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The 2020 Met Gala Theme Is Announced
Not only does the first Monday in May correspond to the Met Gala, but in 2020, it will also coincide with the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 150th anniversary. After a century and a half, the theme at the 2020 Met Gala is fitting: About Time: Fashion and Duration, which will celebrate women’s fashion from the last 150 years. Emma Stone, Meryl Streep, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Nicolas Ghesquière will share co-chair duties, while the main event’s muse Virginia Woolf is said to be present as a “ghost narrator”. What that means remains to be seen.
Taylor Swift's Feud Continues
Although Taylor Swift will be named Artist of the Decade at the American Music Awards later this month, there is a good chance that she won’t get to perform her most notable songs. The popstar recently claimed that her former label, Big Machine, is blocking her from performing her biggest hits. The provision in her contract is rarely used to prevent musicians from performing their old songs, which calls into question the reason for the block.
According to a Big Machine representative, “The truth is, Taylor has admitted to contractually owing millions of dollars and multiple assets to our company, which is responsible for 120 hardworking employees who helped build her career.” However, Swift argues that the move is related to her ongoing feud with her former music manager Scooter Braun and head of the Big Machine label Scott Borchetta because the two are attempting to prevent her from rerecording her old songs, and are basically holding the performance block over her head until she acquiesces. In other words, it’s complicated.
A Friends Reunion Is Rumored to be Coming
Everyone’s favorite Friends might be headed back to television for a one-off show that will be entirely unscripted, courtesy of a rumored deal with HBO Max. Fans have long demanded a reboot of the beloved series – which just passed its 25th anniversary – while cast members have repeatedly shot down the idea. While the deal is far from done, it’s a promising step towards what promises to be the reboot of the century.