‘AVENGERS: ENDGAME’ WINS BIG AT MTV MOVIE & TV AWARDS – (06/18/2019)
Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame won big at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards, which aired last night.
Endgame took home Best Movie, winning over BlacKkKlansman, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Us.
Endgame director Anthony Russo accepted the award and presented video speeches from stars Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man.) The duo thanked fans, late Marvel writer and creator Stan Lee, and Russo.
Endgame also won Best Hero for Downey and Best Villain for Josh Brolin, who portrayed the all-powerful Thanos.
HBO’s Game of Thrones took home the Golden Popcorn trophy for Best Show over Big Mouth, Riverdale, Schitt’s Creek and The Haunting of Hill House.
In the acting categories, Elisabeth Moss won Best Performance in a Show for The Handmaid’s Tale, and Lady Gaga took home the Best Performance in a Movie Trophy for A Star is Born.
Jada Pinkett Smith was honored with the Trailblazer Award, while Dwayne Johnson was presented with the Generation Award.
Host Zachary Levi started things off by poking fun at the night’s categories and some of the celebrities in attendance including Dwayne Johnson, Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista.
The Shazam! star noted how most of the audience was a nerd at one point before showing off unflattering photos of Johnson, Nanjiani and Bautista. Johnson’s photo featured the actor sporting a fanny pack while Bautista looked skinny and half his now muscular size.
Levi then shared an uplifting message for viewers at home, telling them to start loving the person that they are.
Meanwhile, Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio pulled a Kanye West at Saturday’s taping of the awards show when Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta won over The Challenge in the Reality Royalty category. However, viewers didn’t get to see it. Producers cut out Devenanzio’s speech from Monday’s airing, after the reality star took the mic to let audience members know that he and the rest of his The Challenge stars deserved the award.
“We finally won! After all these years, it’s about time MTV finally gives ‘The Challenge’ the recognition it deserves,” he told the crowd. “All the other shows that got nominated are essentially paying rent in the genre we created.” The reality star was reportedly removed from the stage eventually and the cast of Love & Hip Hop got a chance to accept the award.
Other highlights throughout the night included Bazzi performing “Paradise,” Lizzo’s first ever awards show performance with her hit song “Juice,” and presenters including Aubrey Plaza, Nick Kroll, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss, and more.
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- Best Movie: Avengers: Endgame
- Best Show: Game of Thrones
- Best Performance in a Movie: Lady Gaga (Ally) – A Star is Born
- Best Performance in a Show: Elisabeth Moss (June Osborne/Offred) – The Handmaid’s Tale
- Best Hero: Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man) – Avengers: Endgame
- Best Villain: Josh Brolin (Thanos) – Avengers: Endgame
- Best Kiss: Noah Centineo & Lana Condor (Peter Kavinsky & Lara Jean) – To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
- Reality Royalty: Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
- Best Comedic Performance: Dan Levy (David Rose) – Schitt’s Creek
- Breakthrough Performance: Noah Centineo (Peter Kavinsky) – To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
- Best Fight: Captain Marvel – Captain Marvel vs. Minn-Erva
- Best Real-Life Hero: Ruth Bader Ginsburg – RBG
- Most Frightened Performance: Sandra Bullock (Malorie) – Bird Box
- Best Documentary: Surviving R. Kelly
- Best Host: Nick Cannon – Wild ‘n Out
- Most Meme-able Moment: The Bachelor – Colton Underwood jumps the fence
- The Generation Award: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
- Trailblazer Award: Jada Pinkett Smith
ARIANA GRANDE TO CO-HOST ‘CATFISH?’ – (06/18/2019)
Ariana Grande could be the next Catfish co-host, according to showrunner Nev Schulman.
In an interview with TMZ, Schulman said his dream is the have the 25-year-old singer co-host with him, especially because she’s such a huge fan of the show.
Schulman was told by his followers social media that Ariana had been watching an episode of Catfish recently, and shared clips on her Instagram Stories.
“I didn’t even know it had happened, but a couple of weeks ago I started getting a lot of mentions on Instagram,” he explained. “People were saying ‘Oh my God! Oh My God! Ariana Grande is watching Catfish!” “So I go to her Instagram page, and honestly it was kinda the coolest thing ever. The button says ‘Follow back,’” Schulman continued.
Nev said he later contacted Ariana and thanked her for watching the show, which then led to the pair discussing the singer making an appearance on the MTV reality show.
He did note that Ariana is extremely busy with her Sweetener Tour these days, but he seems hopeful it’s only a matter of time before she appears on future episodes of the reality series.
Max Joseph was the longtime co-host for the show, but decided to pursue a filmmaking career last year.
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Full Story: TMZ
ED SHEERAN STARS IN ACTUAL HEINZ KETCHUP COMMERCIAL – BASED ON HIS IDEA – (06/18/2019)
Grammy winner Ed Sheeran has finally made his real dream come true by starring in a Heinz ketchup commercial.
It’s no secret that Ed Sheeran is a longtime fan of Heinz Ketchup. He’s professed his love for it on Twitter, in interviews, and he even has the Heinz Ketchup logo tattooed on his arm. In April, Sheeran decided to take his relationship with Heinz ketchup to the next level. He posted a photo with his beloved condiment of choice, said he had an idea for a commercial and tagged the Heinz social media team.
Now, the commercial has made its big debut.
On YouTube, Heinz says their “Ed Sheeran x Heinz” advertisement is actually based on one of Sheerhan’s own experiences.
The ad starts with the words, “Based on a real DM from Ed Sheeran.” In it, Sheerhan enters a “Super Posh Restaurant,” the type of place that has chandeliers, classical music and “way too many forks.” When he gets his “super fancy” meal, Sheerhan pulls out a bottle of Heinz Ketchup and pours it all over his plate as everyone else looks on aghast.
Heinz said one-third of its Instagram activity – including mentions and tags – is related to Sheeran and his love of the ketchup. The brand will be offering a special edition ketchup bottle – called “EdChup” – as part of the campaign.
In the comments section, it says, “Heinz Tomato Ketchup superfan Ed Sheeran, came to us with a great idea for a Heinz Advert based on his own experience. We were thrilled to make it happen. From one super fan to another. It has to be Ed Sheeran and Heinz.”
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Full Story: Billboard
DOLLY PARTON APPROVES OF POST MALONE’S BONNAROO OUTFIT – (06/18/2019)
Post Malone‘s outfit during his performance at Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN over the weekend caught Dolly Parton‘s attention. His shirt and pants were covered in little black and while pictures of Dolly’s face. She shared a picture of Post performing at Bonnaroo and tweeted it writing, “Love the outfit from head toe @PostMalone,” followed by a winking emoji.
Post Malone was a headliner during this year’s festival.
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