In the third episode of Black Mirror’s fifth season, Miley Cyrus plays an abused pop star in a candy-colored wig…. so of course, anybody with an associates degree in pop culture and a brain that works, figured it was about Britney Spears. I’m not sure if anyone said, “Is this about Halsey?” Well, that’s not true. Someone did say that and it was Halsey and Halsey only.
Halsey tweeted out her concern about the similarities between the storyline and her own fame. Which left many people confused including the producers of that Black Mirror episode.
You know when Tim Gunn used to warn Project Runway contestants about making sure their looks don’t go too costumey? It always turned out to be pretty solid advice, and contestants who didn’t heed his warnings were usually sent home. I always imagined those losing designers slipped quietly away to careers in the circus or on the drag circuit. But judging from the runway at last night’s Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, some of them went on to have lucrative careers making costumes for remakes of popular movies.
It’s been over 10 years since The Hurt Locker won the Academy Award for Best Picture. That means it’s ripe for a remake. In this version, Mustard has the nerve wracking job of diffusing Mariah Carey’s Lush bath bombs. It’s a dangerous job, but Mustard’s just the man to do it. Look, he’s on the hair brush right now, getting dispatched to his next mission. They’ve found a Bom Perignon in Mimi’s toilet!
Halsey spoke at the Ending Youth Homelessness: A Benefit for My Friend’s Place Gala on Saturday in L.A., and talked about how she was homeless when she was 19. And when she was homeless, she considered doing what sadly many homeless teens have to do to survive: turning tricks.
Wait – Halsey performed on Saturday Night Live but was also the host? Was this SNL’s version of frugality – getting some sorta-known singer to also speak words in skits? Whatever it was – Halsey probably realized she’s not exactly on the superstar train just yet. So she knew she had to make her performances as memorable as possible. Which she did by painting a portrait of her (?) face on the stage floor while singing her song “Eastside” during her second song. And she painted upside down!
Do I need to write anything more? Simply seeing that Lindsay Lohan was present in attendance should be all the evidence you need that the MTV European Music Awards were a very high-end event. The MTV EMAs were held last night in Spain, and it’s got to be a big, important night if it’s able to drag Lindsay Lohan away from her various Greek beach clubs. But of course Lindsay was there. You can’t think of the word Europe without thinking of Lindsay Lohan. That’s because she’s tried on pretty much every accent found in Europe at one time or another. As for her dress, she looks like a Eurodisco groupie named Svetlana who can’t stay long, because she’s got to pick up her pet serval from DJ Lazer Anus (they share custody).
The American Music Awards doesn’t have the respectability of the Grammys or the pizazz of the MTV VMAs, but it’s got…well, it’s got a pointy award and people that show up, and that’s all you really need for a music award show. As such, guests still put in some effort for the red carpet. Post Malone’s hair is still a mess and he’s got those “Yes I’ve been slowly picking off my Shellac manicure” nails, but he also came through with a bedazzled belt buckle and nudie suit made by Union Western Clothing featuring his initials and several snakes. I guess he didn’t get the memo that Taylor Swift had the whole snake thing locked down last night. Oh well, it still pulled his whole look together. That is, if he was going for a look that tells people he’s a very successful businessman who sells snakes at an Alabama swap meet.