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Paris Hilton Gets Married

This past year has been filled with many celebrities getting married, but one specific pair that stood out was Paris Hilton and  Carter Reum. The queen of the 2000’s was finally standing up on the altar. On November 11, 2021 Paris and Carter became husband and wife and then traveled to Bora Bora for their honeymoon. Paris and Carter are both 40-years-old and are beyond excited for this perfect future plans they have together. Paris Hilton stated that “being married is a magical feeling.

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Ten People Killed at Travis Scott Concert

On November 5, 2021 in Houston, 10 people were killed at a Travis Scott concert, due to the massive crowd surge. Dozens were injured. This all started when Travis Scott said, “I want to see some rages. Who wants to rage?” Many at the concert say that the aggressiveness of the crowd could have been prevented or stopped earlier. 

 

Fans are angry because this could have been stopped or avoided as many feel that he encouraged the rowdy behavior.

 

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Alec Baldwin says, "He Didn't Pull the Trigger"

In an exclusive interview with ABC News, George Stephanopoulos asked Alec Baldwin a series of questions regarding the shooting on the set of his movie “Rust,” in New Mexico, where a loaded prop gun was fired and did one person. Baldwin then proceeded to say that the shooting was an accident and does not think that it was sabotaged. 

 

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Nutley Parks and Recreation Winter Production: Matilda

The Nutley Department of Parks and Recreation has been having town productions for the past 20 years. Whether it is a Christmas show or a remake of a movie, the Nutley town plays are always a hit! The actors and actresses, backstage crew, stage manager, and all the other help, all work hours on end to try to make the productions the best they possibly could be. They will spend hours learning lines at home or hours together trying to rehearse. 

 

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Nutley High’s Yuletide Spectacular

On December 10, 2021, Nutley High School Audience Member Tabitha Marese, Coordinator Of the Vocalist activities Stephone Gaines,  and performers Caroline Ritacco and Fabian Hattem  discussed what efforts and preparations went into the recent Yuletide concert at the Nutley High School and Saint Mary’s Church held on Tuesday the 7th  and Friday the 10th. 

 

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Chris Harrison Steps Down; Jesse Palmer Steps Up

Fans and staff were left dumbfounded when Chris Harrison announced that he was going  to “step down” as host and producer of the ABC reality tv show The Bachelor. On Sunday, February 14 ,2021 Chris Harrison was invited to be interviewed on his decision to step aside as host of The Bachelor due to him defending a former contestant's racist behavior. 

 

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Tiktok, YouTube, Facebook (Social Media) Want To Appear Trutworthy

TikTok, YouTube/Facebook, and Social media, in general, appear to be no longer trustworthy. They have proven to be harmful to younger users, according to CNN Business which states, “Executives from TikTok, Snap, and YouTube were grilled by Senators on Tuesday about the steps the platforms are taking to protect their young users.”  Facebook had the same accusations against it.

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Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker Are Getting Married

On October 17, 2021 Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker announced to the world that they are getting married. Kourtney Kardashian is 42-years-old and Travis Barker is 45 years old. Kourtney has three children and Travis has two children. Kourtney Kardasion’s sister, Kim was just recently on the show “SNL” and had then posted images on social media of what looked like an engagement party for Kourtney.

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Public Criticism Causes Facebook to Postpone the Development of New Social Media App for Kids

On Monday September 27, 2021, Facebook decided to pause the development of Instagram Kids, an app geared towards children aged 13 or younger, because of concerns about it contributing to mental health issues. The scandal has caused many to think carefully about how social media affects teens and preteens. There seems to be a consensus that social media companies should be more careful when it comes to children.

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Everyone is Raving About Netflix's Squid Game

On September 17, 2021, a new show, Squid Game, was released on Netflix. This show skyrocketed from there on out. People all across the world are watching this show and raving about it. It is a South Korean-based show, but it is still very popular in the United States. Two out of every three Netflix subscribers around the world have watched the show for at least two minutes, the company says.

 

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The Death of Norm Macdonald

Saturday Night Live alumnus, Norm Macdonald recently passed away on September 14, 2021. His friend, Lori Jo Hoekstra, told CNN that Macdonald had battled cancer for the past few years, but it was always kept very private. He was loved for his comedic words and personality, so this loss was devastating to many.  

 

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The Ellen Degeneres Show is Ending After 19 Seasons

Ellen Degeneres, one of the most successful daytime talk show hosts, has made the decision to end her show after a 19-season-long run. The 63-year-old is wrapping up the show in 2022 after a years-long decision making, claiming that: “I need something new to challenge me” in an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Her famed show has interviewed many, from big-time celebrities to young children who have made a difference in someone else’s life.

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Hotel Transylvania is Continuing the Series

Many people have been aware of the many movie sequels that are coming out soon. From The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, to The Boss Baby: Family Business, the industry knows what the audience wants. The Hotel Transylvania series is one that started in 2012, and they continued the adventures of Dracula and his crew, in an animated design. This is Sony Pictures’ highest grossing animated series. 

 

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Instagram's New Pronoun Feature

As recognition of gender diversity has become more widespread, the need for inclusive spaces has increased. Notably, social media platforms have strived to make their spaces supportive of all existing people, regardless of how they define themselves. In an effort to create a more gender-inclusive platform, Instagram has created a new feature for users’ profiles that allows them to express their gender identity. 

 

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Newlyweds Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez Finally Tied the Knot

On May 15, 2021, American Pop and R&B singer and actress, Ariana Grande and luxury real estate agent Dalton Gomez got married at a small ceremony in Montecito, California, in their shared home. After being engaged for five months, the happy couple were able to bring their close friends and family together and enjoyed their celebration all as one. The intimate ceremony was kept private and simple.