summer 2018 updates

so it’s 2018: Lucy Liu’s in a rom-com, Awkwafina’s not aging well yet she’s devastatin’ her A-game this summer…and uh, one important question to ask is when will Kelly Marie Tran return to instagram? here’s what happened on the world wide web, @movies, music and binge-central this Summer–

the highlights

Variety reported earlier this summer

WEB: In very recent news, guess who’s returning to Star Wars Episode IX, nerds?!

Earlier this summer, it was announced that actress Kelly Marie Tran (who played Rose Tico in episode VIII) took down all the posts from her instagram page (@kellymarietran) due to sexist and racist harassment from Star Wars trolls.

All she left on her instagram profile page was a bio that read “Afraid, but doing it anyway. 🦁

We say, #getalifenerds, Rose Tico is here to stay with The Resistance.

awkSummer 2018’s breakout star was undoubtedly none other than: Awkwafina.

MOVIES: How many other breakout stars can say they are starring in two major movies one summer? Awkwafina’s got both OCEAN’S 8 and CRAZY RICH ASIANS. Crazy talented right?!

+ MUSIC: On top of that she released a new album entitled “In Fina We Trust” on the very day that OCEAN’S 8 premiered!🙀

Aaaaaaand this mega-talented scene-stealer is just getting started!


BINGE-CENTRAL: In the era of “The New Rom-Com” is the highly talked about SET IT UP on Netflix. 

It’s got Lucy Liu and Taye Diggs as the horrible bosses who fall in love with each other after unknowingly being set up by their overworked assistants.

Is it a win? It’s definitely reminiscent of the (g)olden days of romantic comedies and it almost makes you forget the horrible rom-coms that existed of the early 2010’s past. Is it fun? For sure! Especially if you leave your inner film critic at home, unleash the hopeless romantic in you and pop the pop-corn!


What do you think about online trolls specifically targeting actresses of color on social media? Which new, classic or more recent Awkwafina song is your fave? & What did you think of SET IT UP?

Let us know in the comments below!

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