Match Weekend Mashup | August 23, 2013

Every Friday 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!


iPlastic? As Apple devotees are anticipating the reveal of the newest iPhone “5S” in September, there might be another new device making its way to town. Tech blogs everywhere are heating up with rumors of a new cell phone, a cheaper version of the iconic iPhone, the iPhone 5C. The 5C is said to come in a variety of different colors due to its plastic backing. If the rumors hold true, the iPhone 5C will serve as the replacement of the iPhone 4S, slowly edging the 4S out of production.

North West makes her celebaby debut: The long-awaited glimpse of North West, daughter to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, made waves on Twitter Friday morning. Grandma Kris Jenner tweeted a picture of the famous tot after the picture was shown during her interview with proud papa Kanye at her talk show, Kris. The two-month old has been living undercover, literally, since her birth and rumors swirled to see how much her picture would garner from the glossies.

We want you back, ‘NSYNC: The rumor mill is going crazy with speculations of an ‘Nsync reunion at the MTV VMAs this Sunday. The rumors started when it was announced that Justin Timberlake would be receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the show. An MTV source has said the producers of the awards show are “trying to make it happen” but the members of the beloved former boy band remain mum on the subject.

Ben Affleck, Batman? Warner Bros. announced Thursday, amid much controversy, that Ben Affleck will play the caped crusader in the sequel to Man of Steel, the latest Superman movie. Critics and fans speculated that either Ryan Gosling or Josh Brolin would claim the iconic role. This movie will be the first time Superman and Batman have been featured on the same screen.

“Out” of Prison: Wentworth Miller, star of Prison Break, revealed that he was gay after being invited to attend a film festival in Russia. Miller declined to attend due to Russia’s harsh laws against the LGBTQ community. Miller joins the ranks of stars like Lady Gaga, Anderson Cooper and Tilda Swinton, all who have spoken out against the Russian government. Disney star Lucas Cruikshank also came out this week via his YouTube channel.

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

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