Things are moving along very quickly, it seems
Last week we learned that Gotham stars Morena Baccarin and Benjamin McKenzie are having a baby together (in spite of the fact that Baccarin is still married to her husband Austin Chick). Today we learn that Morena is doing everything she can to get divorced from her husband … so that she can marry Benjamin. In legal documents submitted to the court in Chick‘s divorce from Baccarin (he alleges she cheated on him, which is why he is filing for divorce), Morena makes clear that she is currently in a “committed relationship” and that she intends to “re-marry” … which technically means that she and Benjamin are engaged. Soo … congrats … I guess? More »
A judge has proved her legal gender and name change
On September 15, Caitlyn Jenner filed paperwork with the court petitioning the judge to have her gender and name legally changed and yesterday, the ruling judge granted the petition. In just a matter of months, the former Bruce Jenner came out to the world as a transgender woman and has undergone changes to become who she truly is in practically record time. Altho not perfect, Jenner has absolutely made huge advancements in transgender visibility and has done much to help other people struggling with the myriad of difficulties that transgender people face. At pretty much every step of the way, Caitlyn has shared her journey with the world not (as some people tend to believe) for fame or attention but because I honestly believe she wants to use her story to help and educate others. While there will undoubtedly be more changes ahead for Caitlyn, having her gender and name legally changed to match the person that she has been her whole life must be a really amazing feeling for her … and an inspiration for others. More »
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"The Emmy has rendered us chill-less"
Last Thursday we learned that singer/songwriter/pop star Taylor Swift won her first Emmy Award for Original Interactive Program for her American Express Unstaged: Taylor Swift Experience. Over the weekend, the television academy sent Taylor her trophy and she immediately went ape shizz crazy with the Emmy Award selfies. As you can see below, Taylor enlisted the aid of her touring crew to take a series of really fun photos because when you win a surprise Emmy Award AND they overnight the trophy to you, you simply must take as many fun selfie photos as possible. More »
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Halfway to her EGOT
Congratulations are in order for Taylor Swift who just won her first Emmy Award! Altho the Emmys won’t be handed out for a couple of weeks, a small number of awards were announced today for categories that won’t be featured when the awards show airs on TV. Among the winners announced today is Taylor Swift’s Emmy for Original Interactive Program for her American Express Unstaged: Taylor Swift Experience which was released earlier this year in conjunction with the release of her music video for Blank Space. Taylor has already won Grammy Awards and now she has an Emmy … meaning that she is halfway to achieving the coveted EGOT status. I’d say this achievement is well worth a hearty congrats, wouldn’t you? More »
23,226 days and counting!
Congratulations are in order for Queen Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, II today because at 17:30 BST she became the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom EVER! Before today, Queen Elizabeth‘s great great grandmother Queen Victoria was the longest reigning monarch … but now, 23,226 days, 16 hours and approximately 30 minutes (and counting) later, Queen Elizabeth stands as the UK’s longest reigning monarch — showing no signs that she is stopping, let alone slowing down. In order to mark this special occasion, a new official portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, age 89, has been released which you can see below. Read on to learn more about Queen Elizabeth‘s latest achievement and see her fabulous new photo below. More »
Following in the footsteps of Michael Jackson, Madonna, Britney Spears & Beyoncé
MTV will air their annual Video Music Awards LIVE from the Microsoft Theater in downtown LA on Sunday August 30 and, as we learned last month, Miley Cyrus will be hosting this year’s affair. Today we learn that rapper Kanye West has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award which celebrates excellence in music, art, fashion and culture. Previous Video Vanguard winners include Michael Jackson (for which the award was renamed after his death), Madonna, Beastie Boys, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and last year’s recipient Beyoncé … so Kanye is now in very good company. MTV has produced a promo video announcing Kanye‘s Video Vanguard award, which you can watch in full below along with more information about the MTV VMAs in a newly issued press release. More »
They had joint bachelor/bachelorette partied because they're adorable
It’s easy to get cynical about celebrity weddings, but not this time around. Back in June, Tracy Morgan suffered a horrible highway accident that left many wondering if he’d be here today. He lost one of his close friends, comedian James McNair and he’s been slowly but surely recovering ever since. For this reason, and because I’m a huge fan of his work, I was truly excited to hear that he got hitched to long-time fiancée and mother of his two year-old daughter, Megan Wollover. Click inside for more!
"I was not planning on announcing this, but ..."
Last night my friend Austin and I went to the Staples Center to see Kelly Clarkson live in concert as her Piece By Piece Tour rolled into town. We were present when Kelly announced, mid-song, that she is pregnant with her second child! Kelly began her performance of her new album title track Piece By Piece and she started crying and had to stop the song … she started laughing and apologized to the audience, telling them that she was OK … and then she blurted out the news that she is pregnant for the second time. The audience erupted in cheers, Kelly laughed and cried some more … then she apologized to her husband Brandon Blackstock from the stage because she told us she wasn’t supposed to announce her pregnancy in this way. Everyone was so happy at hearing the news that I don’t think anyone blamed her one bit for the happy slip up. Click below to watch video of Kelly making her impromptu pregnancy announcement last night. More »
It's a boy!
Remember back in January when we learned that actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt got secretly married in December of last year? Well, today we learn that JGL and his wife Tasha McCauley are now the proud parents of a baby that was born last weekend. Us Weekly magazine is reporting that JGL and Tasha birthed a baby boy … and that’s really all we know. Considering how private the couple likes to be, I’m actually surprised we learned of their baby’s birth so soon after the hallowed event took place. Click below to learn “more” about JGL‘s new status as a dad and let’s send our love and congrats to the newly expanded family today! More »
The US territory of Puerto Rico celebrated the legalization of marriage equality on Sunday with a mass same-sex wedding ceremony that took place on the island. Now that the US Supreme Court has legalized same-sex marriage in the United States of America, the governor of Puerto Rico signed an executive order legalizing same-sex marriage in the US territory which allows the citizens of PR to enjoy marriage equality as well. A mass wedding was held on Sunday where over 60 couples were wed, including people from the nearby nations of Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Venezuela. The official Instagram profile for LGBT Puerto Rico shared a host of beautiful photos of many of the happy newlyweds, some of which you can see in the gallery presented here. It’s really wonderful to see the happiness exhibited in these photos. Love wins, every single time. Please enjoy these amazing photos.
[h/t Huffpost Latino Voices]
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