Fangirl Nonsense: There’s a new girl group on the rise! HYBE x Geffen have teamed up to create a global girl group using kpop methodology. The competition series called Dream Academy will air weekly on YouTube leading up to a live final with votes from viewers.
Charli XCX unfollowed Rina Sawayam on Instagram, sending the internet into a frenzy. Charli XCX took to Twitter to clear things up, but it only left us asking more questions about this pop power bestie duo, and whether or not Matty Healy of The 1975 is involved.
Olivia Rodrigo addressed the copyright issues on her first album Sour, saying that it was a big learning curve for her being a young adult in the industry. This comes after Olivia gave 50% writing credits to Taylor Swift and Paramore on Deja Vu and Good 4 U, respectively. Olivia also addressed rumors that the “bludsucker” from her song Vampire is actually Taylor Swift. While Olivia did not deny rumors, she said that she won’t tell who her songs are about.
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner are allegedly heading towards divorce, a source from TMZ says. Days prior a blind item appeared on Oh No They Didn’t, saying fans were speculating about a possible breakup due to the couple spotted separately, not wearing their wedding rings. We discuss how much weight this source and blind item have, and why TMZ seems to be painting a negative picture of Sophie Turner.
Sources for Joe Jonas And Sophie Turner Split + Olivia Rodrigo Addresses Copyrights
Meet the 20 Finalists for HYBE x Geffen ‘Dream Academy’ Global Girl Group Contest (Billboard, Rania Aniftos, August 28, 2023)
SM Entertainment Announces Strong Legal Action Against Sasaeng Of NCT’s Jaehyun (Soompi, M. Lim, August 22, 2023)
Charli XCX Explains Why She Unfollowed Rina Sawayama on Instagram (Billboard, Starr Bowenbank, Aug 30, 2023)
‘I had all these feelings of rage I couldn’t express’: Olivia Rodrigo on overnight pop superstardom, plagiarism and growing up in public (The Guardian, Laura Snapes, Sept 2, 2023)
Taylor Swift: Why Right Said Fred are credited on Look What You Made Me Do (BBC, August 2017)
Joe Jonas & Sophie Turner Head for Divorce (TMZ, Sept 3, 10:33AM EST)
Joe Jonas Retains Divorce Lawyer After 4 Years of Marriage to Sophie Turner: Source (People, Nicholas Rice, Sept 3, 2023 1:49PM EST)
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner both not wearing wedding rings. (Oh No They Didn’t!, September 2, 2023)