Earlier today we saw video of Caitlyn Jenner‘s inspirational and moving acceptance speech the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPY Awards last night but did you know that our dear Britney Spears was in attendance at the awards show as well? She presented the Best Female Athlete award with footballer JJ Watt to SPOILER ALERT Ronda Rousey … and just in case you missed it, you can watch video of the whole thing above. The Baby One More Time-inspired bit that Britney and JJ did was meant to be cute and I guess it was … kinda. Britney looked awkward (but fabulous) and JJ looked meaty and, um, I guess that’s about it. Check out the video above and then click below to see a cute photo that Britney snapped with JJ backstage at the ESPYs last night. More »
"This transition has been harder on me than anything I can imagine."
Early last month, we first learned that Caitlyn Jenner was named the honoree for the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPY Awards. Last night, Caitlyn stepped onto the stage and in front of the world’s cameras to formally accept this award with a powerful speech that acted as Jenner‘s first public statement since she made her debut on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine on June 1. In addition to thanking the ESPY Awards for this honor, Caitlyn used her 10+ minute speech to discuss trans issues and share with the world her intent moving forward “to tell my story the right way, for me; to keep learning; to do whatever I can to reshape the landscape of how trans issues are viewed, how trans people are treated; and then more broadly, to promote a very simple idea — accepting people for who they are.” Click the embed above to watch video of Caitlyn Jenner‘s speech and/or click below for more insight/details about her appearance at the ESPYs last night. More »
“It’s been a very long journey to this moment"
Last week we learned that pop icon Janet Jackson would be honored with a performance tribute and a special award during The BET Awards show that aired live on BET last night. Today we get to see video of the fun tribute performance that featured Tinashe, Jason Derulo and Ciara dancing up a storm to Janet‘s hit career-spanning songs Pleasure Principle, All For You, If and Rhythm Nation. Janet then made an appearance on stage to accept the Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award … her first public on stage appearance at an awards show in years. The tribute was great, Janet looked amazing and with the forthcoming release of her new album & launch of her Unbreakable World Tour, we are now one step closer to her full-fledged return to the music scene. Click below to see Janet‘s return to The BET Awards last night. More »
The inaugural ULTIMATE ICON: Music Dance Visual Award
Now that Janet Jackson is back among us with her new single No Sleeep (and with a new album due out this fall and a new world tour to follow), it looks like she is ready to get back on the music scene in a big way. Janet will be honored this Sunday night at the 15th annual BET Awards with a very special award. Janet has been announced as the first recipient of the Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award and, as such, should be in attendance at the BET Awards to collect her trophy. Might she perform as well? We’ll have to wait and see. Click below to read the press release announcement about Janet‘s award and make your plans NOW to watch the BET Awards this weekend. More »
Coming July 15
It’s been a big day for Caitlyn Jenner, what with the release of her Vanity Fair magazine cover photo and her debut on Twitter … and her day has gotten even better. ESPN has announced that Caitlyn will be this year’s recipient of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award when The ESPY Awards are handed out on July 15. As you may recall, Michael Sam received the award last year and in previous years, the Arthur Ashe Courage Award have included Robin Roberts, Billie Jean King, Muhammad Ali and Nelson Mandela to name but a few. This year, because of her courage and willingness to share her very personal story with the world, the Courage Award will be given to Caitlyn Jenner. More »
THIS IS IMPORTANT
Taylor Swift enjoyed a great night at the Billboard Music Awards last night … she won a ton of awards, she hung out with her besties … and she got a BIG OL’ KISS from her new man Calvin Harris — LIVE on national television. You may recall that back in March we first say Taylvin holding hands, our first sign that the two were going out. Then in April, THEY HELD HANDS IN PUBLIC AGAIN, further cementing romantic relationship rumors. THEN, after fears that Taylor‘s beloved cats might put her romance with Calvin and his cat allergies at risk, Harris himself showed us that he is cool with Taylor‘s cats … and, obvs, their owner. And finally, last night, after Taylor was honored for her musical achievements at the BMAs, the pair kissed in front of cameras for all the world to see … proving, once and for all, that they are doing the do and are full on in LURVE right now. More »
Vision of Lost Love
Mariah Carey was a featured performer during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards last night but before she performed a medley of her first single, Vision of Love (1990), and her new single, Infinity (2015), her Billboard Music Charts accomplishments over the years were celebrated … reminding us all that MC is truly one of the greatest pop singers living today. After Mimi did the damn thing on stage at the BMAs last night, she released a short teaser of the forthcoming music video for her single Infinity. Click the embed above to watch Mariah Carey perform Vision of Love and Infinity live at the Billboard Music Awards last night then click below to watch the teaser for her Infinity music video. More »
So, I wake up this morning and start looking for all of the Billboard Music Awards red carpet looks that I missed last night. I’m looking, and I’m looking, and I’m looking for the slayage—I saw some fun stuff, but nobody was really bringing it for me. And then I stopped scrolling and I was all like, “Well, damn—who is this?!” And yeah, Céline Dion wearing Mugler. Click inside for more!
"All Around the World"
Britney Spears and her latest collaborator Iggy Azalea took to the stage during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards live in Las Vegas, NV tonight to perform their new single Pretty Girls for the first time. As you can see in the embed below, the ladies took some cues from their totally outrageously ’80s-themed music video for this live performance that is full of dance and FUN! You can tell that Britney is having a great time during this performance … and my love for this song grows every time I hear it. The performance is short but sweet but only because the song is short and sweet … a perfect pop confection to indulge in again and again. I love!! More »
"Hands up for Selena and Los Dinos!"
Last month we marked the sad occasion of the 20th anniversary of the death of Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla-Pérez and last night, she was honored with a live tribute performance at the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Jennifer Lopez, the actress who portrayed Selena on film back in 1997, teamed up with Selena‘s band and family Los Dinos for the tribute performance last night and … OMG, it was everything. Unfortunately, the only video I can find of the Selena tribute performance is fan-shot cellphone video of a TV set (which you can watch in full above) but even in such low quality, you can see just how special last night’s Selena tribute by J. Lo truly was. Watch the video above then click below to read some deets about the performance from The Hollywood Reporter. More »