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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.

 

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Disney+’s new High School Musical: The Series

On November 8, 2019, media and entertaining streaming service, Disney+, released a continuation of High School Musical, a romance and comedy drama movie trilogy first released in 2005. Actors featured in this new TV series include Joshua Bassett, Matt Cornett, Sofie Wylie, and Olivia Rodrigo, rising songwriter and singer. This past May, season 2 was released and was loved by millions all over the world.

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Prince Harry Opens Up About His Struggle With Mental Health

On March 7, 2021, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, spoke with Oprah Winfrey in an interview that aired on CBS. Meghan Markle opened up about the many struggles she has faced after becoming a part of the royal family, including her struggle with mental health. Recently, Prince Harry has come forward to discuss his own mental health. 

 

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93rd Annual Oscars Makes History

On Sunday, April 25th, the 2021 Oscars took place.  COVID affected many events, including last year's award shows. This year, however, with everything going on in health news, the Academy decided to take a chance and continue this tradition a slightly different way.

 

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An Inside Look on the Nutley Library’s Teen Volunteering Program

I have been working with Nutley Library’s Teen Volunteering since June 2019, and since then have watched the program blossom into an excellent way for teens, grades 9-12, in Nutley to give back to their community as a whole. Ms. Lucia Alvarez, Nutley Librarian and Coordinator for Teen Volunteering, has been running this program since 2018, creating more opportunities and involvement for all.

 

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Review: Godzilla vs Kong (SPOILERS)

Godzilla vs. Kong is one of the most highly anticipated films of the year. It really hasn’t had much competition, but still. The rematch between Godzilla and King Kong has been highly anticipated by both fans and general audiences alike, and it was brought simultaneously to theaters and HBO Max on March 31st, 2021.

 

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The 63rd Annual Grammy’s Awards

On March 14, 2021, the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards took place at the famous Los Angeles Convention Center, in Los Angeles, California. The beloved Award show was broadcasted 8:00pm EDT, on CBS, for virtual audiences across the world.

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A Modern Look at Dr. Seuss

Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as his pen name Dr. Seuss, has been a prominent author in children’s literature for decades. He has written a variety of classics, such as The Cat in the Hat, that have become a staple for many when reminiscing about their childhood.

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‘iCarly’ Reboot Releases This Summer on Paramount+

iCarly is finally making its comeback after nine years on Paramount+ this summer. Major characters such as Miranda Cosgrove (Carly Shay), Nathan Kress (Freddie Benson), and Jerry Trainor (Spencer Shay) will reprise their roles as other cast members will be introduced to the reboot. Although some fan favorites will not be participating in the show, the big revival is still getting hype from long-time watchers from all over the country.

 

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Behind Her Eyes: A Netflix Review

The new Netflix series, based on Pinborough's novel of the same name, has mainstream media watchers intrigued. The show takes on a psychological approach with a hint of fantasy. The show constantly has watchers wondering what was really going on, much like the show, Black Mirror, where the viewers knew there was going to be an underlying plot twist.

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United Airlines Mandates COVID Tests Before Boarding

On January 26, 2021, United Airlines and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), officially began mandating travel notices regarding COVID-19 restrictions. Travelers coming into or through the United States are now required to secure a negative Covid test within the previous three days or documentation regarding recovery from COVID-19. These implementations have been placed in order to make flying safer for passengers on the airline.