Author Archives: Antoinette Ochoa

About Antoinette Ochoa

Antoinette Ochoa is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University, continuously following her passions for music and writing. Today, Antoinette bounces around Southern California teaching high school performing arts programs and participating in ensembles of her own. She also enjoys discovering the hidden gems of the cities around her and sharing her finds with her partner in crime. Follow her on Twitter @antoinette_8a

Taylor Swift’s streak of courtesies tainted by strict contract

Taylor Swift performs at the MTV VMAs

Taylor Swift’s reputation has been raised onto a pedestal, especially with her recent responses (which have all gone viral) to fans reaching out to her. However, her innocence and courtesy doesn’t necessarily extend to everyone in her star-studded world.   A photographer by the name of Jason Sheldon recently published his open letter to the “Bad… Read More

Pharrell’s ‘Freedom’ music video brings light to those oppressed

Music artist Pharell in his music video for "Freedom Shot"

To aid with the launch of Apple Music, Pharrell Williams launched his music video for new hit single, “Freedom.” The video is a compilation from global scenarios, such as people experiencing oppression or the challenge of attaining freedom.     Williams is dressed as a worker, with the first verse taking place in a work… Read More

When rap artists take notice: This week in the music industry

Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift’s battle royale Social media has taken the age old image of girl fights and calmed down the violence. Now, it’s all back talk and retweets, as recently demonstrated by Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift. When Minaj learned that her music video for “Anaconda” was not one of the listed nominees… Read More

Michelle Obama moves to empower the world one girl at a time

A woman walks in a library

First Lady Michelle Obama is making a name for herself by making sporadic cameos at female empowerment events. Recently, she made an appearance at a leadership summit hosted by UN Foundation for the campaign recognized as Girl Up.   The campaign promotes the idea of “leading global community of passionate advocates changing policies and raising… Read More

Nominees, words of courage, and momentary freak-outs: What people talked about this week

People Using Social Media Image

It’s easier to know the latest gossip in the entertainment industry when everything goes viral. What happens when it goes down? What has gone viral this week? What else has been broadcasted via the Internet? Read on to find out!   Instagram’s momentary shutdown Like any other website, social media platforms periodically experience technical difficulties.… Read More

Ed Sheeran’s pizza creation hits London Domino’s menus

Ed Sheeran graphic from CapitalFM promoting Sheeran's pizza deal with Domino's

Building Lego houses and thinking out loud are only two of Ed Sheeran‘s talents. Other than his skyrocketing music career, Sheeran is also a chef of sorts, emphasis on “of sorts.”   Prior to his back-to-back-to-back performance weekend in London, the teeny bopper artist tweeted to food conglomerate Domino’s Pizza that they should include his… Read More

Jennifer Hudson: “Dreamgirls,” “American Idol” star is ultimate wedding crasher

Jennifer Hudson embraces a homosexual couple on their wedding day

The recent Supreme Court ruling making gay marriage officially legal has sent many same-sex couples off to the chapels in their white attire.   Chris and Scott, partners for 14 years and fathers to four children, were among the many to engage in the sacrament of holy matrimony. As if a wedding ceremony isn’t magical… Read More

Audiences beware! Jack Black preparing to give you Goosebumps

The 1990s are earmarked with the terrifying series of “Goosebumps” novels. With titles such as “Say Cheese and Die!” and “Night of the Living Dummy,” the books created an unsettling reading environment for children and young adults. Over two decades later, the book series is coming to the big screen.   Unlike other older stories,… Read More

Stones, thrones, and some rock and roll: The best entertainment stories this week

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl sits on stage with a broken leg

A whirlwind of events have happened this week with some of our favorite musicians.  Let’s take a look to see what went down this week.   1. Foo Fighters’ Musical Throne Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters frontman, opened up to Consequence of Sound about some of his more recreational activities. When word spread of his fractured leg,… Read More