She won the Lucy Award!
Yesterday we got to see video of new mom Kerry Washington answering a ton of fan questions about Scandal for The LA Times and today we learn that she made her first post-baby public red carpet appearance at the Woman In Film Crystal & Lucy Awards last night. Kerry was honored with the Lucy Award for Innovation in Television and she looked like a million bucks on the red carpet. You wouldn’t even guess that she had just given birth to a baby by the look of these photos. The lady was lookin’ better than ever, I think. Motherhood sure does look good on her. Click thru the gallery to see how stunning Kerry looked at the WiF event last night.
Pop star Rihanna caused a bit of a sensation on the red carpet of the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards in NYC, NY last night when she showed up to collect this year’s Fashion Icon Award wearing a dress that was so completely see-thru that it left nothing to the imagination. #FreeTheNipple made its way to the red carpet last night, y’all. To her credit, Ri Ri brilliantly paid homage to the CFDA Fashion Awards sponsor Swarovski Crystals by wearing a dress that was covered in Swarovski Crystals — on completely sheer fabric. To be honest, I am neither surprised nor wowed by Rihanna‘s outfit because, really, when doesn’t she go nekkid for the cameras. But, since toplessness and the #FreeTheNipple campaign is in the public consciousness these days, it’s easy to see that Rihanna is the reigning champion of celebrity nekkidness. Click thru the gallery to see Rihanna‘s NSFW outfit and see what you think? Are you impressed by Rihanna‘s fearlessness or do you find her outfit much ado about wearing nothing?
Wonder Woman Honored for the Star that She Is
Wonder Woman actress Lynda Carter was honored with her own star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars over the weekend, which is the Palm Springs version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Carter was in attendance at Saturday’s awards ceremony and was joined by her BFF Lindsay Wagner, the actress who played The Bionic Woman. Click below to see Lynda and Lindsay celebrating Wonder Woman, er, Lynda Carter‘s addition to the Palm Springs Walk of Stars. More »
Plus, watch Nirvana perform with Joan Jett, too
Earlier today we saw photos from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony last night which featured, among other artists, Nirvana performing with different female singers. Here is video of the amazing Lorde performing the song All Apologies with Nirvana at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY last night. I have to admit, I’m kind of IN LOVE with this performance. Lorde and Nirvana … wow. After you watch Lorde above, click below to watch video of rock legend Joan Jett performing the quintessential song Smells Like Teen Spirit with Nirvana at last night’s ceremony as well. More »
The Class of 2014
Back in December we learned which artists would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for 2014 and last night at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY, the Class of 2014 induction ceremony was held for the honorees. Most of the inductees were in attendance at last night’s ceremony and some of them performed live in celebration. Nirvana very notably performed a few songs with different female artists fronting the band on each song. Lorde, Joan Jett, St. Vincent and Kim Gordon all took a turn performing with Nirvana during the ceremony last night. Click thru the gallery presented here to see some photos from the Rock Hall induction ceremony last night to get a taste of the event overall then click below to read more deets about what went down as musicians like Quincy Jones, Cat Stevens, Rush, Linda Ronstadt, the E Street Band and more were inducted forever into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. More »
Posted under: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Courtney Love, Heart, Joan Jett, KISS, Lorde, Michael Stipe, Nirvana, Public Enemy, Quincy Jones, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Rush
Congratulations are in order for actor Orlando Bloom because yesterday he was honored in Hollywood, CA with his very own star on the famed Hollywood Walk of Fame. With his adorable son Flynn by his side at the awards ceremony and star unveiling yesterday afternoon, Orlando BEAMED with happy pride in front of friends/colleagues Forest Whitaker and Jerry Bruckheimer, as well as assembled fans and press. Click thru the gallery presented here to see a bunch of photos from Orlando‘s happy day and then click below to watch video of the unveiling ceremony for his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. More »
'12 Years a Slave' wins big
Earlier today we learned that the 2014 Golden Raspberry Awards were handed out last night to honor Hollywood’s worst but right now, we are reminded of the importance of honoring Hollywood’s indie-est. The Film Independent Spirit Awards were also handed out yesterday in a ceremony in Santa Monica, CA and as you can see in the gallery presented here, quite a few Oscar favorites walked home with award trophies. 12 Years a Slave was the big winner at the Independent Spirit Awards this year, taking home 5 awards … including Best Feature, Best Directing, Best Supporting Actress (YAY! Lupita Nyong’o) and more. Click thru the gallery to see some of the happy winners posing with their Independent Spirit awards yesterday and then click below to see the full list of 2014 winners. More »
Posted under: '12 Years A Slave', Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong'o, Matthew McConaughey, Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Coogler, Steve McQueen
'Movie 43' and 'After Earth' are the Worst of the Worst
Each year, on the night before the Academy Awards are handed out, an awards ceremony is held in Hollywood that “honors” the worst films and actors of the year. As you may recall, the pre-nominations for the 2014 Golden Raspberry Awards were announced in January (because the Razzies are such serious business, they have to announce the pre-nominations before the actual nominations) and last night, the actual awards were given out to the worst of the worst in film. Movie 43 was named the Worst Picture of the year and also walked away with two other awards. After Earth, starring father and son duo Will and Jaden Smith, was also honored with 3 Razzie Awards. Read on to learn which other films and actors walked away with Golden Raspberry trophies last night. More »
"There is no shame in black beauty"
Lupita Nyong’o was on hand at the Essence magazine Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon here in LA yesterday to collect an award for her stunning performance in her Oscar-nominated film 12 Years a Slave. On her official Instagram profile, Lupita shared a couple of really great photos with her fans — including a group shot she took with Sleepy Hollow star Nicole Beharie and Orange is the New Black stars Danielle Brooks (Taystee!) and Samira Wiley (Poussay!!!) … which, to a TV geek like myself, sent me into ecstatic conniption fits. In person, Lupita delivered a powerfully emotional speech that spoke not only about her gratitude for winning an award but spoke to a larger theme about “black beauty”. Her speech is definitely worth your time, please read it in full below. More »
Macklemore Publicly Declared That Kendrick Should Have Won...
Ever since I was a little girl I knew the Grammy Awards were not “for” me, AKA my favorite artists/rappers never won, were often not even nominated. Yet every year I still tune in and still get all disappointed when certain artists win and certain artists lose. It’s ridiculous! I’m ridiculous! Or am I? Am I ridiculous for legitimately being outraged that– yup, I’m just gonna go ahead and say it– a couple of white boys (who look like a lot of fun, and certainly have some cool tracks, and no their race isn’t the reason I’m mad, and at the same time I can’t help but see it as related on some level to their immense popularity at these awards shows… and yes, I also understand that they are popular for other reasons, but I stand by my original reference to them) swept the rap category when they were up against the likes of Jay Z, Kanye West, and Kendrick THE GOD Lamar? Am I ridiculous right now? Or is it ridiculous that I have to wait for the BET Awards or the friggen Soul Train Awards to see someone like Kendrick win a bunch of awards (and if you saw his performance last night you know that he deserves to win ALL of the awards, for everything, everywhere)? So yeah. I enjoyed the 2014 Grammys, and I am very happy that Kendrick was (at least) nominated, but it speaks VOLUMES about the Academy that Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (great guys, I’m sure) swept the rap categories. It speaks volumes, and then again, it says nothing new at all. So, um. Yeah. Feel free to rant with me or against me after you check out the winners inside!
[UPDATE]: Macklemore has spoken. And I now love Macklemore.