In this week’s round up, Rihanna steals the show at the American Music Awards, Tamera Foster stumbles again and James Franco and Seth Rogen have the internet buzzing with their latest spoof video!
Rihanna took home both the Favourite Soul/R&B Female Artist award and the Icon award at the AMAs on Sunday night. The prestigious Icon award was presented to Rihanna by her mother, who told her daughter how much she admires her strength and ability to find the positive in all of her experiences. It was a very cute onstage moment between mother and daughter!
Rihanna also gave a killer performance of her hit single Diamonds on the night, further cementing her status as star of the show. Other highlights of the night included performances from Kendrick Lamar, Justin Timberlake and TLC with special guest Lil Mama. Big winners on the night included Taylor Swift who picked up four awards. The country singer took home the most prestigious award of the night, when she was awarded (somewhat controversially) Artist of the Year.
Let’s talk about the X Factor now, with the past weekend seeing the show at its most explosive. Tamera Foster made headlines this weekend by forgetting her words for the second consecutive week. This is the third time in the competition that the teenager has stumbled over song lyrics. The public did however give Tamera a second chance, leaving Hannah Barrett and Rough Copy to battle it out in the bottom two.
After giving an emotional performance of I’d Rather Go Blind by Etta James, Hannah ultimately lost out to Rough Copy who performed their own version of Stop Crying Your Heart Out by Oasis. Nicole Scherzinger expressed her disappointment at the departure of Hannah, stating how furious she was with the British public for not saving such a talented act!
Moving onto the most talked about family at the moment, the Kardashians! Khloe (who is much loved here at Birthday) has had a rather bad time of it lately. The reality star returned home from a worldwide trip promoting the Kardashian Collection, to more bad news of her husband’s behaviour. A video of Lamar and his best friend Jamie Sangouthai was leaked onto the internet, showing the duo rapping somewhat drunkenly to the camera. As part of the rap Lamar alludes to cheating on his wife, stating: “And when Khloe’s out of town / I still be on the DL.” It’s so sad to see a couple that seemed so much in love at one point, unravel in such a public way. Stay strong Khloe!
Speaking of the Kardashians, after the hilarity that was the Bound 2 music video, actors James Franco and Seth Rogen have caused quite a stir with their own spoof version. But what made a perfect spoof even better was Kim Kardashian’s gracious reaction to it! Usually one to see the humour in jokes made at her expense, this was no different. She tweeted Seth telling him that she loved it and so did Kanye!
Yes, even Kanye West was impressed by the boys imitation- seriously well played! But then again, how couldn’t he be? It was pretty spot on after all…
Words by Kyri Levendi