Scarlett Johansson is facing criticism for her new lead role in ‘Rub & Tug’ for being a cis woman playing a trans man. This comes just one year after her ‘Ghost in the Shell’ controversy, where she played a Japanese woman in a white woman's body with same director Rupert Sanders.
RuPaul has become the first drag queen to be awarded a Hollywood star. Jane Fonda, who RuPaul emulated as a child, made the introduction. “This is absolutely the most important moment in my professional career,” he said in his acceptance speech.
Janelle Monáe has come out as pansexual, or attracted to all gender identities, in an interview with ‘Rolling Stone.’ The singer told ‘The Guardian’ in February that she felt "sexually liberated" following the release of her Make Me Feel music video, considered by some a bisexual anthem.
Kendrick Lamar makes a special appearance as a homeless man in “Power,” which stars and is also executive produced by 50 Cent. Last month Lamar was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ music branch for his work on the Black Panther soundtrack.
Lady Gaga launched her Las Vegas residency at the Park Theater at the new Park MGM resort. The performer will play a total of 27 gigs, in different formats: Lady Gaga Enigma, focusing on her biggest hits, and Lady Gaga Jazz & Piano, featuring stripped-down versions of her songs.
Neil Diamond performed a surprise one-man show of “Sweet Caroline” for firefighters who have been battling Colorado’s Lake Christine Fire. More than 400 firefighters have fought the fire, which started July 3 but was only 45 percent contained as of Saturday, reports Fox.
Stevie Wonder is an American musician and a former child prodigy who became one of the most creative musical figures of the late 20th century. His multi-generational hit songs include "My Cherie Amour," "You Are the Sunshine of My Life," "Superstition," "Living in the City," "Boogie on Reggae Woman," "Sir Duke," "That Girl" and "Part-Time Lover."