This is part of a weekly series called “Pop Opinions” where The Lantern offers its take on the week’s pop culture news.
Brangelina gets hitched
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, also known as Brangelina, were at their French estate this past weekend and finally tied the knot. The couple, who have been engaged since 2012, have six children together.
This is not the first marriage for either star — this is Jolie’s third marriage and Pitt’s second. Pitt’s marriage to Jennifer Aniston ended in 2005, after rumors seemed to imply it had to do with some co-star (wonder who that was) he met working on “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.”
Brangelina at first said they would not wed until gay marriage was legalized, but it appears Pitt’s jokes about not being able to hold out for that moment came true.
I, for one, am glad they have finally gotten married. I mean, come on, they have adopted three kids together and had three of their own. Jolie travels all over the world helping impoverished countries, and Pitt has given us some classic character portrayals in “Fight Club” and “Inglourious Basterds.” Not to mention, “Brangelina” really rolls off the tongue better than any other celebrity couple nickname.
Diane Sawyer signs off as evening anchor one last time
Diane Sawyer said goodbye Wednesday night after almost five years behind the “ABC World News” desk. Sawyer, 68, will be handing the controls over to David Muir starting Tuesday.
The news of Sawyer stepping down broke in June. However, she will not be leaving our sight forever, as she announced she will be focusing more on high-profile interviews and different news specials for ABC.
This brings memories back of her time on “60 Minutes,” where she was the first female correspondent. We will still be able to watch her class and professional demeanor with the fire and passion that got many into the business in the first place.
While it has not been announced when Sawyer will begin her new segments, she will remain one of the most influential women in TV news for years to come.
Hello Kitty is not a cat
Japanese brand Sanrio, the creator of Hello Kitty, has been misleading us all for years. Apparently the beloved and idolized Hello Kitty that we see on more and more merchandise every year, is not a cat.
In fact, taking the image from cute to creepy, the company says she is, in fact, a little girl. An oddly drawn cartoon third-grader. The company pointed out many discrepancies to corroborate their argument.
First, she walks on two feet and never on all four. She also apparently has a twin and lives outside of London. Finally, the last argue-proof fact proving Hello Kitty is a human girl, we all apparently failed to connect that she has a pet cat. A PET CAT. Because we have been taught as kids that cartoons are always accurate with pet roles.
A prime example of cartoons distorting reality is Pluto being a pet while Goofy is a friend — even though both are, in fact, dogs. Or is Goofy a 40-year-old man with elongated ears and a twin brother?
While you try to cool yourself down and come to terms with this latest company corruption, just try to stay calm. Not everything in this world is so far from the truth you’ve known your whole life, just a cartoon face that you see in every single store.