By Mackenzie Cutruzzula
For anyone who had woken up on Sunday morning feeling like they could use a little more religion in their life, relief was sent when Pope Francis took his first ever trip to America this past week. The pope visited Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia to address hundreds of thousands of worshipping fans, like any other day for Beyoncé.
Beyoncé, who had recently performed in the City of Brotherly Love, followed the pope to the Big Apple to perform at the Global Citizen’s Festival. Ed Sheeran took the stage with Queen Bey to surprise the audience with a duet of “Drunk In Love” making all of my dreams come true.
Sheeran’s good friend, Taylor Swift gave audiences bouts of nostalgia with her most recent performances. Taking her “1989 World Tour” home to Nashville, Swift brought two classic guest stars up to make your mom fangirl scream. On Friday, Sept. 25, Swift and Steven Tyler sang “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing,” and the next night, Mick Jagger joined the songstress for a satisfying rendition of “Satisfaction.” Leona Lewis also joined Swift on Saturday, Sept. 26, to sing her throwback, “Bleeding Love,” as my insides were literally cut open and my middle school self was unleashed, screeching the lyrics.
Celebrities young and old felt nostalgia settle in as “CSI” aired its final episode after 15 years on Sunday, Sept. 28. Original series stars William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger returned to join current stars Ted Danson and Elisabeth Shue. “CSI” was the career launch for numerous, now A-listers, from the likes of Dakota Fanning to Jeremy Renner. Famous fans, such as Justin Beiber and Swift, also made guest appearances in their young careers.
In the news of sequels, Zac Efron was spotted shirtless on the set of “Neighbors 2.” Co-star Seth Rogen mirrored Efron’s tiny costume, with both leading men sporting tiny orange shorts and not much else. It seems the party scene being filmed at the time will bring lots of laughs.
Daniel Radcliffe drastically changed his look for an upcoming movie part, where he portrays an undercover FBI agent in the upcoming film, “Imperium.” Radcliffe shaved his head and facial hair. After a bout of whiplash and an almost a mistaken identity as Voldemort, Hollywood is adjusting to the new look.
Other shocking news comes in the divorce department, although I’m starting to become desensitized to the feeling of loss in these situations. After just 21 months of marriage, Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting have decided to split. There seemed to be tension before the divorce a source told People magazine, but the stars had faced rumors of relationship trouble since April.
Hopefully, Cuoco and Sweeting look up to Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert as their divorce goals (why is this a thing?) since the former couple has now been labeled “buddies,” according to Shelton. The ex-country power couple noted that they wanted to be cool about the whole thing.
If you felt other strange occurrences happening lately you can probably blame it on the total lunar eclipse on Sunday, Sept. 28. The moon was glowing a red hue and appeared larger than usual due to the rare event that the moon’s orbit was closer to the Earth as the eclipse was occurring. So if you saw #SuperBloodMoon trending all over social media, it wasn’t referring to a new episode of “Teen Wolf.” In case you missed the astronomical sight, don’t worry, you just have to wait until 2033.