5 Things You Need To Know In Pop Culture Today! (Oct. 22)

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

The Weekend Recalls A Buzzed Taylor Swift Touching His Hair, And It's Very Funny

Well, I guess Taylor Swift does occasionally indulge in a drink or two - we'd be surprised if she didn't. But what's funny about it is that how it came about when she met The Weeknd. Taylor and Tesafaye (The Weeknd's real name) were talking at Sam Smith's Grammy Party (presumably, the one where the cops showed up) and he told Rolling Stone "the whole time she was talking, she was kind of, like, petting my hair? I think she was just drawn to it — she must have been a little gone off a few drinks. And of course I'm not going to be like, 'Hey, can you stop?' I mean, it felt good! But when she started petting my hair, that's when I was like, 'I definitely need a drink.'" I mean, honestly, we're always wondering what's going on with The Weeknd's hair, but I think we've all just accepted it.

The Weeknd (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
The Weeknd (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)


Apple Updated The Emoji Board - And We're Super Excited About It

It may not be celebrity news, but on it's own, Apple is sort of a celebrity. So with that in mind, Apple debuted iOS 9.1, which features an updated emoji board. This includes the "Rock On" symbol, the "live long and prosper" hand sign from Star Trek, and many more. (Yes, it's got a middle finger and a taco, we're well aware those are really popular.) If you've got an iPhone, you should be able to update to this iOS by now, or very very soon.

iPhone Screenshot: Amy Cooper


Lamar Odom Has Sworn Off Drugs, And That Is Why Khloe's Giving It Another Shot

According to TMZ, rock bottom has done wonders for Lamar Odom's outlook on drugs. I mean, after almost dying, we'd hope so. Khloe Kardashian and Lamar have decided to give their marriage one more last shot, but Lamar has said this before, so TMZ says that not everyone in the Kardashian Family thinks that it's a good plan. Fingers crossed he sticks to his word this time.

(Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)
(Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)


Speaking of Kardashians, It was Kim's Birthday Yesterday... 

Overshadowed by Lamar news, Kim's hubby Kanye West rented out a movie theater so Kim and close friends could screen the new Steve Jobs film. According to a snap on Kim's Instagram, the movie is very good, and everyone was told to come dressed as their favorite pregnant Kim (in which Kanye provided fake baby bumps for everyone upon arrival). Nice job, Yeezy! #HappyWifeHappyLife


And Finally, We've Got Our First Glimpse Of John Travolta As Robert Shapiro In American Crime Story

We've already had some photos and teasers, but the movie surrounding (once again, another Kardashian connection) O.J. Simpson and his murder trial, we see John Travolta as a lawyer, speaking to Cuba Gooding Jr., O.J. We don't see Cuba yet - perhaps t hey are holding off on that one. When you look at a side-by-side of Travolta Vs. Shapiro, we can honestly say that Shapiro never looked so good. But man, does John look different! Check out this clip below:


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