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All the Winners From the MTV VMAs
Last night, music’s most popular acts headed to New Jersey for MTV’s 2019 Video Music Awards. The show itself was a rather tame affair by VMA standards — no one interrupted anyone else’s speeches — but that doesn’t mean it was without its highs. Missy Elliot, who was given the Video Vanguard Award, performed a medley of her biggest hits and the night ended with a performance by NJ-natives Queen Latifah and Naughty by Nature. Marc Jacobs also took to the stage as the first-ever recipient of the Fashion Trailblazer Award. Below, some of the night’s biggest winners.
Video of the Year: Taylor Swift, “You Need to Calm Down”
Artist of the Year: Ariana Grande
Song of the Year: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road (Remix)”
Best New Artist: Billie Eilish
Best Collaboration: Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, “Señorita”
Push Artist of the Year: Billie Eilish
Best Pop: Jonas Brothers, “Sucker”
Best Hip Hop: Cardi B, “Money”
Best R&B: Normani ft. 6lack, “Waves”
Best K-Pop: BTS ft. Halsey, “Boy With Luv”
Best Latin: Rosalía and J Balvin ft. El Guincho, “Con Altura”
Best Dance: The Chainsmokers, Bebe Rexha, “Call You Mine”
Best Rock: Panic! At The Disco, “High Hopes”
Video for Good: Taylor Swift, “You Need to Calm Down”
Best Direction: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road (Remix)”
Best Group: BTS
Best Power Anthem: Megan Thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign, “Hot Girl Summer”
Song of the Summer: Ariana Grande and Social House, “boyfriend”
Adut Aketch Responds to a Magazine Using Someone Else’s Photo (Dazed)
Model Adut Aketch recently gave an interview to Australia’s Who Magazine ahead of Melbourne Fashion Week, in which she discussed people’s views of refugees and people of color. Unfortunately, the publication printed a photo of another model with the story. Aketch has since taken to Instagram to call out the mag, saying: “Not only do I personally feel insulted and disrespected but I feel like my entire race has been disrespected too… This is a big deal because of what I spoke about in my interview. By this happening I feel like it defeated the purpose of what I stand for and spoke about. It goes to show that people are very ignorant and narrow-minded that they think every black girl or African people looks the same.”
Aketch went on to say that Who Magazine apologized to her directly, but that she still wants to start an important conversation about the matter. “I’ve been called by the name of another models who happens to be of the same Ethnicity,” she wrote. “I find it very ignorant, rude and disrespectful towards both of us simply because we know that this doesn’t happen with white models. I want this to be somewhat of a wake up call to people within the industry it’s not OK and you need to do better.”
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I’ve have given some deep thoughts the past few days on how to approach this situation that isn’t sitting well with me. For those who are not aware, last week @whomagazine (Australia) published a feature article about me. In the interview I spoke about how people view refugees and peoples attitude to colour in general. With the article they published a large photo saying it was me. But it was of another black girl. This has upset me, has made me angry, it has made me feel very disrespected and to me is unacceptable and inexcusable under any circumstances. Not only do I personally feel insulted and disrespected but I feel like my entire race has been disrespected too and it is why I feel it is important that I address this issue. Whoever did this clearly the thought that was me in that picture and that’s not okay. This is a big deal because of what I spoke about in my interview. By this happening I feel like it defeated the purpose of what I stand for and spoke about. It goes to show that people are very ignorant and narrowminded that they think every black girl or African people looks the same. I feel as though this would’ve not happened to a white model. My aim for this post is not to bash Who Magazine -they have apologised to me directly – but I feel like I need to express publicly how I feel. This has deeply affected me and we need to start an important conversation that needs to happen. I’m sure that I’m not the first person that’s experienced this and it needs to stop. I’ve been called by the name of another models who happens to be of the same Ethnicity, I find it very ignorant, rude and disrespectful towards both of us simply because we know that this doesn’t happen with white models. I want this to be somewhat of a wake up call to people within the industry it’s not OK and you need to do better. Big publications need to make sure that they fact check things before publishing them especially when its real stories and interviews and not just some made up rumors. To those who work at shows and shoots it’s important that you don’t mix up models names. Australia you’ve a lot of work to do and you’ve got to do better and that goes to the rest of the industry
Scarlett Johansson Is the Highest-Paid Actress (Forbes)
Between June 1st 2018 and June 1st 2019, Scarlett Johansson earned a whopping $56 million, helping her top the list of the year’s highest-earning actresses. Sofia Vergara, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Aniston, Kaley Cuoco, Elizabeth Moss, Margot Robbie, Charlize Theron, and Ellen Pompeo rounded out the top-10.
Pier 59’s Summer Series Party Concludes With a Bang
Pier 59’s final Summer Series event of the season with an all-white party. Guests sipped on cocktails by Two Chicks and music by Celeste while enjoying views from The Deck NYC, Pier 59’s private full-service Italian restaurant and covered deck that overlooks the Hudson river.
Rori Sassoon and What Goes Around Comes Around Team Up for a Party In East Hampton
On Friday, author Rori Sassoon hosted a Summer of Self-Love celebration at What Goes Around Comes Around’s East Hampton boutique. Sassoon gave out signed copies of her new book, The Art of the Date to fans, while stylist Gretta Monahan pulled her favorite summer date-night looks and gave fashion advice. Meanwhile, Rochelle Jacobs, founder of Naturally Serious Skincare, was on hand to dish out beauty secrets and product samples.
The Surf Lodge and Rebecca Taylor Hold a Summer Nights Dinner
On Sunday, Athena Calderone and Rebecca Taylor co-hosted a Summer Nights dinner at The Surf Lodge, to celebrate Taylor’s partnership with the venue. The designer created the front-of-house uniform for its 2019 summer season. The dinner was curated by Camila Avedano, the chef at abc Cocina, and featured floral arrangements by abc Bloom.
SAINT JHN Releases Limited-Edition Capsule Collection
SAINT JHN has released a five-piece capsule collection tied to his new album, Ghetto Lenny’s Love Songs. The pieces, which feature’s artwork from the album, are available online now.
Columbia Records Hosts MTV VMA After Party at Up & Down
Last night, following the VMAs, stars headed to Up & Down on 14th street in Manhattan to party the night away. Miley Cyrus arrived hand-in-hand with Brody Jenner’s ex-wife, Kaitlynn Carter, while Jenner himself brought new girlfriend Josie Canseco. According to partygoers, the couples made a point of avoiding each other. Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus celebrated their win for Song of the Year for Old Town Road. And Diplo kept everyone thoroughly entertained with a very special DJ set. Check out a few of the pics below.