The 2020 Emmy Nominations List Was Just Announced, And We’ve Got You Covered

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It’s that time of the year again: Nominations season. Earlier today, the 2020 Emmy nominations were officially announced. Unfortunately for entertainment fans, nomination votes weren’t open to the public. The first round of voting began in June, and was restricted to members of the ATAS. The second round of voting begins in August, and the winners will be announced on September 20, 2020, at 8PM EST/5PM PST.

The official nominations list were released earlier today, by the Television Academy official YouTube channel. CEO, Frank Scherma, introduced Leslie Jones, Laverne Cox, Josh Gad, and Tatiana Maslany to announce the following nominees.

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series:

  • Anthony Anderson – “Black-ish”
  • Don Cheadle – “Black Monday”
  • Ted Danson – “The Good Place”
  • Michael Douglas – “The Kominsky Method”
  • Eugene Levy – “Schitt’s Creek”
  • Ramy Youssef – “Ramy”

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series:

  • Christina Applegate – “Dead To Me”
  • Rachel Brosnahan – “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
  • Linda Cardellini – “Dead To Me”
  • Catherine O’Hara – “Schitt’s Creek”
  • Issa Rae – “Insecure”
  • Tracee Ellis Ross – “Black-ish”

Outstanding Variety Talk Series:

  • “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”
  • “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”
  • “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
  • “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
  • “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series:

  • Jason Bateman – “Ozark”
  • Sterling K. Brown – “This Is Us”
  • Steve Carell – “The Morning Show”
  • Brian Cox – “Succession”
  • Billy Porter – “Pose”
  • Jeremy Strong – “Succession”

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series:

  • Jennifer Aniston – “The Morning Show”
  • Olivia Colman – “The Crown”
  • Jodie Comer – “Killing Eve”
  • Laura Linney – “Ozark”
  • Sandra Oh – “Killing Eve”
  • Zendaya – “Euphoria”

Outstanding Competition Program:

  • “The Masked Singer”
  • “Nailed It!”
  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
  • “Top Chef”
  • “The Voice”

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie:

  • Jeremy Irons – “Watchmen”
  • Hugh Jackman – “Bad Education”
  • Paul Mescal – “Normal People”
  • Jeremy Pope – “Hollywood”
  • Mark Ruffalo – “I Know This Much Is True”

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie:

  • Cate Blanchett – “Mrs. America”
  • Shira Haas – “Unorthodox”
  • Regina King – “Watchmen”
  • Octavia Spencer – “Self Made”
  • Kerry Washington – “Little Fires Everywhere”

Outstanding Limited Series:

  • “Little Fires Everywhere”
  • “Mrs. America”
  • “Unbelievable”
  • “Unorthodox”
  • “Watchmen”

Outstanding Comedy Series:

  • “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
  • “Dead To Me”
  • “The Good Place”
  • “Insecure”
  • “The Kominsky Method”
  • “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
  • “Schitt’s Creek”
  • “What We Do In The Shadows”

Outstanding Drama Series:

  • “Better Call Saul”
  • “The Crown”
  • “The Handmaid’s Tale”
  • “Killing Eve”
  • “The Mandalorian”
  • “Ozark”
  • “Stranger Things”
  • “Succession”

It was also revealed that television personality, Jimmy Kimmel, will be hosting the 72nd annual Emmy Awards. 

The nominations announcement ended with a very surprised, very confused Laverne Cox finding out that she was nominated for an Emmy in the “best actress” category. The exchange between Leslie and Laverne was absolutely hilarious.

A big congrats goes out to the list of nominees (as well as their production crews) for all of their hard work!

Sophie Turner And Joe Jonas Have Welcomed The Newest Baby Jonas Into The World

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Although Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner have yet to make anything public, news first broke of Turner’s pregnancy in February. According to various news outlets, Turner was already four months into the pregnancy.

