"If we let the gov't start to legislate love in our lifetime, who do you think is next?"
Scandal star Kerry Washington was awarded the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards here in Los Angeles, CA last night and she delivered a stirring and very powerful acceptance speech on the support of same-sex marriage in this country. At one point, in particular, she spoke directly to “Black people today [that tell her] that they don’t ‘believe’ in gay marriage” to make a poignant point about “legislating love” … she said:
So when black people today tell me that they don’t ‘believe’ in gay marriage (pause), the first thing that I say is please don’t let anybody try to get you to vote against your own best interests by feeding you messages of hate. And then I say, you know people used to say stuff like that about you and your love. And if we let the government start to legislate love in our lifetime, who do you think is next? We can’t say that we believe in each others’ fundamental humanity and then turn a blind eye to the reality of each others existence and the truth of each others hearts. We must be allies. And we must be allies in this business because to be represented is to be humanized. And as long as anyone, anywhere is being made to feel less human, our very definition of humanity is at stake and we are all vulnerable.
Thank you, Kerry. Very well said. After you click through the gallery presented here to see photos from last night’s GLAAD event, click below to watch Kerry Washington deliver her Vanguard Award acceptance speech in full and be inspired. More »
Completely and Utterly
Musicians and seemingly unlikely BFFs Kanye West and Lorde were both in attendance at the Christian Dior Fall/Winter 2015/2016 fashion show at Paris Fashion Week earlier this morning looking like they would rather be anywhere else on earth … or, you, know … looking like they would rather be flayed alive. Both Kanye and Lorde were decked out head to toe in black on black, which matched perfectly the pair’s demeanor. I’m GUESSING that Yeezus and our Lorde and Savior were actually happy to be at the fashion show this morning, because they showed up for the show, despite how miserable they looked. It would appear that mopey, miserable malaise is what’s in vogue this season. More »
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Taylor Swift has found fame and fortune but has yet to find a baby (or a babydaddy, for that matter) of her own … but today we learn that she has just been named as godmother to Jaime King‘s forthcoming second child, currently incubating inside King‘s baby bump. Both Taylor and Jaime shared the godmother news with the world on their respective official Instagram profiles HERE and HERE along with cute photos of Jaime, Taylor and baby bump. Click below to see the cute godmother photoshoot photos and let’s celebrate the fact that Jaime‘s new baby is going to be lucky has heck to have Tay Tay as her/his godmother. More »
A couple of weeks ago, Missy Misdemeanor Elliott shared a photo that she took with Timbaland in the RECORDING STUDIO which obviously suggests that she is currently working on new music (something that she talked about in THIS interview which she gave shortly after her Super Bowl XLIX Halftime performance with Katy Perry) and last night, she shared another new photo from the recording studio. This time around, Missy snapped her new recording studio photo with Pharrell who were “hard at work” on new music. OMG. Last week, we heard Missy‘s remix of a new Diplo & Skrillex song so clearly she is in the music-making mode. Hopefully this new recording studio photo is a sign of something GREAT to come … soon. More »
Our dear Britney Spears hosted a very special guest backstage at her Piece Of Me show at the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV last night when her former BFF Melissa Joan Hart stopped by to see her show. Melissa was in Vegas yesterday to promote her new line of boys’ apparel King of Harts at the Magic trade show. Britney and Melissa, as you may recall, were practically inseparable way back in the late ’90s / early ’00s right around the time that Britney recorded the music video for (You Drive Me) Crazy, which was used as the theme song for Melissa‘s 1999 movie Drive Me Crazy. Melissa appeared in Britney‘s music video and a BFFship was born. Click below to see the photo that Britney and Melissa snapped last night in Vegas and then check out a few #ThrowbackThursday photos I scrounged up that showed just how close Brit and Mel were back in the day. More »
A few weeks ago we learned that the all-female cast of Ghostbusters had been chosen — Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon. At the 40th anniversary party for Saturday Night Live this weekend, the new cast of Ghostbusters hung out and posed for a group photo that Leslie shared on her official Twitter profile. As you can see below, this is the first time that the new Ghostbusters cast was photographed all together since they nabbed their roles. Leslie also snapped a few photos with some other celebs, see her fun photos from the SNL party below. More »
“You. My friend. Now.”
Real life BFFs Taylor Swift and supermodel Karlie Kloss are featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of Vogue magazine — together. The besties who are often inseparable IRL (to the point that silly rumors have been flying that the ladies may be lovers) are sharing the Vogue magazine glory this month with a pictorial feature on a recent road trip through Malibu, CA. The magazine isn’t out yet but Vogue is giving us our first look at the cover on their official Instagram profile and, of course, scans of the issue have made their way to the Internets. Click below to see all the fun that Taylor and Karlie got up to for this Vogue magazine spread and get your first look at their high fashion photoshoot road trip together. More »
THIS IS NOT A DRILL
Shortly after Missy Misdemeanor Elliott stunned the world with her amazing performance during the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show on Super Bowl Sunday, she revealed that she and longtime producer/BFF Timbaland have been in the recording studio working on new music. Today, we get photographic proof of the work that Missy and Timbaland have been doing together. Missy shared a new photo that was snapped of the dynamic duo in the recording studio and it quite possibly might be the most beautiful thing that we will see all day. More »
"She wants to get in the studio and we’re definitely going to go in"
Kanye West gave his first interview since the Grammy Awards to On Air with Ryan Seacrest earlier this morning and, of course, he talked at some length about the controversy surrounding his outrageously offensive attack on Album of the Year Grammy winner Beck. Additionally, Kanye revealed that he and Taylor Swift (the artist he previously disrespected back in 2009 when he interrupted her acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards) are now BFFs and announced that the two are going to hit the studio to record new music together. There were other things discussed in this new interview, including mention of Kanye‘s fugly new adidas shoes called Yeezy Boost, but it’s the bits about Taylor and Beck that are the most interesting. Read on, won’t you? More »
Star-Lord saves the day
Before Super Bowl XLIX played out last weekend, actors Chris Evans and Chris Pratt waged a friendly bet over the game’s outcome. Evans rooted for the New England Patriots and Pratt rooted for the Seattle Seahawks and the loser of the bet promised to show up at a local children’s charity in the winning city in full superhero costume (Evans would wear his Captain America suit on a visit to Seattle Children’s Hospital, Pratt would wear his Star-Lord suit on a visit to Christopher’s Haven). Welp, the Patriots won the game … which meant Evans won the bet. In fine, upstanding superhero fashion, Chris Pratt held up his end of the deal and paid a visit earlier today to Christopher’s Haven in Boston, MA in full costume as Star-Lord. He shares a few great photos from his visit, which you simply have to see below. More »