Virtual Emmys award show… Blue Ivy Carter wins 1st BET… ‘Black Is King’ coming to Disney+… Chase Rice sparks outrage… and Jada Pinkett Smith speaking out against YouTuber Shane Dawson
The women of “The Talk” hosted the virtual ceremony for the 47th Daytime Emmy Awards on Friday. If they thought that gave them a leg up on winning the Emmy for Informative Talk Show, they were wrong. That went to “The View.” Among the other Emmy winners….”The Young and the Restless” won Best Drama Series. Best Game Show Host went to Alex Trebek from “Jeopardy!” which also won Best Game Show. Best Entertainment Talk Show went to Ellen DeGeneres, but it was Kelly Clarkson who won Best Entertainment Talk Show Host. She tweeted out a big thank you to her estranged husband, Brandon Blackstock, for believing in her and convincing her to do the show.
What can fans expect during a virtual show? @TheTalkCBS‘ @carrieanninaba spills on what fans can expect to see with the award show looking very different this year. Be sure to tune in TONIGHT at 8/7c on @CBS and @CBSAllAccess! pic.twitter.com/QHNULQ6OIE— Daytime Emmys (@DaytimeEmmys) June 26, 2020
The 20th BET Awards were also held virtually this year, but they went above and beyond with the production and set the bar for other virtual awards shows to come. Megan Thee Stallion won Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, beating out Cardi B, who’d won the last two years, and 7-time winner, Nicki Minaj. And Lizzo won Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, beating out Beyoncé, who’s won this category 10 times, including the last 6 years in a row! DaBaby won Best Male Hip-Hop Artist, beating 4-time winner Drake, while Chris Brown won Best Male R&B/Pop Artist for the fifth time. Migos won Best Group for a record fourth time. Album of the Year went to Roddy Ricch’s debut album, “Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial.” He also picked up Best New Artist. And at 8-years-old, Blue Ivy became the youngest winner in BET history when she and her mother Beyoncé won the BET HER award for “Brown Skin Girl.” Beyoncé also received the Humanitarian Award, presented by Michelle Obama.
Disney + just keeps the surprises coming. They’ve now announced a new visual album from Beyoncé called “Black is King.” It’s inspired by the music of “The Lion King” and was written, directed, and executive produced by Beyoncé. It will debut on July 31st. According to the press release, the visual album pays tribute to Black families throughout time, following a young king’s “transcendent journey through betrayal, love and self-identity” as his ancestors help guide him toward his destiny. The film features Blue Ivy and Jay-Z, along with Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, and a host of African artists. A one-minute trailer dropped on Beyonce.com Saturday night, if you want to check that out.
Country singer Chase Rice is being slammed for holding a huge concert at a former prison turned concert venue about 150 miles outside Nashville. He posted a video of the crowd on his Instagram Story, captioning it, “We back.” Everybody was pressed up against each other and no masks in sight. Chase is being blasted for his recklessness. Kelsea Ballerini tweeted, “Imagine being selfish enough to put thousands of people’s health at risk, not to mention the potential ripple effect, and play a NORMAL country concert right now. @ChaseRiceMusic, We all want (and need) to tour. We just care about our fans and their families enough to wait.”
YouTuber Shane Dawson posted a 20-minute video apology after some racist videos from his past resurfaced. Shane said he’s tried deleting those videos, he’s tried untagging his Instagram, but he can’t make it go away. And even though Shane says he’s not the same person anymore, he deserves to lose everything for that. But what about that video of him simulating a sexual act in front of a poster of a then 11-year-old Willow Smith? Shane didn’t directly address that, but he did say, “I swear on my life…I would never ask about a child in any way that is inappropriate….It is something I did for shock value or because I thought it was funny or, like, ‘Oh my god, my child molester character,’ or whatever. It’s all gross, and I promise that is not real, that is not me.” Jada Pinkett Smith wasn’t buying it, tweeting, “To Shane Dawon…I’m done with the excuses.” And Willow’s big brother Jaden tweeted his disgust, saying what Shane did “IS THE FURTHEST THING FROM FUNNY AND NOT OKAY IN THE SLIGHTEST BIT.”