My 2019 Lollapalooza Schedule

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2019 will be my fourth Lolla in a row, and I have to say, I’m not too excited about this lineup. Usually there is a few acts I’m super excited about, but right now none really are sticking out. However, an upside to this is that I’ll be able to check out different acts I usually wouldn’t see and be introduced to new music. And also to collect all the free stuff and do all the free activities, which is always fun. Below is my tentative schedule. Who are you most excited to see?

Thursday

Normani 4-4:45 Lake Shore

H.E.R. 4:45-5:45 Grant Park

Saba 6:30-7:15 American Eagle

Hayley Kiyoko 5:45-6:45 Lake Shore

Lil Baby 9:00-10:00 American Eagle

Friday

21 Savage 5:00-6:00 Grant Park

Janelle Monae 6:45-7:45 Grant Park

Childish Gambino 8:45-10 Grant Park

Saturday

Smino 4:00-5:00 Tito’s Homemade Vodka

6lack 5:00-6:00 Bud Light

Lil Wayne 6:45-7:45 Grant Park

Sunday

Tayla Parx 4:30-5:10 BMI

Shaq 5:15-6:15 Perry’s

Kasey Musgraves 6:30-7:30 Grand Park

Meek Mill 7:00-8:00 Bud Light

Ariana Grande 8:30-10 Grant Park

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2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards Nominees and Who Should Win

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MTV released the nominees for their Movie & TV Awards. Below are my picks about who should win and why.

The show airs June 17.

BEST MOVIE
Avengers: Endgame
BlacKkKlansman
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
Us

While I loved Spider-Man, I’m always a fan of Jordan Peele’s intricate work. I will admit that I liked Get Out more.

BEST SHOW
Big Mouth
Game of Thrones
Riverdale
Schitt’s Creek
The Haunting of Hill House

I’m so sad that next season is the last. I always laugh so hard every episode, and Schitt’s Creek should definitely get its due.

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A MOVIE
Amandla Stenberg (Starr Carter), The Hate U Give
Lady Gaga (Ally), A Star is Born
Lupita Nyong’o (Red), Us
Rami Malek (Freddie Mercury), Bohemian Rhapsody
Sandra Bullock (Malorie), Bird Box

Lady Gaga really surprised me with this role. She really committed and transformed into Ally and made sure this movie wasn’t just another remake and could stand as a film on its own.

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SHOW
Elisabeth Moss (June Osborne/Offred), The Handmaid’s Tale
Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Game of Thrones
Gina Rodriguez (Jane Villanueva), Jane the Virgin
Jason Mitchell (Brandon), The Chi
Kiernan Shipka (Sabrina Spellman), Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

I go from hating June to feeling bad for her, then screaming at the screen when she makes a dumb decision. To make me go through all those emotions is a good performance.

BEST HERO
Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel), Captain Marvel
John David Washington (Ron Stallworth), BlacKkKlansman
Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Game of Thrones
Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man), Avengers: Endgame
Zachary Levi (Billy Batson/Shazam), Shazam!

The best part of Shazam is that he’s super relateable. He’s flawed in the way that he just a kid. But he also sweet because he (spoiler alert) shares his powers with his family.

BEST VILLAIN
Jodie Comer (Villanelle), Killing Eve
Joseph Fiennes (Commander Fred Waterford), The Handmaid’s Tale
Josh Brolin (Thanos), Avengers: Endgame
Lupita Nyong’o (Red), Us
Penn Badgley (Joe Goldberg), You

Joe reminds me of what I imagine Dan from Gossip Girl would have grown up to be — a psychopath obsessed with the perfect girl he created in his mind. What makes him so captivating is that his commentary is hilarious and spot on.

BEST KISS
Camila Mendes & Charles Melton (Veronica Lodge & Reggie Mantle), Riverdale
Jason Momoa & Amber Heard (Aquaman & Mera), Aquaman
Ncuti Gatwa & Connor Swindells (Eric Effiong & Adam Groff), Sex Education
Noah Centineo & Lana Condor (Peter Kavinsky & Lara Jean), To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
Tom Hardy & Michelle Williams (Eddie Brock/Venom & Anne Weying), Venom

I have to admit, I’ve only seen one of these kisses. But this kiss really did propel Noah into popularity so I wouldn’t be surprised if it wins.

REALITY ROYALTY
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
The Bachelor
The Challenge
Vanderpump Rules

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BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
Awkwafina (Peik Lin Goh), Crazy Rich Asians
Dan Levy (David Rose), Schitt’s Creek
John Mulaney (Andrew Glouberman), Big Mouth
Marsai Martin (Little Jordan Sanders), Little
Zachary Levi (Billy Batson/Shazam), Shazam!

