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.”
Regina King is experiencing an unfathomable loss and a living nightmare after her only child, Ian Alexander Jr., has died. People reports that Ian died by suicide. Ian had just turned 26 on Wednesday.
If there’s one thing a pandemic will never stop, it’s the euphoric circle jerk session that is awards season. And after the bizarre debacle that was this year’s Golden Globes, many were ready for another eye roll fest during this year’s 93rd Academy Awards. Thankfully Steven Soderbergh and the other producers had the forethought and common sense to grab Oscar-winner Regina King and have her open the ceremony by walking. Yup, the camera followed Regina as she did a long strut to the stage while working a Judy Jetson pageant look, and when she got to the stage she mentioned the George Floyd verdict and the Oscars’ policy on masks.
Last night’s Golden Globes ceremony was a haphazard Choose Your Own Adventure type situation where the stars could either get themselves all dolled up or they could choose to just Zoom it in wearing whichever housefit happened to be on top of the clothes pile. It was a confusing, disjointed show made even more so by the fact that I had forgotten I cut my cable a couple of months ago so I had to watch it unfold on Twitter. There were two red carpets, one in NY and one in LA, there was the Instyle Magazine elevator (above feat. Kate Hudson, a charcuterie board, and her brother Oliver Hudson), there were random elevators, hotel balconies, backyards, and portals into other dimensions. We’ve had a year of pandemic awards shows, you’d think they’d have figured it out by now. It should be obvious that they’re a bad idea!
People Magazine Has Released Their 2020 People Of The Year Issues, Starring Regina King And Dr. Fauci
We’re narrowing in on the end of the longest year on record (at least it’s felt like 84 years). And with that comes a million end-of-year lists. We already know that whatever pap-strolling blisters Ana de Armas got over the past nine months paid off in the form of the number one spot on IMDb’s Top Stars list. Spotify Wrapped has generously compiled listeners top 5 most played songs and albums, thus subsequently exposing everyone’s most terrible taste in music. And People magazine has published their 2020 People of the Year issue, about a month after they published their annual People’s Sexiest Man of the Year issue. That’s good timing. A month seems like enough time to recover from thirsting hard over Michael B. Jordan’s arms on the cover.
Zendaya Became The Youngest Youngin’ To Win The Emmy For Lead Actress In A Drama, And A Record Number Of Black Actors Won
If you told me years ago that a Disney Channel star would go on to have a serious acting career and win the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama, I’d assume it’d be Deedee Magno from MMC’s The Party or current OnlyFans scammer Bella Thorne for the riveting drama Famous In Love, but it was Bella’s Shake It Up co-star Zendaya who won her first Emmy at 24 years old for her performance as Rue in Euphoria (alternate title: Remind Me To Never Raise A Teenager). Surprisingly when Zendaya won, she didn’t say in her acceptance speech, “This is ALMOST better than the time I was runner-up on Dancing with the Stars!”