In May, paparazzi managed to capture the first photos of Turner’s pregnancy. Turner was walking hand in hand with Jonas, and the two can be seen wearing a face mask. Although Turner wore a sweatshirt, her baby bump is still visible.

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The pair have been spotted in public several times since.

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According to TMZ, Turner gave birth to a baby girl on Wednesday, July 22nd, in a Los Angeles-based hospital.

TMZ confirmed that the baby’s name is Willa. Sources close to the Jonas/Turner family have informed Entertainment Tonight that, “The couple is taking time to enjoy this special moment and have only shared the news and updates with family and friends.”

However, they are reportedly ‘delighted’ about publicly announcing the birth of their first child. 

Fans are also ecstatic to hear about the news of their favorite celebrities becoming co-parents.

A huge congrats goes out to Joe and Sophie! Although the public is looking forward to the official announcement, we all need to respect their privacy at this time.

21-Year Old Musician, Abigail Barlow, Is The Next ‘Artist To Watch’

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Many modern, well known artists have been discovered through social media, such as: Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, Austin Mahone, Charlie Puth, and Tori Kelly, to name a few. 

Although many aspiring singers still upload covers and original content to YouTube, TikTok is where the majority currently resides. The app has had over two billion downloads, and almost 800 million active users. So, it’s a no brainer why aspiring musicians would be uploading their original songs to TikTok.

Well, 21-year-old singer, Abigail Barlow, skyrocketed after one of her TikTok videos went viral.

Barlow has been uploading covers/music onto TikTok since October of 2015, when TikTok was still the “Musical.ly” app.

However, it wasn’t until earlier this year that Barlow received the recognition that she so rightfully deserves. On February 26th of this year, one of her TikToks went viral, amassing over 2 million views. The TikTok involved Barlow singing a snippet of an original song, called “Trust Issues”. TikTok users rushed to the comment section, begging for the full version of the song. One fan stated that Barlow is “carrying the future of the music industry” on her back. 

Since the “Trust Issues” TikTok went viral, Barlow has been contacted by quite a few celebrities — one being the infamous Meghan Trainor. Barlow admitted that Trainor had asked her to write a song and perform a collaboration. According to Barlow, although the song is now complete, it’s up to Trainor as to when she will finally release it.

This year alone, Barlow has released 4 songs that are available to stream on Spotify and Apple Music: “James”, “Lonely In Love”, “Jet Black Hearts”, and “Heartbreak Hotel”. Although the lyrics for “Lonely In Love” are original, the instrumentals were sampled from Charlie Puth. Puth created an upbeat track and challenged his fans to get creative and write their own lyrics. So, Barlow got to work, and put her own lyrical twist onto the song. 

“Heartbreak Hotel” is Barlow’s most recent release. Though the single has only been available for three days, it already has over 300,000 streams. It is also currently #19 on the iTunes song charts. 

Barlow has since revealed that her EP, ‘Abigail’, will officially be released on August 14th. Although the track list has yet to be announced, Barlow has confirmed that the much anticipated “Trust Issues” will be on the EP. 

Per one of her captions on TikTok, Barlow has written over 40 songs in total. Each song has a different hook, and contains lyrics that fans can easily relate to. 

We’re looking forward to hearing more of Barlow’s music in the near future, and she truly is the next artist to watch. 

Sharkboy and Lavagirl Will Be Featured In The 2022 Netflix Film, We Can Be Heroes

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2020 may be full of crazy, unforeseen events, but Netflix is here to save the year.

Since the pandemic has started, there’s been various cast reunions, from the early 2000’s Disney/Nickelodeon shows. Cast members have been providing nostalgia and entertainment for the ones that grew up watching shows like: Victorious, Sonny With A Chance, Big Time Rush, Hannah Montana, etc. 

However, Netflix decided to take things one step further. Rather than hosting a cast reunion from a throwback film, the streaming service has decided to showcase a new film, involving characters from the 2005 family film, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl

Former Twilight werewolf, Taylor Lautner, and comedian, George Lopez, were among the original cast. 

