After being an enthusiastic guest for several years, Blake Lively has finally risen the rich people ranks from invitee to Met Gala co-chair, which I assume is probably a big honor if you’re a fan of the fashion, or have actively been one of Anna Wintour’s long-term favorites. Blake and her husband, Ryan Reynolds, were named two of the six co-chairs for this year’s gala, which means Blake couldn’t slack on the commitment to the theme. That is, unless she wanted her fellow co-chair Tom Ford to give her some bitchy backhanded compliment about keeping the costume rental industry in business. Blake came through, but not with just one Gilded Glamour-appropriate gown, but technically two. Blake channeled her inner Drag Race contestant and sashayed up the Met Gala red carpet in a gown that transformed into a mid-staircase reveal.
The Met Gala usually happens on the first Monday in May every year, but things got messy when COVID hit back in 2020. The 2020 Met Gala, the theme of which was “About Time,” was quickly canceled. The 2021 Met Gala was postponed, and later held four months later in September, the theme being “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.” But the 2022 Met Gala is returning to its traditional spot on the first Monday in May, and it’s pretty clear Anna Wintour has an HBO Max subscription because this year’s theme is “Gilded Glamour.” I can practically hear Christine Baranski’s snobby old Agnes van Rhijn whispering to her sister Ada, “How nice for the new money set to have such an opportunity to show off what they recently purchased from Montgomery Ward.”
There are some famous parents who barely wait to wipe the amniotic fluid goo from their child’s face before sharing them with the world. But some celebrity parents are the opposite. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, for example. An Instagram account dedicated to celebrity kids recently felt Blake’s wrath after they decided to get some likes for a picture featuring the unobscured faces of their three children.
Hollywood has made an entire film franchise based on poorly-written Twilight fan fiction. They’ve green-lit a Twitter thread. And until they decide to scratch another layer off the bottom of TikTok’s barrel, Hollywood has Reddit.com to excavate for original content ideas. Anyone who has ever visited the r/AmITheAsshole subreddit, or AITA, likely knows that it’s easily the most lucrative and bountiful goldmine for Hollywood to begin pillaging first. But Blake Lively won’t be appearing in a film based on a thread called: “AITA for hosting my wedding at a plantation?“. Instead, Hollywood has decided to start making movie scripts based on the r/NoSleep subreddit, which is dedicated to publishing scary stories and horror threads, and Blake’s production company just picked up the rights to a Reddit novella titled We Used to Live Here.
Back at the beginning of June, many celebrities decided to lend their support to the Black Lives Matter movement and have some big, bold conversations about systemic racism. Like Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, who posted a five-part statement to social media, acknowledging how “uninformed” they were about racism, and that they had donated $200,000 to the NAACP to help mitigate their past “mistakes.” But they never specified what those mistakes were. Well what do you know, it would appear that one of the Lively-Reynolds’es finally got around to addressing the giant plantation in the room.
As promised, Taylor Swift dropped her eighth studio album last night, the capitalization-averse folklore. And in her latest album, Taylor has learned how to cuss, which means there’s about to be a whole lot of brave preteen transitions from “shoot” to “fuckin’ shit.” Along with the album, came the first music video, for the aforementioned “cardigan.” Because I’m about two decades late when it comes to music, my first instinct was to wait and see what The Cardigans had to say about all of this. But the similarities start and end at the name only. Because the only person Taylor could possibly be singing, “Love me love me, say that you love me?” to, is a piano repair person, while trying to get a discount on chipped key replacement and excessive moss removal.