Kanye hijacks Swift's moment and the VMAs
Kanye, Kanye, Kanye, I don't care how big a fan you are of Beyonce, there is no reason to steal the thunder from Taylor Swift, a 19-year-old country girlwho had just won a MTV Video Music Award for best female video. It's going to take more than an attempted apology to appease fans and celebrity peers who now know you are a jerk, rather than just think it. Katy Perry expressed it best (Well.. the cleanest): "It's like you stepped on a kitten.") Word is, some MTV honcho asked Kanye to leave after his outburst. Good!
Thank you Beyonce for showing a lot of class by inviting Taylor Swift on stage when you won video of the year for "Single Ladies." I love this quote from Swift: "I was standing on the stage and I was really excited because I had just won the award, and then I was really excited because Kanye West was on the stage. And then I wasn't so excited anymore after that." Neither were we, baby girl. Neither were we.
The show wasn't all Kanye: VMA Winners also included Lady Gaga for best new artist; T.I. featuring Rihanna in "Live Your Life" for best male video; Eminem's "We Made You" for best hip-hop video; Britney Spears' "Womanizer" for best pop video. Don't forget... Janet Jackson's tribute to her brother:
Serena Williams fined for tournament outburst
This just in... Serena Williams has a bad attitude. Serena Williams' profanity-laced, finger-pointing tirade at a U.S. Open linesperson drew a $10,000 fine Sunday, and more punishment could follow from a broader investigation into what the head of the tournament called her "threatening manner." She did not apologize for the outburst, and she will mostly likely tell the tournament officials where they can put their fine, thank you very much. (AP)
-- Poet, punk rocker Jim Carroll, 60, died Friday. Carroll is best known as the author of "The Basketball Diaries," an autobiographical tale of life as a sports star at Trinity, an elite private high school in Manhattan. Leonardo DiCaprio played Carroll in the 1995 film adaptation of the book. (AP)
-- This also just in... Elton John can't have babies. Apparently, the Ukraine won't let him and his partner adopt one either. A Ukrainian law prohibits unmarried couples from adopting. (AP)
-- Now for a bit of uplifting news... At age 92, Dame Vera Lynn has beaten the Arctic Monkeys and even the Beatles to capture the No. 1 record spot in Britain today. That makes her the oldest living artist to have a No. 1 record in Britain. Her No. 1 record is titled "We'll Meet Again - The Very Best of Vera Lynn." Industry experts don't think kids are buying the album. (Ya think?!) Still, we're curious to hear it. At least the title song, "We'll Meet Again.":
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Kanye West Interrupts Obama's Speech
You have to give it to public figures - musicians, actors and politicians. They give us lay people a lot of material with which to play.
...get back to work!