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. The last time Instagram exhibited some errors was earlier this year in January, and this week Insta-users had to endure the pain all over again. Thanks to a compilation by Buzzfeed, the world’s reactions summed up the general feeling that day.

 

 

 

Needless to say, smart phone users had to do without publishing a filtered photo even if it did save them a few bits of data.

 

Caitlyn Jenner’s motivation

Caitlyn Jenner’s recent transformation has inspired many, and she continues to promote that positive energy as noted in her recent speech at the ESPY Awards Ceremony.

“But the real truth is, before a few months ago, I had never met anybody else who was trans, who was like me. I had never met a trans person, never. Now, as you just saw, I dealt with my situation on my own in private, and that turned this journey into an already incredible education…If there’s one thing I do know about my life, it is the power of the spotlight. Sometimes it gets overwhelming, but with attention comes responsibility.”

 

Jenner used her publicity as a promotional tool to spread awareness of the struggles within the LGBTQ community. At the very least, this speech sheds a positive light on a subject that society is beginning to embrace. As long as it remains a hot topic of conversation, society will move forward in open discussion.

 

Cercei from Game of Thrones

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” was nominated for 24 Emmy nominations this year. (metro.co.uk)

Emmy Nominations

The list of nominees for the 2015 Emmy Awards were recently announced, recognizing some of the greatest television shows that have gained traction in the last year. Popular favorite “Game of Thrones” earned 24 nominations in total, and “American Horror Story: Freak Show” was nominated for 19 categories. While these shows take the lead as most nominated, it serves as inspiration for new programs such as “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “Better Call Saul,” follow-up to recently popular “Breaking Bad.” Andy Samberg is scheduled to host the award ceremony on September 20 in Los Angeles.

 

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