September brought a healthy mix of happy moments, shocking headlines, and sad news. This month, we roundup the biggest headlines in entertainment, and it’s a doozy…
Mac Miller Death
Early this month, rapper Mac Miller was found dead in his California home due to an apparent drug overdose. After news broke of the 26-year-old rapper’s death, celebrities bean posting their condolences and sharing their final memories with Miller on Twitter and Instagram. Most notable, however, was Miller’s former girlfriend of 2 years, singer Ariana Grande. Grande originally only posted a single image of Miller with no caption, but later shared a video she took of him while the two were together. The caption read, “I adored you from the day I met you when I was nineteen and I always will. I can’t believe you aren’t here anymore. I really can’t wrap my head around it.” The “No Tears Left to Cry” singer continued, “We talked about this. So many times. I’m so mad, I’m so sad I don’t know what to do. You were my dearest friend. for so long. above anything else. I’m so sorry i couldn’t fix or take away your pain. I really wanted to. The kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved. I hope you’re okay now. rest.” Best wishes to Miller’s loved ones.
This month, chairman and CEO of CBS, Les Moonves, was removed from the cable network after multiple sexual misconduct allegations came forward regarding the TV mogul. Moonves also happens to be the husband of Julie Chen, the host of CBS’ Big Brother and The Talk. Chen announced earlier this month she will step away from the table at The Talk in order to spend more time with her husband and their son. Chen will, however, remain on as host of Big Brother, a source tells PEOPLE. Chen continues to stand by her husband amid the allegations, signing off on Big Brother as “Julie Chen Moonves,” a name she has never used previously during her tenure hosting the show. Only time will tell if Chen will continue to remain a part of the CBS family.
Primetime Emmys 2018
In some lighter news, the 2018 Emmy Awards descended upon Tinsel Town, and we rounded up everything you need to know from the broadcast. The show was hosted by Saturday Night Live “Weekend Update” hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che. Some of the night’s winners were expected, while others were a surprise. Taking home top honor of the night, Best Drama Series, was HBO’s Game of Thrones. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel took home five awards, including acting awards for its stars Rachel Brosnahan and Alex Borstein. Other winners include the Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, RuPaul’s Drag Race, and Darren Criss took home his first Emmy for his portrayal of Andrew Cunanan in Ryan Murphy’s depiction of American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace. Congrats to the winners and nominees!
Cosby Goes To Jail
This month, after multiple allegations of sexual assault and misconduct came forward regarding comedian and actor Bill Cosby, he was sentenced to 3-to-10 years in prison regarding the sexual assault of Andrea Constand. Cosby will serve his sentence in Philadelphia’s prison SCI Phoenix, where he will have access to both email and television. Cosby’s attorney said the sentence was,”The most racist and sexist trial in the history of the United States.” Upon sentencing Cosby, Judge Steven O’Neill told the courtroom, “It is time for justice. Mr. Cosby, this has all circled back to you. The time has come.” Cosby will also be required to pay a $25,000 fine in addition to serving jail time.