This morning, the nominations were announced for the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards, which means awards season has officially begun. As expected, many of this year’s biggest stars cleaned up in the top categories, with Billie Eilish and Lizzo included in all of the big four categories, and Ariana Grande and Lana Del Rey scoring their first Album of the Year nominations. Lizzo is the artist with the most nominations this year, which is undeniably well-deserved. Even “Old Town Road” got a Record of the Year nomination, which is a good thing, because I was gonna riot if Lil Nas X got snubbed.
But even though the nominations went according to plan for a lot of major artists, there are some others who are probably rage texting their managers/agents/publicists right now. Some of them are more surprising than others, but here’s who got snubbed in this year’s GRAMMY nominations.
Over the course of her career, Taylor Swift has basically been the teacher’s pet of the GRAMMYs. She’s won 10 awards, including two for Album of the Year, but this wasn’t really her year. For her new album, Lover, she came away with three nominations, including one for Song of the Year, but missed out on Album and Record of the Year—the two biggest categories. Considering that her last album, Reputation, only got one nomination, this is still an improvement, but it’s a far cry from 1989, which got a total of 10 nominations for all its songs.
Another year has passed, and Halsey has still never gotten a GRAMMY nomination for her own song (she’s been nominated twice as a featured artist). After “Without Me” became her biggest solo hit to date, I felt sure that this would be her year, but it wasn’t meant to be. Her next album will be out in January, and her songs “Graveyard” and “Clementine” missed the eligibility window for this year’s awards, so I’m sure she already has her prayer candles lit for next year.
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
Despite “Señorita” being one of the biggest songs of the year, and their intense awards campaign of making out in public places, Shawn and Camila fell flat in this year’s GRAMMY nominations. They were nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, but weren’t included in Record or Song of the Year. Maybe now they can give their PR stunt of a relationship a rest?? Shawn was also probably hoping for nominations for “If I Can’t Have You,” which didn’t happen. Sad!
Okay, so maybe I was foolish to hope that the Jonas Brothers were going to get an Album of the Year nomination, but I’m a little surprised that “Sucker” didn’t sneak into Record of the Year. Like Shawn and Camila, they were only nominated for Pop Duo/Group Performance, which I guess is a small victory. If you had told me a year ago that the Jonas Brothers would be noninated for a GRAMMY in 2020, I literally wouldn’t have believed you. Still, I wanted more for them. Oh well, they’ll always have their Teen Choice Awards surfboards.
If you didn’t remember that Beyoncé released an album this year, low-key same. But her The Lion King: The Gift album actually got four nominations. For anyone else, this would basically be a dream scenario, but Beyoncé isn’t like anyone else. Along with last year’s joint album with Jay-Z, this is the second year in a row that Bey hasn’t gotten noms in the big four categories. I’m not saying The Gift was her absolute best work, but Beyoncé isn’t used to being relegated to the genre categories.
Ed Sheeran’s collaborations album had about 100 famous people on it, but the GRAMMY nominations voters weren’t impressed. He was nominated for Pop Vocal Album, but literally nothing else. Even Justin Bieber’s appearance on “I Don’t Care” wasn’t en0ugh for a single nomination. Now that Ed is taking an 18-month hiatus from music, I guess he’ll be absent from the GRAMMY nominations for the next couple of years, but it looks like the voters won’t even miss him that much.
This year’s GRAMMY Awards are on January 26th, so you have a couple months to make your final predictions. Personally, my bets are on a Lizzo sweep, but who knows if all the old people who actually vote for this sh*t will do what they should. And honestly, it’s not like it matters all that much. Cheers!
I think I’ve established, pretty vehemently actually, that I’m skeptical of everything that celebrities do. Yes, I still bring screenshots of their hair to my stylist, yes I still buy their sunglasses collaborations using their 20% discount codes, and yes, I monitor their social media accounts more closely than I do my friends and family members. But that doesn’t mean I’m so easily fooled! Only sometimes! And the one thing I will truly never believe is that any of their relationships are real. These people get paid to pretend! It’s easy for them! And I’m not just basing this on the fact that I personally can’t fathom why a rising actress would marry a Scientologist that jumps on couches, this is actually just a fact. Celebrities and publicists have even admitted to it. There are many reasons celebrity couples fake their relationships, whether it be for publicity, to keep a secret about themselves, or to horrify me with their fake kisses, the possibilities are endless! So let me tell you about my favorite couples that I BELIEVE (is that language cool, legal?) are faking it.
1. Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
So I think we all know by now that this one’s fake, right? We wrote about it extensively this past summer, as did anyone with eyeballs and the slightest hint of a pulse. Seriously, even the comatose were waxing poetic on the subject. So what’s the deal? Well, Camila and her boyfriend, dating coach Matthew Hussey (yes, apparently that’s a thing), broke up in June. Then, Camila and Shawn released “Señorita,” made a sexy music video, and bam! people thought they were together. They started teasing fans, until finally we got some aquatic makeout shots that I now see in my nightmares.
To me, it’s obvious this relationship is for publicity. I’m just saying, do not trust them!
^^Yes, this definitely helped your case.
2. Timothée Chalamet & Lily-Rose Depp
On to our second-worst fake kissers of the bunch. Timothée is a rising star who did something scandalous with a peach in a movie, I think? Unclear, since all I really watch is To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before on repeat, but I think I definitely heard something about a fruit. Lily-Rose Depp is the daughter of a middle-aged man who dresses like a pirate and appears to have anger issues, among many other things. Oh, and he’s Johnny Depp, if that wasn’t clear. Timothée and Lily-Rose have been rumored to be dating a while, but now they’re in a movie, The King, together.
The movie premiered in Venice in September, and the two seemed normal. AND THEN. We get photos like this! (scroll, pls).
Is this just how the kids are kissing these days? Maybe I’m the weird one? I mean, when I was 18 we were still waiting for Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince THE BOOK to come out, so it’s been a while. (Yes, I do have an extensive anti-aging routine, thank you for your concern). Also, these pictures are clearly staged. Paparazzi do not get this close to celebrities on private property unless it’s sanctioned by the celebrity. And why would anyone WANT pictures like this out? For the publicity! I bet you all want to see The King, now, don’t you? See, it’s already working. Wake up, sheeple!!
3. Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson
Look, Kristen seems to be someone who is passionate in relationships! We all saw those cheating photos with Rupert Sanders. Obviously into each other. And she is all over her girlfriends these days! But when she was with Rob, did you ever see someone look more miserable in their life? And she’s an actress! It is her job to conceal her emotions and mask them with different ones! And yet the only emotion she could summon up with Rob was “bitter teenager forced to eat dinner with her mother’s new boyfriend.” And he was no better. The only vibes he was giving off were “I just ate something that disagreed with me and there’s no bathroom in sight.” True love? I don’t think so. Again, this seemed like a plot to get attention for the Twilight films, and their fanbase ate that sh*t right up, ponied up a ton of money for the movies, and some even maintain TO THIS DAY that Robsten is a secret couple.
4. Taylor Swift & Tom Hiddleston
Again, and this is all my opinion if anyone on Taylor Swift’s team is reading this… Staged, staged, staged. No self-respecting man not in it for the fame and power would wear a tank that says “I Heart TS” out in public if he wasn’t getting something really good out of it. Like, more-press-than-he-could-ever-dream-of kind of good. Yeah, Tom was famous before he dated Taylor, but like, famous with nerds, not famous-famous. This helped him get famous-famous, but in return he had to pay with his dignity. I think he may regret it. (Taylor Swift™ No copyright infringement intended. Property of TAS LLC Management 2019©)
And there you have it, my favorite ALLEGED fake couples! Did I miss anyone you guys are convinced are faking it? I’m all ears for your theories. Go!
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After the whirlwind of celebrity weddings in the last couple weeks, we all need a new celebrity couple to focus on. Luckily, my attentions have been taken away from Brittany and Jax and refocused on two of the hottest young people in Hollywood: Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello. These two have known each other for a long time, but now it seems like their relationship might finally be at the next level. Let’s take a closer look at what’s going on with Shawn and Camila.
Back in 2015, when both Shawn and Camila were both just starting to get big, they released “I Know What You Did Last Summer” together. It was a bop, but everyone moved on pretty quickly. Fast forward to last month, when the two teamed up again for their new song “Señorita.” The song is catchy as hell, and it debuted at number two. Besides being a big hit for both of them, the steamy video ignited rumors that they’re romantically (or at least sexually) involved with each other. Seriously, watch the video, it’s hot as hell.
The video certainly isn’t proof that Shawn and Camila are together, but it’s hard not to get that kind of vibe from a video like this. But in the past week, Shawn and Camila have been caught by the paparazzi hanging out a few times, and it doesn’t seem like it’s a coincidence.
Here they are, leaving brunch together in West Hollywood on Sunday:
So like…they’re definitely f*cking. Or at least they want us to think that they are. In that second photo, she’s clinging on to him like she’s going to freeze to death without him, and it was not that cold in LA yesterday. I literally checked the weather.
