You can always count on any BET red carpet to provide some high fashion “moments”, and last night’s BET Awards was no exception. The MET Gala would have been smart to reference “BET red carpet” when trying to get clueless celebrities to grasp the concept of camp. RuPaul’s zebra suit would have looked right at home given the profusion of sequins, pastels, neon, and sculptural pieces that walked the BET carpet. For example, take aspiring rapper/entrepreneur/wig maker to the stars Cliff Vmir (above). His title alone is plenty camp, but throw in a chartreuse vinyl jumpsuit and top it off with a day-glo Victorian fringed lampshade, you’ve got a weenie roast with s’mores for dessert.
Can you imagine if social media existed during the previous generations? My grandmother told me she used to leave my mom out on the porch in a basinet for like an hour at a time and it was just like a thing people did. Like airing out the baby or giving it sun or something? Like people were awful parents by today’s standards. If people on social media are mad at Chrissy Teigen for painting her daughter Luna‘s nails, then we need to be dragging the silent generation and baby boomers to absolute HELL. I mean we should be doing that anyway, but for the parenting stuff also.
Despite Carson Daly trying to douse any gossip on Today over Adam Levine’s planned exit from The Voice, the real story seems to be coming out. Adam flirting heavily with Blake Shelton was apparently NBC’s favorite part of the show. So the news that he’s leaving isn’t sitting well with the network. The word now is that he’s been wanting to leave for a while as well having an ongoing shit fit about changes made in the show’s structure. He alleged openly demonstrated so during the taping of the show’s semi-finals on May 12 and at the NBC upfronts the next day. So NBC, unchange shit and let Adam share Blake’s chair with him. Problem solved.
The first two episodes of the R. Kelly docu-series on Lifetime, Surviving R. Kelly, aired yesterday and it was something. Of course we all knew R. Kelly was a creep (remember when he was in that person’s closet for 20 years), but the tea which was spilled on R. Kelly’s creepiness about how he wouldn’t let women speak to people and had to call him “Daddy” all the time… was a new kind of disgusting. And it ain’t over, there are two more episodes coming. And one of them features an interview with John Legend, who was one of the only musicians to speak out.
The Queen of Soul may have also been the Queen of Debt. Aretha Franklin died in August, and she obviously left behind a legacy of music. The tax man has a different way of remembering Aretha. The IRS now claims Queen Aretha owes millions in back taxes, and let’s just hope a planned tribute concert will put a dent in that pile of debt. Continue reading
It’s a bit redundant to say so, because aren’t all award shows just an excuse for fashion houses to clean out their local Fabric Barn and send a famous person down the carpet in more material than a 1980s canopy bed set? But the Emmys did see a lot of by-the-yardage last night, like on Jessica Biel, who said yes to a white Ralph & Russo dress. If you think Jessica and Justin Timberlake look like they stopped by the Emmys on their way to appearing on the top of a wedding cake, you’re not the only one.