What’s the Buzz: Grammys, Kate Upton, Kristen Stewart
Big Grammy Gains
The Grammys came just in time to fill the void the absence of football tends to leave on the Sundays. Adele picked up an award for “Set Fire to the Rain” for best pop solo performance, fun. received the best new artist award and Mumford & Sons won the album of the year award for “Babel.” This year’s show, however, was heavy on little moments and not the actual awards. Taylor Swift kicked off the show by performing “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and blatantly mocking her latest ex, Harry Styles of One Direction, by speaking in a British accent when performing the spoken bridge of the song. Rihanna and Chris Brown were by each other’s side all night, including getting high at an after party and leaving together close to 4 a.m. Justin Timberlake returned to the stage to perform his new single “Suit & Tie” featuring Jay-Z, which further proved why he is the only member of ‘N Sync to have a successful solo career.
Kate Conquers Cold
Kate Upton has landed her second Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover in a row making her the first and only other model to do so since Tyra Banks was featured back to back. As if that wasn’t already the pinnacle of this shoot (or her career), the 20-year-old’s swimsuit shoot was the first ever to take place in Antarctica, which took nearly three years of planning to execute due to costs and circumstances. The cover features a topless Kate covered up by nothing but an open parka. You will never be able to tell that she was faced with sub-zero wind chills. Also featured in the issue is Michelle Jenneke, the hurdler from Australia who became an Internet sensation when videos of her pre-race dance routine went viral.
Kristen Just Like Everybody Else
Kristen Stewart is no longer an unemployed actress. The 22-year-old star has signed on to Steven Shainberg’s “The Big Shoe” alongside Elizabeth Banks and Jim Sturgess for her first movie post-Twilight and her cheating scandal. Since the scandal, Stewart has dropped out of another film and was also headed toward working with Ben Affleck until he pulled out of the project. Meanwhile, Emma Watson gave her two-cents to Vanity Fair Italia concerning Stewart’s cheating scandal and the public backlash she received. As a child star herself, Watson explains, “those who criticized her are the same people that think that being rich and famous is like being covered in some kind of magic powder that makes life perfect…Kristen is human, just like everybody else.”