Stranger Things season 2 is filled with pop culture references and other goodies you may have missed. Here's what our Us chums found...
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With a series like Stranger Things, which places a lot of weight behind its nostalgia for 80s pop culture, any hidden references, allusions, and homages become key for audience enjoyment, especially for those who were the same age back then as the kids are in the show. Whether it be a song choice with particularly appropriate lyrics, a recognisable image meant to invoke an 80s movie or TV show, or a detail harkening back to season 1, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of all the easter eggs and references here.
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Just days ahead of Halloween, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star served up sassy and sexy with her husband, Kroy, who together dressed up in Playboy-themed costumes.
“So fun! In honor of an icon @hughhefner my gorgeous hubby @kroybiermann is channeling you tonight and Im channeling one of my fav Playmates of all time @tiffallon ” wrote Kim, who channeled Playmate Tiffany Fallon.
“Thank You @vintageinspiredbyjackie for making this perfect “Playboy Bunny” costume It’s a Dream! First time Kroy and I have Ever dressed up so fun #RHOAFinale #Pray4Me ” the 39-year-old wrote.
Newton-John wore a black, embellished blazer and coordinating trousers to the 12th Annual Denim, Diamonds & Stars for Kids With Autism at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village, California, where she was being honored as a 2017 ACTivist.
The event helps raise funds geared toward helping children with autism get access to medical care, behavioral therapy, assistive technology, social skills programs, basic safety equipment, and more.
It was just five months ago that Newton-John announced her cancer relapse. The 68-year-old actress told Today that
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the actress took to Instagram to share an emotional photo of herself crying over her hair loss as she underwent chemotherapy.
“This image is so personal to me,” she began. “I had started chemo. Was using a cold cap in hope to not lose my hair. End result was clumps in my hands.”
“I was sick, felt like I was losing myself,” she said. “Gained people and lost people. Got weak and got strong.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Prudential Hall
Location: 1 Center St., Newark; Capacity: 2,868; Tickets sold in 2017: 124,097*; President and CEO: John Schreiber
Located in downtown Newark, the “NJ Pac” is one of “the best-sounding rooms in the state,” says Umt Presents promoter Tony Pallagrosi. Home to the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the Pac also hosts a cross section of events and concerts by headliners including Paul Simon, Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello, as well as live TV broadcasts (“America’s Got Talent”), benefits, galas and dance troupes.
Count Basie Theatre
Location: 99 Monmouth St., Red Bank; Capacity: 1,568; Tickets sold in 2017: 122,303; President and CEO: Adam Philipson
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The storied nonprofit venue has played host to shows by Springsteen, Tony Bennett, Bon Jovi, Brian Wilson, James Brown, Louis C.K. and more. Having celebrated its 90th anniversary last year, the
Four months ago, the actress and singer learned that her breast cancer had returned after 25 years in remission and that the cancer has spread to her lower back. Newton-John originally thought that she had sciatica, and she recalled in the interview that "it was painful to walk."
When her doctor informed her that the cancer had returned and spread, Newton-John couldn't believe it.
"I never would have associated it, because in my mind it was over. I had finished with it," she said on...
The 68-year-old actress told Today that she initially thought her pain was due to sciatica. However, she soon learned she had breast cancer that had metastasized to the sacrum.
“I guess it was a little surprising,” she told Natalie Morales in an interview that aired Thursday morning. “I never would have associated it because in my mind, it was over. I had finished with it.”
However, Newton-John is not letting her diagnosis get her down. Although she admits to having dark moments,
“I can walk, but I can’t go long distances,” Newton-John revealed in a new interview with Australia’s 60 Minutes, as excerpted by Entertainment Tonight. “But I’ll get there, because I couldn’t walk at all a month or so ago.”
In May, doctors diagnosed Newton-John with breast cancer that had metastasized to the sacrum. The star initially postponed the first half of her concert tour
“I’d like to thank any of you in the audience who have sent me cards and well wishes and prayers,” she told the crowd Thursday at her concert in Evansville, Indiana’s Victory Theatre — one of the rescheduled shows she had after postponing dates in May due to severe back pain she thought at the time was sciatica.
Doctors would soon diagnose the 68-year-old
A rep for Olivia Newton-John tells Et exclusively, "Olivia is finishing her treatments and is excited to see her fans when she begins performing again next week."
The iconic singer also reached out to her fans with a health update recently, letting them know that she is "feeling better and so look forward to seeing you soon," months after revealing that she was going through a second bout with breast cancer.
Watch: Olivia Newton-John Reveals Her Breast Cancer Has Spread, Postpones Concert Dates
"I’d like to express my gratitude to all of you who sent such kind and loving messages of support over the past few months," Newton-John, 68, added. "Your prayers and well wishes have truly helped me, and continued to lift my spirits."
Watch the video above for her entire message.
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“Firstly, I’d like to express my gratitude to all of you who sent such kind and loving messages of support over the past few months,” Newton-John, 68, begins in a heartfelt video message before detailing the We Go Together campaign goals of The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre (Onj Centre).
“Your prayers and well wishes have truly helped me, and continued to lift my spirits,” she continues.
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