On Sunday night, Will Smith inched his way just a little closer to the possibility of his first Oscar win when he took home the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for King Richard. But on Sunday, he was also reminded of the time he took home the Red Table Talk award for Most Meme-able Face when his wife Jada Pinkett Smith admitted to an “entanglement” with their son’s friend August Alsina. That reminder came courtesy of E! red carpet correspondent Laverne Cox, who brought up the entanglement situation in a light way. But still, a whole lot of people thought it was beyond tacky for her to utter the E word to the Pinkett Smiths. Laverne has something to say about her red carpet choice, and she truly isn’t bothered by the hate it received.
Universal Apologized To Laverne Cox For Dubbing Her With A Male Voice Actor In The Italian Version Of “Promising Young Woman”
When Universal Pictures International dubbed the Italian version of the film Promising Young Women, they fucked up big time and chose a male voice actor, Roberto Pedicini, to dub Laverne Cox. This was discovered a week ago, when Universal Pictures Italy posted a clip of Una Donna Promettente and Laverne’s character spoke in a “distinctly masculine tone.” Trans activists and people on social media were rightfully outraged, and soon the clip was taken down.
Universal apologized, announced that Laverne’s voice will be redubbed with a female voice actor, and the Italian version’s theatrical release has been pushed back (it was supposed to come out today). Good! This isn’t Bob’s Burgers, this is an Oscar-winning film starring a trans woman. In the words of Stephanie Tanner, “How rude!”
Today in “HA!”, E! has announced they’ve replaced their recently departed red carpet host Giuliana Rancic with THEE Laverne Cox. Laverne will take over beginning with the 2022 awards season, and will also host a series of celebrity interview specials. OK, let’s call it: Laverne is the next Joan Rivers/Baba Wawa. NOT the next Giuliana Rancic. Nobody should ever be the next Giuliana Rancic.
I know it’s redundant to say that Mondays are the clogged shower drain hair clump of the week, but here is something that Monday’s reputation for being the worst really didn’t need. Laverne Cox was reportedly the victim of a transphobic hate crime in Los Angeles over the weekend. But don’t worry, she didn’t get physically hurt and she’s relatively ok after all of it.
RuPaul is a legend that has been around for a while (that sounds shady, but it’s the truth – photographs from the 90s don’t lie!) And you don’t achieve legendary status without also breaking a bunch of records. Like most hours clocked through the soft-focus filter of a camera lens, or total number of miles walked down a runway in a beaded gown while holding your breath. Over the weekend, the Creative Arts Emmys were held in Los Angeles, and RuPaul has come one more award closer to breaking yet another record.
I think Auntie Maxine likes it! This was one red carpet that wasn’t a hot mess. Tracee Ellis Ross usually has “Best Dressed” on lock at just about any awards show she attends. However, come time for the NAACP Image Awards, she’s got some stiff competition. The attendees of this year’s awards did not come to play and Tracee’s outfit faded into the background. That’s because the red carpet was on fire!