The Grammys are the time and place for some high fashion fuckery. You can go high concept crazy (see: CeeLo Green), or you can go tacky casual with a twist of try hard. Halsey chose the latter. Halsey told Giuliana Rancic that her look was “a little TLC, a little Aaliyah.” When I first saw Halsey on the red carpet, I immediately got a T-Boz in the Creep video vibe. Halsey must have realized that she couldn’t blatantly rip-off such a legendary look without receiving a cease-and-desist, and so she added her own spin. And in this case, her spin was to ditch the matching robe and walk down the red carpet with her tits out. She also went with her natural hair, which was a choice. Personally I would have gone full-homage to T-Boz with some bangs and side-curtains. But I’ll give her a pass on this one. If she didn’t have time to steam the wrinkles out of her ensemble, I doubt she had time to clip on some hair.
I know Lady Gaga’s thing right now is hats, specifically that pink one that’s practically the official mascot of her Joanne promotional tour. So I shouldn’t have been surprised that she showed up to the American Music Awards last night in her biggest, stiffest-brimmed hat. It was nice of her to switch out that pink hat for the evening. I’m sure it was starting to get all limp from all the sweaty forehead foundation it was no doubt collecting and could use a good soak before the Grammys in February. Sorry AMAs, but you get the backup hat.
The raw emotion that Brit Brit Spears is giving off in that screen shot… The director, Colin Tilley, must’ve told her to pretend that Tinashe was a giant Frapp with extra whip and chocolate sprankles. And as Brit did that, Tinashe thought to herself, “Please, God, don’t let this woman front fart on me… again.”
Team Brit Brit released the video for the remix of Slumber Party last night, and it’s the first video in a long ass time where she doesn’t totally look like she would rather be eating a plate of Velveeta-less steamed vegetables and isn’t thinkings about whether or not she should have Old Country Buffet or Long John Silver’s for lunch. Brit Brit actually looks somewhat into it and that may or may not have something to do with Daddy Spears spraying Burger King cologne all over Tinashe.
I know it’s redundant of me to even ask, because we all know that Sue Ellen Mischke from Seinfeld has, is, and forever will always work the bra-under-a-blazer look the best. But Amber Rose is coming in a very close second. We all know that Amber Rose has a habit of bringing ten tons of jaw-dropping eleganza to the MTV VMAs. Sometimes she goes straight-up stripper, other times she keeps it a little more demure. This year she went tasteful and sophisticated with just a hint of “Oh, these?”
Shortly after Taylor Swift allegedly ripped out his heart by hooking up with Tom Hiddleston, sources close to Calvin Harris began whispering that he had declared he was officially done dating famous types. Apparently dating a media puppet master like Taylor ruined celebrity girlfriends for poor Calvin. Either Calvin Harris has found a way to date every single non-famous person in the world and he’s now left with nothing but celebrities, or he wasn’t that serious about his dating famous people prohibition, because Page Six says he’s dating a famous person again.
According to a source, Calvin Harris is currently “casually seeing” singer Tinashe. The source adds that they’ve been on a couple of dates during the past few weeks. 32-year-old Calvin and 23-year-old Tinashe met when they collaborated on the song “Dollar Signs” back in 2014 and have stayed in touch ever since.
Another source says they saw Calvin and Tinashe having dinner at Nobu in Malibu on Saturday night, and it was “clearly” a date because they were “super close.”
So there you have it, Calvin Harris might be dating another famous (or at least famous-adjacent) person. Maybe when he swore off dating celebrities, what he actually meant is that he was done dating celebrities who had a real knack for finding themselves in the middle of massive amounts of drama with other celebrities. If that’s the case, then I’m sure Tinashe went thought a rigorous screening process before their first date. “So, on a scale of 1 to 10, how likely is it that a hashtag like #TinasheExposedParty would ever start trending?”
During a recent Lenny Letter essay titled Time to Uncover, Alicia Keys wrote about how she was taking a break from makeup because she didn’t “want to cover up anymore.” Alicia is clearly very serious about the whole #nomakeup thing, because last night she sashayed onto the red carpet of the BET Awards in a face covered in nothing.
Alicia is one of the very lucky few who can do #nomakeup and still look like a human person. Her skin/eyes/mouth/eyebrows all look like what they’re supposed to. When I do no makeup, I look like something from a remake of Eraserhead by Harmony Korine. My mouth looks like a Biggest Loser before-and after of an awkward pink slug. My eyes like two puffy slits with creepy little see-through lashes. The two patchy hairlike skidmarks above my eyes that can barely be classified as eyebrows (my eyebrows truly bring shame to the Dlisted family). So, good for you for going without makeup, Alicia. And if she really wants to make it a permanent thing, I would volunteer to take any and all makeup she decides to get rid of. I very clearly need it.
Alicia also carried the low-maintenance theme into her ensemble as well.