Catch the Drift

By Zach Logan, News Editor

Our news editor gives you a look at what’s trending, so you don’t get left ashore.

Cup Controversy

  • Starbucks is now brewing controversy over their new holiday cocupffee cups. This year, the company decided to do away with the reindeer, ornaments, and other holiday symbols in exchange for a simple red cup. A spokesman claims it was in an effort to be more inclusive but one former pastor says the company did it “because they hate Jesus.”

  • Christian evangelist Joshua Feuerstein uploaded a video to Facebook encouraging other Christians to answer with “Merry Christmas” when asked for their names in hopes of getting employees to write the two words on the cup. Feuerstein also asked for those to post their cups to social media by using #MerryChristmasStarbucks. However, CNN reports that Starbucks supporters have pointed out that the company sells ‘Merry Christmas’ gift cards and a ‘Christmas Blend’ coffee.

Take a Ride with Jimmy Fallon

  • Late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon is gearing up to take you on a tour of the Big Apple. Universal Orlando announced late last month that the park will soon feature a ride with the popular “Tonight Show” host. The Orlando Sentinel reports that the ride “will replace the Twister attraction” which ended its operation last week.
  • The attraction will be in 3D and include “features such as smoke, scents, and water effects alongside appearances by announcer Steve Higgins, house band Roots, and Studio 6B, where ‘Tonight’ is recorded. The ride will also feature subway tunnels and popular NYC landmarks. Universal plans to open “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” in 2017.

The Kissing Games

  • Jennifer Lawrence kissed a girl but did she like it? While attending the London premiere of “Mockingjay: Part 2” Friday, Nov. 6, Lawrence spotted costar Natalie Dormer who was doing an on-camera interview. Lawrence snuck up and attempted to kiss Dormer’s cheek but Dormer turned her face and the two locked lips momentarily.
  • Entertainment Tonight reports that Lawrence reacted with “We just kissed on camera. And I liked it.” The film, which highlights the end of the Hunger Games series is set to open in theatres Friday, Nov. 20.