Good morning! Catch up on your pop culture news with our roundup of today’s top stories — so far.
1. Kelly Clarkson speaks out about Texas school shooting
Kelly Clarkson choked back tears as she took the stage at the Billboard Music Awards and urged the public to take a “moment of action” rather than a moment of silence in the wake of the fatal school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, last Friday. Though many were inspired by the Texas-born pop star’s emotional message, she’s also facing backlash from some conservative critics. Read more >
2. Royal wedding update
In case you spent the weekend on Pluto, there was a little royal wedding Saturday. Newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (or the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, if you’re fancy) are now back home, while flowers from the ceremony have been gifted to a London hospice. Per royal tradition, Markle’s bridal bouquet has been placed on the grave of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey. Read more >
Following Royal tradition The Duchess of Sussex's wedding bouquet is laid on the grave of the Unknown Warrior in the west nave of Westminster Abbey in London.
Find out more about the traditions of a Royal wedding here > https://t.co/s88dWSfqvC pic.twitter.com/lPgc9mTZtS
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 21, 2018
3. Janet Jackson blows away the Billboard Music Awards
Janet Jackson became the first black woman to receive the Billboard Icon Award at last night’s Billboard Music Awards, where she treated the crowd to a rousing performance and empowering feminist speech. Read more >
— Billboard Music Awards (@BBMAs) May 21, 2018
4. Tia Mowry opens up about post-baby body expectations
Former Sister, Sister star Tia Mowry shared a personal post about not pushing herself to lose weight after giving birth to her second child earlier this month. The actress is being praised for shedding light on the realities of motherhood. Read more >
5. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend introduce their baby
Say hello to Miles Theodore Stephens, the newborn son of Chrissy Teigen and John Legend. The infant’s father also revealed that his name is a tribute to the late jazz icon Miles Davis. Read more >
Thanks for reading! Come back this evening for your p.m. pop culture roundup.