Twitter Streets: Hot Trends Today- November 27
Eric Omondi, Ezekiel Mutua Engage in Public Spat
Eric Omondi and Ezekiel Mutua were at odds with each other for the better of Thursday morning, following the former’s latest social media stunt. The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) boss slammed Omondi by calling him a “madman” over posting unrated content. “You are showing your face on videos in a way that is not appropriate and you are an adult, then call yourself king of comedy in Africa, then why don’t you respect yourself?,” he tweeted.
The comedian did not take the comment lightly and hit back at Mutua saying, “Stop using my name for these cheap publicity stunts. I have never understood exactly what you do for a living. You have not helped the Entertainment Industry in any way”. Eric Omondi has recently been publishing photos of himself half-naked on social media showing off his “gym body”, and claiming that he was looking for a wife.
Eric Omondi is, without a doubt, one of Africa’s greatest talents and Kenyan’s best. But he needs to respect himself and obey the law. Let him use his talents to promote positive social values. Youths who follow him must not think that good comedy is nudity or vulgarity!
— Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, MBS (@EzekielMutua) November 26, 2020
Eric Omondi responding to KFCB boss Ezekiel Mutua who asked him to respect himself. (Video in thread) pic.twitter.com/l5TKRaR2KA
— Boombuzz Kenya (@BoombuzzKE) November 26, 2020
I don’t think Eric Omondi is going to wear clothes ever again he’s going to walk around like WWE stars
— Droid (@droid254) November 24, 2020
No Corruption Here! Grammys Chief Denies The Weeknd’s Claims
Earlier this week, the Grammys announced nominations for its 2021 music ceremony, with expected nominees such as Megan Thee Stallion, Beyoncé and Drake among others taking center stage online. A couple of snubs also got the internet talking – one of which included The Weeknd, who undoubtedly had the bestselling album of 2020 with “After Hours”. The R&B star expressed his frustrations on Tuesday, terming the nomination process as “corrupt”. “You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…,” he tweeted.
On Thursday, Harvey Mason Jr., the Recording Academy’s chief responded to the claims. “We understand that The Weeknd is disappointed at not being nominated,” he said, while praising his music as “excellent, and his contributions to the music community and broader world are worthy of everyone’s admiration.”
He adds, “To be clear, voting in all categories ended well before The Weeknd’s performance at the Super Bowl was announced, so in no way could it have affected the nomination process. All Grammy nominees are recognized by the voting body for their excellence…and we congratulate them all.”
Collaboratively planning a performance for weeks to not being invited? In my opinion zero nominations = you’re not invited!
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) November 25, 2020
“there are a certain amount of nominations that we can give out. the voting body really determines where those nominations go” —recording academy interim president harvey mason jr. ?https://t.co/LUglj7WmrD
— Genius (@Genius) November 25, 2020
Recording Academy chief Harvey Mason, jr. has responded to The Weeknd’s claims of the Grammys being “corrupt” after being snubbed. Read the full statement here. https://t.co/3CAIzU1Mmt pic.twitter.com/XqDfgi4Ki4
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) November 25, 2020
‘The Prom’ Trailer Released
Netflix has released the official trailer for their upcoming film, “The Prom”. Directed by Ryan Murphy, the comedy musical follows a troupe of hilariously self-obsessed theater stars who swarm into a small conservative Indiana town, in support of a high school girl who wants to take her girlfriend to the prom.
The official synopsis reads: Dee Dee Allen (Meryl Streep) and Barry Glickman (James Corden) are New York City stage stars with a crisis on their hands: their expensive new Broadway show is a major flop that has suddenly flatlined their careers. Meanwhile, in small-town Indiana, high school student Emma Nolan (Jo Ellen Pellman) is experiencing a very different kind of heartbreak: despite the support of the high school principal (Keegan-Michael Key), the head of the PTA (Kerry Washington) has banned her from attending the prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa (Ariana DeBose).
When Dee Dee and Barry decide that Emma’s predicament is the perfect cause to help resurrect their public images, they hit the road with Angie (Nicole Kidman) and Trent (Andrew Rannells), another pair of cynical actors looking for a professional lift. But when their self-absorbed celebrity activism unexpectedly backfires, the foursome find their own lives upended as they rally to give Emma a night where she can truly celebrate who she is.
“The Prom” premieres on the streaming platform December 11th,2020.
Everyone is cordially invited to the celebration of a lifetime.
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) November 26, 2020
— The Prom (@promnetflix) November 26, 2020