In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, Anderson Cooper and Frank Ocean make some important announcements, and R. Kelly cried because of The Notebook.
HIT: Odd Future’s Frank Ocean reveals his first love was a man
The rising R&B star recently revealed that his first love was a man via Tumblr. His Odd Future mate Tyler the Creator said he was proud of Ocean on Twitter, and in reality, we all should be. Ocean works primarily in a corner of music that has often been considered homophobic. With that being said, he has tremendous amounts of courage as it’s a risky career move to reveal something that personal, but will also mean so much to loads of other people. Times are a-changing, people!
MISS: R. Kelly says “the Notebook” broke up his marriage
The R&B singer revealed in his new biography that he cried at the end of The Notebook as he realized his marriage was nowhere near as loving as Allie and Noah’s. One, I think R. Kelly is an ugly crier. I don’t know why but it’s how I imagined this moment. Two, I really hope he writes a song about this moment and calls it “Gosling + McAdams 4Ever.”
HIT: Anderson Cooper comes out, says he’s gay
Cooper has always been open when it comes to his personal life. He even invited his mom on his daytime show to talk about his brother’s death. His sexuality, though, has always been a topic he’s avoided until now. In an email to the Daily Beast’s Andrew Sullivan, Cooper revealed he was gay. In one swoop, the Silver Fox broke millions of female hearts everywhere and gave those celebrating Pride Week in Toronto more reason to cheer.
MISS: Snooki caught transporting beer in a stroller
She’s obviously trying to show us how resourceful she is! I mean, that’s a lot of beer for one person to be transporting, especially when pregnant. Resourcefulness is also an important trait to have when becoming a parent, duh! But seriously, why aren’t her friends carrying this for her? What, there are no gentlemen in the Jersey Shore house? Wait, that was a stupid question on my part …
HIT: Jay-Z pulls a Kanye on Kanye West at the BET Awards
“Excuse me, Kanye, I’mma let you continue but…,” said Jay-Z as BFF Kanye was in the middle of accepting “Best Video of the Year” for “Otis.” If anyone else did that to Kanye, I would expect him to live tweet every insult he could at the offender. I’m imagining it now: “I HATE YOUR OFF BRAND JACKET AND GOLF SHIRT. YOU CAN NEVER BE AS STEEZY AS ME.” He hasn’t gone on a twitter-rant in so long. I hope someone offends him soon because I need something new to cross stitch.
MISS: Alec Baldwin fights another pap but with a pillow pet in his arms
The 30 Rock star is an occupational hazard for New York-based paps. It may not be a rare occurrence but this is the BEST. PICTURE. EVER. It’s hard to take anyone seriously when they’re trying to fight you with a pillow pet under their arm. I really hope he snuggles with it at night as he complains how the world is unfair. Alec and I could totally be BFFs. For the record, it’s a rainbow unicorn. I did my research. Hard hitting journalism at its finest.