UPDATE NOV 18: More odd names added– it’s as if they looked in Celebrity Bulletin and asked, Who’s in town? Mark Cuban, Ansel Elgort, Florida Georgia Line, Erin Foster, Sara Foster, Blake Jenner, Hannah Jeter, Bryce Harper, Jenny McCarthy, Milla Jovovich, Idina Menzel, TJ Miller, Janelle Monae, Olivia Munn, Rachel Platten, Rebecca Romijn, Ryan Seacrest, Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields, Octavia Spencer, Hailee Steinfeld, Chrissy Teigen, and Bella Thorne. (PS Is the current Miss America really named Savvy Shields? Sounds like a porn actress.)
NOV 17: What you have to love about the American Music Awards is that they are just so weird. This year is no exception. They have a bunch of musicians– like Sting and Lady Gaga– who will perform and just be great.
But the presenters– oy vey– how did they come up with this list? For one thing the show is hosted by Jay Pharaoh, who we love from “Saturday Night Live.” But he’s been paired with an entity called Gigi Hadid. She’s a model, somehow connected to the K people and formerly maybe the stepdaughter of music producer David Foster. She also dates Zayn Malik, the anxious ex member of One Direction.
I wish I could read Jay Pharoah’s mind right now. Or hack his phone calls to his agent.
The presenters of the AMAs are a puzzlement, starting with Robert Downey Jr.– okay, he released an album. And Ciara– okay, she’s a singer. But Matt Bomer? Nina Dobrev? Taraji P. Henson? And let me add: Julianne Hough, Karlie Kloss, Heidi Klum, Zoe Saldana, Teyana Taylor (she’s a Rihanna-be) and Steven Yeun, the guy who just got killed off “The Walking Dead.”