Jamie Quinn

Editorial Intern writing and producing content for www.whatstrending.com.

Stories by Jamie Quinn

Duke and Duchess of Sussex Welcome First Child

Buckingham Palace has announced that Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, have welcomed a baby boy! Meghan Markle, a former American actress turned British royalty, gave birth this morning at 5:26 AM British Summer Time (BST). This is the couple’s first child, and they have yet to pick a name for him. Prince Harry said that they are “still thinking about names. The baby’s a little bit overdue, so we’ve had a little bit of time to think about it, but that’s the next bit. In an Instagram post, the royal family announced the arrival of the monarchy’s newest

Chewbacca Actor Dies

Peter Mayhew, known best for playing the lovable Wookiee, Chewbacca, in the Star Wars franchise has died, he was 74. His family released a statement soon after the actor passed. “The family of Peter Mayhew, with deep love and sadness, regrets to share the news that Peter has passed away. He left us the evening of April 30, 2019 with his family by his side in his North Texas home.” Peter Mayhew began acting in 1976. Not long after, he was cast in the iconic role of Chewbacca, Han Solo’s loyal sidekick. The original Star Wars was released in 1977,

Latest ‘Game of Thrones’ Episode Was Too ‘Dark’

“Did I fail a vision test or did anyone else not see what the f*** was going on for like 90% of the episode?” Comic book author B.J. Mendelson said what everyone was thinking on Sunday after watching the latest Game of Thrones episode, the hit Home Box Office (HBO) series. Game of Thrones, is a dark and disturbing show. However, the most recent episode was ‘dark’ in a different way. “The Long Night” featured the largest battle ever filmed for the series. Unfortunately, many couldn’t enjoy it because they found it hard to see. Viewers took to twitter to

Taylor Swift is BACK

Taylor Swift has returned with new single! After launching a mystery weeks-long countdown on her website and social media, ending on midnight, April 26, the country singer turned pop sensation dropped the song, “ME!,” accompanied by a music video. Swift collaborated with Panic! at the Disco’s lead vocalist Brendon Urie in the upbeat single. The two definitely work well together! In an interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts, Swift gave some insight into what the track is about.   “It’s about embracing your individuality and celebrating it and owning it. With a pop song, we have the ability to get a

Hundreds Die in Coordinated Sri Lankan Bombings

Easter Sunday was rocked by a string of coordinated bombings in Sri Lanka. The bombings occurred at churches and hotels, killing at least 290 people and injuring 500. It is believed that Christians and tourists were the primary targets of the attacks. According to the Associated Press, 31 foreign-nationals were among the dead. The U.S. State Department confirmed that at least four Americans have been identified as victims. This is one of the deadliest attacks since the 9/11. The United Nations called the bombings “heinous and cowardly terrorist attacks.”   According to The Guardian, six of the explosions took place

Inspiration for ‘The Conjuring’ Dies

Lorraine Warren, the real-life inspiration for The Conjuring, has died at the age of 92. The New England Society for Psychic Research released a statement saying that she passed away in her sleep.  “It is with deep sadness that I must announce that Lorraine Warren has passed away. She died peacefully in her sleep at home last night.” Warren, a world renowned paranormal investigator and “demonologist,” was portrayed on-screen by actress Vera Farmiga in The Conjuring movies. The third installment of the series set to be released in September of 2020.  Lorraine Warren and her husband, Ed Warren, worked as

Amazon Employees Are Listening to your Conversations

If you have an Amazon Echo device, then listen up! Amazon, Inc. has hired thousands of people world-wide to listen to voice recordings which the devices capture on a daily basis. Amazon’s intents may not be evil, but it’s still creepy! Their goal is to help improve how the “Alexa” software responds to voice commands. Amazon says that this “helps us train our speech recognition and natural language understanding systems, so Alexa can better understand your requests, and ensure the service works well for everyone.” Employees have signed non-disclosure agreements that prevent them from speaking about their work with Amazon.

