Weekend Mashup | August 9, 2013

Every Friday Match.com will give you a summary of all things relevant and hot in the media from the week that you should know for your weekend date!

Match.com Weekend Mashup News Singles

First’s The Worst, Second’s The Best? After having her heart broken by Brooks, Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock gives Chris Siegfried her final rose. The dramatic finale took many twists and turns as Desiree struggled with gaining closure over Brooks’ sudden departure and sorting out her feelings for the other two men left. Eventually, Desiree let Drew go, telling him that she doesn’t see a future with him and settled with Chris, the man who was “always by her side.”

Take Me OUT of The Ballgame: The MLB is looking to suspend around 20 players due to a scandal involving performance-enhancing drugs. New York Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez, baseball’s highest paid player, is one of the players facing suspension. ESPN says this is potentially the worst drug-abuse case in the history of U.S. sports.

Short Hair Don’t Care: Beyoncé became the latest celebrity to join the cropped hair club. Queen Bey made headline news on Thursday when she Instagram-ed photos of her rocking a pixie cut. Beyoncé hasn’t disclosed a reason for her dramatic haircut but some sources think the new do was inspired after she got her hair caught in a fan during one of her concerts last month.

Breezy No More: Chris Brown tweeted plans to retire from the music industry on Tuesday after the release of his new album, “X”. Brown complained that he’s “tired of being known for a mistake he made when he was 18,” referencing the assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna. Brown went on to say that he was “over” the whole incident and wants to be recognized for his musical talent. The tweets were taken down later that day.

Hoodie Mania: For its September issue, Ebony has published a collection of four different covers featuring celebrities and the Martin family to pay tribute to the fallen teen, Trayvon Martin. Spike Lee, Boris Kodjoe and Dwyane Wade are on their respective covers with their sons, all clothed in the infamous gray hoodie Trayvon was slain in. The magazine covers are a part of the outrage that fueled the country after George Zimmerman was acquitted.

Happy weekend! Let us know your thoughts on any of the stories above in the comments.

  • Veronica_72_

    True love comes from the inside out
    by and deep into
    is not in the hair
    Long live the freedom of all
    to be who they are and want to be!

    Sincerely
    Veronica.