Olivia Rodrigo Talks FULL CIRCLE Moment at Grammys 2022
Olivia Rodrigo isn’t just happy and healthy, she’s one of the biggest musicians in the world.
May marks one year since the singer-songwriter released her debut album SOUR—the kind of tour-de-force record that most artists would be lucky to claim as their magnum opus, let alone their introduction to the world—and to celebrate, she’s set to compete in a whopping 13 categories at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 15.
Olivia is the second-most nominated artist this year, but that should come as no surprise seeing as how she’s been racking up accolades and smashing streaming records on a near-weekly basis ever since she released the career-launching “drivers license” in January 2021.
The track isn’t nominated at the BBMAs, but its fellow SOUR tune “good 4 u” and the Grammy-winning album itself are. SOUR, more specifically, is up for Top Billboard 200 Album—a trophy that it’s certainly deserving of, having spent 50 total weeks in the top 15 of the chart during its run. Oh, and did we mention that SOUR made Olivia the fourth artist in history (and first woman ever) to chart 11 songs in the Hot 100’s top 30 simultaneously?
It’s records like those that show just how much commercial success Olivia’s already achieved at the ripe age of 19, but what makes her all the more special is the fact that she pours herself into her work, writing many of her own lyrics. As Olivia told The Guardian last year, “I’m a teenage girl; I write about stuff that I feel really intensely—and I feel heartbreak and longing really intensely—and I think that’s authentic and natural.”
Her fans certainly agree. Olivia embarked on a nationwide SOUR tour (that naturally sold out after a matter of minutes) in April, and she typically pays tribute to each city by sharing photos and videos of concert attendees—often singing their hearts out; some with tears streaming from their eyes—to her social media. The simple gesture shows there’s a genuine connection between Olivia and her fans, one that she fosters in both big and small ways—from inviting them to attend her own prom to simply interacting with their memes.
And thankfully for them, Olivia doesn’t appear to be going anywhere any time soon. In fact, she just might pull off a successful sweep at the upcoming 2022 Billboard Music Awards.
While we wait to find out, see how Olivia’s making an impact on another industry: fashion. Read on for her best style moments.
Watch Live From E!: 2022 Billboard Music Awards Sunday, May 15 starting at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT, only on E!
Trailer for She-Hulk: Attorney at Law Shows Tatiana Maslany Turning to a Special Avenger for Help
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The newbie superhero attempts to navigate the worlds of family, career and, yes, dating in her 30s in the new trailer for Disney+’s She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.
Emmy winner Tatiana Maslany stars as She-Hulk (a.k.a. Jennifer Walters) in the series,”a single, 30-something attorney who also happens to be a green 6-foot-7-inch superpowered hulk,” according to the streamer.
“I’m Jennifer Walters,” Maslany says in the trailer. “I’m a lawyer. I have great friends. A demanding job. And a frustrating family.”
That family, of course, comes in the form of cousin Bruce Banner (a.k.a. The Incredible Hulk/Smart Hulk), played by Mark Ruffalo. “Being a superhero is a trial by fire,” he says in the trailer. “Who’s going to protect the world, if not people like you?”
You won’t like this family when they’re angry!
After she is made the face of the Superhuman Law Division by her boss, Bruce works with Jennifer to bridge the gap between Jennifer and She-Hulk. “The transformations are triggered by anger and fear,” Bruce tells her.
“Those are like the baseline of any woman just existing,” Jennifer tells him.
Jennifer does her best to ease into the She-Hulk persona—just don’t put a label on her.
“I’m not a superhero,” she says. “That is for billionaires and narcissists. And adult orphans, for some reason.”
While being a giant, green lawyer doesn’t exactly allow her to blend in, she does to get lift up men by barely lifting a finger. Sounds like a decent trade-off.
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Megan Fox Reacts to Machine Gun Kelly’s “Vulnerable” Moment at Billboard Music Awards 2022
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Megan Fox is showing her twin flame support.
“Baby- so proud of you for giving such a vulnerable and emotional performance,” Megan wrote in a May 17 Instagram post. “You are magic.”
During the May 15 event, MGK performed his track “twin flame” on the BBMAs stage. Before beginning the song, MGK noted, “I wrote this song for my wife.” And halfway through his performance, the “Emo Girl” singer added, “And this is for our unborn child.”
In another tweet, MGK shared that the song was written in two parts, seemingly referencing the two dedications he provided during the performance.
“i recorded twin flame 2 years ago today, the second half came a year later,” he shared. “beautifully serendipitous getting to sing it for you tonight.”
The exact meaning of MGK’s onstage dedication has not been confirmed. What is certain is that Megan and MGK are in full wedding-planning mode.
While walking the red carpet at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards, Machine Gun Kelly exclusively told E! News their nuptials are going to be “completely out of the box.”
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They also plan to keep celebrating Megan’s 36th birthday.
“Well, it’s my fiancée’s birthday at midnight,” MGK shared with E! News on the 2022 BBMAs red carpet. “So we’re celebrating her wonderful life being here on planet earth.”
In her May 17 Instagram post, Megan—who previously hosted the Travel Channel’s Legends of the Lost —reminded the world that despite her glam Hollywood image, she’s a nature girl at heart. “Vegas it’s been nice but you are my version of the innermost ring of hell,” she wrote. “Off to the wilderness for my birthday.”
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Matt James Says Marriage Is His Relationship “Endgame” With Girlfriend Rachael Kirkconnell
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Chatting with E! News’ Daily Pop on May 17 about his new memoir, First Impressions: Off Screen Conversations With a Bachelor on Race, Family, and Forgiveness, the former Bachelor shared that his relationship with Kirkconnell has always been headed towards marriage.
“I think marriage is always the endgame at my stage of the game,” he told hosts Justin Sylvester, Bobby Berk and Loni Love. “I’m not in the business of wasting anybody’s time, and I think the good thing about our relationship is we go at our own pace. And you’ve seen with other couples—they force the engagement and they’re not together anymore. So, I think what we got is a working recipe and we’re gonna get there.”
The two met on James’ season 25 of The Bachelor in 2020, in which he made history as the series’ first Black lead. But he was unaware of the importance of his casting for quite some time.
“Listen, I was fully consumed in quarantine. That wasn’t really my focus,” he said. “I thought I was going on The Bachelorette. And when I first got that call, I thought that Tyler [Cameron] and someone in the house was messing with me.”
He continued, “When they offered it to me, I’m like, ‘Oh, bet,’ like, ‘Who’s messing with me?’ And then, you know, as the process furthered, I’m like, ‘Oh, wow, okay. This is monumental.'”
James’ experience on the ABC dating series is the main inspiration behind his debut book.
“There was a lot of things that I talked about that I shared on the show that never made it to everybody else’s television boxes,” he shared, “and I’m hoping that they can resonate with my story a little bit more once they’ve seen and felt everything I’ve gone through.”
He shared that he always “talked about real s–t with the people on the show” to give them insight into what life with him post-show would be like, only some of those moments didn’t make the final cut.
“When a lot of that didn’t come across, it just lacked depth,” he shared. “I feel like we could have capitalized on being the first Black Bachelor and having important conversations.”
“Listen, Rachel Lindsay is a force,” James said. “I don’t think I could ever step into that light and take on everything that she’s taken on, but I have had conversations with her in terms of, you know, the things that I—she prefaced her experience with mine and said, ‘Watch out for X, Y and Z,’ and without that context, I think that the show could have played out completely different.”
Check out the full interview in the clip above.
First Impressions: Off Screen Conversations With a Bachelor on Race, Family, and Forgiveness, is available now where books are sold.
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