In The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, Max is a 10-year-old lonely boy, who’s trying to get through the school year without being bullied. He’s very reserved, and keeps a written journal. His journal consists of a fictional planet (Planet Drool), as well as two main characters that live on Planet Drool: Sharkboy and Lavagirl.

After twin tornadoes crash into his school, Sharkboy and Lavagirl emerge to take Max back to Planet Drool. He soon realizes that his fictional world has turned into reality, and his mission is to save Planet Drool from the evil super-villain (Mr. Electric), before it’s too late. 

Although the original film has garnered a lot of criticism, it was still wildly popular amongst children and their families. The nostalgia is just one of the many reasons why writer/director, Robert Rodriguez, has decided to include Sharkboy and Lavagirl in latest superhero film.

During a recent Comic-Con panel, Rodriguez revealed that Netflix approached him to create this film. “Netflix had come to me because the Spy Kid movies had done so well, and they said ‘could you make us a series of films that do that?’ and I said I’d love to!”

The new Netflix film will be titled, We Can Be Heroes. According to Rodriguez, the film follows the story of children superheroes. After their superhero parents get abducted by aliens, the children must join forces, utilize their skillsets, and save their families from mass destruction. 

Sharkboy and Lavagirl will appear as two of the many superhero parents. The duo will be parents to a 6-year-old girl, who possesses the combined powers of Sharkboy and Lavagirl. 

Taylor Lautner and Taylor Dooley will reprise their roles as Sharkboy and Lavagirl. Other cast members include: Priyanka Chopra, Christian Slater, Haley Reinhart, Boyd Holbrook, and more.

We Can Be Heroes is set to release on Netflix, in 2022.

Taylor Swift Announces The Surprise Release of Her Eighth Studio Album, Folklore

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Last year, Swift released her seventh album, Lover. The fans were ecstatic, as she hadn’t released an album since Reputation, in 2017. 

Normally, Swift takes takes a few years in between albums, to write new songs, finalize production, embark on a new world tour, and focus on spending time with family/friends.

So, it was quite a surprise to fans when she announced that her newest album will be released at mid-night, tonight.

Swift’s upcoming album is called Folklore, and marks her eighth studio album. 

Although Swift admitted that she was initially contemplating the right time to release the album, the pandemic changed her perspective.

“… The times we’re living in keep reminding me that nothing is guaranteed. My gut is telling me that if you make something you love, you should just put it out into the world”.

Folklore will consist of 16 songs on the standard edition, but an added bonus song will be available on the deluxe edition. The song titles are as follows:

  1. “The 1”
  2. “Cardigan”
  3. “The Last Great American Dynasty”
  4. “Exile” (ft. Bon Iver)
  5. “My Tears Ricochet”
  6. “Mirrorball”
  7. “Seven”
  8. “August”
  9. “This Is Me Trying”
  10. “Illicit Affairs”
  11. “Invisible String”
  12. “Mad Woman”
  13. “Epiphany”
  14. “Betty”
  15. “Peace”
  16. “Hoax”

Bonus track:

17. “The Lakes”

Just when fans thought the surprises were over, Swift dropped another major bombshell. 

A music video for “Cardigan” has been fully filmed and edited. Swift wrote the song, and directed the music video, and all production was done in the midst of a global pandemic. However, Swift assured the public that a medic was on set the entire time, to check for temperatures, and ensure proper social distancing guidelines. She even admitted that acted as her own hair stylist and makeup artist. 

According to the Taylor Nation official Instagram page, the “Cardigan” music video will be premiering later tonight, at 12AM, EST.

New merchandise is also available on Swift’s website, and includes: a variety of Folklore-themed apparel, phone cases, pop sockets, posters, and more. 

To commemorate Swift’s eighth album release, Swift has also announced the launch of eight unique deluxe CD editions, and eight unique deluxe vinyl editions — available for purchase, for a limited time only. 

