The American Music Awards aired on CBS last night in order for you to have something to talk about with your weird cousin Trisha over Thanksgiving weekend. The AMA’s are the perfect empty vessel in which to hold your familial conversational obligations. That said, a few attendees did come to slay. Like Hailee Steinfeld, who, thanks to that leather bra and sharp shoulder pad situation, is seen giving you The Bodyguard starring a young Joan Crawford.
Attention enthusiasts know that the Emmys are a tasteful affair; you’ve got to balance out your ass with some class. Thankfully, Ariel Winter showed everyone last night how to do it. Ariel came in a dress by Steven Khalil featuring not one, but two crotch-high leg slits. Angelina, who? I’m sure her dress was very expensive, so for those of you hoping to find the look for less, I would probably suggest Craigslist the day after the next AVN awards.
The MTV Movie & TV Awards are really one of the awards shows in which one can wear whatever one wants. Milo Ventimiglia, for example, put on his best “70s divorced dad trolling the singles bars” look. And Chrissy Metz from This Is Us decided she wanted to wear a latex ensemble while presenting the Best Duo award with her TV dad.
Almost all famous people have a pre-fame story about how they were so broke before their big break that they had to eat ramen-style flour paste strips seasoned with the salt from their tears for every meal. Chrissy Metz, aka Kate from This Is Us, knows the struggle of being a broke actor all too well.
Chrissy told Glamour magazine about her bank account woes during a recent interview. Chrissy says she grew up sans-money in Florida, which is living life on expert level. Once she got to Los Angeles, she lived with five other girls in a two-bedroom apartment in Burbank. Eventually she landed a role on American Horror Story: Freak Show, but she didn’t get any work for a year afterwards. By the time she booked This Is Us, Chrissy claims she had a mere 81 cents in her bank account. My bank account just scoffed “So? Get back to me when you try to use your card on a single Timbit and it gets declined.”
But don’t cry for Chrissy. She’s got that NBC cash now. Plus This Is Us just got renewed for a second and third season, which means she’s also got that sweet, sweet job security.
Thankfully for Chrissy, she lived in Burbank. There’s a giant IKEA in Burbank (and about to be an even bigger one), and that place can come in real handy when your wallet is light. Chrissy’s 81 cents would truly go far there. She could get her a nutritious IKEA hotdog and a water cup that she could sneakily fill up with lingonberry soda when no one is looking.
If the Oscars and the Emmys are your fancy old uncle who drinks expensive scotch and loves British shows on PBS, then the People’s Choice Awards are your aunt who drinks canned Bay Breezes and asks if you wanna get high in her LeBaron. The People’s Choice Awards are for the people, damn it, and they don’t need prestige or class or gowns that requires every inch of your intestines to be crammed into Spanx.
Blake Lively clearly knows this and after going full-fashion at the Golden Globes two weeks ago, she wore one of Britney Spears’ rejects to the People’s Choice Awards. It’s like she couldn’t find her glasses and just assumed the dress code on the PCA invitation said: “Come dressed as a dancer from a Bob Mackie-inspired cruise ship show who is trying to get fired.” She looks like the messiest pledge at a sorority for ravens.
Some people still don’t understand that you don’t have to try so hard at the People’s Choice Awards. Jennifer Lopez, I’m looking at you.
Because I’m a woman who loves to cry on my couch while wrapped in a blanket, I watch This Is Us. All I really want to know is when exactly Miguel swooped in and became everyone’s step-daddy. But until that inevitable touching moment is revealed, I’ve had to settle for the much less dramatic news that Kate – played by Chrissy Metz – is going to drop weight as the show goes on. Chrissy admitted last month in an interview with TV Line that she is contractually obligated to lose weight to correspond with her character’s weight loss via gastric bypass. It sounded like Chrissy would have to weigh-in with a producer every time she even looked at a craft service muffin. It turns out it’s not really like that.