The first two episodes of the R. Kelly docu-series on Lifetime, Surviving R. Kelly, aired yesterday and it was something. Of course we all knew R. Kelly was a creep (remember when he was in that person’s closet for 20 years), but the tea which was spilled on R. Kelly’s creepiness about how he wouldn’t let women speak to people and had to call him “Daddy” all the time… was a new kind of disgusting. And it ain’t over, there are two more episodes coming. And one of them features an interview with John Legend, who was one of the only musicians to speak out.
The Queen of Soul may have also been the Queen of Debt. Aretha Franklin died in August, and she obviously left behind a legacy of music. The tax man has a different way of remembering Aretha. The IRS now claims Queen Aretha owes millions in back taxes, and let’s just hope a planned tribute concert will put a dent in that pile of debt. Continue reading
It’s a bit redundant to say so, because aren’t all award shows just an excuse for fashion houses to clean out their local Fabric Barn and send a famous person down the carpet in more material than a 1980s canopy bed set? But the Emmys did see a lot of by-the-yardage last night, like on Jessica Biel, who said yes to a white Ralph & Russo dress. If you think Jessica and Justin Timberlake look like they stopped by the Emmys on their way to appearing on the top of a wedding cake, you’re not the only one.
I woke up this morning smelling something strange on the air. Then I read the news and realized what it was I was smelling: freshly minted EGOTs (tangy!). According to Variety, three new EGOTs were born at last night’s Creative Arts Emmys, all thanks to Jesus Christ Superstar, Live In Concert. John Legend, Sir Andrew LLoyd Webber and Sir Tim Rice all reached that milestone few can boast. John won for producing the JCS for television, ALW and Tim won for composer and lyricist for the show they wrote back in 1970. It’s unusual for people to EGOT together like they did. Usually one person EGOTs first, and then helps their partner EGOT. And three people EGOTing at the same time, is, well it’s kind of impressive.
Meme icon Chrissy Teigen gave birth to her and husband John Legend’s second child, Miles Theodore, back in May. Miles has been enjoying the beautiful life nectar that emits from mom’s bosoms, and mom doesn’t have an issue with posting pics of the process. But other people do. Teigen recently posted a pic on Instagram of her breastfeeding Miles while simultaneously faux-nursing two-year-old daughter Luna’s babydoll. Most of her followers thought this was sweet and thanked her for continuing to normalize breastfeeding. One didn’t. In addition to milk, Chrissy’s got plenty of sass coming out of those boobs and expressed some just for her nay-sayer.
Kanye West took time away from healing the racial schism in America, contributing to the midterm elections and saving Chicago, to release some new music to the world. Oh and you better believe 2018’s rap version of Plato served you up some Allegory of the Cave-reallness, honey. Time for a mental and emotional deep dive into Kanye West’s psyche. Strap in and strap on.