Demi Lovato Just Revealed Her Engagement To Max Ehrich, Via Instagram

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Late last night, Demi Lovato surprised her 88 million Instagram followers, by revealing her engagement to actor, Max Ehrich. The couple have been dating since early 2020, and have been spending a lot of time together, since the pandemic began. 

The two have also made a cameo in the “Stuck With U” music video — Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s latest single.

Max Ehrich and Demi Lovato’s cameo starts at 2:56

Lovato began her engagement announcement with a wholesome story about when she was younger. She explained that when she was a little girl, her birth dad had frequently called her his “little partner”. 

“To me it made perfect sense. And today that word makes perfect sense again but today I’m officially going to be someone else’s partner”.

The singer continued with a paragraph for her new fiancé. In the love letter, she admitted that it was love at first sight when she met him. She also mentioned that she had “never felt so unconditionally loved by someone in my life (other than my parents) flaws and all”, and that he’s a constant motivation in her life. 

Lovato ended the paragraph by expressing her excitement for their future, as well as their plans to someday start a family together. 

Celebrities have already begun to express their love and excitement for the newly engaged couple. 

After reading the outpour of congratulatory comments, Lovato left a special comment of her own:

Max Ehrich also posted about the engagement, and his paragraph towards Lovato was a rollercoaster of emotions. It was almost as if the fans were living vicariously through him in that moment. Ehrich went from sounding extremely poetic and romantic, to exploding with excitement, at the mere thought of marrying Lovato. 

It was hilarious, sweet, and emotional all at the same time. Ehrich ended the post by promising to love and cherish Lovato forever. 

A huge congratulations to Ehrich and Lovato. We wish you a lifetime of happiness and love. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for the two of you in the near future. 

Fans Are Pleading For More, After iHeartRadio Released A One Minute Long Video of One Direction Moments

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Ten years ago, One Direction was selected as a boyband, by X Factor judge, Simon Cowell. Although they didn’t win, the group went on to become one of the most successful boybands of the decade. 

Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, and Zayn Malik were instant teen heartthrobs. One Direction released their first album, Up All Night in 2011, and went on a total of four sold-out world tours. 

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Their final album as a whole was Four. In the middle of their On The Road Again tour, Zayn Malik announced his departure from the group. 

While Malik had decided to focus on a solo career, Styles, Tomlinson, Payne, and Horan continued to make music as a foursome. 

Their last album release was Made In The A.M. in November of 2015. Unfortunately, in 2016, the four remaining One Direction members announced their hiatus from the group.

Horan, Styles, Tomlinson and Payne (similarly to Malik) had all decided to take a break, to focus on their solo careers. 

It’s been four years since the announcement of their hiatus, and ten years since One Direction began its course. 

Fans were ecstatic about the ten year anniversary, as some were hoping for a virtual reunion amongst the members. 

However, instead, there will be a One Direction website launch. According to the NY Post, the website will launch later today, and will include: “a timeline of the group’s history, from their first audition to the beginning of their hiatus. It will also serve as a one-stop-shop archive for One Direction’s music videos, TV performances and behind-the-scenes content.”

The iHeartRadioCA YouTube channel has also released a One Direction themed video. The video premiered at midnight, and included unseen footage from each tour that the band embarked on.

However, because the video was only about a minute and a half long, fans weren’t having it. 

The hashtag, “iheartisoverparty” is currently trending on Twitter.

No reunion announcements have officially been made/confirmed, but fans are still assuming that plans for a reunion will happen by the end of the day.

Although the official One Direction Instagram page posted their excitement yesterday, we’ll have to wait and see if any of the members acknowledge their ten-year anniversary. 

One Direction Fans Are Anxiously Awaiting Zayn Malik’s Acknowledgement Post

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It’s officially been ten years since One Direction started, and so far, a lot has happened.

