Lil Nas X has aired his thoughts about being excluded from this year’s list of BET Award nominees.
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In a series of since-deleted Tweets posted yesterday (June 1), the rapper directly addressed BET – an awards body which specifically recognises African Americans in entertainment – before referencing his two-year run without a nomination.
“thank you, bet awards. an outstanding zero nominations again. black excellence,” Lil Nas X wrote to his 7.7 million followers.
Lil Nas X reacts to being shut out from the 2022 BET Award nominations. pic.twitter.com/yTlQYZR4jX
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) June 1, 2022
Later, in response to a user questioning whether he deserved a nomination, Lil Nas X pointed to the success of his debut album, ‘Montero’, which was released last September and earned the rapper five Grammy nominations alongside three Number One songs on Billboard’s Hot 100.
The reply said: “IDK, maybe 3 of the biggest songs of last year and a critically acclaimed album. I feel like that should’ve helped me a bit.”
Before deleting the Tweet thread, Lil Nas X went on to discuss the broader recognition of LGBTQ+ musicians in the industry, telling his followers that “black gay people have to fight to be seen in this world.”
“[It] doesn’t even have to be me nominated. I just feel like…even when we make it to the top mfs try to pretend we are invisible,” he wrote.
Lil Nas X’s exclusion from BET’s nominations follows a similar snub at last year’s awards show, where the rapper performed a rendition of his song ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ despite not being nominated. In 2020, Lil Nas X was nominated for Best New Artist at the ceremony, but lost out to Californian rapper Roddy Ricch.
Of the actual BET nominees, Doja Cat led the tally with a total of six nominations, including one for Best Female Hip Hop Artist and another for Album Of The Year for her 2021 sophomore LP, ‘Planet Her’. Elsewhere, Ari Lennox and Drake scored four nominations each, while Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar and H.E.R. received three nods.
The BET Awards were established in 2001, and traditionally celebrate African Americans in the fields of acting, music and sport. This year’s edition will be hosted by actor Taraji P. Henson, and will air June 26.
Come September, Lil Nas X will embark on his ‘Long Live Montero’ world tour, taking to stages across North America, Europe and the UK – see all the details here.
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Published Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2022 04:50:48 +0000
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Taylor Swift’s rep responds to reports the singer has the worst private jet carbon emissions
A spokesperson for Taylor Swift has responded to a report that named the singer as the celebrity with the worst private jet CO2 emissions.
Yesterday, a report released by Yard claimed the American singer was the biggest CO2 polluter of the year so far, having flown in her private jet 170 times since January and totalling 8,294.54 tonnes of CO2.
However, Swift’s spokesperson told Buzzfeed News the statistics are inaccurate.
For context, the report claims the average person produces just seven tonnes of carbon emissions per year.
Swift’s representative said only some of the 170 flights can be attributed to the singer: “Taylor’s jet is loaned out regularly to other individuals. To attribute most or all of these trips to her is blatantly incorrect.”
Regardless, it is clear Swift’s jet is racking up significant amounts of carbon emissions due to its inefficient use.
According to the Yard report, her average flight time is just 80 minutes, and her jet’s shortest recorded flight flew between Missouri and Nashville for just 36 minutes.
Other significant celebrity polluters include boxer and domestic violence perpetrator Floyd Mayweather, whose shortest flight was just 10 minutes long but emitted one ton of carbon; Kim Kardashian, who has emitted 609 times more carbon than the average person; and director Steven Spielberg, who took an 18-minute flight between Rotterdam and Amsterdam – a route which, when taken by train, takes only an hour.
The subject of celebrity carbon emissions has blown up ever since Kylie Jenner shared an out-of-touch photo of her and partner Travis Scott posing in front of their private jets with the caption, “you wanna take mine or yours?”
In the midst of the backlash, many began diving deeper into Jenner’s private jet use by examining the Celebrity Jets Twitter account, which records celebrity private jet trips.
Many were horrified she was regularly taking flights as short as 12 minutes and reprimanded her for “her absolute disregard for the planet”.
Many found it hypocritical that ordinary people were being asked by big companies to reduce their car trips and use paper straws when celebrities are constantly leaving huge carbon footprints with frivolous trips in their private jets.
Despite the wave of criticism, celebrities have continued to take private flights between short distances.
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Published Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2022 03:07:00 GMT
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Jodie Sweetin Marries Mescal Wasilewski with ‘Fuller House’ Co-Stars in Attendance!
Jodie Sweetin is married!
The 40-year-old actress, best known for playing Stephanie Tanner on Full House and Fuller House, married social worker Mescal Wasilewski on Saturday (July 30) at a private home in Malibu, Calif. after five years together.
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Jodie and Mescal wed in an intimate backyard ceremony that included her two daughters – Zoie, 14, and Beatrix, 11 – and her Fuller House co-stars including John Stamos, Candace Cameron Bure, and Andrea Barber.
“I know I have the right partner for the rest of whatever life brings me,” Jodie shared with People. “And I couldn’t be more grateful.”
Jodie and Mescal were first introduced through friends in 2017 and dated long-distanced before Mescal moved from New York City to Los Angeles in 2020. They got engaged in January 2022.
This is the fourth marriage for Jodie – she was first married to Shaun Holguin from 2002 to 2006, to Cody Herpin from 2007 until 2010, and to Morty Coyle from 2012 to 2016. She shares Zoie with Cody and Beatrix with Morty.
Congrats to the newlyweds!
By: Just Jared
Title: Jodie Sweetin Marries Mescal Wasilewski with ‘Fuller House’ Co-Stars in Attendance!
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Published Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2022 04:26:28 +0000
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How to Make Sense of a Very Unpredictable Fall Movie Season
All of a sudden, the fall movie season looks very busy. This week brought two big festival announcements loaded with major films to come: First came Venice, with a lineup that includes everything from Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale” to “Bardo”; it was followed by TIFF, where Steven Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans” will premiere alongside Sam Mendes’ “Empire of Light” and Sarah Polley’s “Women Talking,” among many others. Meanwhile, Telluride continues to shroud its selections in secret, but the latest lineups help us get a sense of what to expect there as well.
In this week’s episode of Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson dig through both lineups to get a sense for which films could impact the coming awards season and why it’s almost certain to be an unpredictable ride. They also address the return of competitiveness between festivals that seemed to subside earlier in the pandemic, and touch on the recent changes to the Oscar submission rules in France.
Watch the full episode above or listen it below.
Screen Talk is produced by Azwan Badruzaman and available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify, and hosted by Megaphone. Browse previous installments here, subscribe here, and be sure to let us know if you’d like to hear the hosts address specific issues in upcoming editions of Screen Talk.
By: Anne Thompson
Title: How to Make Sense of a Very Unpredictable Fall Movie Season
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Published Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 20:52:17 +0000
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