5 Things You Need To Know In Pop Culture Today! (Jan. 27)

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

President Barack Obama "Sings" "Sorry"

Shortly after the Vine that stroked Steve Harvey in Justin Bieber's "Sorry" for the Miss Universe debacle, it seems that BaracksDubs thought it would be a good idea to make the song a little more Presidential. See below:

 

Begin The Countdown For Top Gun 2

If you're putting Jerry Bruckheimer and Tom Cruise together, it pretty much clarifies that Top Gun 2 is officially in the danger zone. Skydance's David Ellison previously shared, according to NME that "There is an amazing role for Maverick in the movie and there is no Top Gun without Maverick, and it is going to be Maverick playing Maverick." It looks like Maverick is on board! Cue the Kenny Loggins.

 

Miguel Sings "Space Oddity" Live In Honor Of David Bowie

Miguel had an intimate acoustic set in LA according to Billboard, in which he performed a bit of "Space Oddity" in honor of David Bowie before sliding into his own song "Waves." He captivated the crowd while singing in his soulful hues, morning the past celeb who touched so many. Watch the clip here:

 

A Reminder That The Panthers Have Played The Superbowl Once Before

What's interesting, according to Billboard, is that many people do not remember the Carolina Panthers ever being in the Superbowl, and the main reason for that is when they played just 12 years ago, that was the faithful night that Justin Timberlake exposed Janet Jackson's curvatures to the world. Now we are so used to sexualized ads and TV that something like a wardrobe malfunction would not phase anyone, but as the article points out, much has changed since that night. YouTube exists, 5 second delays in live programming, and people obsesively adding the "gate" suffix to anything remotely controversial (i.e. Nannygate, Deflategate, Donutgate).  Billboard does have a point. Honestly, it might me more jarring now that Janet and JT were even saucily dancing together in the first place. And with this, now we know why Coldplay is performing this year (unless Beyonce plans on having a sassy dance with Chris Martin).

 

John Krasinski Tries Clearing Up "Jim And Pam" In Love, Makes Really Bad Verbage Choices

The love of our imaginary dreams, Jim Halpert, took to the media to clear up Jenna Fischer's comments on Jim and Pam from The Office in her Watch What Happens Live interview. Fischer shared that she felt her and Krasinski were "genuinely" in love as those characters, but are not them in real life, so they would have never been a definite match. Watching the interview, Jenna seems to mean what she said.  The Daily Beast quotes Krasinski trying to clear the air, saying "I think we both feel it's such an honor to be a part of that relationship. As far as how she was quotes about saying we were 'genuinely in love,' I think that was taken wildly out of context and I feel bad for her." WELL, IF SHE DID FEEL LIKE SHE WAS IN LOVE WITH YOU, JIM JOHN, THAT PROBABLY HURT! *Rocks back and forth eating Ice Cream watching The Office reruns and crying deeply*

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