Her first public post-surgery appearance
Last week, Angelina Jolie bravely shared with the world her decision to have preemptive surgery to have her ovaries removed in order to reduce her cancer risk. Last night, she made her way to The Forum here in the Los Angeles area to attend the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards with her daughters Zahara Marley and Shiloh Nouvel as her dates. I guess the “story” is that yesterday’s event was Angelina‘s first public event since she underwent her surgery but for me, the real story is that she enjoyed a really fun outing with her children. Look at the ecstatic joy on her daughters’ faces when Angelina won her Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Villain for her starring role in Maleficent. It’s insane how big her daughters have gotten but it’s really, really amazing to see them looking so well … and so happy and proud of their mom. Check out the photos in this gallery, I promise that they will brighten up your day.
"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 »
Madonna is #2
Billboard magazine has released the Top 200 Album Chart for the week and has revealed that the Original Soundtrack from Season 1 of Empire has outsold all other albums this week and has landed in the top spot. Coming in with a debut at #2 is Madonna with her new album Rebel Heart (this is the first time since 1998 that a new Madonna album has not debuted in the #1 spot on the Billboard album chart). I think it was pretty much expected that Madonna would land in the top position because tickets for her upcoming tour are bundled with an album sale for each ticket sold … but not even that gimmick could sell enough albums to give Madonna the #1 spot on the Billboard Top 200. Empire wins the day … and the week as the #1 album in the country. More »
After 21 Emmy Award nominations and 5 Emmy Award wins, it has been decided that the amazing Betty White is due for a special Lifetime Achievement Award at the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards this year. Betty has been named as this year’s recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award which is absolutely well-deserved. You may recall that Betty received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the People’s Choice Awards back in January so this looks like Betty‘s year for picking up ALL the awards. Yes!! More »
"I wish I could put into words ..."
Way back in November of 2010, singer/actress Demi Lovato checked into rehab to address emotional and physical issues and this weekend celebrated 3 years of sobriety. Demi shared this happy anniversary with her followers on Instagram and in the process, shared with the world her love and deep affection for her boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama. As you can read below, Demi shared a very personal part of her life with Wilmer on her official Instagram profile in order to, she says, let the world know how amazing he has been as a support system during her years of recovery. It’s a very sweet message. Not only can we be proud of Demi‘s commitment to her recovery but we can also relish with her in her deep love for Wilmer. More »
Meet Isaiah Michael
Way back in September we learned that American Idol star Carrie Underwood and her husband Mike Fisher were expecting the birth of their first child together. Just a short time ago, Carrie updated her official Twitter profile to announce the arrival of her son Isaiah Michael, who was born on February 27. You may recall that Carrie announced her pregnancy via social media in the cutest way possible … so it was only fitting that she would not only announce her son’s birth on Twitter but also gives us our FIRST LOOK at the little dude. Click below to meet Carrie and Mike‘s son Isaiah. More »
After a nasty and very public break-up with rapper Big Sean early last year, Glee actress Naya Rivera went and got married to Ryan Dorsey last July. Today we learn from Naya herself that she and Ryan are expecting the birth of their first child. Rivera broke the happy news on her official website with a cute graphic and super adorable childhood photos of both Ryan and her. Click below to see how Naya Rivera announced her pregnancy to the world, won’t you? More »
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Warning: Kanye's speech went on FOREVER
Last night, BET aired The BET Honors award show that was taped back in January … giving us out first chance to watch Kanye West accept this year’s Visionary Award. As you can imagine, Kanye gave a speech for the ages. His speech went on for about 8 minutes (something he got away with because the awards show as pre-taped) and he name-checked a lot of people, made points about race, marriage, fashion, music … you name it. Thankfully, Kanye‘s comments were thoughtful and his speech was well-spoken. If you have the time, the video below may be worth your time. Click below to hear the words of BET‘s Visionary Award recipient for 2015. More »