Wyomissing-born pop sweetheart Taylor Swift owned the Billboard Music Awards (BMA) last night—from the show’s opening, when she debuted her new music video/short film “Bad Blood,” to the moment she beat country superstar Garth Brooks to become the winningest artist in the history of the BMAs. She now has 20 total awards to Brooks’s 19.
Real Housewives of New York glamour puss Countess LuAnn de Lesseps is coming to Philadelphia next month to host Stilettos & Sneakers. The event is a “celebrity shoe auction” and dinner that benefits the Wish Upon a Hero Foundation, the local nonprofit that “encourages local students to engage in philanthropy on a local level.”
In April, Doylestown native and pop-rock star Pink shut down a bunch of haters on Twitter who were ridiculing a photo of her in which they said it looked like she’d put on a few pounds. Her response was fantastic, and empowering, and it’s prodded interviewers to ask where she gets the strength to deal with the constant criticism on the web and in tabloids. She opens up in this great interview from Entertainment Tonight:
I don’t take well to bullying. I never have. I’m not a person that will be bullied. I’m not a person that will stand by watching other people bullied.
I am a girl, I have feelings and people think I take no shit and I’m tough, tougher than nails, but I’m a human being.
I think people have gotten it wrong. They think their opinion matters and holds weight and I don’t know where or why they’re giving themselves so much credit you know?. … So I thought it was important for me to remind them that I don’t care. My life is full, I like food a lot and I really like to cook, I like to live, I find joy in that and were doing alright in the Hart household.
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A British Airways flight traveling from London to New York City was diverted to Philadelphia Saturday due to bad weather, and one of the passengers, Entourage star Jeremy Piven, let the world know about it via Twitter.
According to philly.com, the hours-long ordeal started with the passengers being stuck on the runway for three hours. In a tweet that seems to have been deleted, Piven remarked: “Pilot refuses to fly to JFK here on British airways. People are starting to panic.”
Bradley Cooper joins the ranks of decades of celebrities who have been honored with a portrait that now hangs in Sardi’s Restaurant in Manhattan’s Theater District. The honor is akin to getting a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, but here your mug is at the mercy of a caricature artist. As one USA Today blogger points out, Cooper’s portrait “certainly resembles the Oscar- and Tony-nominated actor, but it also, um, looks like a woman. Maybe it’s the lip color and eyelashes?”
— broadway.com (@broadwaycom) May 7, 2015
A big part of Wizard World Comic Con (May 7th to 10th at the Convention Center) is getting an autograph from your favorite celebrity. Here’s how much you’ll have to fork out for some. Note that photos cost extra, and you still have to buy tickets to the event itself, meaning you might be able to build a replica Millennium Falcon for about the same price as a day out at this geekfest.
The Met Gala broke the Internet last night. That’s at least the impression I got after scrolling through Instagram to find tons of rather humorous shots of celebrities donning some very unique high fashion on the event’s red carpet.
Rihanna’s yellow egg dress seemed to take the cake, while Beyoncé pretty much looked like she bedazzled some sequins on her lady parts and called it a day. Of course, there was Sarah Jessica Parker’s rather strange headdress that caused some people to wonder if she’s going through major Sex and the City withdrawal. I rounded up some of my favorite memes to come out of Instagram of this evening of strange, strange red-carpet looks.
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Buon Appetito! #rihanna #metgala #icant A photo posted by Federica Trezza (@iamfederigram) on
Who comes up w/ these things? #nochill #morninghumor #metgala A photo posted by Taraze Durrah (@taraze_79) on
Philly’s Bradley Cooper repped his Philly pride at this weekend’s Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight, sporting a cap from his favorite NFL team, the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles tweeted their approval:
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) May 3, 2015
CBS sports blog 247 Sports took notice, writing:
Cooper, who many may think is a just a fan because of his role in Silver Linings Playbook is actually a die-hard Eagles fan. He was born and raised outside Philadelphia and then attended Georgetown University before pursuing a career in acting.
This past season Cooper did voiceovers for Eagles promotional videos leading up to key NFC East games against the Cowboys and Giants.
In the aforementioned videos, he teamed up with other Philly folks John Legend (who went to Penn) and the Roots on a couple videos meant to get fans in the spirit. The one where he taunted the New York Giants was a particular favorite.