Good evening! Catch up on your pop culture news — and enrich your dinner conversation — with our roundup of today’s top stories.
1. Michelle Wolf and #Nerdprom
Our day opened with the controversy surrounding Wolf’s monologue at Saturday night’s White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, and it’s closing with it too. In case you missed it, some attendees felt that the Daily Show comedian’s roast of Sarah Sanders crossed the line — especially a joke that focused on the press secretary’s appearance. Today, the White House Correspondents’ Association’s president, Margaret Talev, sent a statement to members saying that she regretted the way Wolf handled the monologue. Chrissy Teigen weighed in with some choice words for those demanding that Wolf apologize, joining Kathy Griffin, Jimmy Kimmel, and other entertainers voicing support. Then Dennis Miller, of Saturday Night Live fame, promised to roast Wolf herself — but said he needed time to think up his jokes, which, as you can imagine, delighted the internet. But who is Michelle Wolf, exactly? We’ve got a great explainer here >
2. Guess who?
The hashtag #oldheadshotday is trending, and top celebrities such as Jennifer Garner, Will Smith, Matt Damon, and Tiffany Haddish are taking us back to when their careers first started, sharing their first headshots. Can’t believe the mug below? Then you definitely need to see all the photos >
3. ‘Flying while fat and black’
Washington, D.C., native Amber Phillips tells us that American Airlines called the police on her for flying while “fat and black,” after touching arms with her white seat mate during a flight on Thursday. Phillips shared her uncomfortable story with Yahoo Lifestyle, and American Airlines confirmed that it is investigating the incident. Read more >
I’m tired but in the morning, I’ll tell you all how a white woman @AmericanAir flight attendant called the cops on me bc I made the white woman siting next to me uncomfortable bc my arm was touching hers on flight AA5580. The cops were called on me for flying while fat & Black. pic.twitter.com/9vc0PoFbX4
— amber j. phillips (@AmberJPhillips) April 27, 2018
4. Kim Kardashian West and Chicago
Sure, Chicago is a city, but it’s also the name of Kim and Kanye’s third child. Today, Kardashian West revealed to Ellen DeGeneres the secret meaning behind the moniker. Not surprisingly, it has everything to do with Kanye — the Windy City is his hometown. “That is a place that made him, and a place that he remembers his family from,” Kardashian shared. However, Chicago wasn’t the only name the couple seriously considered. We’ve got more on the top runner-up here >
5. Live 10 years longer (or more!)
A Harvard study pinpointing lifestyle habits proven to help us live longer made the rounds today — it’s the first comprehensive analysis of its kind. The trick? Five simple behaviors, including eating a healthy diet, regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, and one more thing you can implement … starting tonight at dinner. Read more >
Thanks for reading! Come back tomorrow morning for your a.m. pop culture roundup.