No Filter: Welcome To The House Of Janelle Monáe and Lupita Nyong’o

Although the Janelle/Lupita instagram stories have since expired, please note an important request coming through from Kate Leth:

Luckily, somebody took screenshots:

According to Vapid Fluff Editor Stef, who is currently taking an unfathomably sadistic break from her duties, notes of the Janelle Monáe / Lupita situation: “listen i don’t know what’s happening but SOMETHING IS DEFINITELY HAPPENING and we don’t know if they’re dating (does janelle monae ever tell us for sure when she’s dating anyone?!?!) but i honestly can’t figure out how they possibly could NOT be. this is just science, i don’t know how else to explain it.”

So I get that this is a “Game of Thrones” reference, but even without watching the show I can tell you that Janelle Monáe is VERY good at bending her own knee and is ???? probably ??? the mother of dragons?? Everybody on our team seems confident that these are thirst traps and that they are probably making Tessa Thompson feel a way. Also worth noting:

    • Rosie O’Donnell commented on this post to say “bent” GET IT ROSIE
    • Octavia Spencer commented on this post to say “Bend the knee 😂🤣 and YESSSSS”
    • Rosario Dawson commented on this post to say “Uh huh, yeah”
    • Kiersey Clemons commented on this post to say “Yesss j”
    • Selma Blair pulled a me by commenting on this post to say she hasn’t seen Game of Thrones

Everybody is a lesbian in the comments, ladies and gentlepeople. Everybody.

Come for Jess From Queer Eye in a hot white pantsuit, stay for the all caps inspirational speeches from Tan and Bobby in the comments. Again: everybody is a lesbian in the comments.

It appears L’Oreal is literally sponsoring the borderline-romantic friendship between Amber Heard and Corey Raye and okay, I will buy the mascara.

I honest-to-g-d thought this was a photo of me when I first saw it. It’s not though. It’s just King Princess, passionate supporter of women’s athletics, as we all are here.

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Cherry Bomb!!!

Gaby Dunn kindly suggested that somebody adopt this cute dog and… somebody adopted this cute dog. A true influencer in action!

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Jealous of that stool tbh

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Premiere night lewkz! @vida_starz

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I have a question for the room which is… why doesn’t Roberta Colindrez have an instagram? Also ARE YOU SO EXCITED TO BINGE WATCH VIDA TODAY???

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    • Stef, how coincidental is it that as soon as Kehlani finally gave birth after a seemingly eternal pregnancy, you went on a leave of absence?

      It has to signal shenanigans, but I can’t tell if it means you’re the father of Kehlani’s baby or you ARE Kehlani’s baby and stuck in some kind of time loop.

  1. Mixed feelings about Roberta Colindrez not having an Instagram because if she did I’d have to get back on there and break my social media hiatus. But it would be worth it. Swoon.

  2. House of Lunelle? Are they determined to kill us??? Outstanding.

    Also, I just really appreciate that Jess from Queer Eye is celeb enough to be included in Vapid Fluff. That photo of her laughing is so great!

  3. Today I found out who Corey Rae is and that L’Oreal has a model who happens to be trans working for them. Right on! Also, searching for Corey, her site, without even clicking on it said, “Who Is Amber Heard’s Golden Globes’ Date? Meet Transgender Model and Activist Corey Rae.”

  4. I’m actually relieved roberta colindrez has a private instagram. Good for her (and me!)

  5. My heart beateth faster… But I’m afraid Joan Jett is starting to look like Elvira, Queen of the Dark.

  6. The fact that Corey Rae is straight is one of the most disappointing things in the world because she and Amber Heard look SO GORGEOUS together.

    Doutzen Kroes also took a trans model (Valentijn De Hingh) on a date to this Loreal Cannes thing, but they don’t look like they’re completely in love like Amber and Corey do.

  7. The itty bitty dragon drink floaty took a while to uh notice it but it’s really cute and I kinda want one despite not even having a pool.

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