Raven-Symoné baffles viewers

Raven-Symoné raises eyebrows in response to questions about her racial and sexual identity. By: Allison Wisyanski ~Staff Writer~ Raven-Symoné, former star of “The Cosby Show” and “That’s So Raven,” appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s premiere titled “Where Are They Now?” on Oct. 5. During the interview, Raven- Symoné sparked controversy through a statement regarding her race and created a new subject for the social media scene to attack. The interview started with a discussion about the tweet that she sent last year stating, “I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you.” After reading this tweet, Oprah asked whether … Continue reading Raven-Symoné baffles viewers

Emmys disappoint

By: Alison Wisyanski ~Staff Writer~ NBC hosted the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards this past Monday, Aug. 25 Reports state that almost 16 million people watched the awards show, but it didn’t score as many social media points as the Video Music Awards. There were only 215,000 tweets sent over a 24-hour period compared to the VMA’s 8,000 tweets per minute. The show had its second largest crowd in eight years, and it is the second most-watched Emmys in seven years with a 4.2 rating. Despite many new shows, two familiar shows, “Breaking Bad” and “Modern Family,” took home a plethora … Continue reading Emmys disappoint

Video Music Awards sparks controversy

Alex Spindler ~Arts & Entertainment Editor~ MTV hosted its annual Video Music Awards (VMAs) ceremony this past Sunday to record-breaking ratings. Various reports conclude that almost 22 million people watched the ceremony, and the broadcast prompted almost 8,000 tweets per minute. However, beneath the flash and glamour of the Moonman trophies, controversy ensued. This follows last year’s infamous showcase where Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke’s racy “twerking” sent tabloid newspapers over the edge. The usual drama and cat fights among the music industry divas such as Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj were enough to mollify the average watcher. Immature comments … Continue reading Video Music Awards sparks controversy