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Analysis: As ‘Candy’, Jessica Biel is the ultimate enemy

I need things to slow down a bit. Maybe we can all contribute to this if we sit down for a minute and consume content.

Jessica Biel is the ultimate enemy in this limited series, based on a gruesome and true crime from the 1980s.

Biel plays Candy Montgomery, a “perfect” Texas housewife who has an affair with her best friend’s husband that ends in murder.

Come for the 80s wigs and fashion, and stay for the Lizzie Borden.

“Candy” is currently streaming on Hulu.

‘Hacks’ Season 2

Analysis: As ‘Candy’, Jessica Biel is the ultimate enemy

Critics and viewers both seem to love “Hacks” – and rightly so.

Jean Smart’s portrayal as legendary comedian Deborah Vance, pairing up with young comedy writer Ava Daniels, played by the equally talented Hannah Einbinder, made for some excellent television.

The show is back with a new season of their odd energy, and it’s still so funny and yet evolving at the same time.

The second season airs on HBO Max.

‘Bling Empire’ Season 2

Analysis: As ‘Candy’, Jessica Biel is the ultimate enemy
Speaking of new seasons, one of my favorite reality shows from last year is back.

“Bling Empire” focuses on a group of successful Asian friends, which means all the good living, all the fashion, and – of course – all the drama.

New episodes start streaming on Netflix this Friday.

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Analysis: As ‘Candy’, Jessica Biel is the ultimate enemy

Five years after his last critically acclaimed studio album, Kendrick Lamar is finally dropping a new project.

Rap aficionados have been eagerly anticipating “Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers,” and the rapper fueled the excitement even further with the music video for his single “The Heart Part 5.” The special effects are impressive to say the least, as Lamar’s face transforms into other stars, including Kanye West, Will Smith, OJ Simpson and Jussie Smollett.
There’s a reason Lamar won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018, and listeners are ready for his lyrics.

The new album comes out on Friday.

Analysis: As ‘Candy’, Jessica Biel is the ultimate enemy

Florence Welch caught Covid and watched a lot of vampire content, including ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’.

That’s what the Florence + the Machine singer told The New York Times of her band’s latest album, “Dance Fever.”

“The whole record is a ‘be careful what you wish for’ fable,” Welch told the publication. “The performance freak heard me: don’t you want to tour anymore? Keep quiet for a year. How do you feel now?”

Watching horror movies during the pandemic has resulted in what The Times called “a collection of haunting rock songs that’s scouring for release.”

Pour it on us, because “Dance Fever” comes out Friday.

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Analysis: As ‘Candy’, Jessica Biel is the ultimate enemy

Hooray for Anthony Anderson!

The “Black-ish” star recently graduated from Howard University, which he says has “30 years of preparation.”

I love seeing people, celebrities in particular, show that it’s never too late to pursue your dreams. When a star does something like go back to school to get a degree, it can definitely influence others.

Especially because when you’re already accomplished, including being rich and famous, there can be less motivation to do something like go back to school.

So kudos to Anderson for achieving his goal and reminding us that it is possible.

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Analysis: As ‘Candy’, Jessica Biel is the ultimate enemy

Another celebrity who uses his fame to inspire is Harry Styles.

In his cover story for Better Homes & Gardens (I love typing those words so much), the One Direction member turned solo star and actor talks candidly about how he was initially hesitant to enter therapy five years ago. years.
“I thought that meant you were broken,” he said. “I wanted to be the one who could say I didn’t need it.”

Now he says the therapy has helped him “open up rooms within himself”, which is fitting, given that his latest album, due out May 20, is called ‘Harry’s House’.

“I think accepting to live, to be happy, to suffer in the extreme, is the most alive you can be,” Styles said. “Losing it crying, losing it laughing – there’s no way, I don’t think, to feel any more alive than that.”

Here’s to feeling alive!

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