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.
I’m glad I’m not Jay Z.
Though I would commit felonies for access to his half-billions, I don’t envy the husband who has to buy a gift befitting of Sasha Fierce’s 35th birthday. Or the man whose alleged infidelities inspired Beyonce’s instantly iconic Lemonade visual album.
The first Monday is May may be ho-hum for us working-stiffs but if you’re among the celebrity elite, it is the Superbowl of fashion events. The annual Met Gala—an event hosted by Vogue Magazine, that celebrates the opening of the fashion exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art—is held in New York City, and it boasts one of the most extreme red carpets of the season.
This year’s theme is “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age Of Technology.” Like contestants on Project Runway, stylists bolted for the nearest metallic dresses and bedazzlers.
This Small Screen Girl, who would happily live in sweatpants if I didn’t have to go to said day job, dies for the sublime moments of wearable art and cringe-worthy moments of horrendous fails. The only edit I have for next year is that there should be actual Anna Wintour-trained fashion police to escort people off the red carpet who dare to show up in regular clothes.
Fittingly, technology only makes the Met Gala coverage better. Thanks to social media, fashionistas across the planet can react to the red carpet chaos in real time, and they wasted no time providing hilarious and merciless commentary on the over-the-top ensembles.
Here are by favorite and most lethal reactions to Met Gala fashion...
The Super Bowl has always been testament to American competition, spectacle and one-upsmanship. And Super Bowl 50 brought plenty of all three.
Lady Gaga’s sparkly ensemble and operatic national anthem made for a unique and spangly start, however, the true competition was found on the field—and I’m not talking about the Denver Broncos beating the Carolina Panthers for the win. Beyonce and Bruno Mars absolutely slayed during their halftime performance of the newly released black empowerment anthem “Formation” and 2015’s instant dance hit, “Uptown Funk.”
Oh yeah, Coldplay was there too.