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Golden Globes 2015: Winners, Surprises and Pop Culture Discussions

January 12th, 2015 - By Tanvier Peart
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Last night, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler took to the stage to host the Golden Globes for the final time. The comedic duo always bring something interesting to the table when it comes to celebrities and pop culture. In case you missed the big event, here’s a rundown of the winners, surprising losers and unexpected antics.

Chrissy Teigen Becomes Meme After John Legend’s Golden Globes Win: “Sorry I Don’t Practice My Crying Face”

January 11th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Chrissy Teigen looked rather uncomfortable as her husband, John Legend, was accepting his award for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture at the Golden Globes this evening. Of course, her tense facial expression was probably due to the neverousness on behalf of her husband and being overcome with emotion over the win, but you can always count on the Internet to catch those super uncomfortable moments and poke fun. So in no time, Chrissy was meme’d by Twitter. Check out some of the hilarious reactions to her facial expression below.

Thankfully, Chrissy is a great sport, who later grabbed her Golden Globe-winning husband and joined in on the fun.

😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥😥

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John Legend, Common Score Golden Globe For “Glory”

January 11th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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John Legend and Common both have a lot to celebrate this evening as the two have scored a Golden Globe for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture for their song “Glory,” which has been featured on the soundtrack of Ava DuVernay’s Selma.

It was an emotional moment for both men who took time out while accepting their award to acknowledge issues of race and violence currently plaguing our nation.

“The first day I stepped on the set of ‘Selma,’ I began to feel like this was bigger than a movie,” Common said during his acceptance speech. “As I got to know the people of the Civil Rights Movement, I realized that I am the hopeful Black woman who was denied her right to vote. I am the caring White supporter killed on the front lines of freedom. I am the unarmed Black kid who maybe needed a hand, but instead was given a bullet. I am the two fallen police officers murdered in the line of duty. ‘Selma’ has awaken my humanity.”

“Selma is now,” he concluded.

John Legend, who revealed that he wasn’t called in to partake in the creation of the song until the last minute, also took advantage of the moment to shine light on social injustice.

“It’s so connected to what’s happening right now. We’re still in solidarity with those who are out there fighting for justice right now. We’re so grateful to write this song, hopefully as an inspiration to them.”

Well done, fellas!

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Well This Is Interesting: 2015 Golden Globes Snubs & Surprises

December 11th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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You don’t have to watch every award show to understand the magnitude of the Golden Globes. Often thought as a precursor to earning an Academy Award nomination, entertainers from film and television hope to have their names called by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. With 2015 Golden Globes nominees announced, here are the surprises and snubs.

2014 Golden Globes Recap: Do Numbers Translate Into Awards?

January 13th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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Well folks, the 2014 Golden Globes have come and gone with some expected wins and unexpected upsets. A night that brings together Hollywood’s best (determined by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association) in the realms of film and television, you just never know what can happen. One big question on the minds of viewers is how the winners are determined. Sure it boils down to a vote, but do numbers ever come into play? Does a film or television show have a higher chance of scoring an award if they put up huge earnings and ratings? You might think so, but just might be surprised. Here’s a look at some of the winners from last night’s 2014 Golden Globes.

Woody Allen’s Ex Mia Farrow And Son Respond To His Lifetime Achievement Award, Expose Further Sexual Abuse

January 13th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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If you endured the Golden Globes until the end, you probably saw Diane Keaton give a rather odd tribute to actor, screenwriter and director, Woody Allen, in which she sang the song all Girl Scouts know…”Make new friends but keep the old…” whatever. I had to mute my computer screen. I’m rather fond of Diane Keaton but I cannot get down with Woody Allen.

As I tweeted last night:

In case you don’t know Woody Allen was dating Mia Farrow for a decade when he began a relationship with Farrow’s adopted daughter Soon- Yi Previn. Farrow had adopted Soon-Yi with her ex Andre Previn. Farrow realized that the two were carrying on a romantic, though exploitative, relationship when she found nude photos of Soon-Yi in Allen’s possession. The couple claims they began seeing each other when she was 20 and the relationship with Allen and Farrow were just “going through the motions.” They married when she was 21.

