Ed Sheeran Gets Into a Nasty Bike Accident, and It Could Mean Bad News For His Tour

Singer and erstwhile Game of Thrones star Ed Sheeran took to Instagram this morning to confirm reports that he’d been injured whilst cycling in London recently. Reports suggest Ed was knocked down by a car, and the photo of his cast and sling show the injuries he sustained from the accident. «I’ve had a bit of a bicycle accident,» Ed (under)stated in the post.

This could be bad news for fans who have tickets to see Ed at his upcoming shows in Asia: he’s set to kick off the next leg of his tour in Taipei on Oct. 22, but says he’s now awaiting medical advice as to whether he’ll be able to perform. Even if he does make those dates, it’s looking highly unlikely that he’ll be able to play guitar. Here’s hoping he makes a quick recovery and doesn’t have to make too many changes to upcoming gigs.

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How Supreme Leader Snoke Could Be the «Last Jedi» in Star Wars

Now that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is officially in a galaxy not so far away, we’re revving up our engines and trying to figure out what will happen next. In January, the official title reveal for the film sent us into overdrive. Upon initial inspection, eagle-eyed fans have noted that the titles form a sentence. Then, of course, there’s the larger and simpler looming question: who, exactly, is this last Jedi? Even though we’ve mostly been looking at the good guys as candidates, one internet theorist has turned to the dark side. Enter Reddit user AnakinKardashian (lol). According to the theory, Supreme Leader Snoke is the last Jedi.

The Strange and Recent Focus on Jedi History

Recent installments of the franchise have been drawing our attention to Jedi history. In Rogue One, we see the planet Jedha, which is where the nature of the Force was first explored and where the Jedi religion was essentially started. In The Force Awakens (this includes the movie and its novelization), we learn that Luke is in search of the original Jedi temple.

OK, So, What Does That Have to Do With Snoke?

It’s no secret that Snoke is very, very ancient. In The Force Awakens, he says he witnessed the rise and fall of the Galactic Empire. This means he’s been around since the Anakin Skywalker trilogy (Episode IEpisode 3), at the very least. But hey, there’s nothing confirming or denying that he’s older. It’s aso worth noting that Kylo Ren’s lightsaber is of a very ancient design. And guess where it came from? Snoke himself. If Snoke’s aware of ancient lightsaber designs, his experience could stretch farther back than we think. Plus, his knowledge of lightsabers also would tie him, even if tangentially, to the ancient Jedi Order.

How This Could Tie Into The Last Jedi

AnakinKardashian posits that we could be venturing into Jedi history because the ancient order of the Jedi is much, much different from the Jedi as we know them in the present. «What if what we know as Jedi are not really Jedi after all?» the post asks. «What if Snoke is the last Jedi, in its original form?» If Snoke really is that last living member of the original Jedi order, it connects this new obsession with Jedi history, Snoke’s age, Kylo Ren’s ancient lightsaber design, and Luke’s quest for the first Jedi temple. What’s more, if the theory that Snoke appears in Rogue One holds up, it strengthens the argument even more. In the Star Wars universe, anything is possible, right?

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5 Theories That Could Explain Who Rey’s Parents Are in Star Wars

We came away from watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens with more questions than we can count, but the one that hasn’t stopped itching our brains since we left the movie theater all the way back in 2015 is the matter of Rey’s parents. While the character, played by Daisy Ridley, is unquestionably the hero of Episode VII, much of her past and familial lineage is shrouded in mystery.

J.J. Abrams shed some light on the topic during an appearance at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2016 that seems to have ruled out the biggest theories about Rey’s parents, saying, «Rey’s parents are not in Episode VII, so I can’t possibly say in this moment who they are. But I will say it is something that Rey thinks about, too.» Is Abrams just trying to throw fans off the scent of Rey’s real parents? Now that the official trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been revealed, we’re revisiting our major theories.

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30 Times Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, and Lily Tomlin Were the 3 Best Friends Anyone Could Have

One of the best moments from this year’s Emmy Awards was the reunion between BFFs Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton. The trio, who starred together in the iconic 1980 comedy 9 to 5, hit the stage to present the award for outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or movie and took a shot at our current president, saying, «In 1980, we refused to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot boss . . . and in 2017, we still refuse to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot boss.»

Needless to say, it was amazing to see these three together again: back in January, Dolly and Jane were supposed to link up to present Lily with a lifetime achievement award at the SAG Awards, but when Jane got sick, Dolly went it alone (and killed it). These days, Lily and Jane star side by side in the Netflix series Grace and Frankie, which garnered them both Emmy nominations on Sunday night, and Dolly is still gracing the stage on concert tours — but despite their busy schedules, the three are still close friends. We’re taking a look back at their cutest moments together over the years.

