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Lizzo, Zendaya, and Abbot Elementary - Black Excellence Won at the Historic 2022 Emmys

Who won at the Emmys? Lizzo, Zendaya for Euphoria, The Abbott Elementary Cast, Jerrod Carmichael, and more Black Excellence

Zendaya, an angel, and her Historic Emmy win

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To be honest, I forgot about the Emmys. Okay, to be honest, I always forget about the Emmys.

But who can blame me? It’s been a big few weeks in Hollywood. The Don’t Worry Darling drama — I won’t rehash it here … but we’re worrying. And the rest of the Venice Film Festival, the beginning of New York Fashion Week, the My Policeman premiere at Toronto International Film Festival (Harry content, so obviously, I couldn’t look away). AND the death of Queen of England.

Phew! It’s been a week.

But there I was, doomscrolling my evening away, when I saw an angel. It was Zendaya, at her red carpet best strutting about in a classic Valentino gown. I literally let out a gasp. But what was this for? A movie premiere? Fashion week? Is it the Dune 2 Premiere already?

No — it was the Emmys. And wait … hold on … you’ll never guess … but they were actually kind of good?

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Unless you're one of those rare creatures not on TikTok or have somehow never seen a Summer Hits Spotify playlist, you've undoubtedly heard Lizzo's About Damn Time in the last 3 hours.

Admit it, you’ve even danced along - in the kitchen while cooking, in your home office at the end of a long workday, or you’ve full-out sung along with Mizz Lizzo while floating in the pool sipping on a frosty Piña Colada.

I know I have!

Now there's even more to celebrate. Not only has Lizzo's latest album - Special - debuted at number two on the Billboard charts, after a 3-week climb its lead single About Damn Time has peaked Billboard's Hot 100 chart, earning Lizzo her second No. 1.


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What Happened at the Met Gala 2022: Best Dressed, Worst Dressed, and Questionable Invites

How to survive Met Gala night — even if you’re just watching in your peejays

Why Does the Met Gala take it out of me? It’s my Super Bowl — and every year I feel like I’ve played the big game, or attended the big event — falling into my bed completely wrung out. All this, after doing nothing but sitting on my couch. Why?

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Is Shapewear Inherently Fatphobic?

Lizzo’s inclusive line of shapewear is reinventing the genre

Bridgerton is back and so is allll that comes with it: me doing my best Lady Whistledown impression by hounding all my friends for gossip, magazines featuring the latest stars in every issue, and the entire world consumed with a fresh fervor for regency fashion.

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Azealia Banks is not a reliable source of information.

The "212" rapper has engaged in countless social media feuds with everyone from Rihanna to Sia to Disney Channel star Skai Jackson (who was 14 at the time…). She has claimed to perform animal sacrifices as part of witchcraft rituals, once labelled Lizzo a "millennial mammy," and has been kicked off Twitter more than once for spouting homophobic slurs. She defended Donald Trump's "Muslim ban" and told him she is "proud as f***" of him as a fellow Gemini for winning the 2016 election, but later called him "a f***ing idiot" and "disqualified" him from his Gemini status.

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This is not the first time social media users have taken it upon themselves to discuss Lizzo's body. But this time, it's not just fat shamers commenting on Lizzo's appearance; it's some of her fans too.

Pop megastar Lizzo has always known that her body would be the subject of conversation in her career. She hasn't necessarily loved it, but she's accepted it. Over the past few years, as her success has skyrocketed, Lizzo has been an icon for fat positivity activists and an advocate for more inclusive views of what a healthy body looks like.

Just this summer, Lizzo posted a video of herself working out in which she sent out a powerful statement about how body size is not necessarily an indicator of health, and neither thing is anybody else's business, saying: "I'm not working out to have your ideal body type. I'm working out to have my ideal body type."

"Health," she went on, "is not just determined by what you look like on the outside. Health is also what happens on the inside. And a lot of y'all need to do a f--king cleanse for your insides."

Months later, the "Juice" singer is the one doing a cleanse and many fans are not happy

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