So you can understand that Mia and her biological son with Allen, Ronan Farrow, weren’t too impressed with the Lifetime Achievement Award Woody Allen received during last night’s Golden Globes ceremony. (I use the word received lightly because Allen wasn’t there.)  Both Mia and Ronan took to Twitter to share their thoughts about the honor bestowed to their estranged partner and father.

Essentially, she was over it. But the real kicker came from Woody Allen’s biological son Ronan Farrow.

Whoa! This was news to me. Now, we knew about Woody’s relationship with his now wife–the couple has been vocal in their justification of it– but apparently another one of Mia’s adopted children, Dylan, who now goes by another name, spoke to Vanity Fair, late last year, about the sexual abuse she endured from Allen growing up. Though Dylan said her fears of Allen are “crippling” and she does not like to speak his name or see his image, she decided to share, like she wished she’d had the courage to do when she was seven years old.

“I have never been asked to testify. If I could talk to the seven-year-old Dylan, I would tell her to be brave, to testify. There’s a lot I don’t remember, but what happened in the attic I remember. I remember what I was wearing and what I wasn’t wearing…The things making me uncomfortable were making me think I was a bad kid, because I didn’t want to do what my elder told me to do…I was cracking. I had to say something. I was seven. I was doing it because I was scared. I wanted it to stop.” For all she knew, she tells Orth, “this was how fathers treated their daughters. This was normal interaction, and I was not normal for feeling uncomfortable about it.”

So sad.

ICYMI: Kerry Washington And Idris Elba Brought Their Boos To The Golden Globes

January 13th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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Fret not all those viewers who were starting to wonder why Kerry Washington’s husband is never by her side at award shows. Though Nnamdi Asomugha didn’t walk alongside his expecting wife on the red carpet at the Golden Globes last night, we do know that he was in the building. Thanks to some photographer’s super sleuthing, this candid image of Kerry Washington introducing her hubby to “Fruitvale Station” star Melonie Diaz was caught on camera and, of course, we love it.

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Last night was the first time Kerry Washington’s pregnancy was actually confirmed — thanks to the ever-growing baby bump she can no longer hide — and this photo is the first time we were able to see the proudly expectant mother and father. Kerry and Nnamdi weren’t the only expecting couple on the carpet though. Idris Elba also brought his new lady, Naiyan Garth, out to celebrate his “Luther” and “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” nominations with him and she looks like she’s even further along than Kerry.

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So far neither couple has really acknowledged their pregnancies so we have no clue when they’re due, but trust that we’ll be watching for these baby bumps at the Oscar’s so we can make an educated guess on when these new bundles will enter the world.

Tweet It Or Not With Dawn Richard: Why She Won’t Talk About LHH, KimYe, Or Scandal on Twitter

January 16th, 2013 - By madamenoire
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Even though Dawn Richard has been hanging around the entertainment industry for a while now, one thing you can say for certain is she's never been in any mess. Perhaps that's because she keeps her thoughts to herself rather than her Twitter account, unlike some of her fellow celebs. *cough cough*

When Dawn dropped by the MN office yesterday to talk about her new album release, "Goldenheart," we chatted with her about keeping her personal biz offline in a game of Tweet It or Not where the singer told us the things she'll talk about on the net and the topics you'll never catch in her timeline. Check it out here!

Staying Grounded: My Love-Hate Relationship With High-Heels

January 15th, 2013 - By Veronica Wells
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I didn’t watch the Golden Globes over the weekend. But if I knew how entertaining they were going to be… I was just about to lie; I still probably wouldn’t have watched them. But anyway, on Monday when clips of the most memorable moments from the show were being played, I noticed that there was a clip of Girls creator Lena Dunham hobbling up the stairs and across the stage to accept her award. As my coworkers and I watched the painful footage, someone mentioned something about the matronly nature of her dress; but all I could think about was her walk. No bueno.

