There was plenty of opportunity for some good old fashioned country music drama last night at the Academy of Country Music Awards (the ACMs, which are not to be confused with the CMAs, the other white meat of country music awards shows), but there was nary a whiff of grain alcohol-soaked card cheatin’, man stealin’, hair pullin’, cussin’ and a’fightin’, and hootin’-n-’hollerin’ at the event. The only scandal worth tellin’ a mule happened on the red carpet when Miranda Lambert, the savior of country drama, showed up looking like the cat who chicken fried the canary and ate it with a side of grits . She brought her new husband Brendan McLoughlin with her.
There was lots of glamour, color, and levity on display on the red carpet for last night’s Critics’ Choice Awards. And I’m going to go ahead and give all the credit to Judith Light. Judith set the tone, and everybody else did their level best to match her energy. There was probably a panicked buzz of “Judith Light, Judith Light, Judith Light” spreading among Hollywood stylists when they realized she was going to be there, forcing everyone to step up their game. Nobody quite got there, but they tried and that’s what counts. Ultimately, posing through Christian Siriano-made polka dots the size of dinner plates, Judith put all the kids on blast. If Judith wanted to be a real pal, she should have given a posing tutorial before the red carpet. Some people could really have used the help (see after the cut).
When Bohemian Rhapsody won a slew of awards at the Golden Globes on Sunday, most everyone was shocked – including the Hollywood Foreign Press Association based on where they made Rami Malek & Co. sit in that room! Anyway, Rami had already scooped the award for Best Actor in a Drama and was back stage when the whole movie won for Best Picture. Nicole Kidman was the presenter, and when Rami joined the rest of the movie team on stage, he went to say “hai, gurl” to Nic. Alas, she was about as warm to him as she likely would be if Leah Remini and an A&E film crew showed up at her front door. Rami now says he wasn’t mad about it in the least and they “have something planned.” Did anyone really care that much?
When I think of horny singers, naturally Lenny Kravitz and Madonna come to mind, so it’s only natural most of us figured those two humped on each other after working together on “Justify My Love” and even performing together live on MTV for “Ray Of Light.” Lenny has had an array of famous exes, including Lisa Bonet and Nicole Kidman, and he’s setting the record straight on how he is still friends with them all – even the ones he never dated.
Color me shocked! Gretchen Carlson had to be the unfortunate #metoo canary down the Fox News coal mine after she came out swinging – and winning $20 million – in her case against Roger Ailes for being a predator who made women’s lives at the company a living hell. Gretchen is now head of the Miss America pageant and cleaning it up, and I figured she’d just ride off into the sunset to count her cash and burn the now-eliminated bikinis from her pageants. Not so fast. Miss America is in a case of martial pageant law, and they’re making a movie about #metoo at Fox News – and Gretch doesn’t like how the movie at all.
Nicole Kidman is featured in this month’s issue of Allure, and the reporter took her to the most exotic of settings for their interview: a wine bar in a Nashville strip mall. How romantic! It’s kind of the standard shit as far as Nicole interviews go: she’s beautiful, she has porcelain skin, and she has four children (I guess we’re recognizing the first two this month). There’s always one out-of-touch dime in a celebrity interview, and this one has Nicole trying to say she isn’t actually a movie star or a celebrity. Continue reading