5 Things You Missed Today (August 17)

Don't miss today's updates on Zac Efron's Olympic dream, Lin-Manuel Miranda and The Little Mermaid, Taylor Swift's generous donation, Banks' new music video, and Selena Gomez and Nat Wolff's baby-what?!
by Macy Alcaraz   |  Aug 17, 2016
Image: Zac Efron | instagram.com/zacefron, James Franco | instagram.com/jamesfrancotv, Disney, Taylor Swift | instagram.com/taylorswift, Banks | YouTube
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Are you a fan of The Little Mermaid? What about Hamilton? If you answered yes to both questions, then this is for you! Lin-Manuel Miranda is collaborating with Alan Menken (Disney fans know this man, for sure) to write new songs for the The Little Mermaid live action film. OMG! We can't wait. (via Playbill)

Have you seen the brand new music video from Banks? Watch the trippy video below. Her album drops this September. (via Nylon)

Taylor Swift has been off the radar ever since Kim Kardashian's big expose about Kanye West's "Famous" lyrics. But here's some good news! Our girl Tay is donating $1M to the Louisiana flood relief after torrential rain caused flooding in the state. She shares in a statement, ""We began The 1989 World Tour in Louisiana, and the wonderful fans there made us feel completely at home. The fact that so many people in Louisiana have been forced out of their own homes this week is heartbreaking." You go, Tay! (via Yahoo)


Olympic Champion Simone Biles just made a fan's dream come true. Who headed all the way to Rio to congratulate Team USA? Zac Efron, that's who! He got to snap a photo with Simone, but not without sneaking in a kiss on the cheek first. The gymnast happily obliged. How cute is she?

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How cute are Selena Gomez and Nat Wolff together? And wait, is that a baby? But don't worry, they're just on the set of James Franco's movie. LOL! (via Dolly)

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