At least that’s what I tell myself as I await some delicious takeout to help get me through writing this newsletter.
A girl’s got to eat, so grab something to nosh on and join me for this week’s Pop Life roundup.
It’s easy to be annoyed about the single life these days, because it’s rough in these dating streets. And a career in the courtroom is hardly calming either.
“She-Hulk” is now streaming on Disney+.
‘House of the Dragon’
Do not bother “Game of Thrones” fans on Sunday.
You can watch it on HBO and HBO Max (which are owned by CNN’s parent company, Warner Bros. Discovery).
If a dark and thrilling comedy is your cup of tea, this is for you.
The titular “Bad Sisters” here are the five Garvey siblings, bound together by a childhood trauma — and a vow to take care of each other amid an investigation into the death of one of their husbands.
Based on the Flemish series “Clan,” the acting is top notch and the scenery in Ireland is to die for. See what I just did there?
The first two episodes of the limited series starts are now streaming on Apple TV+.
Two things to listen to
“Holy Fvck,” Demi Lovato has new music coming out.
The 16-track album is now out.
Panic! at the Disco has been giving us joy for years, and this latest album is no different.
“Viva Las Vengeance” is out Friday, with the title paying homage to the act’s early days as a pop rock quartet out of Las Vegas.
Today, it’s frontman Brendon Urie’s solo project, but Panic!’s jams are still moving fans.
“Viva Las Vengeance” debuted on Friday.
One thing to talk about
“When are you going to have a baby?”
Newlyweds can tell you that’s a question that sometimes can come as early as the wedding reception — and it’s not always welcomed.
More often than not, it’s a query directed at women, so it was nice to see former “Bachelor” Ben Higgins have to tackle curiosity about when he and his wife, Jessica Clarke, plan on starting a family during a recent interview.
Besides, he said, they are already raising a puppy. As a fellow dog parent, I know how tough that can be — children grow up and eventually become independent, but dogs never do.
Something to sip on
Leave it to the brilliant Diane Keaton to bring us what is basically “13 Going on 30” for the Instagram age.
The 76-year-old actor stars alongside Elizabeth Lail — as well as Taylour Paige, Loretta Devine, Lois Smith and “Schitt’s Creek” alum Dustin Milligan, among others — in new comedy “Mack & Rita.”
Lail plays Mack, a 30-year-old influencer who feels like an old soul. Naturally, she ends up in the body of her senior self, Rita, played by Keaton.
Much has been made about how Hollywood celebrates youth, sometimes at the expense — and the erasure — of older performers. But with Keaton and projects like “Mack & Rita,” it’s easy to see why the “coastal grandmother” aesthetic has taken hold.