The 2016 GQ Men of the Year Awards were held on Tuesday night in London and some of Hollywood’s most dapper men and women were in attendance.
Some of the big winners of the night included Star Wars’ John Boyega, nabbing the trophy for Vertu Breakthrough Actor, Calvin Harris, who picked up the award for Solo Artist of the Year Award and model Bella Hadid, who garnered a win for Model of the Year.
But the biggest moment of the night was the honoring of legendary producer and songwriter Nile Rodgers, who took home the award for Icon of the Year. “I know you’re not supposed to cry at stuff like this,” an emotional Rodgers said.
After explaining that the late “David Bowie changed my life,” the producer went on to detail his first time in London. “When I first came to London, I got robbed. They stole my passport so I had to stay in London over the weekend until the Embassy opened so I could get a new passport.”
He continued, “My girlfriend at the time took me out to see a band called Roxy Music … I’ve never seen rock ‘n’ roll people dressed up in couture clothing … I founded my band Chic.”
He added, “Back in the day when we would hit the stage, everybody would say they were GQ’d out … Now, to get a GQ icon award is amazing to me.”
TimesUp! Tracee Ellis Ross Wants More Money For ‘Blackish’
Tracee Ellis Ross is reportedly the latest star tackling gender wage gap in Hollywood head on.
As the #MeTooMovement continues to stay relevant around the world and the TimesUp campaign continues to grow, women are starting to speak out about making less money than their male co-stars.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ross makes significantly less money than her black-ish co-star, Anthony Anderson, and now is fighting for equal pay. Per the report, “Ellis Ross feels that if she isn’t brought up to Anderson’s level, she may opt to appear in fewer episodes to make up the disparity by guesting on another show.”
A source at ABC also suggested that a “new deal will significantly increase her compensation and cautioned that Anderson and Ellis Ross’ roles aren’t equal given that he has been attached to Black-ish from the start and is an executive producer.”
SIDE NOTE: That was also the argument when E! News host, Catt Sadler stepped down due to making less than Jason Kennedy. At the time, the network claimed Jason had other duties, which also included his contributions to the Today show.
Ross has yet to comment on the report, but if she does take a step back, this means the show will be more male dominated; after all, Zoe, played by Yara Shahidi, is now in college and has her own spinoff show, Grownish.
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