A lot has happened this past week, and I really don’t know where to begin… My brain is starting to hurt, and I’m wondering if that’s from the latest news reports or from my lack of sleep… Alas, trying to work a campus recruitment job while being understaffed is proving to be rough on my sleep schedule, but I am determined to write! lol
Okay, let’s get it…
Hot Mess # 1: The 2016 Emmys for not including Christina Grimmie
Last night marked the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. All of our favorite stars were out in full force to honor the achievements of those in television, including host Jimmy Kimmel.
Although there were plenty of happy highlights (i.e. several people of color, including Sterling K. Brown and Rami Malek, took home major awards in the supporting and lead actor categories), there was also one major “oversight” by the Television Academy.
During the In-Memoriam segment, the late singer, Christina Grimmie, was left out of the montage. Christina was the Youtube sensation turned The Voice finalist who was fatally shot in the head by a fanatic back in June.
Noticing her absence during the clip, outraged fans immediately took to social media. In response to the backlash, the Emmys released a statement explaining that there wasn’t enough time to include everyone in the montage and that a complete list of those who have passed could be found on their website.
In all honesty, I think it’s pretty wack of the Emmys to exclude Grimmie. She was definitely one of the most memorable contestants ever on The Voice and was a force on Youtube. Not to mention, The Voice actually won an award last night for Best Reality-Competition Program, which again begs the question, “Why no Grimmie?” One would think that the show’s win coupled with the horrific details around Grimmie’s murder would be enough to get her into the live montage.
Needless to say, I am a little disappointed in the show’s producers. Maybe they’ll get it right next year.
On a brighter note, if you’d like to see the complete list of Emmy winners,
click here —> 2016 Emmy Winners List
Jimmy Kimmel was also a great host. Shout out to Jimmy. 🙂
Hot Mess # 2: Tori Kelly for magically popping up on every awards show…
Now, I’ve been thinking this for quite some time, but how is it that a girl with no hits is always performing at every awards show???
Don’t get me wrong. Tori Kelly has a beautiful voice. However, she has no singles. Well, correction. She has singles that not that many people pay attention to. The Billboard charts don’t lie…
With that said, Tori has managed to build a strong career out of performing at literally every major awards ceremony from the Grammys to the Emmys….And now, I really want to know how and why she gets these gigs.
The best person I can compare her to is Jennifer Hudson, who performs everywhere without a successful album. The difference, however, is that Jennifer has won an Oscar and has starred in hit movies like Sex In The City.
Anyways, I just want someone to explain to me how this American Idol reject (harsh, I know, but true) has managed to get this much shine. Please explain. Please and thank you.
Hot Mess # 3: Clare Danes for making the classic spray tan mistake
Honestly, I don’t have much more to say outside of showing this picture, but I do wonder if celebrities realize how orange they are until the blogs. Like this is so orange that people began to compare the actress to Donald Trump. #Ouch
Side note: I was going to put Donald Trump on this list for remarks about the Chelsea bomber in New York, but I don’t want to give him too much shine.
Hot Mess # 4: Nelly’s fans for streaming his music to pay off his tax debt
After learning that Nelly owed the IRS $2.4 million, fans vowed to pay back the rapper’s debt in music streams. Some people even figured out the exact number of times “Hot in Herre” would have to be streamed in order to free the rapper completely of his debt.
I know I put this story on my Hot Mess list, but I’m actually not sure if it’s a hot mess or just funny. I mean, who thought that Nelly still had so many devout followers?
Personally, I wonder where these “fans” were for his last few singles…But you know, that’s just me… Nelly’s Hot In Herre Sees Spike
People always A-maze me…
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