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Justin Timberlake was #Inspired by Jesse Williams

June 27, 2016 16:16:26 Posted at June 27, 2016 16:16:26
Kathleen Posted by Kathleen
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As Lainey already discussed, Jesse Williams gave the wokest speech in the history of speeches at the BET Awards last night. It was a speech that made me cry, shout, cheer and throw sh-t at my television. It induced urgency, frustration and a call to arms. It was soaked in brutal honesty. Most importantly, it was unapologetically BLACK. Full Story

The Real Magic of Jesse Williams

June 27, 2016 15:31:25 Posted at June 27, 2016 15:31:25
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jesse Williams was honoured last night with the Humanitarian Award at the BET Awards for his work with the Black Lives Matter movement. And then Justin Timberlake tried to make it about himself. And got slapped for it. Full Story

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Beyoncé & Kendrick’s opening Freedom

June 27, 2016 14:04:04 Posted at June 27, 2016 14:04:04
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Beyoncé was not announced to perform at the BET Awards last night. As we’ve seen, surprise is her thing. And the song she chose to surprise with to open the show was Freedom. If you’ve been to the Formation tour, you know this performance. It comes near the end and takes place at the end of the Beyoncé runway, in a water pit where B and her dancers thrash around to tight choreography, one of the most exhilarating moments of a two hour spectacle full of exhilarating moments. Full Story

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Swoki: handkissing at dinner

June 24, 2016 15:54:38 Posted at June 24, 2016 15:54:38
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Before we get to the glorious gossip gift (alliteration is so earnestly Swoki, non?) that is Swoki Love, let’s take a moment to acknowledge the loser with four names. These comments showed up on Instagram yesterday:  Full Story

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Ben Affleck’s “wife”

June 23, 2016 15:40:52 Posted at June 23, 2016 15:40:52
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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As mentioned in the previous post, Ben Affleck actually sounded pretty lucid during his appearance on Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons before Tom Brady came up in conversation and he felt the need to go full Perry Mason in support of his friend with the potentially shady cell phone. Full Story

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Ben Affleck rants

June 23, 2016 14:43:56 Posted at June 23, 2016 14:43:56
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Ben Affleck was on Bill Simmons’s Any Given Wednesday last night. Everyone’s talking about one particular clip during which he goes OFF on the NFL in defence of Tom Brady Full Story

Swoki in Nashville

June 22, 2016 17:12:30 Posted at June 22, 2016 17:12:30
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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The first couple of dancing like everyone's watching was in Nashville last night and couldn't keep their hands to themselves. Yes. I just wrote a totally cliched sentence. But given that the subjects announced their love while waves crashed on the rocky shores with the wind whipping through their hair during their kiss, isn't that kind of allowed? Selena Gomez's tour stopped in Nashville Tuesday. Full Story