Lori Loughlin Pleads NOT Guilty

Actress Lori Loughlin, known for playing Aunt Becky on Full House, pleaded not guilty to federal charges against her on Monday. Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, are charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering in the “Operation Varsity Blues” college entrance bribery scandal. The couple is currently free on bail, with Loughlin’s being set at $1 million. Loughlin and Giannulli are among the most high-profile defendants in the massive scheme. Felicity Huffman of Desperate Housewives was also implicated, along with several other wealthy perpetrators. Huffman is said to be pleading guilty next

‘Monsters, Inc.’ Returns with Spin-off Show

  Mike and Sully are back! The Monsters, Inc. universe has seen two movies so far, Monsters, Inc. (2001) and Monsters University (2013), but now the iconic film franchise is getting its own show! Monsters at Work is set to premiere on the Disney+ streaming platform in 2020. The Disney+ platform itself is launching in late 2019. The series will see the return of the franchise’s original voice actors such as John Goodman (Sulley), Billy Crystal (Mike Wazowski), and others! Ben Feldman, known for his roles in Superstore and Mad Men, will voice the show’s central character, Tylor Tuskmon. The

School’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ Play with Service Dog Goes VIRAL

17-year-old Erin Bischoff, who plays Dorothy in Hasbrouck Heights High School’s production of “The Wizard of Oz, sings proudly on stage. The only difference between her and others who have played the iconic character? She’s in a wheelchair.   Miss Bischoff, a senior, was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, commonly referred to as “brittle bone disease.” Essentially, this genetic condition causes one’s bones to break easily.  Despite this, she makes the best of things. She’s been performing since she was in sixth grade. This is the first time she’s played a leading role. “I was more expecting like a secondary role,”

Journalist Goes VIRAL for STANDING UP Against Harassment

  Joanna Chiu, a journalist with The Star Vancouver, recently chronicled an incident of harassment which took place on a flight from Toronto to Vancouver. Chiu wrote about the episode on a viral twitter thread, and later followed up with an op-ed article. Chiu was seated in the row in front of a teenage girl and a man in his thirties. The young woman’s family was sitting elsewhere on the plane. Chiu took notice of the situation from the very beginning. “He started off by asking about her career plans and laughed when she said she wanted to be CEO

Emilia Clarke Almost Died…Twice

  32-year-old Emilia Clarke, best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen  on the hit show, Game of Thrones, opened up this week about her near-death experiences. In a personal essay for The New Yorker, the star wrote about her health scares that began in 2011 with a distressing episode at the gym when she was just 24-years-old. “I was getting dressed in the locker room of a gym in Crouch End, North London, when I started to feel a bad headache coming on. I was so fatigued that I could barely put on my sneakers. When I started my

Sam Smith genderqueer coming out

Sam Smith Comes Out as Non-Binary

  26-year-old singer and songwriter Sam Smith, known for hits like “Stay with Me” and “I’m not the Only One,” came out as gender non-binary today. In an interview on Jameela Jamil’s Instagram show I Weigh Interviews, Smith said: “I’ve always had a little bit of a war going within my body and my mind…I’m not male or female. I think I float somewhere in between. It’s all on the spectrum… Non-binary/genderqueer is that you do not identify in a gender. You are a mixture of all different things. You are your own special creation.” Smith also talked about body

PewDiePie ‘Sickened’ By New Zealand Shooting

At least 49 people were killed and dozens more seriously wounded in two related mass shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand. According to the New York Daily News, the massacres took place during prayer services in the Masjid Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Masjid Mosque, which are about three miles apart. Police also discovered two improvised explosive devices on scene, which were later defused. Officials are categorizing the attack as terrorism. The attack was live-streamed to social media. Websites like Facebook and YouTube are currently working to remove the graphic footage. During the video, the attacker tells viewers “Remember lads, subscribe