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The world is not ready for AG6


This week, pop princess Ariana Grande made her triumphant return and Adele made her first TV appearance in almost five years as host of Saturday Night Live. Here's what I've been loving in the last seven days:


Positions - Ariana Grande


In true Grande fashion, Ariana surprised us all last week with the release of the feature single for her sixth studio album, Positions. Coming on the 30th of October, the title track teases the popstar's new era which she says is "her favourite for many reasons". The album consists of 14 tracks and includes guest appearances from Doja Cat, the Weeknd and Ty Dolla Sign. Her new single is a combination of pop and R&B that endorses trap beats and plucked string instruments, introducing a much more mellow sound that fans were not expecting. Accompanied by a powerhouse music video, Grande is depicted as the President in the Whitehouse, fulfilling a number of presidential and household tasks in gorgeous sets and costumes that pay homage to America's political history. Cameos from Grande's family, friends and dogs are a sweet touch and the video itself has never been more relevant considering the upcoming presidential election. The singer proves, once again, that her title as pop royalty is certainly deserved and the world should expect the unexpected when it comes to her latest collection of music.



Rebecca


It's been almost two years since Netflix announced that British acting superstars Lily James and Armie Hammer would be starring in a new adaption of the iconic novel Rebecca (1938), with Ben Wheatley set to direct. Just like the original story, the romantic thriller follows a newly married woman (James) who finds herself struggling in the shadow of her husband's previous wife, Rebecca. Considering Wheatley's experience in the thriller and horror genres, he seemed like the perfect candidate for the job but he sadly just misses the mark. While the performances of James and Hammer are wonderful, the film loses the essence of the original story, implying that Wheatley didn't have much interest in its production and creation. Despite these notes, it's definitely worth the watch, purely for the chemistry between the film's leading pair. You can watch Rebecca on Netflix.



The Bald and the Beautiful


Two of Drag Race's favourite Queens break into the podcasting world with The Bald and the Beautiful. Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamo grew in popularity and name thanks to their comedy web series UNHhhh where the pair explore absolutely everything in a show that's about nothing. Their latest endeavour takes a different turn, investigating the "culture boundaries of modern beauty" through interviews with guests who know a thing or two about the beauty industry. Their intoxicating humour and entertaining conversation about the subject area makes it a fun listen for any time of the day. There are only three episodes thus far so you can easily catch up quickly and enjoy the sh*** & giggles that Trixie and Katya bring to your ears. You can listen to The Bald and the Beautiful on your preferred podcast platform.

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