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2018 MTV Video Music Awards - Press Room Source: Evan Agostini

Madonna says people were ‘too quick to judge’ that Aretha speech

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that Madonna’s tribute to Aretha Franklin went down like a lead balloon at the VMAs on Monday night.

But here’s the thing, according to Madonna, it wasn’t a tribute.

You can say that again, Madge.

The 60-year-old singer, who talked at length about herself on stage, took to Instagram last night to respond to the backlash she received after delivering what many believed was meant to be a tribute to the late soul singer, insisting that she had simply been asked to share an Aretha-related anecdote.

To be fair, if that’s the case, it makes a lot more sense.

A post shared by Madonna (@madonna) on

Just to clarify: I was asked to present video of the year by MTV! And then they asked me to share any anecdotes I had in my career connected to Aretha Franklin! I shared a part of my journey and thanked Aretha for inspiring me along the way. I did not intend to do a tribute to her!

Madonna then took aim at anyone who dared think a tribute might be made at the biggest music event to follow the singer’s death last week.

So sue us.

That would be impossible in 2 minutes with all the noise and tinsel of an award show. I could never do her justice in this context or environment. Unfortunately, most people have short attention spans, and are so quick to judge. I love Aretha! R.E.S.P.E.C.T

Alright, grand so.

1st Annual 'Revolve Awards' - Los Angeles Source: SIPA USA/PA Images

Whitney Port confirms she’s on board for The Hills reboot

On Monday night, it was confirmed that The Hills would be making its return to MTV, eight years after it came to a dramatic end. 

Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt, Audrina Patridge, Jason Wahler, Frankie Delgado, Justin Bobby Brescia and Stephanie Pratt all rocked up on the VMA red carpet before a teaser for the show’s reboot – The Hills: New Beginnings – aired during the commercial break.

But what about the likes of Lauren, Whitney and Kristin?


While most people assumed Lauren and Kristin would steer clear, the jury was still out on Whitney.

But last night, the 33-year-old confirmed that she would, indeed, be heading back to the set.

Taking to Instagram, Whitney announced her comeback.

Throw back to my first VMAs look. Good thing I get to go back and make up for my insane looks on #thehills on the NEW HILLS REBOOT!!! Maybe they’ll let me out of the fashion closet this time.


Teen Choice Awards 2018 - Los Angeles Source: SIPA USA/PA Images

Fifth Harmony’s Lauren Jauregui responds to VMA shade

On Monday night, Tiffany Haddish took aim at Fifth Harmony during the VMAs – a night which saw their former member, Camila Cabello, take home two awards.

In a move which quickly became the talk of Twitter, Tiffany said:

So for those of you watching at home: hi, Fifth Harmony!

And by the looks of things, one of the band’s members isn’t having it.

While Lauren didn’t mention any names, it’s fairly coincidental that she chose to post the following sentiments in the wake of Tiffany’s remark.

She wrote:

Waiting for the day when supporting one successful dope woman does not mean insult to other successful dope women. There is energy and space for us all to beautifully coexist and bless the world with our individual truths, stories and talents.

Interestingly, the tweet backfired in some respects, with some social media users accusing Lauren of doing some shading, herself.

And it looked like that was the final straw.

Right, so.


And in the rest of the day’s dirt

  • Robin Thicke is expecting his second child with April Love Geary, six months after the couple welcomed their first child. (dailymail.co.uk)
  • Nadiya Hussain of Great British Bake Off fame has had her BBC documentary axed. (yahoo.com)
  • Love Island’s Savanna Darnell has shaved her head for charity, and documented the experience on her YouTube channel. (heatworld.com)
  • LazyTown actor, Stefan Karl Steffansson, had died at the age of 43 following a battle with cancer. (mirror.co.uk)

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