The prospect of voting in the year of 2022 should not come remotely close to as difficult as it did in 1965. If the Biden administration’s struggle to pass voting rights the week of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday is any reflection of this upcoming Mercury Retrograde, then we’re all in for a doozy. So, in case you were waiting to hear a definitive answer about quality mask distribution by the government from Vice President Harris, or busy being one of the Lord’s favorites and unboxing your Telfar that you ordered during Bag Security III way sooner than you anticipated, here’s a few things you might have missed this week.
1. Ronnie Spector of “The Ronettes” Dies
Ronnie Spector of The Ronettes, portrait, London, August 1974. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)
Only 14 days in and 2022 has already claimed the lives of so many beloved celebrities. Of them, includes ’60s rock ‘n’ roll siren Ronnie Spector. She was 78. The Ronettes’ frontwoman died on January 12 after a brief battle with cancer. Her sister and bandmate Estelle Bennett passed away in 2009, leaving their cousin Nedra Talley as the only living member of the original trio. Zendaya—who was hand-picked by Spector, will star as the late icon in the upcoming A24 biopic—posted a heartfelt tribute to the singer on Instagram following the news of her death. The Euphoria star wrote, “Ronnie, being able to know you has been one of the greatest honors of my life.” She continued, “You are a magical force of greatness and the world of music will never be the same.”
2. Coachella Festival Sold Out
While The Golden Globes can’t find celebrities to the award show, Coachella is booked. The passes presale was annonced on Wednesday. On Friday, in 75 minutes, the passes for the three day-long, multiple weekend music festival reportedly sold out. With Ye (formerly known as Kanye West) as one of the headliners, festivalgoers can expect performances from Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, City…