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We Knew We Could Count on Vanessa Hudgens to Dress Up For Halloween Already

Vanessa Hudgens is an actress, singer, and the better half of Austin Butler, but she also holds a title that many other celebrities only wish they could obtain — she’s the freaking queen of October. As soon as midnight hits on Oct. 1 every year, Vanessa starts flooding her Instagram with spooky photos, creepy quotes, and her many Halloween costumes. Literally, our girl wastes no time getting into the terrifying spirit, and we love her so much for it.

Even though we’re only one week into October right now, you better believe Vanessa is already dressing up. On Friday, the actress shared photos of her and her friend dressed as characters from The Craft on Instagram. «We are the weirdos, mister,» she wrote alongside a black and white snap, quoting the beloved movie. If this tells us anything, it’s that we have so many more spooky and sweet moments from Vanessa to look forward to this month.

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Morning Briefing: We Could All Die Today. Or Maybe Not. We’ll See!

Lots going on this morning. Here’s a brief overview:

The Calm Before the Storm — During a gathering of military officials, Donald Trump suggested yesterday that we were in the «calm before the storm,» but refused to offer any explanation as to what that storm is. ISIS? North Korea? A slew of White House terminations? Trump’s weekly bowel movement?

Most likely it’s nothing, because this is simply what Trump does — as he has threatened North Korea with nuclear annihilation on many occasions, but doesn’t follow through on anything, just as he has on many, many occasions, said, «You’ll find out soon.» (We never find out.) So, you know: We’re probably not all going to die today! But we might! You you never know … !

Morongate Day 3Axios is reporting that Trump «fumed» for two hours after NBC reported that Rex Tillerson called him a moron. In fact, «Chief of Staff John Kelly skipped Trump’s Las Vegas trip to «contain his boss’s fury and manage the fallout.» He was reportedly even angrier when Tillerson didn’t deny it during the press conference.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo is reportedly being floated as a possible replacement for Tillerson, but General Kelly is urging stability and asking that Trump not fire anyone else at least until the end of the year.

John Kelly’s Phone — Speaking of John Kelly, his personal cell phone was compromised, possibly as early as December, all the way through the summer. Hackers and/or foreign governments may have had access to it while he was Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

The Apprentice Tapes — A producer on The Apprentice is reminding us once again that there are tapes that exists from The Apprentice where Trump said some «really unfathomably despicable words,» including the N-word, plus insults toward women and Jews. Many, expectedly, are angry that the tapes weren’t released before the election, but I think the thing that most of us know now is that it wouldn’t have mattered, either way.

Obamacare Destruction — Trump is, indeed, following through on his threats to destroy Obamacare. Republican officials in Iowa sought permission from the Trump administration to fix health insurance markets in their state, but the Trump Administration denied the request. It’s yet another instance of Trump playing politics with the lives of people.

Corrupt White House — It wasn’t just Tom Price chartering private jets. Kellyanne Conway flew on those jets with Price. $ 800,000 has been spent for Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to fly on military jets; and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has repeatedly met with donors during government paid trips. «Donors paid up to $ 5,000 per couple for a photo with Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke at a fundraiser held during a taxpayer-funded trip to USVI.» The White House is completely submerged in the swamp.

The Steele Dossier — Over the summer, Bob Mueller and his people did meet with Christopher Steele, the British spy behind that dossier on Trump’s potential. That suggests, at least, that Mueller is taking those allegations seriously, as many of them have been corroborated.

The Unemployment Rate — For the first time in 7 years, the American economy lost jobs in September. Thirty-three thousand, in fact, though the hurricanes played a major factor in that.

A Positive Note — Best moment in TV history, or Bestest Moment?


Why the New Season of The Bachelor Could Be Pushed Back

Admit it — your Monday nights have lost their meaning ever since the last Bachelor franchise, Bachelor in Paradise, ended. But luckily, we never have to say goodbye to the drama-filled show for long! Next up on the list is The Bachelor, which means we’re ready to watch 25 gorgeous women fight over one equally gorgeous man.

People were pretty shocked that ABC decided to bring back a blast from the past, Arie Luyendyk Jr. Actually, #BachelorNation had a lot to say about it. But when will we finally get meanings back to our Mondays? From the looks of producer Mike Fleiss’s picture, Arie began filming with the ladies in September, which probably means there have been at least a dozen meltdowns by now.

Most recent new seasons of The Bachelor have begun on the first Monday in January — we’re looking at you, Nick Viall, Ben Higgins, Chris Soules, and beyond. But since that day falls on New Year’s Day, it could be pushed to Jan. 8. Then again, what’s a better way to mend a hangover than to watch women sob over a man they’ve known for five minutes? NOTHING. So by all means, ABC, get to airing!

