5 Things You Need To Know About Pop Culture Today! (Oct. 16)

Here's a rundown of what's in the Pop Culture news this morning, corralled and curated for your viewing pleasure!

One Direction Puts Out Song "Perfect," Finger Pointing To Taylor Swift?

It could have been at tactical ploy, or that one line is really about her, but it looks as if the new song from the boy band may be pointing a finger at Taylor Swift as a "Well, this is me, and you should have known" type tone. The line that is the most telling on this is a slow part of the semi-peppy jam, "And if you like cameras flashing every time we go out / (Oh, yeah) / And if you're looking for someone to write your breakup songs about / Baby, I'm perfect / Baby, we're perfect." Though Niall Horan sings the line, we're wondering if Harry Styles wrote the jab. If it wasn't intentional, somehow somewhere, they should have known they were going to think it was about her. Listen to the jam now:

 

Michael Strahan Guest Stars On Blackish... Dressed as 50 Cent?

Michael will play Dre's cousin "June Bug" according to People, and since this is a Halloween episode, Michael comes to the party as a very tall version of 50 Cent  a'la In The Club. Apparently his character used to bully Dre when they were little, according to People, so it should be an interesting episode.  Judging from this picture, he pretty much nailed it:

 

Tom Selleck Would Love A Magnum, P.I. Movie! 

When asked if he would love to have a Magnum, P.I. reboot, Tom says yes! Recently, he's been expressing his feelings that he would totally love that, and he would love to play him in the reboot, if he were so lucky. He said in an interview with Nancy O'Dell when she asked who he'd like to see reprise the role, and he coyly said "Eh, me..." After the laugh, Selleck said "Maybe, and I'm not trying to be egotistical, maybe nobody will accept anyone else." Can we say YES PLEASE to a Magnum, P.I. reboot?! But hey, longer shorts!

 

Doug the Pug, Demi Lovato, and Fall Out Boy All Collaborate? 

Yes, you can see viral cutie Doug The Pug play some basketball, pick up some honeys, and watch the pups rock out on drum sets. The pup is a social media rockstar (39.2K Followers on Twitter alone), so collaborating with him definitely put the remix on the map. It also helps that Demi has an amazing voice. Check it out here:

 

Lady Gaga Shares Personal Struggle With Depression And Anxiety

Gaga shares a very profound quote in the cover story for Billboard on Philanthropy. When it came to depression and anxiety, Gaga was no stranger. She shared the following with Billboard: "I’ve suffered through depression and anxiety my entire life, I still suffer with it every single day. I just want these kids to know that that depth that they feel as human beings is normal. We were born that way. This modern thing, where everyone is feeling shallow and less connected? That's not human."  

Gaga also shared in a recent interview with E! on how important it was for her to be on the cast of American Horror Story, and the fact that Ryan Murphy and company make sure the state of mental health is tip top. "I really hope, more than anything that anyone could take away from me being on Horror Story, I'd really, really like for artists and their managers and people in any industry to know the importance of caring for people that you work with, and keeping them in a good mental state and taking care of their health and making sure that we're all OK. It's important to work hard, and making money is important to survive, but what'smore important is that we support one another through the challenges of life."

 

Amy Cooper is a writer and pop culture fact nerd, and on multiple occasions has been referred to as a “Walking iPod.”