Sure, we might not write in-depth cultural critiques of everything that makes a splash on pop culture’s radar every week, but that doesn’t mean we’re not talking about it around the Vv Magazine office watercooler. That’s why, every Friday, Vv Magazine’s editors roundup the stuff we loved, hated, debated, and obsessed over during the week that was with Vv’s Over-rated/Under-rated. We’re not ashamed to admit that we do more than just keep up with the Kardashians — we have office polls on what everyone from Bruce Jenner and Kate Middleton to Marc Jacobs and Justin Trudeau will do next…
Over-rated: The New Q Host, Shad
Well, now what are we supposed to do with the “Congratulations, Sook-Yin Lee!” banner we made, CBC?
Under-rated: Kate Middleton’s decidedly un-fashion week style influence
While Kim Kardashian was either wearing too many or too few articles of clothing at Paris Fashion Week, Kate Middleton visited the set of Downton Abbey (the Duchess at Downton — seriously!) in a £69.00 off-white maternity chic coat, which sold out almost immediately. No word if anyone anywhere has ever purchased a fur bikini thanks to Kimye.
Over-rated: Canadian reality TV show, Hockey Wives
If we wanted to watch watered-down WAGs wear Dynasty-era cocktail dresses while crying into chalices of expensive red wine about private school waitlists, we’d go to Rosedale.
Under-rated: Ben Stiller & Owen Wilson walk Valentino to promote Zoolander 2
Perhaps we have Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner to blame for making us believe Hollywood reality TV royalty are the new 90s supermodels, but Hansel and Derek looked just as good as the working male models at Paris Fashion Week who are paid to be really, really, really ridiculously good-looking.
Over-rated: Lucasfilms announces Star Wars: Episode VIII release date
Quick — save the date: May 26, 2017! Or — better still — don’t. Perhaps something better to do might come up between now and over two years from now.
Under-rated: Ed Westwick Returns to TV
He’s changing cities, but our favourite Gossip Girl bad boy Ed Westwick is returning to a telly near you to play a serial killer in L.A. Crime… so basically West Coast Chuck Bass.
Over-rated: Kim Kardashian had a nip slip
A nip slip after you’ve seen the full Ray J sex tape is like getting a teaspoon sampler of Ben and Jerry’s Chunky Monkey after you’ve already gorged yourself on an entire tub.
Under-rated: Madonna dated Tupac
Just when we thought she was starting to slip up, the Queen of Pop reminded us why she’s the most legendary person on Earth. When speaking of her famous head-butting appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman in the 90s, Madge told Howard Stern, “I was dating Tupac Shakur at the time and the thing is he got me all riled up about life in general. So when I went on the show I was feeling very gangsta.” Tupac? Riled up? Gangsta? Those four words are everything we look for in a Tinder profile.
Over-rated: Buzzfeed is coming to Canada
Just when you thought Canadian national identity couldn’t be more fractured, America’s beloved Buzzfeed is coming to town to tell you who you are in 18 to 27 hilarious gifs.
What are your thoughts on Vv Magazine’s “Over-rated/Under-rated: Shad, The New Face of Q “? Who do you think should take over Jian’s position? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us your thoughts @ViewTheVibe.