A pathetic statement, I might add
For whatever inexplicable reason, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences decided not to include the late Joan Rivers in the In Memoriam tribute that aired during the telecast of The Academy Awards on Sunday night. As soon as the tribute was shown, a great many people took to Twitter to voice their displeasure at the blatant omission. In response to the angry outcry, the Academy released an official statement that is so pitifully short that it’s almost not worth mentioning. Considering Joan’s long career in entertainment, including her appearance in more than a dozen films over a thirty year period (including Spaceballs, Rabbit Test’ and the documentary film A Piece of Work, to name but three), one would think that the simple mention of her name during the Oscar In Memoriam tribute might be warranted. More »
Giuliana responded, and sounds more ignorant than ever.
I mentioned yesterday that one of my favorite Oscar red carpet looks was Zendaya Coleman’s. She’s not typically on my radar, but I thought she looked so great. And her hair was, in my opinion, beautiful. Now, the critics on Fashion Police are known for making some pretty bold and brutal statements, but a lot of people are saying Giuliana Rancic went too far when she made racial comments about Zendaya‘s hair, which was twisted into locs. I was a little torn on where I stood, but after reading Zendaya’s take down, which she posted on Instagram, I am over doing the slow clap for this young woman. Click inside for more.
I WASN'T READY
Welp. I’m about to say some ish I can’t take back—this week’s How To Get Away with Murder is slayyying this week’s Scandal. OMFG. I love Scandal, and I loved Thursday’s episode, but I’m about 40 minutes into How To Get Away with Murder “Mama’s Here Now,” and I just can’t think about anything else. Cicely Tyson is SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT Annalise Keating Mom and Mama is not playing. I am watching the kitchen scene as I type this and I have chills and tears and chills upon tears. Click inside for more.
"Another senseless act of violence"
Nicki Minaj took to social media just a short time ago to reveal that two members of her tour road crew were stabbed in an altercation in Philadelphia, PA last night. While one of the men remains in critical condition, the other man died as a result of his injuries. Nicki shared the info on her official Twitter profile and paid tribute to the men — De’Von Day Day Pickett and Eric Parker — on her official Instagram profile. According to reports, the stabbing took place at a bar and grill in the wee hours this morning. The men had only been in town for two days prior to begin rehearsals for Nicki‘s upcoming European concert tour. Ugh, just sad and completely senseless. More »
"I feel like I have the plague, or leprosy"
In a new interview with Nick Grimshaw on BBC Radio 1‘s Breakfast show in the UK, Kelly Clarkson confessed that she can’t get anyone to collaborate and record music with her, even tho she says she has reached out to many people. Kelly‘s revelation came after she was asked which artists she would like to collaborate with. After Kelly shared that she would love to collaborate with artists like Adele and Lady Gaga, she revealed that she has asked “several people” to collaborate with her and they have all said No (except for John Legend, who appears on her new album Piece By Piece). Kelly says that after being rejected by so many artists, she feels like she has “the plague or leprosy”. Click below to read exactly what Kelly has to say about how she can’t get anyone to collaborate with her. More »
Call it overprotectedness or call it paranoia but it turns out that rapper-turned-fashion-designer Kanye West went ahead and created a bulletproof vest for his baby daughter North West to wear … at fashion shows. From what I understand, the child-size bulletproof vest design is, apparently, meant for babies like North West to wear when they travel to dangerous parts of the world but I wasn’t aware that said dangerous parts of the world include the front rows of fashion shows. Nonetheless, the Yeezy Baby Bulletproof Vest has been made and little Nori wore it to NYFW and, well, from what I understand she wasn’t shot so … it works. More »
Posted under: Kanye West, North West
Does... not... compute
A little while back we heard Nicki Minaj chatting with Angie Martinez about the rough time she was having breaking up with her longtime boyfriend, Safaree. Even at that time, there were rumors that Nicki and rapper Meek Mill were maybe, possibly dating. I just couldn’t quite get my brain around that, but it would appear that this is happening. Some recent Instagram posts make it very clear that Nicki has moved on, or at least, is trying very hard to do so. Click inside for more!
Posted under: Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj
Yes, his CHURCH now has an agent
The Hollywood Reporter has a story in its new issue about how Pentecostal megachurch Hillsong, attended by celebrities like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens, has signed a deal to be represented by the William Morris Entertainment agency … making it the first church to have a Hollywood agent. According to the report, the church’s “celebrity pastors” are already repped by William Morris so, I guess, it was only a matter of time before the church itself got an agent of its own. As a person who grew up in the Pentecostal church, I can’t even wrap my head around the idea of pastors being celebrities who need Hollywood agents but I really am having a hard time understanding why a church of any kind would need representation. Is the idea here to sell entertainment or religion … or both? More »
"I am here to fight for creativity."
Oh man … lots of things happened at the Grammy Awards last night … good things, bad things, boring things, fug things … you know … things. And then there was Kanye West. Kanye did his thing on the red carpet, Kanye did his thing on the performance stage … but it was what he almost did at the end of the Grammy Awards show and definitely did after the show that is getting most of the attention. You may recall that Kanye famously ran up on stage and interrupted Taylor Swift‘s acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards back in 2009 when Taylor won but Kanye snatched her microphone to exclaim that Beyoncé should’ve won the award that Taylor had just won. Last night, he damn near did it again. When Beck inexplicably won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year last night, Kanye did storm the stage … but managed to refrain from snatching the microphone to voice his displeasure. He did go on to happily have his say to the E! News cameras after the show to tell the world that Beck didn’t deserve to win that Grammy award … because, Kanye says, the Album of the Year award should’ve gone to Beyoncé. There is some discussion that Kanye may have been joking but nah, he wasn’t joking. Click below to watch Kanye‘s post-Grammy Awards rant and see if you think he was being serious or not. More »