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Opinion: Jay-Z, Beyonce tour, new Magic Mike movie make pop headlines

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Channing Tatum arrives for the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ at Ed Sullivan Theater in New York on June 25, 2013. Credit: Courtesy of MCT

Channing Tatum arrives for the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ at Ed Sullivan Theater in New York June 25.
Credit: Courtesy of MCT

This is part of a weekly series called “Pop Opinions” where The Lantern offers its take on the week’s pop culture news.

Power Couple Does a Power Tour

Sources told the New York Post Wednesday that Jay-Z and Beyoncé will be touring together this summer.

Cue worldwide applause and bowing.

Few details are known so far besides that it will be a stadium tour (duh, the Newport can’t handle that) and will start in late June. I am assuming that ticket prices will be queen-sized. I am hoping with crossed fingers that Blue Ivy is the opener.

Coachella

The only musical festival I’ve enjoyed going to is Warped Tour (moment for snickering at my tight grip on teenage angst). But this past weekend, thousands flocked to Southern California for the first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Some of those people dawned culturally insensitive headdresses. I’m sure lots of them wore flower crowns. I’m positive they also smelled terrible from communal sweat — but I guess that is one of the joys of an outdoor festival.

A wide array of celebrities appeared too, from David Hasselhoff to Vanessa Hudgens. A Leonardo DiCaprio look-a-like (Or maybe the real thing? Hopefully?) was also spotted dancing, like how I imagine Dwight Schrute would, to MGMT.

Artists who performed include Lorde, Calvin Harris, Kid Cudi, Muse, Neutral Milk Hotel and a reunited OutKast.

Miley is Actually Sick

Last week, Miley Cyrus had many dramatic tweets about the death of her pooch, Floyd.

This week, it’s all about her canceling shows after having an allergic reaction to antibiotics.

She tweeted (the best form of communication, after all) Tuesday, “Kansas I promise I’m as (heartbroken) as you are. I wanted so badly 2 b there 2night. Not being with yall makes me feel s––––––– than I already do.”

Both situations suck. I’m not insensitive about that (especially when it comes to doggie deaths). But lets be posi: Columbus Smilers at least got to see her when she was here Sunday night. And I don’t really see Kansas as a big hub of Miley lovers, anyway.

Magic Mike: Bigger is Better

Hold on to your undergarments, ladies. There will be another Magic Mike movie.

The title? Magic Mike XXL.

My first reaction was that it sounds less sexy and more like broken stripper poles, and I’m not quite sure if that’s something I want to see. No, I’m sure that’s something I do not want to see. But I’m sure it’s not gut size that the title is alluding to so I digress.

Channing Tatum, who starred in the original, is helping write the script, which is great because the most important part of a movie about male strippers is the plotline.

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