#ELLEPopCultureHighlights: 9 Major Celebrity Updates You Need To Know


Your fav shows getting a release date, pop singers dropping new albums, stars getting married–the list goes on! There’s so much to catch up on from the week gone by and we’re here to fill you in with all the celebrity updates in case you missed any. Take a look at this week’s pop culture highlights.

1. Taylor Swift Reclaims Her Music By Dropping The Re-Recorded Version Of Her Album, Red

The pop singer makes a bold move and we can’t keep calm! T Swift’s Red (Taylor’s version) is a re-recorded version of the 2012 album of the same name. And now, it gains massive attention after its re-release as part of the singer’s efforts to regain ownership of her own music, which she claims was sold without her permission. “Just a friendly reminder that I would never have thought it was possible to go back and remake my previous work, uncovering lost art and forgotten gems along the way, if you hadn’t emboldened me. Red is about to be mine again, but it has always been ours,” Taylor wrote on her Instagram post. The 30-track album has a mix of her iconic numbers, additional unheard songs, and collabs with artists like Phoebe Bridgers, Chris Stapleton and Ed Sheeran. Our playlist is sorted for the month!


2. SATC Reboot Releases Its First Teaser & A Release Date

SATC fans, it’s time to rejoice! And Just Like That is set to debut with its first two episodes on December 9. The next eight episodes will then be released once a week. HBO Max announced this with the release of the first teaser, which makes us even more impatient now! And let’s not forget the numerous stills we’ve already seen all over social media. So obviously, we can’t wait to witness how Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte’s lives unfold.


3. Paris Hilton Gets Married To Carter Reum In A Star-Studded Ceremony

It’s Paris Hilton’s wedding–of course she will have a dreamy one! The socialite ties the knot with entrepreneur Carter Reum at her late grandfather’s Bel-Air estate. The star-studded ceremony had celebrities like Ashley Benson, Emma Roberts and Bebe Rexha as attendees. The bride chose an Oscar de la Renta wedding gown and looked gorgeous as she walked the aisle!


4. Gal Gadot Will Play The Evil Queen In Disney’s Upcoming Snow White

ICYMI, your favourite fairytale Snow White is transforming into a live action drama. Directed by Mark Webb (the guy behind the Spider-Man films starring Andrew Garfield), Disney’s upcoming film has roped in Rachel Zeglar to play the titular lead. And now, Gal Gadot is set to play the evil queen. It goes without saying that the casting is enough to keep this movie on our radar.


5. Lilly Singh Surprises Fans With Her New Book

The YouTube sensation and author drops her second book titled Be A Triangle: How I Went From Being Lost to Getting My Life into Shape. While her first book How To Be A Bawse focused more on the hustle and achieving goals in your career, this one takes a different turn and challenges deep-rooted ideas in your life. “This is unlike anything I’ve ever written before because I’m truly in a mental place I’ve never been before. I don’t think I’ve ever been this vulnerable in my writing either. I’ve grown so much spiritually and emotionally over the past two years and a big part of it is due to the ideas I’ve written about in this book. I can genuinely say that the lessons in these pages have improved my life tenfold. They have become a part of my being and are repeated in my every meditation,” Lily shared on her Instagram.

6. Vanessa Hudgens & Cole Tucker Make Their Red Carpet Debut

Vanessa and her boyfriend Cole attended the premiere of her film, Tick, Tick … Boom! While the High School Musical star wore a Vera Wang dress, the baseball player donned a dapper suit. You can tell from the photos that the two are deeply in love!

7. Paul Rudd Is People’s 2021 Sexiest Man Alive

TBH, we would have voted for Timothée Chalamet. True that Paul Rudd is super good looking, charming, has beautiful eyes and a fantastic actor, but he’s just not Timothée Chalamet. Sorry, Paul. We love you, but we love Timothée (and his jawline) more.

8. Elizabeth Debicki Is A Spitting Image Of Princess Diana In The Latest Still From The Crown’s Upcoming Season

Did someone say doppelgänger? The Crown’s team does a stellar job at recreating Princess Diana’s iconic revenge dress on Elizabeth Debicki, which she pulls off with absolute ease. Can you even tell the difference?

9. Keira Knightley’s Holiday Horror Film Silent Night Is Slated For Release On December 3

Holiday films are often light-hearted romantic dramas but Silent Night is an exception. This dark comedy stars Keira Knightley along with Matthew Goode (remember the guy who played Princess Margaret’s love interest in The Crown Season 2) and Roman Griffin Davis (the little boy who played the lead in Jojo Rabbit). The plot of the film? Parents Nell (Keira) and Simon (Matthew) invite their closest friends to join them for Christmas dinner. It’s a cheerful scene inside but the world outside is facing impending doom, and no amount of gifts can make mankind’s destruction go away–surviving the holidays gets a lot more complicated.


Photographs: Instagram

- Lifestyle Editor


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