5 Things You Need To Know In Pop Culture Today (Feb. 1)

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

Mariah Carey Explains That The Twins Are Slowly Learning About Engagement To James Packer

Mimi told E! knews that she hasn't expressed the full seriousness yet of being engaged with the twins. "I haven't talked to them about it completely because they are so young so they don't really understand things yet so you have to go slowly and explain things and always make sure they know that this is only going to be good for them." Mariah's kids with Nick Cannon, Monroe and Moroccan, will eventually realize what's going on, but mom assures that she will make sure they know that nothing is going to change, and that this is a good thing for them, as well as their mom. In other news, multiple news outlets are reporting that Mariah says her ring is so heavy. *Plays violin*

 

SAG Awards Leave Viewers Craving for Leo and Kate Forever

The SAG Awards seating chart was a sight to behold, especially with sitting Leonardo DiCaprio next to his former co-star and best buddy Kate Winslet. When Leo picked up his award for The Revenant, Kate was so unbelievably excited for him, that she jumped up and threw her arms around him. This reignited all those feels we had about Jake and Rose from Titanic and set the internet into a frenzy. That's real love right there. See the clip below:

 

Vanessa Hudgens' Father Dies Hours Before Grease Live! Performance, Hudgens Kicks It Out Of The Park In His Honor

They say "The Show Must Go On" and that's exactly what did happen, as Vanessa Hudgens gives one of the most important performances of her career while her personal life lays in the balance of the passing of her father. She tweeted this out, sharing that her performance would be for him. The strong lady got out and performed her character as Rizzo in FOX's Grease Live! and absolutely nailed it.

 

Behind The Scenes Of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

Eddie Redmayne and the rest of the cast, along with J.K. Rowling as her first screenplay, have recaptured the invigorating sense of wonder for the Harry Potter World  with the behind the scenes of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. By watching this clip, you'll see how things are coming to life, what characters are going to be introduced, and how all of the story will intertwine for 2016's release. We wonder and hope they will leave the door open for more once this first one is completed.

 

Whitey Bulger Says That Black Mass Is "Pure Fiction"

PageSix reports that Bulger, the notorious fiend of Boston crime that was depicted by Johnny Depp, saying that “Many years ago, shot up the building with a 12 ga pump shot gun . . . This movie is pure fiction!” and Whitey signed the note with 1428A, his prison number. From the report, Depp had tried to meet with Bulger, and had sent him many letters, and the mobster had "torn them up," along with getting a letter through Bulger's attorney saying that he "respectfully declines." There was no note in the PageSix article as to how Depp feels about this note from 1428A.

 

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