SHE DID THAT
This. THISSSSS. This is the main reason I’m mad at myself for missing the 2015 Emmy Awards live. I just KNEW someone was going to give a speech that made me re-examine my life. Please watch this speech from THE VIOLA DAVIS and get your life changed. And then read this really unsurprising story about how one actress took to Twitter to complain about how Viola Davis’ speech didn’t work for her, because All Actresses Matter. Bahahahaaa, then watch the Viola Davis speech again, because she [literally] wins all. Click inside for the full transcript!
Big wins for 'Transparent,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'Olive Kitteridge' and more!
I had a HUGE smile on my face as I started reading through the list of winners for last night’s Emmy Awards. Some of my favorites won big, including folks from Transparent, Mad Men and friggen VIOLA DAVIS! Aghhhh! The wig-snatcher extraordinaire made history and took home the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama—she’s the first black woman to do this, and it feels so right! Click inside to see the other big winners from last night!
Posted under: The Emmy Awards
THIS IS IT!
I’m not sure, but I think Mad Men fans might actually take to the streets and start burning things down if Jon Hamm doesn’t leave the 2015 Emmy Awards tonight with a statue. At this point, he’s been nominated for his iconic role as Don Draper about 72 times and he’s never, ever won. Like, ever. This year he is once again up against some serious competition, and I’m very curious/nervous to see which route the Emmy voters chose to go. Because THIS IS IT for him! THIS IS IT! Click inside for more!
Posted under: 'Mad Men', Jon Hamm
“I want to apologize for anything that was said or done that made you feel any less than the Miss America you are."
Last week we learned that Vanessa Williams, who back in 1983 was crowned the first Black Miss America, would be welcomed back to the Miss America beauty pageant as the head judge 32 years after the organization stripped her of her crown due to a nude photo scandal. Just moments ago, during the live telecast of the 2015 Miss America pageant, the CEO of the organization formally apologized to Vanessa for what happened to her back in ’83. Sam Haskell offered the apology to both Vanessa and her mother Helen Williams on behalf of “today’s organization” for what was done to her 32 years ago. Click below to read his full remarks and see how this 3 decades old wrong has finally been righted. More »
Halfway to her EGOT
Congratulations are in order for Taylor Swift who just won her first Emmy Award! Altho the Emmys won’t be handed out for a couple of weeks, a small number of awards were announced today for categories that won’t be featured when the awards show airs on TV. Among the winners announced today is Taylor Swift’s Emmy for Original Interactive Program for her American Express Unstaged: Taylor Swift Experience which was released earlier this year in conjunction with the release of her music video for Blank Space. Taylor has already won Grammy Awards and now she has an Emmy … meaning that she is halfway to achieving the coveted EGOT status. I’d say this achievement is well worth a hearty congrats, wouldn’t you? More »
In the days leading up to her hosting duties of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards last night, Miley Cyrus gave an interview where she publicly attacked Nicki Minaj‘s previous criticism of the nomination process for the awards show (you may recall that at the time, Nicki‘s comments unintentionally fueled a beef with Taylor Swift which was quickly squashed and then really squashed again last night). Nicki, apparently, was none too pleased about what Miley said about her (probably the part where Miley said, “Nicki Minaj is not too kind … [is] not very polite“) and when she went on stage to accept her award for Hip-Hop Video of the Year, she referred to Miley as a “bitch” and goaded her by asking, “What’s good?” (fighting words, obviously). Miley, taken back, responded to Nicki live on air in what many believe to have been a staged incident but, to me, looked like an uncomfortable argument that belonged off stage. Click below to watch video of this incident and see what you think. More »
Forever slayed by this vision of perfection
Our dear Britney Spears graced the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards with her hallowed presence so that she could present the Moonman statue in the Best Male Video category. Upon arrival, Britney just killed everyone in sight with how perfect she looked. Looking like a golden statue herself, Britney walked the red carpet of the VMAs last night and made the whole awards show worth paying attention to in one fell swoop. Even without a pop culture setting performance, the Queen of the VMAs ruled last night — no question. The gallery presented here gives us a look at how flawless Britney truly was last night and the video embedded below shows us how cute she was in presenting the Best Male Video award to Mark Ronson. Check out the photos and video and be blessed by this woman. More »
The ignorance is real
So, I did not watch the MTV VMAs last night, although I did have a blast following much of the shenanigans on Twitter. One of the biggest issues people had with the show was host Miley Cyrus. I think I expected she would wear… exactly what she wore. And I knew she’d probably, like, show her boobs or something. But I was really surprised about her using the word “mammy” in some apparently not-very-funny skit with Snoop Dogg. Why was I surprised? I dunno… because I’m ridiculous and I expect that, even if it was her idea, MTV would have been like, “Nah. We can’t let you invoke that dangerous racial stereotype, especially while you’re culturally appropriating the hell out of dreadlocks.” But that’s not what happened. Click inside for more.
"I do fight for artists, but in that fight I somehow was disrespectful to artists."
Before you watch the above video, I implore to click inside and watch the Video Vanguard clip that shows all the reasons why Kanye West earned this award at last night’s MTV VMAs. He earned it. And I absolutely love every bit of his acceptance speech. Which is not a “rant.” So please don’t be lazy and ignorant and call it that. If you watch closely, West has to literally swallow his tears before giving this speech—he was emotional and honest. Which is how I like my Kanye West. Peep both videos for more, and click inside for a transcript of his acceptance speech.
The problem was the contradiction. The contradiction is I do fight for artists, but in that fight I somehow was disrespectful to artists.
Following in the footsteps of Michael Jackson, Madonna, Britney Spears & Beyoncé
MTV will air their annual Video Music Awards LIVE from the Microsoft Theater in downtown LA on Sunday August 30 and, as we learned last month, Miley Cyrus will be hosting this year’s affair. Today we learn that rapper Kanye West has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award which celebrates excellence in music, art, fashion and culture. Previous Video Vanguard winners include Michael Jackson (for which the award was renamed after his death), Madonna, Beastie Boys, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and last year’s recipient Beyoncé … so Kanye is now in very good company. MTV has produced a promo video announcing Kanye‘s Video Vanguard award, which you can watch in full below along with more information about the MTV VMAs in a newly issued press release. More »