I shook my head, knowing that the dress and certainly the shoes were just not Lena’s style. And not because I would argue heels aren’t her thing– but because if you’re visibly uncomfortable and uncoordinated in a shoe, then it’s not for you.

Aaah but as I write about Lena Dunham, I also speak to myself. As a woman who’s just over 5 feet, heels can seem like a necessity more than an accessory. When you’re as short as I am you don’t want to go to the club to be bumped and bruised as people, who can’t see you, try to move past you. So what’s the solution? Throw on some heels. Yes my toes will be a little numb by the end of the night but at least that way I can be at least shoulder level with most patrons, even if I’m  teetering the whole time.

Wearing heels for long stretcches–and maybe alcohol–is the reason we women have watched in horror or embarrassment as so many of our girlfriends, or we ourselves, have made contact with the sticky club floor or the unforgiving cement on our way home. Heels, unlike boots, are not made for walkin’.

And yet we still love them.

I remember the debate I got into with one of my male friends one night. We were on the subway one evening when we noticed a group of girls in short freak em dresses and high heels. He looked at them and sized them up before leaning over to suggest that women who step out in high heels were somehow desperate for attention, even at the expense of being unstable and therefore unsafe in case anything popped off.

Ummm… no.

Even though I can recall several instances where I almost busted my face open walking down cement steps in heels, I found myself getting very defensive. Because sure heels aren’t the best in a pinch but just because a woman chooses to wear them on a night out doesn’t mean she’s desperate. It means she wants to feel pretty. It means she doesn’t want to be the short one in her circle of friends. It means that she wants her freshly shaven legs to glisten when the street lights hit them. It means she wants to feel powerful. And yeah, she might even want to be noticed. I was defensive even though I knew and my feet confirmed that heels have never really been our friend. Instead heels are like that girl you call a friend who’s not so secretly jealous of you. You can’t stand her but you keep her around and always defend her because she’s fun and you need someone to hang out with on the weekends.

That’s probably what Lena told herself as she slid her feet into the $945, black, peep-toe Louboutin pump that had her wobbling last night. I want to feel pretty. I want to feel powerful and that’s what women are supposed to wear.

Honestly, for a lot of women, myself included, there’s a sense of unspoken shame about not being able to walk in heels. It’s somehow unladylike. A true lady knows how to not only walk but strut in heels. It’s a skill we’ve tried to master since childhood. Beyoncé brags about having her first pair at the age of 13. Men ask us to keep them on in the bedroom and shoes with no heels are often regarded as casual, dressed down. Comfort be damned.

I remember during my senior year of college, in my African Literature class, we read this book, Praisesong For The WidowIf you’re not familiar, basically it’s a book about Avey Johnson, a woman in her sixties, who has to disconnect from her pristine image and adherence to societal constraints in order to find her roots and discover who she really is. Several times throughout the novel, they make mention of Avey’s high heels and how when she’s wearing them, she’s really not herself, not really seeing and relating to the world as she should. “”Freed of the high-heels her body always felt restored to its proper axis.” 

If you’re one of those women who is as comfortable in heels as you are barefoot, then by all means continue to do you boo. But for the rest of us, let’s not always give in to the pressure to wear heels just because we’re expected to. There’s nothing wrong with staying grounded every once in a while.

Style To Steal Or Girl, Stop–Special Edition: Who Was Fashionable And Who Was Failing At The Golden Globes?

January 14th, 2013 - By Clarke Gail Baines
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While some of you were probably catching up on all the season premieres of your favorite cable shows last night, some of us were watching The Golden Globe Awards to find out who was going to win what, who was going to say what, and of course, who was wearing what! Pastel colors were huge, going sheer was the the thing to do, whether you were showing off tatas, or letting some skin peek through embroidered collars and colorful gowns. The looks were the talk of the town, aside from the awards, and we’ve pulled a few looks from the litter that definitely had us talking. Would you steal ’em or stop ’em? Let’s take a look and see…