), Jonas Brothers

I love how Nick kept it super casual with black and white stripes and a leather jacket. In general, the Jonas Brothers have good fashion sense.

Lucy Hale, Pretty Little Liars and Darren Criss, Glee

Lucy Hale, Pretty Little Liars and Darren Criss, Glee

Our hosts Lucy Hale and Darren Criss changed outfits multiple times, but this is my favorite outfit for the both of them. Lucy looks super cute in this little white dress and red heels. Darren looks extremely dapper in that suit! Yum!

Lily Collins, Mortal Instruments

Lily Collins, Mortal Instruments

Lastly, my favorite outfit of the night, Lily Collins’ palm tree train dress. Oh my God I want this! I love how she didn’t overdo the palm trees. She calmed down the tropical party with a solid black top, which I love. A+, Lily!

And now for the highlights of TCA 2013:

1. Rebel Wilson’s wetsuit.

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Rebel thought it would be a good idea to wear a wetsuit to match the surf board award. She even realized how awkward it would be if she didn’t actually win her category during her acceptance speech.

2. When Darren Criss mentioned that Lucy Hale makes out with Ian Harding “on that show” sometimes. Super awkward!

3. Photobomber Adam Devine during Gabby Douglas and Logan Lerman’s acceptance speeches, and while Nina Dobrev and Simon Helberg (Howard Wolowitz, Big Bang Theory) announced an award.

4. When Lily Collins asked Max Schneider why he’s presenting an award for a category his show is in. Explanation: he didn’t think he had a chance of winning anyway.

5. Leah Michele’s acceptance speech:

6.┬á (Christopher) Ashton Kutcher’s acceptance speech: He’s right when he says that smart is sexy.

7. Bruno Mars’ acceptance speech: I could not stop laughing at this!

8. Twerking. Nuff said.

Best Performance of the Night:

Paramore, “Still Into You”

As much as I hate Hayley Williams’ new haircut, the performance was still great. I love the ballerinas! They each had different colored hair, ranging from green to yellow.

Here is the list of the TCA 2013 winners:

Acuvue Inspire Award
WINNER: Nick Jonas

Ultimate Choice Award
Ashton Kutcher (16 lifetime Teen Choice Awards)

Choice Movie: Drama
WINNER: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
┬╗Les Mis├ęrables
┬╗The Great Gatsby
┬╗The Impossible

Choice Movie Actor: Drama
WINNER: Logan Lerman, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
┬╗Ben Affleck, Argo
┬╗Bradley Cooper, The Words
┬╗Leonardo DiCaprio, The Great Gatsby
┬╗Hugh Jackman, Les Mis├ęrables

Choice Movie: Comedy
WINNER: Pitch Perfect
┬╗Identity Thief
┬╗The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
┬╗Warm Bodies

Choice Movie Actor: Comedy
WINNER: Skylar Astin, Pitch Perfect
┬╗Jason Bateman, Identity Thief
┬╗Steve Carell, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
┬╗Nicholas Hoult, Warm Bodies
┬╗Craig Robinson, Peeples

Choice Movie Actress: Comedy
WINNER: Rebel Wilson, Pitch Perfect
┬╗Anna Kendrick, Pitch Perfect
┬╗Melissa McCarthy, Identity Thief
┬╗Kerry Washington, Peeples
┬╗Olivia Wilde, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Choice TV Show: Drama
WINNER: Pretty Little Liars
┬╗Gossip Girl
┬╗Switched At Birth

Choice TV Actor: Drama
WINNER: Ian Harding, Pretty Little Liars
┬╗Penn Badgley, Gossip Girl
┬╗Joshua Bowman, Revenge
┬╗Lucas Grabeel, Switched At Birth
┬╗Nick Wechsler, Revenge

Choice TV Actress: Drama
WINNER: Troian Bellisario, Pretty Little Liars
┬╗Blake Lively, Gossip Girl
┬╗Vanessa Marano, Switched At Birth
┬╗Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
┬╗Emily VanCamp, Revenge

Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-fi
WINNER: Ian Somerhalder, The Vampire Diaries
┬╗Jensen Ackles, Supernatural
┬╗Stephen Amell, Arrow
┬╗Jared Padalecki, Supernatural
┬╗Paul Wesley, The Vampire Diaries

Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-fi
WINNER: Nina Dobrev, The Vampire Diaries
┬╗Katie Cassidy, Arrow
┬╗Ginnifer Goodwin, Once Upon a Time
┬╗Kat Graham, The Vampire Diaries
┬╗Kristin Kreuk, Beauty and The Beast

Choice TV Show: Comedy
┬╗The Big Bang Theory
┬╗Modern Family
┬╗New Girl

Choice TV Actor: Comedy
WINNER: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
┬╗Chris Colfer, Glee
┬╗Jake Johnson, New Girl
┬╗Ashton Kutcher, Two And a Half Men
┬╗Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Choice TV Actress: Comedy
WINNER: Lea Michele, Glee
┬╗Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory
┬╗Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
┬╗Mindy Kaling, The Mindy Project
┬╗Bridgit Mendler, Good Luck Charlie

Choice Female Artist
WINNER: Demi Lovato
┬╗Selena Gomez
┬╗Taylor Swift

Choice Music Group
WINNER: One Direction
┬╗Big Time Rush
┬╗Maroon 5
┬╗The Wanted

Choice R&B Artist
WINNER: Bruno Mars
┬╗Alicia Keys
┬╗Trey Songz

Choice Rock Group
WINNER: Paramore
┬╗Imagine Dragons
┬╗Mumford & Sons
┬╗The Lumineers

Choice Female Hottie
WINNER: Selena Gomez
┬╗Miley Cyrus
┬╗Megan Fox
┬╗Mila Kunis
┬╗Demi Lovato

Choice Female Athlete
WINNER: Gabby Douglas
┬╗Missy Franklin
┬╗Alex Morgan
┬╗Danica Patrick
┬╗Lindsey Vonn
┬╗Serena Williams

Choice Movie Villain
WINNER: Adam DeVine, Pitch Perfect
┬╗Javier Bardem, Skyfall
┬╗Tom Hardy, The Dark Knight Rises
┬╗Ben Kingsley, Iron Man 3
┬╗Melissa McCarthy, Identity Thief

Choice TV Villain
WINNER: Janel Parrish, Pretty Little Liars
┬╗Carly Chaikin, Suburgatory
┬╗Joseph Morgan, The Vampire Diaries
┬╗Lana Parrilla, Once Upon a Time
┬╗Becca Tobin, Glee

Choice TV Personality – Female
WINNER: Demi Lovato, The X Factor
┬╗Erin Andrews, Fox Sports
┬╗Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
┬╗Carrie Ann Inaba, Dancing with the Stars
┬╗Heidi Klum, America’s Got Talent

Choice TV Male Scene Stealer
WINNER: Chord Overstreet, Glee
┬╗Max Greenfield, New Girl
┬╗Steven R. McQueen, The Vampire Diaries
┬╗Tahj Mowry, Baby Daddy
┬╗Rico Rodriguez, Modern Family

Choice TV Female Scene Stealer
WINNER: Miley Cyrus, Two And a Half Men
┬╗Candice Accola, The Vampire Diaries
┬╗Heather Morris, Glee
┬╗Eden Sher, The Middle
┬╗Ariel Winter, Modern Family

Choice TV Breakout Star
WINNER: Blake Jenner, Glee
┬╗Stephen Amell, Arrow
┬╗Melissa Benoist, Glee
┬╗AnnaSophia Robb, The Carrie Diaries
┬╗Derek Theler, Baby Daddy

