If Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato’s diva-tastic performance of “Fall In Line” at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards didn’t make you want to demolish the patriarchy, the official video definitely will...
Last Sunday, the celebrities put on their best custom couture and borrowed gemstones and hit the red carpet for the 90th Academy Awards. Shockingly, almost everyone looked absolutely gorgeous. From Taraji P. Henson's sensual, gauzy black gown to Emily Blunt's ethereal silver creation, the award's show was a parade of stunning.
Parks and Recreation's Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) is famous for many things, like making waffles the official fifth food group, a seething hatred of libraries, and her eternal optimism. One of the best, though, has to be Galentine's Day. It falls on February 13 and it involves "ladies celebrating ladies" over brunch. Who needs roses and chocolates when you've got sisterhood and mimosas?
So I couldn't help but wonder: if I had eight seats to fill at my Celebrity Galentine's Day brunch table, what fabulous ladies will occupy them? After far too much soul-searching, here are my final answers.
When Justin Timberlake waded into a snow-dusted field replete with charging horses, a pristine creek and sun-drenched wheat to announce that his new album, Man Of The Woods, would honor his home state of Tennessee, we could almost hear the banjos, fiddles, and washboards. And people had plenty of offered various temperatures of hot takes at the idea of the white superstar who spent decades making traditionally black music only to seemingly backtrack to country after a few foot-in-mouth kerfuffles.
Yet as he dropped a new single and corresponding video every week leading up to the full album release on Feb. 2, they have included anything but. Until now. On Thursday, JT dropped the enthralling and country-lite “Say Something” featuring country star Chris Stapleton.
Surprising no one, His Royalty Highness of Hotness and British Things announced his engagement to girlfriend, American actress and humanitarian Meghan Markle on Monday. And y'all, he proposed to her while she was making chicken. Take notes everyone: Lawry's doesn't just make your food taste better, it fosters a romance for the ages.
Now I've now I've never really been that interested in the royals before. I mean, Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton seem lovely and about as dry as an English tea biscuit. So why do I care now? I'll let Issa Rae take this one:
Dear Justin Timberlake,
As a proud stan for 17 years, I feel like we have the kind of relationship in which we can be honest with each other. I mean, I stuck with you during the Britney Spears years, the cornrows and the decades-long hellatuses between albums. I traveled to NYC for the release of your first solo album and I saw you on your last tour FIVE times in two different states. Sometimes I worry that I'm on some sort of list.
But I can't worry about that when reports are swirling that you are close to becoming the official half-time act for the 2018 Super Bowl.
Please understand when I say the following:
There’s nothing better than strong women tapping into their power. We’ve seen it with Shonda Rhimes causally mentioning how she owns Thursday nights (and with her move to Netflix, she’ll soon own the remaining six). We’ve seen it with Serena Williams both owning her greatness on the court and embracing her black girl magic (soon to be black girl motherhood) outside of the court. We’ve seen it with the revolutionary release of Beyonce’s Lemonade–a love letter to black womanhood and a stunning memoir to forgiveness.
This does not include Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do”—an incongruously peppy single from her upcoming new album, reputation, that aims for scalding pettiness but lands on blandly pitiful.
Hollywood attracts some of the most incredibly talented, stupidly beautiful and ethnically diverse artists on the planet. This variety of culture should be always be celebrated in every way possible.
Unlike some publications that use flimsy excuses to compile lists of solely white celebrities, Small Screen Girl vows to appreciate the flawless contributions of Hollywood as a whole, not just its white counterparts that uphold one standard of pretty.
If these stunners aren’t on your beauty radar, you may want to drop the ancient “science” and grab an Uber to the nearest LensCrafters.
Here’s are SSG's Most Beautiful Celebrites of Color...
Did you know that an estimated 15% of people who receive flowers on Valentine's Day sent them to themselves? No shade, but honestly thought that they number would be a lot higher because there is literally an app for that. Apparently, being married, having a significant other or really good friends is enough for the other 364 days of the year, but on Valentine's Day, that love must be publicly validated.
There's absolutely nothing wrong with being your own valentine. This Small Screen Girl, lover of rom-coms and hopeless romantic, buys herself flowers all the time. However, if you don't want people to know that you sent yourself that stunningly overpriced bouquet of roses, you will need an alias. Hollywood is positively packed with BAE material, and is the best place to start for inspiration.
Here are 12 celebrities who would make the perfect (imaginary) Valentine.
If you’re even the most lax consumer of entertainment, odds are you’ve seen Mahershala Ali's flawlessness on your big or small screen at least once. His gorgeousness, charisma, insane talents, and love of fashion is more than enough to make this now two-time SAG Award winner this week's #MCM. He’s been mine for more since his breakout role in USA's The 4400 (2004-2007).