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Kelly Clarkson hosts the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nev. (Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup/Sipa USA/TNS)

By Tara Woods

Governor and the city?

Cynthia Nixon, the actress best known for her role as Miranda on the iconic show “Sex and The City” has lost the Democratic nomination for her city of New York to the current Governor, Andrew Cuomo, reports the “New York Daily News”.

Nixon first announced her candidacy in March, running on the platform of wanting to fix New York’s government, health care, transportation and prison systems.  

Nixon did not receive the 25 percent vote that she needed to secure her spot on the primary ballot. According the New York Daily News Cuomo won by a landslide, securing 95 percent of the votes.

Nixon has sparred with Cuomo in the past, right after she announced her candidacy she took to Twitter to call out Cuomo.

“He’s in bed with the GOP. It’s no secret that the Governor has routinely worked to empower Republicans in New York, while actively assailing Democrats. One way he’s done this is by supporting a Republican State Senate.”

Nixon is still not done though. She’s going to continue campaigning and try to gain the thousands of signatures needed to end up on the primary ballot. At a convention, she told the New York Daily News about why she’s continuing to run.

“I’m not a protest candidate. I’m a viable candidate who is really running hard for the Democratic nomination, and that’s why I’m here, to say this is my party, too, I’m not afraid and I’m here. You can’t shut me out.”

That is like, so Miranda.


The Billboard Music Awards: A Quick Recap

Taylor Swift is finally back in action after two years of not attending award shows. Swift made her debut at the Billboard Music Awards, showing up unannounced in a soft pink Versace gown with feathered embellishments. According to Versace, the dress took over 800 hours to make.

The look is reminiscent of an old Taylor, from her “Speak Now” era or even “Fearless.” Lately, she has done an overhaul to her image. Since the incident with Kim Kardashian, Swift has taken to a darker vibe, with snakes as her symbol of choice.

That evening, Swift took home two awards out of the five she was nominated for, winning Top Selling Artist and Best Female Artist.

Kelly Clarkson, the host of the evening, kicked off the action packed show without a moment of silence for the victims of the Santa Fe High School.

“I’m so sick of moments of silence,” Clarkson said fighting through tears. “It’s not working, like, obviously. So why don’t we not do a moment of silence? Why don’t we do a moment of action? Why don’t we do a moment of change? Why don’t we change what’s happening? Because it’s horrible.”

This isn’t the first time Clarkson has spoken up about gun safety, in a 2015 Twitter exchange with comedian Amy Schumer, she spoke up about her opinions as a gun owner herself.

“As a gun owner I feel like people should have 2 take a gun course & have background checks before they can buy 1. #logicpartyof1,” the tweet read.

After that, the night picked up with Ariana Grande opening the show with her newest single “No more tears left to cry” which is her first song since the Manchester bombing at her concert in May of 2017.

Some of the other performances of the night included Janet Jackson, who won the Lifetime Achievement award and sang a medley of songs including “Nasty” and “Throb.”

Khalid also had a big night, performing with both Normani on their song “Love Lies,” and with Shawn Mendes to perform the song “Youth” with the survivors of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Salt-n-Pepa also had a moment when they performed a medley of their most popular songs, including “Shoop”/”Let’s Talk About Sex”/”Push It”/”Whatta Man” (feat. En Vogue).”

Introduced as the biggest boyband in the world, BTS did a performance to lots of high pitched screams of their song “Fake Love.

Ed Sheeran was a big winner of the night, taking home six awards from 15 nominations. Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” also became the Latin song with the most Billboard Music Awards in history after taking home a five awards. Kendrick Lamar also felt the love after winning six and being nominated for 15.

What a night…

Ariana Grande Lays Down Some Truth

Ariana Grande spoke on Twitter about how wrong it is for fans to blame her for someone else’s actions.

Grande had been dating rapper Mac Miller for roughly two years before calling it quits, and she is rumored to be dating Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson.

On May 17, Miller was arrested for driving under the influence and a hit and run. Miller allegedly confessed later that night, and was arrested at his home. After the incident, a tweet started circulating Twitter blaming Grande for the accident.

“Mac Miller totalling his G wagon and getting a DUI after Ariana Grande dumped him for another dude after he poured his heart out on a 10-song album to her called the divine feminine is just the most heartbreaking thing happening in Hollywood,” the tweet reads. Absolute garbage.

Ariana got wind of it and decided to set the record straight by responding with a screenshot of a longer statement.

“How absurd that you minimize female self-respect and self-worth by saying someone should stay in a toxic relationship because he wrote an album about them, which btw isn’t the case (just Cinderella is ab me),” she began.

“I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be. I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety & prayed for his balance for years (and always will of course) but shaming/blaming women for a man’s inability to keep his sh*t together is a very major problem,” the statement reads.

“Let’s please stop doing that. of course I didn’t share about how hard or scary it was while it was happening but it was. I will continue to pray from the bottom of my heart that he figures it all out and that any other woman in this position does as well,” her statement concluded.

SHUT IT DOWN. Thank you Ariana, God bless.


That’s a mic drop on this week. Let me know what you think about the celeb shenanigans in the comments. Ttyl.

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