The daily gossip: Actor Daniel Dae Kim speaks out after violence in Georgia, Blue Ivy Carter paid an (age-appropriate!) tribute to her dad, and more
Actor Daniel Dae Kim speaks out after violence in Georgia, Blue Ivy Carter paid an (age-appropriate!) tribute to her dad, and more
Daniel Dae Kim speaks out against Asian Americans being 'made to feel like foreigners in our own country'
Actor Daniel Dae Kim spoke out against anti-Asian discrimination during a congressional hearing on Thursday, following the shooting in Atlanta this week that left eight people dead. The Lost and Hawaii Five-0 star described to lawmakers how Asian Americans "are perpetually made to feel like foreigners in our own country," and he called on Congress to pass two key pieces of legislation, including one that would seek to "revamp hate crime reporting infrastructure" in the U.S. "I'm not naive enough to think to that I'm going to convince all of you to stand up for us," Kim said. "Trust me, I've seen your voting records. But I am speaking to those to whom humanity still matters."
Blue Ivy Carter drank out of her Grammy — just like her dad once did
When you are Beyoncé, and you've made history by earning 28 Grammys, you are entitled to publish a video showing them all off. And when you are Blue Ivy Carter, who is nine and has one, you are entitled to use your Grammy as a cup. After winning her first Grammy, for Best Music Video for Beyoncé's "Brown Skin Girl," Blue Ivy celebrated her win with a photoshoot where she sipped out of her Grammy using a paper straw. The picture, included in the video Beyoncé published to Instagram, is an obvious homage to Blue Ivy's father, Jay-Z, who famously drank cognac out of one of the three awards he won in 2013. Blue Ivy, presumably, stuck to a virgin cocktail.
Kim Kardashian shows off her grill, because it's apparently 2005 again
The revenge of 2005 continues, with Kim Kardashian showing off her new opal and diamond grill on her bottom teeth on Instagram on Wednesday. "New opal birthstone grill alert," Kardashian, who won't turn 41 until October, wrote beneath the photo, although "I'm gonna get that Nelly song stuck in your head for the rest of the day alert" might have been a better caption. Kardashian's new mouth accessory comes courtesy of Gabby Elan Jewelry, which Page Six notes also made the butterfly grills that Dua Lipa wore to the Grammys. Also according to Page Six, Kardashian's grill likely cost around $5,000 — which perhaps doesn't require robbing a jewelry store, but is maybe a little steep for a glorified, bedazzled mouth guard.
Avatar regains box office crown after opening in China with 'zero promotion'
Some people claim that "may you live in interesting times" is a traditional Chinese curse, but what's actually a chilling prospect is living in times when we never stop talking about the 2009 movie Avatar. This week's news is that James Cameron's blockbuster retook the all-time box office record from Avengers: Endgame after the Na'vi film was re-released in China to encourage audiences to get back into theaters. "With zero promotion, the film opened with $21.1 million during the Friday-to-Sunday frame, adding an additional $2.8 million on Monday and bringing Avatar's total worldwide box office to $2.814 billion, ahead of Avengers: Endgame's $2.797 billion," The Hollywood Reporter writes. That'd be promising news for Avatar's long-awaited sequel, you know, assuming it ever comes out.
Kendall and Kylie Jenner get drunk, cry about high school acne
Kendall and Kylie Jenner got drunk and did their makeup, and somehow they made a 16 minute video out of it. Taking shots on camera with her sisters is "kinda Kylie's thing," TMZ notes, pointing out that the 23-year-old hosted a similar tutorial with her sister, Khloé Kardashian, in 2019. This time around, there were fewer shots (Kylie and Kendall stuck to eight each of Jenner's 818 brand tequila), but way more tears, as Kendall gushed about how sweet Kylie was to her in high school, when her acne was bad. Kylie then started crying about how sad it was to see Kendall insecure, prompting Kendall to assure her, "well everything's okay now" — which is maybe one way to describe being one of the highest-paid models on the planet.