This year's Grammys were dominated by Lady Gaga, Kacey Musgraves and Childish Gambino, who won four awards but was absent from the ceremony.Musgraves won the coveted album of the year and best country album for Golden Hour while Gaga got two prizes for Shallow, from the movie A Star Is Born won two.Gambino's powerful This is America won song of the year and record of the year.There was also some British success with Dua Lipa winning best new artist and Ella Mai winning best R&B song for Bood's Up.Here are some other stand out moments from the awards.Camila kicks things off in styleDemonstrating the power and prominence of Latin Pop, the opening number was a huge, West Side Story-inspired extravaganza, starring Camila Cabello, Ricky Martin, J Balvin and renowned Cuban-American trumpeter Arturo Sandoval.Cabello got the party started, performing Havana in a mock-up of her grandmother's childhood home in a canary yellow two-piece dress. After an intricate piece of handkerchief … [Read more...] about Grammy highlights: Steamy duets and Dolly’s delights
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It’s possible that the most out-there moment of fashion week took place Sunday night thousands of miles away from the New York catwalks — sorry, red carpet — at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. I am speaking, of course, of Cardi B’s Grammys entrance as Venus emerging from her clam in vintage Thierry Mugler (circa 1995), her top half covered in a nude body suit and molded bustier, her bottom half in black velvet that exploded into a pink satin abalone frame around her pearl-encrusted waist. It was a little absurd and a little unwalkable and deep in the realm of costume. (She later changed into another vintage Mugler, an off-the-shoulder white gown with floor-length fringe, the better to make it to the stage to accept her Grammy for best rap album.) But as an image of female potency and coming into one’s own, it was impossible to miss. Sometimes, you’ve just got to get out of your shell. Along with Janelle Monáe’s flying buttress … [Read more...] about At the Grammys, Sisters Dressing for Themselves
OWENSBORO, Ky. – A Kentucky dad found himself in hot water on social media with what most people would seem to agree is a poor choice of Halloween costume. Bryant Goldbach dressed himself as a Nazi soldier and his school-aged son as Adolf Hitler before going to a Trunk-or-Treat event Thursday evening. The news was first reported by WEHT Eyewitness News. He later posted a photo of himself on Facebook and the backlash was immediate. Goldbach apologized, saying it was a poor decision on his part and that his intention was simply to portray historical figures. More: Halloween costumes that crossed the line and how to avoid picking one Also: Could celebrating Halloween on a Saturday be safer? In a statement, Rabbi Gary Mazo of Temple Adath B’nai Israel called Goldbach's apology "important," but noted that such costumes are inherently "a sad reflection of our society." “If your costume calls to mind an event where millions were … [Read more...] about Dad defends dressing son as Hitler for Halloween, then apologizes for poor decision
Is Miley Cyrus confirming her rumored wedding to Liam Hemsworth? The singer posted a series of black-and-white, romantic photos of herself and her actor fiance on social media Wednesday, only days after fans speculated about their nuptials. In the photos, Cyrus is seen in a white dress and Hemsworth is dressed up in a suit and tie. Flowers are also seen behind them. Two of the photos show the couple in a warm embrace while the third is a close-up of them kissing. Only one photo was shared with a simple caption: "10 years later ....." View this post on Instagram 10 years later ..... A post shared by Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) on Dec 26, 2018 at 12:49pm PST Fans began speculating the pair had tied the knot on Monday after pal Conrad Carr posted photos and videos to his Instagram story that showed Cyrus in a white dress, cutting a cake alongside her movie star man. In Carr's post, Cyrus and Hemsworth were surrounded by family and friends. A video clip shows the three … [Read more...] about Miley Cyrus hints at marriage to Liam Hemsworth by sharing romantic photos in white dress
(CNN)And to think, it began with Stacey Dash suggesting we get rid of it. A steady stream of indelible pop culture moments celebrating blackness has led some to proclaim February 2016 the best #BlackHistoryMonth ever, with a melanin rainbow fistbump emoji for emphasis. Some might argue that pop culture moments are ephemeral and don't have lasting value. Obviously, no event this month compares to the passage of the Voting Rights Act or other civil rights milestones that increased political or economic power for black people. Even if we did not reach the absolute pinnacle of Black History Month, it's been pretty memorable. Thoughts, emotions and experiences typically confined to the black community permeated mainstream America in unprecedented ways. And, it's perfectly conceivable that people might be talking for decades about that time Beyoncé brought black militancy to the Super Bowl. Here are some of the highlights: Read More #OscarsSoWhite comes to a head Controversy … [Read more...] about From Beyoncé to Chris Rock: Best Black History Month ever?