"I accept your Mayor’s generous gift ... Join Cobra!"
Cobra Commander, the cartoony leader of the terrorist organization Cobra from the ’80s cartoon GI Joe, was presented with a key to the city of Springfield, IL by Mayor J. Michael Houston this week in celebration of the upcoming GI Joe Collectors’ Convention that will take place there next month. This fun little publicity stunt was meant to draw attention to the fact that this GI Joe convention will take place April 9-12 and I love it entirely. Having just watched the animated GI Joe: The Movie (1987) on the big screen just a few days ago, I am still on a GI Joe high so this little photo opp is really fun, I think. Click below to see the official photo of Mayor Houston presenting Cobra Commander with a key to his city and read the accompanying press release. More »
Slayage from Emma, Lupita, Rebel, and more!
This year’s Academy Awards red carpet was one of my favorites. The celebrities came out in true Hollywood glam, and Felicity Jones is still my pick for best dressed… I think. The Elle Style Awards also went down, and some of my favorites (like Jourdan Dunn and Rebel Wilson) looked really amazing. Peep the gallery for more!
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Inspiring, offensive, or both?
I woke up to headlines that both praised and problematized Patricia Arquette‘s feminist speech after her well-deserved Best Supporting Actress Academy Award win for Boyhood. While many (most notably, Meryl Streep) praised the actress for demanding equal pay for women, others noted that both on stage and backstage, Arquette casually dismissed other movements (like those for black rights and LGBTQ rights) as separate from the feminist movement. I LOVE what she said about and for women, but I definitely took issue with her call for blacks and LGBTQ to fight more for women, because women have been fighting for these issues all along. One good argument states that these kinds of speeches are the reasons black women were ESPECIALLY opposed to the feminist movement for so long—because black rights were seen as a separate issue. It’s complicated, but I love the dialogues/interpretations I see happening (definitely read THIS take on it, by Luvvie), and want to hear what you all think. Click inside for more!
'Boyhood' takes home only one Oscar
Yesterday our YATNB discussion centered on Oscar predictions. While I thought Birdman might take home Best Picture, I was not expecting so many other big wins for the movie last night. I really thought Richard Linklater would get Best Director, but Alejandro González Iñárritu took home that honor. I decided not to watch the live event last night, but I’d love to hear what you all thought of the show. Did Neil Patrick Harris deliver? I hear he did a Birdman scene, so I’ll be looking for that soon. Were there any big surprises for you? Any speeches that made you cry? Click inside to check out the winners!
Kirk Cameron is the Biggest Loser
Last month we learned which horrible films released in the last year were nominated for the 35th annual Golden Raspberry Awards and last night, the Razzies were handed out in
grand fashion at their annual awards ceremony in Hollywood, CA. As you may recall, Transformers: Age of Extinction managed to garner the most nominations but it turns out that the absolutely atrocious movie Kirk Cameron Saves Christmas was the biggest winner of the night. Of course, at the Razzie Awards the biggest winner is the biggest loser so … I’d say, the Golden Raspberry Awards really got it absolutely right this year :D More »
Love, love, love.
Probably the most disappointing thing for me last night during the Grammy Awards was watching Kanye West perform Only One. It actually hurt my feelings to be so bored by something he was doing (and it’s sad that, on a night when we could’ve been talking about another dope performance, we’re talking about another Yeezy rant instead). Luckily, Sia, Maddie Ziegler, and Kristen Wiig actually came through with Chandelier and delivered a performance that I couldn’t look away from. Some people who are not as obsessed with Wiig as I am did not recognize her right away (or at all), but as soon as I saw her I knew the performance was going to be hilarious and brilliant. It was. There were so many performances last night (I loved the opening with AC/DC, and the tribute to Selma at the end), but this was my favorite. Can’t wait to hear what you guys think! Did they win the night, or what?
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Plus some great looks from Hannah Simone & the "HTGAWM" ladies
Y’all know I love Kerry Washington, but I have to say that I’m not always 100% sold on her red carpet choices. However, I really loved what she wore to last night’s NAACP Image Awards. All that red—agh. So gorgeous. And she was joined by Scandal co-stars Katie Lowes and Joe Morton. Some of the ladies from How To Get Away With Murder were also in attendance, along with Gabrielle Union, Tracee Ellis Ross, and a host of other big talents. But my favorite look of the night had to be (BOW DOWN Gugu Mbatha-Raw‘s. That yellow on her, and her hair up in natural curls—gorgeous! Peep the gallery for more!
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Okay, I could be exaggerating. I’m sure there’s some other red carpet look somewhere that mattered this week. But I refuse to acknowledge them because the Aussies showed up and showed out at the AACTA Awards Ceremony and I only have eyes for them. Cate Blanchett wore Alexander McQueen, and I cannot deal with her. And Rose Byrne donned a Maticevski skirt and crop top that made no damn sense/all the sense in the world. Bow down to these two. And shouts out to PITNBr CeeBee for lit’rally waking me up in the middle of the night with multiple tweets about these looks, lol! (And I damn sure did get up to look at the pics, because CATE!)
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A big night for "Birdman," "OITNB," and women of color
Last night I spent the evening reading, writing, and watching one of my favorite movies of all time (it was a Rust and Bone kind of night), so I missed all of the excitement from the SAG Awards. I’m a little bummed because, judging from some of the acceptance speeches I’m seeing, it looks like I missed out on a fun night. And when I went on Instagram and saw some of those red carpet looks (from the likes of Lupita Nyong’o, Camila FRIGGEN Alves, Reese Witherspoon, and others) I couldn’t help but get psyched. I won’t miss you next year, SAG Awards! Promise! So as I catch up with more YouTube clips, click inside for a list of winners! Birdman and Orange is the New Black both had a big night.
But, no really, Marion Cotillard is DIVINE
You can make fun of me all you want, but I will continue to fashion-stalk Kristen Stewart for the next 4-6 years. Or until she begins to bore me. Which right now, she isn’t. The actress attended the 2015 Critics’ Choice Awards and I barely recognized her, and I love that feeling. I also enjoy the feeling of familiarity—i.e. Marion Cotillard looking like a god. Which she did, in Christian Dior Couture. Love. Love. Love. Peep the gallery for more!
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