Good news: More people are getting vaccinated against covid-19, proving that there is some sort of light at the end of the longest tunnel in recent history. Bad news: Social media is still being inundated with annoying or overly dramatic videos of people getting their shots, such as this absolute mind-melter from Mariah Carey, who recently received her first dose of the vaccine.
Let’s break this down from the top. Vax fit? Good. Hair? Amazing. Speaking to the camera while nurses are “having a medical narrative”? I don’t love it but I can appreciate that she added subtitles for the hearing impaired, and for those who cannot listen to five conversations happening at one time and keep up with all of them—or as I like to call them, non-Puerto Ricans. Colorful gloves worn by the person administering the vaccine? Lovely touch.
The climax of this video wherein she receives the jab and delivers her signature hell note? Could live without it, madame! I get that not everyone can deal with needles; personally, I don’t love them either and I cry a little bit every time I get a tattoo but for fuck’s sake this is going out to the masses Ms. Carey, a little composure, please. Remember who you are! Also, you are not convincing anyone that you can still sustain the whistle note by hitting it for .5 seconds. Voices change over time, everyone has accepted it.
Just as a quick sidenote because this is a respected publication, Mariah’s caption for this video states that a side effect of the vaccine is vocally reaching the key of “G6.” This has not been confirmed by the CDC and this post will be updated if that information should change. Please do not fear hitting an unhittable note when you get your shot until doctors can prove otherwise.
Rapper DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, has been hospitalized following a heart attack. The New York Times reports that as of Sunday, Simmons was on life support and his former manager described the rapper’s condition as a “vegetative state,” but this report is being conflicted by anonymous sources saying Simmons has shown “little brain activity.” Sources tell TMZ that the heart attack may have been triggered by a drug overdose. Simmons has long dealt with substance use disorder in his personal life and attempted rehabilitation several times. Simmons’s four children have reportedly been able to see him as they await any changes in their father’s condition.
- Lena Dunham will not go quietly into that long good night; instead, she’s getting into fashion as both a designer and model. [New York Times]
- Simone Ledward Boseman delivered another piercing speech accepting a posthumous SAG award for her late husband’s final role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. [People]
- Also making a precious speech after winning for Best Supporting Actress, Minari’s Youn Yuh-Jung. [Youtube]
- Jennifer Lopez is this month’s cover girl for InStyle magazine and the accompanying photospread absolutely screams, “I’m auditioning to be a Real Housewife of Nuyorico.” Also if this is in the works at Bravo, please call me, Andy. [InStyle]