Good evening! Catch up on your pop culture news with our roundup of today’s top stories.
1. Kanye threatened over his love for President Trump
West’s entourage is more about safety than social life these days, after rapper Daz Dillinger — who also happens to be Snoop Dogg’s cousin — called for the Crips to “f*** Kanye up” over his declaration of support for President Trump. A spokesman tells Yahoo Entertainment that the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department is looking into the threat. Meanwhile, West doubled down on his support for Trump, releasing a video of himself discussing his political stance with rapper T.I. He also offered a new, controversial view on slavery, stating that it was “a choice,” and revealed he had become hooked on opioids following liposuction. Read more >>
2. Tony nominations winners
Mean Girls used to conjure words like “fetch” and “grool,” but now it will also bring to mind a phrase, “Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical,” after it racked up 12 nods, a tie for the most this year, when nominations were announced this morning. Another winner? Bruce Springsteen, who will be recognized with a special honor for his hit production, “Springsteen on Broadway.” For anyone keeping score, that means “The Boss” is now just an Emmy short of the coveted EGOT. Read more >>
3. Ashley Graham’s bold move
The model stunned, as usual, in a photo shoot for her new swimwear line with size-inclusive retailer Swimsuits for All. She also appears completely unedited and unretouched in the photos that were snapped by the paparazzi as part of a campaign called “Power of Paparazzi.” Read more >>
4. Kylie Jenner’s nickname for Travis Scott
Well, the Kardashian family has done it again, driving the conversation about what is and isn’t OK. This time, it’s Kylie Jenner’s repeated references to Stormi’s father as her “baby daddy.” Turns out, the history of the phrase is complicated. And the term means different things to different people. Read more >>
5. Golden State Killer docuseries in the works
Good news for fans of Michelle McNamara’s I’ll Be Alone in the Dark because HBO is planning a documentary on the tome. Liz Garbus, who helmed the critically acclaimed documentaries What Happened, Miss Simone? and Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper, will direct. Comedian Patton Oswalt, who helped finish McNamara’s book when she died in 2016, is in support of the project. Read more >>
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) May 1, 2018
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