Did you catch all the red carpet looks and wins at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards? Have you heard about the new cozy ‘Bearbnb?’ Did you know that four civilians just orbited the Earth? You have the questions. We have the answers. Let’s get started, because this week is packed with hot trends.
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- National Coffee Day – Sept. 29
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Trends You Should Know
- The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards was back in person in L.A. on Sunday with about 500 nominees and guests. Netflix topped all the networks and streaming services with the most awards, collecting seven wins for “The Crown,” two for “The Queen’s Gambit” and one award for “Halston.” HBO wasn’t far behind with nine awards for four of its hit shows. “Ted Lasso” on Apple TV+ was a big name throughout the night, winning four awards. For the first time, women swept both directing categories in the same year, as “The Crown’s” Jessica Hobbs and “Hacks” Lucia Aniello won awards for outstanding directing for a drama series and a comedy series, respectively.
- Now you can cozy up in a Winnie the Pooh-inspired house on your next vacation. Airbnb just listed this house, nestled in Ashdown Forest in the U.K., in honor of Pooh Bear’s 95th anniversary. This “Bearbnb” was inspired by the classic illustrations of E.H. Shepard who worked with Winnie the Pooh creator, A.A. Milne. Winnie the Pooh’s tree house is brought to life in this unique experience that pays homage to the original adventures that so many have loved for 95 years.
- Four civilians rocketed into orbit last week aboard SpaceX’s Dragon capsule for a history-making tourism mission that was out of this world. They were the first crew to orbit the Earth without a professional astronaut on board. One of the four crew members, Sian Proctor, made history as the first Black woman to serve as a spacecraft pilot, and 29-year-old Hayley Arceneaux became the youngest American to ever travel space. The joyride doubled as a St. Jude fundraiser, raising $160 million by Saturday and then gaining another $50 million donation from Elon Musk.
- If you watch horror movies like it’s your job, then maybe it’s time to get paid for it. This Halloween season, two companies are forking out the cash to lucky viewers who will get paid $1,300 to watch 13 horror movies. DISH Network just kicked off a spooky promotion, requiring one fan to watch Stephen King’s most chilling adaptions, like The Shining and Carrie. The website FinanceBuzz is offering a nail-biting challenge of its own by hiring a Horror Heart Rate Analyst to watch a series of high and low-budget movies from A Quiet Place to Paranormal Activity. Both companies are giving out goodies to go along with the gig like a Fitbit to track heart rate during movie time. Are you up for the job?
Thanks for meeting with us here on the Bolt Blog each week to check out the latest trends. We’ll see you back for more exciting news next Monday.