By Mackenzie Cutruzzula
If you’re reading this, it means you survived Winter Storm Jonas. It also means you survived the influx of Jonas Brothers-related memes that came with it. As your timelines flooded with “Burning Up” jokes and hopes that this would spark a reunion tour, the brothers got in on the action, as well. Joe Jonas posted a picture on Instagram of himself photoshopped as Elsa from “Frozen” with the caption, “Here I come.” His older brother Kevin also jumped on the “Frozen” bandwagon, posting a picture of himself photoshopped as the beloved snowman Olaf.
Hopefully, the memes and all of the people you follow on social media posting their best throwbacks to the blizzard of ’96 melt away faster than all of this snow will. In the meantime, you’ll probably be seeing even more Joe Jonas as his band gears up to make an appearance in “Grease LIVE.” Jonas’s band will be making a cameo as Johnny Casino and the Gamblers. The television event will take place on Sunday, Jan. 31, and will star Julianne Hough as Sandy and Aaron Tveit as Danny. The star-studded cast also features Vanessa Hudgens, Keke Palmer, Carly Rae Jepson and cameos from Boyz II Men and Mario Lopez.
If you weren’t born to hand jive, don’t fret — “Game of Thrones” has news to keep you excited. HBO released three teasers asking fans to pledge allegiance to House Stark, Lannister or Targaryen. The 25-second videos give clues to what’s in store this season for each of the families through the work of voice-over, but in true “Game of Thrones” fashion, there are no real indicators of who is talking or what is being talked about. It seems as though the Lannisters have vengeance on their minds, Daenerys Targaryen’s followers are losing faith and one of the Starks wants to take Winterfell back. That’s just my way of interpreting the cryptic messages that HBO released earlier in the week. We’ll find out when season six premieres on Sunday, April 24.
I can’t wait to find out if Jon Snow has risen from the dead, but for the non-believers out there, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have proven to the world that anyone (or any relationship) can rise from the dead. After being spotted vacationing in Australia together, the couple is reportedly engaged again. Cyrus was seen wearing her engagement ring while arriving at John F. Kennedy Airport after her visit Down Under, and sources claim Cyrus has recently moved into the Hemsworth residence in Malibu, Calif.
Although the couple has not officially confirmed the engagement, I can’t help but wonder — will the sparkly and erratic single Cyrus who the world has come to know get toned down or does Hemsworth support the racy outfits and alien-like Instagrams?
In other news, although One Direction is on hiatus now, bandmember Louis Tomlinson won’t be getting much of a break. His son with stylist Briana Jungwirth was born Friday, Jan. 22, and Tomlinson reported on Twitter that the baby is “healthy and pretty amazing.” The new mom and dad are close friends, but Tomlinson has also been linked to actress Danielle Campbell as recently as New Year’s Eve.
This year will certainly be a year of change for the boy band member, but this an exciting time. I hope you’re still sticking to your new year’s resolutions, but if you aren’t, don’t worry — you’re not alone. I broke my promise to stop watching so much Netflix, too.