"I have a lot of experience being part of something bigger than myself"
St. Louis Rams football player Michael Sam was honored at the ESPY Awards here in Los Angeles, CA last night with the 2014 Arthur Ashe Courage Award and as you can see above, he delivered a powerful speech upon accepting his award. Thankfully, the ESPY Awards allows winners to speak at length when they receive their awards so Michael was allowed to deliver his entire 5 minute long speech. Wow. Michael covered a lot of ground in his speech and didn’t manage to make me start crying until about the 3 minute mark. Trust me, people, you’re going to want to spend 5 minutes watching this speech. Click the embed above to watch Michael Sam‘s ESPY Awards speech and then click below to see a great photo of Michael and his boyfriend Vito Cammisano on the red carpet before the awards show. More »
"I know on an intellectual level that the Emmys are not ... a valid qualifier of talent."
We learned yesterday that Sons of Anarchy was NOT nominated AGAIN for any awards when the nominations for the 66th annual Emmy Awards were announced. As you may recall, I lamented the fact that SoA didn’t score a single nom … but, apparently, the show’s creator, Kurt Sutter, lamented even more. Well, kinda. Sutter penned a blog post for NikkiFinke.com about this year’s Emmy snub and, boy, did he have a lot of things to say. Click below to read the colorful way that Kurt Sutter expressed his feelings about his show not being nominated for an Emmy award (again) and see what you think … and if you agree with him. More »
'Game of Thrones' leads the pack with 19 noms! 'Orphan Black' snubbed!!
Hollywood was up early today to announce the nominees for the 66th annual Emmy Awards. As usual, many favorite TV shows and actors walked away with nominations — some for the first time every (what’s up, cast of Orange is the new Black?) — and, of course, there were the outrageous snubs. Game of Thrones garnered the most nominations this year with 19 noms … new series Fargo follows with 18 noms and American Horror Story: Coven grabbed 17 noms. Among the biggest snubs this year include Tatiana Maslany who was not nominated for her stunning work on Orphan Black (nor was the show nominated at all), everyone from Sons of Anarchy and both Mads Mikelsen & Hugh Dancy for their amazing work in Hannibal. There’s a lot of good news and a lot of bad news in regards to the Emmy noms this year … just like every year prior. Click below to see the full (long) list of this year’s Emmy nominees. More »
Posted under: The Emmy Awards
'When you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it.'
When I heard that Nicki Minaj was throwing shade at Iggy Azalea and calling her out on her authenticity, I was all prepared to go on a rant about how pots who modeled themselves after Lil’ Kim should not be calling Australian kettles black. Ahem. However, now that I’ve actually read the full story and watched the video (which, unfortch, has been removed by BET), it appears that I have fallen under the spell of the one Onika Maraj (once again) and am kind of, totally on her side. Click inside so we can discuss!
Kerry Washington, Zendaya, And Way Too Much White
Okay, disclaimer: I didn’t see the 2014 BET Awards red carpet live. Maybe some of these looks were better IRL, but ummm. What’s going on here? Okay, good news first: Kerry Washington looked like Kerry Washington, and that made me feel good. But, literally everyone else was wearing white! No, seriously. Everyone. Okay, there were, like, 5 other people not wearing white but it was everywhere. And you know I love me a white dress, but this felt like overkill.
Also, I want to hear what everyone thinks about Adrienne Bailon‘s look because she was totally trending last night. She, too, wore white. It’s fine.
Posted under: Adrienne Bailon, Ashanti, Cornell 'Nelly' Iral Haynes, Faith Evan, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Kerry Washington, Kevin Hart, Lionel Richie, Paris Hilton, The BET Awards, Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman
That Ish Cray Of-The-Day
Okay, y’all know I love to scour Amber Rose‘s Instagram for new photos of little Sebastian every now and again. So you can imagine my semi-surprise when I saw that she had shared a very special moment with the one and only Courtney Love. I say ‘semi-surprise‘ because motherhood hasn’t exactly changed the fact that Amber
still comes off as someone who would totally make out with Courtney Love (and I like that about her).
Anyway, both ladies were in attendance at last night’s BET Awards and, well, I guess some stuff popped off… lol. Click inside for more!
Posted under: Amber Rose, Courtney Love
Remember that legendary performance of Vogue that Madonna delivered at the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards? Chances are there are some of you younger folk who may not be too familiar with the performance but I can assure you, it was THE talk of the town when it took place 24 years ago this September. Today we get to check out a brilliant recreation of that performance done but a group of Estonian theater kids who had access to a Victorian mansion and an array of period clothing. Click the video above to watch this tribute performance of Vogue in full and marvel at how expertly these kids pay tribute to one of Madonna‘s greatest live performances of all time. Gods bless the children, there is hope for the future. Then, as a refresher, you can click below to watch Madonna‘s original 1990 Vogue performance in full. More »
'Hedwig' walked away with 4 awards last night
Neil Patrick Harris took his wig out of its box for his performance of the song Sugar Daddy from his Broadway musical production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch during the telecast of the 2014 Tony Awards last night. Hedwig walked away with 4 Tony Awards last night, including a trophy for NPH, one for his co-star Lena Hall (Featured Actress) and one for the musical overall for Best Musical Revival. Click the embed above to watch Neil‘s performance of Sugar Daddy and watch for his fun interactions with Orlando Bloom, Sting and babydaddy/partner David Burtka. You can click below for a full list of this year’s Tony Award winners. More »
A lot of things went down on the 2014 Billboard Music Awards tonight but the only thing that people will really be talking about tomorrow … and for days after … was the stunning performance by Hologram Michael Jackson. You may recall that back in 2012, we first heard that a hologram version of Michael Jackson was being produced for a possible world tour, inspired by the success that Hologram Tupac enjoyed at the Coachella Music Festival earlier that year. Tonight, at long last, Hologram Michael Jackson was able to perform live and I have to admit … it put on a really amazing performance. Click the embed above to watch Hologram Michael Jackson perform the song Slave to the Rhythm and marvel at how surprisingly clever this performance turned out. What do YOU think of this performance? Would YOU pay to see Hologram Michael Jackson on tour?
Neil Patrick Harris FTW!
The nominations for the 2014 Tony Awards were announced in NYC a short time ago and the musical productions Hedwig and the Angry Inch and A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder lead the way with the most nominations this year (Hedwig nabbed 8 noms, Gentlemen’s Guide nabbed 10 noms). Hedwig star Neil Patrick Harris, unsurprisingly, garnered a Tony nom for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical and, IMHO, is the person to beat for the award. Other stars like Bryan Cranston, Idina Menzel and Cherry Jones as well as other productions like Aladdin, Les Miserablés and Twelfth Night managed to score Tony noms today as well. Click below to see the just-announced full list of 2014 Tony Award nominations. More »