An "epic" performance is also promised
MTV announced today that pop superstar Beyoncé will be honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, which will air LIVE on MTV on August 24. As you may know, the Video Vanguard Award has been awarded previously to music video legends like Britney Spears … and other people not as important as our dear Britney (ok, ok … just kidding … other award recipients include Michael Jackson and Madonna — who are way just as important as Britney). MTV also promises that Bey will deliver an “epic” performance during the VMAs telecast this year so … it sounds like we will all DEFFO have to tune in. You may recall that Beyoncé announced her pregnancy at the MTV VMAs back in 2011, so she’s got mad love for the awards show. Clearly, the feeling is mutual. The MTV VMAs will air LIVE from The Forum in SoCal on August 24.
His sons were honored as well
Nickelodeon held its first-ever Kids’ Choice Sports Awards here in LA last night and they honored retired soccer superstar David Beckham with the inaugural Legend Award during the show’s taping. Becks brought his sons Romeo James and Cruz David up on stage with him to accept his award and the trio were completely sloshed in golden slime. As you may know, recipients of awards at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards usually get green slime dumped on them … but Becks‘s award was extra special, hence the extra special golden slime. Click thru the gallery to see just how slimey the Beckham men got (and check out how pissed Cruz looked after he realized his shirt got ruined) on stage. Then, click below to read the press release announcement about Becks‘s latest Nickelodeon honor. More »
Beyoncé leads with 8 noms, Iggy & Em follow with 7
On Sunday August 24, 2014, the MTV Video Music Awards will take place LIVE at the Forum here in Los Angeles, CA and today we learn which musicians will be vying for the coveted Moonman trophy. MTV announced the nominess for the 2014 MTV VMAs today and unsurprisingly, Beyoncé walked away with the most nominations this year. Bey snagged 8 noms, including Video of the Year for Drunk in Love, Best Female Video, Best Collaboration (with hubby Jay Z) and Best Choreography. Iggy Azalea‘s hit song/video Fancy (Featuring Charli XCX) garnered 7 nominations as did Eminem. Click below to see the full list of nominees for the 2014 MTV VMAs and see if YOUR faves snagged a nom. More »
"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 »
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'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.
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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 »