We’ve got celebrity winners, losers
From Cardi B and Sarah Jessica Parker to Megyn Kelly and Tom Wopat, keep up with the entertainment news of the week.
The rapper finally nabbed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, and she did it all on her own. Earning the top spot is an achievement for any artist, but it’s an even bigger deal for Cardi B’s Bodak Yellow .In Billboard’s 59-year history, only two female rappers have been able to top the chart without the accompaniment of another artist. The only other rapper to do so was Lauryn Hill with Doo-Wop (That Thing)s in 1998.
SARAH JESSICA PARKER
Cue the Sex and the City opening music. You can now go shoe shopping with Sarah Jessica Parker. Parker has partnered up with Airbnb to create a pretty awesome New York excursion. During the two-hour tour, you stop in the Bloomingdales flagship, get a pair of shoes from SJP’s collection, talk over some froyo then head to the New York City Ballet. The experience is limited and costs $400, with the money going to the ballet. But it’s nice to see celebs connecting with fans.
The former Fox News host had a rough debut week on her new NBC daytime show. Will & Grace star Debra Messing said on social media she regretted appearing: “Regret going on. Dismayed by her comments.” Kelly received backlash online after bringing a Will & Grace fan on during a Monday segment with the sitcom’s cast and asking him if he was inspired to become gay and a lawyer because of Eric McCormack’s character, a gay attorney. She told him she thought “the Will & Grace thing and the gay thing is going to work out.” On Wednesday, Kelly hosted Jane Fonda to talk about new movie Our Souls at Night. “I read that you said you felt — you’re not proud to admit you’ve had work done,” Kelly told Fonda. “Why not?” Fonda’s icy stare quickly became a meme online.
The Dukes of Hazzard star, accused of groping a female cast member of a musical, now faces charges he indecently assaulted a 16-year-old girl. Court records made public this week show Wopat is charged with assaulting the girl and a woman in July while rehearsing for the musical 42nd Street near Boston. A police report says Wopat allegedly hit the girl’s buttocks with his script, saying “nice butt.”