Ellen Speaks Out

Ellen Speaks Out

Ellen DeGeneres kicked off season 18 of her talk show by head-on addressing the investigation that occurred over the summer into a toxic work environment behind the scenes.  She talks about how there were changes made – she doesn’t get specific, but it was reported that at least two producers of the show were removed.  Ellen also addressed the rumors that she, herself, is not a nice person.  She apologized to those affected, and went on to say she wants to make this the best season of her show, ever.  Here’s her full monologue:

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And the winner is…

And the winner is…

“Schitt’s Creek” was the first series to sweep every comedy category at the Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday night, including Best Comedy Series, Best Directing for a Comedy Series, and Best Writing for a Comedy Series.

Best Lead Actor, Comedy – Eugene Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”
Best Lead Actress, Comedy – Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek”

24 year old Zendaya is now the youngest person to win Best Actress in a Drama Series for “Euphoria.”

Best Drama – “Succession”
Best Lead Actor, Drama – Jeremy Strong, “Succession”
Best Limited Series – “Watchmen”
Best Actress, Limited Series – Regina King, “Watchmen”
Best Actor, Limited Series – Mark Ruffalo, “I Know This Much is True”

Get the full list of nominees and winners HERE!

’80s American Girl Doll

’80s American Girl Doll

American Girl’s latest historical character is Courtney! Straight out of 1986, Courtney Moore and her totally tubular wardrobe will be available in stores September 25th.  Can’t lie, I’m a little jealous of all her neon!

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National Toy Hall of Fame Nominees

National Toy Hall of Fame Nominees

A dozen toys were announced as the finalists to be inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame. Only three will be selected on November 5th. Last year’s inductees were Matchbox cars, Magic: The Gathering, and the coloring book. Here are this year’s nominees:

Bingo
Jenga
Yahtzee
Risk
Sorry!
Tamagotchi
Lite-Brite
Baby Nancy
Breyer Horses
Masters of the Universe
My Little Pony
sidewalk chalk

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100 Highest Paid Celebrities

100 Highest Paid Celebrities

Forbes released their list of the highest paid celebrities of 2020. Billionaire makeup mogul Kylie Jenner topped the list, earning $590 million this past year.

 

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Keeping it in the family, number two on the list is Kylie’s brother-in-law, Kanye West (Kim Kardashian’s husband).

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, Jerry Seinfeld, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Ryan Reynolds are all included on the list.  You can see the full list of the 100 highest paid celebrities HERE!

 

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“Dancing With The Stars” Cast

“Dancing With The Stars” Cast

Here’s your much (or not so much) anticipated list of celebrities that will be dancing on Season 29 of “Dancing with the Stars!”

Monica Aldama (Netflix’s “Cheer”)

Carole Baskin (“Tiger King”)

Kaitlyn Bristowe (“The Bachelorette”)

NFL star Vernon Davis

Actress Anne Heche

Disney alum Skai Jackson

Actress Justina Machado

Jeannie Mai (“The Real”)

Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean

Actor Jesse Metcalfe

Rapper Nelly

NBA star Charles Oakley

Nev Schulman (“Catfish”)

Chrishell Stause (“Selling Sunset”)

Figure skating champion Johnny Weir

Season 29 premieres September 14th on ABC with its new host, Tyra Banks.

 

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It’s A Girl!

It’s A Girl!

Ed Sheeran and his wife, Cherry Seaborn, announced the birth of their first child, Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran!  Not surprised that both of their names are used; Ed always talked about he and Cherry being equals.  He even wore an engagement ring before they were married because he felt that both of them should have one.

It’s the first time he’s posted on social media since December, when he announced he would be taking a break from the spotlight until he had “more to actually have something to write about.”

 

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MTV Video Music Awards

MTV Video Music Awards

Lady Gaga was the big winner at the 2020 MTV VMAs with five awards, including Song of the Year and Best Collaboration for her song “Rain On Me” with Ariana Grande.  She also gave us a 9 minute performance, which included Ariana and a medley of songs off her latest album, “Chromatica.”

The Weeknd won the coveted Video of the Year for “Blinding Lights,” and “Say So” singer Doja Cat won Best New Artist.

Taylor Swift made history, as she does, for being the first ever artist to win the award for Best Direction for her music video for “The Man.”

 

Keke Palmer hosted the socially distant awards show with multiple celebrity presenters, and the show was dedicated in memory of “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman, who passed away from colon cancer at just 43 years old.

See the full list of winners HERE!

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She’s Here!

She’s Here!

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have welcomed their first child, Daisy Dove Bloom, just days before Katy’s new album, “Smile,” is released!  The couple said in a statement to UNICEF, for which they’re both ambassadors for, “We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter.”  Little Daisy seems to already have a song named after her, as “Daisies” is one of the first singles off of “Smile,” which comes out August 28th.

 

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Posted @withregram • @unicef Welcome to the world, Daisy Dove Bloom! We are honoured to introduce Goodwill Ambassadors @KatyPerry and @OrlandoBloom’s new bundle of joy.⠀ ⠀ “We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter,” Katy and Orlando told us.⠀ ⠀ “But we know we’re the lucky ones and not everyone can have a birthing experience as peaceful as ours was. Communities around the world are still experiencing a shortage of healthcare workers and every eleven seconds a pregnant woman or newborn dies, mostly from preventable causes. Since COVID-19 many more newborn lives are at risk because of the increased lack of access to water, soap, vaccines and medicines that prevent diseases. As parents to a newborn, this breaks our hearts, as we empathize with struggling parents now more than ever.⠀ ⠀ “As UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors, we know UNICEF is there, on the ground, doing whatever it takes to make sure every expecting mother has access to a trained health worker and access to quality healthcare. In celebration of the heart we know our daughter already has, we have set up a donation page to celebrate DDB’s arrival. By supporting them, you are supporting a safe start to life and reimagining a healthier world for every child. We hope your ♥️ can bloom with generosity.⠀ ⠀ Gratefully-⠀ ⠀ Katy & Orlando.”⠀ ⠀ Please tap the link in our bio to support the most precious gift: a healthy child.

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