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Selena Gomez’s single, ‘Single Soon,’ is out soon; Margaret Qualley and Jack Antonoff got married in a star-studded ceremony, bringing A-listers like Taylor Swift and Lana del Rey to Jersey, of all places; and White Lotus actor Adam DiMarco is the new face of Bumble.
NETFLIX MAY BE LOSING APPROVAL DURING THE WRITERS’ STRIKE, BUT THE KIDS STILL LOVE IT, tubefilter
Despite negative perceptions from the WGA and SAG strikes, Netflix remains the favorite brand among Generation Alpha. A survey that polled 60,000 kids aged seven to 14 ranked Netflix as the “coolest” brand. Hopefully someone’s teaching Gen Alpha the definition of scabs.
CLOSE TO HALF OF AMERICAN ADULTS FAVOR TIKTOK BAN, reuters
Nearly half of American adults (47%) support a ban on the Chinese-owned social media app, citing national security concerns, according to a Reuters/Ipsos survey. The survey revealed a split between political parties, with 58% of Republicans and 47% of Democrats in favor of a TikTok ban.
'WANDERLOVE' IS THIS SUMMER'S DATING TREND, BUMBLE SAYS, mashable New research from Bumble found that more than half (53%) of users are hoping for a holiday romance this summer and that same amount report feeling more attractive when they're on vacation. (Given this marketing push, Bumble obviously wants people to use their app on vacation which makes the White Lotus casting pretty funny — they would have been better off with Simona Tabasco, but I’m sure she was too expensive.) Bumble’s research also found that the app users’ top travel destination this summer is the Greek Islands, but I could have told you that without a survey.
MILLENNIAL AND GEN Z COUPLES SAY THEY AREN’T GETTING MARRIED, BECAUSE IT’S TOO EXPENSIVE RIGHT NOW, fortune
83% wanted to marry eventually, but 73% found marriage too expensive due to rising costs, with the average U.S. wedding coming out to around $30,000. Fears of divorce, societal expectations, and changing views on marriage also played a role in their decisions.
‘DUNE: PART TWO’ IS SUPPOSED TO COME OUT THIS YEAR. THE STRIKES COULD CHANGE THAT, cnbc
As Hollywood strikes halt promotional efforts by stars and writers, studios must decide whether to keep release dates or postpone, risking dominance of premium screens. Dune stars Zendaya, Timothee Chalamet, Florence Pugh, and Austin Butler, who collectively have more than 200 million followers on Instagram, are beloved by Gen Z; promotion from these actors could be crucial to getting younger audiences into the theater.
WITH TIKTOK AND LAWSUITS, GEN Z TAKES ON CLIMATE CHANGE, nyt
“The fact that kids are taking this action is incredible,” said Badge Busse, 15, one of the plaintiffs in the Montana case. “But it’s sad that it had to come to us. We’re the last resort.”
One last thought: