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Top 5 Pop Culture Moments From This Week (November 2014)

In no particular order…

1. Azealia Banks releases Broke With Expensive Taste on iTunes

I first knew about Azealia Banks in 2011 after she released “212” as a free digital download. Since then, instead of actually releasing an album, she’s been involved in over a dozen Twitter feuds. Well… the album is finally here! Banks released Broke With Expensive Taste, her debut album, on iTunes this week. Buy it here.

Here is the full tracklist.

01. Idle Delilah
02. Gimme a Chance
03. Desperado
04. JFK (feat. Theophilus London)
05. 212 (feat. Lazy Jay)
06. Wallace
07. Heavy Metal and Reflective
08. BBD
09. Ice Princess
10. Yung Rapunxel
11. Soda
12. Chasing Time
13. Luxury
14. Nude Beach A-Go-Go
15. Miss Amor
16. Miss Camaraderie

Let me know what you think in the comments below!

2. Toy Story 4 Announced for June 2017

The saga continues with Pixar’s Toy Story 4, which was announced this past Thursday. The fourth movie in the Toy Story franchise is scheduled to be released in June 16, 2017. John Lasseter will direct with Tom Hanks and Tim Allen returning to reprise their roles as Woody and Buzz Lightyear. (To think, many of you — myself included — weren’t even in the double digits when the first Toy Story came out in 1995.)

Rashida Jones will pen the script with her writing partner Will McCormack, who she worked with on Celeste & Jesse Forever.

3. Mean Girls Reunion for EW

Entertainment Weekly reunited some of the actresses from Mean Girls — Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, Lacey Chabert, and Tina Fey. Fey also wrote the movie.

Mean Girls, which remains as quotable as ever, first came out in 2004. It’s interesting to think about where all of these different performers ended up (Lohan, in particular) after all these years.

Read the full interview with all of them here.

4. Lea DeLaria Confronts An Anti-Gay Preacher on the Subway

TMZ posted a video this week of actress and comedian Lea DeLaria, who plays Big Boo on Orange Is the New Black, confronting an anti-gay preacher on a subway in NYC. DeLaria openly identifies as a lesbian and is quite iconic for being the first gay comic to appear on a late night talk show (The Arsenio Hall Show in 1993). In the video, DeLaria shouts, “Other people can believe other things and have every right to believe other things.” It may be futile but props to DeLaria for standing up to this guy.

5. FKA Twigs Makes Her American TV Debut On The Tonight Show

FKA Twigs has been selling out shows in the U.K. for a while and Adele recently recommended her to director Sam Mendes to work on the new James Bond soundtrack. Her live performance of “Two Weeks” on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon was her first American television debut. Her music comes across as very haunting and cerebral and — from talking to people and reading various comment threads — it doesn’t seem to be for everyone, but there’s no denying that she puts on quite the show. The visuals in this performance are quite stunning. Buy a digital copy of her album LP1 on iTunes.

Honorable Mention: Oprah posted her Favorite Things on her website.

oprah's favorite things 2014