This is our fault. We did this to ourselves. At some point we’re going to have to take responsibility for ourselves as a country and accept the premise that it is, in fact, a shit hole ruled by oligarchs, grifters, charlatans, and DJs with Marshmello heads, and hopefully, commit to making the changes necessary to rectify that. Otherwise, all is lost. Even if Forbes’ Celebrity 100: The World’s Highest Paid Celebrities list is a dubious distinction, we have to admit that even if their formula is about as scientifically sound as the teachings of Dianetics, it does say a lot about what we value as a culture. And right now it’s saying we value Kylie Jenner the most. She earned $560 million. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but 2020 will do strange things to a person—Taylor Swift was ROBBED! Last year’s #1 dropped to #25 ($63.5M) and Kanye West scooted into Kylie’s former #2 slot with $170M.
It’s a sad, sad day in the world when it turns out that Vanilla Ice is actually a lot smarter than so many people. The Chainsmokers held a drive-in concert where people were supposed to stay in or close to their cars and social distance, but well, I guess some people are so lacking of dignity that they’re okay with having to say, “Well, I did go to a Chainsmokers concert,” when they test positive for COVID-19 and are asked where they’ve been. And BuzzFeed says that the concert is now being investigated for violating coronavirus restrictions.