Here’s All the Culture News You Missed This Week
Mean Girls is coming back to the big screen
Are you ready for some meta pop culture news? Tina Fey is working on a new Mean Girls film, inspired by the Mean Girls Broadway play, which was inspired by the 2004 Mean Girls film. “I’m very excited to bring Mean Girls back to the big screen,’ Tina Fey, who wrote both the film and the stage adaptation, said in a statement. “It’s been incredibly gratifying to see how much the movie and the musical have meant to audiences. I’ve spent sixteen years with these characters now. They are my Marvel Universe and I love them dearly.” Taking cues from both the original film and the stage production, the new iteration of the iconic project will be a musical film helmed by Fey and the Broadway play’s composer and lyricist.
— Mean Girls Broadway (@MeanGirlsBway) January 23, 2020
Michelle Obama revealed her workout playlist
Leave it to the Obamas to give us a dose of inspiration right when we need it most. This past week, the former First Lady shared her workout playlist with her millions of social media followers in the hope that it would inspire them to stick to their fitness-focused New Year’s Resolutions. Songs on the playlist include “3005” by Childish Gambino, “Soulmate” by Lizzo, “Press” by Cardi B and “One Kiss” by Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa. There’s even a bonus Cool Down section, which includes tracks like “Blessed” by Daniel Caesar, “Godspeed” by Frank Ocean and “Honesty” by Pink Sweat$.
It's about that time when New Year's resolutions get a bit harder to stick to. To offer a little inspiration, I want to share my go-to #WorkoutPlaylist with you. These songs always seem to give me that extra boost to get through my toughest workouts. What's on your playlist? pic.twitter.com/GFP56Yi9A6
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) January 19, 2020
Cole Sprouse is set to star in a new podcast
According to Vulture, Riverdale star Cole Sprouse is set to star in and produce a new fiction podcast titled Borrasca. The official series synopsis says the story “follows Sam Walker, whose parents move him and his sister to the picturesque mountain town of Drisking, Missouri. It quickly becomes clear there may be more to the town than what they can see on the surface. When his sister suddenly disappears, Sam becomes obsessed with untangling the local lore, the juvenile rhymes and legends taking on an entirely new — and dark — meaning as more teens continue to disappear.” So, as the voice of Sam, Sprouse will be playing an amateur sleuth determined to get to the bottom of his town’s dark secrets. Which essentially means he’ll just be playing Jughead again? Stay tuned for more updates.
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) January 21, 2020
The names of Archie’s godparents were revealed
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been tight-lipped about many things when it comes to their son Archie, but this week it was revealed who the young royal’s godparents are. According to The Sunday Times, Harry’s childhood nanny Tiggy Pettifer was named Archie’s godmother, while Harry’s good friends Mark Dyer and Charlie van Straubenzee are two of his godfathers. In terms of why these three were chosen, Page Six notes: “Pettifer looked after both Harry and William from 1993 to 1999, playing an important role in their lives after the 1997 death of their mother, Princess Diana. Dyer has been more of a mentor to Harry, helping him establish his charity Sentebale, while Straubenzee is a childhood friend of both Harry and William.”