Ashley Perna

Ashley is an office manager and communications director by day, and wishes she was Peggy Carter by night. She's an avid reader, archer, and stationary collector. When not writing for PopWrapped, she's reading comic books, watching Doctor Who or re-tweeting things.

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Legendary Actor Alan Thicke Passes Away At 69

Legendary actor Alan Thicke, best known for his role as Jason Seaver on the classic 1980s sitcom Growing Pains, has passed away. He was just 69 years old. According to TMZ, his death was the result of a heart attack following a hockey game earlier in the day.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});Thicke's portrayal of Seaver, a psychiatrist who moves his practice to the home after his wife returns to work as a reporter, affected a generation ...

Last Week Tonight Gives 2016 The Send Off It Deserves

In the wake of this past week's election, and following a miserable 2016 in general, Last Week Tonight aired its final episode of the season. There was only one topic of discussion: the 2016 election, "or as you know it, 'I Thought I Wanted It To Be Over But Now That It's Over I Wish It Was Still Going On Because It Turns Out The Ending Is Even Worse, Twenty-Fucking-Sixteen'".(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});Election 2016 Host John Oliver ...

Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen Passes Away At 82

Leonard Cohen, the incredibly talented and influential singer-songwriter, has passed away at the age of 82. A statement from Sony Music, Cohen's label, released a statement on his Facebook page, confirming his death to mourning fans:Calling Cohen "one of music's most revered and prolific visionaries", the statement confirmed his passing and asked fans to respect the privacy of Cohen's family during this obviously difficult time. The statement did not discuss the c...

Last Week Tonight Breaks Down Multilevel Marketing Schemes

Last Week Tonight aired its penultimate episode of 2016 on Sunday, and, despite it being a longer episode, not a minute was wasted. Host John Oliver did begin, as one would expect given the close proximity to the upcoming election, by discussing "the 2016 election, or as you better know it 'of course Election Day is November 8th - the latest possible date the election could fall on. This must be the universe punishing us for all the masturbating we've done, and it was a l...

Pop 10 Classic Bryan Adams Hits

Bryan Adams is a musician, philanthropist, and photographer hailing from Canada but known across the globe. Born in Kingston, Ontario, he shot to fame in the 1980s thanks to a steady stream of amazing hits. He was born on November 5th, 1959 as Bryan Guy Adams, after the infamous Guy Fawkes. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});His songs have won Grammys and Junos and have been nominated for Oscars and Golden Globes. With a career spanning...

Last Week Tonight Examines School Segregation

Host John Oliver and the staff of Last Week Tonight really didn't want to discuss the American election this week. Instead, they had hoped to talk about literally anything else before launching into their main segment, which focused on school segregation. Oliver even teased a story about Iceland's election, where a party of pirates was running. There were even going to be eye patch jokes! Of course, the FBI's revelation on Friday throw a bit of a wrench into their plans. ...

Pop 10 Ridiculous Halloween Costumes

October is here. Along with pumpkin spice, falling leaves, and the return of glorious, glorious sweater weather, it also means one other thing: Halloween is just around the corner. Halloween can be an incredibly fun time of year -- there's lots of candy and fun costumes virtually everywhere. For those of us who are on the geekier side of things, it becomes an excuse to reuse your awesome cosplay from convention season. For others, it can be an excuse to dress up in their ...

Last Week Tonight Examines America’s Opioid Crisis

Last Week Tonight is known for taking on tough topics. Their strength is in educating their viewers using a combination of humour, outrage, and information. Sunday's episode was no different, with host John Oliver and the rest of the Last Week Tonight team covering two very depressing topics: the election and the opioid crisis currently facing America.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});Oliver began by talking about the election, "or, as yo...

Pop10 Small Things That Will Bring You Joy

If you've been keeping a close eye on the 2016 United States Election, there's a pretty good chance that you're feeling a bit depressed. With the debate airing tonight, your mood may plummet even further. Of course, there's always the chance that this evening's debate will be filled with intellectual discourse on policy, but, let's be honest, if that were happening you probably wouldn't be reading something designed at lifting your mood.Even if politics aren't your t...

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