George Clooney Was Doubly Honored At The Kennedy Center Honors When Julia Roberts Came Wearing His Face
Last night some of the biggest stars in Hollywood gathered in New York City to rub elbows with the Washington elite at the 45th annual Kennedy Center Honors. Due to the pandemic and former president Donald Trump’s boycott of the awards, this is the first big gala in five years and the stars came dressed to impress. This year’s honorees included Gladys Knight and all four of the Irish Pips, sometimes referred to as U2, Christian pop singer Amy Grant, Cuban American composer-conductor Tania León (not to be confused with Lydia Tár, totally different lady), and Nespresso dude George Clooney. There were a couple of surprises at the ceremony. For one, Sacha Baron Cohen showed up in character as Borat even though I thought we had decided as a group after 2020’s presidential election that satire was dead. Also, there was Emma Roberts’ aunt, actress Julia Roberts, who is, apparently, strangely obsessed with George Clooney.
History was made last night as Serena Williams won her 108th(!) U.S. Open title when two hussies misidentified Dionne Warwick for Gladys Knight and survived. Naturally, there were a shit ton of celebrities in the stadium to see what could be Serena’s last U.S. Open and both Dionne and Gladys were there. But ESPN broadcasters Mary Carillo and Chanda Rubin both seemingly agreed that the elegant matron with the iconic short blond hair and cheekbones that could cut a bitch from across a room was Gladys, who plays, instead of Dionne, who absolutely does not. And I’m not talking about tennis, I’m talking about with fools.
Jimmy Buffett Confused Football Enthusiasts With An Unearned Mic Drop After Singing The National Anthem
The big National Sporting Event is fast approaching. Gladys Knight will perform the thankless task of singing The Star Spangled Banner aka The National Anthem. But before that can happen, some other people had to sing that song in front of a crowd of football enthusiasts cum judges of vocal talent. At last night’s playoff game between the Los Angeles Goat Men and the New Orleans Man Angels, Jimmy Buffett put his margarita down long enough to take a stab at one of the most notoriously impossible songs to sing well. But he was either too drunk or not drunk enough. Who knows, two more margaritas and he might have been in the pocket. Two fewer, and he might not have performed a wholly unearned mic drop. The only person who’s ever earned the right to drop the mic after singing The National Anthem was Fergie (Whitney gave us something transcendent and doesn’t need to be dragged into this conversation).
Yesterday soul legend Gladys Knight announced that she will sing the National Anthem at this year’s Super Bowl in Atlanta, GA. She also released a video reminding everyone how she’s been a civil rights activist for decades. Of course, since “offense” isn’t just for football games, this caused many folks to throw side-eyes her way because of the ongoing war within the NFL regarding the National Anthem and quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who took a knee during the anthem in protest against police brutality. The struggle continues within the organization, so Gladys decided not to remain silent about the elephant in the room.
Amy Schumer will try to grab Gladys Knight by her Thriller music video extra tunic and drag her…
Super Bowl LIII is taking place in Atlanta, Georgia this year, and so they’ve gotten hometown queen Gladys Knight to sing the National Anthem.
Coachella? Never heard of her. Essence Fest, step aside. The biggest and baddest music festival of the decade will be held in next Friday in Detroit, and you’d have to beg, steal, or slap on a wig and borrow somebody else’s identity, if you wanted to attend. Aretha Franklin’s homegoing celebration is scheduled for August 31, and the lineup of artists slated to perform includes Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Jennifer Holliday, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, and a slew of other superstars from the gospel, classical, R&B worlds.