Emmys Highlights: Colbert, Big Little Lies & Historical Wins
Stephen Colbert hosted the Emmys last night. The Handmaids Tale and Big Little Lies were bigger winners with 5 each. Alec Baldwin won Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his Trump impersonation on Saturday Night Live. During his acceptance speech, he said “at long last, Mr. President, here is your Emmy” – a nod to Trump’s past complaints about never winning for the Apprentice. Julia Louis Dreyfus made history last night, becoming the first person, male or female, to win 6 years in a row playing the same character. She won Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her role on VEEP. Donald Glover made history for being the first-ever black director to win Best Directing in a Comedy Series. Riz Ahmed became the first South Asian man to win an acting Emmy. Lena Waithe became the first African American woman to win for comedy writing. There’s an impressive list of historical firsts here so I suggest you check it out!
“It” Slays JLaw’s New Movie Mother
The movie It brought in another $60M in its second week, while Jennifer Lawrence’s new movie Mother debuted to only $7.5M. It’s the worst opening for a Jennifer Lawrence movie and joins only a handful of other movies that have ever been given an F CinemaScore rating.
Kevin Hart Apologizes for Cheating
Kevin Hart apologized to his wife, his kids and his fans this weekend. He is embroiled in an extortion attempt… a woman has a video of him cheating on his wife, who is pregnant. She is pretty vocal, she wants to expose him as a liar and a cheater, and she wants cold hard cash…up to $10M, in fact. She also claims that he started his Hurricane Harvey Relief Challenge right after he found out that she was shopping the video, in an attempt to make himself look good.
SNL Writer Loses Emmys Tux, Finds it with Competitor
This is a great story. A writer for SNL flew from NY to Los Angeles this weekend to go to the Emmys… but he grabbed the wrong garment bag as he got off the plane, so he had the wrong tux and someone else had his. The SNL writer figured out that the other guy was also going to the Emmys… so he took to twitter to spread the word and try to find the guy so they could switch tuxes. Low and behold, he found him – and it turns out the guy was nominated IN THE SAME CATEGORY as the SNL writer. (BAHAHAHA)
Fun fact: neither of them won – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver did.
Lady Gaga Postpones European Tour
Lady Gaga has had to postpone the European leg of her tour. This comes just days after canceling her Rock in Rio appearance for severe pain, and just about a week after she revealed that she suffers from Fibromyalgia. She said severe physical pain is impacting her ability to perform.
I have always been honest about my physical and mental health struggles. Searching for years to get to the bottom of them. It is complicated and difficult to explain, and we are trying to figure it out. As I get stronger and when I feel ready, I will tell my story in more depth, and plan to take this on strongly so I can not only raise awareness, but expand research for others who suffer as I do, so I can help make a difference. I use the word "suffer" not for pity, or attention, and have been disappointed to see people online suggest that I'm being dramatic, making this up, or playing the victim to get out of touring. If you knew me, you would know this couldn't be further from the truth. I'm a fighter. I use the word suffer not only because trauma and chronic pain have changed my life, but because they are keeping me from living a normal life. They are also keeping me from what I love the most in the world: performing for my fans. I am looking forward to touring again soon, but I have to be with my doctors right now so I can be strong and perform for you all for the next 60 years or more. I love you so much.
Demi Talks Sexuality
Demi Lovato was asked why she doesn’t talk about her sexuality — there were rumors last week that she is dating a girl — and she made it really clear: everyone’s looking for a sound bite, and she wants to tell her story on her own terms. Demi says that her sexuality doesn’t have anything to do with her music so she doesn’t offer up those conversations in interviews, but she will be talking about it in her new documentary. It’s set to premiere via YouTube on October 12th.
Selena Helped Raise Half a Million for Lupus
Selena Gomez has some pretty big support coming her way after announcing her kidney transplant this summer. Lady Gaga took to Twitter to write “Prayers & love to @SelenaGomez you are a warrior princess. What an inspiration.” Meanwhile, the Lupus Research Alliance announced that Selena has helped them raise over half a million dollars for the cause since she became open about her diagnosis.
Drake Gets Denzel Tattoo
Drake just got a tattoo of Denzel Washington. It’s actually of his character Bleek Gilliam, from the Spike Lee movie Mo Better Blues.
Miley Cyrus Re-Creates See You Again
Miley Cyrus is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of her song See You Again by re-doing it for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge.
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