The Pulse of Pop Culture

Whether it’s the latest movie review or celebrity gossip, you’ll find it here. You can also keep up with the latest sports news or find out more about a popular music artist.

The app’s home page features collected news on trending topics, or you can browse the app by categories like film and rising stars. It’s free and available on iOS and Android.

1. FirstLook

FirstLook is the leading entertainment news source in Asian-American homes. Its diverse cast of correspondents delivers Hollywood’s most important news, as well as in-depth profiles on the most compelling film and TV projects in development. First Look also supports fearless investigative journalism, innovative and cinematic nonfiction filmmaking, and press freedom initiatives to ensure a free society and a free press. Unlike Script Pipeline’s screenwriting and television writing competitions, FirstLook accepts entries that are not fully written or completed but have strong commercial potential. Winners and finalists receive extensive post-contest development to bring their projects to life. FirstLook is produced by the nonprofit First Look Media, founded by Pierre Omidyar.

2. E! Online

Originally known as E! Entertainment Television, the American basic cable channel showcase primarily focuses on celebrity-focused reality shows and movies. Currently, the channel is owned by the NBCUniversal Television and Streaming division of Comcast based in Los Angeles. Its official slogan, motto, jargon and tagline is The Pulse of Pop Culture.

The network also broadcasts daily entertainment news program E! News, which debuted on September 1, 1991. The weekday program and its hour-long weekend editions feature stories related to celebrities, the film, music and television industries. It is a flagship for the channel and one of its most popular and longest-running series. The network is known for its annual live red carpet pre-shows for the Primetime Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards and Academy Awards and former fashion critique series Fashion Police hosted by Joan Rivers.

The channel also carries some acquired programs such as reruns of the British lifestyle-based interview show Alice and Absolutely Fabulous, 20/20 lifestyle-based reruns previously carried by ABC and edited 60-minute versions of Saturday Night Live that were produced by NBCUniversal (now the parent company of the cable network). In addition, it has aired some low and mid-grossing films under the banner Movies We Love, but these films have since moved to sister network G4. The channel simulcasts some awards shows, including the People’s Choice Awards.

3. PopSugar

POPSUGAR is a leading entertainment and lifestyle app for women with breaking celebrity news, hot fashion trends, great workouts, mouthwatering recipes, beauty tips, original video content and more. The company was founded in 2005 by Lisa Sugar and her husband, Brian, and now has offices worldwide and hundreds of employees.

PopSugar’s audience loves to stay healthy and fit, but often doesn’t have enough time to keep up with a gym membership or find the best fitness products for their budget. To help, the publisher launched Glow, a four-week wellness program with daily workouts and videos, a meal plan and weekly workout calendar.

As the publisher’s traffic increased, it became challenging to keep up with the demand for high-quality content from advertisers. To address this issue, the company started The Bakery — a content studio that creates premium, custom content for advertisers and their audiences. The team also optimizes each piece for the specific platform — desktop, mobile and app — using header bidding to get better CPMs. This way, the team can deliver great ROI for their partners.

4. Bandcamp

In a post-Myspace, pre-Spotify era, Ethan Diamond founded Bandcamp to give musicians a platform that allows them to sell music on their own terms. The site also allows artists to create and sell t-shirts and other merchandise. Its community pages allow fans to follow artists and connect with them. In addition, the site offers a free subscription that lets users download and stream music in FLAC format – the highest quality available on the market.

It’s also possible to donate funds to specific causes via Bandcamp. During the CoVid pandemic, Bandcamp donated its revenue share to the ACLU and to the Transgender Law Center; it hosted fundraisers for the victims of gun violence and for racial justice, including a day of sales by Lizzy McAlpine that supported Black Lives Matter UK.

But the company’s most important contribution may be the sense of ownership it offers listeners. “It makes people feel like they’re part of the creation process,” says Diamond. It’s a crucial distinction from streaming services that put listeners in the role of consumer and harvest their data for profit.