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American Horror Story: This 1 Hint Could Mean Ally Is the Real Cult Leader

While watching this season of American Horror Story, one thing about Ally (Sarah Paulson) has continued to stick out to me — you know, in between her blood-curdling screams.

It’s interesting that Ally’s name is spelled the same way as a word you’d use to describe a close friend or associate; «ally» is usually the word of choice when you’re referring to a partner in crime (ahem) or a supporter (hmmm), as well as in the world of politics («political allies»). Over the past few years, we’ve also been seeing the term assigned to a person who has aligned themselves with a marginalized group — i.e., a straight ally to the LGBTQ+ community, a male ally to women’s rights, or a white ally to the Black Lives Matter movement. The spelling of Ally’s name definitely fits with the character — she’s a gay liberal who loves Barack Obama and seems to align herself with causes that support people of color and minority groups — but it could be a major hint at her potential involvement with the creepy clown cult that is currently terrorizing her. Will she become one of their allies?

There have been few theories about Ally possibly joining up with Kai and his cult, and others positing that she might even become the real leader. Evan Peters confirmed as much in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, saying, «Ally is very special to Kai because she is terrified of a lot and has phobia, the worst kind of fear. It’s a challenge for Kai to maybe take her in and make her the queen, his right-hand woman.» Peters added, «There’s something special and bewitching about her, where he sees her as an integral part of his master plan. Almost a heaven-sent figure.»

Seeing as the main cult members are connected by nature-inspired names, it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to assume that show creator Ryan Murphy would give a hefty dose of extra thought to his main character’s name as well.

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Could Will and Kate’s Third Child Affect Prince Harry’s Wedding Plans?

Princess Charlotte was barely whisked out of St. Mary’s Hospital and settled into the Anmer Hall nursery before speculation started about whether her parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, would have a third child. And then all our dreams came true on Sept. 4 when it was announced that Kate was expecting a new baby brother or sister for George and Charlotte. But could the new arrival have an impact on the other royal news that everyone is holding their breath for: the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? Possibly!

It’s clear that the lovebirds of around 18 months are head-over-heels, love-each-other-to-the-moon-and-back smitten kittens. In Meghan’s recent Vanity Fair interview, she confirmed what no one was surprised to hear: «We’re two people who are really happy and in love.» And at the recent Invictus Games, Harry broke with royal protocol by holding hands with his girlfriend at an official event — a humdinger of a sign that they are planning a future together. Add to this that Meghan apparently recently met the queen at her Scottish residence Balmoral, and all the signs are pointing to an announcement that will come sooner rather than later. Additionally, Harry has talked about his desire to have children, so it’s likely they will want to try for a family as soon as possible — although obviously not before they have walked down the aisle.

So, where does Cambridge baby No. 3 come into all of this? Well, the new arrival is due in the Spring, and because Harry is highly likely to want the Cambridges involved in his big day, it’s looking like a Harry/Meghan wedding won’t be happening until next Summer at the earliest. Harry acted as best man for William at his wedding in 2011, so William is sure to want to return the favor for his younger brother, while Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be first in line when it comes to page boys and bridesmaids.

Royal engagements tend to run for only around six months — because who needs more time to plan when you have a whole royal household to help out? — so if Harry and Meghan would like their big day to take place next Summer, we could now be seeing an engagement announcement around the end of this year or the beginning of 2018!

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«It Looks Like it Could Be the Return of Fall Television» «Seems Suspicious»

Outlander on Starz at 8:00pm ET.

The Simpsons on Fox at 8:00pm ET. 29th season premiere. Television is back with a vengeance tonight so apologies if I missed your particular favorite show to insult. I promise I’ll cycle around to it sometime this season. And here, we have The Simpsons back so they can premiere before it’s time to go off air for baseball playoffs.

Sunday Night Football: Indianapolis Colts at Seattle Seahawks on NBC at 8:20pm ET.

Ghosted on Fox at 8:30pm ET. Series premiere. The new series starring Adam Scott and Craig Robinson as… inept paranormal investigators. I understand this conceptually but since I consider most paranormal investigators to be inept generally I feel like this may be skewing too close to reality to actually be funny. But they are more than welcome to prove me wrong.

Wisdom of the Crowd on CBS at 8:30pm ET. Series premiere. This is a new series where Jeremy Piven crowd sources crime solving via «technology» to solve his daughter’s murder and prove that who cares about dedicated police officers, amateurs on the internet are just as good if you get enough of them together!


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