These are all good nominees and from all things I’ve seen. Only hangup I kind of have is that Big Mouth is animated and I really can’t judge his performance like the other live action roles. But regardless, David is hilarious and in a category all his own.

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE
Awkwafina (Peik Lin Goh), Crazy Rich Asians
Haley Lu Richardson (Stella), Five Feet Apart
Mj Rodriguez (Blanca Rodriguez), Pose
Ncuti Gatwa (Eric Effiong), Sex Education
Noah Centineo (Peter Kavinsky), To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

I’m not crying, you’re crying!

BEST FIGHT
Avengers: Endgame – Captain America vs. Thanos
Captain Marvel – Captain Marvel vs. Minn-Erva
Game of Thrones – Arya Stark vs. the White Walkers
RBG – Ruth Bader Ginsburg vs. Inequality
WWE Wrestlemania – Becky Lynch vs. Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair

BEST REAL-LIFE HERO
Alex Honnold, Free Solo
Hannah Gadsby, Nanette
Roman Reigns, WWE SmackDown
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, RBG
Serena Williams, Being Serena

Saw none…again. I’m pretty terrible at this, right?

MOST FRIGHTENED PERFORMANCE
Alex Wolff (Peter), Hereditary
Linda Cardellini (Anna Tate-Garcia), The Curse of La Llorona
Rhian Rees (Dana Haines), Halloween
Sandra Bullock (Malorie), Bird Box
Victoria Pedretti (Nell Crain), The Haunting of Hill House

I saw Halloween, but wasn’t too impressed by her frightened performance.  Weird she’s nominated in this because I felt that her role was so small.

BEST DOCUMENTARY
At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal
McQueen
Minding the Gap
RBG
Surviving R. Kelly

This was so groundbreaking that naysayers finally heard the women who have been talking for years about this abuse and they could be silenced no more.

BEST HOST
Gayle King, CBS This Morning
Nick Cannon, Wild ‘n Out
Nick Cannon, The Masked Singer
RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race
Trevor Noah, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

For host of an entire show, I would say Nick Cannon. But Gayle King’s single R Kelly interview really made her the best host.

MOST MEME-ABLE MOMENT
Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club – The Lilo Dance
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood – Ray J’s Hat
RBG – The Notorious RBG
RuPaul’s Drag Race – Asia O’Hara’s butterfly finale fail
The Bachelor – Colton Underwood jumps the fence

This was hilarious because why does he keep moving his hat and why is the editing so terrible!

House of Vans Chicago Offers Free Shows All Summer

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House of Vans Chicago is hosting a summer concert series. The shows are free, and actually feature pretty big names, like Vince Staples, who just finished his tour (you can see my pictures here) and Anderson .Paak who is going up on tour this summer. Each of the headliners pick out the rest of the line up for the night, which would be a great way to discover new music. In order to get free tickets you must  RSVP, with the list opening about 2 weeks before the performance. You can RSVP here.

House of Vans are skate parks and community spaces with locations in Chicago, Brooklyn and London.

I was first introduced to House of Vans at the 2016 Pitchfork Festival where they had a pop up event where you built your own record player, which was a lot of fun to do. I’m very excited about this concert series. Not only would I love to see Anderson .Paak, Banks and Vince Staples again, but in general I just love pop up events because I feel like they are a bit more interactive than the average concert.

Catch Up On Taylor Swift’s Pop Culture Addiction: All The Pins and References From Her EW Interview

Taylor Swift did her first magazine interview in three years, and according to her and EW, it is full of Easter Eggs, including the pins she is wearing on the cover and references in the interview. To catch up on Taylor Swift’s pop culture interests, and perhaps get clues on her upcoming projects, check out the links below.

Pins

Music

Selena Gomez

Drake

Dixie Chicks

Faith Hill

Troye Sivan

TV

Friends

Game of Thrones:
Maisie Williams
Sophie Turner
Emilia Clarke

Law and Order: SVU

Mr. Rogers Neighborhood

Grey’s Anatomy:
Ellen Pompeo
Sandra Oh

Her upcoming movie:

Cats

Other pins include:

Nods to “ME!” (“calm” and “awesome” button)

Meredith and Olivia pins that she used to sale online

A palette which is a nod to her love of painting (the paint is in the shape of hearts),

Rainbow Heart

Heart with “You Are My Person” written on it

Track 5

“I Tried” tombstone

Article

Fleabag

King Princess

Lana Del Rey

Tayla Parx

Sally Rooney

Killing Eve

Drake

Ciara

Britney Spears’ Laughter

According to Taylor Swift Style, her jacket is Gucci and you can get her buttons here.

Where to buy Taylor Swift Entertainment Weekly buttons