Entertainment news can be tough to keep up with when your schedule is jam-packed. That’s where we come in! Whether you’re a celebrity sleuth and want a refresher, or you love celeb gossip and simply don’t have the time to keep up, we have the best of the biggest stories in September. Trust us, these are headlines you don’t want to miss.
New York Fashion Week is often talked about, but when it comes to watching the shows, not many have the opportunity. That’s why we’re giving you a quick look at what to expect in Spring 2016! There were many trends on the runway this month, but these looks have us giddy: Orange, pajamas, and wrinkles. Yes, wrinkles, you heard it here folks. Forget ironing! Make the crumpled look your own, and rock an all-over crimped wardrobe. And what’s that we said about pajamas? Bedtime-inspired blouses and slacks littered the NYC runways this month, and we’re definitely okay with it. Lastly, orange really is the new black! If you’ve been one to steer away from color, use this new trend to incorporate the bright hue into your look with tangerine accessories. For those who are a little braver when it comes to testing the fashionable waters, wear it loud and proud in a bold top or bright dress.
Selena Gomez’s ‘Revival’
Not only is Selena Gomez ruling the airwaves with her hits “Good for You ft. A$AP Rocky” and “Same Old Love”, but the singer is the queen of confidence as she embarks on her much-anticipated rebirth. Gomez’s newest album, Revival, will hit stores October 9th, and she’s making sure everyone knows that word is more than just a title. She stopped by The Cruz Show earlier this month to discuss her new sound and image, and had plenty to say when it comes to her body-shaming critics. When discussing the heat she’s taken since releasing the cover art of her upcoming album, Gomez told the host, “I’m not going to let them get to me. I can do what I want. I’m not doing that all the time. It’s beautiful.” She’s standing up for herself, and letting her confidence shine through. It’s more apparent than ever that Selena 2.0 is one to watch.
To err is human, to forgive, divine. And boy, has Hollywood has seen its fair shares of “errs” this month.
Towards the start of the month, P!nk made headlines after dissing the performers at the Video Music Awards (catch our round-up here). She made comments on a private Instagram that soon went viral. The “Glitter” singer was all fired up about the lack of inspirational songs delivered at the festivities, and named names in the process. One singer not-so-pleased about them? Demi Lovato. Lovato, who has publicly undergone self-harm issues and eating disorders, said that while her smash hit “Cool for The Summer” might not “inspire”, some of her other heart-felt tunes certainly have. P!nk quickly sent out a tweet clarifying her thoughts, saying she wasn’t thinking of Lovato when she made her comments.
Another celeb sending apologies? Joy Behar and the cast of The View. The hosts outraged medical professionals everywhere, earlier this month, when they made fun of a Miss America hopeful for wearing her nursing uniform and stethoscope during her self-written monologue at the beauty pageant. Behar was heard calling the device the contestant wore a “doctor’s stethoscope”, which didn’t sit well with viewers. Behar and the cast quickly apologized to the nursing community, but not before losing advertisers such as Johnson & Johnson along the way.
And finally, let’s not forget Emily Blunt’s…blunder. The British actress came under fire after she made a comment about regretting her American citizenship once she saw the Republican National Debate. Many believed the actress wasn’t appreciative of her newfound citizenship, something many struggle to ever achieve. Blunt swiftly apologized for her statement, calling it an “offhand joke” and said she’ll leave the political one-liners to late night hosts from now on.
The Jury’s Out
Not only was September filled with “I’m Sorry”s, it was also riddled with headline-making courtroom battles. Tom Brady kicks it off (pun intended).
Brady has seen his fair share of courtroom drama this year. The New England Patriots quarterback patiently awaited the verdict of his appeal to overturn a four-game suspension judgment handed down by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The verdict? Overruled. Mr. Gisele Bündchen felt a sigh of relief when the judge determined the evidence was insufficient and could not hold up Goodell’s suspension. Brady may have won the battle, but the war might have only just begun if the NFL decides to appeal the ruling.
While some call Brady guilty and others support his innocence, another case that has many scratching their heads involves Taylor Swift, a DJ, and an inappropriate squeeze. Colorado DJ, David Mueller, lost his radio-hosting job in June 2013 after attending one of the “Wildest Dreams” singer’s shows, when things got a bit touchy. Swift allegedly accused the host of lifting her skirt and grabbing her butt, which led to her security team forcing Mueller off arena property. Mueller claims no such event occurred. He believes he was wrongfully fired, and claims the songwriter unjustly accused him. Swift’s camp says the radio station made their decision independently, and the evidence was strong against the DJ. No ifs, ands or butts about it.
Rounding out our legally troubled celebs is Jessica Alba’s The Honest Company. The company is facing its second lawsuit alleging the products are misleading and are made with artificial and potentially harmful ingredients. This particular suit alleges the actress-turned-businesswoman’s sunscreen is ineffective. Alba holds firm in her belief that the products are natural and safe for children and adults alike.
And the Emmy goes to…
The Emmy brought a decent amount of anticipation this year what with Andy Samberg hosting the event. However, the ratings weren’t the best. In fact, this year’s show saw the worst ratings for the Primetime Emmy Awards of all time. Maybe it was the lack of advertising, or maybe people are simply tired of the same people winning year after year (here’s looking at you, JLD). But whatever your thoughts on the show were, there were definitely some stand-out moments. Case in point? Viola Davis’ acceptance speech in which she called for racial equality to become not just talked about, but acted upon. The actress praised her fellow nominees Kerry Washington and Taraji P. Henson, along with Halle Berry, Gabrielle Union, and more for making a difference for black women in Hollywood. Meanwhile, Amy Poehler and Amy Schumer kept the evening light with plenty of comedy only they can deliver. And of course, honorable mention goes to Game of Thrones for winning best dramatic series. We can’t wait to see what next season brings (we’re looking at you, Kit Harrington)!
So there you have it! Those are the most-talked about entertainment news stories in September. Have any stories you think should be added to the list? Let us know in the comments! Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook! Until next time, squad.