Last night, iHeartRadioCA released a minute and a half YouTube video, of One Direction’s unseen moments. Well, fans were NOT impressed. Many accused the streaming platform of being “lazy” and not putting in enough effort.

Shorty after, the hashtag “iHeartisoverparty” began trending on Twitter.

This morning, a One Direction ten-year anniversary website was launched. The website consists of 1D playlists, band footage, behind the scenes content, and a timeline of the band’s journey, from start to finish.

Unfortunately, the website has been down all day, after directioners “broke the internet”. The website’s message was actually quite hilarious:

The ten year anniversary of One Direction has almost come to an end, and 4/5 of the original members have spoken out about their time in the band. 

Harry Styles expressed his gratitude for the band, and how it’s led him to where he is today. He thanked the One Direction fans for their support and love throughout the years, and provided a heartfelt sentiment towards the other One Direction members. 

“And finally.. to the boys, I love you so much, and I couldn’t be prouder of everything we achieved together. Here’s to ten. H”.

Niall Horan posted a photo of the band on stage at one of their concerts, and admitted that when he first met the “four gents, there was no way I thought we would go on to do what we did”.

He also thanked the fans for supporting them throughout the past ten years, and admitted that One Direction will always be such a major part of his life. 

Liam Payne posted a screenshot of the first text that he had sent his father, upon forming One Direction. The text read, “Im in a boyband”, and was send on July 23rd, 2010. 

Payne went on to state that he “had no idea what we were in for when I sent this text to my Dad ten years ago”. He then thanked his supporters for sticking by his side over the past ten years, and gave a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to the One Direction members for embarking on the experience of a lifetime with him. 

Louis Tomlinson uploaded the first photo that the boys ever took together, as an official band. He stated that he’s “incredibly proud” of the memories that were made, and the journey that they all took together. Similarly to the other bandmates, Tomlinson thanked the members, as well as the fans, for everything that he has today. 

While fans were ecstatic to see these posts, the One Direction fandom were quick to notice that Zayn Malik has yet to post on social media. 

Fans have been flooding Malik’s Instagram all day, with comments of sadness and disappointment.

Since Malik is dating supermodel, GiGi Hadid, people have also been flooding her Instagram with comments about the former One Direction member. 

“Can you please tell zayn to say something about the 10th anniversary plss we’re waiting we love you!”, one fan commented. 

There’s still a few hours left, before the clock strikes twelve. Hopefully, Malik will say something before then. If not, then maybe the One Direction members have something planned behind the scenes in the near future. 

The future is unknown, and anything is possible. In the mean time, the official One Direction Instagram page have posted dates and times to watch remastered versions of the band’s hit music videos.

Madelyn Cline Recreated This Iconic Outer Banks Scene, and Chase Stokes Caught It All On Camera

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It’s been over a month since Outer Banks actors, Madelyn Cline and Chase Stokes announced the confirmation of their relationship to the world. Since then, the two have gone on trips to Atlanta, Florida, and more to spend time with their families. 

Recently, an Outer Banks trend has been circulating on TikTok. The trend involves people dancing to an infamous scene from the show, when Topper Thornton tries to confess his love for Sarah Cameron. 

The dance was originally created by TikTok users, @ammydollasign and her boyfriend, @landwindham_. Their dance was initially made as a joke, but people quickly latched on to the dance. 

@ammydollasign

had TOO much fun with this idk why tik tok won’t let me post 😤 @langwindham_ #fyp #outerbanks

♬ original sound – chessa.maria

Two other TikTok users, @zurffffffff and @lizzzzzzzzz13e, created a different version of the dance and uploaded a video the following day.

The dance quickly became a viral trend, and it even caught the attention of Topper Thornton himself, Austin North. On July 13th, North uploaded a TikTok, reenacting the Outer Banks scene. He obviously played the part of Topper, while four other girls danced along to Sarah Cameron’s line.

