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This Week in Hollywood

Vladimir Furdik on "Game of Thrones." (HBO)

By Tara Woods

The MTV Movie Awards was really uplifting.

The MTV Movie awards this year had an air of happiness that has been missing from award shows recently.

One of my all-time favorite moments from the night was when Chadwick Boseman got on stage to accept his Best Hero Award for his role as Black Panther, and he decided to bring attention to some real life heroes.

“Receiving an award for playing a superhero is amazing, but it’s even greater to acknowledge the heroes that we have in real life,” Boseman said. “So I just want to acknowledge somebody that’s here today. James Shaw Jr. Where are you? Stand. You didn’t even know we were about to do this, did you? If you don’t know James Shaw Jr., he fought off a gunman in Antioch, Tennessee, at a Waffle House. He saved lives.”

He then told the audience that the award was going to live at Shaw’s house to remind him he’s a hero. I’m not crying, you are.

After the show, Shaw shared a photo on Instagram with the caption, “Thank you @mtv for the invite, and the tremendous love you all showed me, it was greatly appreciated.”

This is so sweet. Wakanda forever, guys.

Another one of my personal favorite moments was when Michael B. Jordan was accepting his award for Best Villain and called out Roseanne Barr for being racist.  

“I’m shocked that I won this award for Best Villain,” he explained. “I thought Roseanne had this in the bag.” WOWZA. Jordan won the award for his performance as Erik Killmonger in “Black Panther.”

Lastly, my girl Tiffany Haddish was one of my all-time favorite hosts the show has ever had. She came for the laughs, and she got them. She started off the show by paying tribute to Cardi B’s pregnancy announcement.

“Oh, is that you Michael B. Jordan? Oh, you fine as hell. You so sexy, you could probably look a girl in her eyes and get her pregnant,” she shared. “Look into my eyes, Michael. Look into my eyes. Damn, y’all see that? Y’all see that? Y’all just witnessed the first Immaculate Conception and pregnancy reveal all at the same time.”

I would pay so much money to watch Cardi B and Haddish have a conversation together. It would be gold.

Later in the show, Haddish wore other famous outfits like Meghan Markle’s wedding dress and Jennifer Lopez’s green jaw-dropping dress. She also paid homage to her roots by wearing that same white, $4,000, Alexander McQueen dress previously worn on “Saturday night Live,”  the 2018 Oscars and at the “Girls Trip” premiere.

A living icon.


Bey and Jay are back at it again.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z shook the entire world by releasing their newest album together titled “Everything is Love.”

On Saturday, the couple released their nine-track album and their video “Apes**t” on their streaming service Tidal.

In the video, the pair is shown in the Louvre museum in Paris. There are shots of them standing in front of the Mona Lisa painting while wearing pink and mint suits as well as shots of dancers performing in skin-colored tights and crop tops. Two performers appear on the cover of the “Everything Is Love” album.

They announced their surprise album in London at their concert for the “On the Run II” tour. Jay-Z and Beyoncé have collaborated on other songs in the past but never on a full album. He told the New York Times in 2017 that they both used their “art almost like a therapy session” when they had marital problems—which ultimately resulted in her “Lemonade” album and his “4:44” album.

“And we started making music together. And then the music she was making at that time was further along. So her album came out as opposed to the joint album that we were working on,” Jay-Z said.

The music originally was only on their streaming service, but has now been released to others including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and iTunes. However, their new track “Salud” is still only available on Tidal.

They also released their video for “Apes**t” on YouTube, and it already has 23 million views.

They own my heart, and I will be listening to this for the rest of my life.


Goodbye “Game of Thrones.”

Emilia Clarke who is best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen took to Instagram over the weekend to say goodbye to her beloved badass character after wrapping filming.

“Hopped on a boat to an island to say goodbye to the land that has been my home away from home for almost a decade,” Clarke wrote with the post. “It’s been a trip @gameofthrones thank you for the life I never dreamed I’d be able to live and the family I’ll never stop missing.”

She added the broken heart emoji and the hashtag “#lastseasonitis.”

Clarke previously spoke with Vanity Fair about her last moments as Daenerys and how they’ll leave a lasting impact.

“It f–ked me up,” Clarke told Vanity Fair. “Knowing that is going to be a lasting flavor in someone’s mouth of what Daenerys is…”

The final season of Game of Thrones is set to debut in 2019, but the writers are already working on a prequel.

The spin-off is set to be before the Game of Thrones when the golden age of heroes turned into the darkest hour. “Only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend… it’s not the story we think we know,” a cryptic logline from HBO reads.

So nerds, it will be back and with a vengeance.


That’s all the tea I can spill this week guys, check back next week for more! Ttyl.



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