Beyoncé spent the money

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 29, 2016 15:01:59 August 29, 2016 15:01:59
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Where do you start? Where do you start?!? It was always a given that Beyoncé, with 11 nominations, would be attending the VMAs. They only confirmed that she would be performing the day before as the LA Times Full Story

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Kanye West, Thought Leader

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at August 29, 2016 13:02:16 August 29, 2016 13:02:16
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If you didn’t know Teyana Taylor before last night, now you know. I’m starting with Teyana because the VMAs belonged to black women. Kanye’s free-reign speech was Peak Kanye but the video he debuted for Fade was ALL Teyana. Full Story

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The placement of Britney Spears

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 29, 2016 12:36:38 August 29, 2016 12:36:38
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How do we properly assess the performance of Britney Spears last night? Knowing what she’s gone through, is it the gentle approach? Do we make an exception on standard and collectively agree that it was a decent return to the VMAs? It was a decent return to the VMAs. Full Story

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Nick Jonas’s Bacon

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at August 29, 2016 12:08:36 August 29, 2016 12:08:36
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That’s not a euphemism. Nick Jonas performed a song called Bacon last night at the VMAs. His performance opened with him in a kitchen, holding a fresh plate of bacon. This is how most of my daydreams about Nick also open. Full Story

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I Can’t No Pastries

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 29, 2016 11:20:26 August 29, 2016 11:20:26
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Next week will be two years since we lost Joan Rivers. And it’s true, that you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone. Because the Joan Rivers random amazingness on a red carpet can never be replaced. Sometimes during an interview, she straight up forgot who she was talking to, not because she wasn’t sharp but because they weren’t interesting enough for her to remember. Full Story

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Alessia Cara is cooler than all of us

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at August 29, 2016 10:55:49 August 29, 2016 10:55:49
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Alessia Cara is 20 years old. She’s 20 years old and she already oozes so much confidence and charisma it’s unfair. It’s unfair to her peers (she’s so real she makes Ariana Grande look like a Madame Tussauds wax figure) and it’s unfair to us grown ass adults who will never be as cool as she is. Full Story

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August 29, 2016 – Smutty Shout-Outs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 29, 2016 10:39:15 August 29, 2016 10:39:15

For Jordy, aka my office roommate, aka the Key Makeup Artist for the Best Hip Hop Video at the VMAs – CONGRATULATIONS homie! Jordy is Key Hair on The Social and she and Nat, our Key Makeup Artist, worked on the Hotline Bling video last year in Toronto. Follow Jordy on Instagram here Full Story

Smutty Tingles

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 26, 2016 20:24:22 August 26, 2016 20:24:22

Natalie Portman came back for the smiles (Dlisted

Andrew eats with friends (Just Jared

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck sleep in separate bedrooms for his birthday (Cele|bitchy

I couldn’t stop watching that Beyoncé Aaliyah video yesterday. To the point that I got emotional. (TooFab

Demi Lovato’s new boyfriend (TMZ

I wish I could un-know that I know this (The Superficial

Maria Menounos’s leather dress (Hollywood Tuna

Venus and Serena are so cute together (Go Fug Yourself

Frances Bean’s divorce details (Evil Beet