Another important piece of evidence in this investigation is Shawn’s response when he was asked at a recent meet and greet if he’s dating Camila:
During a Q&A in LA, a fan asked @ShawnMendes if he was dating @Camila_Cabello. Mendes shook his head no. pic.twitter.com/Canynk3MvJ
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) July 7, 2019
First of all, how f*cking awkward is that. Ladies, if you ever get to meet Shawn Mendes, don’t waste your time asking him out. He’s obviously going to say no, and it’s just going to be uncomfortable for both of you. He knows he’s pretty, so just leave him alone. But his response to the question about Camila is definitely interesting. He shakes his head like he’s saying no, but that could just be his disbelief that a fan actually had the balls to ask. Either way you look at it, this response just fuels the rumors more. Either it’s a half-assed denial, or a refusal to comment.
Shawn and Camila are very cute together, and I don’t doubt that they get along well with each other, but this whole ~relationship~ really feels like a PR move to me. Call me cynical, but any time two hot celebrities just happen to start dating when they have a project to promote together, I usually have to call bullsh*t.
When you think of how many celebrities manage to keep their relationship a secret for literal months or years, it doesn’t really seem like an accident that they’ve been caught by the paparazzi multiple times in less than a week. I’m not mad at the game that they’re playing, but I still know I’m getting played.
So when push comes to shove, are Shawn and Camila dating? Honestly, they might be. Whether it’s for publicity reasons or out of a genuine connection, I have a feeling we’re going to be seeing more of them together this summer. But I have serious doubts that this relationship will make it past the current promo cycle that they’re in. Also, Shawn is obviously supposed to end up with me, so he’ll have to dump Camila sooner or later. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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It’s 2018 and even the Grammys are political now. I mean, after one of the most hated reality TV stars became president and men as a whole were outted for officially being the worst, it’s kind of hard to not start talking some shit. As a wise prophet once said, “There are two kinds of evil people in this world. People who do evil stuff, and people who see evil stuff being done and don’t try to stop it.” Some artists at the Grammys last night opted to avoid the whole being evil through silence thing, and instead made a statement. Here are our fave political moments from last night.
Kendrick Lamar’s Performance
I mean, wow. Kendrick’s performance had a powerful political message and included cameos from Dave Chappelle and U2. Love a good collab. The entire set was incred, but the grand finale is what has everyone talking. As Kendrick continued to rap, the dancers surrounding him fell to simulated gun shots, one bye one. It was the opening performance of the night and set the tone of “let’s fuck some shit up” for the evening.
Camila Cabello’s Speech
You probably know Camila Cabello as the woman who sings that song “Havana” that plays in your head on loop literally 24/7. She is amaze. Last night she made a speech about Dreamers before bringing U2 to the stage, and if you were low-key wasted on a Sunday like I was I was, you were crying into your mug of wine by the end of it. The Cuban-Mexican immigrant spoke about her own journey of coming to America and going after her dreams. She said, “Standing in front of you on the Grammy stage in New York City and all I know is just like dreams, these kids can’t be forgotten and are worth fighting for.” It was beautiful and emotional and I am livid that now even the Grammys can make me feel things.
Kesha. Is. Everything. This performance fucked me up good. Kesha was joined on stage by an army of badass bitches, including Camila Cabello, Cyndi Lauper, Julia Michaels, Bebe Rexha and Andra Day. They were all dressed in white in solidarity for the #MeToo movement, and I know it’s besides the point to point out that they looked amazing, but leave it to women to make a powerful statement while also looking perfect. Kesha performed “Praying,” which was particularly poignant, as this song was her comeback after her legal battle with her producer and “alleged” abuser — a man who has the audacity to refer to himself as “Dr. Luke.” Ew. Anyway, Kesha killed it and I will never recover from seeing she and Cyndi Lauper sing side by side. Women are amazing and everything else is shit.
Cardi B Reading From Fire and Fury
The goddesses have blessed us all with Cardi B’s rise to fame. We are not worthy. In a pre-recorded interstitial at last night’s Grammys, some celebs read excerpts from Fire and Fury and lucky for us, Cardi B was one of them. After reading about Trump’s hard-on for McDonald’s in bed, Cardi B was like, “Why am I even reading this shit?” Same, girl, same.
Hillary Clinton Reading From Fire and Fury
If Hillary Clinton doesn’t make an appearance at the Grammys did they even really happen though? HRC was also in the vid of celebs reading from the Trump Burn Book. She closed out the segment by reading the part about how Trump is hella paranoid that he’s going to get poisoned, and hearing the words “Trump” and “poisoned” in the same sentence delivered by Hillary Clinton was all I need to get through the next, IDK, two to three hours maybe.
And none for Taylor Swift, bye!
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