Bye Brangelina: Why do so many care about celebrity breakups?

q's pop culture panel weighs in on the worthy, contentious, and mind-boggling stories from the week in arts and entertainment.
Hollywood power couple, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie announced their divorce yesterday and ignited a media storm. After over a decade together, of which they were married for two, the pair is no stranger to being written about. (REUTERS/Luke MacGregor)

q's pop culture panel weighs in on the worthy, contentious, and mind-boggling stories from the week in arts and entertainment. Opinionated and irreverent, our panel takes pop culture seriously (but not too seriously).

Today's panellists are journalists Rachel Giese, Stephen Marche and Emily Keeler. Up for discussion: 

  • Brangelina split: Their much-storied romance has come to an end after two years of marriage and over a decade together. But what happened? The panel dissects how the Hollywood darlings managed the media, and what may come of their uncoupling.

  • Late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon criticized for going too soft on Donald Trump: In an interview last week the toughest question Fallon asked the presidential candidate was about Trump's hair. Fallon argues that he's never tough on anyone but is Trump just another guest? How sharp should a late night interviewer's teeth be? The panel weighs in on the "I'm a comedian — not a journalist," debate.

  • Highlights from The Emmys​​: This year's award ceremony took pains to spotlight diversity, but was that enough?

WEB EXTRA | Arguably "can I mess up your hair?" was the toughest question Jimmy Fallon asked Donald Trump in the hotly debated interview. Watch Trump's response below. 


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