Choice Single: Female Artist
WINNER: “Heart Attack” Demi Lovato
┬╗“Come & Get It” Selena Gomez
┬╗“Cups” (Pitch Perfect’s “When I’m Gone”) Anna Kendrick
┬╗“I Knew You Were Trouble” Taylor Swift
┬╗“We Can’t Stop” Miley Cyrus

Choice Single: Group
WINNER: “Live While We’re Young” One Direction
┬╗“Get Lucky” Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams
┬╗“I Love It” Icona Pop featuring Charli XCX
┬╗“Love Somebody” Maroon 5
┬╗“Thrift Shop” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz

Choice Love Song
WINNER: “Little Things” One Direction
┬╗“Just Give Me A Reason” P!nk featuring Nate Ruess
┬╗“Mirrors” Justin Timberlake
┬╗“Treasure” Bruno Mars
┬╗“The Way” Ariana Grande featuring Mac Miller

Choice Break-up Song
WINNER: “Come and Get It” Selena Gomez
┬╗“DONE.” The Band Perry
┬╗“Stay” Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko
┬╗“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” Taylor Swift
┬╗“When I Was Your Man” Bruno Mars

Choice Music Breakout Artist
WINNER: Ed Sheeran
┬╗Candice Glover
┬╗Ariana Grande
┬╗Emeli Sand├ę

Choice Music Breakout Group
WINNER: Emblem3
┬╗Icona Pop
┬╗Imagine Dragons
┬╗The Lumineers
┬╗Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

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WINNER: Miley Cyrus
┬╗Ariana Grande
┬╗Demi Lovato
┬╗Lea Michele
┬╗Emma Watson

Choice Summer Movie Star: Female
WINNER: Sandra Bullock, The Heat
┬╗Amy Adams, Man of Steel
┬╗Melissa McCarthy, The Heat
┬╗Michelle Rodriguez, Fast & Furious 6
┬╗Zoe Saldana, Star Trek Into Darkness

Choice Movie: Chemistry
WINNER: Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, The Heat
┬╗Don Cheadle and Robert Downey Jr., Iron Man 3
┬╗Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, The Lone Ranger
┬╗Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Paul Walker, Fast & Furious 6
┬╗Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum, White House Down

Choice Summer TV Show
WINNER: Pretty Little Liars
┬╗Teen Wolf
┬╗So You Think You Can Dance
┬╗The Fosters
┬╗Under The Dome

Choice Summer TV Star: Male
WINNER: Keegan Allen, Pretty Little Liars
┬╗Jake T. Austin, The Fosters
┬╗Jean Luc Bilodeau, Baby Daddy
┬╗Avan Jogia, Twisted
┬╗Tyler Posey, Teen Wolf

Choice Summer TV Star: Female
WINNER: Lucy Hale, Pretty Little Liars
┬╗Maddie Hasson, Twisted
┬╗Chelsea Kane, Baby Daddy
┬╗Katie Leclerc, Switched at Birth
┬╗Maia Mitchell, The Fosters

Choice Summer Song
WINNER: “We Can’t Stop” Miley Cyrus
┬╗“Blurred Lines” Robin Thicke (feat. Pharrell Williams & T.I.)
┬╗“Cruise (REMIX)” Florida Georgia Line (feat. Nelly)
┬╗“Get Lucky” Daft Punk (feat. Pharrell Williams)
┬╗“Treasure” Bruno Mars

Choice Summer Music Star: Female
WINNER: Selena Gomez
┬╗Miley Cyrus
┬╗Ariana Grande

Choice Summer Music Star: Male
WINNER: Bruno Mars
┬╗Robin Thicke
┬╗Justin Timberlake

Choice Summer Tour
WINNER: One Direction, Take Me Home Tour
┬╗Beyonc├ę, The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
┬╗Bruno Mars, The Moonshine Jungle Tour
┬╗Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake, Legends of the Summer Tour
┬╗Taylor Swift, Red Tour 2013

I hope you remember that at the end of the night, WE chose the winners!