As if that wasn’t hilarious enough, two days ago, Chase Stokes uploaded a TikTok of Madelyn (along with their friends) learning the “Topper” dance. Stokes turned it into a comedic skit, as he announced that he was “so over this Topper bull sh*t”.

He then proceeded to fake yell at the group.

“Hey, no more Topper! No!”. The video ended with the girls continuing to recite Sarah Cameron’s lines, while attempting the dance. 

@hichasestokes

No more topper. @austinnorth I love being seen with you. Also the idea of you.

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Lilah Pate (one of the four women on the boat) uploaded the full dance/scene recreation onto her TikTok account.

@lilah.pate

I got a lil excited and messed up. Oops. @madelyn_cline @sophialstrahan @hichasestokes @isabellastrahan

♬ original sound – chessa.maria

The videographer was none other than John B himself, Chase Stokes. Stokes revealed himself at the end, and he looked confused, mortified, and embarrassed all at the same time. It was absolutely hilarious, and the OBX fans thought so as well.

Kim Kardashian-West Threatens To Divorce Kanye, Following His South Carolina Campaign Rally

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Kanye West is making headlines, after going on a Twitter rant about his wife, Kim Kardashian-West, and his mother-in-law, Kris Jenner. 

On July 20th, in a series of now deleted tweets, West stated that Kardashian-West tried to “lock him up” with a doctor in Wyoming. He also stated that the 2017 thriller film, “Get Out”, was about him.

“Get Out” is about an interracial relationship, and eminates aspects of racism, within the subtext. According to a 2017 article by Vox, “Get Out isn’t about the blatantly, obviously scary kind of racism — burning crosses and lynchings and snarling hate. Instead, it’s interested in showing how racist behavior that tries to be aggressively unscary is just as horrifying, and in making us feel that horror, in a visceral, bodily way.”

West then went on to explain that Kris Jenner is no longer allowed to be around his children, due to the fact that she allegedly tried to lock him up. In the following tweet, West exposed his location, and told Jenner and Kardashian-West to “come get me”.

He then began to shade Jenner, by stating that, “I put my life on my God”, that Kardashian-West would never treat North West the same way that Jenner treated Kim. 

Jenner had reportedly sold Kardashian-West’s sex tape with R&B singer, Ray J, and Jenner was also accused of photographing Kim nude, for a 2007 Playboy magazine. 

After West was finished venting about his wife and mother-in-law, the rapper went on to put actor, Shia LaBeouf, on blast. West claimed that LaBeouf never showed up to set for a YZY GAP photoshoot that the two were supposed to attend on Monday night. 

Lastly, West mentioned British-American journalist, Anna Wintour, in his Twitter rant. He accused Wintour of not supporting his GAP photoshoot, and then allegedly calling him back afterwards to kiss his a**.

This Twitter meltdown occurred a day after his first campaign rally in South Carolina. West got emotional, when discussing the topic of abortion. He admitted that his father had contemplated aborting him, and that he and Kardashian-West had almost aborted their now 7-year-old child, North West. 

A source tells The Sun that the campaign breakdown was in relation to West’s Bipolar disorder, and according to the source, “Kim is at her breaking point and doesn’t know how much longer she can take”. Kardashian-West is allegedly posing an ultimatum: either West drops out of the presidential election immediately, or she may end up divorcing the rapper. 

During a 2018 interview with Jimmy Kimmel, West opened up about his Bipolar disorder, and how it feels when he enters a manic episode. He described it as being “ramped up”, and reveals that while some people feel very low during an episode, his brain activity runs faster than the average person. 

Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, has since revealed that he has spoken to West, and confirms that “he seems fine”.

Comedy Central comedian, Dave Chappelle, had gone to visit West in Wyoming, to ensure that he was safe and well.

Halsey has also spoken out about yesterday’s events, and tells the public not to joke about West’s manic episode.

“If you can’t offer understanding or sympathy, offer your silence.”, the singer tweeted.